Created by Alyson Bowman | The Connecticut Bride

Hosted by Bill Buckbee | Harrybrooke Park & Harden House Museum

Photographed by Nicole Bourgeois-Believe | Picture This

Harrybrooke Park, my childhood memory. A tucked-away place where I could run free, laugh and play as a child. Some say it is a hidden gem. A beautiful place to have your dream wedding.

While the raindrops were coming down in bucketfuls the morning of our photo shoot, it was Bill Buckbee, Harrybrooke Park’s executive director and a Justice of the Peace, who told us, “The drops of rain are teardrops from our loved ones above who cannot be with us, but are smiling down with joy on your day of love.” 

The Harden House Museum, located on the park’s grounds and backed up against the Still River waterfall, offers gorgeous photo opportunities for the bride and groom as they pamper themselves for their magical day. There are plenty of chances for couples to immerse themselves in the park’s beauty.

We were lucky enough to embrace the setting between raindrops. Perhaps its magic will entrance you as well.


Harrybrooke Park & Harden House Museum, New Milford. harrybrookepark.org  Harrybrooke Park was a private weekend home left to the care of those who loved the estate. The grounds offer a serene backdrop complete with rolling waterfalls and a gated garden, which make for a picturesque outdoor backdrop of a natural wedding location.

Nicole Bourgeois-Believe, lead photographer at Picture This, Danbury. picturethisct.com  Premier wedding, studio and special event photographers.

Ruby Bridal Boutique, New Milford.  rubybridalboutique.com Intimate bridal boutique serving Litchfield and Fairfield county brides.  


Hartford Flavor: Peacock Alley

1.5 oz. Litchfield Distillery Blueberry Vodka

½ oz. Wild Moon Lavender

1 oz. honey water

(1 part honey: 3 parts water)

¼ oz. lemon juice

Garnishes: blueberries, lavender flowers

Harrybrooke Park & Harden House Museum, New Milford.


 

Bogeys, Danbury.  bogeystux.com  Specializing in tuxedo and suit rentals and sales for all occassions since 1982.

Occasions, Bethel. occasionsbridalshop.com  Designer gowns at affordable prices for the entire wedding party. Sizes 0-30 in stock.

b.hive salon, Washington. nancyruthbeauty.com  On-site hair-styling service including touch-ups.  

Nancy Ruth Beauty,New Milford.  nancyruthbeauty.com  Bridal hairstyling and makeup application.

Bella Jewelers, Kent. bellajewelersct.com  Designer, vintage and custom-made jewelry. 

John Casablancas Modeling & Acting Agency, Rocky Hill.  jcmodelsct.com  Premier talent agency. Models featured are Kasia Chaber, maid of honor, and Mehmet Ozyagci, best man.

DK Schulman Design, New Preston.  dkschulmandesign.com  Designer of wedding invitations, with full service coordinating all aspects of your special day, from addressing envelopes to table numbers, menus and favors.

Sweet Rewards, Brookfield.  kellysweetrewards.com  Custom wedding cakes, mini pies and finger desserts made from scratch.

DA Couture - Jewelry Bouquets and Accessories, Preston.  couturejewelrybouquets.com  One-of-a-kind bridal brooch bouquets, headpieces and other jewelry.

Goatboy Soaps, New Milford.  goatboy.us  Variety of unique favors tailored to style, color, fragrance, cost and theme.

Southern Yankee, Wilton. southernyankee.com  Peacock-embroidered vintage napkins and handmade accessories using vintage linens and other up-cycled fabrics.

Flowers by Nancy, Danbury. floraldesignsbynancy.com  Attention to detail and a personal touch on your wedding day.

Bonni Manning Catering, Sherman. bonnimanningcatering.com Providing salads and table settings.

Badass Beard Care. badassbeardcare.com  Organic and all-natural beard care and grooming products for men.


Local flavors

Hartford Flavor Co., Hartford. hartfordflavor.com

Litchfield Distillery, Litchfield. litchfielddistillery.com

Housatonic River Brewing, New Milford. housatonicriverbrewing.com   


Models

Justice of the Peace: Bill Buckbee 

Bride: Natalie Capriglione

Groom: Corey Christensen