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Stony Creek Brewery Wedding

We love having the opportunity to do engagement photos with our couples before Wedding Day! It is such a fun way to get to know our couples and for them to be comfortable in front of the camera and get to know us! Amanda and Phil were one of these couples that we had the privilege of doing engagement photos with ahead of time! That made all the difference come Wedding Day! We arrived at her friend’s adorable house in New Haven and were greeted by Amanda’s warm smile. The sun was shining and it was the perfect day for their Stony Creek Brewery Wedding!

Dominique was so excited that Amanda had such fun and colorful details and could not wait to start detail photos! Brian and Lindsay made their way around and captured some really fun candids of the girls getting ready and hanging out. Soon it was time to get Amanda into her stunning wedding gown. She got from the one and only Kleinfeld’s in New York. With some help from her mom and her matron of honor Kayla she was ready in no time! We took some time for some lovely portraits of the bride and then we were off to see Phill at the coolest Hotel downtown.

As we arrived at the Study we found the groomsmen all hanging out and laughing of course with some Stony Creek beers in hand. The hotel was awesome! So many nice places for photos. Once the groomsmen were all ready we headed downstairs to do some portraits of them in the lobby and then we headed outside for some photos on the front steps. Then it was off to a Foote Memorial Park down the road from Stony Creek for some more photos of everyone!

The park was stunning it was on the water and in full bloom! The groom’s mom Martha was their wedding planner and she came across this place for photos! We knew she had a vision in mind so we followed her lead out to the edge of a rock over the water and set up Phill and Amanda for their first look as all their family and wedding party stood by. When they saw each other for the first time their reactions were priceless! They were so excited and could not wait to get married!

We ran through our usual posed family and wedding party images. Soon it was time to get back in the limos and be on our way to Stony Creek! But before we had to stop Amanda and Phill for some more portraits with all the stunning white flowers in bloom! Then we were off to Stony Creek!

When we arrived at Stony Creek the ceremony was set up upstairs. Dominique got right into her detail photos of both the ceremony and the reception. Brian and Lindsay scoped out where they were gonna shoot the ceremony from! Soon all their guests started to find their seats and it was time to begin! The ceremony music was by two of the bride and groom’s friends and they played their instruments beautifully. It really made their ceremony special. What also made it special was that another friend and bridesmaid was their efficient! It was a lovely ceremony and the bride and groom both wrote their own vows. They were so funny and touching. Then it was time to break the ceremonial glasses and yell Mozel Tov! Amanda struggled a little but she got it done!

After ceremony guests made their way into the Brew House for cocktail hour! Dominique took advantage of the awesome scenery in the brew house for some more portraits of the newly weds! After cocktail hour guests made their way upstairs where the room was turned over and set up beautifully for the reception! Guests found their tables and Amanda and Phill made their grand entrance! Then they shared their first dance as husband and wife! After the first dance Amanda shared a dance with her dad and Phill shared a special dance with his mom.

Next the matron of honor Kayla, and Phill’s Best Man and brother Alex gave some wonderful toasts! Next both Phill and Amanda’s dad’s said a few words. As dinner was being served we took advantage of the lull in the action to do our posed group photos. We did some big family group photos a shot of the Small Family, Yepes Family, Chiapa Family. Also some big friends photos Camp Laurel South Friends, Northeastern University Friends, Yale University Friends, California Friends, and Arizona State Friends! Amanda and Phill have friends and family everywhere!

Then we cleared the dance floor and it was time to dance and enjoy Wedding Cake and Stony Creek Beers all night long! Congratulations to Amanda & Phill your wedding was spectacular!


Part of the Amazing Team for Amanda & Phill’s Special Day:

Venue: Stony Creek Brewery

Wedding Planner: Mother of the Groom – Martha Small

Day of Coordinator: Ally at Stony Creek

Florist: Branford Flowers

Wedding Dress Boutique: Kleinfeld’s NY

Wedding Dress Designer: Zuhair Murad

Hair & Make up: Soho Salon – Colleen Valenta

Caterer & Cake: La Cuisine

Invitation Company: Handmade by Groom’s Friend Terri Rossi

Ceremony Music: Friends of the Bride & Groom – Will Ponturo – Guitar & Cello

Efficient: Friend of the Bride – Abigail Berkson

Hotel: The Study

First look Location: Foote Memorial Park

Limo Company: Gateway Limos

DJ: Vintage DJ

Want to see more photos of Amanda & Phill? Take a look at their engagement shoot from last December!

Want to see more weddings by us? Take a look at our Weddings Page & Blog!

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