There is something so peaceful and beautiful about this Connecticut country wedding, and I am eating it right up. It’s the perfect piece of calm beauty to spend all Friday afternoon soaking up, recharging before the weekend. I absolutely love the intimate love that shines through every one of IRIS Photography‘s fantastic photos. This is just one of those weddings that makes me all warm and fuzzy inside from all the love, commitment, and romance. And those adorable bow ties aren’t too bad to look at either! Click here for the full image gallery.

We met our senior year of high school, in a college interview for FIT. We actually did not get the best first impressions of each other during this meeting! But we both enrolled at FIT and ironically had most of our classes together our first semester and ended up becoming friends. After a lengthy pursuit by Price, we started dating at the beginning of our Sophomore year.
Price proposed in Central Park by the pond. It was an intimate proposal, just the two of us. After the proposal we sat on a bench overlooking the pond and soaked in the moment. Then we made our way to a photography gallery, the union square farmers market, and our favorite ice cream shop. It was all very casual but we spent it doing the things we loved to do together.

We wanted everything to be really personal and really reflect our personalities and our styles. We  tried to use a lot of local suppliers, such as the jam favors. We decided to cut a pie instead of a cake as were both not huge cake fans. And the pies that we offered were gluten free and vegan.

We decided to display our flowers in mason jars as we thought they would be a little more casual and rustic than traditional vases. We also wanted to keep the floral arrangements on a smaller scale so that the  guests didn’t feel blocked and were able to easily talk to other people at their table. Some things we struggled to find what we were looking for, such as the table numbers, so we actually made them ourselves. Price really likes to wear bow ties and wanted to find a special one for the event. He found a cool company that makes limited runs out of vintage fabrics, and they  had just enough fabric in the pattern he liked to make two, one for him and one for the best man!

We actually first found Iris Photography on Style Me Pretty! After looking at the blog and galleries, we knew they would be perfect. We wanted a more photo journalistic style that would allow for more candid’s and less posed shots. This allowed our natural feelings to come through in the photographs. Now when we look at the pictures we can really remember how we felt.

It was just such a happy day and I don’t think well ever forget how it felt! Everything just seemed to come together so perfectly from the weather to all of our personal touches.

Photography:  IRIS Photography / Venue:  Apricots, Farmington CT / Bowties:  Forage / Florals: Lane and Lenge / Pies: Dee’s One Smart Cookie / Bride’s Dress: Nicole Miller / Bridesmaid’s Dresses: Priscilla of Boston / Shoes: Pelle Moda and Kate Spade / Hair: Defining Styles / Ceremony & Cocktail Hour Entertainment: The Hartt School / DJ: Connecticut DJ

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