I met Kristin and Justin about a year ago, and instantly I knew we’d have fun working together. He was this calm, warm and friendly guy, and she was this firecracker who would keep him laughing for years to come. I could tell instantly that he was there to protect her and make her happy. She would make him feel “at home” and loved, with a smile on his face. It was in their eyes. They had that spark…
These two are an example of another successful eHarmony couple! They got engaged almost a year ago, and began planning their rustic, fall wedding in Connecticut soon after. There were two things that Kristin knew for sure about her wedding attire, 1) she would wear some leopard print (of course!) and 2) she would have a very long veil. She picked the perfect shoes for incorporating the leopard print, and her veil stole the show early on in the ceremony when she was walking down the aisle with her Dad.
Kristin and Justin love going to wineries together so they wanted to incorporate that wine harvest feel into their decor, so they used wine bottle corks to showcase their place cards. They chose The Barns at Wesleyan Hills for its rustic beauty, and they would play up the fall theme with pumpkins, leaves, candy apples, and colors of brown and taupe.
Wooden lanterns decorated the tables along with the candy apple favors adorned with leopard print ribbon, and up above lights were strung over the dance floor with hanging paper lanterns. It all came together beautifully and Traci (and crew) at The Barns made sure that every detail was perfect! They also took such good care of me and what a yummy meal, thanks all!
One of my favorite parts of the reception is capturing all of the emotion during the first dance. This one had lots of emotion and happy tears. You could just tell that Kristin felt blessed to have found Justin and that this was the happiest day of her life!
K+J, Thank you for choosing Afterglow Photos to capture these memories for you, and for trusting J+M who sent you to us. :-) It was truly my pleasure, and I am so happy for you two! Here’s a peek at the slideshow we’ve created for you, hope you’ll enjoy!
- Dress – The Plumed Serpent
- Beauty – Amy Fiordelisi from Dana Barton and Company
- Floral Designs – Just For You Flowers
- Officiant – Janet Lee Kraft
- Venue - The Barns at Wesleyan Hills
- Coordinator – Traci at The Connecticut Wedding Group, a division of Pavilion Catering
- Music & Entertainment – Marty Q
- Paper/Invites/Favors – Cristina’s Design Creations
- Cake – Kim’s Cottage Confections