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“Bling” on the big day is not just reserved for the ring and we at Saltwater Farm can’t help but notice all the beautiful footwear that walks down the aisle. Although hidden beneath the show-stopping gown, a bride’s choice of footwear can be an even more personal representation of her style and sensibility. Check out some of our favorite “blinged-out”, neutral tone shoes and the beautiful SFV brides that wore them for some #SFVWedding inspiration.

Gold Jimmy Choo Pumps

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couple: Sherin & Rasta, traditional Iranian ceremony || photo credit: Julia Jane Studios

Custom-made Sky-high Platform Pumps

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Notice the change to cowgirl boots…

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couple: Lauren & Tim, country-chic Fall wedding  || photo credit: Jen Bach Photography

Betsy Johnson Ballet Flats

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couple: Amanda & Matt, low-key elegance || photo credit: Anna Sawin Photography

Steven Glittery Wedge Sandals

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couple: Melissa & Jeff, effortless, bohemian  glam  || photo credit: runaway bride nantucket

Cheers to serious shoe game!


Want to see more? View past SFV Real Wedding posts here and check back for more #SFVWedding inspiration.



It was a gorgeous early summer afternoon that Dorothy and James celebrated their marriage at Saltwater Farm Vineyard.


The couple had previously been wed at an intimate ceremony last December in Charlestown, MA at the same altar where Dorothy’s grandparents were married.


Keeping family in mind for their Connecticut celebration, the couple rented not one but two homes on the beach in Groton Long Point, CT (a short drive from Saltwater Farm) so that parents, siblings, aunts and uncles, and of course the kiddos, could enjoy each others company- and the ocean- for the entirety of their stay.




The decor and attire were the prefect balance of  preppy meets fun-loving (digging the shades).



And the entertainment provided by Power Posse got even the youngest of guests out on the dance floor.


So happy that we got to be a part of Dorothy and James’ special day surrounded by their friends and family. Simply beautiful.




photo credit: Julia Jane Studios



Capizzano Olive Oils & Vinegars


What a treat it was when owners Suzanne and Stephen of Capizzano Olive Oils & Vinegars reached out to Saltwater Farm Vineyard with an interesting proposition: pairing their premium infused olive oils and vinegars with our wine. Now we’ve all heard of pairing chocolate, oysters or steak with wine, but just the oil and vinegar…this was a happy first for me.

The first time I tried their oil Suzanne brought us two of her stand outs: Baklouti Green Chile Pepper fused olive oil and White Truffle oil. After a little experimenting we agreed that the spiciness of the green chile oil was best complimented by our zesty 2014 Sauvignon Blanc and the decadent white truffle oil was best paired with a richer red wine like our 2012 Cabernet Franc / Merlot blend.


The second occasion was at their place in downtown Pawcatuck. Well worth the short drive from Saltwater Farm, their shop is arrayed with dozens of stainless steel vats filled with oil and vinegar for sampling, reminiscent of our stainless steel tanks used to age our white wines.



In addition to their full size offerings, they do mini bottles with personalized labels perfect for a shower or wedding favor.


Equally impressive as their olive oils and vinegars is their knowledge and enthusiasm. Suzanne’s background as a rehabilitation therapist coupled with Stephen’s Italian heritage and formal education in all things EVOO & V have lead them to focus on the “Mediterranean Lifestyle” of healthy and happy living. Stephen’s suggestion: mixing blood orange infused oil with a dark chocolate balsamic vinegar, perfect when poured over sponge cake for dessert.


Check them out for yourself; their store front at 5 Coggswell Street in downtown Pawcatuck (next to Bess Eaton) is open every day except Wednesday. If you’re really lucky you may even snag one of the last remaining tickets for their “Wine & Olive Oil Tasting” featuring Saltwater Farm Vineyard wine being held Tuesday, July 14, 2015, 6:30pm to 8:00pm ($15, advanced ticketing required – this event will sell out). And as an extra special treat, past Saltwater Farm Vineyard bride and writer of Smashed Garlic food blog, Kristen, will be on hand for the event to share her insights.

Cheers to Suzanne and Stephan,