Sunday, October 14, 2007


photograph by Manfredi bellati

Saturday. New London - Anna’s and Andrea’s wedding. It was such a gorgeous and sunny day to ride out to Connecticut for Anna’s and Andrea’s wedding. The ceremony was held in New London at Saint Sophia Hellenic Orthodox Church. New London is the waterfront city known best as the home of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy; it was also know historically as a whaling port. Anna and Andrea pose for photos after the wedding. They left for the reception in Andrea’s Toyota Tacoma pick-up truck.

The grandfather and the granddaughter. The bridegroom’s father, Alex is so smitten with his first grandchild that he willingly likes to look after Beatrice.

photograph by Manfredi Bellati

The Reception. Anna and Andrea’s wedding reception was held at the bridegroom’s family country estate in Stonington. The beautiful southeastern Connecticut town is classic New England and is well know for its picturesque harbor.

Detail. The shingled country house was built in 1695 by Captain Thomas Noyes. Because of it’s proximity to the coast, Stonington has centuries-old links with the sea.

photograph by Manfredi Bellati

The Ladies of the family. All The ladies of the family looked beautiful. Nora, Ilaria and the beautiful and radiant bride, Anna.

The Wedding cake. The heart shaped wedding cake was appropriately decorated with black and green grapes, as there are vineyards on the estate. The beautiful flower arrangements were done by a friend of the family, Carla Alvera.

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