Jen and Steve’s destination wedding in Thompson, CT kicked off in style with Steve getting ready at the Estate and Jen at the Spa. They met up for their first look when she walked down the aisle in a gorgeous New England church, surrounded by family and friends.

Jen was glowing on the arm of her dad. And even he couldn’t keep his eyes of his stunning daughter.

You can definitely see Steve taking it all in.

Love the beauty of the Sacred Heart Parish. It feels like a place of joy.

The minister had Jen and Steve come down into the pews for the exchange of the rings. I’ve never seen this before but it ended up being really cool. Dave and the guests were right in the thick of it.

A quick silhouette portrait following the ceremony.

I do believe a promised a dive bar. And so hear you have it. On the way from the ceremony to the reception at the LTM, Jen and Steve planned a surprise stop at this little whole in the wall bar. Her bridal party had no idea and were treated to drinks with locals. Such fun was had by our crew and those already present at the bar.

Just outside the bar, we found a bit of romance and fun.

Dave set up this editorial shot. When he thinks like a groom, this is how he feels, I guess.


At the manor we had time for portraits around the grounds. If you have ever visited, you know how beautiful the estate is. The photo locations are endless, each one more picturesque than the last.

After these quiet moments in this enchanted forest behind the estate, we all headed back for the reception, which included among other special moments, a balloon release. Really all around amazing so be on the look out for more.

Or if you just can’t wait, check out their feature in Style Me Pretty Massachusetts and their destination wedding slideshow.