Lead Photographer: Jen Fiereck / 2nd Photographer: Andrea Kelly / Assistant: Alyssa Rafala
Ceremony: New Hope Church / Reception Venue: St. Joseph’s Polish Society
Florist: Stylish Blooms / Bridal Gown: David’s Bridal / Bridal Wrap: Anthropologie
Caterer: Chester’s BBQ (which was uhhh-mazing, btw)
Programs/Centerpieces/Decor: all done DIY by the bride
Portrait Locations: New Hope Church; Salmon River State Forest; East Hampton Old Home Days Fair
So, this is a pretty awesome post. For those of you that don’t know, Brandi (the bride in this post), has literally been my right hand with the business since she started as an intern in 2010. We have been through so much together from a work standpoint and on a personal level…some sad, some bad, some stressful, but a ton of fun, awesome and unforgettable moments. As you can imagine, I was pretty excited (and nervous) to photograph her wedding. Wedding photography is challenging, but I think it’s even more so when it’s for someone that is close to you. I REALLY wanted to kick butt for this wedding and thank goodness I had an amazing team that day. Andrea Kelly and her sister, Alyssa, worked their tails off that day to help create beautiful images for this beautiful couple. This was also a particularly special day because my two girls, Ava and Addy, were flower girls. 🙂 I have so many favorites (and I already had to cut out like 25 others).
The flowers by Melissa at Stylish Blooms were classic and flawless.
The wrap that Brandi wore was actually purchased separately at Anthropologie and totally made the ensemble. So vintage looking and gorgeous!
Ava is always ready for a picture. Wonder where she got that from?
She is a stunning bride! Love that smile.
They seriously look like they belong in a bridal magazine. Gorgeous couple!
So this is probably one of the cutest things ever…Brandi and Mitch’s first date was at the East Hampton Old Home Days Fair when they were teens. And their wedding just happened to be over the weekend of the fair. Of course they had to stop by and make a cameo appearance.
Catering was done by Chester’s BBQ in Norwich, which was THE best BBQ I’ve ever had in Connecticut.