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Alicia and Desi's Fairytale Wedding @ The Riverview, Simsbury, CT


May 31, 2011     WEDDINGS

Alicia and Desi were married on Saturday, May 28th at The Riverview in Simsbury, Connecticut. Alicia and Desi met at UCONN where they went to school and Desi was on the football team. These two are two individuals are the most kind, sweet people you're ever going to meet. I am thrilled to be releasing this blog entry to share their fairytale wedding story.
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Here are a few of my favorite images. Enjoy!

It's all about the shoes, Alicia found her perfect glass slippers!





I'm calling this my his and hers ring pictures. Above the rings are on Alicia's heels with her shoe in the background. Below, the rings sit on the laces of a UCONN game football--never had one of those in my camera bags before.






Terri Krisavage Floral Design made the girls' bouquets.

Make up by Tara Abate.

We took a series of the below image, just love the one with the football. This one is for Desi (my amazing assistant Cherry's idea!), C facing out of course.










Terri Krisavage Floral Design made the girls' bouquets.





Cherry's image above, perfect! Below, Desi seeing Alicia for the first time.








The two ring bearers, above and below--both adorable!

Benson is Alicia and Desi's dog.





Being prepared for rain is always a good thing! Earlier in the week the weather men were calling for rain. We all hoped that it was never going to happen, but said that it was better to be safe than sorry. Alicia ended up renting some umbrellas from Bella Umbrella, I'm convinced because we were prepared it did not rain. Love the parasol!



Alicia and Desi elected to do uplights by The Riverview, in purple.


Second wedding in a row with an amazing cake topper! Alicia surprised Desi with it--it's just the cutest thing (I'm loving the custom cake toppers). Not to mention the toasting flutes couldn't be any cuter. Alicia's figurine came from All Wedding AZ and Desi's figurine came from Custom Action Sports.






Desi's teammates from UCONN football.




Congrats again to Mr. and Mrs. Cullen!

Haylen and Justin's Concarta Cake Topper


May 31, 2011     WEDDINGS

Haylen and Justin were recently married, a couple weeks ago, at Candlewood Inn. Haylen and Justin had some pretty amazing details at their event, including their amazing paper sculpture cake topper from Concarta. I didn't know the vendor at the time, but now that I know, I had to share. Note that they're booked for summer, September 1, 2011 and on you can order this one of a kind creation! I love it!

The detailing in the dress is just like Haylen's, and the bouquet too!!


Alicia and Desi's Wedding Preview: The Riverview


May 29, 2011     WEDDINGS



Alicia and Desi's Wedding Day


May 27, 2011     WEDDINGS










CT Engagement in Litchfield: Brie and Craig


May 26, 2011     ENGAGEMENTS

Brie and Craig are getting married this August in Farmington, Connecticut. The wedding celebration is to take place at the Country Club of Farmington. I recently had a chance to photograph the couple in Litchfield, Connecticut (both at Topsmead State Forest and in the center of town). Below are a few of my favorites, enjoy!

I remember thinking, and saying out loud, this little spot looks like it could be anywhere. I just loved the filtered light, stone wall, and the evergreens. So pretty!!

There were two musicians playing near the building, they were great--good background music!


I totally loved this little spot, I was up on a rock overlooking that path. Thankfully the grass wasn't cut--it's so pretty when it's tall.

Brie and Craig were such good sports, this is one of the first few set ups and I placed them around bumble bees (loud and buzzing around the wisteria). I think it was worth it.












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