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Burgundy and Blush Wedding at the Mystic Hilton | Ashly + Mike

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October 16, 2019

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I'm a wedding a portrait photographer based out of CT but originally from Georgia. I love all things bright and colorful (if you couldn't tell) and love pouring my heart into my business and my clients! I am also a proud Hufflepuff and share my life with my wonderful husband and sweet furbaby!

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I didn’t put the dates together in my head when I booked Ashly and Mike’s wedding on the day I turned 25 but honestly, it was a great way to spend the day. I love photographing weddings close to home because everything just feels a little more relaxed on my part and their gorgeous Mystic Hilton wedding was no exception!

The day began with a morning of laughter as Ashly and her beautiful bridesmaids got ready at the hotel. This was such a fun bridal party to work with and they made everything so much easier. Later, an unbelievable ceremony at St. Paul’s Church in Waterford seriously brought me to tears. The love that these to share is so genuine and it carried throughout their special day. Portraits took place at Harkness, which will forever be a favorite of mine. Thankfully the cloudy skies held off the rain for us to get some gorgeous fall colors in too!! A new favorite of mine, the Mystic Hilton, provided a fun-filled reception and some of the most heartwarming dances I’ve seen this year. Ashly danced with her brother and half the room was tearing up (myself included)!

If you had seen me throughout this wedding, I had a smile on my face from start to finish because it was just that amazing. Having clients like Ashly and Mike always reminds me why I love what I do!! Now onto what you¬†really came here to see…their gorgeous pictures!!


Thank you to the Mystic Hilton for allowing me and my second shooter to carry all of these dresses into their restaurant to get this and many other gorgeous dress shots!! Total fav!!

Ashly looked like a Disney princess in her gorgeous gown! So beautiful!!

These cuties had me smiling the whole night! They were seriously so fun and too cute!!

St. Paul’s Rectory in Waterford is a DREAM to photograph!!

This bridal party was so much fun! I love when they aren’t afraid to get silly!!

The love these two share is so beautiful and so easy to see when they’re together.

This twirl convinced me that Ashly is actually just a real Princess because this was magical!

Ashly watching Mike dance with his mom. Parent dances always give me those strong feels!!

A beautiful day from beginning to end and such an incredible vendor team making it all happen!!

VENDOR TEAM
Ceremony Venue: St. Paul’s Church
Reception Venue: Mystic Hilton Hotel
Photography: Chelsea Lavallee Photography
Bride Gown: Love Me Two Times
Groomsmen: Love Me Two Times
Bridesmaids: David’s Bridal
Florist: Hope Case
Music: DJ E@zy
Bakery: Vesta Bakery
Stationary: Minted

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I'm a wedding a portrait photographer based out of CT but originally from Georgia. I love all things bright and colorful (if you couldn't tell) and love pouring my heart into my business and my clients! I am also a proud Hufflepuff and share my life with my wonderful husband and sweet furbaby!

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