June 28, 2022

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Saltwater Farms Vineyard Wedding | Stonington CT| Summer 2022

Ben and Kim’s Saltwater Farms Vineyard wedding was your classic summer wedding that couples dream about. From the photos at the shore to the stunning sunset that kissed the vineyard sky. It was a hot day without a cloud in the sky thank god for water and church air conditioning.

We started the day with me capturing Kim getting ready with her two bridesmaids Abby and Christine, and the two mothers, who both look beautiful in their coordinated matching navy blue dresses. Ben got ready with guys over at an Air B&B five minutes down the road with the second shooter.

They had a first look, which allowed a lot of time for them to take photos with the family and bridal party. It also allowed them to take photos at the Dodge Paddock / Beal Preserve. It gave a beach feel without going to the actual beach, which can be tricky on a hot day in June. Ben proposed to Kim while hiking on a cliff so taking wedding photos on the rocks for them was very special. The preserve also had some beautiful greenery, which provided some very nice portraits as well.

The ceremony was held at the classic St Mary’s church where we were able to take photos with the grandparents and also provided some welcomed AC. Since they had the first look, they were able to enjoy their cocktail hour with their friends and family, while sipping on the Saltwater Farm’s Vineyard wine. It is so nice when couples get to relax and enjoy their time during cocktail hour. I will never forget missing all of the yummy food at my sister’s wedding during her cocktail hour. My friends went on and on for weeks about how good the food was during cocktail hour, but anyway back to Ben and Kim’s wedding.

The day continued with typical formalities: First dance, parent dances, toasts and speeches, and dinner. In the middle of it, I guess it started raining because there was a faint rainbow which we were able to capture with some couple’s photos. I mean what is more special than a rainbow reaching down to your wedding location.

They followed some dancing to the amazing East Coast soul, with cutting the cate with a cake knife that had been in family weddings for previous generations. You know my family-loving self loved this. We then headed out for sunset photos in the vineyards. The sly was a beautiful pink and orange and really provided yet another stunning backdrop for their photos.

We ended our time together with pictures of them with a car that was meant for Kim’s brother who sadly passed away when Kim was young. These photos with that car were a great way to have him be a part of the special day. It also finished the photo time in a special way.

Saltwater Farms Vineyard Wedding Photos

couple walking during sunset photos for their Saltwater Farms Vineyard wedding

Thank you again to Kimberly and Ben for choosing me to be a part of your special day. I am always honored by the choice and faith people put in me to capture such a significant milestone in your journey as a couple. May your life and love grow like all of your plants 🙂

Saltwater Farms Vineyard Wedding Vendors

Venue: Saltwater Farms Vineyard

Video: First and Last Productions

Bridal Store: Spark Bridal

Flowers: Wood Flowers Co

Catering: Gourmet Gallery

Cake: Chocolate Rose Bakeshop

Band: East Coast Soul

Jeweler: Mallove’s

Stationary: Zola

Suits: Men’s Warehouse

Makeup: Smudge Makeup

Hair: Kimberly Starling

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