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Connecticut Manor: Tim & Scott

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Until you’ve seen these grooms’ wedding photos, you cannot truly know what the phrase ‘attention to detail’ means. Tim & Scott’s wedding at the Lord Thomson Manor on June 30, 2012 in Connecticut included so much forethought and so many personal touches that their guests were truly blown away.

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For starters, Scott had proposed during a vacation in Florida in 2010, by having an airplane fly over them with a banner that read, “Tim, will you marry me? I love you, Scott.” That pretty much set the tone for their wedding which had, of course, an airplane theme and even included an acrobatic performance by two Cirque du Soleil artists.

The Lord Thomson Manor, about an hour west of Boston, was the idyllic setting for Tim & Scott’s wedding, with beautifully groomed grounds and award-winning chefs. Their ceremony was celebrated by a rabbi they love, and included many of the traditional Jewish marriage rites. They had several family members participate in the seven blessings ritual, and Tim’s mother sang. One hundred lanterns hung from the trees surrounding the altar. At the reception, every chair designated for a female was adorned with a beautiful pashmina, a gift for the guest. Beautiful wooden crates filled with fresh fruit were spread throughout, and the grooms’ dining table was set up under a tree complete with chandeliers hanging off low lying branches. At the guests’ dining tables, the centerpieces featured manzanita branches with delicately hung orange lilies.

Tim and his a cappella group surprised Scott with a rendition of Stand By Me, and the grooms surprised everyone with a performance by Cirque Du Soleil acrobats.

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Photographer:  Hitched Studios // DJ: DJ Blackout // Reception Venue: Lord Thompson Manor // Cake Designer:Tiers of Joy // Cinema and Video: Whit Wales Event Filmmaking // Floral Designer: Winston Flowers

Submitted via Two Bright Lights

Denise Oliveira is a Brooklyn-based writer. She has a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University in New York City and is the founder of Prequels, where she interviews engaged couples to create wedding invitations and favors that incorporate their love story.

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