Today’s featured engagement shoot, photographed by Candace Jeffery Photography, makes me wish I lived close to Connecticut. Lauren & Rich’s engagement shoot took place at the gorgeous grounds of the Harkness Memorial State Park, in Waterford, Connecticut. This unique state park is home to a 42-room mansion, sprawling lush lawns, beautiful gardens and a breathtaking seascape. Do I have you sold? LOL
Take at the peek at the dreamy photos below and don’t forget to read the couples love story located at the end of the post.
From the Bride-to-Be, Lauren:
How did you meet? We met at Harbor Park in Middletown, CT on June 13, 2004. Harbor Park is no longer there (it changed names & owners) but it used to be a restaurant/bar on the water in Middletown. We were there with our friends that night and a friend of mine introduced us. We had our 1st date days after and then have been together ever since (long time!) 🙂 We have been together for so long and are truly best friends.
How did he propose? He proposed at my 30th birthday party that he threw for me. It was at Vasi’s Restaurant in Waterbury, CT. He stood us up in front of everyone as my birthday cake was being brought out and everyone sang happy birthday. He fed me a piece of the cake and then dropped down on one knee in front of all our close family and friends. Brought tears to my eyes! I quickly forgot the “pain” I was feeling turning 30 and we spent the rest of the night celebrating our engagement. It was great having our close friends there with us to share in our moment.
What are your wedding plans? Our wedding is November 30, 2013. Ceremony is at the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception and reception is at Aria in Prospect, CT. There is no specific theme however our color scheme is purple, grey and ivory. The bridesmaids dresses are a dark purple and the groomsmen are wearing dark grey tuxes. Rich & I love to be surrounded by family and friends, and are always looking to have a good time. We extended our wedding to go late into the night so that we can savor every minute with our guests and enjoy ourselves on our special day.
Photographer: Candace Jeffery Photography
Makeup Artist: Larissa Lake Makeup Artist
Event Venue: Harkness Memorial State Park