Welcome to Sarah and Jimmy’s Real Wedding Story held at The Candlewood Inn in Brookfield, Connecticut. They describe their wedding day firsthand from our interview.
When was your wedding? 8/03/2012.
What made you choose your wedding date? We wanted a beautiful outdoor wedding.
What was the weather like, and was it what you hoped for? How did it impact your day? It was one of the hottest days of the year. I believe it was 100 degrees. While Jimmy was out on the boat he thought he was going to pass out. One of our groomsman sweated through his suit jacket and one of the bridesmaids thought she was going to pass out… you would never realize it from the pictures!
What was the total guest count? Why did you pick the number of guests you did? Was it hard to get to that number? 125…. we originally were thinking 50 people or so and then we realized we had more family and friends then we realized.
Jimmy and I created heirlooms that we would pass on to our children for them to have with them on their wedding day. I gave him a pocket watch that I had engraved “You are my every hope and dream I ever had.” I carried in bouquet a rosary that my Aunt Carol made with the cross my Great grandpa gave my great grandma on their anniversary.
Wedding Dress from Fantasia Bridal- Rocky Point, New York and tuxes were from Jim’s Formal Wear.
Who did your hair? Lucia
Who was your florist? Carmel
Where did you have your ceremony and reception? The Candlewodd Inn in Brookfield, Connecticut.
What was the funniest thing that your remember happening? In the limo on the way to the ceremony my sister Lindsey said, “There are two things I do good in life, and one of them is open champagne.” With that, she EXPLODED the champagne all over her and Cindy (the other bridesmaid), saturating their dress. At first everyone was silent and stared at me… I was laughing so hard I had tears coming down my face and I couldn’t breathe. That looked absolutely ridiculous and I thought my Mom would kill them. However, it was SO hot that the champagne completely evaporated by the time of the ceremony.
My Aunt Bess made the baskets in the bathroom. After a few hours, my guests realized that spray on deodorant they were using was vagina feminine spray.
Besides the “getting married ” part, what was the most vivid memory of the day? (Groom’s perspective) Watching Sarah walk down the aisle.
Our wedding song was “When I See You Smile” by Bad English. We chose it, because, it was during this song we realized our love for each other.
What do you remember most about the ceremony? Jimmy crying when he saw me and Jimmy dumping out the unity sand way too fast.
Who was your Offiiciant? Mary Pugh.
What made your reception personalized to your own unique vision and expectations? My mom worked very hard to for months planning and designing everything. She made the basement into her “wedding workshop.” She made all the centerpieces, invitations, programs, favors, luminaries that lined the walkway.
Besides the “getting married” part, what was the most vivid memory of your wedding day? (Bride’s perspective) Our first dance.
What ended up being your favorite photo? Tough choice. I guess the one where we are kissing on the dance floor that has our bridal party in the background and the sparkles going off around us. It captured a “fireworks” moments
Who was your coordinator or designer, (if any)? My Mom.
Who was the entertainment? Pili Productions. (I went to high school with Anthony Pili- the owner and dj)
Any advice to offer new brides and grooms to-be? Relax, have fun, and remember as long as the two of you are married at the end of the day that is all that matters.
What part of the day do you want to do again and why? Dancing with friends and family.
I created a video of pictures of my family and I as I grew up that I played during the Father Daughter Dance.
What was the most memorable part of your photography experience with Studio1923? (From engagement all the way till now) We had such a wonderful day at our photoshoot in Central Park- it was the perfect opportunity to be that couple expressing PDA. It has been one of the most romantic days of our relationship.
A picture from our engagement…
Other Comments you would like to add…. Studio 1923 truly captured all of the beautiful memories of that day. We always get compliments about how beautiful our pictures are. I can’t say enough wonderful things about them!
Where did you get your rings? Engagement ring from our trip in St. Maartin, wedding rings from J. Sampieri in New York City.
Where did you take your honeymoon? And how did you like it? We rented a convertible and hiked through all of Utah’s National Parks. We wanted to go to a state we have never been to and we wanted to do something original. It was absolutely amazing!