By: Colleen Lennehan
Erica and Brandon’s waterfront wedding is a picture perfect example of how unique couples can be when planning their big day.
The two were married on August 27th, 2016 at Brandon’s families lake house in Winsted, Connecticut. At the end of their dock, under clear blue skies and in front of nearly a dozen loved ones, the pair said “I do”.
To create their dream wedding, Erica and Brandon focused on blending an intimate ceremony with a laid-back reception of about 150 guests.
The couple kept their wedding party small, with three people total: a maid of honor, groomsman, and Erica’s sweet daughter Ella as their flower girl. Later, they celebrated at The Village at Boulder Ridge under a pavilion full of flowers, lanterns, and love.
Terri has been friends with Erica’s mother, Noreen, since the two were in grammar school, so when the wedding preparation began Terri was thrilled to be involved. They then asked me to photograph the wedding and how could I have said anything but yes!
Two bouquets, one flower crown, one wrist corsage, 30 arrangements, and five garlands were used to complete their flower wish list.
Erica’s bridal bouquet was completely stunning. A wild and natural look paired well with her entire day. Terri used some beautiful blooms in both the bridal and bridesmaid bouquets. A mix of garden roses, queen anne’s lace, ranunculus, succulents, freesia, dahlias, and greens made up these bright and breezy bouquets.
A sweet flower crown of eucalyptus and spray roses was worn by Ella, the most photogenic flower girl I have ever seen!
After some wedding party photos in downtown Riverton and at the Saville Dam in Barkhamsted, the couple arrived to a packed pavilion full of friends and family.
To welcome guests, two twelve foot garlands draped along the entry railings, while a rustic chalkboard greeted everyone. Inside, under dozens of lanterns and banners, each picnic table had a weathered wooden box full of flowers that matched the bouquets.
We loved the personal touches at their reception. From the vintage card holder, to the sangria bar, Erica and Brandon’s afternoon was full of creativity and entertainment.
Boulder Ridge was the perfect spot for a laidback style wedding. With dozens of kids in attendance, the venue offered a swimming pool, playground, volleyball courts, and even a zip line!
After hours of mingling, eating, drinking, and diving in the pool, it was time for everyone to enjoy the dessert table!
A three-tiered cake, decorated with more fresh flowers was the main event, but the grooms cake, a life-like fish replica to highlight Brandon’s favorite past-time, caught everyone’s eye.
We loved the carefree air that surrounded their big day, these two are a genuine example of what marrying your best friend looks like. We loved working with them and hope they have nothing but happiness as their marriage begins!
Florist- Terri Krisavage
Photographer- Colleen Anne Lennehan
Hair and Makeup- Beauty Entourage