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a Union League Cafe wedding | Claudia + Derek

A New Haven Wedding | The Union League Cafe

Ahhh – there is just something very special about March weddings. Mr. Winter is on his way out here in New England, and for wedding photographers, we know the SUPER busy season is just around the bend! Add to that a small, intimate event of about 35 people PLUS the added bonus of an event at the Union League Cafe, and you have a beautiful beginning to the wedding season – take a look….

The ladies got ready at the Omni Hotel right in downtown New Haven

Union League Cafe wedding, New Haven Connecticut

Union League Cafe wedding, New Haven Connecticut

Union League Cafe wedding, New Haven Connecticut

Check out this vintage clutch Claudia was using this day!

Union League Cafe wedding, New Haven Connecticut

That face!

Union League Cafe wedding, New Haven Connecticut

Guess I was feeling a little dramatic here!

Union League Cafe wedding, New Haven Connecticut

Union League Cafe wedding, New Haven Connecticut

Union League Cafe wedding, New Haven Connecticut

Union League Cafe wedding, New Haven Connecticut

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I walked with Claudia over to the Union League where we met Derrick in the cute alley right next to it for the First Look

Union League Cafe wedding, New Haven Connecticut

Union League Cafe wedding, New Haven Connecticut

Union League Cafe wedding, New Haven Connecticut

Union League Cafe wedding, New Haven Connecticut

Union League Cafe wedding, New Haven Connecticut

The amazing work of Diane Gaudett Custom Floral Designs (of which you will see more of in a moment!…)

Union League Cafe wedding, New Haven Connecticut

We had some time to stroll over to Yale across the street for some casual formals

Union League Cafe wedding, New Haven Connecticut

Union League Cafe wedding, New Haven Connecticut

Union League Cafe wedding, New Haven Connecticut

I just really though thy the line of this dress was both amazing and incredibly flattering for Claudia!

Union League Cafe wedding, New Haven Connecticut

And Derrick looked pretty good too 🙂

Union League Cafe wedding, New Haven Connecticut

The bridal party and family arrive for more photos

Union League Cafe wedding, New Haven Connecticut

Union League Cafe wedding, New Haven Connecticut

Union League Cafe wedding, New Haven Connecticut

Union League Cafe wedding, New Haven Connecticut

Union League Cafe wedding, New Haven Connecticut

Union League Cafe wedding, New Haven Connecticut

Union League Cafe wedding, New Haven Connecticut

Union League Cafe wedding, New Haven Connecticut

Union League Cafe wedding, New Haven Connecticut

Our serious ‘Vanity Fair’ pose (hard to get this group to not smile though!

Union League Cafe wedding, New Haven Connecticut

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Union League Cafe wedding, New Haven Connecticut

Union League Cafe wedding, New Haven Connecticut

Union League Cafe wedding, New Haven Connecticut

Union League Cafe wedding, New Haven Connecticut

Union League Cafe wedding, New Haven Connecticut

Union League Cafe wedding, New Haven Connecticut

Union League Cafe wedding, New Haven Connecticut

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As promised, more of Diane’s stunning work. I’m not sure this room at The Union League has ever looked this incredible!

Union League Cafe wedding, New Haven Connecticut

Union League Cafe wedding, New Haven Connecticut

You can read some more details about Diane’s concept and thought process HERE

Union League Cafe wedding, New Haven Connecticut

Union League Cafe wedding, New Haven Connecticut

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There is really something to be said about an intimate wedding, especially at a place like the Union League where the experience is really about the food!


Union League Cafe wedding, New Haven Connecticut

Union League Cafe wedding, New Haven Connecticut

Union League Cafe wedding, New Haven Connecticut

Union League Cafe wedding, New Haven Connecticut

Union League Cafe wedding, New Haven Connecticut

Union League Cafe wedding, New Haven Connecticut

Union League Cafe wedding, New Haven Connecticut

Union League Cafe wedding, New Haven Connecticut

Things got a little space age with this electric violin!

Union League Cafe wedding, New Haven Connecticut

Union League Cafe wedding, New Haven Connecticut

Union League Cafe wedding, New Haven Connecticut

Union League Cafe wedding, New Haven Connecticut

Union League Cafe wedding, New Haven Connecticut

Thanks to Christina and the staff at The Union League (you’all know you’re one of my favorite venues!!) As well as Derrick and Claudia for making the day so fun for ME!!

Make up – Jessica Zychek from You Make Me Blush
203-699-6620

Flowers – Diane Guadett
203-426-5949

Wedding dress – Roland Mouret

Shoes – Manolo Blahnik

Stationary –  Etsy

Cupcakes from the Sugar Bakery in East Haven, ct

Cake and food by the Union League Cafe

 

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