Autumn Wedding at Lord Thompson Manor

A bride and groom during their first look at their wedding at Lord Thompson Manor, Thompson CT

Another Lord Thompson Manor wedding in the books? YES PLEASE AND THANK YOU!

Lord Thompson Manor is literally my favorite venue to photograph at for weddings. It feels like a home away from home for me, because hello I grew up in a gorgeous estate in the woods (literally no I did not LOL) It feels like home for me because of the people who run the weddings there. Jackie, Andrew, Ted, Janice and the staff always greet me with a smile and a warm embrace every time I arrive. We breathe a collective sigh of relief because we know the other is in good hands for the whole day. Most importantly: our CLIENTS are in the best hands for their wedding weekend at Lord Thompson.

When Edie and I met over zoom, I knew we had a connection. Her energy is simply UNMATCHED. She radiates pure joy, excitement and love from every ounce of her body! She has such unbridled excitement for life, love and things that make her happy. I knew we were a match immediately.

On her wedding day at Lord Thompson, she came to life for me in true, bright technicolor. Her energy was on fire! Laughter, tears, chanting for people she wanted to show love and appreciation for, it was all there. I have to say, I dabble in my fair share of joy and high vibes and felt at home, cared for and truly appreciated for what I was bringing to Edie and Max’s Lord Thompson Manor wedding.

Creative partners for Edie and Max’s autumn wedding at Lord Thompson Manor:

Ceremony and reception venue, catering, cake, planning, event design and florals: Lord Thompson Manor, Thompson CT @lordthompsonmanor

Bridal gown boutique: A Little Something White, Darien CT @alittlesomethingwhitebridal

Suit designer: Zemos Mens Store, Stamford CT

Mens Barber: Doorbell Barbers @doorbellbarbers

Band: Mass-Conn-Fusion

Videographer: Vantage Point Films, Brookfield CT

Hair and Makeup: KISS Spa, Lord Thompson Manor

Ranger the dog’s handlers: Rhodes Collar, Mystic CT @rhodescollar

A bride gets ready for her wedding at Lord Thompson Manor, Thompson CT
A groom gets a fresh shave for his wedding at Lord Thompson Manor in Thompson CT
Doorbell Barbers brought an elevated level of pampering for the groomsmen and Max before the wedding!
A bride and her wedding party gets ready for her wedding at Lord Thompson Manor in Thompson CT
Ranger was such a good boy all day! I also have to give his handlers for the day, Rhodes Collar a shoutout, they were amazing. I highly recommend them if you want to involve your pup in your nuptials!

I am a sucker for a first look with the Dads on the morning of the wedding. Edie’s Dad was so happy to see her, all gussied up and ready to marry Max.

A bride and groom beam on their wedding day at Lord Thompson Manor in Thompson CT
A bride and groom walk up the stairs for their wedding photos at Lord Thompson Manor in Thompson CT
A groom smiles at his bride at their wedding at Lord Thompson Manor in Thompson CT
Could we have had a more beautiful day for their outdoor fall wedding at Lord Thompson? No. No we could not. It was spectacular!
A bride and groom smile and laugh during portraits for their wedding at Lord Thompson Manor in Thompson CT
A groom dips his bride at their wedding at Lord Thompson Manor in Thompson CT
A bride and groom pose for photos at their wedding at Lord Thompson Manor in Thompson CT
This mossy path in the woods is some BS that literally lives in my soul come to life. Like WHAT ON EARTH??? Literally one of the most beautiful spots for photos! Also, Ted always makes sure it’s free of leaves for us when we come for photos! Love that guy.
A groom poses for photos at his wedding at Lord Thompson Manor in Thompson CT
A bride and groom get silly during their photos at their wedding at Lord Thompson Manor in Thompson CT

It’s no secret to literally anyone I have photographed before that I can get very…excited… when things are just vibing and clicking and looking amazing! I saw Max here, basking in this light looking SO DAPPER during our portraits and I just couldn’t contain my excitement! Which makes people just laugh, literally AT me, which I am A-Ok with, honestly. Keep in mind- his gaggle of groomsmen were literally all standing right behind me, egging him on, so for Max to be able to keep any kind of straight face was super impressive!

At Lord Thompson Manor, literally NO detail gets overlooked. Zero. Zilch. NADA. Feeling a little nip during your ceremony? Grab a warm cozy blanket, that just so happens to be artfully draped over chairs in the ceremony! Not to mention the row if heat lamps to keep you toasty. Drinks are flowing, food is plentiful, florals are abundant and a feast for the eyes and nose…. I could go on and on and on!

OOOOOOO child this warm cider before the ceremony, complete with apple cider donuts? Again, Pinterest wedding come to life, I fully accept!!!
Edie and Max literally spent hours together before their wedding doing photos and having fun. But she could still not contain her emotion and excitement to see Max, standing there at the top of the aisle for her.
Ferns. Fall color. A DOG IN CLOTHES. Flip me over, Sally, I AM DONE!
Also. The sunset? oooooh. so so pretty! I can still feel the warmth of those heaters and feel the sun on my face.
We had a moment. LOL!
Also can I just high five myself here? I LOVE when I get where I need to be for the dip! OK, maybe I also have a chat with the dipper and explain the logistics of the dip and where they need to be in proximity to me for this shot. But I have great reflexes and can scoot on over to get there as well!

Just some fun dancing photos to round out the day! Edie and Max, congratulations on your wedding. Literally everything was beautiful! Thank you for trusting me with your wedding XO

To see more weddings photographed by New England and Connecticut wedding photographer Carla Ten Eyck, click the links below:

Carla’s Wedding Galleries

Adarsha + Jeremy’s Colorful Hindu and Jewish Wedding at the VIP Country Club

Liz and Lisa’s Beautiful wedding at The Log Cabin Holyoke MA

Karyn and Yury’s Summer Wedding at Lord Thompson Manor, Thompson CT

Jill and Mike’s Spring Elopement at Hartford City Hall, Hartford CT

Paula and Justin’s Winter Wedding at The Pavillion at Crystal Lake, Middletown CT

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