In July, I had the pleasure of photographing Stephanie and Brandon's wedding in Connecticut. The wedding ceremony and reception took place at the bride's relative's home (which also happens to be a STUNNING castle!). They got married on the front steps on the estate in one of the most heartfelt, soulful ceremonies I have ever witnessed- but not before the groom walked out carrying a huge sword while Led Zeppelin's Whole Lotta Love played. It was so fun! Stephanie and Brandon had many personal touches throughout their wedding and reception that created such an intimate setting. The speeches were incredible- and ranged from touching and emotional to downright hilarious. There was also a stunning fireworks display that really was amazing. They also had one of the most fun and detailed choreographed wedding dance. It started out as any regular first dance, but then after a few seconds, they jumped into party mode and really shook what their mamas gave them!