November 6, 2019
This past summer I had the honor of capturing Gina & Ben on their wedding day at The Woodwinds in Branford, Connecticut. The Woodwinds is a wedding venue that hosts more than one event a day. It has multiple reception spaces to offer, as well as numerous ceremony locations. I believe that starting in 2020, The Woodwinds will also be offering a new location for first looks!
Ben & Gina were the only couple I had this year that didn’t do a first look, which ended up being so utterly sweet to experience. I loved watching the way Ben and Gina’s faces lit up when they saw each other for the first time at opposite ends of the aisle. It made me whole heartedly understand why more couples are starting choose to forego a first look, not that I would ever discourage any of my couples from doing one or the other.
Ben and Gina’s wedding was full of so many personal touches that really showed who they were as a couple. Both self proclaimed sci-fi and Disney enthusiasts, they had Harry Potter themed drinks. Gina even had a tiny Mickey pin to hide in her bouquet. They also had cut out copies of their cats to take photos with!
Gina had the best hair wedding hair! It was a boho updo dream with gorgeous star pins all throughout. She surprised everyone with an epic dress change between the ceremony and reception. But the best part of Gina and Ben’s wedding, was how they obviously adored each other and how much their friends and family obviously loved them!