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Port Hampton Marina at Saint Clements Castle Wedding Photography Photos TAB Photographic Ct. When an engagement session goes like theirs did (which can be seen ::here:: ), you know their wedding will be just as awesome…

Then, you get a text from a VERY concerned bride….. Her venue burned down and she was on the hunt for a new location. She was lucky enough to find another great option at Saint Clements Castle in Portland, Ct. The Marina building to be exact, down on the river, the views, the possibilities…. And here came her wedding day, so excited. And upon pulling into the Marina. It started pouring. hard. And during the ceremony, it started raining hard. And during the reception. Yup… Rain.

Port Hampton Marina at Saint Clements Castle Wedding Photography Photos TAB Photographic Ct. You may be asking why I’m talking about all this non-sense about their day. And well, it wasn’t nonsense, it was their day. The way it was unfolding, their day…. And the other reason I’m talking about it is for one simple reason…. Because NOT ONCE did I hear either of them complain. They took each moment for what it was and embraced it and that alone, has the power to make a wedding day awesome! Though in all honesty it was also the hardest part of the day. “Navigating the inevitable ups and downs that come with planning; although we had a little more than we bargained for!! And the seating chart; seating charts are stressful!”

That and the entire Mondo pizza that the bride and her brides maids devoured. That was actually her bridal confession. While I don’t normally share them public with the specific wedding, I couldn’t resist with this one. “My bridesmaids and I were demolishing a Mondo’s Pizza about an hour before ceremony time. And I believe we have the photos to prove it :)” And yes! I have pics to prove it and they’re awesome. haha…

Port Hampton Marina at Saint Clements Castle Wedding Photography Photos TAB Photographic Ct. Anyway… Let’s rewind to 2007… That’s like forever ago!!! To be exact – “Summer of 2007. I was babysitting, relieving the daytime babysitter of her duties. Waleeds brother was friends with her, and was there. As soon as he saw me he said ‘You’d be perfect for my brother.’ The rest is history. We went on a blind date a week later- at the movie theater and saw ‘Oceans 13.’ We both agree that watching a movie is a horrible blind date idea. But apparently not that horrible! ;)”

And then let’s fast forward to an October evening  – “It was my birthday. We were on our way to my birthday dinner at my favorite Thai restaurant, and he asked if I wanted to take a walk hill at Horsebarn Hill at UConn and watch the sunset. I was hungry but obliged because it was a beautiful October evening. As I’m taking sunset pics with my iPhone he acts like he has a rock in his shoe, very believably. I realize he’s taking a long time to stand back up. I glance over and realize he’s down on knee. We spent the next half hour sitting in tall grass, basking in beautiful light and watched the sun dip behind the Uconn campus.”

I guess the Thai food become secondary on this day because she obviously said yes.

Port Hampton Marina at Saint Clements Castle Wedding Photography Photos TAB Photographic Ct. It would be so incredibly easy to go on about their day. About all the dancing, the non-stop dancing. I could write an entire story on how, in the rain, these two were so willing to work with my thoughts and ideas. Walking thru the wet grass, over and thru the weeds and out onto the rocks that roll into the river for certain photos. Or how in the pouring rain, toward the end of the evening, these two were not only willing to pose with out an umbrella but said “let’s keep shooting, these photos mean the world”….. For all they knew I could have been taking selfies. haha… (But I wasn’t)…

In departing, I want to share the advice that Meagan wrote because she pretty much nailed it on the head: “The day won’t go exactly as you envisioned or planned; it may rain or the button that is bustling on your dress may pop off (hehe) but take a deep breath and cherish the moment you’re in together; because it goes by in a flash. The photos are all you have that’s tangible after your wedding day- so don’t take it lightly. Find someone that understands you as a couple; and captures the love the way you want to look back on It 50 years from now.”

So now… The photos and down below the photos you can leave a comment and love if you feel the need.

Vendors: 

Venue: Port Hampton Marina at Saint Clements Castle

Photographer: “the best one ever” (her words not mine. haha) : TAB Photographic

DJ: DJ Frank Zappulla

Flowers: McKenna’s Flower Shop

Hair and Make Up: Salon Naomi

Dress: Stella York

Shoes: Badgley Mischka

Cake: Chimirris Bakery

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Port Hampton Marina at Saint Clements Castle Wedding Photography Photos TAB Photographic Ct.

Port Hampton Marina at Saint Clements Castle Wedding Photography Photos TAB Photographic Ct.

Port Hampton Marina at Saint Clements Castle Wedding Photography Photos TAB Photographic Ct.

Port Hampton Marina at Saint Clements Castle Wedding Photography Photos TAB Photographic Ct.

Port Hampton Marina at Saint Clements Castle Wedding Photography Photos TAB Photographic Ct.

Port Hampton Marina at Saint Clements Castle Wedding Photography Photos TAB Photographic Ct.

Port Hampton Marina at Saint Clements Castle Wedding Photography Photos TAB Photographic Ct.

Port Hampton Marina at Saint Clements Castle Wedding Photography Photos TAB Photographic Ct.

