~Brian & Heather - Lighthouse Point Park, New Haven, CT. - CT Wedding Photographer~

Brian & Heather are an incredible couple with an incredible story!  When they told me about their first date I just knew I had to share it!

"Our first date is a funny story, we had been corresponding over the phone for a few weeks and then we decided to meet for the first time at a restaurant half way between where we lived to grab a drink. I pulled into the unfamiliar place slightly nervous and received a text that he just parked. I looked over at the car next to me that pulled in and watched a guy get out. So trying to get over my nerves I got out of my car and introduced myself and asked if he wanted to go in. When we sat at the table I quickly felt like I had once again been set up on a disaster date as my date wouldn't make eye contact and looked extremely uncomfortable. To break the ice I asked how the gym was, since Brian had told me that's where he was coming from. My date gave me a strange look and said he doesn't go to the gym. It was at that moment I realized I had gone on the wrong date, so I quickly left. When I exited I checked my phone to see Brian was texting me wondering where I was, I then saw my true date emerge from his car. I couldn't stop laughing as he approached me and it seemed like my predate was the perfect ice breaker for my real date. My awkward predate didn't scare him off and the rest is history"

Is that not the best story!

Lighthouse Point Park Engagement

I love learning the story about the couples I photograph, things like Brian proposed in Milan (how romantic is that?), the best date they had was a walk outside on a rainy Christmas Eve, and that Brian writes thoughtful little Valentine's on sticky notes.

SWOON!  

Brain & Heather are getting married July 2017 and I can't wait!  Just like Heather I am excited about Brian seeing her as she walks down the aisle (I hope he cries, I love it when my grooms cry).  Take a look at the other images from their engagement session at Lighthouse Point Park and bask in the love between these two.

~Robert & Melissa - Lighthouse Point Park - CT Wedding Photographer~

I always love photographing weddings. There's so much love in the air and the bride and groom spend so much time carefully planning all the details. It was not any different for Robert & Melissa’s wedding, either!

The wedding and reception were at Lighthouse Point Park in New Haven CT, and was catered by Taco Loco Taco Truck and Big Green Pizza Truck. They danced to their first song "Never Stop" by Safety Suit, which was played by DJ Gadget - Aimee Spicer.

A few more people that helped their wedding go off without a hitch was:

Cake Maker: Vesta Bakery of Westerly RI

Wedding Planner: The Bride herself - Events By Melissa

Where Dress was Purchased: Vows Bridal Outlet in Watertown MA

Florist: Flowers and centerpieces were created by the bride, including the stunning brooch Bridal Bouquet
 

I will never forget how everyone was brought to tears by the Bride's Daughter who could not contain the happiness at the vows exchanged by her mother and new father.

Rob and Melissa went to high school together but were never friends, until years later when they connected through Melissa's cousin.  They spent time getting to know one another and Rob popped the question on New Year's Eve 2014 as the ball was dropping.

When I asked Melissa what her favorite part of the wedding was, she said:

"For me, there were two moments. One was the moment we were announced as husband and wife.  We had waited for so long it was amazing to finally have it be here.

The second was a moment we set up just for the two of us. After all our guests left we asked the DJ to play a song that has special meaning for us and we just danced.  We got to look out over the carousel and our tables all lit up and I think we both just felt so proud of what we had accomplished, so happy and just totally in love!"

You could tell they were really loving every minute of their special day.

Check out this gorgeous wedding!