Amarante’s Sea Cliff Wedding – New Haven, CT | Rachel & John

by amandarosephotography

I absolutely loved that fact that Rachel & John’s wedding kicked off my wedding season, because it started it off with a BANG! We kicked it into high gear to start the season off right!

The day started off in the home that Rachel grew up. Rachel’s beautiful makeup was done by the super talented Andrea Marano and hair was done by Danielle of Creative Haircuts.

They got married at St. Rita’s Church in Hamden. Someone handed her a note from John right before she got out of the limo and I was getting super choked up behind the camera watching Rachel’s emotions…



Then we headed to a super cool location for formals…I had to pull a few strings, but we made it happen. We went down to the New Haven Free Public Library. It has such gorgeous nooks and crannies throughout.



No your eye’s aren’t deceiving you…that is a HOT PINK stretch Escalade, from Premier Limo

Then we continued the party over at Amarante’s Sea Cliff, such a perfect location for outdoor photos.


I love the fact that Rachel & John aren’t afraid to show how fun and crazy they are…I will always remember the way they got introduced as husband and wife. Yes, that’s Rachel getting a piggyback ride from John! Then the party began when Todd from Jock in the Box took over…he did not disappoint with a wild party!



Cake: Petonito’s Pastry Shop

Flowers: Flowers from the Farm

Here are just a few out-takes from our day…just them being hysterical! John doing his best “Blue Steel”…

Thanks again to R & J and all of their guests for making me such a part of your day and hope you all had as much fun as I did!!