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Eileen + Jim: September at Saltwater Farm Vineyard

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When you daydream about a beautiful mid-September wedding, this is the one you have in mind. A light late summer breeze, warm temperatures, sunshine and blue skies, scores of friends and family and a gorgeous coastal New England location! Eileen and Jim kicked the weekend off with a rehearsal dinner at Red 36 in Mystic, and then were married in Mystic and celebrated with a Stonington reception at Saltwater Farm Vineyard on this glorious day.saltwaterfarm_september_wedding_annasawinphotography_stonington_081

Eileen, mom and dad and her sisters and family all got ready at the family home in Groton Long Point, including the niece with the sweetest robe of all time.saltwaterfarm_september_wedding_annasawinphotography_stonington_082 saltwaterfarm_september_wedding_annasawinphotography_stonington_083saltwaterfarm_september_wedding_annasawinphotography_stonington_085saltwaterfarm_september_wedding_annasawinphotography_stonington_086 saltwaterfarm_september_wedding_annasawinphotography_stonington_088
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saltwaterfarm_september_wedding_annasawinphotography_stonington_089 saltwaterfarm_september_wedding_annasawinphotography_stonington_087Then Eileen and family headed to St. Patrick’s Church in Mystic for the ceremony.
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And then to the vines!saltwaterfarm_september_wedding_annasawinphotography_stonington_092 saltwaterfarm_september_wedding_annasawinphotography_stonington_093 saltwaterfarm_september_wedding_annasawinphotography_stonington_098

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After spending a few years in Japan, Eileen and Jim brought home some of the glass Japanese fishing floats they had collected.saltwaterfarm_september_wedding_annasawinphotography_stonington_095 saltwaterfarm_september_wedding_annasawinphotography_stonington_096

Coastal Gourmet executed flawless cuisine and service, as usual!saltwaterfarm_september_wedding_annasawinphotography_stonington_102 saltwaterfarm_september_wedding_annasawinphotography_stonington_103

Lawn games were the perfect accompaniment to a beautiful afternoon amidst the vines.

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Eileen and Jim met at Providence College, plus it’s a family tradition, so the Friars were well represented at the wedding!
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“I would walk 500 miles…” for their first dance, followed by parent dances.

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Sisters!

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And then, pretty much the best dance party I’ve ever seen at a wedding. LIMBO LOWER!saltwaterfarm_september_wedding_annasawinphotography_stonington_111 saltwaterfarm_september_wedding_annasawinphotography_stonington_112 saltwaterfarm_september_wedding_annasawinphotography_stonington_113 saltwaterfarm_september_wedding_annasawinphotography_stonington_114 saltwaterfarm_september_wedding_annasawinphotography_stonington_116 saltwaterfarm_september_wedding_annasawinphotography_stonington_117 saltwaterfarm_september_wedding_annasawinphotography_stonington_118 saltwaterfarm_september_wedding_annasawinphotography_stonington_119

Gorgeous bistro lighting is an amazing addition to a Saltwater Farm Wedding.saltwaterfarm_september_wedding_annasawinphotography_stonington_120

Thank you to Daly of Daly Planning for the remarkable coordination all day long, and for cluing me in when she spotted the amazing harvest moon rising over the vineyard. It was glorious!

The Skinny

Getting ready: Private residence, Groton Long Point, CT

Ceremony: St. Patrick’s Church, Mystic, CT

Reception: Saltwater Farm Vineyard, Stonington, CT

Photography: Anna Sawin for Anna Sawin Photography

Wedding planner: Daly Sanford, Daly Planning, Westerly, RI

Catering: Coastal Gourmet, Mystic, CT (Coordinator: Michael Ferreira)

Floral Design: Thames River Greenery, New London, CT

Band: ETA Party Band

Wedding gown: Theia, purchased at “Lovely Bride” in Philadelphia