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New Haven Lawn Club Wedding: Christian + Rob

We’re loving this New Haven Lawn Club wedding! Meet Christian and Rob. This beautiful bride and handsome groom had their wedding at the New Haven Lawn Club in Connecticut. Their wedding has a classic theme tied in with some personalized handmade details. Katie from Katie Slater Photography captured the love, faith, and commitment that makes us so very proud to feature this wedding.

Christian & Robert's New Haven Lawn Club wedding

New Haven Lawn Club Wedding

Christian & Robert's New Haven Lawn Club wedding

Christian says, “For me, the inspiration was remembering the past and embracing the future. I lost both of my parents to cancer prior to the wedding and my grandmother could not be in attendance. The colors we chose, certain aspects of the ceremony and giving to charity in lieu of favors were all in an effort to remember my dearest family members while simultaneously celebrating my future with my husband.”

Christian & Robert's New Haven Lawn Club wedding

“We did our own escort cards by downloading a calligraphy font and using great stamps we purchased on Etsy. We also did our own table numbers by using pictures of ourselves at the age of the table number. With the help of our wedding planner, we made ribbons for the different charities guests could vote for us to donate to.”

Christian & Robert's New Haven Lawn Club wedding

“My favorite part was the first look. Not only did it relieve some of the pressure from later on in the day, it was our time to soak it all in. We walked around the venue, saw everything we may have missed if we were only present for wedding activities. We got to chat with our vendors (who we absolutely loved each and every one of them!) and just enjoy the moment.”

Christian & Robert's New Haven Lawn Club wedding

Christian & Robert's New Haven Lawn Club wedding

Christian & Robert's New Haven Lawn Club wedding

Christian & Robert's New Haven Lawn Club wedding

Christian & Robert's New Haven Lawn Club wedding

Christian & Robert's New Haven Lawn Club wedding

Christian & Robert's New Haven Lawn Club wedding

Christian & Robert's New Haven Lawn Club wedding

Christian & Robert's New Haven Lawn Club wedding

Christian & Robert's New Haven Lawn Club wedding

Christian & Robert's New Haven Lawn Club wedding

Katie tells us, “Christian and Rob hold a very special place in our hearts. We knew this day was going to be special since our very first meeting. Christian came to us having recently lost her mother. She bravely and openly shared her story with us. We’ve been so lucky to work with such an amazing couple.”

Christian & Robert's New Haven Lawn Club wedding

“The love in Christian and Rob’s day is palpable. The quiet moments filled with prayer. The happy moments filled with laughter. We adore them all. We especially love how these two planned their day to represent more than just their favorite colors. They selected tones of pink (for breast cancer) and dark purple (pancreatic cancer) to remind them of their lost family members.”

Christian & Robert's New Haven Lawn Club wedding

“Simple, classic details. Walls washed in rosy hued light. Candles upon candles upon candles. There’s so much to love here.”

Christian & Robert's New Haven Lawn Club wedding

Christian & Robert's New Haven Lawn Club wedding

Christian & Robert's New Haven Lawn Club wedding

Wedding Vendors:
Ceremony + Venue – New Haven Lawn Club
Florist – Fleur de Lys
Videography – Tom Morlock
Ceremony Music – Millenium Music
Lighting & Reception Music/DJ – Rob Corr
Photobooth – Mike Germon
Officiant/Celebrant – Mary Coburn
Dress – Maggie Sottero
Bridesmaids – Amsale

Want beautiful wedding photos like Christian and Rob? Then check out Connecticut wedding photographer, Katie Slater Photography. Find more wedding vendors in our wedding vendor guide!

Somers Engagement Session: Annie + Josh

This Somers engagement session in Connecticut has us excited about summer weddings. Meet Annie and Josh! This couple had their engagement session taken last June around the little town of Somers. Their photographer, David from Butler Photography, captured them among the landscape’s beautiful elements. See their photos and gear up for the upcoming wedding season…

Annie & Josh's Engagement - engaged couple holding hands

Somers Engagement Session

David tells us, “We traveled around my home town of Somers, CT for an hour late in the day and stopped at a couple spots I thought looked cool with leading lines, great light and awesome shadow stuff happening. Annie and Josh did a great job hanging out and were relaxed and easy to work with.”

