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Swedish Barn Inspired Wedding

Swedish Barn Wedding

What happens when you have two friends with a love for everything Swedish, and minimal rustic design? This! More on vendors  & details below.

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Vendors

Invitation Suite & hand-lettering: Cat Wilcox

Dress (s) First look Olia Zavozina Second look Lillian West

Shoes (First look) Red Hunter Boots Second Look (Kate Spade)

Flowers: Fifty Flowers

Hair & Make Up: Joe’s Salon

Dress Boutique: Ruby’s Bridal Boutique

Cakes: Cake lore

Pies: March Farm

Cookies: Picket Fence Confections

Decor: (olive wreaths) Etsy Shop: Luv Lumi

Styling: Kate Uhry & Kerri Aresenault

I am super happy at how this whole shoot came together, given we planned it in just a few weeks. The vendors I work with are beyond talented, and each one brought their own bit of style to the shoot, both in styling, and creatively on their own, with just a few images, and a bit of a background on the Swedish aesthetic. The holiday part was a no-brainer, we all love a winter themed wedding, and had never seen it done in a very subtle way, one which doesn’t scream Christmas. The color pallet was inspired from the colors of the Dalha horses, and also many of Karl Larsen’s paintings. Out other inspiration came from the more modern Scandinavian  design, which is clean lines, very simple, and somewhat boho. We mixed the graphics of the Turkish Kilim, and the rustic table with more modern Eames chairs. For winter, a bit of Hygee pronounced “HUE-gah” (best word ever). Loosely translated it means cozy.

We decided on two different looks. One more rustic, with a “barn” country feeling, AKA the Red Hunter boots, for that pop of color. And the second, a more traditional gown, with the gorgeous blue suede Kate Spade shoes.

Changing the look, we swapped the traditional garden roses, and cafe au lait dahlias, for a hand-picked bright yellow yarrow, which is the color of Sweden’s flag.

We love that the simple boho hair goes with both looks, up or down, or braided, and that pop of red for the lip is just too perfect for the holiday. Don’t you think?

A big thank you to the creative talent involved, and all the hands that came together to make this happen in such a short amount of time.  A special thank you to my dear friend Kerri, for helping contribute ! Not only a lot of furniture, as well as design expertise, regarding everything Swedish! Our Gorgeous model (my dear cousin) for modeling and having so much fun with it!

I hope you can find some inspiration from the pics, either for a wedding, a holiday party, or just to look at some pretty. We all need that now & then!

xx

Kate

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Ava is Ten!

Kate Uhry -photography-childrens-portraits Kate Uhry-photography-chicldrens-portraitsAva -turns- ten-Kate Uhry photographymother-and-daughter-Kate Uhry photographyAva-turns-ten-Kate Uhry photographyAva is ten-Kate-Uhry photoLitchfield-portrait session-Kate Uhry photographyTen years ago (well 11) I photographed Beth & Robs wedding in New Preston and the tiny stone church on top of the hill. As with many of my clients we stayed in touch. When their daughter was born ten years ago, they called me to do her infant and baby pictures. Every year since I have documented Ava as she grows up. This year was  a big one-TEN YEARS OLD! I can’t express what it means to me in words, except to tell you I got a bit teary-eyed when I saw her. And that picture of mother and daughter, makes me teary (happy cry) each time I look at it. If you are curious to look back on a few shoots over the years, check out this, this and this post!

 

Erin & Kevin : Sharon CT

Sharon -CT -wedding Erin & Kevin were married September 16, in a beautiful field, surrounded by immediate family and a few close friends. After being long time friends, and then a couple, they got engaged last year, and set the date for this late summer. Little did they know Erin would already be 7 months pregnant. Erin Told me she had picked out her BHLDN wedding dress a year ago, and with a few tiny adjustments, she was able to wear the dress on her wedding day. The flowers, a beautiful sea of pale pink and greens, went perfectly with the blush pink gown. Kevin’s father, dressed in a kilt, played the bagpipes, as they proceeded into the field. It brought tears to my eyes. In order to understand the brilliance and love between these two, you would have to read this lovely inquiry I got, several weeks before the wedding date. As I told Erin, she had me at “hello”

Dear Kate,

We are doing a schedule inquiry for saturday sept 16 for a wedding… Yep in a few weeks.
The location is Sharon CT and The Hopkins Inn overlooking Lake Waramaug.

If you are available… Here is a little about us and what we are looking for.

Kevin and I are having an untraditional wedding. We are basically eloping. 

There will be a total of 10 people including us.


