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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!

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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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Bill Miller's Castle Wedding | Lisa + Sachin

Lisa and Sachin are two the my favorite people I’m had the pleasure of meeting through the years. I had this deep connection with Lisa at our very first meeting as she stole my heart the minute she cried looking at my wood memory box. I knew right then and there she’s my kinda bride. Emotional and in LOVE with photos and the preservation of memories. I have this slight obsession with telling stories behind my photos even in my everyday life with my kids. Details Details and more Details… A favorite part of every wedding day for me is the small little details like the smallest stones on the brides shoe to the grooms custom cufflinks. The smiles they share and the tears they shed when the father hands off his beautiful daughter to her forever husband. I find it very therapeutic to be in these moments knowing I captured it for them to cherish for a life time. Lisa and Sachin had a rainy wedding day but that did not stop this couple one bit. As always I have umbrellas for my bridal parties incase and even with a sideways rain these fun loving friends did not complain once as we ran outside following the indoor ceremony to grab some fun photos under the umbrellas. We got so lucky and the rain clouds cleared long enough for Lisa and Sachin to get some romantic couples photos outside around the grounds of Bill Miller’s Castle before being whisked into their reception for the first dance. My secret favorite part was getting to try the different foods from Sachin culture and boy was it delicious. We ended the night with fun and dancing and even cigar rolling which turned into a cigar smoke portrait session in the dark. Thank you Lisa and Sachin for having me be your photographer. I LOVED every minute of your special day!

Awesome Vendors:

Photography: J.Parsons Photography

Venue: Bill Miller’s Castle

Florist: Flowers on the green

Hair & MUA: Chic Beauty Salon

Catering: La Luna and Darbar

Cake: JCakes

DJ: H&B Entertainment

Wedding Signs: The WriteBoard

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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