Kat and Nate’s Picnic Wedding
Saturday, May 7, 2016, was a day graced with lots of love, laughter, and fun on the lawn despite the cloudy skies and rainy morning. Because Kat and Nate were having friends from long distance to be at their wedding, they went all out for their wedding weekend and planned a three-day celebration. S’mores, food, and a campfire was the pre-cursor to getting geared up for the wedding day, with plans of guys kayaking the next morning. The wedding ceremony and reception was held outside at the tents at the Farmington Club, in Farmington, Connecticut. Dinner tables and dance floor were set inside the beautiful facility adjacent to the tents, and guests went to and fro from the lawn games and ballroom. Plenty of food like burgers, hotdogs, salads, and variety of side dishes to fill up your food tray.
How often do you ever get a candid photo like this with grandma? Together-times…the best moments.
Nate first met Kat in college at Princeton University. Their friend from Princeton, Patrick, who is a judge, was such an important part of their lives and took on the role as their ceremony officiant! It was so neat to see dozens and dozens of their college friends, from UMASS and Princeton, to join in celebrating Kat and Nate’s official commitment to eachother.
Love how this shot came out.
No need to “follow the yellow-brick road” when you have friends like these to come alongside you in the journey of life!
Colorful and Merry
Because it was raining earlier for venue set up time, the ceremony ended up being partially inside, but it was still beautiful. Kat’s bridesmaid Becky handmade these paper flowers to string up and spread around the tables indoors.
Strings of handmade paper flowers as a bright wedding decoration
Kat and Nate’s First Look at the Farmington Club
Kat and Nate wanted to see eachother and have a private moment before the wedding started. I thought it would be awesome to do the first look at the original proposed ceremony area by the gardens. It stopped raining the late morning, and by the time we did the first look, the ground was dry and the sun was barely peeping out. I am just so glad it wasn’t raining the whole afternoon!
First look photo at one of few ceremony areas at Farmington Club There’s a large open lawn which is great for pics. In the spring, it’s a great photo spot but for ladies without spiky heels! Semi-indoor ceremony area at Farmington Club. This is where it gets official!
A Couple More Sneak Peeks of Some Candids
Candid photo of grandma and Kat and Nate, as the family first greets them for family photos
This is just an amazing photo that just happened as I was walking through the building and caught this. This is photojournalism…telling a story, and capturing emotion. Gotta love the candid moments that happen in between family formal shots, like this image below of mom and her girls. 🙂
Candids during family formal photos are the best!
I love these shots by the pines, near the pond at Farmington Club. We took about ten minutes in the evening to take a short peaceful stroll before the sun set. Such an amazing day (and weekend) for Kat and Nate! This definitely marks a new beginning, as they get ready for their adventure as a married couple in Pacific Northwest. This wedding was a celebration of this!