Bee and Thistle Inn Wedding Old Lyme CT

A couple snuggles at their wedding at The Bee and Thistle Inn in Old Lyme CT

Brianna and Sam were married at one of my very favorite Connecticut venues, The Bee and Thistle Inn in Old Lyme on a gorgeous Saturday in September. It was threatening to rain most of the day, and the skies were gloomy and dark and dramatic, and while I kind of loved the light it was giving us for our portraits I was sending little prayers to the universe to please just let them get married outside by the river like they had envisioned since booking this charming spot for their wedding! We had planned the schedule with perfection and everything was flowing so well, so when we were all assembled for their ceremony and Brianna came floating down that long walk on the grass and the sun burst through the clouds quite literally as the song ‘Here Comes the Sun’ by the Beatles was playing I almost burst into tears! I wanted to yell and point and say ‘GUYS!!!! Do you get it??? How awesome is this???’ But I mean, yeah, of course they all got it and were all just as happy and excited that Brianna and Sam got this powerful moment sent straight from the universe as they began their ceremony to unite their families as one.

During dinner I saw the sun was making some magical light and ran up to Brianna and Sam and without hesitation they joined me by the river for a semi-quiet moment (because, you know I get excited and yell and stuff and it’s pretty much the opposite of quiet) and we created some magical images that they will have to treasure forever.

Brianna and Sam, thank you for trusting me with your day, with your hearts and your time. I treasure these images so much! Here’s to an amazing start together! XOXO

Creative Partners for the day:

venue: The Bee and Thistle Inn, Old Lyme CT

gown: Romona Keveza from The White Dress by the Shore, Clinton CT

hair and makeup: J Kinford Beauty Group

catering and cake: The Bee and Thistle Inn, Old Lyme CT

planning: The Unstoppable Tosh Urbowicz of the Bee and Thistle Inn, Old Lyme CT

flowers: Ballek’s Garden Center, Easthampton CT

wood table numbers: E&B Creative via Etsy

wood signs: Flora South Designs via Etsy

ceremony arch: The Rustic Barn, Killingworth CT

A bride gets ready at her wedding at the Bee and Thistle Inn in Old Lyme CT A bride looks out the window before her wedding at the Bee and Thistle Inn in Old Lyme CT

A bride and groom on the property of the Bee and Thistle Inn in Old Lyme CT

To see more fantastic and romantic weddings by Carla Ten Eyck, click the links below:

Carla’s favorites from weddings she has photographed all over the world

Brandon + Michael’s Eustis Estate Wedding , Milton MA

Liane + Alex’s Wedding at The Branford House, Groton CT

Jill + Mike’s Harkness Park Wedding in Waterford CT

Casey + Dave’s Wedding at The Owenego Inn, Branford CT


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