What do you do when your wedding reception venue closes a few months before your wedding? Most of us would freak out a bit (well, maybe a lot). Luckily for Siobhan and Jack they had two aces up their sleeves. One was Siobhan’s family home in Easton, Connecticut. Their property was the perfect setting for a tented reception | family home wedding (by Sperry Tents), a combination of style, elegance and warm familiarity. The second was having William Parkinson Events to help guide them through the transition. We can’t emphasize enough how amazing it is to have someone like Bill and his team there to oversee not only big picture events, but all the little details as well. It truly is the best way to feel like everything is going to be handled, no matter what life throws at you.
And with that set-back out of the way, the day proceeded in the most beautiful way. Siobhan got ready at her family home with her bridesmaids, and she looked absolutely stunning in her gown, complemented by her amazing flowers by Diane Gaudett. Jack is such a funny, friendly down-to-earth guy, and he never stopped giving us some of the best candid moments ever. He and his groomsmen looked pretty awesome in their black tie tuxes (we especially loved the secret service shot they gave Erik before the ceremony). The ceremony at Saint Aloysius is always a pleasure to photograph. Not only is it beautiful inside, it is great for the guests to view the ceremony no matter where they are seated, and it gives us a wealth of vantage points for photos.
Once the ceremony concluded, we headed back to the reception for photos with the bridal party, family, and Siobhan and Jack. Siobhan’s neighbors across the street graciously offered up their property for photos which was pretty sweet. The guys made a bee-line for the outdoor obstacle course for one of the most unique groomsmen photos we’ve ever gotten at a wedding. And the details at the reception! Bill and Diane did such an amazing job under the tent – everything was gorgeous and sophisticated. All in all, it was a day filled with emotion, laughter, and superb details that transformed what could have been stressful and difficult into something to fondly remember. Our congratulations to Siobhan and Jack!