MASON’S ISLAND YACHT CLUB WEDDING | MARIANNA + WILL

Some favorites from Marianna & Will’s Mason’s Island Yacht Club wedding in Mystic, CT.

Amazing work by KLW Design Co- Floral Design and Decor Connecticut, Gourmet Galley CateringSpin EnterpriseCROP Boutique Hair SalonBeauty By Mineko & Nicole Le Duc Dawson!
Vendor highlight! I’ve worked with KLW Design Co several times in the past few years and they are always on point! Here’s a little more about their process: “Our clients are our friends. Like the beginning and blossoming of any good friendship, we start our process by getting to know more about you.

Ideally, this happens over a cup of ‘fou fou’ coffee (because we are addicted) or tea (on us of course). We like to have a natural conversation about your event and find out what you are picturing for your wedding- little details or large details- we love to hear it all! This is also a great opportunity for you to learn more about what we can do for you- whether it’s about our floral design, rentals, custom decor or art direction.

The K.L.W. Design Crew has been known to be very personable and ‘easy to talk to.’ From decor to flower designs, our goal is to make your event beautiful and to take the worry out of stressing over every little detail. Every client is unique in his or her own way- that’s why we create a quote specifically for you. You aren’t bound by restrictive ‘packages’ or required to get specific services. Our services are à la carte- you say what you need and we custom create your quote around your needs.”

WATER’S EDGE WEDDING | KATHRYN + BRIAN

A perfect shoreline Water’s Edge Wedding in Westbrook, CT. Don’t stress about gray skies on your big day….they are great for photos! Congrats Kathryn & Brian! 

Great work by the folks at The Water’s Edge. Looking for a Connecticut shoreline wedding location? Here’s a few words from the venue:

It seems like some of our best memories happened around the water; lessons in the pool, overnight camp at the lake, vacations with family along the shore. At least in the Northeast, something keeps calling us back to those times. Well, Water’s Edge Resort & Spa is on the water and also has the best views of Long Island Sound. Quite simply, it’s where Connecticut goes to find the shore and has been welcoming back families and friends for over 30 years.

The history is impressive—our Westbrook, CT resort originated from the vision of humanitarian, Bill Hahn. With an obvious love for people and an appetite for fun, Hahn was dubbed ‘host with the most’, known for showing his guests a good time and providing a beachfront refuge from the hustle and bustle of city life. He hosted New Year’s Eve, Fourth of July, annual charity events—the dining room became a stage for local talent.

Once a quaint seaside hotel over 30 years ago, Water’s Edge Resort & Spa has become a full-fledged leader among waterfront Connecticut hotels and destination resorts, valued and treasured by those who visit often and fall in love with its spirit.

SANTARELLA | KATY + AUSTIN

Such a gorgeous escape to Lee, Ma for this Santarella wedding with Katy & Austin. Aka Tyringham’s Gingerbread House -this venue has no shortage of unique architecture & quirky charm for capturing great images.

Great work by the wonderful staff at SantarellaFlorence Pie Bar, and the Wild Rose Farm. Looking for a unique venue with gorgeous grounds? Here’s some info from Santarella: “Santarella, affectionately known as the Tyringham Gingerbread House, is a truly unique and beautiful setting, a magical place where you can make your dreams come true. Whether for weddings, family events, meetings, or the perfect vacation getaway in the Berkshires, our grounds and facilities afford endless opportunities for you to create a one-of-a-kind event and long-lasting memories.

From the stained-glass windows and steepled roof of the Gingerbread house to the lily pond and winding stream in our gardens, there is a enchanting, fairy-tale feeling which will transform any event into something extrodinary. Our charming 4-Bedroom Colonial-era home is a great place for you or your guests to stay while you are in the Berkshires. Or, for a romantic weekend getaway, you can stay in our honeymoon silo.”

ANTHONY’S OCEAN VIEW WEDDING | KIM + SHAWN

Images from Kim and Shawn’s Anthonys Ocean View wedding along the Connecticut shoreline in New Haven.

Looking for a Connecticut shoreline wedding in the New Haven area? Here’s a few words from the Ocean View:

“Welcome to the perfect destination. Your very own paradise right here at home. Treat yourself and your guests to white glove service in a resort atmosphere. Consult with our wedding experts to plan the celebration you’ve been dreaming of. Our tropical gardens and exotic beaches will provide the dream setting for your special occasion, picturesque ceremonies or cocktail hour.
Our Ballrooms have private gardens and dedicated beaches for your guests to enjoy throughout your event. All Ballrooms come complete with a fine dining atmosphere, Maitre ‘D and an attendant for the Newlyweds.
All Ballrooms offer upgrades to include state-of-the-art sound systems, event lighting and HD video
displays to take your event to the next level.”

