Amanda + Ryan’s Interlaken Inn wedding

I woke up that morning, took a deep breath, and sighed as the sun poured through my window. A beautiful day. For once. This year has been the year of rainy weddings and I was so over the rain. But as I laid in bed and the sun hit my face, I couldn’t help but think that it was a kiss from heaven pouring in, from someone…somewhere… who was obviously happy about this day.

Hair perfectly in place, earrings delicately placed, she took a deep breath and sighed as she put the finishing touches on her ensemble. The light poured through the doors onto her face and made her already glowing self shine even brighter. A kiss from heaven, pouring in and surrounding her.

He waited patiently at the edge of the lake, took a deep breath and sighed as she rounded the corner. This woman with whom he’s already spent so much of his life with was about to be his bride. And the moment she began walking, the skies opened up and a beautiful ray of sunshine came down. A kiss from heaven, on him, as if someone up there was giving their stamp of approval.

I’m not sure if you are the kind of person who believes in chance or heaven or angels, or anything like that. But I am a person who believes, without a doubt that the person who was missing from Amanda and Ryan’s wedding day was totally there in Spirit. I believe those kisses from heaven that were poured out all day were not just coincidental or luck. I believe it was a special man, with a great heart, who left behind an amazing family, but wanted to show in his own way how much he wished he could have been there. And how much he was there.

Hair and Makeup: Joe’s Salon
Dress Boutique: The White Dress by the Shore
DJ: 74 Events
Florist: Ruth Chase Flowers
Venue: Interlaken Inn
Cake: The Pastry Garden

Amanda got her gorgeous dress from The White Dress by the Shore, which is, in our opinion, the absolute best bridal shop in all of Connecticut. We just adore the ladies there and Amanda did too 🙂
Amanda got her gorgeous dress from The White Dress by the Shore, which is, in our opinion, the absolute best bridal shop in all of Connecticut. We just adore the ladies there and Amanda did too :) White dress by the shore reviews


Amanda’s sisters were her maids of honor and they did such a fabulous job!

The room that Amanda got ready at in the Interlaken Inn was super pretty and had perfect light.
The room that Amanda got ready at in the Interlaken Inn was super pretty and had perfect light.


I have been S.W.O.O.N.I.N.G over these bridal portraits of Amanda ever since I first saw them in my camera. Absolute, hands down, favorite bridal portraits ever!


Love capturing raw emotion!

Amanda kept a memory of her dad with her all day in the form of a small picture attached to her bouquet, Such a sweet and memorable token.

THESE!!!!! Amanda, you are a knockout. The end 😉


While I was with Amanda in the cottage at Interlaken Inn, Rachel made her way over to the other side of the Inn to shoot the guys getting ready.
While I was with Amanda in the cottage at Interlaken Inn, Rachel made her way over to the other side of the Inn to shoot the guys getting ready.


The perfectly cloudy sky cast a lovely soft light over the lake at Interlaken inn, which made our jobs easy and resulted in gorgeous photos
The perfectly cloudy sky cast a lovely soft light over the lake at Interlaken inn, which made our jobs easy and resulted in gorgeous photos
The trees out on the lake at Interlaken Inn were absolutely stunningly colorful!
The trees out on the lake at Interlaken Inn were absolutely stunningly colorful!


Cutest ringbearers ever!

Amanda and Ryan’s dog, Annie, played her part well during the wedding ceremony.
Amanda and Ryan's dog, Annie, played her part well during the wedding ceremony at Interlaken inn


These two photos sum up our mission statement with photography. I know that everyone who was at Amanda and Ryan's Interlaken Inn wedding will, upon seeing this photo, remember how much entertainment little Karsten provided during the day :)
These two photos sum up our mission statement with photography. I know that everyone who was at Amanda and Ryan’s Interlaken Inn wedding will, upon seeing this photo, remember how much entertainment little Karsten provided during the day 🙂


The lake at Interlaken Inn really is such a stunning backdrop for a wedding ceremony
The lake at Interlaken Inn really is such a stunning backdrop for a wedding ceremony

This wedding at Interlaken inn has beautiful pictures and photos from this interlaken inn wedding in Lakeville, ct. The interlaken inn is perfect for weddings

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The grounds of Interlaken Inn are just gorgeous and were a dream to photograph!
The grounds of Interlaken Inn are just gorgeous and were a dream to photograph!

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One of the things I loved most about shooting Amanda and Ryan’s wedding at Interlaken Inn was all the natural beauty that surrounded the venue.
One of the things I loved most about shooting Amanda and Ryan's wedding at Interlaken Inn was all the natural beauty that surrounded the venue.

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This wedding at Interlaken inn has beautiful pictures and photos from this interlaken inn wedding in Lakeville, ct. The interlaken inn is perfect for weddings

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This wedding at Interlaken inn has beautiful pictures and photos from this interlaken inn wedding in Lakeville, ct. The interlaken inn is perfect for weddings

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74 Events did a fantastic job of keeping the dance floor hopping all night!
74 Events did a fantastic job of keeping the dance floor hopping all night!

  1. Vanessa

    November 7th, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    Love, love, love everything about this wedding! Beautiful bride, stunning view, awesome shots! Congrats Amanda! We graduated from Mercy together! I enjoyed browsing through your photos!

