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My Wedding Gown from The White Dress by the Shore



I LOVE my wedding gown, it was so perfect for me and I'm so lucky and happy that I found it (or should I say it found me). I am not a fancy girl and I never really dreamed of what my wedding gown would look like--crazy right?! I was very nervous even thinking about trying on dresses, and knew I needed professional help in the dress department. This is why I decided to go to The White Dress by the Shore. I heard many rave reviews from several of my own brides and met the owner Beth at various wedding vendor parties. I knew I was going to be in good hands, my assumption was 150% correct.
At my first (and only) appointment to try on gowns I got to meet and work with Flo, LOVE FLO! What a gem! I tried on several gowns and at one point I had a beautiful gown that looked lousy on me, but said "love the ruffles." Flo stepped out of the room and came back a few minutes later with my ruffled gown. I tried it on, and knew that was this Judd Waddell gown was the one for me--along with the "sparkle belt" that I fell in love with when I tried on a previous dress minutes earlier. I also selected the veil at this point and decided that I needed to rent a fur.
Flo and Beth took care of me from the moment I stepped in the store. When my dress came in we picked out jewelry, it was awesome to be able to try it all on with my actual dress. The fittings went really well, and in the end it truly was my perfect dress.



Flo took the above right picture so my Mother could be in the photo.

Above right is the final appointment, the pick-up.

Eme's Us Angels flower girl dress and Sarah's Jenny Yoo dresses are also from White Dress.

My Mom's Modern Trousseau dress was also from White Dress, as well as her beautiful earrings and pin.


CT Wedding at Candlewood Inn: Haylen and Justin


May 23, 2011     WEDDINGS

Haylen and Justin were married at The Candlewood Inn in Brookfield, Connecticut on May 14, 2011. The weather held out for this wonderful couple, it was a beautiful day and event.
Below are a few of my favorite images. Enjoy!

I loved Haylen and Justin's invites, Vera Wang Fine Papers, from Truly Yours LLC.

Above is grandma's ring, below Haylen's engagement ring.


Flowers by Bunch of Blooms

I adore these fabulous earrings!

Something blue, Kate Spade Shoes -- love them!

Hair and make-up by the highly talented, and one of my personal favorites, Naomi Martinez Studio and Salon.

Wedding dress hanger by the super popular (and busy) Lila Frances Wedding Dress Hangers via Etsy.

Wedding dress from Katherine's Bridal Boutique in Alexandria, Virginia.


Haylen and Justin were getting ready in the same hotel, which means I get to visit both prior to the ceremony, wahoo!! They got ready at the Ethan Allen Hotel in Danbury, Connecticut.




I can not take credit for this idea, absolutely loved these images of the guys in bed.




Justin seeing Haylen for the first time.


Haylen's parents after her father gave her away, beautiful moment.


Flowers by Bunch of Blooms

Haylen's brother performed the wedding ceremony.


























DJ/Entertainment by 74 Events, Gary was awesome!!





I love this little cake topper, and I don't know where it came from. I'm stumped! It looks just like Haylen's dress so I'm guessing it's custom, and the bouquet is perfect too! I wonder what the kitties names are?



CT Wedding at Candlewood Inn: Haylen and Justin Preview


May 15, 2011     WEDDINGS

Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Stevens!



CT Wedding: Haylen and Justin's Wedding Day


May 13, 2011     WEDDINGS





CT Engagement in Litchfield: Emily and MIke


May 9, 2011     ENGAGEMENTS

Emily and Mike are to be married in June 2011 and their wedding celebration is be held at The Barns at Wesleyan Hills. Emily and Mike are such an adorable couple, very fun spirited. I had a great time photographing their engagement, can't wait for the wedding!
Here are a few of my favorite images. Enjoy!














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