Connecticut vineyard wedding: Annie + Andrew

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vintage telegram wedding invitations

After the vintage marriage telegrams were mailed out, the partying was done, the homemade honey jar favors were passed out, and guests tapped their dancing shoes on the dance floor, the one memory that Annie remembered most was the ‘first look’ moment she shared with Andrew. It’s a moment that even photographer, Michelle Gardella points out as being an emotional one. You’ll hear all about it in a sec, for now let’s get to all the pretty details!

Jenny Packham beaded wedding dress

Annie found her Jenny Packham dress at Everthine Bridal and it set the tone for the entire wedding. She felt it had a vintage 1920s feeling and wanted to play on that notion, without getting too much into a theme.

bride and groom notes and ruffled clutch

Jenny Packham beaded wedding dress

vintage diamond feather hair barrette

pink and gray striped socks

green and white boutonniere

Jenny Packham beaded wedding dress

Jenny Packham beaded and capped sleeve wedding dress

vineyard wedding portraits

Annie & Andrew’s first look was, in the words of Michelle Gardella, intense. They had all agreed to keep their first look just between the two of them – no audience. Michelle took them to a remote location on the vineyard with no wandering eyes. It set the tone for an amazing first look. Andrew was completely overcome with emotion and Michelle decided to put her camera down for a few moments to leave them to experience the moment. The images she did get tell it all beautifully – including the backwards hug that Annie gave Andrew seconds before he turned around to see her!

vineyard wedding portraits

anemones, queen anne's lace, peony, and garden roses bouquet

Annie’s white bridal bouquet had white garden and spray roses, ranunculus, white anemones, white lilacs and peonies.

vineyard wedding portraits

Connecticut vineyard wedding portraits

outdoor garden wedding ceremony

pale purple sweet heart bridesmaid dresses

quirky cellar wedding party portrait

pops of color bridesmaid bouquets

"I do! Me too!" wooden sign

flower-covered trellis

outdoor garden wedding with wooden bench seating

honey jar table assignments

The honey jars were a labor of love by the bride’s father- who is an amateur bee keeper. He harvested and jared the honey that was also used as escort cards using tea stained tags & red baker’s twine just days before the wedding.

"break out your dancing shoes" wooden sign

colorful floral centerpiece and burlap bows

burlap bows and rustic menus

colorful urn floral centerpieces

madame and monsieur wood chair signs

rustic paper table numbers and giant clothespin holder

"love is sweet" dessert table banner

wooden figurine cake toppers

romantic first dance

Their wedding music went a little like this…

For the processional, they played “First Breath After Coma” by Explosions in the Sky, the recessional song was “I’ve Seen A Face” by The Beatles, and they danced their first dance to “How Lucky We Are” by Meiko.

Connecticut vineyard evening wedding

Congratulations Annie + Andrew!

Venue: Jonathan Edwards Winery / Wedding Planner: Sarah Taggart of A Polished Plan / Photographer: Michelle Gardella Photography / Caterer: Russell Morin Fine Catering / Florist: Hana Floral Design / DJ: Power Posse Productions / Officiant: Mary Coburn / Rentals: Rentals Unlimited / Beauty: dd Nickel / Hair: Rachelle Hawkins / Stationery: Pistachio Press / Bride’s dress: Jenny Packham / Broach & Earrings: Untamed Petals / Bridal Shoes: Ivanka Trump / Sandals: Ellen Tracey / Bridesmaids Dresses: Ivy & Aster / Groom Suit: Hugo Boss / Groom & Groomsmen Ties: David Donahue / Groom Shoes: Magnanni

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Holly Simpson on Dec 18, 2012

Everything about this wedding screams romance. I absolutely loved the honey jars, the sweets tables, and the song selection this couple chose. Breathtaking!

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Barbara Warga on Dec 18, 2012

This is so beautiful! I wish I could get married all over again (and that I were 35 years younger), so I could hire everyone involved in the making of this wonderful wedding!

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Kristina Juarbe {Thirty Three and a Third} on Dec 18, 2012

Beautiful wedding and amazing pictures! Love it!

Hot Chocolates - Chocolate Fountain Hire on Dec 19, 2012

Rustic and gorgeous. Colours are fantastic! Love the bridesmaids colours - work really well. The cake toppers are so cute :) oxox

Ana Paula on Dec 19, 2012

Como não amar essas sugestões!! Perfeito,maravilhoso!!! Parabens!

The wedding painter artist of New York City William west on Dec 19, 2012

Love the attention to country charm and detail. Like the LOVE IS SWEET, oh the CAKE. names on the back of the chairs, table settings and the shot of annie and andrew setting on the country bench. Which would make a lovely painting also just the country benches alone. Lovely Romantic Day. All the BEST.

Ruth DeSantis on Dec 19, 2012

It was such a beautiful day. Thank you Annie and Andrew for letting me share it with you. Superb wedding from beginning to end.

Andrea on Dec 19, 2012

Such sweet details, a beautiful wedding day! Just got back from a wedding reminiscent of Annie and Andrew's, and they used The Married App to capture all the loving details. Truly unique!

NYC Wedding Photographer on Dec 19, 2012

This wedding was so sweet--no pun intended! I love the personal aspect of the honey jar favors.

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