This next gorgeous fete goes out to all you brides-to-be that love all things understated and elegant, but not without a little hint of sparkle. From the beyond beautiful blooms to the pretty as can be paper, this day is all about the romance and love between two high school sweethearts. Dasha Kazakova Photography captured each and every lovely detail, down to the amazing antique Tiffany earrings. Click here for even more.

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From the bride… Our love story began at the start of high school. Steve broke the ice during freshman year by asking me to “go out” via instant message. We dated throughout high school and during our four years together at college. Our lives then took us two hours east, to the wonderful city of Boston. This is where we started our careers and the rest of our lives together. Stephen proposed on the first morning of a 30+ person family vacation! It couldn’t have been more perfect to be celebrating with our loved ones once reaching our vacation destination!

We had just over a year to plan, and our vision was to have a romantic and personal wedding. When we walked into our venue for the first time, it literally took our breath away. We knew immediately that The Riverview was THE place for us.  It was both romantic and fabulous, with its all-over marble, gorgeous chandeliers and sky-high ceilings. Just a few of our personal touches included multi-generational family wedding pictures, cork place card holders for our love of wine, favors containing a secret family recipe of homemade limoncello, table names of our favorite things as a couple and a vintage family car! Our wedding day was a day to remember and a dream come true … finally getting to marry my high school sweetheart and best friend!

Wedding Photography: Dasha Kazakova Photography / Ceremony: St. Mary’s Church in Westfield, Massachusetts / Reception: The Riverview in Simsbury, Connecticut / Wedding Cinematography: Patrik Kisucky of Paradigms Pictures / Flowers: Marina Kostenko (413-262-0517) / Wedding Dress: Lazaro via Allegria Bridal / Bride’s Rose Earrings: Antique Tiffany & Co. from Her Grandmother / Bride’s Shoes: Badgley Mischka / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Amsale via Allegria Bridal / Hair: Ochoa Salon / Makeup: Designer’s Edge / DJ: Nino Cuccovia / Transportation: Deluxe Limousine / Vintage Car: From a Family Friend / Photo Booth: Connecticut Photo Booths / Wedding Invitations: Wedding Invitation Place

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