Old Wethersfield Wedding | CT Wedding Photographers

Old Wethersfield has always had a special place in my heart. It’s the first place I walked into a space and said “this is it” I was going to start a business there. Many of our clients may remember our studio in the barn with the brick driveway. We were in the loft of the coziest piece of history. And I fell in love with the residents there, they were all so kind and supportive our the new photography studio on Main Street. While I love our new studio in Manchester, I’ll be honest, I miss being able to take a morning walk around town, grabbing lunch at Village Pizza (best calzones there) or having a nice afternoon lunch at Lucky Lou’s. Old Wethersfield is just all around a beautiful New England town with a small town feel and so much history. If you haven’t been there, check it out!

So of course when Bethany and Jake inquired about their Webb Barn wedding and told me they both grew up in town, went to the same high school, but didn’t have their first date at Lucky Lou’s until well after they graduated, I knew they had even more love for their town than I could have. Even better, Bethany’s parents were married at the Webb Barn 40 years ago! How special is that?

Brenda and I started off with getting ready at the all so beautiful, Silas Robbins House. Bethany, joined with her girls, were so relaxed and patiently waited for that moment every bride looks forward to, getting into her dress. Seeing it all come together and taking in every moment. All this just minutes before Bethany and Jake could have their first look at the house. We love when they do it privately. It’s such a special moment that they can take everything in. Breath. Just the two of them (and of course us as far away from them as we can to keep their moment for themselves). What’s nice about doing photos early, we can capture the majority of what you want before the ceremony. That way, you have the rest of the day with your family and friends.

Once we finished the wedding party photos and family photos, it was time for the ceremony. I’m still loving the fact that their Webb Barn wedding that Bethany and her parents were married at at the same place. It was a sweet ceremony where both Bethany’s Mom and Jake’s Father had readings and just about every guest had their phones down and were present in the moment. As soon as they were pronounced, everyone got to enjoy lavender lemonade (so good if you haven’t tried it), bourbon peach ice tea (guests loved it), beautifully passed hors d’oeuvres, and did I mention a bowl of CHEETOS?? With so many kids present at the wedding, that was pretty genius!

For the rest of the night, guests enjoyed playing cornhole, watching speeches and their first dance to “By My Side” by Kate Wright, which is now a song I have added to my playlist for editing.

Bethany and Jake, you two have been a dream to work with and I’m so honored that you chose me to photograph your wedding day. Congratulations you two. Here’s to a lifetime of happiness.


Venue - Webb Barn
Officiant -Cynthia Greenblatt
Hair & Makeup Artists - Beauty Entourage
Catering - Emily's Catering
Wedding Dress - BHLDN
DJ - DJ Unlimited

Boho Wedding Vibes | Tannenbaum Alpine Events Wedding Photographers

From the bride: Paul & I met and started dating a almost decade ago in our junior year at Bentley University- we had mutual friends who I ended up living with my junior year and Paul was a constant presence in our dorm room. I'll spare you the details, but as the usual story goes, what started as a friendship grew into something much more. Over the last nine years, we graduated college, started our professional careers in Boston, then were given the opportunity to move to San Francisco to pursue a job opportunity. Upon arriving in San Francisco, the first weekend after we moved into our new apartment, Paul's friend Pat asked him to join on a ski trip to Lake Tahoe (in APRIL!). Paul eagerly obliged and obviously fell in love with the area: the skiing, the sunshine, the lake views from the slopes- not much to dislike! Lake Tahoe quickly became a special place for us after we brought my parents there on their first trip to visit us out west. In the almost four years we lived in San Francisco, we made frequent trips to Lake Tahoe to escape the city life and get closer to nature and skiing (for Paul).

