Jess & Eric | August 3, 2019
Exactly one week ago, I sat down at Jess & Eric’s rehearsal dinner overlooking the beautiful Housatonic River in Stratford, Connecticut. Nothing but love, joy & excitement was in the air as the anticipation of the next day was upon every single person in the room. Eric’s father, Scott, starts his toast. He explains the first time he met Jess, telling Eric, “She seems like a really nice girl.” And Eric replies… “No Dad, she’s perfect.” Cue heart melting. That story not only brought tears to my eyes but stuck with me the entire weekend.
For those of you who don’t know, here’s a little back story about me and Jess… (see their Oregon engagement session here).
Capturing Jess & Eric’s wedding day meant the absolute world to me, more than they will ever know. From Eric’s first glimpse of Jess walking down that church aisle w/ one stray tear rolling down his cheek - to the epic dance circle blaring Taylor Swift & Red Hot Chili Peppers at the reception. Every. single. moment. was real & true. These two beautiful humans are so in love, capturing it was one of the most fulfilling joys I have ever experienced. I had to remind myself a few times on Saturday… “Am I actually working right now?!” This is unreal.
Congratulations Jess & Eric! I know you’ll be reading this on a beach in Hawaii, soak up every minute of it and enjoy your honeymoon to the fullest together! You both deserve it.
VENDOR TEAM: Hair & Makeup: Vibes Hair Lounge | Stationary: Shutterfly | Florist & Cake: ShopRite | Bridal Gown: BHLDN | Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Earrings, Belt, Hairpiece & Veil: BHLDN | Bridesmaid Robes: Etsy, Our Love Story Co. | Bridesmaid Dresses: Jenny Yoo | Guys’ Suits: The Black Tux | Venue & Caterer: Heritage Hotel | Limo Service: Limousines of Connecticut | DJ: Powerstation Events | Videographer: Toast Wedding Films | Second Photographer: Yael Pachino Photography | Wine Bottle Centerpieces: Collected from Jess & Eric’s favorite wineries in CT, VT and OR