Matt + Bridget: A Nature/Movie Premier Wedding at Halcyon Hills Farm

I can now check off  “beautifully-executed-woodland-nature-filled-movie-premier-themed-wedding” off my life list, thanks to you, Matt and Bridget! Your wedding, deep in the woods at Halcyon Hills Farm was amazing!


Our beautiful bride, and her bouquet of greens.halyconhill_farmwedding_annasawinphotography_CT_002

This little four-legged love nearly stole the stage at the wedding, but you can’t blame her for being so cute.halyconhill_farmwedding_annasawinphotography_CT_003

Bridget’s attendants were dressed in the glorious jewel tones that echoed the deep green of the CT woods. Watch for a peek of Bridget’s green shoes as you view this post!


Bridget’s gown, by BHLDN was the perfect accompaniment to her wood sprite hair and bouquet.halyconhill_farmwedding_annasawinphotography_CT_005

Dishing out a little pre-ceremony love.

This creative pair met at Keene State University, and now reside in Queens, NY. They took their love of film (Matt’s a professional filmmaker) and tied it to their wedding, with movie-named tables, dazzling lighting created by Matt and dubbed The Business, movies playing on the tent roof and of course, a step-and-repeat for their glamorous guests. halyconhill_farmwedding_annasawinphotography_CT_007 halyconhill_farmwedding_annasawinphotography_CT_008 halyconhill_farmwedding_annasawinphotography_CT_009

Bridget’s dad doing his best to hold it together.halyconhill_farmwedding_annasawinphotography_CT_010 halyconhill_farmwedding_annasawinphotography_CT_012 halyconhill_farmwedding_annasawinphotography_CT_013 halyconhill_farmwedding_annasawinphotography_CT_014

The wedding party in their full colorful grandeur.halyconhill_farmwedding_annasawinphotography_CT_015 halyconhill_farmwedding_annasawinphotography_CT_016 halyconhill_farmwedding_annasawinphotography_CT_018halyconhill_farmwedding_annasawinphotography_CT_019 halyconhill_farmwedding_annasawinphotography_CT_020 halyconhill_farmwedding_annasawinphotography_CT_021

Lots of teary moments as the dances and toasts began.halyconhill_farmwedding_annasawinphotography_CT_022 halyconhill_farmwedding_annasawinphotography_CT_023 halyconhill_farmwedding_annasawinphotography_CT_024 halyconhill_farmwedding_annasawinphotography_CT_025 halyconhill_farmwedding_annasawinphotography_CT_026 halyconhill_farmwedding_annasawinphotography_CT_027 halyconhill_farmwedding_annasawinphotography_CT_028 halyconhill_farmwedding_annasawinphotography_CT_029 halyconhill_farmwedding_annasawinphotography_CT_030
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I think this is my most expressive bride of all time. And my favorite photo serendipity of the night.

Just a peek at THE BUSINESS.

Fire magic by their Halcyon Hill Farm hosts. Weddings here (just a few a year!) have acres upon acres of glorious Connecticut farmland for their ceremony, photos, tent and even a fire pit outside.halyconhill_farmwedding_annasawinphotography_CT_036

Reliving the Shelton High School glory days!


Happy love, Bridget and Matt! I adored your wedding and both of you, thank you for having me along!

The Skinny

Ceremony and Reception:


Taylor Rentals

Catering:  Bailey’s Backyard, Ridgefield, CT

Hair Designer:
Amanda’s Hair Studio
Amanda Wilson

Make Up:
Organachs Farm to Skin

Key of D Entertainment

Floral Designer: City Line Florist

Lighting Designer: Matt Braunsdorf

Day of Planner:
Ashley Auddino


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Anna Sawin

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.


  1. kitty braunsdorf on October 13, 2016 at 4:11 pm

    you did such a great job Anna the pictures are amazing!!!!! I would definitely recommend you to anyone thank you

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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.