LAUREL BEACH CLUBHOUSE WEDDING | LORI + ZACK

A wonderful day with Lori & Zack at their Laurel Beach Clubhouse wedding in Milford, CT. Thanks for enduring the bugs & heat at the beach for some great photos! All the best to you both and congrats again on the recent renovation! Great job on the flowers by Dillon’s Florist, catering by Catering by Christine, and Andy with MyGoDJ for bringing the beats.

BARNS AT WESLEYAN HILLS WEDDING | TARA + ROB

Tara and Rob’s Barns at Wesleyan wedding in Middletown, Connecticut. I had a great time first working with Tara & Rob at their eng-session in New York at Mohonk Mountain House. Surrounded by amazing family and friends of the bride and groom -capturing their wedding day was equally enjoyable. All the best to the happy couple!

Some words from the Barns management: “This authentic historic barn is the best venue in Connecticut to express your rustic elegance wedding vision. You will love how this fully heated and air conditioned barn comes alive for your wedding. At CT Wedding Group we believe in the Farm-to-Table experience. Surrounded by the best of what New England has to offer, Chef Steve Lisitano strives to bring fresh, seasonal flavors to all of our wedding menus.”

LYNDHURST MANSION WEDDING | AERNOUT + JESSICA

Below are a few photos from Jessica & Aernout’s Lyndhurst Mansion wedding in Tarrytown, NY! I’m so happy to have been a part of this beautiful day and catch up with some familiar faces from previous weddings! Big thanks to the great work by everyone at Lyndhurst Mansion…looking forward to visiting again!

A few words from the Lyndhurst Mansion crew: Our property is sixty-seven acres overlooking the gorgeous Hudson River. The Lyndhurst is an unforgettable venue for weddings, receptions, dinner parties, and celebrations -and only thirty-five minutes from New York City. Ceremonies can be held on Lyndhurst’s sweeping great lawn with the picturesque backdrop of the fairy-tale mansion and river views. Ceremonies may also be held in the fragrant Rose Garden with its pergola draped in roses. The Carriage House features a semi-permanent tent which hosts up to 220 guests for receptions, dinner, and dancing, and may be expanded to accommodate more. Lyndhurst has recently begun to use the lawn alongside the century-old Bowling Alley as a site for tented receptions, dinners and gatherings. The Bowling Alley can host up to 100 guests for rehearsal dinners, bridal showers, themed parties and more.

DELAMAR WEDDING IN WEST HARTFORD | ALLEGRA + JP

A Delamar wedding in West Hartford, CT! Allegra & JP tied the knot at this beautiful modern venue surrounded by family & friends. It was an honor to be a part & capture so many different backgrounds & cultures coming together. Congrats to the newlyweds!! Amazing job by the crew at Delamar West HartfordArtisan RestaurantLane and Lenge Florist, and of course Pink Olive Events (Carisa, Caitlin & crew!) for putting together such a gorgeous day!

A few words from the venue: “The DELAMAR Hotel and Artisan Restaurant in West Hartford, CT will cater to your every need, ensuring your wedding is all you dreamed it could be. Our flawless commitment to unparalleled service and exquisite dining, set against the backdrop of a newly-constructed boutique hotel, offers a distinct and unique opportunity for Brides, Grooms and their guests to make the most of this once-in-a-lifetime event.

Our stunning decor and indoor/outdoor spaces allow for the most discerning of couples to design a day that suits their every need – from billiard bachelor rooms to private dining bridal brunches. Moreover, our award-winning Chef Frederic Kieffer works hand-in-hand with each client, accounting for every taste and creative culinary idea. Make the DELAMAR Hotel and Artisan Restaurant in West Hartford your wedding venue of choice.”

BRANFORD HOUSE WEDDING | STEPHANIE + BILLY

Stephanie & Billy’s Branford House wedding in Groton, CT / Avery Point! Big thanks to Catering by ChristineFlowers from the Farm – Schulze Farm and Mike Orzell as the second photographer for all their great work! Below are some favorites from the seaside wedding day.

Some info & history on the Branford House: “Built in the 19th century and modeled after the famous Newport mansions, the Branford House at UConn Avery Point offers an elegant location on the Connecticut shoreline that creates the perfect ambience for a memorable special event. It’s an ideal setting for special moments, beneath a tent billowing with sea breezes as your guests look on and sailboats glide by.

