Jennifer Gulden & John Luther III

When Jennifer Gulden and John Luther were planning their wedding, they agreed it was important to keep things “simple, meaningful and from New Canaan.” The bride and groom are both long-time residents of New Canaan, but their paths didn’t cross until they connected on Match in 2019. They have been inseperable ever since.

The couple was married at the First Presbyterian Church of New Canaan—a special place for the bride, as the church community rallied around her and her daughters when her husband died unexpectedly seven years ago. Ceremony music was provided by New Canaan’s Nick Depuy. The wedding rings are from Manfredi and Brad & Vandy Reh jewelers.

The reception was hosted at the home of the bride’s sister, M.E. O’Connor, and flowers were provided by the couple’s friend Mary Stichter of The Cutting Garden. The evening was catered by another local friend, Dave Hart of From the Hart catering, with additional favorite dishes from the three restaurants the couple owns—Gates, Taproot and RoadRunner. Forever Sweet Bakery created beautiful wedding cupcakes and the band Pimpinella (regulars at Gates) performed. It truly was simple, meaningful and local.

Photographs: CT Photo Group

The bride with her sister M.E. O’Connor.
Mothers of the bride and groom, Valerie Luther and Barbara Wentzel, light a candle at the wedding.
Jennifer Gulden and John Luther
Guests received honey from the hosts’ bees.
A relaxing moment for the newlyweds.
The bride and groom surrounded by their families.
The Luther Family
A toast from the bride and groom
Izzy Kaufman on the dance floor.
Eileen O’Neil, Trip Nabor, Kyleigh Luther, Jay Luther, Jennifer Gulden, M.E. O’Connor




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