Posted July 1, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 7 Comments
This handmade Connecticut wedding is something special you’re sure to love! The couple, Michele and Nick, craftily worked handmade details into their Connecticut wedding to make it pop. Their wedding ceremony was held at the St. Matthew Lutheran Church (in Avon); a bold reception followed at the premier Farmington Gardens. Michele and Nick’s wedding was captured avidly by Michelle from Michelle Gardella Photography. Find out – from the bride! – which handmade details made it into the wedding after the click…
Posted November 5, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 4 Comments
Hello, hello! On Friday, we showed you part one of this incredibly gorgeous DIY Rustic Wedding. Today, we’re proud to reveal part two of Maggie and Stephen’s special day with the First Look, Ceremony, and Reception. And… the bride, Maggie, handcrafted all of the details herself (and she did an incredible job!) If you’re looking for DIY rustic wedding inspiration, today’s feature has it all: a barn reception, mason jar lanterns, chalkboards, a vintage suitcase card box, handmade chair signs, a vintage photo wall, and much more. Read on to reveal Part Two of this gorgeous wedding, beginning with a teary-eyed groom in a candid First Look. Enjoy!
The First Look
Maggie and Stephen decided to do a ‘first look’ and we’re glad they did: check out the groom’s candid reaction!
Posted November 2, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!
One of the most memorable moments of the wedding day is getting ready. The bride shares in those excited, anticipatory moments with her mom, Maid of Honor, and bridesmaids as she gets her hair and makeup done; meanwhile, the groom, Best Man, and groomsmen get ready and share in a celebratory toast. Since these moments are so unforgettable, we’re sharing the ‘Getting Ready’ portion of Maggie and Stephen’s Real Wedding today as a prelude to the ceremony and reception. Michelle of Michelle Gardella Photography captured this couple’s anticipation so vividly that one can almost feel like they’re in the room. Watch as the bride receives a special note from her groom, gives her father a teary “first look”, and smiles with bridesmaids as she prepares to walk down the aisle in 3…2…1…
Posted September 13, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 2 Comments
Ice cream, corn fields, and a beautiful sunset made for a great Connecticut engagement session. Lisa and Mark’s engagement session started off with some tasty treats at Main Street Creamery in Old Wethersfield. Then Michelle from Michelle Gardella Photography took them to a hidden location among willow trees and corn fields. The session finished with a setting sun along a breathtaking lake, and one happy couple splashing around!
Posted August 8, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 2 Comments
This Crossed Keys Inn wedding is delightful! Carissa and Rudy’s wedding at the Crossed Keys Inn in Andover, New Jersey is rustic and handmade. The Inn’s unique charm and outdoor venue made this bed and breakfast an exquisite place for their wedding. Elements to absolutely love include handmade wedding invites, ring pillow, wedding attire, flower colors, and crafted wooden card box. You’ll also fall in love with the hanging glass window that doubled as an escort card display, chalkboard plaque table numbers, hanging monogram, and signature drink signage. Photographer Michelle from Michelle Gardella Photography captured a beautiful bride, handsome groom, and a remarkable event that all will never forget…
Posted June 12, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 2 Comments
This Liberty State Park engagement session is adventurous, and has one cute couple! Molly and Mike’s engagement session at the park included great landmarks such as the Central Railroad of New Jersey Terminal, Empty Sky 9-11 Memorial, and breathtaking views of Manhattan. Capturing their memorable day and all of its meaning is Michelle from Michelle Gardella Photography. Find out more…
Posted May 4, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment
Kelly and Tyler’s wedding at the Simsbury 1820 House was beautiful! They celebrated with family and best friends at this unique and memorable wedding located in Simsbury, Connecticut. Capturing the fun and joy shared by all in attendance was the photography team of Michelle and Thomas from Michelle Gardella Photography. The elegant details in and around this historic manor made for some truly pretty pictures of one happily married couple…
Posted March 19, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 8 Comments
April and Justin’s wedding at the Red Lion Inn was spectacular! The Red Lion Inn in Cohasset, MA offers a setting of French country design and New England hospitality. The inn’s romantic ambiance with April and Justin’s whimsical style made for a gorgeous wedding! Some of April and Justin’s wedding details included mason jar centerpieces, earthy boutonnieres, and vintage wedding tags. One of the neatest items was their Polaroid photobooth supplied by their photographers. The photobooth offered a custom wooden pallet backdrop that lent a fun DIY feeling to guests’ captured photographs. April and Justin’s love for one another was captured by Michele and Thomas from Michelle Gardella Photography. This photography team’s ability to capture both April and Justin’s amicable love for one another and the wedding’s vast details was profound. You’ll absolutely want to gaze upon these photographs captured at this Red Lion Inn wedding and read more about the couple…
Posted March 9, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 5 Comments
Happy Friday morning! Grab a cup of coffee because we’re about to kick your creativity’s you-know-what into ultra-high gear. If you’ve ever considered crafting a DIY wedding invitation, this post may nudge you in the right direction. Today, we’re sharing an incredible wedding invite (handmade by the bride!) with beautiful photographs captured by the always lovely Michelle Gardella Photography. When Michelle received Esther’s DIY wedding invitation in the mail, she was blown away. Not only did this crafty bride-to-be find time to handcraft this invitation, but she did it with utmost creativity and style! (Her fiance, Ho Kai, also helped. What a great groom!) Read on to see this oh-so-sweet invite and find out how to craft yours!
