"Merlot on the Water" was the venue for Maria and Shawn's wedding, but also tells you a lot about the tone for the night - wine and music in a beautiful lakeside setting.
I met Maria, her mother, and maid of honor in the bridal suite for prep.
Then we headed to the nearby Connecticut Trolley Museum for a first look and some posed photos. It was an awesome place to take photos and I definitely want to go back just to check out the exhibits.
We returned to Merlot for an outdoor ceremony overlooking the lake. We couldn't have asked for a more beautiful day.
After cocktails, Maria and Shawn were introduced with a wonderful choreographed first dance.
The rest of the night was full of good music, food, and dancing, with an elegant twist - many of Maria's family are ballroom dancers.
Congratulations, Maria and Shawn!