Kelley + Jesse’s Eolia Mansion wedding

Eolia Mansion wedding

It crept in off the coast of Connecticut, slowly and surely, threatening to put a damper on her dream wedding. Drawing closer and closer by the minute, it began to hover over the beach, just a hundred yards or so away from the site where she was to promise forever to the man that her stole her heart. She gazed out the window and in with a soft and steady voice she firmly stated “I don’t care if it rains or not. I am marrying him in one hour under that pergola”. And, as though in full respect and reverence to her confidence and calmness, it stopped. Right there on that shore, a fog so thick and dense just stopped. And waited. It waited until she walked down that aisle. It waited until she was a Mrs. And it waited until she promised forever. And once she was done, it moved in ever so quickly, as though making up for its lost time.

Kelley and Jesse got married on an absolutely breathtakingly beautiful (albeit a bit foggy) day at Eolia Mansion in Harkness Memorial State Park. Never in my life have I photographed a wedding with such incredible fog, and although Kelley would argue that it took a toll on her hair, I think both she and Jesse would agree that the density of the fog gave Eolia Mansion a feel that was so incredibly magical.

Earth blossoms harwinton ct reviewsNoreen Saksa of Earth Blossoms did an absolutely incredible job on Kelley’s flowers! They were so dainty and soft! Ana's Bridal providence reviews, allure bridals #8825 dress picturesKelley’s dress was a stunning number from Allure Bridals that she purchased at Ana’s Bridal in Providence, RI. Her jewelry was custom made for her from a shop on Etsy.Eolia mansion harkness state park weddingKelley’s “something old” was a vintage ring from her Grandmother. Naomi's studio and salon bridal hair and makeup reviews | Hartford wedding makeup artist and hair stylistAs if Kelley weren’t already beautiful enough, we had Janice from Naomi’s Studio and Salon on hand to do her hair and makeup. I always love walking in to see one of Naomi’s girls prepping the bride, because they are second to none.Eolia mansion harkness memorial park wedding photosKelley, my dear, you are stunning.One of the things I love about weddings at Eolia Mansion in Harkness Memorial state park is that the bridal room is so large and well lit. It makes it much more fun shooting getting read shots in a  room that has a lot of natural light.One of the things I love about weddings at Eolia Mansion in Harkness Memorial state park is that the bridal room is so large and well lit. It makes it much more fun shooting getting read shots in a room that has a lot of natural light.harkness memorial state park wedding photosharkness memorial state park wedding photosWhile I was with Kelley at Eolia Mansion, Rachel was at Jesse’s home grabbing some shots of him preparing.harkness memorial state park wedding photosEolia mansion harkens state park wedding reviewsYou all know I love me a good first look, and Kelley + Jesse’s did not disappoint. I just love seeing the reactions that both the bride and groom have when seeing each other for the first time…alone…without the pressure of 100 other eyeballs on them. cost of wedding at eolia mansioneolia mansion harkness memorial wedding pricesOh you two, stop being so darn good looking, will ya?My absolute favorite thing abut shooting a  wedding at Eolia Mansion at Harkness Memorial State Park is that there is no lack of beauty not he grounds. From the landscaping to the architecture, the beach to the gardens....it is just absolutely breathtaking and a perfect place for a wedding.My absolute favorite thing abut shooting a wedding at Eolia Mansion at Harkness Memorial State Park is that there is no lack of beauty not he grounds. From the landscaping to the architecture, the beach to the gardens….it is just absolutely breathtaking and a perfect place for a wedding.eolia mansion reviewseolia mansion reviewsWalking out into that gorgeous fog that stopped right before it hit the edge of eolia mansion.Walking out into that gorgeous fog that stopped right before it hit the edge of Eolia Mansion.Walking out into that gorgeous fog that stopped right before it hit the eolia mansion at harkness state park wedding photos.I love having Rachel on hand to grab incredible shots like this one.eolia mansion weddingeolia mansion weddingKelley and Jesse got married in front of the gorgeous pergola in the side garden of Eolia Mansion. Once again, the architecture and landscaping is just stunning.Kelley and Jesse got married in front of the gorgeous pergola in the side garden of Eolia Mansion. Once again, the architecture and landscaping is just stunning. wedding ceremony at eolia mansion harkeness memorial state park picturespictures of weddings at harkness memorial state parkwedding ceremony pergola eolia mansion photosDuring their wedding ceremony, both Kelley and jesse were just glowing with happiness and excitement.During their wedding ceremony, both Kelley and Jesse were just glowing with happiness and excitement.eolia mansion harkness memorial wedding priceseolia mansion harkness memorial wedding priceseolia mansion reviewsharkness memorial state park wedding photosThe kiss that sealed the deal!Immediately after the ceremony, the fog quickly crept up and over Eolia mansion, which gave it a magical feel.Immediately after the ceremony, the fog quickly crept up and over Eolia mansion, which gave it a magical feel. harkness memorial state park weddingseolia mansion wedding photoseolia mansion rental feeeolia mansion wedding photosharkness memorial state park wedding photoseolia mansion rental feetravel themed wedding invitations, harkness memorial state park weddingstravel themed weddingAs a fellow travel enthusiast, I thoroughly enjoyed the details kelley and Jesse had for their wedding, which had a touch of a travel theme.travel themed wedding escort cards and centerpiecesKelley has collected vintage postcards for a long time, so it was very fitting for her to have them at her wedding. Each guest had to find their name by a postcard, and the postcard then led them to their tabletravel themed weddingharkness memorial state park wedding photosSeriously, I loooove that fog!eolia mansion wedding photosWhen I found out that Kelley was using Sugarbelle for her cupcakes, I about died and went to heaven. And then I wrote her and if both the cupcakes and her photographer happen to go missing, she should probably look in one of the closets  of Eolia Mansion, where she would find me eating ALL of them. Sugarbelle cupcakes reviewsWhen I found out that Kelley was using Sugarbelle for her cupcakes, I about died and went to heaven. And then I wrote her and if both the cupcakes and her photographer happen to go missing, she should probably look in one of the closets of Eolia Mansion, where she would find me eating ALL of them.harkness memorial state park wedding photosJesse put his special touch on the wedding by brewing his own beer for the guests to drink. This is probably one of the most creative and cool personal touches I’ve ever seen at a wedding.a thyme to cook reviews, harkness memorial state park weddingsA Thyme to Cook did an incredible job with the catering, and it’s always a pleasure working with themeolia mansion rental feeharkness memorial state park wedding photosharkness memorial state park weddingsharkness memorial state park wedding photoseolia mansion rental fee

