Many of us probably have a single friend or a sibling that we know would make someone very happy. If only they could find that person. Or, perhaps, if only you could find that person for them. But how many of us are fortunate enough to stumble upon that person for ourselves, let alone find that person for someone else? Well, Laura’s sister Angela is just that lucky. And Angela’s luck became Laura’s when she practically hand-picked Shea just for Laura when she met him a few years back. Angela’s match-making took a bit of time to pull off (the timing had to be right for both Laura & Shea in their respective lives), but once Laura and Shea went on that first date it wasn’t long before Laura, Shea (and even Angela) knew this was the one.
After hearing about their story and seeing how adorable Laura and Shea are together during their engagement session, we knew their wedding day was going to be amazing. And it was. Most notably, their first look was just about the best one we have ever seen. And that’s saying something after over 10 years of photographing weddings. The minute Shea turned around and saw Laura in her gorgeous Hayley Paige gown, he let out an audible gasp. Then, he said nothing. Laura had literally left him speechless. He knew she would look beautiful, of course, but seeing her in that white gown and knowing that in just a few hours she would be his wife, he was overcome with emotion. So was Laura. (And, honestly, so were we).
It was that moment that really set the tone for the whole evening, because this is a couple that just melt into each other’s arms. It’s clear to see why they are perfect for one another and why Angela had thought to set them up so many years before. Because when you want to help someone you love find the love of their life - you’re only going to want to find the best for them. And that’s exactly what Angela did for Laura.
Bridal Gown: Hayley Paige | Bridal Salon: The White Dress by the Shore in Clinton, CT | Hair: Laura from Larissa Lake Make-Up Artists | Make-Up: Melanie from Larissa Lake Make-Up Artists | Shoes: Badgley Mishka | Bridesmaids Dresses: J Crew | Ceremony & Reception Location: New Haven Lawn Club in New Haven, CT | Formal Photo Location: Edgerton Park in New Haven, CT | Floral Design: Flowers by Danielle in Trumbull, CT | Band: Bock and Blu