This past December, Paul suggested we go to Lake Tahoe for an early Christmas gift before we headed back east to see our families for the holidays- it was an unusually warm weekend and while we were driving to our hotel around the west side of the lake, Paul suggested we stopped for a hike in Emerald Bay. After we arrived lakeside, we paused to take in the view- it was then that Paul dropped down and asked me to marry him. I of course said yes! Somewhat in shock of what had happened, and somewhat distracted by the hot tub and sauna that was awaiting me at our hotel, I uncharacteristically turned down the bottle of champagne he had been carrying in his hiking backpack for the entire trip. It is a much easier hike down to the lake with a full bottle of champagne than a hike up from the lake. That bottle of champagne didn't last too long after the celebrations began post-hike.

Only after the proposal did I fully appreciate that Paul's love for Lake Tahoe was something that was passed down from prior generations- the Christmas prior to proposing, Paul's mom had found an old book of postcards his grandparents had sent him as a child. Given his grandparents passed away while he was very young, the postcards are the greatest reminder of their lives. One of them caught Paul's eye- a postcard from his Grandfather Williams written while he was visiting Emerald Bay in Lake Tahoe, recounting all of the beauty of the area. Paul proposed in the exact spot that is pictured in that postcard, almost a year later.

It was so special for us to bring all our friends and family from across the country to the place that means so much to us- and we were so thrilled so many of them attended to share in our special day in our favorite place. We hope the beauty of Lake Tahoe stays with all of them for years to come like it has with us.

Here’s the list of talented wedding professionals who took part in Chrissy & Paul’s wedding:
Event Coordinator - Christy McDougal
Venue - Tannenbaum - an Alpine Event Center
Officiant - Joe Calafiore
Hair & Makeup Artists - LaDiDa Beauty
Catering - Roundabout Catering
Organic Bakery - Rebel Pioneer
Florist - Helianthus Floral Design
Invitations - Paper Culture
Wedding Dress - Lace & Liberty
Bridesmaid Dresses - Fame & Partners
Transportation - Reno Tahoe Limo
Band - Ryan Hernandez Band
Groom’s Suit - Calvin Klein
Groom’s wedding band - Love & Luxe
Engagement ring - Waant
Bride’s wedding band - Sofia Zakia
Rentals - Tahoe Rustic Rentals
Bridesmaid Robes - Etsy
Lake Tahoe Wedding Photographers - Simply K Studios

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Timeless Ballroom Wedding at Aria | Connecticut Wedding Photographers

From the bride: “Jeff and I originally met through Tinder in September 2014. We did not realize right away how much we had in common, but it became quickly apparent that we were both giant nerds who both loved video games and board games. We also always wanted to play Dungeons and Dragons, and started our own group that regularly met to play early in 2015, something that has a special place in our hearts to this day.

We fell in love easily and quickly, and knew very early on in our relationship that we wanted to get married.

In July 2017, Jeff proposed on the last night of a family cruise to Bermuda. I am a very difficult person to surprise and he managed to pull it off. Through the engagement period, we built a house together, which was a lot to manage while simultaneously planning a wedding. Jeff and I faced these challenges with all of the grace we could muster, and we have learned that no matter what happens, we will always forgive, support, and love each other, through the highs and lows of our shared adventure.

We wrote our own vows, something I will always treasure and hold dear, and both ended our vows with the statement "I like you and I love you", which was a beautiful surprise on the day of the wedding.”

Connecticut Wedding Professionals
Wedding Venue: Aria Banquets
D.J. and Photo Booth: Lights Camera DJ
Connecticut Wedding Photographer: Simply K Studios
Hair & Makeup Team: KissandMakeUp
Wedding Cake: Modern Pastry
Videography: Digital Video Productions
Floral Design: Sharon Elizabeths
Wedding Dress: Bliss Bridal
Transportation: New Britain Transportation
Suits: Mens Wearhouse
Wedding Invitations: Eucalyptus & Pine Design Co.