Annie & Josh's Engagement - Somers engagement session

Annie & Josh's Engagement - Somers engagement session

Annie & Josh's Engagement - Somers engagement session

Annie & Josh's Engagement - Somers engagement session

Annie & Josh's Engagement - Somers engagement session

Annie & Josh's Engagement - Somers engagement session

Annie & Josh's Engagement - Somers engagement session

Annie & Josh's Engagement - Somers engagement session

Annie & Josh's Engagement - Somers engagement session

Annie & Josh's Engagement - couple laying in field

Annie & Josh's Engagement - couple holding in hands in engagement photos

Annie & Josh's Engagement - couple walking in field

Annie & Josh's Engagement - engaged couple embrace

Annie & Josh's Engagement - engaged couple in front of American flag

Annie & Josh's Engagement - engaged couple smiling

Annie & Josh's Engagement - engagement ring on finger

Did you enjoy Annie and Josh’s engagement session? Than be sure to check out their photographer Butler Photography, LLC. You can also see David’s wedding photography business listing in the Emmaline Bride local wedding vendor guide.

All images courtesy of Butler Photography, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Connecticut Tree Farm Wedding: Eliza + Brian

This Connecticut tree farm wedding has fantastic photos! Eliza and Brian’s wedding was this past September in Brooklyn, Connecticut. Their ceremony and reception was at the beautiful Allen Hill Farm. David from Butler Photography, LLC documented their wedding day and all of its fun! See the photos and learn more after the jump…

Butler Photography LLC - Connecticut Tree Farm Wedding

Connecticut Tree Farm Wedding

Their photographer David tells us, “It was perfect fall day in September. We started out at Brian’s parents’ home where Eliza was upstairs getting ready and the guys were downstairs. The guys headed to the Allen Hill Farm first, with Eliza and the girls right behind as they wanted to do a first look and then take formal pictures before the ceremony.”

Butler Photography LLC - Connecticut Tree Farm Wedding

Butler Photography LLC - Connecticut Tree Farm Wedding

Butler Photography LLC - Connecticut Tree Farm Wedding

Butler Photography LLC - Connecticut Tree Farm Wedding

Butler Photography LLC - Connecticut Tree Farm Wedding

Butler Photography LLC - Connecticut Tree Farm Wedding

Butler Photography LLC - Connecticut Tree Farm Wedding

Butler Photography LLC - Connecticut Tree Farm Wedding

Butler Photography LLC - Connecticut Tree Farm Wedding

Butler Photography LLC - Connecticut Tree Farm Wedding

Butler Photography LLC - Connecticut Tree Farm Wedding

Butler Photography LLC - Connecticut Tree Farm Wedding

“It was a beautiful outdoor wedding with wonderful details that Eliza and Brian made on their own including the wooden wedding arch they were married under.”

Butler Photography LLC - Connecticut Tree Farm Wedding

Butler Photography LLC - Connecticut Tree Farm Wedding

Butler Photography LLC - Connecticut Tree Farm Wedding

Butler Photography LLC - Brooklyn Connecticut Wedding

Butler Photography LLC - Brooklyn Connecticut Wedding

“One request the couple had was if I could take a picture of the guys running and then add in a dinosaur to make it look like it was chasing them. It was something they saw in some photos somewhere else. I wasn’t quite sure I could do it but some weeks after the wedding I sat down and gave it my best shot in Photoshop and it came out pretty cool!”

Butler Photography LLC - Brooklyn Connecticut Wedding

Butler Photography LLC - Brooklyn Connecticut Wedding

Butler Photography LLC - Connecticut Tree Farm Wedding

Butler Photography LLC - Connecticut Tree Farm Wedding

Butler Photography LLC - Connecticut Tree Farm Wedding

Butler Photography LLC - Brooklyn Connecticut Wedding

Butler Photography LLC - Brooklyn Connecticut Wedding

Butler Photography LLC - Brooklyn Connecticut Wedding

Butler Photography LLC - Brooklyn Connecticut Wedding

Butler Photography LLC - Brooklyn Connecticut Wedding

Butler Photography LLC - wedding dancing

Butler Photography LLC - groomsmen in photobooth

Butler Photography LLC - bride dancing at wedding

Butler Photography LLC - bride and groom sunset

Did you enjoy these romantic, fun, and riveting wedding photos? Than you should check out their photographer Butler Photography, LLC. You can also see David’s wedding photographer business listing in the Emmaline Bride local wedding vendor guide.