  2. Pam Carey

    November 7th, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    What amazing photos! You did such a great job of capturing this fabulous day. Amanda & Ryan, we love you!

  3. Lydia

    November 7th, 2012 at 5:08 pm

    These are stunning photographs!

  4. Patrick Goss

    November 7th, 2012 at 6:34 pm

    Great time with outstanding pictures.

  5. Maria

    November 7th, 2012 at 6:55 pm

    Gorgeous pictures!!!! Amanda, you looked absolutely stunning. Everything about your day looked amazing – Congratulations!!!

  6. Suzy Jorsey Balay

    November 7th, 2012 at 7:30 pm

    Beautiful, sweet, handsome, breathtaking, cute, sad, joyful, and wild. Looks like this wedding was quite the event. The weather looks perfect for the day. All look to be having a wonderful time. Thank you for sharing

  7. Kris

    November 7th, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    These pictures are great! The black and whites are my favorites!

  8. Kristin Stevens

    November 7th, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    These pictures are great!! Amanda and Ryan- you two look amazing 🙂
    I was so happy to share your big day with you guys!!!

  9. Rachel

    November 8th, 2012 at 9:20 am

    Such gorgeous photos! Thanks so much for sharing them…

  10. Linnea Teetsel

    November 8th, 2012 at 9:43 am

    Amanda and Ryan – you look incredible and extremely happy. It was a magical day for you both. The photos really captured everything beautifully.

  11. Mark & Delores

    November 8th, 2012 at 9:53 am

    OMGosh Ryan & Amanda, these are stunning! Couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful day or setting, and we can’t wait to see you again!

  12. Barbara McNamara

    November 8th, 2012 at 10:39 am

    I love that you included your dog in the wedding party! and the picture of your nephew (?) getting the shush….priceless. You two look marvelous…looked like it was perfect. Congratulations and thanks for sharing. I cried through the whole ceremony 🙂

  13. Mindy Eschen

    November 8th, 2012 at 1:00 pm

    Beautiful pictures and they completely represent the event! It was spectacular and Wayne and I wish you the best of everything now and always!

  14. Kimberly Cardona

    November 8th, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    Absolutly amazing photos! To a lifetime of happiness together, Cheers. Congratulaions Amanda and Ryan

  15. Katelyn Tino

    November 8th, 2012 at 1:26 pm

    Not only were the pictures breathe taking but the written words in the beginning made me choke up. Beautiful pictures!! Best wishes to the bride and groom.

  16. Betsy Tino

    November 8th, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    Amanda and Ryan are so blessed to have you as the photographer. You totally captured the beauty of the day and the beauty of not only the bride and groom but of both families as well! I know that Amanda and Ryan and are going to havea great life together, after all they have an Angel watching over them !

  17. Carsten

    November 8th, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    Amanda, Ryan – what a wonderful day, what an amazing celebration. The photograph did a fabulous job, and captured the feelings and atmosphere of each moment. Congratulations.

  18. Kate Evans

    November 8th, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    Beautiful photos and the opening blog post made me cry. I am so glad that everything was wonderful for you all. Congratulations!

  19. Karen

    November 8th, 2012 at 11:37 pm

    Fabulous pictures … absolutely love the sentiment of your dad’s photo, Amanda. Memories that will live forever !

  20. Kristen P

    November 9th, 2012 at 8:50 am

    Words cannot describe how beautiful everything was that magical day! The pictures are wonderful and capture every special moment. So happy for you Ryan and Amanda! Xoxo squishy for life

  21. Khine

    November 9th, 2012 at 10:31 am

    A beautiful wedding and a very special couple! All the best!

  22. Ellen

    November 9th, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    Great shots that capture such a special day. Too many favorites to list but love the shoes, the Swarovski earrin, Annie, and the beautiful bride, very handsome groom and wedding party having a wonderful time!!!

  23. Nicole

    November 9th, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    Alicia, these are stunning. So breathtaking, I am trying not to cry here at work!!

  24. Lori

    November 9th, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    Wow! These photos are breath taking! Congratulations Amanda and Ryan! Best Wishes!

  25. Dina

    November 9th, 2012 at 6:23 pm

    What lovely pictures! Looks like it was the perfect day!
    Congratulations!

  26. Sharon Kent

    November 10th, 2012 at 2:16 pm

    Congratulations and thank you for sharing your photos with me. They are gorgeous and best wishes for life full of love and happiness.

  27. Catie

    November 10th, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    Amanda and Ryan, congratulations! It looks like you had an amazing day!

  28. Alison

    November 11th, 2012 at 9:02 am

    Love, love, love these photos! What a beautiful and magical day it was! Thanks for sharing.

  29. Tiffany Farley

    November 11th, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    BEAUTIFUL

  30. Shannon

    November 13th, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    Great pictures Auntie

  31. Teresa Fiore

    November 26th, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    Amanda – these pictures are absolutely beautiful!! Wishing you much happiness!! Teresa

  32. bryan

    December 8th, 2012 at 9:52 am

    …congrats…

  33. bryan

    December 8th, 2012 at 9:52 am

    congrats

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