South Farms

After years and years moving from city to city, I realize, you can take girl out of the country but you can't take the country out of the girl. So when I heard about Ben Paletsky opening South Farms venue for weddings in Morris (a stone's throw from where we grew up) I had to go see it for myself. The farm has been hosting extremely popular (and I hear entertaining) farmers markets for a while now, but this is it's first season as an event venue.

It is still under construction but it is not hard to see the vision. If you can't see it yet, I will help you out, I am styling a wedding shoot at the farm in March so you can see how amazing this place is for the Connecticut bride. We will be collaborating with the best Connecticut vendors for this shoot that is inspired by New England style.

Ben Paletsky is the owner, farmer and man with the plan. It's sort of the "field of dreams" of wedding venues. You would think there would be a lot of historic barn venues in Connecticut that value local and environmentally responsible practices, but there just aren't. Until now. . . 

Ben Paletsky-owner in one of many small gathering rooms called the "Bull room" the doors still open up as they used to back when the farm used to raise bulls. 

Ben Paletsky-owner in one of many small gathering rooms called the "Bull room" the doors still open up as they used to back when the farm used to raise bulls. 

The views are endless. Every sunset deserves it's own toast!

The views are endless. Every sunset deserves it's own toast!

The Bull Room

The Bull Room

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This is the OLD barn where the hay used to be stored. . . not part of the venue yet. A true piece of Connecticut's history being restored lovingly piece by piece. 

This is the OLD barn where the hay used to be stored. . . not part of the venue yet. A true piece of Connecticut's history being restored lovingly piece by piece. 

The main venue is under construction so I'm going to wait to post BEFORE and AFTERS. 

So let's get down to details. 

  • Hosts 300 guests and 600 guests with added tent.
  • Loads of onsite parking that your guests will be able to walk in heels to your wedding in.
  • Heat and AC all the amenities you will need. 
  • Preferred vendors to keep life simple (you are renting just the venue, let their planner help with the rest)
  • All the the charm that is authentically Connecticut. I do believe this is a little corner of heaven. 

Winner Winner

It was a really stormy day for the annual KC 101 bridal show, but Connecticut brides know how to drive in the snow! 

Though we weren't able to bring the entire bridal show setup because it was, well. . . blizzard like, we brought the important stuff, THE WORK.

 

I got to meet a lot of very awesome girls.

HERE IS THE GIVEAWAY RESULTS!

All of the KC101 Brides who signed up for our mailing list won a Bridal Book when they choose Stella Blue Photography to be part of their wedding day. This is my way of saying thank you for coming out in the storm, sharing with me the wedding plans you've been dreaming up and introducing me to your family and friends. 

 

$100 Gift Certificate to South Mountain Letterpress goes to 

Stefanie D.

 

Stella Blue Photography BRIDAL PORTRAIT SESSION

Allison H.

Hope you had as much fun as I did meeting local talent and spending time with friends and family. 

 

 

KC 101 Bridal Show

This Saturday, January 24th from 11:00-4:00 you can find Stella Blue Photography at the KC 101 Bridal Show at the Oakdale Theater.

We will of course have some exciting specials and giveaways only available to show attendees. 

We will be giving away 

1. A CUSTOM BRIDAL BOOK valued at $250. for one lucky bride who books Stella Blue Photography. 

2. $100. gift card to South Mountain Letterpress. You can see their amazing work on my business card. This is a husband and wife team who value vintage typography, quality materials and design. How about some Letterpress Save-the-Dates?

3. A BRIDAL PORTRAIT SESSION! Let's make some beautiful portraits of you in your dress before or after your wedding in a private two hour photo shoot. Who has time on their wedding day to take photographs in all the locations they dreamed about? A field, a beach, a mansion, a horse farm, any place you can imagine, we can take your bridal portraits. This is the perfect way to  make the most of your hair and makeup trial and have a great time doing it. Did I mention you will receive all the files and a photographers selection of 3 8X10 prints?

Good luck girls!

Hope to see you all there.

Here's the link! http://jenksproductions.com/kc101bridalshow.html