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Brandon and Fallon picked the perfect Connecticut venue for their elegant late-summer wedding. The Wadsworth Mansion at Long Hill Estate in Middletown, CT features a Beaux Arts building and luxuriant grounds. It’s a great venue for a mid-sized to large wedding: while Brandon and Fallon had only 125 guests, the venue can easily accommodate 200 seated guests.

When Fallon and her bridesmaids arrived at the Mansion, they were whisked away to a getting-ready area that was, simply put, stunning. The vintage wallpaper provided a gorgeous backdrop as Fallon and her friends shared a toast. The wallpaper was so awesome, I wish I could have spent the whole day in that room. It’s totally something I would pin on pinterest. The area was also beautiful for photographs of Fallon’s mother affixing her veil. You all know how much I adore veils and photographing veils, so I was thrilled when Fallon chose to wear one. The best part was that there was a slight breeze on the wedding day that allowed for the veil to move in subtle ways. Once she was totally ready to go, Fallon snuck over to the balcony where she spied on the guests arriving. It was such a blast to be mischievous with the bride before the serious part of the day began.

Brandon and Fallon exchanged vows in the summer light on the lawn and then headed in for a night of dancing and merriment. One of the things I loved about the venue was how one was able to have dancing both inside and outside on the terrace. And after the couple’s fierce entrance, friends and family certainly took advantage of the copious space: everyone was on the dance floor.
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September in Middletown, CT // Weather: Warm and Summery // Favorite light time for shots: 6:52 pm//

Getting Ready: 2:00 // Dress on: 3:10 // Bridal Shots: 4:15 // Ceremony Start: 5:30  // Group Shots: 6:20 // Couple Shots: 6:45 //
Reception Started: 7:20 // First Dance: 7:25

Getting Ready: Wadsworth Mansion // Venue: Wadsworth Mansion // Event Coordinator: Anne Robida // Caterer: Aqua Turf Catering // Cake: Modern Pastry // Musician: Rahsaan Langley

Venue Love: Wadsworth Mansion lets you entertain the night away both indoors and outdoors.

Fun thing to think about: When picking a venue, look closely at their getting ready location. It makes things a lot easier and can make for some really great pictures.

Lesson learned: People always disappear after a wedding ceremony before the group shots. Doing the shots before is always the best bet.

Best thing ever: Brandon and Fallon made sure their outdoor ceremony time was optimal for pictures. Light is everything.

How could I not love two lesbians from Australia who run their own amazing tea company called, of all things, The Rabbit Hole? As a bunny owner, I was excited and even more so when I got to try the tea. Delicious.

Amara and Corinne flew in to New York City with some of their nearest and dearest for a small ceremony in Central Park followed by a reception for all those who made the trip with them. But before heading out to get married, Corinne and Amara wanted some iconic New York shots in Times Square. It’s also where the ladies put on their absolutely killer vintage outfits. Complete with seamed stockings. And peacock feathers. And a birdcage veil. One very happy Kelly.

After getting some lovely portraits on the Ruby Red Steps, we hit the motherlode: a firetruck. As a firefighter, Amara couldn’t turn down a chance to pose on the back of the truck, and the crew was more than happy to oblige for the ladies on their wedding day.

Central Park provided another kind of uniquely New York flavor. Corinne and Amara chose to exchange their vows underneath the Cop Cot with their friends and family looking on and Rev. Annie Lawrence officiating. The Cop Cot is an ideal location, not just because it’s beautiful and quiet, but also because it is big enough to accommodate a small wedding party and even has seats for elderly guests. The ceremony highlight hands-down was Corinne’s tearfulness as well as her laughter as she tried to pull it together.

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Eloping in Central Park? The Wagner Cove is another option that provides shelter and is on the quiet side.

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