A winter elopement at Gallaher Mansion in Norwalk, CT

Elopements are a great option when tying the knot and I’m excited to share this dreamy winter wedding styled shoot that I dreamed up a few January’s ago. Did I mention, I’m behind on blogging?! ūüôā¬† I had been dying to photograph a wedding again at Gallaher Mansion in Norwalk, Connecticut as it’s seriously an incredible architectural beauty of a building. So, I came up with a feminine winter styled wedding that would be filled with blush pinks, historical accents, soft muted winter colors of Connecticut landscapes and one elegant and posh couple. I’ve always been a fan of less is more and I think that If you’re creative with your locations and aesthetic you can really create an incredible and unique wedding that will show off your style and personality.

The end result was timeless, classic and whimsical. Ready to dig into our fairytale wedding day? Start scrolling!

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Before we headed to the mansion we took some dreamy portraits in the couples beautiful home in Westport, Connecticut. Grace is an Interior Designer and I’ve always just loved her style. Her home has this posh cottage vibe and it fit this styled shoot perfectly.

 

winter wedding at Gallaher Mansion in Norwalk Connecticut

After that we hopped in the car and headed over to the stunning Gallaher Mansion in Norwalk, Connecticut. The couple were such troopers as it was around thirty degrees this day. SUCH champs!!

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Like a fairytale, right?!

The very last stop we made was at Compo Beach in Westport, Connecticut. You can never go wrong with an ocean scene, right?

winter wedding at Gallaher Mansion in Norwalk Connecticut

The perfect end to the perfect winter wedding elopement.

 

A huge thank you to my amazing team of vendors who worked alongside me to make this vision a reality! This was such a dream. Also, a huge shout out to my dear friends, Grace and Doug Rosenstein for modeling for me and letting us use their beautiful home.

Photography: Mindy Briar Photography @mindybriar

Models: @gracerosenstein and Doug

Florist: Maple Field Floral @maple_field_floral

MUA: Cait Bozzone Esthetics & Makeup @caitbozzone

Styling: Sara Juliana Beauty @sarajulianabeauty

Bridal Gown: Modern Trousseau @moderntrousseaunewhaven

Calligrapher: Winter Rose Calligraphy @winterrosecalligraphy

Location:¬†Gallaher Mansion and The Rosenstein’s Home in Westport, CT

 

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I'm a born and raised California girl who loves the sunshine, ocean air and modern vibes. I have a degree in Interior Design (aka: a million Art classes taken in college) and have a true passion for Art in all forms. As a travel obsessed gal who recently moved across the country with her hubby and two pups, I've been having a blast photographing people, places and things that move me and have a unique story to share. My hubby, Cameron, is my second shooter on my team and we would love to meet you and document your big day! I am Connecticut based but love any and every excuse to travel! I can't wait to meet you and hear your story!

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