Jessica and Nick’s summer wedding at Candlelight Farms Inn in New Milford, Connecticut was a dream! Their day was just magical, right down to every beautiful ounce of sunlight the New England weather gods gave us that day. You really can’t go wrong with stunning light at a mountaintop for romantic portraits!
A CANDLELIGHT FARMS INN WEDDING
If their Candlelight Farms Inn engagement session back in May was any indication of how amazing Nick and Jessica’s wedding day was going to be, I knew Arturo and I were in for a treat! As Jess and her girls got ready for the day ahead inside the Inn, Nick and the guys hung out in the little barn just out back. After flowers were placed in Jessica’s blonde curls, and Nick’s outfit was completed by a pocket square given to him by his future wife, it was time to get them ready for their first look! Arturo and I found a private, secluded spot on the main area of Candlelight Farms Inn’s property where Nick patiently waited for his bride. Once Jess tapped him on the shoulder and he turned around, we immediately saw the excitement and relaxation wash across both of their faces! When we finished with their portraits, Nick and Jessica commented how much more at ease they felt after seeing each other before the ceremony. Friends, it’s for this reason (among others) that we share the benefits of a first look with each of our couples!
Let me tell you, these two sweet souls are SO LOVED! At the start of their wedding ceremony, Nick was escorted down the aisle by both of his parents. As the groomsmen and bridesmaids individually made their way down the aisle, they each stopped and gave Nick a hug before making their way to their respective places at the altar. When Nick saw Jessica walking toward him, his eyes filled with a few tears, but a big smile made its way across his face! Though short and sweet, their ceremony was absolutely beautiful and true to them!
Arturo and I were so thankful that the newlyweds made portrait time a priority before AND after their ceremony because the lighting at that point in the day was absolute perfection! After receiving love and congratulations from their guests, I was able to sneak Jessica and Nick away for just a few minutes to capture those “we’re-finally-married!” emotions that all newlyweds share. We couldn’t have had a better backdrop to these portraits than the rolling hills and mountaintops of Candlelight Farms!
The new Mr. & Mrs. danced their way into the reception as family and friends cheered them on. I don’t know that I’ve ever seen a groom with dance moves like Nick’s— he was amazing! His fast-paced dance with his mom was just as equally as sweet as Jessica’s dance with her dad. The evening ended with a romantic first dance between Nick and Jess, where they swayed back and forth together singing the lyrics of their song to each other.
Congratulations Jessica and Nick! We loved being a part of your day, and cannot wait to see what the future holds for you two!
Look at those sweet first look smiles!
I couldn’t get enough of Jessica’s beautiful bridal bouquet! Those little pops of color added so much to their portraits!
How sweet is this little family?! Winnie definitely stole the show from his parents!
As they approached Nick after walking down the aisle, each groomsman and bridesmaid gave him a hug before making their way to where they’d be standing for the ceremony. The sweetest embrace was certainly between Nick and his younger sister!
Nick and his mom shared one of the most epic mother-son dances we’ve ever seen!
I hope you enjoyed this Candlelight Farms Inn wedding! Do you know Jessica and Nick? Show the newlyweds some love by commenting below!
Reception Venue: Candlelight Farms Inn | Photography: Shaina Lee Photography | Officiant: Donna Katsuranis | Floral Design: family friend | Hair: Kadie of West Street Salon | Makeup: Salon 27 | DJ: James Daniel Entertainment | Catering: Catering by Christine | Bride's Wedding Gown Designer: Allure Bridals | Bridal Dress Boutique: Majesty Bridal | Bridesmaids' Dresses: David’s Bridal | Groom & Groomsmen's Attire: The Wedding Embassy
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Shaina Lee Photography is a husband and wife photography team serving Connecticut, New York, Hawaii and beyond. We specialize in timeless, elegant, and romantic weddings while celebrating all couples in love.
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