Port Hampton Marina at Saint Clements Castle Wedding Photography Photos TAB Photographic Ct.

Port Hampton Marina at Saint Clements Castle Wedding Photography Photos TAB Photographic Ct.

Port Hampton Marina at Saint Clements Castle Wedding Photography Photos TAB Photographic Ct.

Port Hampton Marina at Saint Clements Castle Wedding Photography Photos TAB Photographic Ct.

Port Hampton Marina at Saint Clements Castle Wedding Photography Photos TAB Photographic Ct.

Port Hampton Marina at Saint Clements Castle Wedding Photography Photos TAB Photographic Ct.

Port Hampton Marina at Saint Clements Castle Wedding Photography Photos TAB Photographic Ct.

Port Hampton Marina at Saint Clements Castle Wedding Photography Photos TAB Photographic Ct.

Port Hampton Marina at Saint Clements Castle Wedding Photography Photos TAB Photographic Ct.

Port Hampton Marina at Saint Clements Castle Wedding Photography Photos TAB Photographic Ct.

Port Hampton Marina at Saint Clements Castle Wedding Photography Photos TAB Photographic Ct.

Port Hampton Marina at Saint Clements Castle Wedding Photography Photos TAB Photographic Ct.

Port Hampton Marina at Saint Clements Castle Wedding Photography Photos TAB Photographic Ct.

Port Hampton Marina at Saint Clements Castle Wedding Photography Photos TAB Photographic Ct.

 

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Mason's Island Yacht Club Mystic Ct. Wedding Photographer TAB Photographic

Mason's Island Yacht Club Mystic Wedding Photographer“Brendan and I met during our first year at the University of Connecticut. We were friends at first but soon realized we were soul mates when complete strangers would ask us how long we’d been together because it seemed like forever (we weren’t even dating yet!). It was evident we cared deeply for each other and connected in a very special way early on. The rest is history.”

Well, the rest wasn’t or isn’t history because these two, instead of the rest being history, I think they’re going to make history. The way these two are together, honestly, from our engagement session in NYC to their wedding day. They just seem so incredibly connected… Across the spectrum, connected… Maybe it’s just the way Carly handles her life because if you saw the connection everyone in their family has, it’s almost magic.

Mason's Island Yacht Club Mystic Ct. Wedding Photographer TAB PhotographicAnyway, their wedding day, a rainy wind swept day…. That is, till they walked down the aisle because then – then the day lightened up. Yea, there were storm clouds still decorating the sky, but gosh, they just helped create some awesome. So we won’t complain about those. And it was fitting to be having their day on the water since Brendan asked Carly to marry him.

“Brendan woke me up on a chilly but mostly sunny January morning and asked me if I wanted to go for a walk on the beach. I said yes and hopped out of bed without a stitch of make up on and without a coffee in my system (I had NO idea what was about to happen). We sat down on a bench near the beach when I suddenly look over and he is down on one knee asking me to be his wife! He had hidden a bottle of champagne right near the bench and we celebrated our excitement right away. We spent the rest of the morning in a cafe eating eggs and sharing the news with all of our loved ones.”

2016-08-17_00452016-08-17_0032So from the engagement to the wedding, looking back on the day, it was the family and friends Carly remembers most. Not surprising at all… From the moment they walked in during introductions which Carly recalls as “one of the most amazing and overwhelming experiences of our lives” to her family members surprising them with singing their first dance. Family members filling the instrument positions and rocking it out for sure!!!

The only thing they said they would change, which is probably something every couple should listen to, “is to be able to make it last longer and go slower. I’d love to just relive the day over and over again. That’s what pictures are for!”.

So that’s just it folks. Slow down… Slow down as much of your life as you can. take it in and live in the moments because in the end, that’s all you have.

(you can always leave them some love in the comment spot below all the pics)

Band: ETA Music

Photographer: TAB Photographic

Hair and Makeup: Hair Unique

Dress: Nicole Miller

Mens Attire: J. Crew

Venue: Mason’s Island Yacht Club

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Oceancliff Newport RI wedding photographers TAB Photographic

Posts have been a little slower in the past month or so, not because shooting hasn’t been happening but quite the opposite. Tons of shooting, some traveling, some accidents and hey, the new website is coming! Like in the next day or two coming!

In the mean time, I wanted to post a handful of images from such an awesome wedding for Jason and Anna. Their style, put together with such a great florist – Green Lion based out of Rhose Island teamed up with Lo from Lolo Events, and it was just stellar!

Unfortunately, I can’t post a ton of images on the site because this wedding is working on being featured by two awesome Newport publications. So for now, enjoy the teasers till the full post can come out.

The Day’s Vendors:

Venue: Oceancliff Newport Rhode Island

Photography: TAB Photographic (me)

Wedding Event Planner: Lolo Events

Florist: Green Lion

Cake: Ellie’s Bakery

Hair and Make Up: Bella Beauty Bridal

Shoes: Kate Spade

Dress: Essence of Australia

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