Bride Getting Ready
Mirinie and Andy’s Eolia Mansion wedding started in their hometown of Shelton, CT. The bride got ready in her awesome loft-style apartment. It had brick and natural light. I was a happy wedding photographer! She was surrounded by family and four adorable flower girls as she got ready.
Groom Getting Ready
Meanwhile, the groom got ready at his mother’s house nearby. Finally, it was time to head to the church for the ceremony.
The wedding ceremony took place at St. Joseph’s Church in Shelton, Connecticut. It was an intimate and beautiful ceremony. Afterward, the couple greeted their guests outside before heading to Eolia Mansion for the wedding reception.
Wedding Photos in the Eolia Mansion Gardens
Upon arriving at Eolia Mansion in Waterford, CT we started with formal wedding photos. There are so many great locations for photos there. We started in the formal gardens next to the Mansion (check out an elopement I photographed in this exact spot). Then we ventured over to the cuttings garden with just the couple. It was a stunning sea of Dahlia flowers and the perfect backdrop for wedding photos!
Bridal Party Photos
We took bridal party photos in the other formal garden and on the expansive lawn adjacent to Eolia Mansion. It really is one of the most beautiful spots in CT for a wedding. Then it was time for the cocktail hour on the back patio of Eolia Mansion. A group ConnectiKiters was flying their kites out on the great lawn which provided a fun backdrop!
Wedding Reception at Eolia Mansion
After cocktail hour, it was time for the bride and groom to be announced at their wedding reception. There were fun dances and hilarious speeches, and then the guests sat down to dinner inside the Eolia Mansion. After dinner, it was a fun night of dancing out under the tent.
Wedding Vendors at Eolia Mansion
Photographer: Katie Yeaton and Erin Long for Brave Hearts Photography
Caterer: A Thyme to Cook
Florist: KLW Design