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Real Wedding: Helen & Bryan

Real Wedding: Helen & Bryan

Old Lyme, Connecticut


Lauren Sozmen of Loli Events has collaborated with Dempsey & Carroll’s Austin Ackles for several celebrations and this time the wedding invitations would be just as spectacular as those before.


The ceremony was held at Old Lyme’s stately First Congregational Church after which festivities carried on into the night in and around a vast, glowing, flag-crowned tent. Guests would wander the grounds and skirt the water’s edges in proximity of where the fabled Connecticut River empties into the Long Island Sound.




To set the tone, our airy Empire invitation, engraved in elegant Baron Gray ink with edges painted in emerald green on perfectly heavy cotton stock. An undeniably classic combination though with a spunky contemporary script font and vibrant painted edges, these invitations would be miles from staid.


It may be the rigors of Soul Cycle during the week but, come the weekend, Helen and Bryan’s preference is to bicycle on scenic country roads. We created a new motif with two bikes that was used on the envelope of the save the date. Later, Lauren brilliantly adapted the motif for charming wooden swizzle sticks and amusing cocktail napkins.



Congratulations, wonderful couple, Helen and Bryan!



Lauren Sozmen, Loli Events

Photography by Shannen Natasha Weddings


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