Matchmaker Photographer!!!

To start off this pretty special blog, I just want to get this out there.  

There were moments when help was required from others... BUT the pairing of Greg & Lauren was completely and 100% my idea!  If things hadn't worked out so well though. I would have denied all of this. Luckily for everyone, things went pretty great and..

In all seriousness though, I don't care how they got together, I'm just glad they found each other and are happy!  That is really all that matters right?  

So I think it's pretty safe to assume that I knew these two before their wedding planning!

Also, this is going to be a long one... get some popcorn and your favorite drink! Get comfy! 

  I met Greg in our junior year of high school.   We actually took a photography class together in high school with a DARK ROOM if you can believe that! It is crazy how things have changed! 

When writing this blog I was trying to remember when I first met lauren and honestly, I can't remember! I just remember knowing her. Is that weird?  I know we met through her brother, who happens to be my husband's best friend. It's funny how things work out sometimes! 

And now.. you know who helped me with the matchmaking.. :) 

Fast forward a few years and HERE WE GO! 

The wedding was beautiful and dare I say.. full of surprises? Just wait. 

We started the day at St. Francis Church in Torrington.  It was beautiful. And can I just say.. an old friend of mine was singing through the ceremony from the balcony and i was BLOWN away by her voice. Heather.. If you are reading today's blog. I was speechless! Beautiful job.

We raced off to The Inn at Mount Pleasant for our bride and groom and wedding party portraits. Fall in New England is one thing, but the view we had at the farm was incredible!  A HUGE thank you to the owners for letting us run around and play in the barn!!!  

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Our third and final stop was for the reception. It was held at Farmington Gardens and it was the perfect venue for these two. The staff was SO amazing and super helpful during all the planning and getting us around! Someone found me a ladder at the last minute so I could get up higher to take some photos.. You'll see why in a minute.  :) THANK YOU! 

Once we got to the reception hall things got crazy and NOT in the way you might be thinking... 

Greg & Lauren wanted to surprise EVERYONE including their family with something that would knock their socks off and get the party started.. And boy did they ever get the party started.  

After the parents and bridal party were announced into the room......          the music stopped 

YUP! the THS band kicked MAJOR butt playing and marching in to announce the bride and groom! HOW COOL IS THIS? Let me tell you, if you want to start a party right.. bring the local band. It was AWESOME!!!!

Now the party had officially begun!!!

What I LOVE about these two, other than the fact that they are pretty great people, is that they wanted this day to be special. Not only special for them, but for the people they love the most.

 I can't think of a better way to start a new chapter in your life.  

Didn't those ladies look gorgeous? Hair and Make-up was done by Mirror Mirror