Ashley’s Bridal Shower | Pond House Cafe

By: Colleen Lennehan


Check out a few of my favorite shots from Ashley’s garden themed bridal shower! The Pond House Cafe was the perfect venue to celebrate Ashley and her fiancé’s love!

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Blooming Bridal Brunch

By: Colleen Lennehan

Sunlight poured through the floor to ceiling windows at the Pond House Cafe Saturday morning, while friends and family came to celebrate a beautiful bride.

Julie’s sweet garden themed bridal brunch had all the necessities for a fabulous shower: delicious food, bottomless mimosas, blooming centerpieces, and a grand entrance from the groom!

Her friends and family transformed the room into a garden oasis using wooden crates, terra-cotta pots, bright blooms, and Anthropologie mugs to decorate the space.

After the fun and games guests received wildflower seed packets made by Plain Jane and chocolate flowers designed by Meredith Meade, with the lovely reminder to “let love grow”!

I hope you enjoy scrolling through the photos, I certainly was glad to capture Julie’s day!

Venue- Pond House Cafe

Photography- Colleen Anne Lennehan Photography

Party Favors- Meredith Meade and Plain Jane

Sweethearts Table

By: Colleen Lennehan


Valentines Day is wrapped in pink sweets and romantic treats, and what could be better than a sugary sweetheart table for two!

This shoot was styled with love, and lovebirds, in mind!

Whole Foods Market had the best selection for themed desserts; heart shaped cookies dipped in white, pink and red icing paired perfectly with a sweet raspberry cheesecake.

Bunches of heather and anemones were used to bring a little life to the table, and Pottery Barn decor was mixed with some antiques to fill the space.

My mom designed a wild bouquet full of anemones, heather, and eucalyptus, perfect for a Valentines bride!

Enjoy our sweet shoot, and your Valentines Day full of love and loved ones!

Contact me to book a sweet styled shoot for you and your love!

Tis the Season!

Between rows of wild evergreens this wintery shoot unraveled and highlighted the natural beauty of the season.

Dressed in muted holiday colors, my sister Caitlyn modeled for me with berries in her hair and chattering teeth (though you would never know how frozen she was!). My mom Lisa created a beautiful bouquet from clipping overgrown greens and winterberry.

My uncles property in Higganum was the backdrop for this cozy winter shoot!

Enjoy!

 

If you’re interested in a winter styled shoot please feel free to contact me, we would love to design you something sweet!

Photography – Colleen Lennehan Photography

Floral Design- Lisa Lennehan

Model- Caitlyn Lennehan

 

Cozy Autumn Engagement

Between the golden hour sunbursts and the sweetness of an apple orchard, this engagement shoot is one of my favorites by far!

Marissa and Bobby smiled and danced the evening away, making these photos completely natural and full of love.

We wandered around Roger’s Orchard and a local reservoir, finding plenty of fall backdrops. My mom Lisa and I designed a cozy picnic for the pair, complete with apple cider filled antique goblets, earthy pumpkins, gold accents, and plush pillows. She also included a fall foraged arrangement full of hydrangea and wild greens.

I had such an effortless time shooting the soon-to-be Mr. and Mrs. Sirois and her antique engagement ring. I hope you enjoy seeing their genuine love!

Cheers!

Photography- Colleen Anne Lennehan Photography

Design and Florals- Lisa Lennehan

Graduation Celebration

A party needs three things: garden flowers, cucumber mojitos, and a balmy sun, luckily for my sister Meghan and I we had all of that and then some.


Growing up with eight siblings teaches you a lot about sharing, you share clothes, bedrooms, Instagram caption ideas, and on some rare years you even share your graduation celebration.

Meghan recently finished up her senior year and became a graduate of Berlin High School, and I (not so recently) graduated from Central Connecticut State University this past December. Used to sharing, we decided the only way to celebrate both our accomplishments was to throw a combined grad party.

Per usual our mom took over the décor department and styled the party with a vintage, garden, and earthy look in mind. She used antique planters, vintage benches and chests, and dozens of blooming flowers to create our beautiful party.

She made two focal points, one a fabulous spin off the typical “grad table”, and the other a vintage seating area and backdrop.

The enhanced grad table was a bit more than just a collage and “GRAD” banner, our mom used strands of lights and tassels, bouquets, frames, and an antique iron holder to create a sweet table fit for two!

Her earthy seating area was made up of two teal iron chairs, a little loveseat bench, an antique chest, and a gold balloon banner. She used garden plants and flowers to give life to the space, and created a cozy hangout by hanging more strands of lights. A weathered door and window pane rested behind the set-up to add closure to our little corner of the tent.

Another (unplanned, but sweet) addition to the party was our cousins 1966 turquoise pick-up truck which posed for a fabulous prop as well! It completely went with our antique garden soiree!

We love and appreciate when small details are focused on and our mom never disappoints when it comes to party prep and event styling!

The Sun and the Sea


By: Colleen Lennehan

Beach roses, a setting sun, and a sandy seating area make up the perfect breezy picnic spot!

We wanted to enhance a typical picnic scene with seaside elements and organic décor!

Two weathered wooden pallets, rested on a striped beach blanket, created an earthy tabletop for this styled shoot.

Wild roses and beach flowers were mixed with garden grown peonies in multiple glass bottles and vases, while a piece of coral acted as a beachy candle holder.

By mixing antique silverware (from the Brimfield Antique Fair), crystal glasses, and crisp white plates, we dipped into an elegant and nautical look.

Meigs Point at Hammonasset Beach in Clinton, CT was the location for this golden hour shoot. I spotted this grassy nook that made for the perfect picnic location, with views of the sea and wildflower surroundings.

This shoot was styled and designed by my fabulous mom, Lisa Lennehan, and it may be my favorite so far. My sisters Alyssa, Shanna, and Caitlyn also helped create this shoot, as well as model for a few shots!

We loved using one of our giant conch shells to create this mermaid silhouette!

There’s nothing more that I love than the sea, the sun, and sandy shoots!

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Photographer- Colleen Lennehan

Style and Design- Lisa Lennehan

Model- Caitlyn Lennehan

Location- Meigs Point, Hammonasset Beach