The last time Arturo and I saw Kate and David was in early February for their Waveny Park engagement session in New Canaan. 'Bitterly cold' doesn't even begin to describe how chilly it actually was that day! Thankfully I can say that their wedding at Candlelight Farms Inn in New Milford, Connecticut was so much warmer! This beautiful rustic wedding venue is a historic farm from the early 1800s with plenty of charm, with a picturesque outdoor ceremony site situated under two large birch trees. All week the forecast was calling for rain on Kate and Dave's wedding day, but miraculously we had beautiful weather with only some overcast skies and the sun peeking through a few of the clouds!
David and Kate live in California but decided to celebrate their wedding day in Dave's home state of Connecticut. They shared a perfectly romantic engagement on a camping trip in Santa Cruz last year, and had been looking forward to this day ever since! Kate and her bride tribe got ready for the day's events inside the Inn, as Dave and the guys did the same in the Clubhouse. They shared a sweet first look outside the front of the Inn before heading across the street to the stables for a few photos with one of the farm's horses, April! We walked along the rolling hills and tall grasses for more portraits of the soon-to-be Mr. & Mrs. One thing I loved about working with Kate and Dave was the fact that they made portrait time of the two of them a priority for their day, which allowed Arturo and me to have plenty of time to capture beautifully romantic photos of the two of them to cherish for a lifetime together! After enjoying dinner with their guests, Kate and Dave shared a wonderfully romantic first dance as the sun was setting. The dancing didn't stop all night until it was time to cut the cake and send the newlyweds off with a sparkler exit!
Congratulations Kate and David! Wishing you many years of love, excitement, travel and adventure ahead!
How beautiful are those shoes?!
The detail on Kate's dress was just stunning!
Dave had the sweetest reaction to seeing his bride during their first look!
I just adored the neutral color palette of Kate's bridal bouquet!
Time to go get married!
As soon as Kate was visible to all of the guests, her mom and best friends started to cry tears of joy. It was one of the sweetest moments of the day!
Dave's brother shared a poem, bringing laughs and smiles to everyone in attendance!
I definitely need to pick up one of these Kate Spade umbrellas!
Those signature drinks!
I loved the beauty and simplicity of the wedding cake!
I hope you enjoyed this Candlelight Farms Inn wedding! Do you know Kate and David? Show the newlyweds some love by commenting below!
Venue: Candlelight Farms Inn | Photography: Shaina Lee Photography | Officiant: Sarah Dorfman | Floral Design: Confetti Events | Hair: Styles by Allyssa | Makeup: Tina Lipman | DJ: James Daniel Entertainment | Rentals: All Season Party Rentals | Bride's Wedding Gown: Morilee | Dress Boutique: Trudy's Bridal | Bride's Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Groom's Attire: Johnathan Behr Bespoke Clothing | Catering: Carriage House Events and Catering | Cake: Sweet Rewards | Invitations & Paper Goods: Shutterfly | Signage: Sarah Dorfman | Engagement Rings & Wedding Bands: Robert Bain