On the boardwalk of Ocean Beach, CT, this past Saturday, stood all of the close friends + family of Felicia + Kenny, in support of this amazing couple, as they declared their lifelong commitment to one another. There was no doubt that everyone agreed how sweet they are together. I’m still in awe of the fact they discovered they even knew one another when they were young children! There was much anticipation as we all knew the forecast had predicted a thunderstorm, but we had faith that the day would turn out beautiful + the rain would subside for the time we needed.
Well sure enough, the beautiful clouds started to roll in right after the ceremony ended, which caused us to take rapid speed bridal party portraits. Before we knew it, we were running underneath a roofed area for coverage! But we didn’t let a little rain stop us from still capturing more of their love. As my clear, umbrella came in handy and allowed us to take even more pictures of just the two of them.
I think the best part of it all was how light-hearted they were about the whole thing. There was continuous laughs, jokes, + smiles, which made everyone else do the same. I still can’t get over how sweet Kenny was towards her + making sure everything was done + set up for her just the way she wanted. He is well aware of how blessed he is to have such a beautiful bride, friend, and now wife.
They are one another’s best friend, who will continue to share their love for one another, their dog, pizza, + donuts, forever and always. 😘
Her ring is my absolute FAVORITE! So stunning.
I had to bring them their specialty donuts from the infamous PVD donuts that they were dying to try! Ahh Felicia, you are so beautiful! GORGEOUS!!
How’d I get so blessed to shoot such a beautiful bride?! Felicia and her Matron of Honor, Ashley, have been friends since middle school! Simply beautiful. Florals by LeFrancois. All of their guests eagerly waiting for the ceremony to begin!
Kenny looking super dapper in his gray suit! The look when you see your bride coming! So sweet.
I just love baby’s breath. So sweet! The moment we all wait for. ✨ Then we quickly went off to capture their love before the storm rolled in!! Come on you two. So precious!!
Absolutely gorgeous!!! Felicia, you are unbelievably beautiful.
Yes ladies!!! So beautiful! Amazing hair + makeup done by Details Studio.
The Groomsmen looking super fresh. The whole crew. And those storm clouds! We all took cover + took a break as the rain came pouring down! But capturing them in the rain with just my clear umbrella was the sweetest…
Felicia + Kenny, you both are just too cute!! Then the rain slowed down a bit to allow us to capture a few more on the back deck, overlooking the water.
Then the rain slowed down a bit to allow us to capture a few more on the back deck, overlooking the water. So sweet. We made sure to grab their parents to have the beautiful skies in the background. Then it became time for the reception to begin! They were introduced and went right in to their first dance as Mr. + Mrs. Wildes! The first dance as Mr. + Mrs. They danced to the song ‘Say You Won’t Let Go’ by James Arthur.
When their first dance was over + their guests got settled, we snuck outside to the parking lot to capture the amazing skies the storm left behind!
Breathtaking! Then we went back inside to finish off the night with lots of dancing! The Father-Daughter dance gets me choked up… every. single. time. So precious.
Kenny dancing with his mama was the cutest + sweetest thing! Then EVERYONE joined them + what a lively group of people! So cute! Yassss!!!
They had all the married couples on the dance floor.
These three were over 30+ years! They were over 40+ and were the winners! Their advice was to marry your best friend 😭. I couldn’t agree more!! Everyone had a blast!
Those two cuties were having so much fun on the dance floor together + will be tying the knot next year! I can’t wait!!! I think it is safe to say that these two are each others B E S T F R I E N D. Felicia accepts + adores Kenny’s undying affection for Pizza! He has eaten a slice a day for over a full year!!!
Felicia + Kenny,
Thank you both soooo much for allowing me to capture your season of engagement + your beautiful wedding day! Everything was simply you guys + I absolutely loved that!!! I had so much fun running in the rain with y’all. 😂 It’s been so sweet getting to know you both + I wish you guys so many years of laughter, love, joy, + grit; grit to stay in the game when the going gets tough. Because yes, we all know that marriage isn’t always easy, but I know as long as you both remain best friends, with mutual respect + love for one another, there will only be many great years ahead! I’ll never forget the date 8.18.18 #wildforwildes. ❤️
Praying so many blessings over you both!! 😘