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Intimate 30 Guest Wedding in Woodstock

I’ve heard about a million Brides say if they could change on thing about their wedding, they’d scale down the guest list. They’d opt for an intimate gathering of their nearest and dearest, which is exactly the approach this couple took. With just 30 friends and family to bear witness, they tied the knot at the most charming Connecticut mansion you ever did see. And what’s better? We’ve got the gallery from Yaritza Colon to swoon inside and out.

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Summer
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Mansion
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Casual

From Yaritza Colon Photography… Gabe and Brooke had a very beautiful and intimate wedding with just closest friends and family at a wonderful Connecticut Mansion where Brooke’s uncle also has a restaurant. They had originally planned a larger event, but then changed their vision to a small intimate gathering of about 30 guests.

From the Bride… When we first got engaged, we were planning on having a larger wedding with 100 guests or more. But when it came down to it, we wanted our special day to be pure and simple so we could enjoy every moment of what we were doing – committing to each other for life – and not be distracted by throwing a huge event.

Once we decided to go intimate, we also made an effort to see to it that we enlisted as many people as we knew as possible to help us. For example, my uncle is a co-owner of the Mansion at Bald Hill, and our good friend and talented musician did the ceremony music. In doing so, we were totally surrounded by people we knew and loved. It gave the whole day a really light-hearted, comfortable, and joyful feel. If I could go back and do it again, I would have done it the same way!

One of my favorite parts of the day was getting ready in one of the rooms at the Mansion with my Mom and my sister. We were drinking mimosas, getting pretty, and just hanging out having a good time. It really set the tone for the whole day.

Another totally memorable part of the day was after dinner when our siblings took glass markers and went to town on our car with things like ‘Honk! Just Married’ and ‘Love birds right here’. They even attached cans to the undercarriage! Driving away to our honeymoon with our car like that felt so classic and fun. We got almost 20 honks! By the time we got to the bed and breakfast, there was a thunderstorm and it was absolutely pouring out. All dressed up, we made a run for it to our room where there was a bottle of champagne on ice waiting for us! The whole thing felt like a scene from a movie.

Photography: Yaritza Colon Photography | Floral Design: Windy Acres Florist | Wedding Dress: Allure Bridals | Bride's Shoes: Ann Taylor | Hair: Sarah Audrey Salon | Cake/Fruit Tart: Soleil And Sons Bakery | Ceremony Musician: Justin Gillen | Venue: Mansion At Bald Hill

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Bright Summer Vineyard Wedding

My recipe for a perfect summer wedding? A stunning outdoor venue, loads of sunshine and peonies + garden roses everywhere you look. It’s that simple. Of course, a crew of A-team vendors like Summer Street PhotographyHana Floral DesignGourmet Galley and Wilson Stevens Productions doesn’t hurt one bit either. See the pretty results for yourself and don’t miss the film from The Pixel Perfection.

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Elegance

From The Bride…Tyler and I knew from the start that we wanted our wedding to center on family, friends, laughter and love. We have known each other since high school and we were so excited to celebrate our big day with family and friends who have watched us grow both individually and as a couple over the ten years that we have been together. Our first step in planning our wedding was to find a unique, memorable venue. We knew from the moment we first visited Saltwater Farm Vineyard that it fit the bill. The vineyard served as a beautiful backdrop for our ceremony and our reception was held on in the venue’s converted airplane hangar. With help from amazing vendors, our wedding was beyond what we ever could have imagined.

We awoke to amazing weather the morning of the wedding. I spent the afternoon sipping mimosas with my bridesmaids as the girls from New Leaf Hear Studio (I’ve been a loyal client for over a decade!) did our hair and makeup in the vineyard’s bridal suite. Yumiko from Hana Floral Design built the bouquets and floral arrangements around my favorite flowers, peonies and garden roses, and Jennifer Glissmeyer from Gourmet Galley made sure the whole day went perfectly.Tyler and I decided early on that we wanted to share a “first look” before the wedding. I am so happy we did – it was such a special moment for the two of us to share before the ceremony. The big day feels like a whirlwind – my advice to brides is to soak-in and savor as many little moments as possible – from the seconds just before you walk down the aisle to watching friends and family enjoying themselves at the reception.

Photography: Summer Street Photography | Flowers: Hana Floral Design | Cake: Felicia's Sweetface Pastry Shoppe | Bridesmaids Dresses: Monique Lhuillier | Caterer: Gourmet Galley | Band: Splash! | Favors: The Succulent Source | Groom's Attire: Calvin Klein | Groomsmen's Attire: Calvin Klein | Bride's Dress: Marisa | Event Venue: Saltwater Farm Vineyard | Invitations & Paper Goods: Ruby The Fox | Makeup/Hair: New Leaf Hair Studio | Video: The Pixel Perfection

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Preppy Beachfront Wedding In Old Lyme

Even though we’re excited summer is finally here, this peaceful end of summer wedding has us yearning for the oceanfront just as much. Sandy beaches, crystal blue water, ah… I can almost feel the salty ocean breeze just thinking about it. Needless to say, I could get lost in this gallery for a while. So keep scrolling and enjoy the ocean, and love’s, grandeur thanks to IRIS Photography‘s images.


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Summer
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Beach Club
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Romantic

From IRIS PhotographyKatrina and Charles’ wedding last September at the 1940s shingled Old Lyme Beach Club, had a nice mix of preppy and unconventional…Katrina’s processional was to Led Zeppelin’s Over the Hills and Far Away, setting the tone for a more laid back beach side end of the summer soiree.

The couple are intrepid world travelers but wanted to come back to Charles’ hometown and ‘home beach’ to get married. The wild flowers and yellow linens complemented the cornflower blue and weathered shingles setting of the Beach Club. LBB member Sixpence For Your Shoe planners did a wonderful job pulling all the elements together.

From Sixpence For Your ShoeSet on the day before equinox, Katrina and Charles’ seaside wedding at Old Lyme Beach Club was one for the books. Inspired by embracing summer for just one last day, we designed a buttoned-up beach club wedding featuring a cheerful palette of sunshine and deep blue sky paired with natural elements. Sweet details, such as escort cards strung up in an old boat and a bird inspired fabric for cocktail hour, infused a sense of fun into the day. Guests dined both in and out the 1940s clubhouse, with bistro bulb lighting lending old fashioned whimsy. Tables were set with soft buttery yellow linen, rattan chargers, and cheerful blue mason jars overflowing with wildflowers. Friends and family danced all night under a string lit tent that twinkled like stars, and at the end of the night, hopped on school buses with fresh baked, warmed donuts in hand.

Photography: IRIS Photography | Event Planning: Sixpence For Your Shoe | Floral Design: Azalea Floral Design | Wedding Dress: Wedding Atelier | Wedding Cake: J Cakes | Stationery: Sixpence For Your Shoe | Reception Venue: Old Lyme Beach Club | Bridesmaids Dresses: J Crew | Hair And Makeup: Naomi's Studio & Salon | Band: Big Party Orchestra | Dessert: Beach Donut Shop | Event Lighting: Shindig Lighting | Linens: BBJ Linen | Linens: La Tavola | Rentals: Party Rental LTD | Wedding Sign: Sweet Carolina Collective

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