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Boston and New England wedding days and engagements, and wedding photo planning tips shared by photographer Lynne Reznick Photography.

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Wee Burn Beach Club Wedding - Tori + Justin

Lynne Reznick

Wee Burn Beach Club Wedding Darien CT Bride and Groom Portraits on the Beach Lace Dress Navy Suit and White Florals

Their Love Story

Tori & Justin’s Wee Burn Beach Club wedding in September last year was a perfect mixture of classic New England with chic beach vibes. That mixture perfectly encapsulates them as well - two New Englanders who love the outdoors - as proved by their proposal story! Tori & Justin got engaged while hiking in Glacier National Park. Tori’s family has a cabin out near the park and she has grown up vacationing there and hiking in the park. It’s one of her favorite places and so, Justin decided to pop the question when they were on one of these family vacations. They were hiking Tori’s favorite trail and were near a nice lookout the trail offered when Justin let the family hike ahead and dropped to one knee to ask Tori to marry him. She was totally surprised and could not have been happier. Then her family figured out that they were no longer behind them on the trail and hiked back a bit to catch the good news and celebrate the proposal!

When I heard their story Scott and I had just recently hiked and camped in Glacier for the first time and I had fallen instantly in love with the park. It is a ruggedly beautiful place. We spent a week and wished we could have stayed for longer, so hearing about their hikes and swapping stories of favorite spots in the park made these two feel like old friends on our very first call. And over the course of the year leading up to their wedding, these two proved to be so in love and so laid back about their wedding - really staying focused on how excited they were and how happy they were to be able to celebrate with friends and family. They hosted an absolutely beautiful and full of special details and personal touches!

Wee Burn Beach Club Wedding Darien CT hanging floral installations by Flowers and Flowers by Adam with gray linens letterpress menus and gold rimmed glasses

Getting Ready & First Look

Tori went to Lanphier Salon for their hair and makeup and then finished getting ready at her parent’s home, with her twin sister serving as her maid of honor and the sweetest group of ladies by her side. I started with photographs of Tori’s bridal details and of their stunning custom invitation suite. The suite was done by Louise York of Paper Trousseau with Justin designing the monogram! They toasted by the pool in adorable pjs before getting dressed in lovely gray bridesmaids gowns by Hayley Paige. Tori was helped into her Amsale dress her sister and mom in a room flooded with sunlight. Tori’s dad came in for a reveal moment and you really got to see the entire family full of love and joy - so incredibly happy for Tori and for the love she and Justin share. Justin got ready nearby with his groomsmen - dawning tailored navy suits and gray ties - and then came over to Tori’s parent’s home for their first look. It was such a sweet moment as Justin walked out to see Tori. They had a semi-private moment on the stone patio in the back of the house with their parents and all of the bridesmaids watching (and crying happy tears!) through the windows and back door! Then we invited everyone outside to join them for family photos before we headed to the beach!

Wee Burn Beach Club Portraits

It was a beautiful sunny day for their wedding with a nice warmth in the air that balanced with a cool breeze. A fall day in New England at its best! Tori and Justin love the beach and were thrilled to have their reception at the beach club, so we did their bridal party portraits and a few more couples portraits right on the beach at Wee Burn Beach Club before their ceremony. We also got to take a quick peek at the reception room as Flowers and Flowers by Adam was just finishing the hanging floral installations! Eek! So pretty!!


Talmadge Hill Community Church Ceremony

Talmidge Hill Community Church is Tori’s family church. She attended all while growing up and it is the cutest and smallest little church. It’s also quintessential New England! They packed it to the brim with loved ones for the ceremony. Tori looked stunning as she was walked down the aisle by her dad - both grinning from ear to ear. She and Justin wrote their own vows and had everyone in the place tearing up as they read them to each other. After they processed out they hopped into a getaway car decked out with a Just Married sign for a fun exit from the church. They waved to family and friends as they headed to the reception and were there to welcome them to their cocktail hour.