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Funko Pop and Graffiti Walls - YES! | Connecticut Wedding Photographers

Paige and Billy’s wedding was filled with bright colors and so many fun details!! Every wedding at The Society Room is so unique - and the room itself is pretty amazing! A giant staircase leading to a grand balcony that overlooks the dance floor below, huge draped windows all along the front of the dance floor, and a gilded ceiling that truly looks like something right out of a European museum. We couldn’t be more in love with this spot! Paige and Billy’s purple and orange colors were perfect in this setting and all of their custom details gave the wedding a fun vibe. I mean, custom Converse for the bride and groom?! A Pabst sign over the bar - the couple’s name! My favorite was the cake topper made with Funko Pop lookalikes for Billy, Paige, and their three pets. Thank you to David Apuzzo for hanging with me and photographing these guys! Congratulations, again, Paige & Billy! I’m so happy for you two and honored that you chose us to photograph your wedding!

Summer Wedding at The Waterview | Connecticut Wedding Photographers

You know sometimes when you just have one of those perfect days? The kind where everything goes right and you just smile through the entire day? That’s what Cody & Ben’s wedding at The Waterview felt like. We started with getting ready photos in the bridal suite, which has these huge windows and tons of natural light. Cody and her girls hung out there together for gifts, champagne toasts, and to get dressed for the ceremony. Oh, and did I mention she did a first look with her dad? Always a great moment when we get to capture it amidst the chaos of the anticipation before the wedding ceremony…

Cody and Ben chose to see each other at the ceremony for the first time, where Ben couldn’t take his eyes off her as she walked down the aisle with her dad. Their ceremony included their adorable ring-bearer (who ran down the aisle), a heartfelt reading by Cody’s sister (also her Maid of Honor), a wine box with letters (my favorite wedding ceremony tradition), and a first kiss with a huge dip! Cody’s brother officiated their wedding, which gave such a personal touch. Their smiles were infectious as they walked back down the aisle after being pronounced married.

We spent cocktail hour with their bridal party and closest family members to take group photos overlooking the water, then began the reception with their entrances, first dance, and toast. Their reception included the Hava Nagila with the chair raises, which is always such an exciting moment to photograph both the couple and the crowd’s reactions.

Thank you to Brenda De Los Santos for being such a wonderful second shooter for this wedding!

Congratulations, Cody & Ben!

XOXO

Connecticut Wedding Professionals
Simply K Studios - Connecticut Wedding Photographers
DJ - Frank from Powerstation Events
Floral Design - Michelle from Petal Perfection
Wedding Cake - The Waterview and Dunkin Donuts
Photo Booth - The Wedding Elites

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Classic and Timeless | Simsbury Inn Wedding

It’s that time of year. That time of gorgeous weddings and stunning couples. These two may be the sweetest. LoriAnn and John had the perfect classic and timeless wedding. We loved photographing their Simsbury Inn wedding this month. Congratulations you two! Here are just some of our favorites!

Thank you to my 2nd photographer, David Apuzzo for working with me on their day!

A special thanks to all of the vendors:

Venue: The Simsbury Inn

Dress: The Wedding Embassy

Flowers: The Long Stem Flower Shoppe

Officiant: Sal Fiore

Hair/Makeup: Simply Gorgeous by Erin

DJ: Elegant Occasions DJ

Rosecliff Mansion Wedding | Newport RI Wedding Photographer

If you’ve toured the mansions along the Cliff Walk in Newport, Rhode Island, you know some of the rich history behind these gorgeous architectural masterpieces. Rosecliff Mansion has to be one of the most beautiful spots in New England for a wedding, with its grand entry way, stunning views, and ornate ballroom. I can truly say it’s breathtaking!

These floral details were captured for KLW Design Co. - Newport Wedding Florists

To say their work is inspiring would be a bit of an understatement. Leigh and Katey’s floral design is fresh and unique, with custom statement pieces and decor. Rosecliff Mansion is truly a showstopper with its rich history and elegant touches.

We’ve handpicked our favorite photographs from this custom floral design at Rosecliff Mansion in Newport, RI. Our studio is currently booking wedding packages for dates into 2021 - Rosecliff Mansion Wedding Photographers in Newport RI