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Carrie and Matt {Haley Mansion Wedding}

Carrie and Matt’s Haley Mansion wedding was perfect!  We started the day at the mansion, where Carrie, Matt and their family all got ready.  I love the setup upstairs where the whole family can be together.  Carrie did her own makeup and she was absolutely stunning.

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After Carrie and Matt were ready, we all drove down to nearby Enders Park for their first look.  It was so romantic and sweet.  Once Carrie arrived, Matt was so excited to see his bride.  I always love first looks and this one was truly special.  Matt and Carrie’s parents watched from afar and it was emotional and beautiful.

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Before Carrie and her father walked down the aisle, we needed a couple of ring bearers and a flower girl.  And let me tell you- these children were the cutest ever!!!!  But, like with all children, bribery can really work.  Matt and Carrie had the best idea in the world…  lollipops!  All Matt had to do was wave a couple of lollipops in the air and the children were there!  Genius!!

aislenephewsThen Carrie’s father walked her down the aisle.  There were tears all all around.  Carrie’s mother met them at the end of the aisle and she held Carrie’s flowers for her.  The ceremony was great.  Carrie’s brother, Ryan, officiated.  I love when family members officiate.  It really adds a very special touch.  So much love and laughter.  Ryan did a really great job!fatherceremonyvowslollipopsbrotherlaughterceremonyMr. and Mrs. Dufour!!!!Mr. and Mrs.And then…. it was time to party!  The reception was awesome!  There were lawn games for the adults, treasure chests full of toys for the children, cigars and instant cameras for pictures!  I love this idea for a guest book!!lawn gamesfavorspicturesfirst dancedancehaley mansionparent dancesparent dancesreceptionbouquetWe did most of the bride and groom portraits after the first look.  I am absolutely in love with the park they chose for their portraits!  Enders Park is beautiful.  The flowers, the architecture, the ocean.  The setting is gorgeous.  And then, add Matt and Carrie into the scene.  Just stunning, all around.  After the ceremony, we also had to use that gorgeous water background at Haley Mansion.  I love that so many of their portraits were taken at the same place where they became husband and wife!family nephewsrings


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ICYMI!  You can find Carrie and Matt’s engagement session and their first blog post by clicking on those links.  I had so much fun working with Carrie and Matt over the past year and I can’t wait to find out where their future takes them!

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Photographers: Melanie and Brian at mbm weddings
Justice of the Peace: Carrie’s brother, Ryan
Dress: The Wedding Embassy
Flowers: Julie at The Garden Fairy
Hair: Nina Laroux
DJ: Doug
Cake: Sift Bake Shop
Venue: Inn at Mystic Haley Mansion
Videography: Clear Vision

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