Thompson, CT Wedding Venue | Lord Thompson Manor | Rehearsal Dinner

Aug 6

The Day Before Jacquelyn & Zachary’s Wedding

The wedding day is only part of the journey of marriage! I had the honor of photographing Jacky and Zach’s events that happened the day before the wedding. I knew Zach’s sister, Lauren, since we were in second grade. Their mom saw me photographing Beth and Joe’s wedding at CT National Golf Club, and called me up to photograph her son Zachary’s special day-before-the-wedding (On the actual wedding day I was at Tyrone Farms photographing Maya and Phil’s wedding!)

Guys and Golf: CT National Golf Course, Putnam, CT

Zachary and his best guy friends/groomsmen, and close family members started their pow-wow at the Connecticut National Golf Club in Putnam, CT, prior to the rehearsal dinner, to hang out and play golf. How often does a guy get real good photos with his friends golfing? It was a great, relaxed time of candid pics, and some quick, snappy portraits of Zach with each guy.

Ladies Lunch at the Cottage House, Thompson, CT

Jacquelyn and her bridesmaids and the moms had their get-together at the Cottage House, the inn owned by the Lord Thompson Manor wedding venue. The day was full of surprises, laughs, a healthy yummy lunch, and mimosas. Candid images in a beautiful bright place, and it felt like you were in those places in the travel magazines. We all couldn’t believe this was real, and I was so glad to have captured their initial experience here, including the reveal of the wedding dress! The wedding dress was purchased from Kleinfeld Bridal of Say Yes To the Dress in NYC.

Elegant Farm-to-Table Rehearsal Dinner at The Lord Thompson Manor

Love this! Farm to table dinner, fresh cheeses, sprigs of rosemary, and lounging on the patio, it can’t get better than this. The Lord Thompson Manor also does their own catering, and provided a great Farm-to-Table dinner. Here are my favorite images that tell the story of Jacky and Zach’s rehearsal dinner, celebrating with their closest friends and family the night before the wedding. The terrific flower arrangements for the rehearsal dinner at the Lord Thompson Manor were made by Garden Gate Florist of Woodstock, CT. Also, I like the idea of laying scarves over the chairs for your important ladies of the wedding like for the bridesmaids and moms.

By the way, while I was photographing Maya and Phil’s Tyrone Farm wedding the next day, the amazing Ashley Largesse was photographing Jacky and Zach’s magnificent fairy-tale wedding day! The Lord Thompson Manor is a marvelous mansion perfect for a romantic, country estate wedding, that makes you feel like you’re in a movie…

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