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Preston Ridge Tented Wedding | Christina + Nathan

Preston Ridge has the most gorgeous grounds for a wedding. The ceremony overlooks the most beautiful part of their property and my favorite section of the vineyard. Sunsets here are out of this world filled with beautiful light that makes anyone fall in love. Christina and Nathan said their I do’s right as the sun was setting and boy did we have a gorgeous one that day. They chose to do a first look which all my couples know how much I truly love doing first looks. It really gives you as a couple the time to just relax and take in the moments before all the hustle and bustle of the day begins. Once the ceremony happens the day flies by in a blink of an eye and before you know it your off on your honey moon. This beautiful DIY rustic wedding finished the night under the big white tent filled with lots of love and laughter. Dancing and a little cake smashing into each others face was the highlight of the night. Before we left I snuck this adorable couple out for some end of the night portraits with the venues famous tree on the property. I just love all the twinkle lights and how they are meticulously layered up and down the whole tree. I can’t wait to share more wedding with you soon so come back and check in often!

Vendors

Photography: J.Parsons Photography

Venue: Preston Ridge Vineyard

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Mansion at Bald Hill Wedding | Brittany + Drew

I still remember the day Brittany reached out to me about her wedding at The Mansion at bald hill. She had me at hello we are planning to have our beloved dogs in our ceremony and are you okay with dogs… I eekkked in excitement and could not wait to celebrate their wedding day with them. I can’t believe these two loves birds planned their wedding in only a short few months. 3 to be exact. I mean who thinks they will call their venue of choice only to hear theres been a cancelation and we have a date open 3 months away. I swear sometimes the short planned weddings are always the most beautiful and fun. My favorite part of this gorgeous wedding was the flowers. Brittany used wood flowers for everything and they are STUNNING… I do believe her engagement ring was the start to my new love affair with colored stones instead of diamonds. Who needs a diamond now a days just get me a beautiful designed ring with a beautiful colored rock made in Rose Gold and you have my heart! I can go on and on about how much I loved this wedding and how gorgeous it was but instead I will let the photos tell the story of these two love birds. You can see if written all over everyones face how perfect these two are for each other. I have to say The Mansion at Bald Hill is still one of my most favorite venues in the North East “Quiet Corner” of Connecticut.

Fabulous Vendors:

Photography: J.Parsons Photography

Venue: The Mansion at Bald Hill

Wood Flowers: Pine & Petal Weddings (Etsy)

Desert Bar: Soleil and Suns Bakery

Catering: The Mansion at Bald Hill

DJ: Quantum Sound Productions

Place Cards/ Stationary: Botanical Paperworks

Characaturist: Alex Hughes

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Allen Hill Wedding in the Fall | Abi + Marc

This fun energetic couple were meant to be from their very first date. I mean its almost like a ferry tail story of how they went on a vacation out of the country for their second date. Thats all it took and now they are happily married. When I showed up to the inn where Abi was getting ready I was in heaven with he beautiful outdoor patio stones and gorgeous purple flowers on the property. Of course she wanted her first look in the orchard trees on the farm at Allen hill which is one of my very favorite spots there. Especially that time of year when everything is in bloom and you get the beautiful greenery. Abi and Marc loved it so much they decided to have their ceremony facing the orchard. The first look was epic as I assumed it would be. These two are naturals in front of the camera and so in love. The fun bridal party kept me laughing the whole time and were up for anything I suggested. Abi and Marc incorporated just about all of their family during the tree planting ceremony which I thought was so unique. I can’t wait to see an update on how big their tree will be in a year from their wedding. As always On The Spot Catering killed it with the setup and food. I kinda wanted to just sit and eat everything in sight. Once we got our stomach full the dance party started and didn’t stop all night long. Thank you Abi & Marc for choosing me to share in your wedding memories!

Fabulous Vendors List:
Photographer: J.Parsons Photography
Venue: Allen Hill Farm Brooklyn,CT
Brides Dress: Zac Posen, Boston, MA
Groom Attire: Jos A Bank
Wedding Coordinator/ Catering: On The Spot Catering
Hair: Megan with Curl up & Die Newport, RI
Flowers: Cynthias Florist for Reception Décor
DJ: DJ Melee
Sweetheart table décor: GoldenRule Designs 
Wedding Cake: Made by Bride Abi

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Guilford Yacht Club Wedding | Meggie + Brian

What a beautiful day we had for Meggie and Brian’s Guildford Yacht Club wedding last August. They really had the perfect day which usually you think in mid August it would be super hot. We got so lucky and had a gorgeous breeze day. I was so excited when they told me about this quiet little park over looking the water way across from the venue. We decided the first look and portraits had to take place there. The guys showed up in the biggest truck form the marina. We all had a good laugh when they pulled up and all the guys jumped out of the back of the pickup in suits. I must say Meggie was one of the calmest brides to date. I think me favorite part of the day was jumping on the boat and taking a quick spin with them out on the water. I mean its not everyday your couple arrives to their wedding ceremony by boat. We had a lot of laughs and even a few tears throughout the day. The reception was no small feet filled with exciting dances including an irish dance by the grooms relatives. We ate delicious food and yummy cake (Everyone knows I shoot weddings for the cake). They ended the night under the sparkler lined sidewalk with their friends and family. A little birdie told me this sweet couple is expecting a new little one this summer and I could not be more excited for them to move into this next chapter together. Congratulations to you Meggie and Brian on the new bundle of joy.

