Megan & Adam’s Vermont Wedding

Megan & Adam – June 16, 2011

Ceremony & Reception Venue – Inn at Round Barn Farm
Florist – Blue Toad
Megan’s Dress – Casablanca
Bridesmaid’s Dresses – J. Crew
Cake – Mirabelle’s
Unusually I met Megan & Adam just two days before their wedding when we did their engagement photos. Regardless I was welcomed like an old friend by their families and the day was relaxed and full of joy. Megan’s two close friends attended her and her sister-in-law did her hair so it was a very intimate group she spent her morning with. Every wedding’s energy is different – this one had a quiet happiness to it 🙂

Adam was joined by his family and two best men for lunch while Megan dined in her suite 🙂

Megan and Adam both surprised each other with presents – an engraved watch for Adam and beautiful earrings for Megan.

This guy’s expression cracked me up 🙂

Megan & Adam were undecided about a first look and were leaning against it but when we met two days before they realized that the week was going by in a flash and they really wanted a moment on the day to just be together before it all began.

Adam literally grabbed his knees when he saw Megan – he couldn’t believe how beautiful she looked….so so sweet 🙂

Kate from Blue Toad did a beautiful job with the flowers

Doing a first look really relaxes everyone so we had a ball doing the bridal party and family photographs

Megan and Adam chose to get married across the pond (appropriate since they live in Australia!).

Megan’s Pop escorted her down the aisle

Their friend officiated and did a really nice job

Love the gleeful looks on their faces 🙂

We took a few minutes right after the ceremony to do a few more portraits

And then it was on to cocktail hour on the lawn – such a great opportunity for candids

These two were cousins who had never met each other (one from the US and the other from England) but they became fast friends searching in the pond for frogs

A friend of Megan’s made the beautiful candle holders. Table names were vintage luggage tags

The placecards were hung on strings in the vintage suitcase that Megan found at an antique store a few weeks before the wedding

Megan’s Nan brought along her tea cup collection to decorate the wagon that greets guests as they enter the Round Barn

Megan’s Mom was joined by all the women from the family for a song. Megan’s young cousin could be heard above all – SO sweet 🙂

And later this young couple charmed everyone by spinning around the dance floor

Happy as they share their first dance as Husband and Wife

Close to sunset when the light is a bit softer we headed outside for a few more minutes of portraits. A cooperative cow provided a very Vermont-y backdrop 🙂

A friend had come to the wedding with his sketchbook and etched a few scenes during the day – what an amazing present!

Congratulations to both of you – I hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in the States and had a safe journey back to Oz!

Megan & Adam’s Vermont Engagement Photos

I met up with Megan & Adam just two days before their wedding to take some engagement photos. It was fun to feed off their energy and also allow them to have a quiet moment during a very busy week. Since they live in Australia their family and friends had all traveled up to Vermont to celebrate with them. They rented a house on Lake Champlain and the land around it was beautiful so we had a treasure trove of spots within walking distance.

Having a lab greet me always sets a good tone 🙂 This is Megan’s family dog who was greatly enjoying all the attention that week!

Megan had found this suitcase at an antique store and they ended up using it in a very unique way on their wedding day (stay tuned for that!)

They were so excited to get married and it brought such energy to the images

This field was in full bloom and so gorgeous

We found this abandoned house with very crooked steps in the woods

Love these two

Stay tuned for pictures from their Round Barn Wedding!

Week 2 of our Farmshare

Yum!!

