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Classic Yet Rustic Connecticut Wedding: Julie & Alicia

Melissa Wilson Photography

August 7, 2015

Julie and Alicia grew up in the same small town and met through a mutual high school friend. They started their relationship as very good friends.

Fast forward to the big moment: Alicia proposed to Julie. They went to dinner at one of their favorite restaurants just because. They ate at a secluded and private table, where Julie started talking about how lucky and happy she was. It was the perfect moment. Alicia couldn’t wait until dessert and proposed during the appetizer. Julie cried and said yes. 

The brides chose their venue, Michael’s at the Grove, because of its atmosphere. It fit their vision of a rustic-feeling space with high, open ceilings. 

Melissa Wilson Photography
Melissa Wilson Photography

Nearly every detail was coordinated with love, personality and care. Eileen, the brides’ wedding planner, helped bring Julie and Alicia’s vision to life. The couple made many things themselves including their Save the Date cards, place cards, paper fans, napkins with rosemary, wine labels, favorite jams and more. They spent hours of laughter, hard work and memory making putting their day together.

Melissa Wilson Photography
Melissa Wilson Photography
Melissa Wilson Photography
Melissa Wilson Photography
Melissa Wilson Photography
Melissa Wilson Photography
Melissa Wilson Photography
Melissa Wilson Photography

During their reception, Alicia took Julie’s hand and they went outside the venue to look in. They watched in awe for a few minutes. There were people outside talking and laughing, people inside dancing and everyone was having a great time. In that moment, they felt so grateful for all of the people who came to celebrate their love.

Melissa Wilson Photography
Melissa Wilson Photography
Melissa Wilson Photography
Melissa Wilson Photography
Melissa Wilson Photography
Melissa Wilson Photography
Melissa Wilson Photography

Julie and Alicia recommend that couples enjoy every minute of their wedding planning and not allow themselves to get caught up in the stress. For same-sex couples, they would suggest always being yourselves when communicating with vendors in terms of style, taste and preferences. Finally, enjoy your day!

Melissa Wilson Photography

Their LGBTQ-Friendly Vendors

Designer & Wedding Planner: Eileen Smith Events // Venue: Michael’s at The Grove // Party Rentals // Party Rental LTD  // Lighting: Vivid Events  //Floral: Floral Designs by Nancy // DJ & Photo booth: Spin Doctor DJ // Photographer:Melissa Wilson Photography

Submitted via Two Bright Lights

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