Posted October 26, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 12 Comments
Let your heart throb for this DIY wedding! This DIY wedding is the creation of two artists, Bonnie and Alex. Bonnie the bride and Alex the groom went all out collaborating, crafting, and creating perfect handmade elements that detailed their DIY wedding. This beautiful bride and dashing groom not only designed a most splendid handmade wedding but chose the quintessential wedding photography team Michelle and Thomas from Michelle Gardella Photography to photograph it. With the ceremony overlooking New Haven Harbor and Long Island Sound, Bonnie and Alex shared their vows on the sandy beach at Lighthouse Point Park in New Haven, CT. Housed inside the reception area were delectable hors d’oeuvres adorning burlap table cloths, mason jar centerpieces, and a personalized Alex + Bonnie cake topper in front of the park’s famous Carousel. Ready and willing to answer your wedding questions and provide detail into her DIY wedding is Bonnie! Find out what she has to say after the jump…
Posted August 1, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 8 Comments
Earlier today we mentioned we were bringing you a DIY vintage wedding in our blog. Did we mention it would knock your socks off? It will. Prepare to be inspired!
Posted June 13, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 3 Comments
We’re head over heels for engagement shoots that show off a couple’s chemistry. This Connecticut engagement shoot featuring Tracy and Tom is no exception! Michelle of Michelle Gardella Photography did a beautiful job capturing these two lovebirds throughout many Connecticut hot spots, including an aquarium with some of the sweetest shots we’ve ever seen. Michelle fills us in on some background details of the day. Take it away, Michelle!
“This engagement shoot with Tracy and Tom in Mystic, Connecticut was so much fun! We started at the Mystic Aquarium and one of the beluga whales came right up behind where they were sitting and starting posing for the camera! He even made a kissy face at the glass. We saw jellyfish, sting rays and tons of tropical fish. After a healthy lunch of french fries, onion rings and hot dogs we made our way to the historical Mystic Seaport. This is an incredible outdoor marine time museum filled with character. After exploring the old boats and vintage charm it was off to the center of town for ice cream cones along the shore. This couple loves to laugh and it was a photographer’s dream capturing their chemistry. They are getting married this coming winter (there is a photo set of the numbers 12-10-11 from the buildings around town) and their day is going to be filled with handmade love! Can’t wait!”
Posted April 21, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 4 Comments
We all have a place in our hearts for our college campuses. Well, Robyn and Lou made a day of it with their photographer Michelle from Michelle Gardella Photography. Their Yale engagement photo shoot started with riding vintage bicycles around the Yale campus kicking it old school, teaching the cool kids how to be cool. Then off they went exploring around the backwoods of New Haven, setting up a campsite of love and playing with their handmade mustaches. And with a fierce desire for some amazing vegan cooking, they went to Claire’s Corner Copia in downtown New Haven. Those chocolate chip pancakes are making us hungry! See for yourself…
Posted March 4, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 3 Comments
We’re excited to show off this beautiful Connecticut greenhouse engagement shoot! Joyce and Jorge’s February engagement shoot moved from fun play at Buds and Blossoms Greenhouses and Woodland Gardens to tasty cheese burgers at the Shady Glen Restaurant. These beautiful images are via the lovely Michelle of Michelle Gardella Photography.
Posted February 2, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 9 Comments
We love every single thing about Kathy & Keller’s engagement session photographed by the lovely Michelle Gardella Photography. It took place on January 30th at a private boarding school in Connecticut where Keller works (and where the couple will be married!). The engagement shoot began at the library where the couple snuggled under blankets, strung a whimsical garland of library books and stole kisses behind the stacks. In the next location, the classroom chalkboard added tons of charm: Kathy blew heart kisses at Keller and they re-enacted their proposal. In the final location outside, the brick wall symbolized their solid bond as they held hands, red hearts, and each other in warm embraces. This is a memorable engagement shoot because it intimately portrays two people who are true soul mates. We can’t wait to see their wedding photos! Enjoy! ♥