Doug and Emily were married at the beautiful Preston Ridge Vineyard this summer. Chris and I had taken their engagement photos at Madison Beach earlier this year, and had so much fun with them. The day of their wedding was similar to their engagement, with beautiful sunlight and wind gusting through the vineyard.
Doug and Emily got ready for their wedding day at the Hampton Inn, where you could feel the excitement and anticipation from their bridal party! Emily wore a spectacular silk backless dress from Rebecca Schoneveld, and a boho updo with baby’s breath in her hair.
Doug wore an awesome blue ensemble from J. Crew. And those socks are amazing!
They had their first look outside of the Hampton Inn – I just love the anticipation in the air right before a first look!
After the first look Doug, Emily and their bridal party headed to Preston Ridge Vineyard. The vineyard was such a perfect location for a beautiful Connecticut summer day, the breeze keeping everyone cool enough to be in the bright sunlight. Emily and her bridesmaids carried assorted wildflowers from McQuade’s Marketplace that looked absolutely amazing against the hues of dusty blue they wore.
I just love how much Doug and Emily are smiling in these photos! They just couldn’t hold in their excitement for their upcoming ceremony and celebration.
Their ceremony was held on a ridge over the vineyard (and I’m just now realizing this is the exact reason it’s called Preston Ridge), with sweeping views of the vineyard below them. It was an absolutely gorgeous ceremony, with some of the most heartfelt vows I’ve ever heard. Members of the audiences (I’m looking at you, moms) and maybe even I started to get a little emotional during this ceremony. I love the little moment they shared after their ceremony behind the vines in the vineyard.
Doug and Emily’s reception was held in a huge white tent, strung with glittering lights. The tables had wildflowers scattered across them, and the little details throughout their reception looked so beautiful. After a couple of heartfelt toasts from the Best Man and Maid of Honor the band got everyone on the dance floor and celebrating right away!
Congratulations Emily and Doug!
Wedding Dress Designer – Rebecca Schoneveld
Groom’s Apparal – J. Crew
Hair and Makeup – Mystic Color Salon and Spa
Florist – McQuade’s Marketplace
Venue – Preston Ridge Vineyard
Caterer – Coastal Gourmet
Bakery – Mystic Market