bride and groom looking at the camera at their keeler tavern wedding


A Keeler Tavern Wedding – Modern Garden Romance

June 13, 2023

bride and groom in the preserve before their keeler tavern wedding

This Keeler Tavern wedding is pure visual inspiration. Nestled in the picturesque town of Ridgefield, Connecticut, Keeler Tavern stands as a breathtaking backdrop for this unforgettable wedding. With its rich history, elegant ambiance, and charming surroundings, Keeler Tavern offers couples the perfect elevated garden setting for their special day.

“We wanted classic and elegant, editorial imagery that didn’t feel posed or generic,” says Amanda, bride, of her Keeler Tavern Wedding in June. From the start, her vision embraced modern elegance, drawing inspiration from high-fashion editorials, curating a day of poised sophistication and unguarded emotions, blending age-old charm with contemporary luxury, reflecting the bride’s embodiment of classic beauty with a modern twist.

Amanda and Jason played to the historical charm, romantic atmosphere, and idyllic surroundings and paired them effortlessly with their graceful style. Their vision was a modern elegance with plenty of fine art touches with a casual sensibility. From Amanda’s Marchesa gown and Jason’s custom tuxedo, these two focused on each other and their loved ones all day long with plenty of portrait time to both soak in the day and create beauty together.

When planning your wedding, look no further for your modern romantic inspiration. Through seamlessly blending traditional and modern elements, you can ensure that your wedding resonates both timeless charm and contemporary elegance.

The Preparations

Amanda got ready in her personally renovated farmhouse in Connecticut. It was the perfect setting for her organic, chic style. The craftsman build of their new home together set the stage for New England elegance.

bride getting ready at her home for her keeler tavern wedding
stunning portrait of the bride in her home getting ready for her keeler tavern wedding
black and white portrait with veil over her face
bride standing in her gown in her home getting ready

The Gown

Amanda’s Marchesa gown was effortlessly beautiful with hand sewn floral applique and lace. The plunging sweetheart neckline and soft flowing tulle had just the right amount of shape. Amanda made a high fashion statement with her couture piece.

bride and groom aisle kiss at their wedding in the church
bride looking over shoulder in church after she said i do
bride and groom in their getaway car
wide view of getaway car in front of church

The Ceremony

Amanda and Jason planned the perfect getaway moment in Jason’s Porsche after their classic ceremony at their childhood church. It was the perfect mix of traditional and modern.

bride and groom with their wedding party
bridal party together at the keeler tavern wedding
bride looking at the camera with her party behind her for her keeler tavern wedding
groom with his groomsmen standing for a portrait
shot of the groomsmen with sunglasses on
wedding party portrait for this keeler tavern wedding

A Garden Inspired Wedding Party

Amanda knew she didn’t want matching, traditional bridesmaids dresses for her bridal party. She opted for floral gowns in different patterns and shapes for her girls. We went for more casual posing and a relaxed elegance as they spent time with their closest friends.

bride portrait getting out of the car
bride and groom portrait looking at camera
bride and groom walking together
bride and groom in black and white walking towards the camera

Wedding Portraits at Baxter Preserve

Amanda envisioned open fields and sun drenched trees for her portraits with her new husband. It’s an editorial take on equestrian VOGUE. Surrounded by rolling hills and the open landscape of the Connecticut country, these portraits feel natural and strong without being overly posed.

An Al Fresco Dinner Reception

There is nothing quite like an open-air hosted dinner to celebrate your wedding like at Keeler Tavern. The courtyard, the pool, the fountain, all set against the glowing sun are summer perfection.

bride and groom dancing at keeler tavern wedding
bride and groom dancing at keeler tavern wedding
bride and groom dancing at keeler tavern wedding
bride and groom enjoying the reception at keeler tavern wedding
bride and groom black and white portrait at keeler tavern
bride and groom in the gardens at keeler tavern
speeches at the keeler tavern wedding
dinner at keeler tavern
bride and groom dancing at reception

For more weddings, view the wedding journal here.

To read more about the history of Keeler Tavern, click here.

Film processing: @photovisionprints
Coordination: @ce_eventproductions
Gown: @marchesabridal @jessicahaleybridal
Hair and makeup: @bymadelineeleanor
Venue: @keelertavernmuseum
Stationary: @adorationdesign
Place cards: @sydneybethdesigns
Shoes: @louboutinworld 
Bridesmaids’ dresses: @vchapmanstudio
Tuxedos and shoes: @ridgesquiretuxedo
Jewelry: @manfredijewels
Rentals: @pbsevents
Florals: @confettillc
Catering: @palmersevents
Cake: @carvelicecream
Lighting and Entertainment: @vividevent

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