Wedding Prep at The Goodwin Hotel-Hartford, Connecticut
Another Wedding, another Adventure!! This was quite a haul for me, driving from NJ to CT, but hey, that’s what I do for my people! I don’t mind the drives. I leave super early and I take my time so that I can explore new places and meet new people. I got to Hartford nice and early and found a friendly place to have breakfast,Sunberry Cafe on Pratt street Met my team, right behind our venue and had a delicious breakfast wrap and veggie juice.
We found our way back to The Goodwin Hotel for Wedding Prep. I like this hotel. Super helpful staff and the rooms were well lit plus a cool library which we used for our ring shots!
First person I met in the room was Lucia, a flower girl. We got to chatting and finished our chat with a promised foot race challenge for later in the day. I was fairly certain I would beat her….fairly certain. (The cheetah print should have been a warning)
Meeting the other girls and the hair & makeup team was a ton of fun and I knew right away I had a pretty good group. Chris, my 2nd, got the same vibes from the guys.
1st Look and Formals-Elizabeth Park, Hartford, Connecticut
Oh man, my favorite, Family Formals, a 1st Look and Couples Portraits RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE DAY WITH NO CLOUD COVER!!!! I made it work, because I am a goddamn professional!! I think next time I’ll use some lights in addition to using the shade. Always gotta be learning right?? I think we killed it, it was hot and we had a LOT to do. It all got done and I was happy with the outcome. We also shot the majority of the portraits at the Society Room.
Wedding Ceremony at The Society Room-Hartford, Connecticut
Wow, this venue was just so huge and beautiful. It looks like a place Sinatra would have smoked cigars at or Capone would have robbed! Prohibition and flappers and old school elegance and class. A giant balcony looks down on the main ballroom complete with a massive curved staircase. Each room is just awesome and grand and of course you have to check out the old bank vault. The Ceremony was set in the old ballroom and was perfect. Desmond, my contact for the night was flawless, as was the rest of the staff.
Wedding Reception at the Society Room-Hartford, Connecticut
Yes, and then there was an epic party, with a birthday included! Oh, and Lucia & I raced. She whooped my ass…twice.
I had a blast with this couple, their friends, and family. Everyone was so awesome and genuine. I met another fellow in recovery, which is always good for me. Lucia and I will def have a rematch one day. I’ll train.
Thanks Jenna & Steve!!!
Thanks to these folks for making it happen:
Makeup- @cakebyalexa @christinecouturecormier