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Wadsworth Mansion Wedding Video | Middletown, CT | New England Creative

Wadsworth Mansion Wedding Video | Middletown, CT | New England Creative

Wadsworth Mansion Wedding Video | Middletown, CT | New England Creative

Wadsworth Mansion Wedding Video

Kelly & Timmy started off our 2019 season the right way, with a hell of a good time. Surrounded by their closest friends and family, they made the Wadsworth Mansion in Middletown, CT their home for a few short hours. Considering this was our first time capturing a Wadsworth Mansion wedding video, we were excited to check out the grounds, and capture all of the incredible moments with Kelly & Tim.

Upon arriving at the Wadsworth Mansion, and making our way up the dramatic driveway to the incredibly beautiful mansion with towering pillars, we knew were in for a great day. Kelly & Tim were so incredibly welcoming, calm and so excited to have everyone important in their lives in one place to celebrate. The vendor teams were equally as awesome to work with, including photo extraordinaire Melanie Ruth and her brother, who were super fun to joke and work alongside all day. It’s always a great day when we end up teaming up with a professional, cohesive, and communicative photography team and we couldn’t have had a better time with Melanie and team.

Per usual, the day was seamlessly styled and planned by Chelsea from Pearl Weddings. A good friend of ours, and always a joy to work alongside. From the rest of the vendor team, to the magical portrait session footage, and speeches you’ll see here in the video – we were truly honored to be a part of it all. We usually get reviews from the brides we work with, but when the grooms take the time out to write us a few words of their experience working with us, it’s really something special. Huge thanks to our groom Tim for typing up these incredible words:

“I highly recommend New England Creative! Not only was Matt so easy to work with, but he is SO talented! We received so many compliments on our wedding teaser and video. We also loved our documentary edit, where we literally were able to relive our day. I was so happy with our decision to work with Matt, and couldn’t be more pleased with our videography!!”

 

Photography: Melanie Ruth Photography | Venue: Wadsworth Mansion | DJ: Jock In The Box | Planning: Pearl Weddings | Catering: David Allen Catering | Floral Design: Flowers By Justine | Strings: Ariana Strings | Hair & Makeup: Allure Traveling Beauty

Thompson Island Wedding Video | Boston, MA | New England Creative

Thompson Island Wedding Video | Boston, MA | New England Creative

Thompson Island Wedding Video | Boston, MA | New England Creative

Thompson Island Wedding Video

When Kristin & Matt contacted us about shooting their unique wedding day on Thompson Island, our first question was, “where’s Thompson Island?” All our lives of living in New England, we’ve never even heard of it, nor did we know there were actually a cluster of islands off the coast of Boston. Upon doing some of our research, it was clear this place was special, and we couldn’t have been more excited to capture our first Thompson Island wedding video.

Our day on Thompson Island started off with a quick 45 minute ferry ride out of the Boston seaport district. We got to spend the ferry ride, doing our best Titanic poses off the front of the boat, and chatting with our new-found photo friends at Scarlet Roots. Our ferry ride reminded me of our weddings in 2018 to Martha’s Vineyard and Block Island, and the excitement couldn’t help but build as we made our way across the Boston harbor, and Thompson Island came into view.

Upon landing at Thompson Island, we were greeted by the incredible staff and hopped aboard a UTV which carted us up the hill to our prep location with Kristin & Matt. Thompson Island acts primarily as a summer camp getaway, and learning center for the youth of Massachusetts. Chock full of history, and home to one of the most unique and incredible shoreline views of downtown Boston, it was clear Kristin & Matt chose this location for the truly unique experience their guests would have; and boy did they ever.

We made so many incredible memories with these two, riding the UTV across the island to scout for some stellar portrait locations, the truly memorable speeches by their family & friends, Matt’s musical performances, and the insane energy on the dance floor that night provided by the talented Felix Brown Band. We left that night on the ferry, taking a quiet ride back into Boston as planes approaching Boston Logan roared overhead, and thinking to ourselves “This is one of those nights, we’ll never forget.” We can’t thank Kristin & Matt enough for being such kind, gracious individuals, and for having us along to capture all of the magic on Camp McBergie. We’re grateful.

