Mystic Arts Center | Johnny + Alyssa

September 23, 2015  •  1 Comment

On September Twelfth, Two Thousand Fifteen there was a beautiful ceremony held at the Mystic Arts Center in downtown Mystic, CT.

 

Beautiful does not begin to do this day justice, however.  And neither does listing the Mystic Arts Center as the location of the wedding.  The Mystic Arts Center was a stunning scene for the exchange of vows, a beautiful backdrop for the first kiss, and a wonderful venue for all the fun. And with Alyssa being an absolutely amazing artist, the art that was hanging on the walls made it feel like the MAC was almost made for the wedding of Johnny + Alyssa.  

 

But the ceremony actually had begun early that morning, in a compound down the street. It started with what seemed like a million {fantastic} people.  Alyssa's 11 best friends/bridesmaids/puppy escort, Johnny and his 7 guys, or should I say there was Billy, and a couple other guys there too ;)  mothers of the bride and groom, and of course Johnny + Alyssa.  Oh and Potato and Lola, the couples pretty sassy puppies.  Being a part of this, the "getting - ready" is a huge privilege.  Getting to see how excited everyone was, the laughter, the hugs the genuine love that was everywhere, is what a wedding day is made of to me.  Being able to run back and forth between Johnny where he was getting ready and Alyssa, just a short distance away, to see how incredibly excited they both were about how the other was doing and for their wedding day was unreal.  It was true love, you could feel both just wanting to be with their best friend, knowing that soon enough that would mean forever, but that morning apart felt like forever. 

 

Eventually we made it to the ceremony, {maybe a little late, but just maybe that was payback for Johnny being a "little late" on their first date ;) } a spectacular day was in store.  Gira! floral had done an immense job with the decor, chandeliers hanging from trees, the prettiest, freshest flowers everywhere you looked.  It was clear Susan Adam did a spot on job bringing Alyssa's beautiful vision to life.  It was there that vows were said, rings were exchanged and some first kisses were had.  Complete with confetti cannons, and a whole lot of tourists on boats sailing by. 

 

The reception began, as it usually does with the toasts.  I love the toasts.  It's when you really get to learn a thing or two about the couple.  And while I knew things about Johnny + Alyssa, like their love of food, travel, and good music, I learned just how much they are loved by their families.  I learned how excited everyone was for this day, and that Alyssa's family was ecstatic to welcome Johnny as their new brother/son and the same was how Johnny's family felt about Alyssa.  I learned that they had been with each other through some really tough times, and also had supported each other through some big moves and life changes.  I ALSO learned that Alyssa has a pretty sweet sounding gold turban I may be talking to her about borrowing ;)

 

Johnny + Alyssa, you two are something that not one word can sum up.  Your love is true and radiant.  Both of your incredible talents are a force.  You have goals and plans and a life I can not wait to watch unfold.  Enjoy whatever may be next up for you.  I know with absolutely certainty that whatever it may be the foundation of trust and love you have built with each other will continue to grow.  xoxo

 

"Dana Bartone Salon", "dana bartone",

How incredible is the bride? Hand making so many of the day's details, including their invitations!! You're amazing Alyssa!

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I mean...

Johnny's Facebook status on his wedding day, caught forever

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Beauty.

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I want to be their friend.

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Link to sneak peek album.

Venue: Mystic Arts Center.

Catering: On the Spot Catering

Floral + Decor: Gira! 

Hair + Makeup: Dana Bartone Salon

Videography: James Eades 

 

 


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Alyssa(non-registered)
Amy this is INCREDIBLE!! Thank you so much and we are so thrilled with all that you did for us! You're the best!! <3
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