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Devin & Mike’s Yacht Club Wedding: Belle Haven Club in Greenwich, CT

When I had the pleasure of meeting Devin & Mike I was so excited to potentially shoot their wedding in Greenwich, CT– I always like getting out of the city and it’s a rare treat that I get to shoot anywhere as genuinely “coastal” as their venue, the Belle Haven Club.  And as you can see they’re both totally over-the-top *beautiful* people (see their cute engagement session here too!) but I simply couldn’t have predicted how gorgeous their whole wedding day would be.  Zack and I arrived early (as usual), so we drove to each of the locations and scouted out spots for the portraits we’d later shoot at Bruce Park, walked around at the Yacht Club and made sure the church had a parking lot!  We still got to The Delamar Hotel early and picked a spot down by the boats for the couple’s first look before we split up to start shooting the getting ready and bridal details.  Devin chose a sleek and sophisticated lace gown by Monique Lhiullier that featured an amazing back– it was PERFECT on her, and I don’t think Mike could have been happier when he finally laid eyes on her.  After a couple quick portraits with their adorable dogs, we drove to Bruce Park with the wedding party and family members to get those group pictures taken care of before the ceremony at St. Mary’s Parish in downtown Greenwich.  After their ceremony we hustled over to Belle Haven (unfortunately sunset was already over if it had ever looked like a sunset– it was a fairly cloudy day– so we decided to do some night portraits of the couple later in the night instead) and during cocktail hour I shot all the reception details I could before the tables filled up with people– Devin had planned one of the most beautifully detailed wedding receptions I’ve seen in some time!  She thought of everything– from the octopus cake stand down to the rope-shaped drink stirrers everything at this wedding was nautically themed and/or shaded in blues… though Amy Hardisty of White Hall Events was there doing all the day-of event coordination, I beleive that Devin had pulled together all the event design concepts herself.  I was so impressed with the array of beautiful ideas on display… blue lanterns throughout the tent, blue patterned china vases and frames with blue-toned photos of Devin and Mike at various stages of life…blue patterned tablecloths on accent tables– and Devin even designed the programs, placecards, and favors herself!  The solid orange flowers arrangements and bright pashmina shawls for the bridesmaids provided the perfect splash of complementary color for all these lovely blues.  It was just a beautiful wedding from top to bottom.  But enough about the details.   Mike gave the *most romantic* toast to his new wife after they cut their cake.  I wish I could quote it verbatim, it was so good.  In short he shared some of the special, cute things she does which reinforce how much he loves having her in his life, and finished by saying he could have married her the day he met her… and you could just tell how completely smitten he is.  I can’t wait to see where life takes this sweet couple– may their love continue to grow and deepen over the years to come!

Vendor Credits:

Wedding Planner/Coordinator:  Amy Hardisty of White Hall Events

Reception Venue & Catering: Belle Haven Club

Wedding Gown: Monique Lhiullier

Reception Dress: Notte by Marchesa

Shoes: Jimmy Choo

Veil: Debra Moreland

Hair: Stacy Pitt of Styles On B

Makeup: Elizabeth Black

Bridesmaid Dresses:  J. Crew

Tux: Lee Baron

Engagement Ring: London Jewelers / Wedding bands: Kent

Flowers: Adam Manjuck of Flowers & Flowers

Music: DJ RT of Scratch Weddings

Invitations: Cheree Berry Paper

 

 

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E - February 26, 2013 - 12:05 am

I love the cake stand! Any chance you’d be willing to sell or rent it for another wedding? 🙂

sarahtew - March 6, 2013 - 3:35 pm

Let me know your email address and I can forward your interest to the bride!

Foto Clipping - February 13, 2014 - 5:45 am

Well decorated and organized party with lots of entertaining acts…looks like this wedding has gone through some unique captures as well 🙂

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