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
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
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