 

Thompson Island Wedding Video

Thompson Island Wedding Video

 

Video: New England Creative | Photography: Scarlet Roots | Venue: Thompson Island | Coordinator: Mary Kate Knight | Floral Design: Coleens Flower Shop | Hair: Styles By Callie | Makeup: Makeup By Sarah Lord | Band: Felix Brown Band | Cake: Celebrated.co

Lace Factory Wedding Video | Courtney & John | Deep River, CT

Lace Factory Wedding Video | Courtney & John | Deep River, CT

Lace Factory Wedding Video | Courtney & John | Deep River, CT

Lace Factory Wedding Video

What do you get when you combine the industrial vintage vibes of The Lace Factory, the historical charm and awe of the Essex Steam Train, and some incredibly unique touches & details provided by Courtney and the team at Pearl Weddings & Events? An an incredibly personal, and spirit filled wedding day in Deep River, Connecticut. Our first opportunity to film a Lace Factory Wedding Video.

Our day with Courtney & John started in Essex, Connecticut at the Essex Steam Train yard. John and his groomsmen got ready at the train station built in 1892 with the awe-inspiring backdrop of the steam engines. The incredible steam engine took John and most of the wedding guests a few miles down river to The Lace Factory for the ceremony & reception. The Lace Factory, built in the late 1800’s was first a local shipbuilding yard, and then a location where ivory was delivered for local piano factories. Today it stands as an incredibly unique venue for weddings & events, complete with guest spaces, outdoor gardens and an amazing reception area with exposed white brick, gigantic windows and all the charm of an 1800’s era industrial building.

Courtney & John’s ceremony was one we won’t soon forget. With worship music played by some of their closest friends, an incredibly emotional reaction when John saw Courtney for the first time. They also included an intimate feet washing ceremony, and some truly memorable vows that had guests equally laughing and crying throughout. Couple all of these amazing moments with getting to hang out with the incredible vendor team noted below, and it had all of the makings for a truly memorable day. We were honored to be a part of it.

 

 

Videography: New England Creative | Photography:  Elizabeth Grant Photography |  Venue:  The Lace Factory | Planning: Pearl Weddings & Events | DJ: Powerstation Events | Catering: Cloud Nine Catering | Florals: Jakkelyn Iris  | Hair & Makeup: Gallery Salon | Cake: Marketplace Kitchen | Dress Boutique: Everthine Bridal | Dress: Anna Campbell Bridal | Transportation: Essex Steam Train

Four STUNNING Lion Rock Farm Wedding Videos | New England Creative

Four STUNNING Lion Rock Farm Wedding Videos | New England Creative

Four STUNNING Lion Rock Farm Wedding Videos | New England Creative

Lion Rock Farm Wedding Videos

Here at New England Creative, we’ve captured a lot of incredible wedding stories all around New England. With our roots based here in Connecticut, we’ve gotten to know some of the best (and worst..haha) wedding venues in the state. Without question, if you’re looking for a rustic/farm wedding that’s conveniently located closed to New York City and just a few hours outside of Boston, Lion Rock Farm is definitely a place you need to visit. It’s our favorite farm venue that we’ve found in Connecticut, so it only makes sense that we share all of our lion rock farm wedding videos.

Let’s chat specifics though. First, the location. Sharon, CT sits right on the border of NY and right at the edge of the catskill mountains. From the venue, and the most common ceremony area, you’re met with an incredible view of the Catskills set behind a stunning tree – a view that is really quite unique to CT. CT is generally pretty mountain-less, but not in Sharon. Sharon’s town center is quaint, adorable, and a beautiful sleepy area for your guests to stay. The main town area is lined with cute shops, eateries and all of the New England charm you could ask for. A neighboring town was actually modeled after the Gilmore Girls town of Stars Hollow, CT – the whole NW corner of the state is truly stunning.

The staff at LRF is top notch as well. Friendly, communicative (which is great as a vendor) and always working hard for the bride, groom and their guests. Let’s talk about the incredible catering provided for most of their weddings, care of Hunt & Harvest catering. They’re focused on all local ingredients, and put together some of the most delicious food spreads, harvest boards and service that I’ve seen. This is not a lie, they are my favorite catering company that I’ve worked with in our three years as a company – SO delicious.

For your portraits on the property, you’ve got a lot of variety. From the gorgeous red barn, to the picturesque sweeping fields, on-site gardens, log archways and a unique garden greehouse shed. So many options available within just a short walk from the main ceremony area. We could go on and on about this place, but we’ll leave you to check out four wedding films we’ve shot at Lion Rock farm over the last three years. Each with their own unique touches, styling and stories. If you’re interested in chatting with us to hear more about our wedding videography packages, fill out our inquiry form and give us a shout!

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