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Eyes up, heart open

Carla Ten Eyck

Classic Wedding Le Chateau South Salem NY

 

Kristen and Tim were married this past week at the First Congregational church of Danbury and then partied the night away at Le Chateau in South Salem Ny. It was one of the very first gorgeous Spring days we have had, and it was glorious! Kristen got ready at her parents home with her sweet dog Charlie, surrounded by her very fun bridesmaids and her parents. Once she slipped that wedding gown on designed by Antonio Gaul it was like it was made for her and her alone! Simple, classic and so elegant, Kristen pretty much floated around all day in her gorgeous wedding gown, with a smile on her face the entire time. When we arrived at the First Congregational Church in Danbury, I was in awe with how beautiful it is. So filled with light and warmth. Kristen told me that 7 generations of her family have attended the church and it is very near and dear to her entire family. I love when the spaces and places on a wedding day are mired in emotion and history for my clients, and Kristen and Tim’s wedding day was no exception! When I saw Tim and Kristen for the first time I couldn’t have imagined a more perfect couple- they just… FIT! They are both tall and elegant and so in love with each other, it made my entire day so easy to capture these gorgeous images for them! Their florals were so elegant as well, thanks to Rita’s Floral Touch! Classic and beautiful.

When Kristen got dressed her bridesmaids hovered in the doorway, watching. I actually stopped and commented on how lovely it was – and quite refreshing honestly- to not see ONE PHONE out! The entire day everyone was present for what was happening, and it was such a breath of fresh air!

Sweet Charlie! He spent the morning sunning himself on the back deck and just living the life!

Kristen had this stole that was in her family in case it was chilly. I insisted we get some portraits in it, because it is so beautiful and a special family heirloom.

Since they will be moving soon, getting family pictures with the house was really important!

Here Kristen’s sister was sharing how special the church was to their family and got all choked up…

Her sweet grandfather looking at Tim before Kristen walked down the aisle to him.

One of my very favorite photos from my wedding ages ago was one of the crowd during the ceremony. I loved seeing where everyone chose to sit or stand (since it was on a beach) since I was busy and didn’t really notice (obviously!) Whenever I can I make sure to get some of these images for my clients as well.

Bride and groom walk happily down the aisle after their wedding at First Congregational Church in Danbury CT Bride and groom walk up church steps at First Congregational church in Danbury CT after their wedding . Groom smiles at his bride holding a white and pink rose wedding bouquet at First Congregational church in Danbury CT

This balcony was stunning and gave us a nice spot to hide away into while the church cleared out.

Bride smiles at her groom after their wedding at First Congregational church in Danbury CT Bride and groom kiss at their wedding at First Congregational Church in Danbury. Bride and groom leave the church joyously at their wedding at Le Chateau in South Salem NY Bride with bridesmaids in navy sequin bridesmaids dresses at Le Chateau in South Salem NY

I had worked at Le Chateau years ago, and loved it. It was recently renovated and is even more gorgeous, if that was even possible! The light was making my heart ache it was so beautiful!

Wedding party in grey suits and navy sequin bridesmaids dresses at Le Chateau in South Salem NY Pink and white rose wedding bouquet by Rita's Floral Touch at a wedding at Le Chateau in South Salem NY Bride in Antonio Gaul wedding gown and bridesmaids in navy sequin bridesmaids dresses at Le Chateau in South Salem NY Wedding party in navy and gray at Le Chateau in South Salem NY
Pink and white rose wedding bouquet by Rita's Floral Touch at Le Chateau in South Salem NY

The most classic, elegant and timeless of brides!

A bride poses in the lobby at her wedding at Le Chateau in South Salem NY. Bride and groom pose in the lobby of Le Chateau in South Salem NY at their wedding reception. Gold and white wedding cake by DiMare Pastry Shop at a wedding at Le Chateau in South Salem Ny

Kristen loves champagne and really wanted to have a picture of them popping a bottle… so….

When it just ‘popped’ and there was no spray…. Kristen encouraged Tim to spray it! Boy did he!!

Bride and groom pop champagne at their wedding at Le Chateau South Salem NY Bride laughs in her Antonio Gaul wedding gown at her wedding at Le Chateau in South Salem NY Bride and groom have their first dance at their wedding at Le Chateau in South Salem NY
Bride and groom listen to toasts at their wedding at Le Chateau South Salem NY

Congratulations Kristen and Tim- I had the best time with you both. Thank you for opening your day to me! Congratulations! XOXOXO

Creative Partners for the day:

Venue: Le Chateau, South Salem NY

Wedding Gown: Antonio Gaul via The White Dress by the Shore, Clinton CT

Hair and Makeup: Dawn’s Pizzazz, Danbury CT

Florals: Rita’s Floral Touch

Cake: DiMare Pastry Shop

Band: Clark Eno Orchestra

Photography: Carla Ten Eyck Photography

 

To see more weddings photographed by Carla with a similar vibe check out the links below:

 

Polly + Zack’s Wedding at The Harold Pratt House, NYC

Classic Wedding at The Riverview, Simsbury CT

Elegant Wedding at The Delamar Hotel in Greenwich CT

Autumn Wedding at The Aria in Prospect CT

 

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