Andrena & Steve | Half Full Brewery Wedding

July 20, 2022

It has been such a long time coming for this bride. She hired many years ago and now she has finally graduated from bride to wife! The thing is my couples become friends throughout their planning process and it means the world to me to get to capture the happiest day of there lives. The start of their new beginnings...

This couple has been busy over the last year between remodeling their home, working full time and being the best pet parents to Ricky and Lucy -Andrena follows her own passion and runs a baking business Crazy Confections! The desserts were absolutely delicious!

Arriving to their home it was decorated with bunting and flowers on the stoop and everyone inside was calm and collected. When everyone is so relaxed from the start it makes the day have a nice vibe! The colors of the day were also bright and cheerful! St. Cecilia's Church was pretty great lighting and not all churches have that. The ceremony was amazing with the cutest ring bearer, beautiful readings, heartfelt vows and big cheers once they kissed and pronounced married!

I've done a few brewery receptions and it is a trend I can get behind. They are always so fun, not stuffy and the couple really gets to mingle and spend time with their guests. After an emotional first dance with their mothers Andrena and Steve danced the night away. I got to sneak them out for some unique portraits with some brews and a bright artistic mural.

Congratulations and to many years of happiness!

All smiles,


Now that I have a daughter I get really emotional at parent dances

Bridal Attire: BHLDN by Anthropologie

Bridesmaids dresses: Azazie

Florist: Shoprite of Commerce Street (1990 West Main St. Stamford, CT)

Cake/Dessert: Crazy Confections, Pistachio Studio, Dr.'s Orders (@CrazyConfections;  @pistachiostudionyc @drsorders_bakedgoods)

DJ/Band: Party Starter Entertainment (@partystarternyc)

Hair & Make-up: Sue Fanti (hair) @suefantihair; Naomi Martinez Studio (makeup @salonnaomi)

Catering: Best in Gourmet (@bestgourmet8)

Jewelry/Rings: G&S  

Groom's Attire: Camillo's Tuxedo Specialist

Invitation Suite: Minted

Church & Reception Venue: Saint Cecilia Church & Third Place by Half Full (@halffullthirdplace)

More About Mariel

This blog is a small representation of my most current sessions, my clients love stories and all the adventures I am privilaged to go on! Ways to my heart include coffee, feeding me before I am "hangry" and anything shabby chic/rustic. My vintage camera collection grows everday and I am usually smiling and quoting random movies. Most importantly Mariel O. Photo celebrates love in all forms regardless of race, religion, or sexual orientation & gender identity.

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