One of my most favorite parts about living in Canterbury is the small town feel we have here. Josey found me on google and I was honored to come be a part of their special intimate backyard wedding. We had the best time walking their property along the creek after they said their I do’s. I think it was one of the least pressure wedding days I’ve ever had. I am starting to love intimate weddings. I should do more of them because just seeing these two so in love and not a care in the world about having the big wedding was so beautiful and inspiring. If I get married again its officially in my head I don’t want a big wedding I want something small and simple. All you need is LOVE and each other. Coz was the most gently man and you could see how much he cared for Josey. He was shaking with excitement to put that ring on her figure that he had a hard time getting it on. I can’t wait to get the call when they start having little ones… (Hint Hint I’m ready when you are to start having little ones!! LOL) I love babies just as much as weddings. Congratulations to this wonderful couple and here’s to many many happy years of marriage.
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Niki and Jason tied the knot at the very delicious David Burke Prime restaurant this winter and oh my gosh was it beautiful and simple but perfect. Their day began with getting ready up in the fox tower surrounded by loved ones. Lots of smiles and excitement for the evening ahead. Niki's room overlooked the reservation and you could see the mountains for miles. The perfectly clear blue sky and the light pouring into her room was simply beautiful. The simple elegant dress from the world famous Kleinfeld hung from hanger simply waiting for her special day. While her mom and future mother in law and even grannie helped her into her gown her sister put on the finishing touches. The moment Niki's brother walked into the room to see his beautiful sister in her gown was so touching. I probably could have cried myself because the smile on his face was priceless and then seeing Niki's face omg I kinda lost it inside a little. It brought me back to my wedding day when I saw my brother. Jason was so excited to see his beautiful bride to be that he cheated a little during their first look. Haha I loved how he turned his head way before the rest of his body just to catch a glimpse of his bride. After sharing an intimate moment together it was off to the restaurant to say their "I Do's". We walked through the casino with a few fun stops oolong the way. The ceremony was super emotional but still had lots of laughing. Onto the sisters speech well that just had a lot more tears and the night got even better with....
IT'S A GIRL!!!!!
Yup you read that right! Niki and Jason surprised their family at the wedding with a gender reveal cake and both moms screamed and jumped with excitement of the news tat they are having a grand daughter.
Thank you to David Burke Prime for letting us climb into the wine cellar and take some gorgeous night portraits for the couple because well they turned out amazing.
Katelyn and Anthony where do I even start with this adorable couple. Anthony's parents where so kind to host the intimate family wedding at their cottage home in Canterbury right before Christmas. We couldn't have asked for a better day after having freezing tempetkres the week prior filled with a bunch of snow their day ended up being absolutely gorgeous outside. This made for some beautiful outdoor wedding portraits. I just love when my couples will brave the weather and trust me when I have these crazy ideas of tracking through the snow on their wedding day. I mean the snow went so well with their winter wonderland theme. The intimate ceremony started with a special phone call between the bride and her grannie who couldn't be there and then down the stairs to her awaiting groom. Anthony's face lit up when he say his bride for the first time. The ceremony was no surprise filled with plenty of laughter and some tears. You can feel the love in the room just by looking around. I think my favorite part was the dog... Yes the dog even had her own flower girl dress for the wedding. She truly stole the show haha. It was a pleasure to be a part of such a special day and I was honored to meet this incredibly loving family who happen to live right down the street from me.
When I first talked to Gina on the phone and heard the news about her secret plan to surprise her husband with a vow renewal I got so excited. One of the most romantic gestures ever. The best part is he had no clue and I mean the venue was the perfect cover. Who would think of having a vow renewal at high end bowling alley? Well Gina did and I think it was such a fun idea. The evening was filled with their closest friends and a lot of laughing and smiles. Thank you Gina and Roland for allowing me to share this special night with you. Heres to many many more happy years of marriage to you both!
