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!

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

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

Seaside Sweethearts

The sand was damp from a passing shower, and the sun attempted to beam through dusty clouds, making the Niantic shoreline a stunning backdrop for this styled shoot.

My sister Meghan and her main squeeze Jason agreed to pose for a few earthy shots by the sea.

The bright, yet gloomy, after-the-storm sun lit up the beach, while the remaining grey clouds melted into the oceans horizon; a personal favorite scene of mine!

I’m glad that the rain on the ride down didn’t scare off my little coastline couple! I can’t wait for more shoreline shoots this summer!

 

Location- Niantic, Connecticut Shoreline

Photographer- Colleen Lennehan

Models- Meghan Lennehan & Jason Abate

 

A Wadsworth Wedding

Terri Krisavage, of Terri Krisavage Wedding and Events recently set up the sweetest display at the Wadsworth Mansion Wedding Show.

She highlighted the “all natural” trend many brides are incorporating into their big day by creating earthy bouquets, a lush mantle display, and completed the look with garden elements.

Succulents, hyacinth, tulips, eucalyptus, roses, and ranunculus were some of the main flowers Terri used for this organic style!

 

 

Venue: Wadsworth Mansion

Florist: Terri Krisavage

Photographer: Colleen Lennehan

Roses and Ruffles

Prior to the Big Game on the 50th Super Bowl Sunday, a smaller gathering took place at the Aria, located in Prospect, Connecticut.

The Aria hosted their 1st annual Wedding Showcase for new brides and grooms.

A couple dozen couples (paired with a couple dozen friends and family) who plan to marry within the next few years twirled through the venue envisioning their big day, champagne in hand of course.

I was lucky enough to tag along with wedding florist, Terri Krisavage, from TK & Brown’s Flowers, who was chosen as one of the events floral designers.

She covered one of the rooms in glitter and gold, and roses and ruffles. From the tables and chairs to the small gift boxes for guests, every detail was fabulously thought out.

Here are a few shots from the event!

Cheers!


Florist: Terri Krisavage

Venue: Aria, Prospect, CT

 

Fresh Greens and Winter Scenes

Snow in New England is like a petal to a flower: obvious, expected, and for the most part, enjoyed. Since a winter storm is brushing over Connecticut, my sister and I saw it as the perfect backdrop for a photo shoot. I forced her to smile while wearing an evergreen crown, topped with eucalyptus stems. She shivered and survived the cold long enough for me to get a few fabulous shots!

Cheers!