Nautical Elegance in the Rain – Andrea and Daniel’s Seaside Wedding

Captured & submitted by Tarren Bailey Photography, LLC


Amidst the unexpected twists of life, Dan and Andrea’s love story began on a hot summer day in June 2020. A chance meeting on a crowded rooftop in Stamford, CT, sparked by a shared desire to break free from quarantine, set the stage for a lifetime of joy. Quickly bonding over the awkwardness of post-quarantine interactions, the two found common ground in Dan’s philosophy of savoring life’s moments. Their shared laughter evolved into deep conversations about the changed yet familiar world around them. Discovering a mutual love for coastal beach towns and hot lobster rolls, Dan and Andrea embarked on early dates exploring Connecticut’s coast. A quaint lobster shack became their go-to spot, a cherished destination they revisit time and again.

The coastal motif continued to shape their journey, with frequent visits to favorite seaside towns like Montauk, NY, and Mystic, CT. Their passion for sandy shores, relaxed living, and nautical style cemented a lifelong bond. In 2022, honoring a shared dream discussed on their first date, Dan and Andrea relocated to Charleston, South Carolina. Embracing a new cultural experience while savoring their favorite aspects of life, the move marked a significant chapter in their love story. As time passed, Dan envisioned the perfect proposal. Settling on Mystic, CT, he orchestrated a surprise weekend getaway in November, amidst New England’s fall foliage. A stroll along the scenic Mystic River Park led to a picturesque spot where Dan, capturing the moment in a photo, surprised Andrea by dropping to one knee. The proposal became even more memorable as Andrea’s sister, Olivia, and Dan’s best friend, Sergio, emerged from nearby bushes, cameras in hand, capturing the heartfelt ‘yes’ that echoed through the enchanting town of Mystic.


Second Shooter: Fisette Photography//Jewelry:Tiffany & Co//Shoes: Alexandre Birman//Apparel:Lillian West//Reception Venue: Mystic Yachting Club at Willow Point//DIY or Handmade Goods Designer: Bethany Browne Fine Art Painter//Hair Stylist:Brenden Delbane Hair//Makeup Artist: Beauty by Mineko//Floral Designer: Wandering Blossoms//Transportation:South Country Trolley Rentals//Cake Designer: South Edison Restaurant//Calligrapher: Nob Hill Jane//DJ: SPIN ENTERPRISE//Photographer: Tarren Bailey Photography, LLC//

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