Tattooed Bride wearing boho wedding dress from David's Bridal and Groom pose during their central connecticut elopement with black smokebomb

Nestled in the village of Rockville in Vernon CT and just off the i-84 you’ll find the Belding Wildlife Trail. It’s a loop through the woods blanketed by stunning greenery as a stream runs through it. Ziana and JP take their pitbull walking along the trail regularly as it’s just 10 minutes from their own home so when it came to planning a minimony (you can find out what that is here) after COVI-19 forced them to reschedule their wedding it seemed like the only answer.

When I met up with JP before the ceremony he told me that they had to get married on the 23rd. They both had birthdays on 23rds, so it was a non-negotiable. But even though this was a simple minimony with jus them and their officiant it was the perfect way to celebrate and honor their original wedding date.

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