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

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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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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

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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

Gorgeous DIY Wedding at The Branford House | Connecticut Wedding Photographers

We first met Kelsey and her mom at the Mohegan Sun Bridal Expo last winter (we’ll be back again this February, so stop by and say hi at our booth!!!!) and couldn’t wait for her and Alan to get married! Their two little girls made this day even more special, by being the cutest flower girls, and by truly making the day seem like a merging of families. Kelsey has some serious DIY wedding talent, in addition to running her own business (check out @totesaddicted on Insta!!!) - she created the centerpieces, bouquets, even did her own makeup and everything was absolutely stunning. I’m pretty much ready to have her come to my house and redesign everything so it’s light & airy and beautiful.

I have to say, though…my favorite part of this wedding was photographing the genuine moments like when Kelsey’s dad pulled out a photo of her as a child on his shoulder and they both shed a few tears. Moments like seeing her dance with her mom on the dance floor, or when Alan’s mom was convinced to come out on the dance floor even though she had a temporary air cast for her ankle. This wedding was truly beautiful not only in the details and planning, but in the authentic emotion shown by Kelsey and Alan with their family and friends.

I CANNOT WAIT to see their wedding album, which will no doubt be shown to their children for years to come.

XOXO, Kelsey & Alan - thank you for choosing Simply K Studios to photograph your wedding day

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Venue - The Branford House
Event Coordinator - Margo Haupt
Wedding Officiant - Erin Hanson
Hair Stylist - Georgette Hage, Tutto Salon
Catering - UConn
Florist - Ladybug Designs (mantels)
Bride’s Dress - Dress Boutique of Mystic
DJ - Jason Dawson of Dawson Entertainment
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Ahhhhhh, I am so seriously excited for these two! When Guarav first contacted me, I had no idea that this session would end like it did. I don’t want to ruin the surprise too much…but THEY GOT ENGAGED DURING THE SESSION! It was incredibly sweet and perfect with that feeling where you just can’t wait to tell the world (which I did, as soon as I saw a colleague photographing a wedding at the park!!!) These moments are so incredibly precious and I hope to photograph many more proposals. Congratulations, you two - I hope you remember that day forever!

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The Lace Factory Wedding | Connecticut Wedding Photographers

Connecticut Wedding Photographers at The Lace Factory for Evan & JoAnna's wedding:

"Evan and I first met online on OkCupid where I messaged him first! Evan almost deleted his account that very day, so it’s very lucky that he waited a few hours!

Our first in person meeting was at Besito in West Hartford, Evan says he knew he was going to marry me when he first saw me. I felt so comfortable and we had an amazing first date together. From then on we became inseparable, we got new jobs, moved in together, and recently moved to a new town all together!

My favorite thing about Evan is his caring personality and how he always knows what to say. Evan’s favorite thing about me is how passionate I am about making the world a better place and how compassionate and kind I am. We’ve traveled to Israel together and we went on our first cruise together last summer. We enjoy cooking together, laying on the sofa and watching Netflix’s and going out with friends and having a fun date night!"

Evan and Joanna's wedding at The Lace Factory this summer was nothing short of beautiful, and we absolutely loved photographing for these two! Our absolute best wishes for a long & happy marriage together! XOXO ~ Kathy