Love the lake! Columbia Lake, that is…about a half hour east of Hartford.
That’s where Erin and Lee held their beautifully relaxed tented wedding at Erin’s parents’ lakeside home. The lake was a perfect backdrop for both the pre-ceremony cocktail hour (with lots of James Taylor playing) and the very emotional ceremony, with Erin and Lee’s custom vows, on the stone patio leading to the dock. A great couple and really supportive, loving parents, relatives and friends. It’s so nice to see.
Erin loves bluebirds and their colors inspired the pretty palette of oranges and blues…from the gorgeous ranunculus flowers (courtesy of Erin’s sister) to the dresses, ties and even the Bellinis passed around at cocktail time–and the bottles of Sauvignon Blanc adorned with bluebirds. Erin and Lee love dogs as well, and their good natured chocolate Lab Gus was looking dapper in his orange tie! They had many vintage details including a bouquet made entirely of English broaches that Erin found on Etsy. And Erin’s beautiful unique dress came from a shop in Venice she visited with her sister.
Their wedding had a little of everything…a reading from Plato’s Symposium (Erin’s brother) to a limerick toast (by Lee’s brothers). There was a photo tent with backdrop and chalk board, put to great use by everyone, and a cool full moon over the lake. Lastly, we’ve eaten many wedding meals and we must say that Chatterley’s Catering was one of the best ever! We’ll have to check them out up in New Hartford.
Erin and Lee, enjoy the Vineyard!! Thanks so much for having us photograph your wedding!