Tara and Jason | Real Wedding Story

Welcome to Tara and Jason’s Real Wedding Story held at The Waterview in Monroe, Connecticut.  They describe their wedding day firsthand from our interview.

When was your wedding?  10/21/2012

What made you choose your wedding date?  We love the autumn season and wanted a date that had a cool ring to it.. ten-twenty-one-twenty-twelve!

What was the weather like, and was it what you hoped for?  Weather was perfect! 60’s and sunny with a light breeze that ruffled through the beautiful fall foliage around us.

My gown was Paloma Blanca from The Plumed Serpent Bridal Boutique in Westport, Connecticut. When asked what designer his tux was, Jason says..”Um.. am I supposed to know that?”   Tuxes were from Men’s Warehouse.

Who did your hair?  Mina Berrios from Steven Mancini Salon in Wilton, Connecticut.

Who did your makeup? Eleni Ouzounidis from M.A.C.


Who was your florist?  Flowers by Danielle

What ended up being your favorite photo? Bride alone… I am in love with the photo of me sipping my wine. Of the both of us- the B&W shot of us and the 350Z with my veil in the wind. So hot!

What was the total guest count? Why did you pick the number of guests you did? Was it hard to get to that number? Guest count rounded out to 125. No particular reason for that number.. we needed at least 100 and wanted less than 150!

Where did you have your ceremony and reception?  The Waterview in Monroe, Connecticut.

What do you remember most about the Ceremony? The way the sun shone down on us as we said our vows to one another.

Who was your Officiant?  Eileen Cavanaugh, JOP.

Who was your wedding coordinator?  Mrs. Tara Aponte (haha)!

Any advice to offer new Brides and Grooms to-be?  Relax and enjoy yourselves.. let the small stuff go. It’s the only day where you are truly the center of attention and get to be catered to!

Who was the entertainment? Mr Tony Bermudez AKA DJ Moyo. Fantastic DJ!!

What was the most memorable part of your photography experience with Studio1923? (From engagement all the way till now).  The most memorable was definitely the car shots we got.. they were so so so fun to do and super cool!

What made your reception personalized to your own unique vision and expectations? I envisioned a classic and beautiful ballroom with hints of champagne and cerulean colors. Our wine bottle hurricane centerpieces holding delicate sprays of curly willow branches with sprinklings of white orchids among the branches was simple and beautiful. Golden glass coasters as placecards and favors tied it all together.

What part of the day do you want to do again and why?  The reception! So we can spend more time with our family and friends on the night we wished would never end.

What regrets, (if any) do you have about the planning of your wedding and your decisions leading up to the day?  Wishing we had added to our reception time! It all went by too quickly.

Besides the “getting married ” part, what was the most vivid memory of the day? (Groom’s perspective)  The moment when my wife and I were sitting at the sweetheart table and I looked at her, and then at all of our guests, and smiled. I was happy.

Besides the “getting married” part, what was the most vivid memory of your wedding day? (Bride’s perspective)  The choreographed salsa dance!! We lit up the dance floor and ended on a sultry kiss in a passionate dip!

What was the funniest thing that your remember happening?  The shoe game! Boy did we disagree on some things!  Oh, and the bride was always right!

Where did you get your rings? Wedding bands courtesy of Peter Succi Jewelers of Stamford, Connecticut custom made my wedding band!

Other Comments you would like to add….We are absolutely IN LOVE with all of our photographs from Jerome and Andy. They are beyond amazing and I cannot recommend Studio1923 to others enough!