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. 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!
His card and special wedding gift brought her to tears–a stunning and sentimental piece by Tatiana’s favorite paper cutting artist.
Happy love, Tatiana and Chris! xo, Anna
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 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.