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Carla Ten Eyck

Rustic Wedding at The Barns at Wesleyan Hills

A bride and groom walk down the aisle at their wedding at The Barns at Wesleyan Hills in Middletown CT

Danielle and Jake’s rustic winter wedding at The Barns at Wesleyan Hills in Middletown CT was on a super chilly day. We didn’t let that stop us one bit because Danielle and her ladies came prepared with warm winter wraps so that we could do photos outside! As soon as the ladies showed up in the morning they hit the ground running. Dresses were put on, flowers were oooh’d and ahhh’d over, cheers were made! They were ready for their party and I can’t say that I blamed them one bit. It’s been a super long two years of COVID, and literally everyone attending was just ready to let the love loose!

Creative partners for Danielle and Jake’s amazing rustic winter wedding at The Barn at Wesleyan Hills in Middletown, CT:

venue: The Barns at Wesleyan Hills, Middletown CT @barnsatwesleyanhills

catering: The Barns at Wesleyan Hills, Middletown CT

wedding dress designer: Maggie Sottero @maggiesotterodesigns

bridal + bridesmaids boutique: Bridal Reflections in Massapequa @bridalreflectionsny

bridesmaids dress designer: Jenny You @jennyyoonyc

grooms’ + groomsmen suits: Indochino @indochino

hair: Brenna Yantorno @hairbybrennahhh

makeup: Samantha Catapano @makeup_by_samantha.c

Danielle’s amazing shoes: Just One Shop in Barcelona @justeneshoes

wedding cake: J Cakes, North Branford CT  @jcakesct

florals: In Bloom Events @inbloomeventdesigns

band: Wilson Stevens Band: Protoge @wilsonstevensband

invitation suite: Etsy: Sienna Mai

videographer: CJ Lauretani @cjlfx

 

 

The lights strung about The Barns at Wesleyan Hills makes for quite a spectacular backdrop for literally everything! From a detail of Danielle’s adorable shoes, to portraits to the ceremony and dancing! Hands down so so pretty!

A brides shoes on her wedding at The Barns at Wesleyan Hills in Middletown CT

I have to say I love the bridesmaids reveal! Who doesn’t get super excited to see their bestie all done up on her wedding day? Not to mention WOW I am in love with these Jenny You bridesmaids gowns so so much….! VELVET EVERYTHING PLEASE AND THANK YOU!!!

A bridesmaids reveal at their wedding at The Barns at Wesleyan Hills in Middletown CT

It was maybe 20 degrees when we did their first look. Both of them were warmed by the anticipation so much I don’t think they noticed one bit!

Danielle gave Jake a really sentimental and sweet gift that Jake really loved…

We were grabbing Danielle’s warm up to head back outside quick when we walked through the cocktail barn area and I said hooooollllddd on a hot second here! Worked up some portraits with this delicious light and let them warm up a bit at the same time. The Barns at Wesleyan Hills, you sure look pretty in this light!

A bride and groom cuddle at their wedding at The Barns at Wesleyan Hills in Middletown CT A bride and groom kiss at their wedding at The Barns at Wesleyan Hills in Middletown CT A bride and groom snuggle at their wedding at The Barns at Wesleyan Hills in Middletown CT

Yep. It was COLD!

A bride and groom keep warm at their wedding at The Barns at Wesleyan Hills in Middletown CT A bride in the cold at their wedding at The Barns at Wesleyan Hills in Middletown CT A bride and her bridesmaids laugh at their wedding at The Barns at Wesleyan Hills in Middletown CT

These ladies were fantastic! I loved that one of my past brides, Kirsten, second from the left, was in the wedding party along with two of her bridesmaids! It was like a good old fashioned family reunion for me! Not to mention my other couple Sarah and Chris were inside! A literal Carla Ten Eyck Photography past wedding clients bonanza at The Barns at Wesleyan Hills y’all.

These wedding party walking shots were MANDATORY especially in the winter because they sure keep us all moving and warming up and also hello I love them and everyone’s expressions! I imagine if it was me and my friends and how much I would just adore these fun photos of us all.

A groom with his groomsman at their wedding at The Barns at Wesleyan Hills in Middletown CT

Danielle was so emotional about having her Grandparents for her wedding. It was such a gift!

Jake literally JUST saw Danielle for their first look and portraits. If I have said it once I will say it again: literally NOTHING replaces this moment as your future partner walks down that aisle to you. Nothing.

A wedding ceremony at their wedding at The Barns at Wesleyan Hills in Middletown CT

 

Just married! A bride and groom walk down the aisle at their wedding at The Barns at Wesleyan Hills in Middletown CT

I just love the cocktail barn at The Barns at Wesleyan Hills so so so much!!  I am here to say HECK YEAH!

Cocktail hour at a winter wedding at The Barns at Wesleyan Hills in Middletown CT The interior of a winter wedding at The Barns at Wesleyan Hills in Middletown CT

Danielle and Jake did an extended cocktail hour so after they said hi to everyone, had a cocktail or two and some snacks, I grabbed them for round two of some photos outside!

A bride and groom kiss in the winter at their wedding at The Barns at Wesleyan Hills in Middletown CT

There were so many fun candids during our session!

Even of me working! Check out my cute little fit!

A bride and groom pose for photos at their wedding at The Barns at Wesleyan Hills in Middletown CT A bride and groom pose for photos in the winter at their wedding at The Barns at Wesleyan Hills in Middletown CT A bride and groom pose for photos in the winter at their wedding at The Barns at Wesleyan Hills in Middletown CT

And then…. the party started!

A bride and groom make their big entrance at their rustic wedding at The Barns at Wesleyan Hills in Middletown CT

He ended his toast with: TO LIFE!!! I couldn’t agree more, sir. To life, indeed!

There may or may not have been a cheer involved here….

This guy was endearing AF. I loved it!

My people!! I absolutely LOVED seeing my clients here, it was such a nice trip down memory lane.

Danielle and Jake, I can’t thank you enough for trusting me with your wedding. I had so much fun with you all. Your family, your friends, everyone was wonderful and so fun and positive! Here’s to starting off 2022 with so much love and laughter and DANCING! Congratulations! XOXOXO

To see more local Connecticut weddings photographed by Carla Ten Eyck, click the links below:

Lauren + Anthony’s Goodwin Hotel Hartford wedding

Winter Lord Thompson Manor Wedding, Thompson CT

Magical Summer Lord Thompson Manor Wedding, Thompson CT

Brendan and Ryan’s Autumn Wedding at Lord Thompson Manor, Thompson CT

Kirsten and Thomas’ Sweet Lord Thompson Manor wedding, Thompson CT

2 Comments

  • Susie Weekes Roeder

    What a sensational celebration with just the right balance of sentiment and playfulness; joy and support; beauty and connection; food and well, more delicious food. Danielle was gorgeous. Jake – bursting with happiness. Parents were thrived and proud. Friends were funny and loving. It was a perfect moment in all of our lives captured perfectly in these photos. Thank you to all. Especially Jake and – Danielle.
    Susie and Don

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  • Brenna Yantorno

    Wow! Everyone & Everything looks so magical. The shoes ?
    Grandpa?
    All of the love that so clearly visible!
    Congratulations Danielle & Jake

    These photos are BREATHTAKING

    Reply

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