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Carlene and Matt: A Lake Valhalla Wedding

by Emma Arendoski

Today we’re featuring this lovely Lake Valhalla wedding by Sarah Lehberger and Peter LaMastro, from Afterglow Photos, based out of Fairfield, Connecticut.

Sarah tells us,

“Carlene and Matt first met in middle school. He was a grade older and she had a crush on him as a little 7th grader.  They didn’t get together until years later after a friend’s 30th birthday party and the rest is history! Carlene and Matt both felt that an outdoor springtime wedding, set on a lake near where they had grown up, would fit their romantic but rustic ideas for their big day.  They decided to have both their ceremony and reception at Lake Valhalla Club, and it was everything they had hoped for (including NO April showers!).  Carlene had been given the gift of her Grandmother’s engagement ring and band, as well as her Mother’s first diamond set in an elegant necklace.  On this day she would honor two of the most important women in her life, and the woman who shaped Matt’s and made him who he is today.

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Carlene looked gorgeous and she chose colors of deep pink, mauve and burgundy with a mocha brown that had a hint of bronze to it to accent everything.  The cupcakes by Baker’s Perfection were adorable and continued the brown or mocha tones.  Yep, we even got to try them – so yummy!  All of the rustic details were beautiful, and the pinks lend themselves to the romantic feel.  The room was drenched in candlelight creating this incredible warmth to the whole reception!  The stone fireplace also helped to set the mood, with a comforting fire on this chilly and windy afternoon.  The venue coordinator, Perry Bonadies, really did a superb job of making the guests and vendors feel at home.  He is one of the top notch people to work with in this business, he really “gets it”, and the food was just delish!!

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So, one thing that Matt and Carlene had expressed to us was that they did not want to be taken away from the dance floor during the reception, as they really wanted to enjoy themselves.  We said, “of course”!  We don’t believe in taking you away from the party.  We’ve been there and we remember how fun it was, and we want to get all those great candids of you and your guests on the dance floor!  That is one of our favorite parts of the whole day!  And, at this reception the guys from DJMC Entertainment, especially Michael Chiefo, rocked the house!”



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Interested in seeing more of Afterglow Photos wedding photography, please visit their website here.

All images courtesy of Afterglow Photos. All Rights Reserved.

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Linda June 10, 2010 - 5:15 pm

Lake Valhalla is such a beautiful place to be married. Great job to the photographers on capturing their day!

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tara June 8, 2010 - 5:12 pm

i love the birdcage for the cards and the yummy cupcakes! looks like it was a beautiful reception.

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