Mardi + Chris – Woodwinds, Branford, CT Wedding Photos

August 21st, 2008

Here is a couple that has been together over 10 years (as the Justice of the Peace pointed out – longer than many people stay married) and are still so incredibly happy to be together. I feel so lucky that I got to be a part of their wedding day. They are one amazing couple – and their family and friends are pretty amazing as well.

Mardi started the day getting her hair done at The Body Shoppe Salon in Seymour. What a cool place! Erik and I were lovin’ the lighting and all the cool things to look at on the walls.

Look at that veil!

Erik rocked this mirror shot:

Then we went back to Mardi’s home and has a peek at the shoes and her gorgeous gown.

And her sweet little dog too.

The little ones were getting ready:

This is my favorite shot Erik captured:

Then off to take some formal pictures. We were originally planning on heading to The Kellogg Environmental Center in Derby, but when we got there it was raining. Instead, I called ahead to Woodwinds in Branford and they told me there was no rain – so we headed there.

Aren’t they stunning???

My favorite image of the day!

Then off to get married!

Such a beautiful day – no rain here!

Look how EXCITED Mardi is! I love it!

Yay! Mr. & Mrs.!

A sunset portrait of the newlyweds:

I absolutely fell in love with Woodwinds. This was my first time shooting there – and besides being an incredibly beautiful location, the staff was amazing! Especially Scott. I have never seen someone so effortlessly and AMAZINGLY coordinate a reception like this. Wow. I hope I get to shoot there again.

Check out this table shot – beautiful isn’t it? I love the centerpieces.

The cake:

The first dance:

One of the awesome bridesmaids with a polaroid camera. How cool is that?

And last, but not least, the rings!

It was extremely hard narrowing down images to post from this wedding! I wasn’t that successful at keeping it to only a few ; ) There are so many more – I will just have to post a slideshow soon!

Thank you Mardi and Chris – you were SO incredible to work with, and I can’t wait to see pictures from your honeymoon! Thank you also to Mardi’s & Chris’s friends and family for being so warm and welcoming.

7 Responses to “Mardi + Chris – Woodwinds, Branford, CT Wedding Photos”

  1. Robert J. Trenske Says:

    Hey Vicki, I love these pictures, I really feel like I know this couple! I especially like the dress and shoe photos, they are great details shots. The bride and groom formals are also really great. Beautiful job as always!!

  2. Robert J. Trenske Says:

    Oh and I really dig the Polaroid and table shot from above!!

  3. Vicki Says:

    Thanks Rob! Erik’s height came in handy for the table shot – I’ve tried to get this shot many times, but being 5′4″, it just hasn’t worked out ; )

  4. Mardi Kane Says:

    We had such a great time at our wedding and on our honeymoon! We couldn’t wait to see your pictures that everyone has been admiring! We can’t thank you enough for your talented work, it’s exactly what we wanted!

  5. Vicki Says:

    Thansk Mardi!! I can’t wait to see some pics from your honeymoon ; )

  6. Beth Hare Says:

    Mardi, you and chris look like you should be in movies…every pic captures what a happy day and wondeful mood surrounded the whole wedding..ya know i was feeling it 3000 miles away, all day! love you beth

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