Katy + Frank: Married in Mystic

It’s a wet, dark morning here on the Connecticut coastline, and am feeling kind of guilty about posting these images of oh, just one of the most glorious days of late summer EVER. Especially since I have a wedding today, and things are definitely looking a little damp. But, that’s what red umbrellas are for, right?


The wedding was the ninth family wedding held in the past 60 years at this lovely seaside family home, and they’ve clearly got it down–hard to imagine a crowd that knows how to enjoy a wedding more. Katy and Frank filled the day with delicious details, from starfish ornaments and red buckets, and the cutest monograms.

They had gorgeous flowers, ridiculously cute flower girls and a fantastic photobooth with amazing guest participation, but the best thing about the day was the LOVE—at the risk of sounding entirely sappy, these two had a tremendous clan of family, wedding party, friends and guests surrounding them with an absolute blanket of joy, and even those of us just there for the day could see it and feel it.

And while anyone who has been to a wedding can tell a story about a bride,  I can top you all—there was a slight concern about the arrival of the cake (which showed up without a hitch and was gorgeous). But for that brief period of time when Katy was faced with the possibility of no cake at all, she simply said, “Oh well–we’ll go to Dunkin Donuts and order 150 donuts!”  THAT is a bride with perspective.

As you can imagine, it was a pleasure to spend the day with someone like that, and Katy and Frank, we wish you a lifetime of love and happiness–thanks for including us in your beautiful day!



The gorgeous veil Katy is wearing has been in her family for 150 years, and passed down to bride after bride. They do tradition well in this family, don’t they!


Starfish—the perfect motif for a seaside wedding.





There’s a whole host of captions just begging to be written here.

I’ll cut to the chase—this group knows what to do with a photobooth, that’s for sure! Amazing photobooth props courtesy of Katy’s mom.


2010 couples, take note. I won’t MAKE you wear a chicken on your head in your photobooth, but it’s something to consider!


Want more? Check out Katy and Frank’s slideshow!


And special thanks to my amazing team of shooting associates, Steph and Maria, especially for posing with me below. You look mahvelous!




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9 Responses to “Katy + Frank: Married in Mystic”

  1. libound Says:

    Oh everything is fun and stunning, but especially those dahlias – gorgeous!

  2. Katy the Bride! Says:

    Love the photos! Thanks Anna… my mom was here with me and we watched the slideshow about 12 times (so far). Such a great day and such beautiful photos to capture it all. Thank you for everything.

    Brides-to-be – Anna is amazing!

  3. Melissa Says:

    What a gorgeous bride, gorgeous family, gorgeous setting (love all the white twinkling lights) and gorgeous photos! Great job Anna, Steph and Maria!

  4. B. Says:

    two thumbs up!

  5. Mandy the MOB Says:

    Anna. . . I’ve lost track of how many times I have watched the slide show and read your blog. . . You did an AMAZING job of capturing the people, the feelings, the dancing, the flowers, the lights, the weather, the views, the photo booth 🙂 and every other little detail possible, at Katy’s and Frank’s wedding! Your photographs are FABULOUS and they tell it all!! THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!

    I second Katy’s comment to all the Brides-to-be, Anna is amazing!!

  6. Chrissy Says:

    That looks (and sounds) like an incredible wedding. I love the photo booth idea! And that blue chair picture is great – what fun color.

  7. Amanda Says:

    Anna, you are amazing! I love the details. Good job!

  8. Maya Laurent Says:

    Gorgeous photos!! I really like the detail shots and the one of her looking off to the side.

  9. christine Says:

    My gracious, Anna, I’m looking at these photos of people I don’t even know and I’m wishing I could go back to Connecticut and get married all over again just so you could take my pictures. WOW. You’re amazing. And I miss you.

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