UPDATE: AS OF FALL 2018, THE LOVELY OWNERS OF GOLDEN LAMB BUTTERY HAVE CHOSEN TO MOVE ON TO DIFFERENT GOALS, AND THE BUILDING AND PROPERTY ARE NOW FOR SALE. IF SOMEBODY BUYS THIS, WEDDINGS COULD COME BACK!
On August 31, 2014 I had the honor of being a second photographer at Paul and Diana’s rustic wedding for Dave Field of Strawberry Road Creative, LLC. I love second shooting for Dave because he is a fun, approachable, and friendly photographer to work with! I also like to stay behind-the-scenes and help him out whenever I can as he is photographing his beautiful clients! It was a typical warm and muggy afternoon in Brooklyn, Connecticut. It made for a beautiful, elegant, and picturesque wedding at the Golden Lamb Buttery in Brooklyn, Connecticut. The Golden Lamb Buttery is a fancy but rustic restaurant that is also a beautiful farm. There is a garden, greenhouses, rolling hills of pastures and stone walls, and some livestock. This inside of the barn is made for parties and people who enjoy the countryside. (That would be me!)
This is one of many rooms inside of the big barn where Paul and Diana’s wedding reception was held. This is the view looking down from the open loft upstairs where the guys were hanging out before the ceremony and putting on their wooden bow ties!
There is a room upstairs in the barn that is perfect for the groom and his fellows to get ready. It’s got a small porch that looks out onto the pastures and stone walls. These guys were impressive! I loved their shoes, and the wooden bow ties I have never seen before. I don’t remember where Paul said he bought them from, but I think it is Two Guys Bow Ties. They can make custom wooden bow ties.
It was so beautiful out there with the fields surrounded by stone walls, that it felt like I was in England or Scotland! Even though I grew up in Connecticut, I have spent such a long time in Idaho and Oregon that seeing all this different New England landscape, like at Golden Lamb Buttery, is almost surreal to me. I love how it all looks in my photography!
While the bride and groom were having their photography session with Dave, their wedding guests could enjoy cocktail hour and hop on the hay wagon for some acoustic music and a little ride around the farm.
This is a fabulous idea of setting out garden-fresh tomatoes and other garden vegetables for guests to snack on or take home.
Instead of the typical big wedding cake, Diana and Paul had a big dessert and goodies bar. There was the biggest hunk of delicious Brie cheese ever, decorated with wooden pieces. I love this alternative idea, and I think it is perfect for anybody who is also on a gluten-free no-cake diet, if you like brie. 🙂
This icey cold water with sliced strawberries was really refreshing that afternoon. Check out these cool straws, that look like little birch trees! I did a google search for “birch straws” and apparently it is an easy thing to find on Etsy and some other online shops.