About the photo: Branford Mansion sits on the southeastern Connecticut shoreline, at the edge of Long Island Sound. Couples and their photographers like to have the back of the Mansion in wedding photos.
About the photo: The Avery Point Lighthouse is right behind the Branford Mansion, at the edge of the rocky shore. The lighthouse is one of the three which can easily be seen from UConn Avery Point, and is a magnet for couples who are getting married.
About the photo: The huge fireplace is an attractive backdrop for wedding photos. Here the bride's sister is reading a portion of the wedding ceremony, to the delight of the guests.
About the photo: The atrium of the Branford Mansion is a timeless location for cocktail hour before the wedding reception, or just a lovely place to get away. With its views of Long Island Sound's blue water and sailboats, it could be the subject of a painting.
About the photo: Bluff Point State Park, just a couple of miles from downtown Mystic, is an unspoiled Connecticut State Park. The Groton Town Hall is very nearby, handy for getting a marriage license. There are several scenic backgrounds for photographs, miles of trails for hiking, and many locations suitable for a wedding ceremony. Walking all the way to the Point itself is rewarding for the people who enjoy a long walk.
About the photo: The Nautilus, the world's first nuclear submarine, is now located at the Submarine Force Library and Museum, just up the Thames River in Groton, Connecticut from where she was built and launched. The Nautilus Overlook Park has room for a few cars, and is convenient for an elopement. The Submarine Force Library and Museum is open to the public, and you can even tour the Nautilus.