September 3, 2020





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Wadsworth Mansion Wedding |Middletown, CT | The Michaelis’

brendan and chloe at their Wadsworth Mansion wedding

Meet Brendan and Chloe

Chloe and Brendan’s Wadsworth Mansion wedding was a dream, but because it is 2020 it was a journey to get there. I remember chatting with Brendan and Chloe on the phone last October. They were so chill and relaxed (just like me). That was why I was so excited they booked me that night. Now back in October, the plan was to shoot the wedding in June at a venue in Hartford, but 2020 had other things in store. Instead of having the wedding in June, it was pushed to August. Instead of having at the original venue, the wedding was moved to the new venue.

About the Wadsworth Mansion Wedding

Brendan and Chloe’s wedding day was perfect from the weather to the flow of the day. The first look, like everything else this year, did not go as planned but still came out beautifully simple. The ceremony was a family affair with readings and a stunning piano performance by their siblings. After the mass, we made our way to the mansion for pictures, and thanks to the first look the couple was able to enjoy their cocktail hour and reception with their family.

The day was highlighted by the cake made by the groom. The cake was placed next to the paper bouquet Brendan made for Chloe when he asked her to the prom where their relationship started. Chloe put her DIY skills to work too with her stationary and reception details. Also, I have to mention the coconut bra that the best man broke out during his best man speech. The day was complete when I pulled them away for a night session in front of the estate.

The Photos

justin alexander dress for a  wadsworth mansion wedding
bride getting ready for her  wadsworth mansion wedding
bride putting shoes on for her wadsworth mansion wedding
bride putting on earrings for her  wadsworth mansion wedding
sister helping bride into her dress
bride canidid before her  wadsworth mansion wedding
mom watching her daughter getting ready for her  wadsworth mansion wedding
bride under her veil before her  wadsworth mansion wedding
bride before her first look at her  wadsworth mansion wedding
Groom before  wadsworth mansion wedding first look
Bride and Groom before their  wadsworth mansion wedding ceremony
black and white photo of bride before she walks down the aisle
bride and groom at their  wadsworth mansion wedding ceremony
bride and groom kissing at the church
groom and his bridal party at his  wadsworth mansion wedding
groom and best man at  wadsworth mansion wedding
groom and sister laughing at  wadsworth mansion wedding
bride and bridesmaids at  wadsworth mansion wedding
Bridal party laugh at Wadsworth Mansion wedding
bride and maid of honor, with groom and his best man at Wadsworth Mansion wedding
Bride and Groom laughing at their wadsworth mansion wedding
black and white photo in fron of the wadsworth mansion in middletown
Bride under her veil in front of the wadsworth mansion
bride and groom kissing at their wedding at the wadsworth mansion
Best man introduction at a wadsworth mansion wedding
father daughter dance at wadsworth mansion wedding

Wadsworth Mansion Wedding Vendors

Venue: Wadsworth Mansion at Long Hill

Hotel Accommodations: Residence Inn by Marriott Hartford Downtown

Dress: Justin Alexander

Bridal Shop: Sealed With a Kiss Bridal

Flowers: Heaven Scent Floral Creations

DJ: AMS Entertainment

Hair: Hair Design on Park

Catering: David Alan Hospitality Group

Bridesmaids Dresses: David’s Bridal

Of course the photography was provided by GEM Photography

Thank you to Chloe and Brendan for allowing me to capture your day… And as promised there weren’t any forehead to forehead photos (inside joke). In the year we are having it truly is an honor to still be able to provide photos and preserve memories for couples.

If you would like to see more work done by GEM check out this engagement session featuring a 2021 couple.

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