When I first met Carolyn and Will, I loved them right away! They are just so wonderful to be around!
Carolyn and Will met three years ago on Bumble, but they had so much in common. They were both going to UCONN and loved all things outdoors. Before long they met up for a hike, and the rest is history. Just a few years later Will was asking her to marry him on another hike. I am so thankful for the opportunity to document their engagement session and wedding day, and I can’t wait to share all of the highlights with you!
They both got ready at The Goodwin Hotel in downtown Hartford. Which is such a perfect backdrop, the window light is great too. After everyone was ready we all went to Saint Clements Castle in Portland, CT where the rest of the festivities took place.
We kicked things off with a first look. Carolyn and Will also chose to read their vows to each other in private which was the absolute sweetest. Then their bridal party and family joined them for some portraits before the ceremomy.
The ceremony took place outside in the sunken gardens at sunset. It was just perfect. They even invited all of their married guests to renew their vows during the ceremony. Before we knew it we were all back inside for cocktail hour and the reception.
Congratulations Carolyn and Will! I cannot wait to see you at Emily and Ben’s wedding next year!
Venue: Saint Clements Castle & Marina
Makeup & Hair: Upstyle
Florist: Lindsay Fondo
Stationery: Carolyn Pearson (The Bride)
Cake: Chimirri’s Bakery
Caterer: Saint Clements Castle & Marina
DJ: Curry Events
Bridal Dress Designer: Allure Bride
Bridal & Bridesmaid Dress Boutique: Mariella’s Creations
Bridal Shoes: Kelly & Katie
Jewelry: Everyday Heirloom
Bridesmaid’s Dresses Designer: Bill Levkoff Designer
Groom/Groomsmen Apparel: Jos A Bank