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Waveny House, Garden Party Wedding


Justine and Dan’s Waveny House wedding in New Canaan, Connecticut was a complete & utter dream. The weather was perfect, the bride and groom looked incredible and everyone had a wonderful time.

The lovely couple, who you might remember from their Wicker Park engagement session, flew RLP to Connecticut for the festivities. Besides the wedding, we had the privilege of documenting their rehearsal dinner, which was full of love, laughter and some really creative bridal party gifts!

Justine had this to say about her wedding vision: “I wanted it to feel like a garden party in August 1958 – when my grandmother got married in the same dress I wore. Things and colors that inspired me were Madmen grey, navy, shades of purple, lace, pearls, metallic gold.”

I’d say she, and her amazing team of vendors, executed this vision perfectly. The little touches in decor combined with the charm of the house and grounds lent itself to a wonderful, elegant day.

Hoping you enjoy these photos as much as I enjoyed taking them.

Let me know what you think in the comments!



Waveny House, a large Tudor mansion, amidst Waveny Town Park, was constructed in 1912 and sits majestically overlooking three hundred acres of Connecticut countryside. The gardens and grounds were laid out by well-known landscape architect, Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr. The property features flagstone walkways through the gardens, a fish pond to & the beautiful Walled Garden, where Justine & Dan’s ceremony took place.

Wedding stationery designed by the bride herself.

Ok, let’s talk about THE DRESS. Justine added her own unique touch to her Grandmother’s wedding dress, redesigning it into the dress of her dreams. WAIT until you see the insane slit she added.

Heirlooms: Justine also wore the pearls her Grandmother wore on her wedding day.

Justine isn’t the only fashion lover in this pair. As you can see, Dan’s custom suit, high-end accessories and pops of color are very dapper and compliment the gray suits and purple ties worn by his groomsmen.

Picture-perfect bridal suite…

The Walled Garden was the perfect place for Justine and Dan’s ceremony. Am I right?!

Show time! Justine walked down the aisle to Etta James’, “At Last” which really set the tone for the ceremony and reception.

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