Created by Alyson Bowman

Directed by Lisa DiBenedetto

Photographed by Simply K Studios

Simpson & Vail tea - Charles Dickens

Participating vendors

Simply K Studios Photography, Manchester. simplykstudios.com Authentic, timeless and modern wedding photography, serving Connecticut and worldwide destinations.

Saint Clements Castle Historic estate wedding and banquet venue, Portland. saintclementscastle.com The perfect location for your dream wedding situated on over 90 acres in the Connecticut River Valley overlooking one mile of the scenic Connecticut River.

Weddings by Bridget Wedding officiant, Oakdale. weddingsbybridget.com Creating custom ceremonies to share your love story. Available for weddings, vow renewals and elopements.

Bliss Bridal Bridal fashion & accessories, Cheshire. blissbridalct.com Making your gown-shopping experience special by creating a one-on-one experience in a fun and comfortable setting.

Krissy Dhibi Designs Custom couture bridal veils and fascinators, New Britain. krissydhibi.com Bridal head accessories made by hand in the U.S. for the bride who wants to stand out.

Zahner’s Fine ApparelMen’s formalwear, wedding suits & custom clothing, Vernon. zahnersclothiers.com A true experience for the gentleman. Family owned and operated for 67 years. 

KiSSandMaKeUp Hair and makeup artists, Manchester. kissandmakeupct.com Award-winning, on-location hair and makeup for weddings and special events. In-studio beauty services: microblading, lash extensions, facials.

Becker’s Diamonds & Fine Jewelry West Hartford. beckers.com Family-owned and -operated fine jeweler serving Connecticut and beyond for 40 years, specializing in diamonds and bridal jewelry.

Zest Fresh Pastry Artisan bakery, Stonington. zestfreshpastry.com Proudly creating the highest-quality custom cakes, desserts and favors using as many local and seasonal ingredients as possible.

Terri Krisavage Wedding & EventsWedding & event florist, Rocky Hill. terrikrisavage.com Beautiful flowers artfully arranged by expert designers.

Hunter Limousines LTD Wedding transportation, Meriden. hunterlimo.com Skilled and personable staff of chauffeurs and fleet of luxury automobiles.

John Casablancas Modeling & Acting Agency Rocky Hill. jcmodelsct.com Modeling agency, established in 1987, has developed ongoing relationships with more than 400 Connecticut clients for print, promotion, runway, and television work. Featured models: Christian Reese Birkenberger, Zack Nagle, Haleigh Klein and Jade Soto.

The Persnickety Bride Exquisite custom gowns, stationery and accessories, Newtown. thepersnicketybride.com An elegant source for bridal gowns, accessories, custom invitations and associated papers as well as a large assortment of customized gifts.

Connecticut Rental Centers Quality rentals for weddings since 1969, Middletown. ctrentalcenter.com From tents to flatware, everything needed to make weddings “The Talk of the Town.”

Divina Strings Presented by Divina Artisti, serving New England and beyond. divinastrings.com Divina Strings’ exclusive string quartet with vocalist and Divina Artisti official mascot Mushu the Frenchie.

Life: iconic Studio Heidi Coutu, portrait painter, New Haven. lifeiconicstudio.com Providing couples with one of the oldest and most unique ways to commemorate their wedding: a hand-painted portrait done from a photo of their most special day.

The Gracious Gourmet Specialty condiments for entertaining, Bridgewater. thegraciousgourmet.com Award-winning artisanal producer of condiments, chutneys, pestos, tapenades and fruit spreads using carefully selected, all-natural ingredients.

Southern Yankee Hand-made wedding accessories, Wilton. southernyankee.com Personalized wedding handkerchiefs and monogramming service using vintage linens.

Whitlock’s Book Barn Used and rare book sales since 1948, Bethany. whitlocksbookbarn.com For decades, buyers and sellers of used books, old maps and ephemera have come to Whitlock’s looking for intellectual adventure.

Words with Boards Custom wooden boards. wordswithboards.com Personalized cutting and serving boards with names, hashtags, dates, etc. Mini monogram boards make great bridesmaids/groomsmen gifts.

OPI the Lisbon Collection. opi.com Long wear polish featuring Suzi Chases Portu-geese on the bridesmaid.