A colorful pastel wedding at Pond House Cafe in West Hartford, CT.
One of my favorite ways to celebrate and welcome the warm spring time, is with a beautiful and colorful wedding! And I am SO glad that I was able to do this with Natalia and Mike’s wedding!! From the moment I met these two, I just knew we would have the best time together. I just knew they were a BG Couple! During their engagement session they were fun, joyful and full of adventure! One of my favorite moments, actually came from a text from Natalia a week or so after the engagement session. She sent me a text of Mike and their sweet dog, Garfield, practicing the “prom pose”! It just tickled me to know they were so excited after their session that they thought to reach out to me like this!
Needless to say, I was looking forward to their wedding at the Pond House Cafe! I couldn’t wait to see them again. From the moment I arrived to see Natalia and photograph her details, I felt like I was seeing a good friend on her wedding day!! All of her girls and her mom were so welcoming and full of joy. Now, one of my FAVORITE parts of the whole wedding day, is seeing THE dress for the first time! And oh, my! Natalia’s dress was just absolutely stunning! Wait until you scroll through this gallery and see her in it, absolutely breathtaking!! Her lace train was a dream!
Now, if you haven’t been to the Pond House Cafe before, you should know that it is right on the grounds for Elizabeth Park Conservancy! Elizabeth Park is a public park full of beautiful flowers and greenery, you feel like you are in Alice in Wonderland through all the flowers. However, finding an intimate location can prove challenging. However, we found the cutest hidden garden, surrounded with stone walls and luscious greenery to surround Natalia and Mike for their first look. Here we had minimal park guests walking about them during such a beautiful moment of their day. It was here that the two exchanged their personal vows with each other, with some happy and loved filled tears.
Another favorite and unique moment of their wedding, Natalia and Mike walked back up the aisle surrounded by bubbles! I thought it was such a fun way to celebrate the couple right after they said their “I do’s”! It truly showed how fun and happy-go-lucky they are as a couple. I just knew they were going to have the best time at their reception!
And they had THE best time! I love when I see a full dance floor of family a friends. It’s just wonderful to see everyone having the time of their lives, surrounded by those they love. Even Natalia and Mike’s fur babies made an appearance! Natalia surprised Mike with cardboard cut-outs of their dog Garfield and their kitty, Sandy. It was absolutely adorable to see the dancing with them!
I wish the greatest of love and happiness to Natalia and Mike! And I am so excited you get to scroll through and be a part of such a beautiful wedding day!
Venue | Pond House
DJ | Jock In The Box
Videographer | True Colors Productions
Florist | Petal Power
Hair & Makeup | Salon Naomi
Bridal Gown | Alexandra’s Boutique
Groom/Groomsmen Attire | Modern Formals
Bridesmaids Dresses | Azazie
Invitations | Minted Personalizations