Harkness Memorial Park Ceremony and Backyard Connecticut Wedding

Adi and Matt got married at one of the classic Connecticut parks: the stunning Harkness State Park, overlooking the water and steps away from the Eolia Mansion. State Parks like Harkness, or closer to New Haven, Lighthouse Point, are amazing hidden gems that are particularly great if you’re on a budget and are able to book in advance. Adi grew up just down the road from Harkness, so she knew that it would be the perfect place for a small, family-oriented wedding. The couple was visited by a few of the awesome residents of Harkness: frogs and rabbits made their appearances at the couple’s nuptials.
I absolutely adore intimate weddings that are focused around the couple getting married, without all the frills. But one part of wedding finery that I love is the veil, and Adi had an epic veil. There is just so much a photographer can do creatively with the translucent fabric, and you’ll see below, I had plenty of fun with Adi’s. She was pure vintage elegance in her lace dress and veil, as were the attendants on both sides. But the couple wasn’t overly vintage: Matt and Adi read their personalized vows from their iPhones!
After the gorgeous light had faded from the beach, Matt and Adi shared some dancing and Indian food under the stars with their friends and families. And perhaps a few crumbs with the rabbits as well.

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