Gallaher Mansion Wedding | Emily & Alex


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When I first met Emily almost two years ago, we had an instant connection and shared vision for everything a wedding day should be: one full of love, focusing on the bond that brings everyone together. Emily and Alex met shortly after he returned home to the U.S. after being overseas in the service. It was a pairing that fit perfectly, like the two of them were always meant to be. Years later, their Gallaher Mansion wedding day would bring them together as husband and wife, and would go on to be one of the most thoughtful and wonderful events we’ve seen to date.

What struck me most about Emily and Alex’s bond was their gratitude for one another. At one point during the reception, Emily and I had a moment to talk, and she said, “I am the lucky one. I am just so lucky.” She said this as she gazed across the room at her new groom. The statement really made me understand why these two are so good for one another; they don’t take each other for granted.

Emily and Alex decided to do a first look so that they could have all of their photos done before enjoying cocktail hour. This was such a great decision, making everything run so smoothly for them. Some of my favorite images below include their bride and groom portraits, the vantage point from the church choir loft, and finally, one of the ring images. Alex’s grandfather had passed away just a few short weeks before their wedding; when I photographed the three rings in a row, a beam of light (seen below) was cascading over Alex’s wedding band. Prior to snapping the photo, there was no light in the background, but when I looked back, I couldn’t believe my eyes. Alex’s wonderful Mom and I shared a moment looking at the back of the camera, because it was something spectacular. I truly believe that our loved ones have ways of showing us that they continue to wrap their arms around us, even if they aren’t physically present. Emily and Alex’s wedding day was no exception.  All I know is that their day was filled with love all around and I’m so grateful to have been a part of it.

Emily and Alex, we thank you and your families for having us on your amazing day. So excited to share some highlights below!  I hope you cherish these memories for years to come.


Photography – Tesora Photography

Venue – Gallaher Mansion at Cranbury Park, Norwalk

Church – St. Pius X, Fairfield

Florals – Palmer’s Flowers

Gown – Bluethread Bridal

Bridesmaids – Watters

Hair – Genevieve Salon & Boutique

Makeup – Glowing Gem, Jeaninne Villalba

DJ/ Videographer/ Event Coordinator – NJES Events

Groom Wear/ Suits – The Black Tux


Carolyn of Tesora Photography is a NYC, CT and Westchester Wedding, Engagement and Portrait Photographer.  Booking into 2019.

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