Time to Celebrate! by Zack Wussow

Melissa and Sean’s wedding began with prep at a friend’s home and the hotel where they’d be staying that night.


Their ceremony was held in the beautiful St. Blaise Parish in Waterbury.


After a stop to visit Melissa’s grandfather, everyone made their way to the Ethan Allen Hotel for the rest of the night. We started with couples photos, and Sean and Melissa made my job easy.


The reception kicked off with their first dance, which was beautifully choreographed!


They also hit the usual highlights - cake, speeches, parent dances.


But you don’t hire Chaos Productions - who brought a DJ, a drummer, and a designated hype man - because you want a quiet reception. They came to party!


It was an amazing, fun, and loud night! A total blast.

Congratulations, Melissa and Sean!

A Classic Second Shooting Gig by Zack Wussow

I photographed Aneil and Katarina as second photographer for Matt Noonan, a friend of a friend.


The ceremony was lovely, but for me most of the fun was the reception, held at the Ethan Allen Hotel (who knew there was such a thing?).


The decorations were amazing, and Aneil’s family’s traditional outfits were gorgeous!


And I can’t forget to mention the candy table… So much fun!


Congratulations Aneil and Katarina!

Classic Litchfield by Zack Wussow

On Friday I wrapped up editing on my last 2018 wedding. Saturday, I went to Litchfield to do my first one of 2019! Fiona and Brian’s wedding brought in the new year in fine style.


The day started with prep for the ladies at the Spa at Litchfield Hills and the Litchfield Inn (a wedding venue I’ve shot at before and a beautiful building). Their daughter was cracking us up the whole time.


Then it was off the St. Anthony of Padua for the ceremony. There was just time beforehand for a few photos of Brian. His suit jacket’s plaid is in honor of Fiona’s Irish family, a great touch!


The ceremony was great. Its my second wedding with Father Tucker, and he’s wonderful for weddings. Lots of great little moments, and he’s very photographer friendly, which I of course appreciate!


Then it was just a quick run through the rain (hey- it could have been snow!) to the Sanctum Club next door, a wonderful old building. Perfect atmosphere for Litchfield!


Speeches and cake cutting were the only major events at Fiona and Brian’s laid-back reception, but the afternoon was full of great food and conversation. A lot of Fiona’s family was in town from all over the world, and you could tell everyone was so excited to be together.


A wonderful start to the new year!

All In The Family by Zack Wussow

Jennifer and Gary came to me through her cousin, Faith. I was really looking forward to their wedding because they had a lot of unique touches that I knew would be really fun.

The day began with prep photos, a process made much more fun with the inclusion of two adorable flower girls.


Next, we met up at the church in East Lyme for a first look. The actual moment was just for the couple, but my favorite photos came in the recreation for an audience.


We also did some great posed photos that involved just the smallest bit of trespassing. Don’t tell!

Pictured: My second shooter Jeff Hamm encouraging unlawful behavior.

Pictured: My second shooter Jeff Hamm encouraging unlawful behavior.

The ceremony in the church was lovely - it’s a beautiful, centuries old building.


Then it was time to head over to Great Neck Country Club for the reception. It’s a lovely smaller venue and the staff were great. Things got started with introductions and the first dance.


Speeches and a blessing followed.


After dinner, in lieu of traditional parent dances, Jen and Gary danced with their children. Gary and Morgan’s dance was touching, and Jen and Noah’s choreographed dance was hilarious. (Hopefully it will be on Youtube soon and I can share it.)


The flower girls got in on the action too, performing to Shake It Off.


After a bit of dancing, it was time to cut the cake. Gary was mostly a gentleman.


The rest of the night was for dancing, cigars, and silliness.


Plus we went out for some late night couple portraits, which produced some of the dumbest “behind the scenes” shots I’ve ever had.

I’m holding a little flashlight so Jeff’s camera can focus…

I’m holding a little flashlight so Jeff’s camera can focus…

All in all an amazingly fun night. Congratulations, Jennifer and Gary!

Throwback: The Reverend Gets Hitched by Zack Wussow

Reverend Jon and Greg's wedding was so much fun. I've photographed many church weddings, but few have been quite so overflowing with love from the church community as this one, where everyone turned out to celebrate their reverend.


The ceremony was great -  a friend of theirs performed the service.


The reception was fun and friendly, and I loved some of the details, like their beautiful cake.


Congratulations, Jon and Greg!

Coming to God by Zack Wussow

I was so excited when one of my wife's coworkers, Emily, asked me to photograph her and Josh's wedding.


The whole day was held at Emily and Josh's church. I started with some getting ready shots. A detail I loved - Emily's dove hair clips, her "something borrowed". 


It was apparent what a huge role their church has played in their lives, and it was great to see them surrounded by such a loving community on their big day. Plus, the stunning building made for a wonderful backdrop!


After the ceremony, they had a fun reception in an adjoining hall, with their first dance, touching speeches, and delicious food.


Congratulations, Emily and Josh!

A Storybook Wedding by Zack Wussow

Heather and Bryan had a great theme for their wedding, inspired by the library setting for the reception. It ran straight through from their save-the-dates to the table decorations at the reception.


The day started with prep at Heather's house where she and the girls got hair and makeup done by some of the ladies from Allure Traveling Beauty


(The star of the show, though, was their cat, Cooper.)


The ceremony was held at St. Mary's Church in Newington, a beautiful church and meaningful to the couple.


We stopped at the nearby Newington Library for posed photos.


We also took more when we got to the reception venue, The Library in Wallingford. It's a really cool venue in a converted old library, and very photogenic!


I was a little worried there wouldn't be much dancing - small venue, almost no dance floor, a kind of sedate crowd. But I was wrong - after dinner, they shoved back a couple tables and people really went to town!


Congratulations, Heather and Bryan!

A Beautiful View by Zack Wussow

I met Emily and her girls, including her simply adorable flower girl, for hair and make-up.


From there we moved to St. Francis Xavier Church, where the guys obliged for some photos before the wonderful ceremony.


The ceremony included a funny moment, when Joe went in for the kiss a little early, but Emily was not having it!


Till a moment later, when they shared a beautiful kiss.


The reception was held at La Bella Vista, and began with posed photos - pretty easy with such a good looking couple!


The night was full of dancing, food, and even some impromptu karaoke!


Congratulations, Emily and Joe!