Wedding photos create memories that last a lifetime. Choosing the perfect location to commemorate your special day is one of the most important decisions that you will make when planning your wedding. Connecticut brides and grooms have a multitude of picturesque locales to choose from. The small state of Connecticut has everything from lush forests and turn-of-the century country estates to spectacular waterfront backdrops. Choose a theme for your photos that matches the look and feel of your ceremony and reception. From casual beachfront chic to historic town greens, Connecticut has everything that you need to make your special day unforgettable.
For a classic Connecticut look try the small village of Ivoryton, in the rural county of Essex, Connecticut. The Copper Beech Inn is a beautifully restored Victorian mansion in the heart of traditional Ivoryton. Couples can pose on the majestic winding staircase of this iconic home, or have their picture taken while strolling across the traditional town green past the Ivoryton playhouse, a meticulously renovated, and highly photogenic, structure dating back to 1910.
Located nearby is the Essex steam train. Hop aboard the historic steam train for a round trip ride through the picturesque Connecticut river valley, dinner included. The dinner train special features an ornate dining room reminiscent of a classic 1920s dining car. Both the station and the interior of the train provide a romantic and nostalgic backdrop for your special photos. If you take the train during fall foliage season, the colors will add eye-catching drama to your photographs.
Connecticut offers miles of scenic coastline suitable for wedding photographs. The Saybrook Inn and Spa in Old Saybrook Connecticut is known for hosting elegant and upscale wedding receptions. Located on Long Island Sound, the inn has an abundance of oceanfront views that are perfect for creating magical and romantic images.
For a more casual beachfront feel, head up to Rocky Neck State Park and walk along the Pavilion Terrace at sunset. The rustic, cobblestone Pavilion was constructed on a bluff above the beach in the 1930s. The interior has several working fireplaces and wooden tables and benches for a quaint, old-world ambience.
Capture the essence of the Connecticut countryside at Priam Vineyards in rural Colchester Connecticut. Located on the Connecticut wine trail, the vineyard has lush fields and vines and a tasting room with a homespun wooden bar and stone patio. Charming and pastoral, the vineyard is the perfect background for peaceful and enchanting wedding images.
The Stonecroft Country Inn in historic Leyard Connecticut has over 6 acres of gently rolling fields and gardens to serve as a setting for wedding photos with a bucolic air. Antique stone walls and country lanes crisscross the property creating a multitude of secluded spots for a romantic photo-op.
Connecticut is a state for all seasons with wedding photography settings and backdrops to suit every style and taste.