When a couple comes to you from a referral, an awesome referral who also great one. And then, when their engagement session time comes around and they come in style, a matching style to what their wedding day will be…. AAAGGHHHH… Off the hook.happens to shoot for you from time to time, you know that they’re going to be a
Their engagement session went down with this energy that was calm yet “aggressive”. The look of love and determination, heart filled photos with attitude and a style that was just so great!!!! I mean… If you don’t remember that post from a while back, these photos are just a couple… From that moment on, honestly before that, but from that moment on. I knew that this Great Gatsby themed wedding was going to be so exciting!!!!
So…… Their wedding day… One thing, before we even get started like that, just so you get a sense of how excited these two are and how they keep each other guessing, Nicole’s wedding day confession: “I was so curious to hear what chris’ vows were going to be lol this kid always has something up his sleeve – you just never know. I’d say referencing a 15 year old girl inside of him hit the curiosity right on the head. Unforgettable for sure! ” -nicole”
Anyway… The day…….. This day, WAS SO PERFECT!!! The sky was blue, the salty breeze coming off the water, up and over the lawn to their perfect venue. Perched – looking over Long Island Sound is the Branford House. Magnificent for sure and what a great fit for their day. The bridal party was so awesome too! Everyone held back on the consumption of spirits amount and instead enjoyed what the morning and early afternoon held all on it’s own. Speaking of the bridal party, without the maid of honor none of this would have even happened and I would have been sitting on my porch crying that I didn’t have a wedding that day. (that’s a complete lie, I would have probably had another wedding. But still……..)… Anyway, back to Katie the maid of honor. Check it, that’s how they met… “My maid of honor katie invited me out one night and Chris just happened to be there. We talked that night and then when I went to leave Chris said ” but I haven’t had time to court You” no clue who even says that but he had me interested and the rest is history.”
“I haven’t had time to court you” Chris??? Hey, no one can question it because you two are awesome!
From there, it wasn’t history because Chris still had to ask her to be his person. His forever. His love and support and he hers… And he did. In great style. Again, keeping her on her toes. “Chris planned to take me to a Christmas tree farm which was one of my favorite things to do during the Christmas season and propose to me. My nephew had other plans and decided to be born in Florida at the beginning of December and I flew back bringing with me and ear infection. That wasn’t going to stop Chris from popping the question. He went up to vermont to a friends cabin and stole a christmas tree from the side of the road on the way home to bring to me. He brought the too tall Christmas tree in the house and after leveling it out i got in the shower to get ready to go out with our friends for dinner. While I was in the shower Chris purt the ring on a glass rose and put it in the tree. I got dressed and still had my hair in a towel when I went out to look at the tree. Chris asked me to look at the tree to see if it was leaning at all and to look at it. Me so oblivious because he always told me that he would never propose around the holidays so you can imagine how shocked I was when I found a glass rose with a beautiful diamond on it. I found the rose and turned around to him on one knee in the living room. “
(falling backwards into the tree and knocking it over… But she still said yes)… (the first half of that statement is false. no tree falling happened)….
For the rest of their wedding, it was pretty perfect, Chris’ main goal “keeping Nicole from flipping out” something they wish they could go back and change about their day… “We wish we could make the day longer”…
So anyway, from the moment when Nicole said “I love you”, because she said it first at the bottom of a coffee mug (It’s a good thing Chris finished that cup of coffee huh?? . To their wedding day to their plans moving on from this day… To which they say are… “To make a baby”… Has this happened yet? haha The things they would share “with the masses” would be…
Tips to future couples: “Do a first look. It is magical! And don’t make it quick give yourself time. During the wedding EAT! We ate all of it including the cake and loved every minute of it!”
To anything else they want to say to everyone: “To say to the masses? We had a blast! Best night of our lives and it wouldn’t have been as awesome without the love we were surrounded with. To You? Thank you thank you thank you. It didn’t seem like we hired a photographer but instead a friend. We can’t wait for Allies wedding, hope to share beer and cheers to the amazing memories.”
- The Branford house
- Only the best! (I guess that would be me… Second shooters Amma Rhea, Joel Callaway, Jacek Dolota)
- Geoff with Local motion
- Your team
- Kelly hinckley
- Hair- Stacy read/ makeup krystalized designs
- Estee bridal
- Nicoles watch was from her nana
- Decadence by dawn
- Bands- Michael’s jewelers
- Formals by antonio
- Wedding divas