Karyn and Peter have been a couple for nearly nine years, so their wedding day this summer was a long awaited source of joy for both sides of their family. The two met in college, when she was a sophomore and he was a junior at UCONN, which inspired their wedding hashtag, #MeetTheHuskieZs.
“I love his thoughtfulness, kindness, and selflessness, among many other things,” says Karyn about her groom, while Peter says, “I love Karyn’s drive and determination.”
Nine years together hasn’t always been in the same place, though. Peter has been away for nearly two years of training for the Air Force in Alabama, Texas and Arkansas while Karyn has been living and working in Connecticut. “We’ve been looking forward to this day for a very long time and are extremely excited to be with each other and share our love with our family and friends,” she says of their Stonington wedding.
Karyn and her bridal attendants: her sisters, high school friends and college friends.
Bridal beauty enhanced by the Red Door Salon and Spa.
The tiniest guest resting before the big event, Karyn’s newborn niece.
Peter and his gentlemen getting ready.
Karyn created beautiful, handmade touches for their wedding day.
The ring bearers traveled down the aisle on four wheels, while Karyn and her dad followed on foot.
Karyn, a social worker and a former UCONN soccer player, has been coaching girls soccer for the last five years. Some of her recent athletes joined them for the ceremony!
The bride with UCONN soccer teammates.
After dinner, we went outside for some photos of the couple in the soft light of early evening. It had been an exceptionally hot summer day, and we all watched with amazement as a thunderstorm traveled north of Saltwater Farm Vineyard, turning the sky amazing shades of purple and pink.
Thank you to my always wonderful associate, Nicki, for some of the great images you see here.
Karyn + Peter, photographing your wedding was simply wonderful, and we were so happy to be part of it. Happy love!
Photography: Anna Sawin and Nicki Pardo for Anna Sawin Photography, Stonington, CT
Ceremony and Reception: Saltwater Farm Vineyard, Stonington, CT
Planner/Coordinator: Daly Sanford (Daly Planning) Stonington, CT
Caterer: Gourmet Galley, North Stonington, CT
Hair and Makeup: Red Door Salon & Spa
Videographer: Chris Rakoczy
DJ & Bistro Lighting: Power Posse Productions, Mystic, CT
Floral Design: Mamaroneck Flowers, Mamaroneck, NY
Anna Sawin is a Connecticut-based portrait, wedding, and editorial photographer. She lives in the shoreline town of Stonington with her family and has discovered the perfect cupcake. Just ask, she is willing to share her secret.