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Erin and Nick {Anthony’s Ocean View Wedding}

Erin and Nick were married at the beautiful Anthony’s Ocean View in New Haven.  They had the most amazing light.  I love that they were willing to go outside again during dinner to get that gorgeous sunset sky.  From day one, I had a really terrific time planning with Erin and Nick.  Starting with our first meeting, I knew I wanted to work with them.  They are so easy-going and so happy together.  They are so much in love and it’s just the sweetest. They have really fun friends and family.  Shout-out to the super nice guy who helped me bring my equipment to my car after the reception!

Erin’s advice for couples planning their wedding is to stay organized and make lots of checklists.  I asked her what her favorite part of planning was.  “I’m very much a planner, so I loved every minute of planning the wedding. Our favorite part was probably being able to purchase special gifts for our bridal party and parents. Each of the gifts were personalized, and we are so excited to give them each their gifts at the rehearsal dinner. I also really enjoyed doing the favors for everyone at the wedding, and of course, dress shopping :)”

Personally, I love Pinterest.  I can’t duplicate every image on a Pinterest board due to venues, lighting, the people, timing, etc.  However, I do always suggest that my brides and grooms start a board for inspiration and so that I can see the style that they love.  Check out Erin’s Wedding board.

Erin got her dress at East West Bridal in Manchester, CT.  Here’s what she said when I asked her about her dress.  “I shopped with my mother, sister, and bridesmaids for the dress. We went to a total of six shops I believe, but we ended up going back to the second shop, East West Bridal in Manchester CT, because I knew it was the one. It fit my shape perfectly, and had pearls and sparkles all over it.  I loved it from the minute I tried it on.”  The bridesmaid dresses came from David’s Bridal and the groomsmen and Nick got their suits from Men’s Wearhouse.

Check out some of their other vendors:
Ceremony and reception:  Anthony’s Ocean View
Florist and invitations:  J Floral Designs
Hair:  Erin at Hair Studio at Four Corners
Makeup:  Bridesmaid, Kaitlin Kostek
Cake:  Luigi’s Italian Pastries
Favors:  My Wedding Store

Erin and Nick, I cannot thank you enough for trusting me to capture the memories from your most special day.  I wish you a lifetime of love and happiness.

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  • Kara IngallsJuly 10, 2016 - 10:11 pm

    Thank you for helping to make Erin and Nick’s day so special and for capturing such beautiful memories! It was a perfect day and we are so lucky to have these images to remember it by.

    -Kara, Maid of HonorReplyCancel

    • MelanieJuly 11, 2016 - 2:32 pm

      Thank you, Kara. It was truly a beautiful day and I feel honored to have been the photographer.ReplyCancel

  • Chris BJuly 11, 2016 - 8:36 am

    These pictures captured such a beautiful couple uniting as one! Love the ceremony pictures and the fantastic backdrop! Great pictures (besides the few I was in ;), fantastic wedding and wonderful couple!ReplyCancel

  • Maureen MilesJuly 11, 2016 - 8:41 am

    Beautiful pictures from a fun and memorable night!ReplyCancel

  • Carrie CJuly 11, 2016 - 10:23 am

    These pictures capture perfectly what an amazing night this was!ReplyCancel

  • Kathie SteinertJuly 11, 2016 - 1:21 pm

    Great job, Mel! The photos are wonderful!ReplyCancel

    • MelanieJuly 11, 2016 - 2:32 pm

      Thanks, Kathie!ReplyCancel

  • Jeanne RegnierJuly 11, 2016 - 2:15 pm

    This was such a special day for Nick and Erin and everyone who was involved!!! These pictures truly capture this beautiful day. We were so blessed to be a part of it!!!

    Regnier Family
    Bridesmaid, Groomsman, Ringbearer and Flower GirlReplyCancel

  • MarilynJuly 14, 2016 - 12:26 pm

    Beautiful Pictures…wonderful day!ReplyCancel

  • Deb SheehanJuly 14, 2016 - 2:14 pm


    Nick showed us all the beautiful pictures you took of their wedding. Their pictures will be beautiful memories of their day for many years.


  • Denise PJuly 14, 2016 - 3:19 pm

    Great pictures of a beautiful wedding. So happy for Erin and Nick. Thanks for letting me be a part of your special day. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • christopherJuly 16, 2016 - 11:26 pm

    Great job capturing these magical moments. These pictures truly help remind us all of what an amazing day this was. Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • SabrinaJuly 18, 2016 - 10:36 am

    Beautiful pictures! Congrats Erin and Nick!!ReplyCancel

  • Kaitlin KostekJuly 18, 2016 - 1:57 pm

    Beautiful sunset pictures of the Bride and Groom 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Joe CJuly 18, 2016 - 8:36 pm

    Pictures look great!! Thanks for making it easy to pose for them!!

    -Joe, GroomsmanReplyCancel

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