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Cool Tools for Planning your Wedding! Try WeddingWire.

If you are a newly engaged person, I invite you to take a look at the cool tools on the WeddingWire Network which is a great website for planning your wedding and finding the vendors you need.  Check this out - a wedding seating chart that rocks, and you can access it free without signing up.  And click here to find other FREE planning tools you will love.  It is FREE for brides, so just sign up - I highly recommend it! Thanks for reading my blog.... just working hard to find more ways to help you make your wedding as awesome as you envision, with as little stress as possible.  Please reply and let me know if this post was helpful. Kim Weding in Little Compton, RI, Kim Bova Photography

Connecticut Country & City Wedding

I had the honor of photographing the marriage of Candy and Bob this past July - with family and close friends standing by as they joined their lives together.  The ceremony took place in a tiny church in Hebron, CT which is located southeast of Hartford in the beautiful rolling hills and farmlands of this cool little state.  There were big beautiful bouquets of summer flowers; pretty pots with ribbons lining the pews and lovely bouquets and boutonniers.  After the ceremony & photos in the garden, we proceeded to downtown Hartford  for the party at the fantastic restaurant 'Firebox' that specializes in 'Farm to Table' foods.  (A must visit if you have not already experienced this place.) It was a fine mix of sophistication and down to earth rustic which made a unique, fun and beautiful wedding day.  Congratulations to this beautiful couple! Take a peek at what the day was like and please leave your comments below!  Thank you for visiting my blog. Dress from Mariella's in Rocky Hill, CT/Food & Flowers by FireBox, Hartford, CT  
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Getting Ready

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The Dressing Room

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Hair that stayed in place all day!

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The beautiful bride.

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The Church in the middle of farmland in Hebron, CT.

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So much beautiful eye-candy!

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Elegant Wedding Ring Holder

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Here comes the bride!

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Gorgeous setting and natural light.

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I do.

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One more kiss!

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In the Garden.

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At the FireBox in Hartford, CT

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More eye-candy! A cool seating directory.

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A closer look.

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The head table from the bride & grooms perspective.

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Another look at the Firebox's decor and ambiance!

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Our handsome groom, Bob, at the bar.

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The cake! Yum.

Storrs CT Wedding and Garden Reception: Lily & Joe

Just catching up on my blog, I am a little behind.  So,  starting with this lovely July wedding....

I first met Lily at her place of work, as her boss employed me to create head shots on site for the staff.  Lily mentioned that she was looking for a wedding photographer so I gave her my card.  Subsequently, she did hire me, and when I finally met with both Lily and Joe for their engagement session, I instantly knew this was a divine match!  They were made for each other.  Have you ever met a couple while in their presence you could just feel the love between them?  Well, there it was!

So, on July 20,  Lily and Joe promised their lives to each other at the beautiful Storrs Congregational Church on the UCONN Campus.   It was during that brutal heat wave we had -  but Joe and Lily looked cool and collected all day long!  Happy to be together and surrounded by their amazing families.

The reception was at Lily's parents house near by, a beautiful spot in the woods with garden, pool, barn and a big tent in case of rain.  Well, they had everything that day - heat, humidity, sun, rain and then it finally cooled off as evening came.  It was a spectacular day - all of it taken in stride by this lovely couple.  Best of luck to you both.

Dress by Lazaro. Catering and cake by Tallulah's. Flowers by Victorian Rose in Hebron.

Here are some of my favorite images of the day.  Click here if you want to see more from this wedding.

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New England Wedding at Guilford Yacht Club, CT.

What a wonderful day for Rachel and Mario.   The weather was perfect all day, a cool rainy morning which cleared up just in time for the ceremony on the beautiful lawn of the Guilford Yacht Club.   Here is a peek at some moments from their day.  Stay tuned for more later....Kim Bova PhotographyKim Bova Photography, Guilford Yacht ClubKim Bova Photography, Bridal PortraitKim Bova PhotographyKim Bova PhotographyKim Bova PhotographyKim Bova Photography, CT WeddingKim Bova PhotographyKim Bova Photography, Wedding in CTKim Bova PhotographyKim Bova PhotographyKim Bova Photographyand  please leave some blog love before you go!

Waiting out the Rain_Engagement Session in CT

My challenge this summer has been the weather.  The rains have come heavy and hard and it has made me stretch in many ways.  When it is pouring, photographing outdoors is impossible - so you have to make it work somehow.  My engagement session with Lily and Joe turned out great, but on my drive to their home I was not sure what I would do.  The sky was clear and sunny when I left my studio.  The forecast called for scattered thunder showers but I was optimistic.  Five minutes away from their home I saw a sight that made my heart sink.   The highway was up high so I could see the hills ahead where Lily and Joe's neighborhood was.  A huge black cloud was hanging low and letting loose with a downpour.... it was actually quite beautiful... but I feared it was where I was headed.  I was right.  It was pouring right over their neighborhood!  We ended up sitting and chatting for awhile, which was fun.  Then we took a few images in the house, and this first one is my favorite.  They had a pretty living room window, so I silhouetted them together in front of it.  Then later when the sun came out we went into the garden they nurtured all summer and took some more fun shots there.  Here are my favorites.  By the end of the session, we all had very wet feet, but we were happy. Kim Bova Photography Kim Bova PhotographyKim Bova Photography  

Engagement Session at Chamard Vineyards & Hammonasset

I spent a lovely evening with Rachel and Mario at Chamard Vineyards in Clinton, CT.  It was a great break from the rain and the heat as the cool breezes at the shore were glorious.  Mario works there so I had a grand tour of the whole place - including the wine cellar!  Check it out if you have not... the smells from the kitchen were yummy and they grow their own herbs and veggies, too.  After the Chamard 'experience' we went down to the beach at Hammonasset for the sunset.   It was a great time and I cannot wait to photograph their wedding in August at the Guilford Yacht Club.   I hope you enjoy these photos! Kim Bova Photography, Chamard Vineyards, Clinton, CT Chamard Vineyards, Clinton, CT, Kim Bova Photography Chamard Vineyards, Clinton, CT. Kim Bova Photography Chamard Vineyards, Clinton, CT, Kim Bova Photography Kim Bova Photography, Engagment Session

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A Lovely Garden Wedding at Home

I love the small intimate feel of a garden wedding at home.  It is a personal reflection of the couple, their families and their new life that lies ahead.  This past weekend I had the honor to be the photographer at Beckie and Lester's wedding.   What a lovely day they planned with the help of family and friends.  They even had home brewed beers with the coolest custom labels!  After all the rain, it turned out to be a 'picture perfect' day. Here are a few images to give you an idea of how wonderful a day it was!  Congratulations to this awesome couple and their families.

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