Wedding: Emily + Will | Saint Clements Castle, Portland, Connecticut

First wedding of 2015.  Now, I love a good winter wedding.  Emily and I were planning for a light snow, and blue skies - you know, that perfect winter day where there is snow on the ground, but not on the roads and somehow, the temperatures peak at a spring-like 42 degrees?  It didn't exactly go as we had planned, but it all worked out perfectly and the fog made for some gorgeous photos.  Plus, Emily and Will are so awesome, they had no problem standing outside sans coats!  Great people to start my year off with, and I'm so happy they chose us to document their day.

Looking forward to a really great and positive 2015, we have so many wonderful couples and weddings lined up, I'm psyched to share the love!  I also have a bunch of shoots that I didn't get to blog from 2014, so I'm excited to share that with you all as well.

Now, onto the images!  These images also showcase the talents of a number of other vendors, including:

Hotel: The Inn at Middletown
Ceremony venue: Wesleyan Chapel
Reception venue: Saint Clements Castle
Florals: Always Bloomin
Hair/Makeup: Dana Bartone & Co.
Dress: Mariella's Creations
DJ: Atmosphere Productions LLC
Cake: J Cakes

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Wedding: Colleen + Mike | Mystic & The Branford House, Connecticut

Yes, we are on fire this week!  So many amazing weddings to post and I'm so happy to get Colleen and Mike a sneak peek for the weekend.  Their wedding day was the first day that we met in person, but, I had a feeling that we might hit it off.  Colleen was a super laid-back bride with really fun ideas - like walking around downtown Mystic for photos - and I liked her right away.  I knew it was going to be a great day, and, really, it couldn't have been better.  The drawbridge went up while we were shooting, and these guys rocked the crowd that formed to watch them!  So much fun.  And, The Branford House, come on, impossible to take a bad picture on those grounds.  Colleen & Mike - can we do it all again next fall for your anniversary?

Have a great weekend everyone!!

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