A Glorious Society Ballroom Wedding Set In Connecticut

We have a fabulous real wedding sent to us from Derek Halkett PhotographyJames and Britta married in Connecticut, and here is their beautiful love story:

Luxury Wedding Shoes

Wedding Flowers

Bridesmaids With Bride

Wedding rings

James and Britta were referred to me from another couple who were friendly with and attended Dental School at Tufts University with both Britta and James.  James was attending Dental School under a Military enlistment. 


Bride Getting Ready

Wedding Details

Britta contacted me after their photographer backed out days before the wedding.  I was able to rearrange some things in my schedule and provide coverage on their wedding day. 

Bride and Groom First Look

Bride & Groom First Look

Wedding Table

Wedding Venue



Britt and James had made arrangements to have a first look and formal photos taken at the beautiful Hartford City Hall, Hartford, Connecticut. 

The ceremony and reception followed at a nearby wedding venue called the Hartford Society Room, which is an old restored Federal Reserve Bank, containing the original bank safe from its inception. 


Bridal Party

Bride and Groom

Bridal Portrait

Wedding Details

Wedding Details

The night was magical for this beautiful couple and they both had a true desire to have the best photographs possible.  Since the wedding day, Britta and James have both completed Dental School and James accepted Officer Commissioning in the United States Army.  James’s first assignment brought them to South Carolina and since then; to many other locations.  

Regarding the ambiance, I would say that both the City Hall and Society Room offered a romantic setting that was both well defined and tasteful.  The decor was classy and represented the tasteful eye of the bride and groom. 

Wedding Cake

Simple and elegant with lots of details that reflected their style.  The wedding party was a joy to work with and were relaxed and easy going, allowing the photographer to capture some great . 

Wedding Venue

The bridesmaid dresses were a dark brown tone and each bridesmaid wore a fur wrap to compliment their dress.  The bride accented her dress with a white fur wrap and all of the guys wore a dark black tuxedo with matching bow tie and suspenders.  

The table tops were adorned with black table clothes with white flowered center pieces and gold accented accessories and dining wear.  


Photography: Derek Halket Photography

Venue: The Society Room of Hartford