Last weekend I photographed the Salem Connecticut Destination Wedding celebration of Knikka and Greg on her family’s property.
This was a special wedding for me.
I came to know Knikka years ago while working as a photojournalist for the Bozeman Daily Chronicle. At the time, she was a young parent raising a child and about to have another, I followed her and her family as part of a documentary story for the newspaper.
What started out as an assignment, turned into a friendship.
As the years have gone by, I’ve remained in touch with Knikka. I’ve even gotten to know her family members during their frequent visits to Montana over the years. They are wonderful people.
Through her family grapevine, I heard the news of her engagement to Greg. I was thrilled when they reached out to ask me to be their wedding photographer and was over the moon with excitement.
It’s always such a joy for me to document the wedding celebrations of friends.
While I’ve visited NYC and had a life-changing experience at the Eddie Adams workshop upstate, I have never visited New England.
It was time to remedy that.
This destination wedding would serve as a chance to photograph and celebrate two amazing individuals in a place I’ve always wanted to visit.
The wedding day took place on Knikka’s large family property. It’s an old farm homestead that’s settled amongst the historic Connecticut countryside outside of Salem. Their fall wedding was timed perfectly with the peak Fall colors of the trees.
Greg and Knikka’s DIY wedding had all the custom touches of a tasteful, rustic wedding shaped by their own personal styles.
The newlywed’s friends and community all contributed making everything special for the bride and groom. Everything from cakes and bread pudding to the homemade smoked BBQ, antique table settings, and the elaborate outdoor scene.
It was a hoot. For their Salem Connecticut Destination Wedding, the newlyweds even hired a minstrel band in costume to entertain the festivities at their themed wedding.
Here are some favorite photographs from their wedding day festivities.
I could not be more excited for these two. Congrats my friends! Cheers to a lifetime of happiness! -M