Get ready, this is going to be a long one! When I started choosing favorites for today’s blog post… my initial run through came to over 500 – ha ha! There are perfect days… and then there are really perfect days! Saturday definitely fits in the latter bucket. Danielle and Chris’s spring Connecticut Aria wedding could not have turned out better!
These two high school sweethearts tied the knot in their Yorktown Heights hometown where their love story began and ended dancing the night away! I’ve never photographed at Aria before but it might be my new favorite venue. The gorgeous grounds and the grand ballroom, all set atop a hillside in Prospect, Connecticut made me feel like we were on top of the world!
Danielle and Chris began planning their dream wedding day after Chris planned his proposal at the Mystic Aquarium Penguin Encounter. See Danielle loves penguins! Knowing this, Chris planned a surprise visit to the aquarium and somehow managed to get Danielle alone inside the Penguin area to get down on one knee to present her a ring… just like the penguins do with pebbles when they find the right mate. Ha ha! I love this sweet proposal story because it just goes to show you how perfect these two are for one another. Their love story began in high school when Danielle had a crush on an older boy at school… and they’re only getting stronger!
Chris and Danielle, I’m so happy for both of you guys and truly had an incredible time celebrating with you and all of your family and friends on Saturday!! Enjoy these highlights of your big day… I can’t wait to share the rest!!
Congratulations you guys!! I’m so thrilled for you both!!
If you enjoyed this wedding, don’t miss Laura & Charlie’s Westhampton Beach Country Club Wedding or Jena & Rich’s Westchester Country Club Wedding here!
The Creative Team:
Reception Venue: Aria | Ceremony Venue: St. Patrick’s Church in Yorktown Heights, NY | Wedding Gown: Pnina Tornai for Kleinfeld’s | Hair & Makeup: Ashley Lauren Beauty Lounge | Florist: Michael’s Florist | Band: Metropolitan Players | Invitation Designer: King’s Scribe | Cake: Luigi’s Italian Pastry | Bride’s Hairstylist: Dalia Spadaccini | Wedding Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Groomsmen Tuxedos: Calvin Klein | Bridesmaids Gowns: WToo for Bella Bridesmaids
Photographer: Jessica Haley