Oh how I love a good love story – and this one starts way back in middle school.  Lucky for us, it has a very happy ending. With Scobey Photography for Carla Ten Eyck there to capture all the sweetness and fellow Little Black Book Member Dana Bartone as the makeup genius behind the images, how could they go wrong? It’s a classic case of boy meets girl and is a fabulous example of how classic weddings and true love never go out of style. You can see even more of this couple’s love story here…because let’s face it, everyone just loves a happy ending.

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From the talented Scobey Photography for Carla Ten Eyck… They had known each other for literally all of their lives… but the love took a little bit longer. Ryan’s boyhood crush started in middle-school, during one of their family’s yearly summer vacations to the beach. He thought she was the most beautiful thing she had ever seen… and she thought that he was a great friend. So he waited. Patiently. Several summers later, he won her heart… and he’s had it ever since.

Jennifer was the perfect DIY bride: relaxed, creative, and completely willing to roll up her sleeves. Her vision for her and Ryan’s October wedding was elegance: chandeliers, roses, purple, silver and shimmer… and she worked tirelessly to bring it all together. Piece by piece, she booked venues, crafted details, hired vendors and dreamed about her day. It was everything she had hoped for.

The ceremony took place at The Sacred Heart Church in Southbury, CT and then the reception was held at The Candlewood Inn. It was the most beautiful location: giant crystal chandeliers lined the ceiling, and a huge window allowed for a view of the sun setting over the lake. A slider-burger-bar, martini station, seated dinner and lots of dancing made up the party that lasted until the wee hours of the morning. And then there were the cakes! When Ryan is not fighting fires, he loves to fish. So, as a surprise to him, Jen had a groom’s cake made in the shape of a giant sea-bass, Steel Magnolias style. The entire day, from beginning to end, was full of love and family – and we were so blessed to be a part of it.

Photography: Scobey Photography for Carla Ten Eyck / Cinematography: Tom from Vantage Point Films / Hair Salon: Adam Broderick / Makeup Artist: Dana of Dana Bartone / Flowers: Jane from Just for You Floral Design / Ceremony Location: The Sacred Heart / Reception Location: The Candlewood Inn / Dress: Martina Liana / DJ: Alex from Jimmy Dee / Accommodations: Ethan Allen Hotel /  Bride’s Hair: Jan-Marie Sirois, Adam Broderick Salon and Spa

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