A panoramic ocean view; sailboats drifting by; and sparkling lawns – all enjoyed from the patio of a majestic, turn-of-the-century mansion. With its regal entryway, Grand Ballroom, and commanding oak-carved staircase, the Branford Mansion is the ideal setting for your special event. With its beautiful stone façade and warm, hand-carved wooden panel interiors, the Branford House Mansion hosts festive events and gala celebrations year-round. Mingle with guests on the sprawling stone veranda and enjoy dining and dancing in the ballroom. Your family and friends will be charmed by it all – stone terraces, the great room’s two-story marble fireplace, rococo ceilings, a lawn that stretches to the Avery Point Lighthouse, and waves breaking on the shore.

At the Branford House Mansion, you select the caterer, florist, music, linens, and color scheme – all the important elements that will make your event a unique expression of your personal style. The Grand Ballroom and East and West Wing rooms comfortably accommodate up to 200 guests for a full-course dinner or buffet. Our coordinator will work with your event planner to select the most appropriate floor plan and various facility details. For events hosting more than 200 guests, we suggest a tent on the lawn featuring spectacular water views. Should you choose a garden venue, cocktails can be served on the bluestone patio with a buffet-style dinner directly adjacent, perhaps beneath a billowing tent, giving you and your guests full oceanside views of stunning sunsets and moonlit waters. Located on the lower level, your caterer will find a full-service kitchen facility where the most elegant and scrumptious of culinary delights can be prepared.”

GREAT RIVER GOLF CLUB WEDDING | LINDSAY + STEVE

A beautiful day with Lindsay & Steve at their Great River Golf Club wedding in Milford, CT! Great work by Aaron from Pryme Tyme Entertainment – Music Entertainment & Event ProductionLuscious & Co, and of course all the fine folks at Great River Golf Club for hosting an amazing afternoon/evening complete with golf cart guide for some great photo locations.

Some words from Great River:
“Great River Golf Club is one of the top wedding venues in Connecticut. Our beautifully landscaped grounds offer a magnificent outdoor setting for your wedding ceremony. The picturesque views of the golf course, clock tower, and waterfall are also the perfect scenic backdrop for your wedding photographs. Our spacious banquet hall can accommodate large wedding receptions, and more intimate celebrations.

Our club’s setting and facilities are beautiful and are sure to add an amazing atmosphere to your special day while our event planning team will facilitate every detail. Our team will make the pre-planning, coordination and implementation of vendor and event services hassle free, so you can enjoy seeing your dreams become reality and, more importantly, enjoy your day without the anxiety of the planning! Hold your outdoor ceremony at our gazebo overlooking the picturesque golf course. We organize and coordinate your rehearsal; take care of the set up exactly as you’ve envisioned it; and provide a luxurious bridal room for the bride and bridesmaids. Your ceremony will be flawless!

You and your guests will enjoy scenic views the golf course. The beautifully landscaped grounds, waterfall and clock tower are favorites for your memorable photographs.”

LAKE OF ISLES WEDDING | EMILY + MIKE

A few favorites form Emily & Mike’s Lake of Isles wedding in North Stonington, CT. Sneaking out in between the May showers -we were able to grab some great photos outside at the course as well as at the Watch Hill Lighthouse. Big thanks to Emily & Mike for having me as their photographer….and way to brave the weather and elements for the sake of the photos!! Great job on the flowers by Blue Butterfly, Hair & MU by Uptown Salon!

A few words from the venue: “Your wedding should be an expression of your unique style, in a setting that says, “celebration.” Lake of Isles offers an inviting setting for your celebration. The main foyer welcomes your guests with its fireplace and large sitting area and the elegant Pequot Village Ballroom accommodates small and large groups up to 300 guests. Enjoy your next banquet in our 50,000 square-foot clubhouse which features a magnificent Connecticut wooded setting on over 900 acres. The beautiful lakefront deck is complemented by an exquisite ballroom serving world-class, innovative contemporary cuisine. Combining modern amenities and classic elegance, Lake of Isles is New England’s award-winning golf destination, and one of the area’s finest wedding and reception venues. Enjoy innovative contemporary cuisine, unparalleled guest service, and the beauty of the Connecticut woods, all just minutes from the excitement of North America’s largest resort casino.”

HERITAGE HOTEL WEDDING | SIOBHAN + MARK

A few images from Siobhan & Mark’s wedding at the Heritage Hotel wedding! Amazing job by Salon ShahinAgnew FloristAlyssa Jean Signature EventsDMO FilmsHeritage Hotel Golf, Spa, & Conference CenterSilver Arrow Band, & Storeybook Cakes, LLC!!!

More from the Heritage hotel: “Situated in a secluded, pastoral hillside in Southbury, Connecticut, the Heritage Hotel, Golf, Spa & Conference Center offers the timeless ambiance and understated rustic elegance of a classic New England inn. From casual family affairs to grand formal receptions, our staff is committed to ensuring that every detail, every moment is perfect and just as you’ve always imagined it.”