All Kelly and Steve wanted was to get a decent sunset on their wedding day. The Candlewood in Brookfield is known for their spectacular sunsets after all. Well with a 100% overcast day, the odds weren’t looking so great, but just at the end of the day; this happened.
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Here is Ashlyn and Michael’s Real Wedding story as told by them and our Q&A
When was your Wedding? 09-01-2012
What made you choose your wedding date?
Labor day weekend 2010 is when we saw each other and the beach after over a year of not talking after our breakup and rekindle.
Who was the florist? Gail Kamm
What was the weather like, and was it what you hoped for? How did it impact your day?
It was a gorgeous day out . Sunny and 80 degrees.It was exactly what i had hoped for. Made for an easy day taking pictures
Where did you have your Ceremony?
What was the funniest thing that your remember happening?
One of our bridesmaid & groomsman came down the aisle during the ceremony on the opposites sides of what they should have but played it off pretty well
What do you remember most about the Ceremony?
Besides being nervous having to walk down the aisle, I remember the beautiful music, all our guest dressed up looking their best, and of course the first glimpse of my handsome husband!
Dress designer: Priscilla of Boston
Tuxes were provided by Modern Formals
What ended up being your favorite photo?
I love the picture of me standing at the doorway of the lawn club and mike standing on the side of the door leaning on the brick
Where was the Reception held?
What made your reception personalized to your own unique vision and expectations?
The lawn club makes it so easy to add your own flair from centerpieces, table linens, chair sashes to the number of candles you want around the place.. Its whatever you decide
What part of the day do you want to do again and why?
The reception. NHLC did such an amazing job and I didn’t have to worry about anything going wrong.
What regrets, (if any) do you have about the planning of your wedding and your decisions leading up to the day?
No regrets at all… wouldn’t have changed a thing!
What was the total guest count? Why did you pick the number of guests you did? Was it hard to get to that number?
total guest count was 149. The New Haven Lawn Club only holds up to 200 people so we were limited. We invited 200 so I say we had a good turn out
Besides the “getting married ” part, what was the most vivid memory of the day? (groom’s perspective)
Dancing the night away and enjoying a memorable day/night
Besides the “getting married” part, what was the most vivid memory of your wedding day? (bride’s perspective)
I really enjoyed watching our guests have fun and enjoying our day with us.
Wedding and Engagement Rings:Verragio which we bought at Monarch Jewelers
What was the most memorable part of your photography experience with Studio1923? (From engagement all the way till now)
Jerome and his assistants made it so easy to get comfortable in front of the cameras. And just knowing anytime they clicked the camera their would be an amazing photo awaiting!
Where did you take your honeymoon? And how did you like it?
We went to Moorea and Bora Bora for our honeymoon. Words cannot explain how beautiful it is over there. Everyone should experience it once in their lifetime!
Any advice to offer new brides and grooms to-be?