  1. Noreen

    June 21st, 2012 at 8:27 am

    You have captured perfectly every dreamy detail of this stunning wedding!

  2. Barbara

    June 29th, 2012 at 8:43 am

    Amazing photos and beautiful details. Love the postcards used as place cards and the bouqet is absolutely stunning!

  3. Deborah Zoe

    June 29th, 2012 at 9:09 am

    seriously? SERIOUSLY?! These are AMAZING and should be submitted to some high end wedding blog/mag!!! It’s like something out of the secret garden!!

  4. Evelyn

    July 7th, 2012 at 8:56 am

    Beautiful pictures of a beautiful couple. Congratulations Tara–looks like you caught a good one!

  5. Evelyn Williamson

    July 7th, 2012 at 8:57 am

    Beautiful pictures of a beautiful couple!

  6. Cheryl Williams

    July 7th, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    Tara & Ryan, my family and I would like to congratulate you on your engagement! Your photos are amazing – you both are so photogenic! Our compliments to your photographer, Alicia! God bless you! With love, Cheryl, Eben, Abigail & Naomi Williams

  7. Tony Nunes

    July 7th, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    I’m delighted to see these photographs of Tara and Ryan. They make a beautiful couple, and I wish them a life of health and happiness. Congratulations with love, Tony Nunes, oops – for Tara whom I’ve known since primary school – with love, Mr. Nunes

  8. Katie sayball

    October 12th, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    Hi. I have a question….do you guys allow gay weddings? How can you send us information in the mail?

  9. franco derose

    March 14th, 2014 at 10:21 am

    i wouldlike to find a quote for 100 people on june 7 2014 thanks

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