A WEDDING AT LA BELLA VISTA
Kaitlyn and Nick were married on a warm September evening at La Bella Vista in Waterbury, Connecticut. From the moment Arturo and I arrived that day to the moment we left, you could feel the love and happiness that surrounded these two. There was nothing but joy that radiated throughout the entirety of the day!
Kaitlyn’s bridal style was to die for; between her Badgley Mischka bridal shoes to her Essence of Australia wedding gown, she rocked a classic style with just a small modern touch. It was absolute perfection! Her off-white dress paired perfectly with the creams and blush florals in her cascading bridal bouquet.
Nick and Kaitlyn shared a sweet and emotional first look on the terrace where their ceremony would take place later that evening. Happy tears were shed and plenty of laughter filled the air! It’s times like these that remind me why first looks will always be one of my favorite parts of a wedding day to photograph!
As Kaitlyn walked down the aisle, she was filled with nothing but smiles and joy! Even though she and Nick had shared a first look, that didn't stop him from shedding a few more tears as he saw his bride walking towards him. This moment was a sweet example of how sharing a first look with each other on a wedding day won’t take away the emotion you feel when seeing your spouse again at the start of the ceremony!
After sharing their first kiss and taking their first steps together up the aisle, Arturo and I snuck Nick and Kaitlyn away for some newlywed portraits. At that point in the day, the sun had dipped lower to the horizon line, giving us some luscious golden hour light! Just wait until you see their romantic portraits below!
At their ballroom wedding reception, heartfelt toasts were given and sweet dances were shared. The dance floor was packed all night long as Kaitlyn and Nick’s wedding guests celebrated the newlyweds late into the evening!
Congratulations Kaitlyn & Nick! May your years ahead be filled with plenty of love and laughter!
How fabulous are those bridal shoes?!
Kaitlyn and Nick shared an emotional first look, filled with a few happy tears and plenty of joyous smiles!
How beautiful are these two?! Look at those smiles!
Kaitlyn’s lush bridal bouquet was STUNNING!
The new Mr. & Mrs!
Wasn’t Kaitlyn a gorgeous bride?!
Nick and Kaitlyn sent Arturo and I each home with one of these cupcakes, and oh my goodness were they delicious!
I hope you enjoyed this fall wedding at La Bella Vista! Do you know Kaitlyn and Nick? Show the newlyweds some love by commenting below!
Reception Venue: La Bella Vista | Photography: Shaina Lee Photography | Officiant: Sarah Sullivan | Floral Design: Fleurescent | Hair: Styles By Allyssa | Makeup: Beauty by Chelsea Dae | DJ: Musically Yours | Bride's Wedding Gown Designer: Essence of Australia | Bridal Dress Boutique: Bliss Bridal | Bride's Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Lulus | Groom & Groomsmen's Attire: Backer’s Fine Men’s Clothing | Cake: Cutie Pies | Invitations & Paper Goods: Tulaloo | Bride’s Engagement Ring & Wedding Band: Joseph A. Conte Jewelers | Groom’s Wedding Ring: Michael’s Jewelers
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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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