We want to have the ceremony around 3pm overlooking the hudson halley; there is a great spot in Sharon where the painters always set up the easels and get to work. It will be about a 30 minute ceremony… plus a little time for some photos. 

After that, for sunset, we are going to have dinner at The Hopkins Inn . Dinner will be at like 5:30.
We were thinking of starting at noonish at the house with some prep stuff and us hanging out. The house is also in Sharon CT.

I’ll be your 7mo pregnant bride, in a flowy simple gown… my father in law will likely be in a kilt, my sister in law will have the cutest chubby little boy smiling up a storm, and Belinda, a close friend, who happens to be a world famous slight of hand magician, will be officiating. So basically 10 of the most interesting cool people ever. 


I guarantee we will be a fun, loving, kind group.


What I am looking for from a photographer is to capture the intimacy while also allowing for the location to resonate through. We feel very at home in New England and we absolutely love the people we are sharing this with. We want the images to show how unfussy we are… To embrace the wine spills and the hair blowing awkwardly in the breeze. And we want a photographer who can do the same.

After all of that… I guess the first question is… What are you doing saturday september 16?

DONE! Who wouldn’t want to photograph this sweet couple?!

KEVIN & ERIN-Sharon CT

Erin & Kevin-weddingErin & Kevin WeddingErin & Kevin-marriedBefore the ceremony, it began to pour as we drove to Millerton NY, where the couple wanted to take pictures, but we were prepared with our clear matching plastic umbrellas (how cute was that idea). I loved that they wanted pictures of themselves, and the first look to be in and around the charming town of Millerton NY.

Vendors:

Flowers: Kamillas 

Hair: Joes Salon

Dress: BHLDN

Reception: Hopkins Inn

Cassie & Garrett: Angevine Christmas Tree Farm

When I was asked by Eileen Smith if I was available to photograph her eldest daughter, Cassie’s wedding to her longtime college sweetheart, Garrett, I was excited. You see Eileen Smith is a wedding planner whom I have worked with on numerous weddings, and over the years we have gotten to know one another. She’s lovely to work with, but I knew this would be special because she was planning her own daughter’s wedding.

 

The wedding was held at Angevine Christmas tree farm in Warren, CT.  Eileen spent her childhood picking out her tree there while she was growing up, and continued the tradition with her own children. The families have known one another for over 40 years. It seemed like a natural spot for a beautiful wedding. Sentimental and stunning location= perfection. Not only was the day special on its own; but both Cassie & Garrett’s parents were married on the same date.

 

When I say that this was a special wedding, I mean it in many ways. It was joyful, full of a lot of laughing, family traditions, and celebrating the love of these two-amazing people; Cassie & Garrett. Please see the full vendor list below-and be sure to take a peek at the wedding video that Cassie’s cousin, Pete made for them. (link at bottom of page).

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Tent: Durkins Inc

Lighting: Vivid Events & Lighting

Caterer: JP Gifford’s

Florist: Loretta Stagen Designs

Rental: Party Rental LTD

Planner/Designer: Eileen Smith Events

Venue: Angevine Tree Farm

Video: Peter Smith (click here to watch wedding video)

Officiant: Jospeh A. Mustich

family session in Roxbury

I was excited to meet this new family, in Roxbury a few weeks ago. Mom’s name is Kate, so I figured she must be cool:) . As soon as I knocked on the door, I was greeted by the adorable 2 and a half year old , Cecelia. I instantly connected with this little girl. She is chatty, and hilarious, and loved having her picture taken. Honestly, it was one of the most fun family shoots I have ever had! Mom , Kate, is expecting another little girl in December. I’m pretty hopeful I will get to meet them again!

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Family session in Bridgewater

Family Session-Kate Uhry Photo-Bridgewater, CT Family Session-Kate Uhry Photo-Bridgewater, CT I love going to visit this family each year! We met a few years ago when there was just a family of three, and then the addition of their new little girl, who is two now came into the family. I have a great little connection with these kids, and it’s so fun to document them in front of their house on the steps each year! I adore these little family moments! Family Session-Kate Uhry Photo-Bridgewater, CT Family Session-Kate Uhry Photo-Bridgewater, CT Family Session-Kate Uhry Photo-Bridgewater, CT Family Session-Kate Uhry Photo-Bridgewater, CT Family Session-Kate Uhry Photo-Bridgewater, CT Family Session-Kate Uhry Photo-Bridgewater, CT Family Session-Kate Uhry Photo-Bridgewater, CT To see a few other sessions of this family in years prior, click here !

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