Where to even begin with Nicole and Dylan's gorgeous rustic wedding at the Mohegan Sun Golf Club last month. I was so excited when I showed up at Nicole's villa and meet all her amazing bridesmaids. Such a fun group of ladies. Nicole's Made of Honor did her makeup and I must say did a fabulous job at it too. I was in heaven and knew from the minute I walked in that the details for the rest of the day would not disappoint. Nicole left nothing out. She even got this beautiful custom hanger made for her wedding dress. It was truly like nothing I've ever seen before. Dylan is in the navy and I thought it was such a sweet touch that she added special charms to her garter. Of course Dylan had his own fun socks for the big day. I know Nicole was really planning for an outdoor ceremony but didn't let mother nature get her down. She was glowing with beauty in her Maggie Soterro gown and excitement to become Mrs. Berry. Kristin did a fabulous job officiating the ceremony. I really like when my couples have a family member officiate their wedding. It truly adds something unique to their wedding.
Nicole and her family made all the centerpieces and so many special details for the reception. They really put so much thought into everything. Nicole loves horse back riding and I thought it was so unique they even had a huge wagon wheel holding the place cards with mini close pins. That was by far my favorite detail. Oh and their cake was to dye for. I have to say its probably one of my most favorite cakes I've seen to date any any wedding. Chocolate Rose Bake Shop really out did herself with this one.
Nicole and Dylan's Bridal party was so much fun. The guys even played a little golf and showed off some tricks for Elana my second shooter while I was taking photos of the ladies. I probably could have photographed them and their beautiful bouquets all day long if we didn't have a reception to get to. McKennas Flower Shop did a beautiful job with the florals.
Once we had our fun out on the golf course it was time to enjoy the party with Ali from Karisma Events. She had the party going all night long. I hope to work with her again in the future. I mean she even had the our favorite guy we liked to call no pants man up dancing all night long. This sweet man was so funny because when he arrive at the wedding to change into his suit he realized well he forgot his dress pants. So he wore the top half of his suit and the bottom half was his shorts. It was hysterical but made for a funny memory. I would say Nicole and Dylan's wedding was a success and everyone had an absolute blast dancing the night away...
Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your special day and making memories for a lifetime.
Venue & Catering: Mohegan Sun Golf Club
Dj: Ali from Karisma Events
Florist: McKennas Flower Shop
Cake: Chocolate Rose Bakeshop
Hair: Waves Hair Salon
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When I got the distress call from Tracy 2 days before her daughters wedding at The Nathan Lester house I just new I had to jump in and help a fellow photographer out. Everyone deserves beautiful wedding day photos. I mean heck I literally could have walked to the venue. I love being around the corner from such beautiful historic venues in Ledyard. When I arrived right before the ceremony all I could see is the loving family members running around setting up the perfect simple decorations. It was simply stunning and so special. One of the most emotional intimate weddings I've had the pleasure of witnessing. I loved that Sara and her dad stopped at the back of the isle to say a little prayer before Jose turned to see his beautiful bride walking down the isle. His reaction was priceless and so sweet. He literally burst into tears. Tracy had only 3 weeks to pull this special day off, but I have to say she nailed it and I know Sara and Jose loved it. Thank you Tracy, Sara and Jose for allowing me to be a part of one of the most special days of your lives.
Have you ever wondered how long it takes to find the love of your life? Well Lynn & Steve found each other in a bar one night on a whim. If you sit with these two and their family for 5 minutes you will see how perfect they are for one another. I felt the love in that living room during their intimate ceremony at their house. I was so excited to learn that Lynn is a bee keeper and how they incorporated a honey tasting during the ceremony. I've never seen that done before and it was so great. The officiant was so wonderful and had such an elegant delivery during the ceremony. I think my favorite part was the maid of honor was a granddaughter of the couple. She was so adorable and did such a wonderful job holding those rings and keeping them safe for when the time came to give them to the bride and groom. I am so happy with the way this wedding turned out and hope to do more intimate weddings in the future. Thank you again Lynn & Steve for allowing me to share in such a beautiful and intimate ceremony to start the rest of your lives together. I know you both have a bright future ahead especially now that you will share it with your true love.