Tatiana + Chris: Married at Harkness Park’s Eolia

With the crisp fall-like weather we’ve been having, Tatiana and Chris’s July wedding feels like it was a different season–it was the summery-est of blue sky summer days, perfect for a wedding by the seaside.Harkness_Eolia_Wedding_AnnaSawinPhotography_0013 Their day was filled with beautiful details and traditions with meaning, and I was so excited to capture it all. Tatiana’s Ukranian heritage was marked with age-old traditions and symbols, while Tatiana and Chris celebrated their love for Connecticut with a wedding peppered with local flavor and all things Connecticut. And one of my favorite themes of their wedding was their use of Ball’s Perfect Mason Jars–because Chris’ last name is Mason, and, well, she had found her perfect Mason!                                 Harkness_Eolia_Wedding_AnnaSawinPhotography_0001

Gown custom made for her by Kathryn Conover Couture.  Harkness_Eolia_Wedding_AnnaSawinPhotography_0003 Harkness_Eolia_Wedding_AnnaSawinPhotography_0004 Harkness_Eolia_Wedding_AnnaSawinPhotography_0005

His card and special wedding gift brought her to tears–a stunning and sentimental piece by Tatiana’s favorite paper cutting artist.



First glimpse of the breathtaking bride!Harkness_Eolia_Wedding_AnnaSawinPhotography_0007 Harkness_Eolia_Wedding_AnnaSawinPhotography_0008

Meanwhile, the men got ready on Mason’s Island in Mystic. Thanks to my super associate, Carrie Hill of Carrie Hill Photography for these captures of the fellas and many more terrific captures!Harkness_Eolia_Wedding_AnnaSawinPhotography_0009 Harkness_Eolia_Wedding_AnnaSawinPhotography_0010

Stunning florals everywhere.Harkness_Eolia_Wedding_AnnaSawinPhotography_0011

Peeking at her groom before the first look.Harkness_Eolia_Wedding_AnnaSawinPhotography_0012

First look, in the gorgeous greenery of Harkness Park!Harkness_Eolia_Wedding_AnnaSawinPhotography_0013 Harkness_Eolia_Wedding_AnnaSawinPhotography_0014

Blue skies and flying kites on their wedding day.Harkness_Eolia_Wedding_AnnaSawinPhotography_0016 Harkness_Eolia_Wedding_AnnaSawinPhotography_0017

Bridal florals by Hana Floral Design; other florals by the bride’s familyHarkness_Eolia_Wedding_AnnaSawinPhotography_0018

Some of the many, many handmade and hand-embroidered Ukranian textiles made just for Tatiana and Chris.Harkness_Eolia_Wedding_AnnaSawinPhotography_0019 Harkness_Eolia_Wedding_AnnaSawinPhotography_0020 Harkness_Eolia_Wedding_AnnaSawinPhotography_0021 Harkness_Eolia_Wedding_AnnaSawinPhotography_0022 Harkness_Eolia_Wedding_AnnaSawinPhotography_0023 Harkness_Eolia_Wedding_AnnaSawinPhotography_0024

All part of the amazing paper suite created by Tatiana and a friend, that I’ll be featuring in a future post, it deserves its own!Harkness_Eolia_Wedding_AnnaSawinPhotography_0025 Harkness_Eolia_Wedding_AnnaSawinPhotography_0026 Harkness_Eolia_Wedding_AnnaSawinPhotography_0027 Harkness_Eolia_Wedding_AnnaSawinPhotography_0033 Harkness_Eolia_Wedding_AnnaSawinPhotography_0035

Corn hole!


Dessert is served!Harkness_Eolia_Wedding_AnnaSawinPhotography_0037 Harkness_Eolia_Wedding_AnnaSawinPhotography_0038


Happy love, Tatiana and Chris! xo, Anna

The Team:

Venue: Eolia Mansion at Harkness Memorial State Park

Photography: Anna Sawin and Carrie Hill for Anna Sawin Photography

Catering: A Thyme to Cook (Coordinated by Juli)

Band: The Nicole Zuratis Band, NYC

Bridal Florals: Hana Floral Design.

Reception flowers: The bride’s sister and aunt

Gown: Custom made by Kathryn Conover Couture

Bridesmaids dresses: Amsale from White Gown in Brooklyn

Groom’s tuxedo and shoes: Burberry from Bloomingdales; Ferragamo from Saks

Wedding rings: Custom from David Levy of Diamond Matchmaker in NYC

Hair: Brit Christensen from HairSanity in RI

Invitation/paper suite : collaboration between the bride and a friend

Cakes: All made by women/grandmothers/etc attending the wedding



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.

Leave a Comment


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.