Wee Burn Beach Club Reception

Cocktail hour took place outside as the sun started to set over the water. Wee Burn has a large brick patio area adjacent to the beach with steps down to the sand so guests could take full advantage of the sunset and water views. They served passed apps and had a raw bar during cocktail hour that perfectly fit the beachside venue. Guests were then ushered into dinner and served their first course before toasts. Then after dinner Tori & Justin had their first dance and parent dances to open up the dance floor and cut their cake done by Sweet Lisa’s. The Eturnity Band kept the dance floor packed all night long and were super interactive - coming out onto the dance floor to sing and dance alongside guests. At the end of the night Tori and Justin left through a tunnel of sparklers as they said goodbye to their loved ones. It was a wonderful day from start to finish and every single person wore their hearts on their sleeves throughout the entire day. There were happy tears and belly laughs and smiles all day long. Congratulations you two! XO




Fall Wedding at Belle Haven Club - Joanne & Scott

Lynne Reznick

Fall Wedding at Belle Haven Club Bride and Groom First Look

Joanne and Scott held their fall wedding at Belle Haven Club last month. They had one of those rare perfect fall days where the air is crisp but the sun shines through the clouds a bit and warms everyone up perfectly. Their wedding included so many of my favorite things because it was all about the love they share and the new family they were becoming. It was an intimate affair with 75 family members and close friends in attendance. There was no bridal except for Scott’s three daughters and Joanne’s niece, ages 6-10, who served as flower girls in the perfect cream dresses with bows, flower crowns, and sparkly shoes. Scott and Joanne gave each of them a silver heart necklace to wear on the day. They were vibrant, silly, and happy little girls and they made for the sweetest little bridal party you’ve ever seen. Scott’s oldest in particular was so attentive to Joanne – she carried her train in between photos and after the ceremony to ensure it didn’t get dirty.  

Joanne’s father passed away a couple years ago and it was important to honor him and feel him near her throughout the day. So she wore a charm bracelet that he gave her in remembrance. He was a pilot and each of the three plane charms on the bracelet represented planes he flew during his career. I love that she decided to wear it and keep him close in that way throughout the day.

Joannes and the ladies had their hair and makeup done by Beauty Entourage and then her mom and sister-in-law helped her get into her Augusta Jones dress that she got from Kleinfelds. They each took turns almost crying and valiantly holding back happy tears to avoid smearing their makeup! Joanne then had help from the flower girls in putting her shoes on before heading out to see Scott.

First Look on the Docks at Belle Haven

Joanne and Scott opted for a first look so that they could spend every second of their cocktail hour with their guests. Joanne loved that Belle Haven is right on the water, so we did their first look and formal portraits with the girls down on the docks. She and Scott both instantly relaxed and cracked huge grins when they saw each other for the first time. They hugged each other and kissed each other and drank each other in. And then we brought the girls down for portraits as well. Joanne and the girls carried simple and elegant bouquets by Green of Greenwich.

Belle Haven Ceremony on the Lawn

The ceremony was lovely with the flower girls walking in pairs down the aisle before Joanne was escorted by her Mom. Joanne was so excited as she held onto her mom’s arm that a huge grin came across her face as she waved to all of the guests on her way to marry Scott. Like the rest of the day, the ceremony was full of moments of laughter, smiles, and Joanne and Scott catching each other’s eyes often. Oh, and the view was pretty spectacular too!

Belle Haven Reception - Cocktails on the Patio & Dinner and Dancing

Wedding days always fly by, so I love that they went for the first look and savored every moment with each other and their friends and family. Their cocktail hour was outside on the patio right next to the water. They had a jazz duo playing music throughout the hour and they noshed on all the amazing apps passed before dinner. It was laid back and relaxed and so fun to see both of them get excited every time one of their guests came up to congratulate them for the first time.