Awesome Vendors who made the day great!

Photography by: J.Parsons Photography

Venue: Guilford Yacht Club

Catering: Gourmet Galley

Cake: J Cakes

DJ: Local Motion

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Wright's Mill Farm Wedding | Jackie + Brian

This rib loving couple had such a unique wedding at Wrights Mill Farm. I think my favorite part was how they used wrench’s for the seating chart. I’ve never seen something so unique for a wedding before. I remember when I first met Jackie and Brian and they told me what they were looking forward to on the wedding day most was in Jackie’s own words “I can’t wait to eat ribs in my wedding dress” and yes she sure did. It was the cutest thing ever when she opened a special present from her relative that had custom rib bibs for both Jackie and Brian to wear. I could not stop giggling because I just love these two. The day did not go as planned and we had rain but you know what they took it like champs. Bri moved the ceremony under the pavilion and everything went on rain or shine. You would never know because the smiles these two had when they saw each other for the first time. It lit up the pavilion like the fourth of July. We got super lucky when the rain clouds cleared in time for portraits and so we took the horse drawn carriage to the pond and barn and had some fun. I even threw a behind the scenes photo of me doing my thing holding the flower girl and wearing my rain boots to get the job done. I kinda love it after a rain storm because the greens are always so vibrant and beautiful in photos. Jackie and Brian knew exactly what to do form our engagement session because I mean hello they are naturals in front of the camera. It also helps when you marry your best friend. It hits home that they met online dating because it just clarifies that yes online dating really works. You can meet your sole mate online just like these two.

Once the party got started it was game on all night long. We got a quick little rain shower and yes they decided lets go dancing in the rain. It was so cute they just twirled and danced the night away. Mark had the dance floor hopping for the rest of the night. Even the staff at Wrights Mill gets up and shows off some dance moves for the wobble. We ended the night of fun and laughter with a photo that Brian and Jackie asked for and it turned out epic just like they are.

I am so honored to be their photographer and love watching their love story grow day by day.

Awesome Vendors:

Photography: J.Parsons Photography

Venue & Catering: Wright’s Mill Farm

DJ: Upbeat Dj

Cake: Chocolate Rose Bake Shop

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The Overlook at Geer Tree Farm Wedding | Sam + John

Sam and John’s wedding at The Overlook at Geer Tree Farm turned out to be a beautiful wedding despite having a rainy start to the day. The sun came out shinning brightly just in time for the ceremony to begin. When I arrived at the farm the girls where having fun and relaxing while waiting their turn for hair and make up. The guys arrived a little while later to my surprise no one knew how to tie a bow tie, so you tube it was. I can honestly say of all the wedding I’ve had the pleasure of being a part of I find it so cute that so many groomsmen don’t know how to tie a bow tie. It always makes for fun getting ready shots with the men. This was my first time having the pleasure of working at the beautiful Geer Tree Farm and I can’t wait to have the chance to go back again. Especially when one of my favorite caterers is on the job. I can honestly say I love working with Stacy from On the spot catering. She and her team always go above and beyond for every wedding. They were so accommodating for Sam and John that they literally waited until the last possible second to make the call to have the ceremony outside overlooking the beautiful tree farm instead of forcing everyone under the reception tent. Which I am so glad Sam let Stacy make the call because it turned out so beautiful. We know someone was looking over this couple on their wedding day. During our portraits we got the most gorgeous rainbow that came shinning in the camera and I was all giggly as always when I know I am creating magic in camera for my amazing couples. We ended the night with a lot of fun dancing and glow a glow stick dance party. John had the dj play a song in honor of his fellow servicemen which made for some great dancing to kick off the dance party. It was a pleasure being a part of this awesome couples big day and I can’t wait to see where their love story takes them.

Awesome Vendors:

Photography: J.Parsons Photography

Venue: The Overlook at Beer Tree Farm

Catering: On The Spot Catering

Bride’s Dress: Bridal Bells Berlin, CT

Groom’s Attire: Attilio’s East Haven, CT

Wedding day of coordinator: Stacy from On the spot catering

Hair & Makeup: Beauty by Mineko

Florist: Bride made herself

DJ: Pro Sound Entertainment