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I was so excited for Chris & Jenna’s Haley Mansion Wedding! I had never shot at this venue and was looking forward to exploring a new historic location. This place did not disappoint.

Hands down my favorite thing about Jenna and Chris’s wedding was the vibrant color palette. The bold modern jewel tones of navy, fuchsia and purple really popped against the traditional historic backdrop. The perfect marriage of old and new. The colors were beautifully carried throughout all of the details of the day. The other theme that was carried throughout was a slight nautical theme. The guest place cards were made from oyster shells, the stationery had nautical markings and some stationery had anchors and whales! It was a nice nod to the nautical town of Mystic.

A few special items were incorporated into the couple’s day. The first one to mention is Jenna’s family pup who was the stand in flower girl. She was only there for a short time but was as cute as a button with her floral wreath. The couple also had a wine box made that held a bottle of bubbly and love letters which were brought up by the nieces and nephews. These letters and champs are to be opened on their first wedding anniversary. (Such a great idea!) Another special moment that took place was during the speeches. Chris’s brother (best man) was deployed overseas last minute and couldn’t make it to the wedding which was understandable but heartbreaking for everyone. Chris’s brother’s adorable son stood in for him up at the alter and his wife read the most thoughtful and loving speech which he had written for the couple.

Jenna and Chris, it was a pleasure photographing your wedding! Congratulations.

Venue: Haley Mansion at the Inn at Mystic | Florist: Studio 539 Flowers | Band: The Band SUGAR | Officiant: Bride’s Uncle, Mr. Stephen Cherry | Cake/Dessert: Ellie’s Bakery | Makeup/Hair: Spectrum Make-Up Artistry and Lauren Accardo (Hair) | Rentals: Rentals Unlimited

Details at a Haley Mansion Wedding

Details at a Haley Mansion Wedding

Details at a Haley Mansion Wedding

Details at a Haley Mansion Wedding

Getting dressed at the Haley Mansion

Details at a Haley Mansion Wedding

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Fall Weddings at the Haley Mansion

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Bridal Party fun at a Haley Mansion Wedding

Bridal Party fun at a Haley Mansion Wedding

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Wedding ceremonies at the Haley Mansion

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Haley Mansion weddings by Jaclyn L Photography

Haley Mansion weddings by Jaclyn L Photography

Details at a Haley Mansion Wedding

Haley Mansion Weddings

Haley Mansion Weddings

Details at a Haley Mansion Wedding

Details at a Haley Mansion Wedding

Details at a Haley Mansion Wedding

Details at a Haley Mansion Wedding

Wedding Receptions at the Inn at Mystic in the Haley Mansion

Wedding Receptions at the Inn at Mystic in the Haley Mansion

Wedding Receptions at the Inn at Mystic in the Haley Mansion

Wedding Receptions at the Inn at Mystic in the Haley Mansion

Wedding Receptions at the Inn at Mystic in the Haley Mansion

Wedding Receptions at the Inn at Mystic in the Haley Mansion

The Haley Mansion

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Ashlee and James couldn’t have asked for a more perfect wedding day! The couple chose Mystic, Connecticut to have their wedding because the bride grew up on the coast and adores the water and the nautical atmosphere. Once the groom saw how rustic Latitude 41 was and how close to the harbor it was, they were sold! They love how it’s like being inside an old ship and the venue complimented the seaport where we took most of our photos. I loved that we got to use the historic tall ships and the colorful buildings!

Some of my favorite details from the day were the custom embroidered collared shirts which were monogramed for all the bridesmaids. Ashlee’s had the monogram as well as the wedding date and “I do” embroidered on the cuffs. {So cute!} The colors of the wedding were navy, white and pink! Pink is Ashlee’s favorite color! She chose to wear pink Badly Mischka pumps {shoe envy} along with her sister’s pearl necklace. The ladies wore pink and the guys wore grey! I loved the vineyard vines blue and pink ties!

All the nautical details were designed and created by the bride and her mom! They worked endless hours tying boat knots, putting together the programs and stationary as well as gathering all the fun nautical details! Both mothers also baked for weeks creating a spectacular cookie display and candy bar! I can tell you first hand, they were delicious! The other personal touch that I love was the cake knife. It’s a family heirloom and a tradition that has been passed down Ashlee’s family for several generations.

Congratulations to Ashlee & James! It was a blast working with you!

Vendors: Venue: Latitude 41 & Mystic Seaport | Church: St. Clare Westerly | Florist: Cindy Tooker and Brides Mom | Band: The Cartell’s | Caterer: Coastal Gourmet | Cake/Dessert: Mystic Market & Mom’s | Hair: Sara Aspen – Salon in the Mills | Makeup: Megan Cotto, Simply Gorgeous by Erin | Transportation: Legends Limo

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custom tailored and embroidered wedding day shirts

getting ready for a Connecticut wedding

 

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Westerly Wedding ceremony

Pinwheel walk through at a Westerly Church

Pinwheel walk through at a Westerly Church

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Nautical wedding details at Latitude 41

Nautical wedding details at Latitude 41

Nautical wedding details at Latitude 41

Nautical wedding details at Latitude 41

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Latitude 41 Weddings

Latitude 41 Weddings

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Latitude 41 Weddings

Latitude 41 Weddings

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