The White Barn at South Farms in Morris, CT, was a perfect backdrop for Andrea and Marty’s classic wedding. Looking at the setup for the reception, you can see unique and modern touches throughout the rustic and chic design of the space — a beautiful contrast to how the bridal party was dressed in their classy formal dresses and suits. The bride wore a dress from Kleinfeld, and the Groom looked dapper in his Richard Canali tux. Can I say the bridesmaids also looked terrific in their sleek dark emerald Anthropologie BHLDN dresses? The floral arrangements from Flowers by Justine brought everything together, including the Groom’s boutonnières. A beautiful wedding in contrast to the many New York city weddings this New York wedding photographer usually photographs this time of year. It was a joy to capture it all!
The day started with Andrea and her ladies getting ready, all decked in matching blue floral jumpers and robes. As Andrea finished with her hair and makeup, it was time for her to put on her dress. There was a breath of sigh as her sister finished zipping the back of her dress because Andrea just looked amazing. The dress fit perfectly, and the style was perfect for her personality. As I met with the men one mile from the venue, Marty was ready for the big day. After taking photos of him getting ready, we were off to the first look. At this point, you can see butterflies in both the bride and Groom’s stomach. Marty, looking away as Andrea walks up to him, he showed signs of not being able to contain himself. Finally, he turned around and saw his bride for the first time. She was perfect, and we gave them their moment to take time and enjoy the moment.
Taking their formal portraits was a breeze, even though there barely was any breeze and it was a hot day, but these two knocked it out of the park…err farm. They, along with the entire bridal party, were naturals, and all looked like they were having fun looking like they all came out of an editorial magazine!
When the ceremony took place, it was filled with much laughter and reminiscing thanks to the Groom’s long-time friend, who also officiated the ceremony. I’ve photographed many weddings in my ten years, and it’s always fun and personal when the officiant is a friend of the couple. Once the couple said their “I Do’s” they had their first kiss as husband and wife, and walked back down the aisle, as they were showered with lavender.
The guest walked into the reception area astounded with more beautiful decor, including wood cutouts of everyone’s name as their place holder! What a great touch. The cake looked delicious, thanks to Lilian Sanderson Creations. The food was also delicious, thanks to Fingers & Forks who catered the event. All in all, the rest of the night was danced away with everyone smiling, laughing, and enjoying celebrating the bride and Groom.
Congratulations, Andrea and Marty! May your new adventures be as adventurous as meeting one another in the mountain slopes! It was an honor capturing the moments from your special day, and my team and I wish you all the very best!
Venue: South Farms http://southfarms.org
Floral & Event Design: Justine Johnson | http://www.flowersbyjustine.net/
Cake: Lilian Sanderson | lillianscakecreations.com
DJ: Joe Bunovsky | J&S Entertainment | http://ctweddingdj.com/
Hair & Makeup: Jessica + Brittany http://upstyle.co/team
Wedding Dress: Kleinfeld
Bridesmaid Dresses: Anthropologie BHLDN
Groom’s Tux: Richards-Canali
About the Photographer: Angelica Criscuolo is an international destination wedding photographer that shoots weddings, boudoir, portraits and events. She has been published in many publications including The New York Times, Style Me Pretty, Engagement 101 Magazine, the Huffington Post, Philippine News, Merci New York, Lela New York Weddings, Pretty Pear Bride, The Urban Style NY, Un-Jersey Bride, Engaged Wedding Blog UK, The Knot, Wedding Wire, Brides.com and more! She has recently been awarded The Knot’s Best of Weddings and is Wedding Wire and featured on Huffington Post Weddings and The New York Newsday Weddings. Angelica specializes in capturing various vital memories and her goal is to provide the best images for all couples and clients. Taking photographs to commemorate memories is what she does best and Angelica is very passionate about her work. She continues to mentor with the industry’s finest in wedding and commercial photography so her clients only gets the best images.