All images courtesy of Butler Photography, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Connecticut Backyard Wedding: Brittany + Frank

Thinking about having a backyard wedding? This Connecticut backyard wedding is sure to give you inspiration for your own. Brittany and Frank’s wedding this past October had many beautiful details including woodsy green elements. Their romantic fairytale dream wedding was captured by photographer Ashley from Ashley Caroline Photography. Read the story, see the photos, and enjoy Brittany + Frank’s wedding after the click…

Ashley Caroline Photography - Connecticut Backyard Wedding

Connecticut Backyard Wedding

The bride tells us, “When Frank & I began our wedding plans, we both knew we wanted an intimate and romantic venue that felt very personal. When my Aunt and Uncle offered their backyard, we were beyond excited and graciously accepted their offer. Frank and I have spent so much time there, during holidays or just having bonfires and cookouts, it always feels like home. From the beginning, I knew I wanted a romantic fairytale in the garden theme. I loved the glam factor of the chandeliers and crystal prisms hanging from the trees while the nature elements encompassed my fiancé. We really wanted to personalize our wedding and focused a lot on the details.”

Ashley Caroline Photography - Backyard Wedding

Ashley Caroline Photography - Connecticut Backyard Wedding

Ashley Caroline Photography - Connecticut Backyard Wedding

Ashley Caroline Photography - Connecticut Backyard Wedding

Ashley Caroline Photography - Connecticut Backyard Wedding

Ashley Caroline Photography - Connecticut Backyard Wedding

Ashley Caroline Photography - Connecticut Backyard Wedding

Ashley Caroline Photography - Connecticut Backyard Wedding

Ashley Caroline Photography - Connecticut Backyard Wedding

“With no wedding planner, my mother — who helped execute our vision — worked endlessly to make our day more beautiful than we imagined it would be. She was the brains behind our romantic fairytale dream. She collected fairytale and romance novels, vintage hand mirrors, candles, crystal prisms and frames. She created our centerpieces and designed our ceremony and cocktail space. Her attention to detail was beyond amazing. We had an unbelievable amount of help from family and friends. My uncle built us a pergola for the ceremony and a bar for the reception. Friends and family helped bake homemade cookies, sew bridal party robes, package s’mores, create wedding signs, and a million other details that were done with love. My fiancé was very hands on, slicing wood for centerpieces and name settings, making our moss mason jar table numbers, and assembling and hanging chandeliers. We created our own programs, wedding menus, and framed prints for an extra personal touch.”

Ashley Caroline Photography - Connecticut Backyard Wedding

Ashley Caroline Photography - Connecticut Backyard Wedding

Ashley Caroline Photography - Connecticut Backyard Wedding

Ashley Caroline Photography - Connecticut Backyard Wedding

Ashley Caroline Photography - Connecticut Backyard Wedding

Ashley Caroline Photography - Connecticut Backyard Wedding

Ashley Caroline Photography - Connecticut Backyard Wedding

“While the hours leading up to the ceremony were a whirlwind, as everyone warned me it would be, I felt much more relaxed when I first saw Frank for our ‘first look’. We were hesitant about seeing each other before the ceremony but I loved the personal time we got to spend together. That afternoon, we were married by a family friend in front of 130 close friends and family. We danced the night away in the tree filled tent, under the chandeliers. Our hearts were bursting with not only our love for each other, but the enormous amount of love we felt from celebrating with family and friends. Our perfect night ended with late night s’mores, pizza, and happily ever after.”

Ashley Caroline Photography - Connecticut Backyard Wedding

Ashley Caroline Photography - Connecticut Backyard Wedding

Ashley Caroline Photography - Connecticut Backyard Wedding

Ashley Caroline Photography - Connecticut Backyard Wedding

Ashley Caroline Photography - Connecticut Backyard Wedding

Ashley Caroline Photography - Connecticut Backyard Wedding

Ashley Caroline Photography - Connecticut Backyard Wedding

Ashley Caroline Photography - Connecticut Backyard Wedding

Ashley Caroline Photography - Connecticut Backyard Wedding

Ashley Caroline Photography - Connecticut Backyard Wedding

Ashley Caroline Photography - Connecticut Backyard Wedding

Ashley Caroline Photography - Connecticut Backyard Wedding

Ashley Caroline Photography - Connecticut Backyard Wedding

Ashley Caroline Photography - Connecticut Backyard Wedding

Ashley Caroline Photography - Connecticut Backyard Wedding

Vendors
Wedding Dress: Allure
Bridesmaid Dresses: Bari Jay
Bridesmaid & Bridal Boutique: East West Bridal
Florist: TK & Browns Flowers
Hair & Makeup: Larissa Lake Makeup Artist & Co.
Tent & Lighting: Edgewood Party Rentals
DJ: Justin LaConche
Caterer: Village Pizza Restaurant of Old Wethersfield

If you enjoyed Brittany and Frank’s Real Wedding, check out Ashley Caroline Photography. You can also see her wedding photographer business listing in the Emmaline Bride local wedding vendor guide.

All images courtesy of Ashley Caroline Photography. All Rights Reserved.