This warm and wonderful couple came my way more than a year before their wedding when Eric’s aunt invited me to be a part of Operation: Propose to Molly! It was so much fun, and her reaction was fantastic–we later took a photo with my “faux family”–a collection of friends that posed as a “having a family portrait” while also serving as a lookout.
I was so delighted when they chose me to photograph their Stonington Vineyard wedding this September–these two college sweethearts created a day of beauty and love to celebrate their formal union.
Molly and her sister laughing, and enjoying a glass of Champagne with her ladies as they got ready in a gorgeous suite at the Ocean House in Watch Hill, RI, with hair and makeup by New Leaf Studio from Bristol, RI.
Molly is such a natural beauty, and her bridal look just emphasized that–her beautiful gown from Everthine was just so perfectly Molly. Her dahlia, rose and hydrangea bouquet by Gira! was a beautiful celebration of September, and a brilliant pairing with the coral bridesmaid dresses from J. Crew.
Stonington Vineyard has long been a favorite site for events and wine-loving visitors, but now with their stunning new terraces, landscaping and tasting room, it is a truly ideal location for a classic, New England, tented lawn wedding.
Justice of the Peace Marie Tyler Wiley officiated a heartfelt, personal ceremony, keeping Eric and Molly at the center of it , while inviting their guests to participate in her usual warm fashion.
I think the photo on the left says it all about how calming Marie is with her couples! And..Molly and her beaming dad! Overcome with happiness and emotion, Molly and Eric took a moment to let it all sink in after the ceremony. I love their colors against the lush green vines of Stonington Vineyard.I think I could have just posted this single photo. It says it all about how happy they are to be MARRIED at last! And as they walked back up the vines, a soft rain began to fall–perfect timing!Molly and Eric’s first dance as their wedding party looks on.Toasts brought laughs and tears to both of them. The smart, crisp design, from the pretty cake to the fresh navy and white tablescape is all from the talented creatives at A Thyme to Cook in North Stonington, CT.
After parent dances and a delicious dinner, the dancing began in earnest with the amazing Atlantic Avenue Band out of Misquamicut, RI.
Along with the cake, wedding goers were treated to a late-night snack of milk and Dunkin Donuts munchkins, since Molly is a marketing executive for Dunkin Donuts!
Happy love, Molly and Eric! It was a pleasure and a delight to work with you, from the very first minute of your engagement!
And a huge thanks to my photography partner for the evening, Jen Osojnicki who shared her talents and sense of humor with us all for the day.
Photography: Anna Sawin and Jen Osojnicki for Anna Sawin Photography
Wedding Coordinator/Tent Lighting Designer/Caterer/Cake Designer: Brian Mullen, A Thyme To Cook
Justice of the Peace: Marie Tyler Wiley
Floral Designer: Gira Events and Florals — Susan Adams
Band: Atlantic Avenue Band (Misquamicut, RI)
Makeup/Hair Artist – New Leaf Studio — Bristol, RI
Dress Shop – Everthine Bridal — Madison, CT
Bridesmaids dresses — J. Crew
Accessory Shop – Kate Spade