Eolia Mansion Wedding in Waterford Connecticut // Renee + Matt
There is something so respectable about a group of people, specifically in this case, two people, who value doing things their way and pull it off so beautifully. Kendall + Jeremy DIY’ed so much of their sweet, fun and beautiful Old Lyme, Connecticut wedding. Kendall’s sister created all of the floral arrangements you will see below, Kendall made the table number signs, the cocktail hour decor, the selfie mirror and they provided the bohemian furniture around the dance floor for guests to comfortably enjoy. Jeremy’s brother even practiced some sewing on Jeremy’s pants moments before their first look. No sweat! It all worked out, as it always does.
The couple were married on a sunny late summer day at a private residence in the Connecticut coastal town of Old Lyme in September. Soft green billowing grass lined the long walk from the residence to the beachside overlook where the couple said I do. Both the bride and groom chose to their siblings account for the entirety of their bridal parties. The whole day felt like family.
Kendall chose to work with warm earth tones for all of her wedding decor and the accent colors. Mustard yellows, rich tangerines, persimmon reds and peachy undertones were the perfect end-of-summer wedding palette Connecticut’s shore. Often Connecticut coastal weddings are associated with bright, airy cool tones and nautical color themes, but as the locals know well – our end-of-summer and early fall brings an influx of golden hues from our flowers, leaves and ground coverage and it’s a marvel.
Two food trucks stationed themselves across from the sailcloth tent topped with pennant flags. They danced to songs hand-picked from the early 2000’s alternative/electronic era and passed out foam party sticks to add a fun and high-energy vibe to the dance floor.
Kendall + Jeremy showed you can do things nontraditionally but with so much class and style. They were so present and enjoyed every moment around their loved ones and each other. Connecticut has so many little towns along the shore that offer space for a private, outdoor ceremonies and celebrations and they remind me why I love this work. My first wedding ever photographed was super intimate with 40 guests on a town beach in Old Saybrook – there is no right or wrong way. Just your way <3
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Venue: Eolia Mansion at Harkness Memorial State Park \\ Catering: A Thyme To Cook \\ Photography: Britt Hill Photo \\ Entertainment: Collins Entertainment \\ Florist: Louise Coupar of Livin Muddy \\ JP: Rebecca Wilson of JP By The Sea \\ Dessert: Zest Bakery
About the author:
Britt Hill is a wedding and elopement photographer that creates film inspired photographs for those that love some adventure, who live intentionally and for those looking to do things their way.