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For Leigh and Andrew it has been a whirlwind romance that began twenty years ago when they were thrust together by their respective families… for circle time. Well it wasn’t quite like that, but in a way, I guess you could say that Leigh and Andrew’s parents set them up. Not intentionally of course, since they met for the first time when they were all of three years old, as classmates in a toddler activity class. Even then, they became instantly fond of one another, always gravitating to each other and sitting side by side during circle time.
Once that class was over, nearly ten years went by before Leigh and Andrew were sharing a classroom again, reconnecting as students at the very same high school (where we got to take some of their engagement pictures!). They shared many of the same friends and fell into any easy friendship of their own, laying the foundation for the relationship that would follow. In October of 2005, Andrew asked Leigh out on their very first official date. They were supposed to go see and a movie, and they did for a while at least, but halfway through the projector broke. Instead they spent the rest of the date talking, laughing and discovering that there was something really special between them.
They took some time apart during college, each giving the other space to grow and have some incredible life experiences, but all the while the love was there. When they became a couple again it involved some long distance driving as they were living many, many miles apart for a while, but it was always worth it. Every time they saw each other they discovered something new, some new reason, some small personality trait that made they fall for each other even harder.
Once they were back in the same town, the very same town they had grown up in, they both knew that they were ready for that next big step together. Last May, Andrew surprised Leigh with a weekend on the water in Long Island, proposing to her at Port Jefferson harbor. He topped that off with a surprise lunch the next day with the very people who just may have seen the spark between their children during circle time twenty years before: their parents.
Even though they were both pursuing PhDs at Yale, Sam and Gareth didn’t met for the first time in any of the many gothic hallways or lush green courtyards of the university. Instead they first locked eyes in a crowded bar in New Haven. It was a bar that Sam would visit often (he happened to live in an apartment right above it), but he knew that he had never seen this particular handsome gentleman before. The conversation they had that night set the tone for their relationship; it came naturally, flowed easily and just felt right. They started dating and almost instantly they had both come to the same conclusion: they had found the one. Three weeks in, they were unofficially engaged.
The actual proposal was decidedly less low key. They flew to Europe at the end of December and made plans to celebrate New Years Eve in the city of lights. On their way to dinner that night they walked around the Trocadero as the Eiffel Tower shone brightly just behind them. It was there that their engagement became official.
Next June, Sam and Gareth will stand together in one of those lush green courtyards of Yale. There, in front of their family and friends, they will make the commitment they had known was in their future from shortly after that very first night in the bar.
Most people probably think that weddings are all about the big moments. The grand declarations, the elaborate celebration. And while those things are important, what we love about weddings the most are the small moments. The sweet moments, the moments that you might not even notice unless you were looking for them. Katie and Matt’s wedding was filled with those moments. Moments with their family, moments with their friends, and, most of all, the sweetest moments between just the two of them.
There was the moment after Katie had walked down the aisle - when Matt was standing next to her and stole another glance when she wasn’t looking, just to admire her once again. There was the unbridled joy as the danced into their reception and were surrounded by their closest family and friends who danced around them.There was the moment we snuck Katie and Matt back outside after the reception had begun and they made each other laugh in the shadow of the city skyline twinkling behind them.
After we hugged Katie and Matt goodbye at the end of the night, Rob and I talked about how much weddings like theirs make us feel so fortunate to do what we do. Because it’s all about catching all of the moments of the day - the grand gestures, the secret smiles, the impromptu dances with the flower girl on the dance floor. After all, all of those moments put together, those are what wedding days are really all about.
Laura and Braeden both grew up in Trumbull, Connecticut and graduated from Trumbull High School. There, they were friends with many of the same people and even had a class together, but being two years apart in age, they never actually met in high school. It wasn't until September of 2010 that Laura and Braeden would meet for the very first time. Within six weeks of meeting one another, they both knew, that they had found "the one."
Laura and Braeden shared their first date at a beautiful Italian restaurant in Shelton, and over dinner at the bar—a tradition that has since continued—they discovered that they had a lot in common. Not the least of which was how easy it was to make each other laugh. Both Braeden and Laura agree they had an instant connection from that very first night, and were drawn to each other in a way that was magnetic.
Shortly after that date, Laura wrote her mom an email, putting into words everything she had been feeling. “Mom, I just wanted to tell you that I have met the man I’m going to marry. I have never been so sure of anything in my life,” she wrote. “I know it and feel it like I have never felt anything before.”
Braeden felt very much the same way. He had never believed in the expression “when you know, you know” until he met Laura. Inspired by her lust for life and the way she cares for the people she loves, he fell head over heels for her. He introduced her to his son, Dylan, and watched the two of them form their own special relationship. Braeden knew, without a shadow of a doubt, that he wanted Laura to be his wife. Once he had picked out a stunning ring, he whisked her off to a tropical paradise and asked her to marry him.
Last month, Laura and Braeden had a very small and intimate wedding surrounded by their closest family and friends. Their ceremony was so beautiful, and filled with such joy and emotion; there was hardly a dry eye in the crowd (including ours). There is no denying the way these two feel about one another. They radiate joy and spread their happiness to everyone around them. It may have taken some time for them to find each another, but it’s clear that it was well worth the wait.
After spending the better part of a day with Kristy & Conner in Chicago for their engagement session (check out their cute first meeting story), we knew that their wedding day was going to be pretty incredible. With these two, you wouldn't expect anything less. We often tell people that we feel incredibly lucky that our job involves being around happy people, and weddings like Kristy and Conner's are a prime example of just how lucky we are to do what we do. Because their wedding was wall-to-wall happy. Belly-laugh-inducing toasts, a guest-wowing first dance, an epic get-away car and a room full of people that clearly loved this remarkable couple.
There are tons of wedding planning books and blogs out there, with step by step guides for how to make the "perfect day." After photographing over 200 weddings, I can with confidence that what those books are usually missing is an emphasis on exactly what will really make a wedding stand out: make it about you. Make it about what you love. That's what Kristy and Conner did. Their day was all about their love for each other, their friends, their family. It was filled with thoughtful details and little surprises for each other and their guests. And it cumulated in what I think pretty much everyone could agree would be the perfect way - dancing with abandon while sipping champagne and nibbling on sweets. So for all you brides-to-be out there looking for inspiration to plan a "perfect day," just take a look at the wedding below.