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Carla Ten Eyck

Bill Miller’s Castle Wedding Branford CT

A bride and groom pose for photographs at their Bill Miller's Castle wedding in Branford CT

Jaine Coann and Ken’s jubilant summer Bill Miller’s Castle wedding in Branford CT was so much fun! When I met Jaine Coann and Ken for the first time on the phone, their energy and enthusiasm about well, everything was just contagious. They asked the best questions and we just dug deeper and deeper into life even beyond just their wedding and engagement session. I knew at that point we would become friends! I was not wrong! They have been so kind as to model for me during a styled inspirational shoot at the amazing Mayflower Inn and Spa in Washington CT last fall, and the images were stunning.  Their chemistry together and comfort in front of my camera is just the best.You can even see an image from our shoot there, right on the Mayflower’s website!

For their Bill Miller’s Castle wedding, Jaine Coann and Ken wanted to be super present for each guest that came. After the last crazy year, everyone attending was so special and they couldn’t wait to celebrate with everyone together!

Creative partners for Jaine Coann and Ken’s wonderful Bill Miller’s Castle wedding in Branford CT:

Venue + catering: Bill Miller’s Castle, Branford CT

Bridal boutique: Mariella’s Creations, Rocky Hill CT

Wedding dress re-designer: Molly Frish, Master Seamstress Ellington CT

Ken’s Suit: Zahner’s Clothiers, Vernon CT

Florals: Florals by Kait, Branford CT

DJ: Powerstation Events, Cheshire CT

Paper, Stationery, Menu + Name Cards: P.S. Fine Stationers, Branford CT

Hair: Highlights Hair Salon, Glastonbury CT

Makeup: Aliza Noelle, Fairfield CT

Cake: Lucibello’s New Haven CT

Bill Miller’s Castle weddings are something else. The space is so unique, with SO MANY nooks and crannies I was literally lost poking around at them all! The space was filled with summer sunlight for their getting ready and first looks and it made for some amazing photographs.

Ken’s twin brother Jason has the most mischievous sense of humor…as he kisses the Yeti cup Ken gave him for his gift!

Jaine Coann’s wedding dress was MAGNIFICENT. I don’t even need to elaborate because you all have eyes!

Jaine Coann wanted to do a first look with her bridesmaids who were super expressive, and I was loving it!

A birde does a first look with her bridesmaids at her Bill Miller's Castle wedding in Branford CT

After almost 20 years of photographing weddings – I had a few firsts: having a Bill Miller’s Castle wedding was one and having a bride put in her own veil all casual like was another!

Big shout out to the BEST helper, Anthony!! You were invaluable sir I wish I could bring you with me to every wedding!

This little ivy nook was breathtaking and I worked some magic with Jaine Coann there!

A bride laughs during photographs at her Bill Miller's Castle wedding in Branford CT A bride stands by the ivy during her Bill MIller's Castle wedding in Branford CT A couple poses for photos at their Bill Miller's Castle wedding in Branford CT A couple laughs during photographs at their Bill MIller's Castle wedding in Branford CT

I can see where Ken gets his goofy sense of humor from: his Dad! All three of those Barton men were so goofy and silly and I loved it.

A birde poses for photographs at her Bill Miller's  Castle wedding in Branford CT A birde dances with flower girls at her Bill Miller's Castle wedding in Branford CT

After announcing their unplugged wedding the officiant decided to take a group selfie to help get it out of their system! Another first!

A bride waits to walk down the stairs at her Bill Miller's Castle Wedding in Branford CT A birde walks down the aisle with her father at her Bill Millers' Castle wedding in Branford CT A bride and groom during their wedding ceremony at their Bill Miller's Castle wedding in Branford CT

 

A couple celebrates after getting married at their Bill Miller's Castle wedding in Branford CT

After making it official they burst out into the back courtyard into the most gorgeous puddle of golden hour sunlight!

Can you tell these two ladies are sisters or what??

A couple soaks in the sun during their Bill Miller's Castle wedding in Branford CT A bride laughs in the sunlight during her Bill Miller's Castle wedding in Branford CT

The many, many nooks and crannies of  a Bill Miller’s Castle wedding!

The ballroom has so many nooks at a Bill Miller's Castle wedding in Branford CT The ballroom is all set and ready for a Bill Miller's Castle wedding in Branford CT Guests enjoy cocktail hour at a Bill Miller's Castle wedding in Branford CT

Cocktail hour was golden and magic and just lovely.

Two flower girls sit in the sunlight during cocktail hour at a Bill Miller's Castle wedding in Branford CT A boy peeks during cocktail hour at his family's Bill Miller's Castle wedding in Branford CT A bride and groom make their grand entrance at their Bill Miller's Castle wedding in Branford CT A bride and groom dance their first dance at their Bill Miller's Castle wedding in Branford CT A bride dances with her father at her Bill Miller's Castle wedding in Branford CT

Jason, Ken’s twin was on FIRE with his roast of Ken during his toast. I was laughing so hard- while learning some interesting things about Ken!

Jaine Coann and Ken. What can I even say??? I adore you both so so much and cannot wait for you to see the full, robust and amazing gallery of images! Thank you for trusting me with your wedding. I can’t wait for more photo adventures together you two are MAGIC!!!!!!

To see more recent weddings photographed by New England wedding, event and family photographer Carla Ten Eyck, click the links below:

Courtney and Matt’s Woodsy New Hampshire Wedding

Tricia and Bill’s Magical Lord Thompson Manor Wedding, Thompson CT

Erin and John’s 25 Year vow renewal at Fairfield University, Fairfield CT

Brandon and Michael’s Autumn Wedding at The Eustice Estate, Milton MA

Alison and Weston’s Elegant Tented Wedding in Stowe Vermont

1 Comment

  • Jacquelyn Pagel

    Absolutely beautiful!
    We had a wonderful time!
    Many blessings ♥️

    Reply

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