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Chris and Kristen – Pavilion on Crystal Lake Wedding
  This gorgeous local wedding was nothing short of flawless.  This gorgeous local wedding was nothing short of flawless. From a perfect bride to a handsome groom, all the way down to apple cider and donuts to cap the night off! Every vendor went above and beyond to create the perfect day. I think the photographs will speak for themselves on that one!     Prep Location: The Middletown Inn Ceremony: The Wesleyan Chapel Reception: The Pavilion on Crystal Lake - Allie was a perfect coordinator, and this day would not have been possible without her! Flowers: Town and Country Flowers Cake: JCakes ...
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Doro and Gretchen – A Spiritual New York Wedding
The last rain drops had fallen just a few hours before Gretchen and Doro's wedding. Quite literally, the atmosphere was approving their plans for their outdoor ceremony in Brooklyn Botanical Gardens. While things were a bit wet, it absolutely lent itself well to their wedding full of love and positive energy. Where to begin... I really couldn't narrow down photos for this post. I have a whole log of photos that I wanted to share. Unfortunately, you might be here for a month scrolling through them if I did that! I can't be blamed if you did not show up for work tomorrow because you spent all night looking at their photos, so I had to cut them ...
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Greg and Kelly Jordan at Woodwinds in Branford
Well, I mean really, how come every Wedding this year has left me speechless? Like really? Another perfect Wedding. How do I get so lucky doing what I love with amazing people! Elegance was the them, and not a detail was overlooked. With perfect colors to complete the perfect autumn day. Before I get off on a tangent of run on sentences about how much I love everything about Greg and Kelly, I will leave you with some photos to enjoy and see for yourself! Big thank you to all the Vendors who helped make the day possible! Wedding Dress by: Maggie Sottero Florist: Branford Flower Shop Ceremony Venue/Justice of Peace: The Woodwinds / Cheryl Const ...
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Kristin and Alicia Ridge Wedding at The Branford House
Okay, so whats better than an amazing Bride and Groom? Two Amazing Brides! Double the beautiful details! And to top it off, the most infectious laughter. I mean really, I was shooting on a 200mm lens from far away, and I hear one laugh, and another laugh, and all I could do was laugh too! Their entire day was no different, smiles across the board! To give you an idea of how awesome they are, I just straight up copy and pasted their advice to couples planning their wedding day. Most couples say the same thing, but these two worded it perfectly. It's a marriage, not a wedding. Don't lose sight of your partner when you're planning. The process ...
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Nate and Alicias Yacht Club Wedding
I LOVE Durham, CT. I love all of my people from Durham. Durham was quite an amazing place where in the 1990's families just stayed there. Everyone knew everyone in one way or another. It makes shooting any wedding from anyone from Durham special. Nate and Alicia definitely did not disappoint! From start to finish, their day was unique, beautiful, and thoroughly planned. They planned an Autumn Rustic Country wedding on the River, and they nailed it on the head.  I could say much more, but really, I think only pictures can accurately reflect how amazing this day was. To book your Wedding email us at photosbyjbenson@gmail.com A huge thank ...
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Andrew and Kellys – Rustic Fall Wedding at Crystal Peak
We rushed outside when there was a break in the rain. As everyone got situated outside, the skies opened back up. It could not have been more perfect if we planned it. While we were ready to just sit in the rain, it was officially called to relocate back inside. A common theme that every couple seems to give as advice is "things aren't always going to go your way, but at the end of you day you marry the person you love". And their wedding was no exception. The threat of rain loomed all day, and it held out until everyone was dressed and ready to take photos outside. While the outdoor ceremony was rained out, the love still flowed just as happ ...
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Dave and Paige – A Farmington Club Wedding
Dave and Paige are an amazing couple! When I asked what one of their favorite stories was about themselves, they gave the perfect response. When Dave met Paige, he told his mom she was the one! They did not start dating until 7 years later.  Its things like that, which only make a day like this so much more special! They planned a perfect Bohemian Glamour themed wedding, down to every last detail. Including what I thought was super cool, but home made cook books with some of their families favorite recipes! I mean really? How awesome is that! (p.s. I am gonna need a pdf of that, I didn't get one and I need all the help in the kitchen I can ge ...
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Jono and Hayeons Wickham Park Wedding
I met Jono and Hayeon last year at Jonos Brothers wedding. Let me tell you, the Pilattis know how to throw and awesome wedding, and my second Pilatti wedding was no let down. Jono and Hayeon are an amazing couple, so amazing in fact they had 2 Weddings! One here at Wickham Park and a second with all of Nicks family flying around the world to join them! The most memorable moment for these two of their day was setting eyes on each other for the first time. With the scenic backdrop of Hartford behind Jono and the lovely gardens of Wickham Park behind Hayeon, I can't blame them! The rain held out just long enough for a perfect ceremony, and when ...
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Jim and Jeanette Gangi’s Woodwinds Wedding
I always struggle picking the best photos to tell the story of someones day on the blog. And Jim and Jeanette is no exception. There really are just so many photos I love of their amazing day. From start to finish, everything went perfectly, and couldn't have been more beautiful! I normally would say more here, but I really can't. When something is so perfect, you just have to admit it, and stop trying to come up with words to describe it! I hope you enjoy! A huge thanks to everyone who made it possible! Wedding Dress by: Dress - Blush by Hayley Paige Veil by Sara Gabriel Veiling & Headpieces, both purchased from The White Magnolia Tamp ...
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Luke and Kara – The Mystic Inn
The biggest surprise of Luke and Karas big day was "A surprise rainstorm during dinner. We were just about to start eating the main course when wind blew in the tent knocking glasses off tables and swinging the chandeliers."  That rainstorm, led to one of my favorite images! I would like to thank the quick passing storm for giving us a beautiful double rainbow! It really added to an already extra special day. Their vintage romance wedding, was truly a romantic evening that was perfect from start to finish. When asked what advice they would give other couples planning their wedding, they simply responded "Something will inevitably go ...
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