Ashley and Dave were married at the Riverview in Simsbury in the beginning of April, and what a wedding to kick off our 2018 season with! As any of you here in New England know, the beginning of April wasn’t exactly full of Spring flowers. Or showers. Or anything resembling Spring. It was so cold and dreary, and hasn’t started to feel like the seasons are turning until now! So as Ashley and Dave’s wedding day approached (and we experienced another snow fall), we were prepared for a cold day of rain or snow.
Instead, we got a totally gorgeous day! Ashley and Dave celebrated their wedding on one of the first days that felt like true Spring.
We always ask that if details are important to a bride and groom, that they set them aside for us to photograph first when we arrive in the morning. Ashley and Dave had some beautiful details, including custom invitations from Pretty Polite Print. Ashley even coordinated robes for her girls that matched her wedding day theme. (And pink champagne?! We were digging the color coordination.)
Before their ceremony, Ashley and Dave exchanged gifts and notes. Dave gave Ashley a pair of gorgeous diamond earrings, and can we talk about how amazing the black watch Ashley gave Dave looks with his wedding band?!
Ashley and Dave scheduled time at Hartford City Hall for their portraits and photos with their bridal party. We love photography at City Hall, and it’s a great place to have as a location if you’re getting married in CT. The weather here is notoriously unpredictable, and City Hall is a great option for photos since it’s indoors! The huge skylights let natural light filter in, and combined with the huge spiraling staircases and marble accents, it always looks beautiful.
The bridesmaids and Maid of Honor all wore pink dresses that were matched perfectly with the ties the groomsmen and Best Man wore.
The Riverview in Simsbury was their reception location, and we love how they displayed their engagement photos right at their entrance! The Riverview has huge arching ceilings, with gold accents and chandeliers that are always gorgeous in the background of photos. Their centerpieces, made by Erin Windham, sparkled in the light cast by the chandeliers.
Congratulations Ashley and Dave!
Photography Location: Hartford City Hall
Reception Venue: The Riverview
Stationary: Pretty Polite Print
Florals: Erin Windham
Hair and Makeup: Puffers Salon and Day Spa
Groom’s Apparel: Men’s Wearhouse
Bride’s Apparel: Mariella’s Creations
Bridesmaids Apparel: In White