It’s always a great thing when a wedding day rolls around. I wake up ready to rock out the time where I will have my awesome Nikons over my shoulders to capture the moments, create some others and to rock out the day.
And while it’s always great when the wedding is an adventure and a days worth of travels away. It’s also great when it’s 15 minutes away as was the case for Danielle and Luke’s wedding as Rosedale Farms & Vineyard in Simbury, Ct. I mean… What a place to have an intimate tented wedding. The vineyards on one side, growing fields on the other. And this day, was just as beautiful as one could hope for. Sure, it was a bit toasty, but that beats a blizzard any day.
When I got to Danielle’s house, it was a nice and peaceful morning. And it was a home made into a salon with out a doubt. I guess that’s what happens when you work at an awesome salon such as Danielle does. All her friends and co-workers getting everyone put together and all set for what will surely be a beautiful wedding…. Her mom in one corner, smiling at times, tears at other times. Her sister, enjoying the moments over on a stool, also a quiet tear at times, being followed by laughter. All in all, it was a great “thing” to walk into and witness and capture.
From there it was off to Rosedale Farms for that first look. Where Luke could finally turn around to see his stunning bride standing behind him. That building energy, the quiet moment… The anticipation….
And after that, the day begins to turn into a whirlwind. They get things wrapped up for the ceremony and as quick as it started, it was over. Seriously, it felt like it was 3 minutes long. Beautiful all the same but it flew by. I think it was a combination of the backdrop and vineyard as a whole. Giving this energy where it just wanted to be photographed, to these two just wanting so badly to be husband and wife… From there it was priceless speeches, a trip to the giant sycamore tree in Simsbury. First dances, and last dances. Great food which was catered by the MAX Group, and a rockin’ fun party where the dance floor was packed….
It was, with out a question, a beautiful wedding on a beautiful day for these two beautiful souls……