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Bride & Groom standing together with vines behind them at golden hour

 

It doesn’t get much better than a wedding at Saltwater Farm Vineyard in the Fall. And we were so happy to be a part of Beth & Sean’s!

Last weekend, Beth and Sean got married at Saint Patrick’s Church in Mystic and then headed to Saltwater Farm Vineyard in Stonington for an amazing night of celebration with their families and friends. Saltwater Farm Vineyard is one of our favorite venues. It’s so beautiful, especially in the Fall, when the vines are full. (And although it was officially Fall that weekend, it certainly didn’t feel like it with unseasonably warm temperatures!)  It was a gorgeous evening and the perfect location for them to begin their life together as Mr and Mrs!

We got to know Beth and Sean when we shot their engagement session last year, and quickly found out that we have a  lot in common. They are huge Boston Red Sox fans (their mutual love of the Red Sox is actually what brought them together when they were working on the same team at their company) and Beth is also a graduate of Fitch High School! They are laid back and didn’t want to worry about the details of the day, so they hired some super talented vendors and trusted them with their vision. As Beth said, “You do you!” Daly from Daly Planning and the crew at Coastal Gourmet worked their magic, and Yumiko and the ladies at Hana Floral outdid themselves with the florals. Absolutely gorgeous! It all came together to give Beth and Sean a beautiful Fall vineyard wedding.

Wedding Coordination: Daly Sanford, Daly Planning / Bridal Gown: Kleinfeld Bridal, New York City NY / Bridesmaid Dresses: The Dress Boutique, Mystic CT / Bride Hair and Makeup: by aunt of bride /  Bridesmaid’s Hair and Makeup: Rob River’s Salon / Ceremony: Saint Patrick Roman Catholic Church / Officiant: Father Kevin Reilly / Venue: Saltwater Farm Vineyard / Caterer: Coastal Gourmet Catering / Cake: Cake by Donna / Lighting: Power Posse Productions / Band: Sugar / Favors: Lake Champlain Chocolates

 

 

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Bride and Groom hugging on rocks on beach in the fog

 

Last weekend, Ainsley & Paul got married in a beautiful ceremony at Saint Patrick’s church in Mystic and headed to the Meadows in Stonington for a night of celebration with their family and friends. We loved getting to know Ainsley and Paul at their engagement session at Bluff Point last year, and knew their wedding day would be something special. Their day could not have been more lovely. Ainsley looked so beautiful, and Paul couldn’t help but smile when he looked at her. The weather started out sunny and bright, but as we headed back to the Meadows, the fog rolled in. I love fog! (What a rollercoaster we have been on with the weather lately!) My favorite part of the day was spending time with Ainsley and Paul at the beach, doing their portraits in the fog. There’s something about fog that is so mysterious an romantic. It was so much fun (especially since they had scheduled in plenty of time for us to do them).  We were in photographer’s heaven! We had a great time meeting their family and friends, who obviously love this couple very much. There were sweet (and funny) toasts and some epic dance floor moves (including a very interesting interpretation of Fireball). All in all, a beautiful day celebrating Ainsley & Paul!

We always love working with some of our favorite vendors, including Stephanie (and friends) from Rae of Lyte Beauty, Gourmet Galley and Stylish Blooms. Everyone did a great job making sure Ainsley & Paul had the day that they envisioned!

Wedding Dress: Watters & Watters from Alexandra’s Boutique, Fall River / Bridesmaid’s Dresses: Alfred Angelo / Hair and Makeup: Rae of Lyte Beauty / Church: Saint Patrick Roman Catholic Church, Mystic / Officiant: Father Kevin Reilly / Venue: The Meadows / Caterer: Gourmet Galley Catering / Wedding Coordination: Amanda Verrips, Gourmet Galley Catering / Cake: Zest Fresh Pastry/ DJ: Kevin Marshall at Local Motion / Videographer: Joseph Barie, Mystic Image Group

 

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Bride in ballgown kicking up her heels and laughing while holding a glass of champagne in a wood paneled room

 

As a wedding photographer, I try not to pay too much attention to the weather. It’s one of those things that is out of our control, and you don’t need perfect weather to have a perfect wedding. That being said, the weather for Kori & Brian’s Inn at Mystic wedding seemed to have been sent straight from heaven. (And maybe it was!) And it just seem to add to the joy of the day for this sweet, fun couple.

Kori and her girls got ready at the Haley mansion. She loved watching the hustle and bustle of the wedding day set up and was thrilled seeing all of the details come to life. Kori and Brian brought together their vision of a modern twilight garden theme beautifully. 

The day was full of sweet surprises. Their ceremony was performed by her cousin (who also introduced Kori and Brian) and ended with them under an umbrella being showered with a mix of poprocks for the rough times, sprinkles for the sweet times, and rice for longevity and everlasting love. There was also a flash mob entrance by the bride and groom, and a sparkler sendoff with the wedding party. But my absolute favorite surprise was the tepee! When Kori was a little girl, she and her stepfather Bubba used to go and get wood. It was something special that they did together. One day Bubba took some extra pieces of wood and built her a teepee. Of course, she loved it. So as a surprise on her wedding day, Bubba built Kori a special teepee on the grounds of the Inn at Mystic. It was such a sweet touch  that meant the world to her.

Kori and Brian, we loved being a part of your special day. Thanks so much for choosing us. Cheers to a happy life together! 

 

Venue: The Inn at Mystic / Ceremony Dress: Mori Lee / Reception Dress: Maggie Sottero / Hair & Makeup: Dana Bartone & Co. / Florist: Confetti Events LLC / Caterer: The Inn at Mystic / Coordination: Malana Dougherty, Inn at Mystic / Cake: You Take the Cake / Popcorn Bar: Savannah Rae’s Gourmet Popcorn / DJ: Meritage Entertainment / Videographer: Brian J Productions

 

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