I met Sarah and Tim when I was photographing Sarah’s dad’s wedding back in 2007. They had JUST started dating and I loved them together from the start – literally! Sarah and Tim are from the same tight-knit group of friends who graduated from UCONN. Their relationship has been supported by so many who hold them dearly – this wedding was really a celebration! Tim and Sarah hosted a classy party – much to be expected from a conservative gal (You go girl!).
The ceremony was Russian Orthodox. The rings are exchanged (and flip-flopped from hand to hand by a couple of people) at the back of the church when the bride enters. Once they process to the front of the church, there is a wine ceremony, the best man and maid of honor hold crowns above the bride and groom’s heads (for what must have seemed like eternity to their poor arm muscles!), as they circled the altar. The intricacies of the ceremony were amazing – the music, the ornate Bible and candles… Really, it was something special to photograph.
After a quick group photograph of all of their guests on the stairs of the church, we headed to the State Capitol -significant because of Sarah’s passion for state-level politics. The bridal party was hysterical as you can see (note the Irish Jig) and the candids of the girls. I also must thank Seshu from Seshu Photography for coming to shoot 2nd with me. “Mr. Shoe” as the girls so nicknamed him, picked up some awesome candids! (BTW, Seshu, “Mr. Shoe” is a nickname that sticks!!!!
Then, off to The Simsbury Inn for an aways wonderful reception experience.