Hello out there! We just realized that we never ended up posting the third and final post on Lara + Ken’s country wedding…so enjoy!
Lara shares more with us about their wedding….
Your favorite memories/ highlights of the day?
During the middle of the ceremony a bull frog in the pond behind us started sounding off—it was so perfect! The horse and carriage ride through downtown Woodbury was such a pleasure. It gave Ken and I the time to relax and enjoy the first few moments of our marriage. Running through the beautiful tall grass in the field behind our reception… that was the most fun I have ever had taking photos! There are so many moments that I cannot name them all!
Advice you’d give other brides that you learned from your own experience
The biggest advice I can give is to stay relaxed! We battled horrible weather and some flood warnings the week prior and staying calm and taking the moment to breathe was the key. Ken and I both knew that despite any potential mishaps, we would be pronounced husband and wife at the end of the day, and that was all that truly mattered to us.
Lara + Ken’s Details
The Planners: DIY by Lara, Tami (Mother) & Linda (Aunt) The Dress: The Bridal Mall (Niantic, CT) The Shoes: JCPenney (St. John’s Bay—Country Vintage-Style Wedge Sandals) The Hair Stylist: Sandy Hook Hair Company (Bonnie—Owner) The Makeup Artist: Sandy Hook Hair Company (Bonnie—Owner) The Jewelry: Sapphire Necklace and Earrings, Antique Sapphire Bracelet The Rings: Custom/Hand-Made in Bahrain (Where the Groom’s Father is Stationed) The Groom's Attire: Custom/Hand-Made in Bahrain (Where the Groom’s Father is Stationed) The Ceremony Site: Three Rivers Park, Woodbury, CT The Officiant: Father Craig McClellan The Reception Venue: Three Rivers Park, Woodbury, CT The Floral Design: Agnew Florist The Food: Danny’s Little Taste of Texas The Cake: Joyce Heineman The Music: Larry Ayce Band The First Dance Song: What A Wonderful World The Ceremonial Arch: Hand-Made by Bride's parents Thomas + Tami, Lara & Kenneth Stauff The Reception Table Effects (Napkins, Holders, etc.): Hand-Made by Linda (Aunt) Something Old: Antique Sapphire Bracelet (Stauff Family) Something New: Hand-Made Veil from Bahrain Something Borrowed: Antique Sapphire Bracelet (Stauff Family) Something Blue: Sapphire Necklace and Earrings (Wityak Family)