Wickham Park Log Cabin Wedding – Hartford, CT | Kelly & Matt

by amandarosephotography

This wedding was very special to me because it was the day I got to see my BEST FRIEND Kelly get married!! Not only was I lucky enough to be IN her wedding as one of her bridesmaids, and stand by her side as she said “I do” to Matt, but I was honored to SHOOT her wedding as well. Some people might wonder how this was even possible…well with a little magic, and a lot of help from a super talented team: Jennifer Dougan (my second half) and Shaun Daskam, we team-shot the entire wedding together and some how made it work!

I loved hanging out with the ladies in the morning! It was weird to have to worry about my own hair and makeup as well (for once), but Kelly hired a kick-butt team to make sure that there was nothing short of glamour going on! Hair was done by Jazna of Salon Massimo and makeup was done by Natalia of Naomi’s Studio & Salon

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As you will see, both Kelly and Matt are huge sports fans…in particular Red Sox fans! They found the perfect balance of adding a Red Sox theme to their wedding day along with gorgeous fall details!!









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This is why I say that Jen is my other half…we actually captured the exact same moment from opposite ends of the dance floor during Kelly & Matt’s first dance. I love both points of view so you can see the emotion in both of their faces!

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Anyone that knows Kelly & Matt knows that they are each phenomenal athletes, both pitching for the Southern CT State University softball & baseball teams. They are each also coaches now teaching kids to love the game as much as they do. Sports is deep in their blood. Even during their cake cutting the all-star athlete in each of them came out. They didn’t plan to “pitch” their cupcake at each other, but apparently they were both thinking the same thing! The windup…


…and the smash!!


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Venue: Wickham Park, Log Cabin

Catering: Country House Restaurant

DJ: Jock in the Box Entertainment 

Florist: Flowers by Amelia

Cupcakes: You’ve Been Cupcaked

Thanks again to Kelly & Matt for entrusting me to pull of shooting their wedding and being in the wedding party! I love you both to pieces!! I look forward to watching your love and relationship grow throughout your marriage! xo