Harkness Memorial State Park Wedding from Carla Ten Eyck Photography
July 28, 2011
New England
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I don't know what it is about this Connecticut wedding, but I am in an absolute daydream, walking through all the dreamy photos from Carla Ten Eyck Photography. Maybe it's the soft, subdued color palette, or that sweet cake from A Thyme to Cook, or the fantastic flowers from Hana Floral Design that make my mind start to wander to such a pretty place. Whatever it is, it is pure perfection. The whole affair works together in such a way that you can just tell it was a very happy day. When you're ready to rub elbows with this gorgeous bride with me, click here for the full image gallery and dream away your day.

Harkness State Park Wedding

Hair and Makeup by the always talented Jennie Fresa Beauty Library.

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From Carla Ten Eyck Photography ... This sweet couple declared their vows in an amphitheater over looking Long Island Sound at Harkness State Park, where the groom's family would visit often during his childhood. During the ceremony, they included a parent recognition ceremony and wine ceremony. The father of the groom surprised the couple by playing the accordion as they walked down the isle while the groom's aunt played the violin.

This wedding was overflowing with beautiful and ecologically sustainable details which the couple wanted to use from local vendors. Details included a tent decorated with cornflower, butter and white colored lanterns, two local cheese stations, bamboo paper with soy ink, a candy bar, lilac bush wishing tree, bird's nest name cards and cake decorations, and food recipes from the Bride herself.

Photography: Carla Ten Eyck Photography / Hair: Nedelyn Perry, Jennie Fresa Beauty Library / Makeup: Emily Denny, Jennie Fresa Beauty Library / Flowers: Hana Floral Design / Dress Designer: Maggie Sottero / Event Coordinator: Gina of A Thyme to Cook / Cake: A Thyme to Cook / Ceremony Location: Oceanside Ampitheater, Harkness Memorial State Park / Reception Location: Eiola Mansion, Harkness Memorial State Park / Invitations: Bamboo Paper and Soy Ink-Sustainable from NYC / Shoes: Hey Lady Shoes / DJ:Todd from Powerstation Events