Heather + Phil’s Wedding!: The Society Room of Hartford – Hartford, CT

Phil and I went to high school together (Oh hey Bay Path Class of 2004! WOOOHOOO!!!!) So when he contacted me to photograph his wedding I was super stoked that we were able to reconnect! I got to meet his awesome fiance, Heather, who he had met while they were both out at the same nightclub. A few months ago we went back to where they met and used it as a part of their engagement session! (Check out those photos here)

Now it was time for their wedding! They got married at South United Methodist Church in Manchester, CT – the had their reception at The Society Room of Hartford.


The kids needed a little encouragement and help to make it down the aisle 😉

After a couple readings, Phil’s cousin Ariana took to the mic and sang ‘Marry Me’ for Phil and Heather. The night before, I had attended the rehearsal and she sang then with no piano, and did amazing – so now, with the piano, it was even greater to hear.

The last time I had photographed at The Society Room a couple years ago, it had been a brunch wedding so the place was full of natural lighting. This time it was really neat to see, and to photograph, the place at night with all the special uplighting! Completely different feel!

Above is all of the grand-daughters taking Phil’s grandfather and grandmother out onto the dance floor!

Below – a sword cake cutting!!! I think this is the 3rd time in my 7 or so years of photographing that a sword has been involved for the cake cutting!

The Society Room used to be a bank way back in the early 1900’s…so they’ve still got the vault there. We took a few shots in it, then Phil and Heather requested that they make some commentary for one another (separately) on video. Throughout the night different family members went into the vault to record some words for the two.


Special thanks to Johnny Arguedas for coming to second shoot for part of the day!



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