Anna and Josh chose to marry at the intimate Bee and Thistle Inn, a cozy riverside venue, where they incorporated the bride's Brazilian heritage and a palette of warm autumn colors.

Anna and Josh in Old Lyme, CT

Two cultures collide at this quaint New England fall affair

Anna and Josh chose to marry at the intimate Bee and Thistle Inn, a cozy riverside venue, where they incorporated the bride's Brazilian heritage and a palette of warm autumn colors.

Anna, who moved from Brazil to the U.S. in 2005, hired a Brazilian trio to play at the reception. "Josh has become a big fan of bossa nova music, so we both were really happy with the choice," says Anna. But, for their first dance, the couple chose "Crazy Love," by Van Morrison. "The lyrics represent how we feel about each other now, and how we know we’ll feel about each other for the rest of our lives," says Anna.