Spring Pavilion on Crystal Lake Wedding | Ali & Ryan
Ali & Ryan’s spring Pavilion on Crystal Lake wedding was so beautiful! They initially heard about us through The Connecticut Wedding Group but we really connected when we realized that we all love Disney – they got engaged right in front of Cinderella’s Castle! If you pay attention to their photos you will see hints of Disney here and there.
Ali & Ryan have been best friends since high school; they grew up in the same hometown and lived about three minutes apart. They both knew that they had feelings for each other but were scared that dating would throw off the best friend dynamic they both valued so much. From there they both attended UConn and in college Ali finally beat Ryan down (his words, not mine!) and convinced him that dating was a good idea and it wouldn’t kill the friendship. The rest, as they say, is history!
The morning of the wedding was drizzly and it was decided at the last minute that the ceremony had to be moved inside, but that didn’t ruin anyone’s mood! Ali & Ryan were so laid back about it and it was beautiful regardless. They were troopers for portraits; between each group of photos they were all grabbing umbrellas and trying to stay dry but everyone stayed happy and we all had a great time! Their vows were some of the most beautiful we’ve ever heard (I was crying through them) and the reception was so fun. Also, BLAZING DONUTS ARE SO DELICIOUS (see fire photo below).
Congratulations Ali & Ryan, we loved your day and we can’t wait to see you again soon!
Venue: The Pavilion on Crystal Lake
Planning + Coordination: The Connecticut Wedding Group
Photography: Daphne and Dean
Hair + Makeup: Beauty Entourage
Wedding Dress: Lovely Bride
Bridesmaids Dresses: David’s Bridal
Men’s Attire: Generation Tux
Flowers: Branford Flowers
Cake: NoRa Cupcake Company
Daphne and Dean Photography is a studio of Connecticut wedding photographers and Florida wedding photographers run by Erin and Peter Krol, specializing in intimate weddings and elopements. They love all things Disney and spend most of their time adventuring on bicycles and someday hope to travel the US in a camper. They are also destination wedding photographers – contact for more details!