Callan and Erikson’s Branford House Wedding

Alicia Ann Daw is a film & digital wedding photographer who specializes in New York City and European destination weddings. With over 15 years of experience photographing weddings, she's spent two decades globetrotting to over 37 countries and working with clients around the world. She delivers images that are effortlessly romantic and chic, telling a story about the start of your heritage in a way that will leave you in awe.


I first heard about Callan through Beth Chapman at The White Dress by the Shore, one of our favorite wedding gown boutiques in CT, when Beth posted about a cake for one of their White Carpet clients. I hopped over to the cake account – I Need Sugar Therapy – and decided to reach out to Callan. I had put it on my goal list for that year to learn how to make stacked cakes, so I reached out and asked Callan if she would be willing to barter with me (sidenote: Callan, we still need to do those headshots!). She came over one day and taught me how to make buttercream, how to stack a cake straight, and how to frost it evenly. And promptly after she left, I ate half the cake myself, haha.

It was probably a year later that I saw on Instagram that Callan got engaged and I secretly hoped that she would reach out to me. I knew her style was impeccable, and that she would have a gorgeous wedding. It wasn’t but a few weeks later that I received the email I had been hoping for. I think she said something like “I don’t know if you remember me, but…”, OF COURSE I remembered her! And I was THRILLED to get her email! Shortly after booking, we did Callan and Erikson’s engagement session on a cold and blustery day (you’ll notice a trend here…), in Stonington, CT. She talked about her plans for the wedding and I started getting really excited! Their wintery, December wedding was bound to be stunning!

I showed up to the Branford House on the morning of their wedding, to a fun group of girls hustling and bustling about….and the most adorable kids ever running around. Callan had FOUR flower girls, which was so much fun! She had all of her details perfectly laid out and with once glance, I knew it was going to be a dream day to photograph. I could ramble on and on about all the amazing details and the TWELVE CAKES (I mean, what did you expect of a cake designer?), but the best parts of their wedding day was all of the love and laughter from their family and friends. The look on Erikson’s face when he saw Callan for the first time said it all – that he couldn’t wait to marry his dream girl. The tears and laughter from their friends and family throughout the day, the support as they said their vows, and the absolute party that their reception was – all of that made their day something for the books! The twelve cakes was, for lack of a better word, just the icing on the cake 😉


Venue: Brandford House

Beauty: Larissa Lake and Co

Florals: Flowers by Justine

Caterer: Coastal Gourmet

Lounge Area: KLW Design Co

Food Truck: Fryborg

DJ: Jock in the Box

Ceremony Music: Divina Strings

Videographer: Jess Cremins

Stationary: Minted and Artisaire

Cake and Favors: I need Sugar Therapy

Floral designs created by Flowers by Justine really enhanced the atmosphere of Callan and Erikson's Branford House wedding. Larissa Lake and Co did a great job getting Callan and her girls' hair and makeup ready, they looked beautiful. Lounge Areas provided by KLW created a wonderful atmosphere for interaction, mingling and connecting.

Videographer Jess Cremins was so wonderful to work with and did an amazing job capturing all the special moments of Erikson and Callan's wedding. Divina Strings did a beautiful job musically accompanying  and enhancing the ceremony.

We loved photographing Callan and Erikson's Branford House Wedding! The Medieval style of architecture, and all the brilliant green landscape make the atmosphere wonderful for photos and for their wedding. Callan and Erikson's wedding was made all the more beautiful with the backdrop of this regal Medieval Manor that is the Branford House. The Branford House and its large grounds provide so many opportunities and avenues to take stunning photos and capture every beautiful moment of Callan and Erikson's Wedding.
Food by Coastal Gourmet was delicious to both the mouth and the eye. Sugar Therapy wowed our taste buds with phenomenal desserts and stunning wedding cakes.

Jock in the Box Todd Powers had everyone up dancing and having fun all night long.


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Alicia and her wedding photography team is local to Connecticut, in New England, and is currently booking 2019 and 2020 wedding photography sessions in New England and Europe. We shoot on both medium format film and digital.

Alicia and her team frequently travel for weddings, events, and non-profit portrait sessions and has clients from California to Europe to Dubai. To find out details regarding their upcoming travel dates to a city near you or to book a custom travel session, please contact them for more information.

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