Kendra-JC Wedding-Jonathan Edwards Winery, North Stonington, CT, US
Brooke Brady Photography beautifully captured Kendra-JC Wedding-Jonathan Edwards Winery in North Stonington, CT, US. In addition, below is the story of how this beautiful couple met and how he proposed as well as the recap of their wedding day with advice from the bride. Moreover, their engagement photos were also featured on AisleMemories in case you are interested to see – Kendra and JC Engagement in Old Lyme, Connecticut, US.
Event Date: July 29, 2017
From Brooke Brady Photography: Kendra-JC Wedding-Jonathan Edwards Winery
When Kendra and JC met, it was the classic case of, “When you know, you just know.” The two met while teaching in the same school system. They started having lunch together everyday and not long after, it was every meal. They were inseparable.
Four years after meeting, JC sent Kendra on a scavenger hunt starting at the school where they met.
“When I got back to school from the gym, he had one of my soccer players waiting with a bouquet of flowers and a card. In the card it explained that the best day of his life was four years ago – The day we met. Then there were instructions to go to the nail salon in town and that everything was paid for. He even taped in a 5 dollar bill with an arrow that said “for the tip.”
When I got there they gave me another card which said to meet him across the street where a dozen oysters and a cocktail will be waiting. He had Liv’s Oyster Bar in Saybrook (our first date restaurant) open an hour early and the bartender recorded the proposal! After that he surprised me by having our friends and family join us!”
The couple chose to stick to their roots for both their engagement session, (http://www.brookebrady.com/engagements/kendra-jc/ OR Kendra and JC Engagement in Old Lyme, Connecticut, US) and their wedding.
JC grew up in Old Lyme, CT while Kendra was raised just a half hour away in a small town equally as beautiful, North Stonington, CT. They were married at the Jonathan Edwards Winery, just ten minutes from Kendra’s childhood home.
Kendra and her girls got ready in the Grand Tower at Foxwoods while JC and his Groomsmen arrived at Jon Edwards winery to get ready in their on-site bridal suite. Kendra chose her Jim Hjelm dress at Kleinfeld in NYC months before her wedding day, surrounded by all of her closest girls. The dress had beautiful lace details which made Kendra fall in love with it.
While getting ready, Kendra’s maid of honor gave her a box full of letters from her bridesmaids – sweet notes of encouragement and love for her day.
Kendra and JC met in the vines of Jon Edwards, accompanied only by the photographer to capture the sweet moment. The wind took away JC’s blindfold just perfectly to reveal his bride.
Instead of a guest book, the couple had their guests sign wine barrels, which they would later use as tables on their deck at home. Their reception details also include a cigar bar, window panes showing the seating arrangement designed with flowers from Mar Floral in Old Saybrook. Vivid Events Dj’d and put up the lighting. When asking Kendra and JC about their favorite wedding day details, they’ll make sure to include the Chicken & Waffle appetizers served during cocktail hour, made by A Thyme to Cook.
After dinner & some tearjerking toasts, the couple danced the night away with their closest friends and family.
Says Kendra, “Take others advice in stride and be true to yourself and what you want for your vision, everybody is different and your wedding should reflect you.”
Kendra-JC Wedding-Jonathan Edwards Winery:
Jewelry: Ti Adoro Bridal
Shoes: Sam Edelman
Dress Designer: Kleinfeld Bridal
Dress Designer: Jim Hjelm by Hayley Paige
Floral Designer: Mar Floral and Botanicals
DJ and Lighting: Vivid Events
Hair Stylist: Larissa Lake & Company
Caterer: A Thyme To Cook
Ceremony Location: Jonathan Edwards Winery
Photographer: Brooke Brady Photography – other examples of their work featured on AisleMemories – Alison and Ryan Engagement in Coventry, Connecticut, US and Kendra and JC Engagement in Old Lyme, Connecticut, US
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Brooke Brady Photography:
Oh hey! I’m just realizing lately that I meet so many clients in small coffee shops who have NO idea what I look like… It doesn’t usually hit me until I see my couples scanning the room for their potential photographer. I’ve been trying to skip the selfies and show clients and friends more of my work/life, but I’ll try to make more of an effort to give you a familiar face to look for when we’re meeting. ☺️ 📷: @chadmaheux
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