I don’t get to go to Connecticut very often to photograph weddings so when Michael whom I met several years earlier from another wedding called to inquire about his wedding, I said “Of course!”
The slice of the pie became sweeter when he told me that it was going to be a barn wedding. The Barns at Wesleyan Hills which was converted to an event space is a very popular wedding venue in Middletown, Connecticut that was built in 1872 and originally used for horses and tobacco storage.
The Barns was the perfect setting for such an easygoing couple as Michael and Rachel’s wedding and lent itself to some great photography. Although it had rained the night before, the sun came out and the grounds dried in time for their outdoor wedding behind the Big Barn. For those of you who are not familiar with The Barns at Wesleyan Hills, it is split between the Little Barn and the Big Barn. The couple had an intimate wedding of approximately 150 people which included their closest friends and their families. The couple and their loved ones feasted on short ribs and chicken and delicious apple pie from a local bakery and traditional Italian sweets. The couple even had fresh lemonade both pink and traditional, and a signature drink during their cocktail hour called the “Moscow Mule” which is a blend of lime juice, vodka, and cold ginger beer. The bride wore a simple, yet elegant ivory chiffon gown with gold kitten heels and a gold bracelet and earrings while her bridesmaids wore light grey cocktail dresses with magenta pink shoes. The groom and his groomsmen wore classic black suits with light grey ties. Although the groom’s grandparents could not attend, they were present via iPad during the ceremony and the banquet. (See the photo captured by my assistant during the toasts.) What a wonderful time it was at the Barns! Thanks for having us! Congratulations to Michael and Rachel! Below are a few favorites of your day!