Going into the wedding with the bride and groom I already knew what I was getting into. I know, that sound foreboding. It was so far from that. Just a few weeks earlier I’d taken the long drive from Brooklyn, NY to Boston, MA to do their engagement photos. I left early in the morning, drove the 5 hours drank lots of Starbucks and was beyond excited when I met them and realized instantly how sweet, easy and relaxed they were not only with me, but as a couple together.
Making the drive to CT for their wedding was an exciting time after my experience in Boston. They were planning on a brunch reception and a simple, beautiful Catholic ceremony. The church, was stunning. It was so bright and they were welcoming to us, allowing us to be pretty much anywhere we pleased.The bride was a bundle of emotion which showed her honest and sweet personality. The Groom was equally caring and loving towards her for the entire ceremony. The knelt at the alter shooting quick smiles to one another and laughing. All the while their family and friends were smiling and laughing along side them.
After the ceremony myself along with the bride and groom, made our way to a park where we took advantage of the water (while longing to be in it), and little trails. The rest of the group made their way to 2 Hopewell for the reception. When we arrived at the reception they went right for their friends and family to enjoy a quick cocktail hour. The food was wonderful and I was in heaven. Luckily Paola and I share a wheat allergy so I was excited to be able to eat all of the vegan/gluten free sweets from Nora Cupcake Company. It was a simple reception with wonderful toasts and chatting amongst friends, which is exactly what they wanted.
After the reception we had some time to spare so we headed to Cotton Hollow Nature Preserve just down the road to take a few more portraits on the boulder where John proposed. It meant me wading into thigh high water, but I was more than happy to do that! Overall, it was the most relaxed, happy, easy day that a couple could ever ask for and I’m so happy that I was there to capture it.