Lisa and Brett in Sherman, CT

The adjoining peaked tents where the cocktail hour and reception were held didn't need many enhancements either. Garlands of green and white roses were wrapped around the poles, and low centerpieces of hydrangeas, cymbidium orchids and roses adorned the tables. The tents were aglow with candles on the tables, bandstand and food stations; spotlights on the trees and floating votives on the nearby lake also added to the ambience. With the help of Jennifer Reilly, an event coordinator with Marcia Selden Catering in Stamford, CT, Lisa and Brett chose an approach to the menu that complemented the lively atmosphere. Guests dined on sushi, Peking-duck wraps and lamb, all served at stations. "We wanted to keep the reception casual, so we didn't assign seats," says the bride.


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