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Eyes up, heart open

Carla Ten Eyck

tented wedding in ct with jubilee events and carla ten eyck

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What a WEDDING!!! ¬†Our day was absolutely filled to the brim with such love and light and happiness from the moment we showed up to literally the moment we left! Amanda + Joe and their families were the most welcoming people ever. They made our whole team feel like a part of the day and just let their personalities and love for one another shine through. From every single detail thought out and taken care of by the lovely ladies Diana + Libby of Jubilee Events, to the literal send off with a bang (courtesy of some family friends!) we hit the ground running! Their ceremony was so heartfelt and real- I tell you that Victoria Burdick gets me every, single time with her words!! They pierce my heart in the best possible way, from the prayer with the women before the ceremony starts (always makes me tear up!) to her heartfelt and carefully crafted sermon that she delivers that is so specific to each of her couples… I swear. She makes me ache for the time when I get married again. In fact, she makes me long for that moment when I can hear her say those very things about the person that I choose to be my family!! Watching and listening to Amanda + Joe’s vows as the sun sank lower in the sky over Amanda’s family farm was the stuff that dreams are made of. Surrounded by their family and friends, and some bison way off in the distance (and their crazy donkeys!) just made my heart swell with love for where we were and what was happening. It was absolutely breathtaking.

After the ceremony we got to frolic in a field as the sun sank into a glorious crazy amazing spot where Matt Van Ness and my second photographer Joel Callaway just got lost in expletives and yelling from sheer excitement! It was magic. Pure and simple, with the ole’ C10 touch! Despite risking getting Lyme Disease… we had the best time creating some portraits that I don’t see myself tiring of looking at, like. EVER. Ever! I know the audio outtakes that Matt got will be the stuff that censored dreams are made of..!

My favorite moment may very well have been the ‘surprise’ fireworks that I saw as I was turing my car on and packing my gear up… I raced over to where they were, jumped out of my car (which I left running) and literally slid on my belly in the grass in a dress!! to get the shot! Hooting and hollering the whole time from the adrenaline rush I got.. well I have to tell you it was SO worth it!

Amanda and Joe, thank you both so much for welcoming us all in to your home and hearts. Thank you for trusting us to show you both how we saw your day, how we say you both. Thank you thank you thank you!!! XOXOXO

event design + planning: Diana Chouinard of Jubilee Events

venue: private estate in CT

gown: Katie May Collection

shoes: Badgley Mischka

bridesmaids dresses: Adrianna Papell

beauty: Simply Gorgeous by Erin

paper: The Bride!! Amanda Marie Designs

officiant: Victoria Burdick

floral design: Just For You Floral, Middlefield CT

lighting and decor: Ryan Designs

rentals: Rentals Unlimited, AFR Rentals, Luxe Event Rentals

tent: Sperry Tent

DJ: DJ Max Baun

cinematography: Matt Van Ness of MV Film Production

linens: LaTavola Linens

catering: A Thyme to Cook

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right photo by Joel Callaway

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photo below by Joel Callaway

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center + right photos by Joel Callaway

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photo below by Joel Callaway

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