Lindsay and Travis had a gorgeous summer wedding at The Patterson Club in Fairfield, CT. The sun was shining and the sunset was gorgeous. They said their vows in a church service and then we went to the Patterson Club for their portraits. Their bridal party wore navy and their were subtle elements of nautical and preppy inspiration throughout the day. The bouquets were wrapped in navy and white striped ribbon, the centerpieces included beautiful hydrangeas, and the club was the prefect backdrop for both natural surrounding and a classic New England look.
Lindsay got ready at the Delamar Hotel in Southport in a sunny suite with lots of room for all of the ladies to get ready in. I just loved her simply classic bridal look, with a touch of bling in her delicate jewelry. She was such an elegant and beautiful bride! And she had her sister and sister-in-law help her put on her dress and finishing touches before doing a reveal to the rest of her bridal party and her dad. It was a perfect way to keep the moments of getting ready moments intimate and full of a quiet anticipation, while also making her sure all of her bridesmaids felt included.
Lindsay and Travis didn't see each other until she was walking down the aisle toward him in the church. The way they looked at each other and couldn't help but smile throughout the entire service was a perfect indicator of how very much in love these two are. And their friends and family clapped and cheered as they walked back out of the church as Mr & Mrs!
Portraits at The Patterson Club
We had a nice cushion of a couple hours between the church service and the start of cocktail hour to take their portraits since they did not do a first look and we went straight to the Patterson Club to take advantage of the beautifully curated grounds. I loved the nook we found just a short walk from their reception ballroom. It had light glimmering through the trees, a stone wall and a mixture of curated lawn and overgrown brush that made for a perfect backdrop. And the wedding party were all so sweet and so much fun - they made photos a breeze - even with such a big group! We sent them back inside while we took couples portraits of Lindsay and Travis so they could get close and snuggle together without a crowd looking on. Then we took family photos on the patio of the club - a perfect spot to get great light and also escape the afternoon heat!
The evening flew by as everyone danced and toasted to the couple. And their thoughtful details made the cocktail hour and reception extra fun.