Cecilia and Ryan were so excited to get married that not even a little (or a lot) of rain could dampen their day. If you are going to have a rainy day wedding in Connecticut make sure you have it at Hartford City Hall. City Hall is one of the most gorgeous spaces in Connecticut with three stories of open ceiling in the Atrium, marble and glass floors and beautiful details like carved railings and custom iron work at every turn. The most spectacular part of City Hall is the giant gold doors. Cecilia and Ryan chose the Pond House as their reception venue. The Pond House had the fire blazing and had a warm welcome for their family and friends.

One of my favorite parts of the day was the ceremony in the atrium of City Hall. The space was filled with family and friends from near and far. Cecilia’s father was especially emotional and it made us all think about the moments that lead up to this walk. How fast does not only this wedding day go, but every day before. I am often thinking about weddings from a parents perspective. Ryan and Cecilia are meant to be together and as a parent that is all you want for your children. The way that Ryan looks at Cecilia and the way that Cecilia gives him a smile in response is a beautiful thing to witness. They are so perfect together and it is such a joy to capture, especially their little candid moments together. Their families all looked on as they exchanged vows, rings and a kiss. The support and love could be felt by all. Their Aunt is an opera singer and filled the Atrium with beautiful music during the ceremony and it was the most moving moment. The music filled every corner of the space but more importantly our hearts. What a gift to be able to give to your family!

Speaking of families, Cecilia and Ryan’s families might’ve just met, but it seemed like they knew each other forever. At one point each side of the room was singing back and forth at the reception, completely impromptu! They welcomed me into their family so I could get up close and take photos right in their moments. Their families left it all on the dance floor. From breakdancing to using a tie for limbo, dancing is one of my favorite parts of the wedding! I had such a wonderful time photographing them and their families.

Cecilia and Ryan your day was exactly how you dreamed it would be, connected, calm, fun, and completely you. Right down to the tables labeled with special mountains you climbed with your dog, little personal touches made it all so memorable.

Cecilia and Ryan enjoy this next chapter with all the joy and love that it started with on your amazing wedding day!

Venue | Hartford City Hall and The Pond House

Photographer | Stella Blue Photography

Planner | Alyssa Jean Signature Events

Flowers | Amberworks Floral Designs

Beauty | Dana Bartone Salons

Entertainment | Power Station Events

Officiant | David Lang

Transportation | Elite Limo

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