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Real Wedding - Karen and Peter in Warren, Connecticut

Intimate weddings are a special type of celebration, and they're a type of ceremony that we adore. High above Lake Waramaug, at the Hopkins Vineyard, Karen and Peter tied the knot surrounded by family and friends. When we saw this wedding in Connecticut saw how beautiful an intimate ceremony can really be, from the floral details to the mouthwatering buffet.

The couple, who have been together for 10 years, met in college and knew each other a year before they became a couple. Peter proposed to Karen on a morning walk near where they live. “We went up to Kent, Connecticut with my dad for breakfast one morning. After breakfast we drove up to Kent Falls. As the three of us were walking up to the base of the falls, my dad kind of disappeared, and then Peter sneaked the ring out of his coat pocket and proposed. It was very sweet. He was so nervous, even after all our years together!”

The college sweethearts decided to exchange their vows six months in a casual but elegant outdoor event. “The whole day was memorable, because an hour before the ceremony, we had a brutal storm with torrential rain, thunder and lightning,” Karen explains. “We were sure the day was ruined! Then, just in time, the rain stopped, and my dad and I walked to the venue. As we walked down the aisle, the clouds started to part, and by the end of the ceremony, we had beautiful sunny skies.”

“The ceremony itself was very special because our Justice of the Peace was a close family friend. For me, walking with my dad to the venue was something I won't forget. I'm very close to my parents, so it was great to just have that time to chat and laugh. My dad and I also had an amazing dance (which we did zero practice for), my mother was really amazed by it!” 

We loved their beautiful wedding which was captured by Kate Uhry Photography. The magical day was filled with photographs they will surely hang on the wall in their home forever. Check out the rest of their celebration.


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