As a Wedding Officiant in Connecticut, I am always thrilled when a couple sees the beauty in every season, especially winter. While it is not without challenge, venues offer fantastic prices, vendors usually offer discounts or apply last years pricing to winter weddings, no one will over heat in a suit, makeup will never run or smudge in the heat, and the early sunset makes candle light and holiday lighting a viable and romantic option. Lisa and Shane took advantage of all of that to get married at The River House at Goodspeed Station, in Haddam. They chose to get married in January, on the anniversary of the day they began their relationship. Lisa and Shane were involved in every aspect of the wedding, which incorporated their shared love of boating and the water. Their ceremony told their love story, and culminated in a ceremony of the hands, and a hand fasting using 12 feet of nautical rope.
Lisa’s kind and honest review of their ceremony can be found on Wedding Wire where she posted:
“Elisa provided us with a personal and thoughtful ceremony. She got to know us personally and took what she learned about our journey together and created a beautiful ceremony that our guests are still talking about. We did not want our guests to sit though yet another cookie cutter ceremony. The personalization and thought given by Elisa was immense. She is creative and puts that art into each individual ceremony she writes. We couldn’t have asked for a better experience.”
Dear Elisa- Thank you for helping us experience a wedding ceremony that transcended all our idea's of what a wedding is "supposed to be". Thank you for inspiring us to speak our truths and to be willing to truly share our love in front of those that mean the most to us. Everyone is still talking about the magic of our wedding.