Joanne was so thoughtful about every detail. She had a monogram that incorporated a nautical knot designed and it was placed on the invitations by Social Alchemy, the menus, the favors, and the cake by Black Forest Pastry Shop. The floral centerpieces were lovely and the whole room glowed with the bistro lights she had strung across the ceiling to add intimacy and warmth to the room. Dinner and dancing took place upstairs at Belle Haven and the night allowed for all the doors to stay wide open, welcoming in a breeze and letting guests flow out onto the patio to relax and chat or dance inside to the music provided by the amazing band. And let me tell you – Joanne has some serious dance moves! She was busting a move for most of the evening on the dance floor! At the end of the night, they guests lingered on the patio as they didn’t want to celebration to end. The newlyweds exited in style, waving goodbye to their guests as they snuggled up together on a boat that whisked them off into the night. How’s that for a magical ending to a perfect day?!

Lace Factory Wedding, CT - Michelle & Nick

Lynne Reznick

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Michelle & Nick's Lace Factory Wedding took place on warm and sunny summer day at the end of July. These two are both active service in the Coast Guard and they met and became best friends during Flight School. They were then stationed at two different aviation units with Nick in Detroit and Michelle on Cape Cod. It was their time apart that solidified how much they really cared for each other and they started dating, even though they knew they'd spend their first four years apart at separate assignments. They have one year left to go before reassignment, and now they'll apply as a married couple for an assignment on the same base!

They often try to surprise each other and make their time together special because they spend so much of it apart these days. So Michelle completely believed Nick when he said they were getting up early to go apple picking. Instead, Nick surprised her by proposing on a sunrise hot air balloon ride when he was out to visit her one weekend!

They loved the laid back elegance of the Lace Factory and wanted to make sure their loved ones had the best possible time. So they made a point of including corn hole for their guests to enjoy and surprised their guests with transportation to the reception via the Essex Steam Train

Getting Ready Moments and Mementos

Nick and the groomsmen got ready at the Griswold Inn in Essex while Michelle and the ladies went to Essence in the morning to get their hair and makeup done before Michelle got into her Modern Trousseau dress and doing finishing touches at Nick's parents' home. Michelle had her gorgeous florals from Ashleigh's Garden delivered to the house and that meant a chance to o some bridal portraits and bridal details that incorporated the flowers. Michelle's beaded purse was handmade for her and she wore her great grandmother's necklace for the day. These two truly special heirloom pieces made the day even more special. She also opened a thoughtful note and gift from Nick before we headed to the church!

St. John's Catholic Church Ceremony - Old Saybrook, CT

Michelle and Nick had a lovely church ceremony in Old Saybrook. They were constantly smiling and seeking each other's eyes. The ceremony was beautiful and touching and full of smiles. On the way out of the church their friends in the Coast Guard, all wearing their dress whites like Nick, gave them a proper exit with a sword arch! They are some of my favorite recessional photos of all time!

Formal Wedding Portraits At  Essex Steam Train & The Lace Factory

After the ceremony bride and groom and guests headed to the Essex Steam Train to catch a ride to the reception. Before boarding we found some shade in the train yard and took their family portraits. After arriving at The Lace Factory, the bridal party joined the bride and groom for formal portraits before they skipped off to cocktail hour. Then Michelle & Nick snuggled up for couple's portraits together on and around the tracks and grounds of the Lace Factory. The grounds are beautiful and you don't have to go far to find a plethora of different gorgeous spots to take portraits in. These two were so genuinely overjoyed to be together and getting married that the smiles were seriously plastered to their faces all day long. So needless to say, portraits were a ton of fun and super adorable!

Lace Factory Reception

The Lace Factory is such a stunning venue with windows that pour light. And Michelle and Nick went with a simply elegant theme for their decor with bud vases full of bright blooms, matching the bouquets. They had an amazing party for the evening with live tunes from the talented Lisa Love Band! Guests danced the night away and filled up on delicious food from Cloud 9 Catering! Congratulations you two! XOXO