Audry & Dave // Latitude 41 Mystic Wedding

Audry & Dave // Latitude 41 Mystic Wedding

Latitude 41 Mystic Wedding, Jeff Lundstrom Photography

Audry and Dave were married on a warm summer evening, with a ceremony at Greenmanville Church in Mystic, CT, and a reception at Latitude 41.

The weather that day was certainly an adventure! It ended up raining during our bridal portraits, so we had to make do with pictures inside the church. Luckily, though, the rain stopped during the reception, and we were able to get some beautiful shots on the waterfront lawn of Latitude 41.

The church itself was absolutely stunning. Greenmanville Church dates back to the 1850s and was the center of the Mystic community when it was built. To stand at the same altar of generations past was an incredibly respectful gesture that pays homage to the past while marking the beginning of a new future.

Dave’s best man’s toast was the most heartfelt best man speech I have honestly ever heard. There wasn’t a dry eye in the room. Dave and his best man shared a hug, and you could tell they were the closest of friends. It’s not often you see a best man tear up, let alone the groom and the entire room—that’s what a wedding is all about!

Thanks, Audry and Dave. It was an honor to photograph your wedding. Congratulations to you both!

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Bride’s Best Friend // CT Wedding Photographer

Bride’s Best Friend // CT Wedding Photographer

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We love our pets, especially “man’s best friend,” right? Well, lately, I’ve been witness to a new trend where “man’s best friend” has become “a bride’s best friend.” I’ve seen so many dog-loving couples “let go of the leash,” so to speak, and make their dogs honorary members of their bridal parties.

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And this makes so much sense to me! We love our pets like they are family, so why wouldn’t they play an integral role in our nuptials? These wedding day dogs not only get an invite but a place of honor during one of the most important days of our lives.

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I’ve seen it all when it comes to wedding dogs. I’ve seen them in bride and groom portraits, as cocktail hour companions, as getting-ready helpers. I’ve seen them as cake-cutters, cake-eaters, crowd-schmoozers, aisle-escorters, leftover-scroungers, and even just lazy nap-takers.

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I believe there is no better way to put your signature on your wedding than by including your canine in on your big day. So, here’s to all my canine couples and to future pooch lovers who aren’t afraid to “let the dogs out.

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Interested in learning more about incorporating your pup into your wedding images? Feel free to contact me at any time!