A couple of weeks ago, I had the pleasure of photographing Kelly + Jay's amazing wedding at The Meadows Stonington. These two have been together for 10 years, since high school, and their wedding was a beautiful celebration of all of the years they have spent together, the memories they have made and the families and friends they have interwoven.
Kelly + Jay have been through a lot to get them where they are today. Including: living many miles and states apart, Jay having to spend time away in bootcamp and serving in the military, and of course Kelly's accidental "Oh no!" to Jay's proposal. (It was actually her response to accidentally kicking the radio off the mountain they were on... but still that's got to be pretty terrifying to hear!!) One of my favorite moments of the day was during his vows when Jay read the first letter he ever sent to Kelly when he was away in bootcamp. That was just one of the many personal touches that went into their wedding day. Kelly, along with some help from her bridesmaids put together their flowers and made a lot of the decor, her very talented friend and Maid of Honor made the cupcakes, and a close friend's father officiated the ceremony. Everywhere you looked there were little pieces of themselves that the couple wanted to share.
Kelly looked absolutely stunning in her gown from Mariella Creations, Meghan + Samantha from Rob Rivers Salon and Spa did a beautiful job with Kelly's hair and makeup. Amanda from Gourmet Galley took great care of the couple and all of their guests, and Tommy from Marx Entertainment had the dance floor packed the entire night!!
May 12th now belongs to Kelly + Jay, to celebrate their love every year, but I know these two will be celebrating every single day. You may still have some time apart to get through, but I hope these photos, some of my favorites from your day, will help you keep smiling during that time. You are two of the kindest, most loving people I have ever met, thank you for giving me the privilege of documenting your day!