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Oct

CT Anniversary Session | Nell & Chris

"Love is a wonderful gift. It's a present so precious words can barely begin to describe it. Love is a feeling, the deepest and sweetest of all. It's incredibly strong and amazingly gentle at the very same time. It is a blessing that should be counted every day. It is nourishment for the soul. It is devotion, constantly letting each person know how supportive it's certainty can be. Love is a heart filled with affection for the most important person in your life. Love is looking at the special someone who makes your world go around and absolutely loving what you see. Love gives meaning to one's world and magic to a million hopes and dreams. It makes the morning shine more brightly and each season seem like it's the nicest one anyone ever had. Love is an invaluable bond that enriches every good thing in life. It gives each hug a tenderness, each heart a happiness, each spirit a steady lift. Love is an invisible connection that is exquisitely felt by those who know the joy, feel the warmth, share the sweetness, and celebrate the gift." 
 
Nell and Chris stood on the shoreline and read these sweet words by Douglas Pagels to one another. They were the words read at the beginning of their wedding ceremony 2 years ago. But there on the shore, it was just the two of them with only a few seagulls as witnesses. With the sand between their toes they renewed their vows to one another. They said the promises and words of love they spoke to one another on their wedding day. But this time there were no guests, no bouquets or bridesmaids, no white dress or music. There were their words and a love that was stronger then on their wedding day. There on the shore, they celebrated what the wedding was really all about - the beginning of their marriage. With tears in their eyes, they read the new vows they had written to one another, a poem, and some verses. There was a new hope, a stronger love, and a deeper bond as they held hands and spoke from the heart. It was a beautiful acknowledgement and pledge to the greatest journey they have been on and will be on for their rest of their lives.  
 
What an honor it was for Chris and I to photograph Nell & Chris' vow renewal and anniversary session... As the wedding season draws to a close, it was a beautiful reminder of the day after the wedding. And the days after that. It's the marriage and the truly amazing journey with its valleys and peaks that two hearts will go on. 




















GAH! You are such a beauty Nell!

Love this photo Chris took...




















Love. Just love this one..




They danced to their song by the Rolling Stones and whispered the lyrics to one another... It was a moment to remember.











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Oct

Great River Golf Club Wedding | Christine & Patrick

He looked down towards his shoes and adjusted his tie. Patrick put his hand in his pocket and took it out again. The palms of his hands were hot. He adjusted his tie one more time. He had a smile on his face and you could just feel the excitement and anticipation. He pulled on the cuff of his jacket and took a deep breath. Patrick was about to see Christine for the very first time on their wedding day First Look. Christine slowly approached the man she was about to marry with her fists clenched and her heart beating so very fast she wouldn't have been surprised if Patrick could hear her coming. As Patrick turned around to see Christine there were no words. There was just an embrace and a flood of emotion washing over both of them. Tears of happiness ran down Christine's cheeks and Patrick's smile could not have been any bigger. Then the words of love and adoration filled the space. That day was the day they had been waiting for their whole lives. From that day forward they would walk through this life together not just as best friends, but now as husband and wife. That day they will never forget. 
 
Their Great River Golf Club wedding was so very gorgeous and was the perfect place to celebrate becoming Mr & Mrs!  
 
Christine & Patrick - You two just beam happiness. Truly. Like the kind of happiness that makes other people happy just from being around you. The kind of happiness that comes from being in love with your soulmate. That kind. You both are so kind and what an amazing day your wedding was to be a part of!













You are beyond gorgeous Christine! I mean, seriously...!!




One of my favorites!













Before the reception we took advantage of that gorgeous golden sunset light!



















Venue: Great River Golf Club 
Shoes: Badgley Mischka 
Gown: Demetrios 
Gown sash: Big Rock Bridal (Etsy) 
Earrings: Eliot Danori 
Where Gown was purchased from: Mariella Creations 
Bridesmaid Dresses: Watters & Wtoo 
Jewelry: Eliot Danori earrings 
Beauty: Dana Bartone & Co. 
DJ & Photobooth: Spin Doctor Entertainment 
Florist: City Line Florist 
Cake: Julia's Bakery 
Invitations: Amanda Day Rose Paperie (Etsy)  
Photography: Ashley Therese Photography
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Oct

Woodwinds Wedding | Diana & Mark

If you know them, you know they love wine. They love going wine tasting together, exploring new vineyards and learning as much as they can about different kinds of grapes from all over the world. It's a shared passion and something they love doing together. Last summer, one of their adventures was to go on the Connecticut wine trail and stop at as many vineyards and wineries as possible. And it was at one of these gorgeous vineyards that Mark proposed to Diana. So it was no surprise that Diana and Mark's beautiful wedding at Woodwinds had details hinting of this shared love, including serving wine from local CT wineries to their guests! 
 
In an intimate ceremony outside with the sun beaming down and their loved ones gathered, Diana and Mark became husband and wife. It was such a sweet and beautiful ceremony. And afterwards, it was a celebration to remember! There was more dancing and singing then I have seen at a wedding at a long time!  
 
Diana & Mark - You are so adored by your family and friends and it was a joy to document everyone celebrating with you! We are so happy for you both!












GORGEOUS!







One of my favorites!















Loved their wine barrel and grape vine cake!













Venue: The Woodwinds 
Gown: Oleg Cassini 
Bridesmaid Dresses: David's Bridal 
Beauty: Vivid Salon 
Music: Phil Thomas 
Floral Design: Just for You Floral Design 
Cake: J Cakes
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Oct

SNEAK PEEK: Woodwinds Branford Wedding

So excited to share more from this wedding later this week! Happy Tuesday!


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Oct

NYC Loeb Boathouse Wedding | Alexis & Gerry

When two hearts promise to walk through this life together side by side from now until forever... through the peeks and the valleys, the victories and curve balls, and the celebrations in between... When that happens there is a sheer joy that is truly indescribable. There are no words for the happiness that beams from two soul mates becoming husband and wife on their wedding day. Their joy and happiness cause you to stop in your tracks and wish that there was more of it in the world. This happiness, this love... it's the kind that Alexis and Gerry have. 
 
Their classic New York City wedding at the iconic Loeb Boathouse in Central Park was such an amazing day from beginning to end. And it was full of those beautiful moments. You know the ones I'm talking about - those moments where the world melts away and there is a quite stillness. All that existed was the two of them in these special world-stopping, city-quieting, sweet moments. 
 
Alexis & Gerry - I can't possibly begin to tell you how special you two are and how sweet it was to see your love for another. You are the perfect match and what a great honor it was to document the memories made on your wedding day.







Alexis you are a beauty inside and out!











I have to say, this was one of my favorite First Looks that I have had the honor of seeing and photographing! On a busy city street, it was such a quiet and beautiful moment filled with sweet tears and laugher.











GAH! One of my favorites!








Love this one so very much!



































Venue: Loeb Boathouse Central Park, NYC 
Ceremony: Church of St. Ignatius Loyola 
Gown: Ramona Keveza 
Bridal Boutique: Exquisite Bride, Princeton NJ 
Shoes: Custom from Etsy 
Jewelry: Ben Anum 
Bridesmaid Dresses: Amsale 
Beauty: Face the Day Makeup 
Groom's tux: Custom by Sebastien Grey 
Videographer: David Geffin 
Floral Design: Cress Floral 
Band: The A Band of NY 
Cake: The Sweet Peace 
Invitations: The Papery 
Transportation: NY Trolley Co 
Photography: Ashley Therese Photography
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