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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!

Vintage Wedding: Corey + Matt Tie the Knot!

If you’re planning a vintage wedding, you won’t want to miss today’s Real Vintage Wedding feature! Corey and Matt’s New Haven, Connecticut wedding was beautifully styled with DIY details and plenty of vintage wedding accents. The bridesmaid dresses were all handmade by Soho Mode using vintage fabrics, the bride sewed vintage hanky bunting to display in the reception room, vintage pins were used for the table seating chart, and field flowers were displayed in tea tins for chic vintage wedding centerpieces. Instead of a wedding cake, the couple used one huge cupcake and used vintage hand-stamped forks (“I Do” and “Me Too”) with a small photo placed between the prongs of the forks. Their wedding photographer – Michelle of Michelle Gardella Photography – beautifully captured the day from start to finish. She tells us, “Corey and Matt are one of those couples that truly make this world a better place, simply by being in it. Their love for one another completely lit up the entire day, and even complete strangers on Yale’s campus stopped and swooned. While their wedding was filled with wonderful details, and meaningful decorative touches, what I love most about this day is that the focus was on what really matters- love and family.” We couldn’t agree more. Read on to see how their vintage wedding day unfolded after the jump!

Vintage Wedding: Real Wedding - New Haven, Connecticut (Michelle Gardella Photography)

DIY Wedding: Bonnie + Alex at the Carousel

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…

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