Jess and Tyler are college sweethearts. They met at UConn, in Tyler's apartment on Jess' first night. Story has it that it was love at first sight (or at least that is what Tyler says). After a few years together at UConn, they moved in together in West Hartford, and are still in that same one-bedroom apartment today. Tyler proposed to Jess on the beach in Cape Cod, a place they visit every summer.
Wedding planning quickly followed suit, and the happy couple booked their venue, Lion Rock Farm in Sharon, CT. As Jess says, "We knew the second that we pulled into the driveway, as we drove past the garden and to the big wooden barn, that Lion Rock was the perfect venue for us." Tyler grew up near Sharon and the couple always love visiting the area ('narnia' as they call it).
The weekend actually started at Tyler's parent's house, with an "I-Do-BBQ" backyard rehearsal dinner. Both families and friends traveled near and far to be with Jess and Tyler as they embarked on the next phase of their lives.
The big day was anything but ordinary. The bride started her day with a quick morning yoga sesh on the back porch, with the background of the Berkshires in the distance. The groom took a hike with his closest friends up to Lion's Head in Salisbury. As the time ticked away, dark clouds creeped closer and closer to the venue - and a last minute call by the bride herself moved the ceremony inside the barn.
The evening was filled with laughter, tears of happiness, dancing and great food.
Vendors & Details:
Hair & Makeup: Larissa Lake & Co
Venue: Lion Rock Farm
Lighting: Vivid Events
Catering: Hunt & Harvest Events
Tent, Chair, Linen & Catering Rentals: Mahaiwe Tent
Wedding Planner: Kaitlyn @ KH Weddings & Events
Flowers: Jillian Orticelli
Cake: Tish Smith
Suits: Calvin Klein
Shoes: River Island
Reception/After-Party Dress: Rent the Runway