Connecticut weddings, wedding photography in North Stonington, vineyard wedding
I’ve been excited for this wedding for a LONG time, partially because I knew how beautiful it would be, and partially because the bride, Margot, is my close friend’s sister. It was as beautiful as anticipated, a small gathering of close family and friends at Jonathan Edwards Winery in North Stonington, Connecticut. Margot and Sean and their families made everything about this wedding so personal, from the handmade paper birdcages on the tables, to the flowers picked from a NYC flower market and the bride’s mother’s garden and arranged into bouquets themselves (they did an incredible job), to the family-style gourmet dinner (by A Thyme to Cook) in the winery’s barrel room. The ceremony was also personal and therefore so meaningful, with family members playing music and reading poetry, vows written by the bride and groom, the chuppah made by the bride’s dad, the ceremony performed by the bride’s grandmother, and a bit of fun thrown in too (fittingly, as this couple has an amazing sense of humor!)–the guests were surprised to find scraps of paper taped under their chairs, each with a small piece of a larger joke that they told together (the same joke the bride told the groom as he was falling in love with her). Heartfelt toasts, amazing music by the Shiny Lapels (first dance: Hokey Pokey), and sparklers rounded off the warm summer evening. It was a beautiful event, and one the guests (and I!) will never forget.