Saybrook Point Inn and Spa Wedding in Old Saybrook, CT :: Christ the King Church Ceremony :: Kelly and Michael :: Sneak Peek

A classically beautiful bride, a dapper groom, a veil blowing in the wind, views of the ocean from New England docks in Old Saybrook, and that just-married-the-person-I-love-most excitement. Are you swooning yet? Because that’s just the start of how I’d describe Kelly and Michael’s wedding day.

It all started with their ceremony at Christ the King Church, a place that means so much to Kelly, and Michael’s look of awe as his bride walked down the aisle toward him that day. You could feel the love just in the way he reached for her hand as they faced toward the altar together. There they got to hear readings by those close to them, they exchanged rings, they stated their intentions, and they sealed it all with a kiss. After they walked back down the aisle together, hand in hand, they were so ready to celebrate.. everyone was! The evening continued with portraits by the water, a first dance complete with twirls and a dip, touching toasts, some happy tears, big laughs, a sing along blessing, and dancing.. lots of dancing! See some of it for yourself in their wedding day sneak peek below!

Wedding Ceremony and Reception at Saybrook Point Inn and Spa Wedding in Old Saybrook, CT
Wedding Photography by Michelle Girard
Officiated by Reverend Richard Fitzgerald
Floral Arrangements by Carla Steele at Elements
Dress from Lovely Bride by WToo
Bridesmaids Dresses by Joanna August
Groom and groomsmen attire by Suit Supply
Dessert by Pastry Fusions
Music by Silver Arrow Band
Hair by Brandy Gomez-Duplessis

Saybrook Point Inn and Spa Wedding in Old Saybrook, CT :: Jennifer and David :: Sneak Peek

Jennifer and David incorporated so much of themselves and of their relationship into their wedding day. It was that perfect mix of fun and thoughtful, energetic and intimate. They embraced some tradition, like the beautiful golden bracelet that Jennifer wore for good luck (her mom even wore a matching one!), while mixing in some really unique personal touches, like their tables being marked by centerpieces with large game board pieces (those are going to make for such cute decor later too!) and mini marriage themed games given out as favors. Their wedding was truly a celebration. There was so much love and laughter throughout the day. There was also so much dancing! These two have moves on the dance floor. Especially notable was their choreographed first dance with dips, spins, and even some swing! And as the evening progressed I noticed that every time I turned around, these two were either dancing or laughing or hugging their friends and family. It was such a lively and beautiful day. You could not help but be smiling with them!

Wedding Ceremony and Reception at Saybrook Point Inn and Spa Wedding in Old Saybrook, CT
Wedding Photography by Michelle Girard
Wedding Planning by Sarah Parlos of One Fine Day
Videography by Shutter and Sound
Floral Arrangements by One Fine Day
Stationery by Lady Slipper Events
Wedding Cake by Kims Cottage Confections
Ceremony Music by Golden Scroll Soloists
DJed by Party Pro DJ
Hair and Makeup by Simply Gorgeous by Erin
Wedding Gown by BHLDN and shoes by Mischka Badgley
Groom's Suit by Charles Tyrwhitt
Wedding Favors: Love Letter and Marriage Material from Card Haus
Beers from Two Roads Brewing
Centerpieces by Daniel Land

Lace Factory Industrial Wedding in Deep River, CT :: Ashley and Brian :: Sneak Peek

Ashley stepped out of the Lace Factory and walked toward Brian, his back turned to the door. She tapped him on the shoulder and Brian turned to see her. His face just lit up seeing his bride. They hugged, one of those meaningful and lasting hugs, as they took in the moment together. The start of their wedding day. Afterward, they walked back into the Lace Factory together and were met with more hugs and excitement from their family and friends. Everyone was so ready to celebrate with them and the smiles didn't stop. That energy carried on on from their first look to their wedding ceremony to the heartfelt toasts and on the packed dance floor all the way to the end of the night as their friends cheered for them with sparklers lit. All of it a testament to who these two are. Their connection and the love they give. It was a beautiful day for two beautiful people. 

Wedding Ceremony and Reception at the Lace Factory in Deep River, CT
Wedding Photography by Michelle Girard
Floral arrangements by Ashleigh's Garden
Hair and Makeup by Tara's Beauty Studio
Wedding Gown by Pronovias from Mariella Creations
Bridesmaids dresses from Mariella Creations
Groom and Groomsmen apparel from Ramanis
Wedding Rings from Maloves

Langham Hotel Intimate Wedding in Boston, MA :: Laura and Doug :: Sneak Peek

There were so many great moments and details at Laura and Doug's wedding on Saturday. They chose the Langham Hotal for their wedding day for it's history and unique decor with high ornate ceilings, chandeliers, interesting currency-based wall art, and a ceremony in front of giant windows looking out onto a Boston park. It was the perfect setting for a fun and intimate wedding celebration. And with the scenery of Boston behind them, their wedding ceremony started with laughter and smiles as, prompted by their officiant,  guests greeted each other and made new friends. Family members read meaningful excerpts about love and relationships, including one on how love is like a dog! There were a few tears and an overwhelming feeling of love in the room as these two said their vows. And, as they walked back down the aisle together, everyone was clapping and just ready to celebrate!

Wedding Ceremony and Reception at the Langham Hotel in Boston, MA
Wedding Photography by Michelle Girard
Floral Arrangements by PetaliFlower
Wedding Stationary from Paper Source
Wedding Cake by Icing on the Cake
Wedding Ceremony Music by Tom Pendergast
Hair and Makeup by Stilisti
Wedding gown from BHLDN
Wedding Rings from Di Antonio in Newton Center