We have been looking forward to Alicia and Mathew’s Crystal Lake Pavilion wedding in CT for months. This New England camp-style wedding venue is just our style, and Alicia’s wedding excitement was contagious! These two tied the knot under a canopy of pine trees in early November. While the sun set behind them, they read their own vows to each other as we documented the happy tears that followed.
Here are some of our favorite documentary photos from this rustic and woodsy wedding in Middletown, CT…
Alicia first reached out to us over a year ago to see if we were available to document her wedding. When she mentioned that she loved ethereal photos that were full of natural light, we instantly knew we would be a great fit! Alicia and Mathew had also chosen a venue that we have wanted to see in person for a while–the Pavilion on Crystal Lake in CT. This rustic venue has a beautiful outdoor ceremony space and a campy style reception pavilion that just feels quintessentially New England!
We loved that Mathew played such a huge role in the DIY details of the day. He made the painted tree guestbook, built the seating chart set-up and table numbers, and made all of the outdoor signs. Alicia loved to smile and scrunch up her face and say, “He just so crafty!”. It’s refreshing to see a groom take on a design role in the details. Mat really gave the wedding a woodsy and handmade feel!
Huge thanks to Jack with the CT Weddings Group for his incredible attention to detail and coordinating the day so seamlessly. From start to finish, this wedding just felt so effortlessly joyous! Congratulations to Alicia and Mat. We hope you both enjoy the photos as much as we enjoyed documenting your day!
Vendors who contributed to this Crystal Lake Pavilion Wedding in CT:
Venue – Pavilion on Crystal Lake
Wedding coordinator – Jack with CT Wedding Group
Florist – It’s So Ranunculus
Catering – Pavilion on Crystal Lake
Wedding dress – Augusta Jones
Bride’s shoes – Badgley Mischka
Bridesmaids dresses – Mariella Creations
Hair and Make-up – Larissa Lake
Groom & Groomsmen suits – Oscar’s Tux
Rings – Lux Bond and Green
Invites – Wedding Paper Divas
Seating chart, guestbook, table numbers & outdoor signs – DIY by Mathew Lee