Kelly & David’s Burlington Wedding : Vermont Deserving Couple

Kelly & David – June 12, 2011
Ceremony Venue – St. Joseph’s Co-Cathedral

Reception Venue – BCA Center

Coordination – Storied Events
Bar Service – Fluid Bar Service
Kelly & Bridesmaid’s Dresses – David’s Bridal
Photography – Orchard Cove, Barrie Fisher, and Jonas
Invitations – That’s Inviting
Makeup – Cynthea’s Spa
Linens – The Linen Shop
Accommodation – The Essex
Videographer – Tweed River Video
Guest Register – Megan Chapin Calligraphy
Transportation – Ethan Allen Coachworks
Babysitting Services – Vermont Nanny Connection
Vendor’s Lunch – Cupp’s Cafe

How’s that for a list of vendors?! Randi Nonni of Silver Toad Floral Design pulled this list of people together who all donated their services to our wonderful Deserving couple Kelly & David so they could have the wedding of their dreams. You can read more about their story and the Deserving Couple wedding on Randi’s website.
Kelly & David and their families and friends were all wonderful to work with and we had a blast of a day! We started at The Essex where Kelly and her ladies were getting gussies up 🙂

It was raining fairly steadily but thankfully we found this beautiful covered walkway to take some photos under before heading off to the church! Kelly’s bridesmaid had made jewelry for all the girls and I loved how the blues tied everything together

We headed over to the church where David was thrilled to see his bride heading down the aisle 🙂

The church was cavernous and so beautiful

The officiant was great and there were some light moments during the service

Kelly worked with Randi to decorate the church simply with pew markers and ribbon

Four arrangements secured with blue ribbon provided pops of color

Married!

Miraculously once we had taken care of the family portraits inside we realized it had stopped raining – hooray! We headed out on a photo safari since we had two hours to spare 🙂

I grabbed these details of Randi’s handiwork – again I love how she wove the color blue throughout the whole event

Kelly bought these awesome cufflinks for David (who is a firefighter) to wear – LOVE!

My two main squeezes for the day – the awesome Barrie Fisher and close friend Jonas P! We had a great time tag teaming throughout the day to cover different angles. Barrie got so many amazing shots of the vendors in action!

Loved Kelly’s bouquet

A happy Mr. & Mrs 🙂

The waterfront (despite being flooded from all the rains lately) is still so beautiful and the bonus of it having just stopped raining was that there were about four people total down there – score!

Next we headed to the local fire station which had graciously offered to let us use their station for photographs – how fun!!

We still had a bit of extra time so the wonderful Rick from Ethan Allen Coachworks dropped us off at the top of Church Street so we could parade down 🙂

Randi did an incredible job transforming a very blank canvas into an elegant and beautiful reception venue.

Tables were simply set with deep blue linens and accented with arrangements of hydrangea. Placecards and table numbers were blue and Jordan Almonds were wrapped with customized ribbon as a favor

Cake pops – a new wedding trend and SO cute! Courtesy of Marriam at The Little Purple Cake Shoppe

I loved the combination of low and high arrangements

In the second room (which was used as a reception and dancing space) Randi brought in a birch bark arbor and decorated it with hydrangea and ribbon – it created such an entrance!

A candy bar welcomed people to the night and was a huge hit

Irene created this AMAZING cake topped for Kelly & David- everyone loved it!!

Kelly & David shared their first dance to “Smile” by Uncle Kracker

This was another great detail- Megan created this custom calligraphy guest register for Kelly and David – what a memory!

Some hijinks happened right after this photo was taken 🙂

But calm was restored as Kelly & David danced with their parents

Throughout the day Barrie was focusing on capturing all the wonderful vendors who had donated their time – thanks so much Barrie!

Kelly & David- it was such a pleasure to work with you both- I wish you much happiness as you start your life together 🙂

Gray : Vermont Portrait Photographer

I first met Laura & Jackson through Heidi & Ave and we’ve been great friends ever since. Laura is the President of the “Get Amanda & Jeff to move to Vermont” club and there couldn’t be a more enthusiastic leader 🙂

Laura is also a fabulous blogger and for any expecting parents or parents of young children out there I HIGHLY recommend you check out “Pregnant, Not Fat.” – it’s a hilarious account of life with Gray and she also frequently provides recommendations about what one needs (and doesn’t!) when raising a little one. Many of her posts have been starred for the future!!
Jackson (besides being a great Dad and one of the nicest guys around) is an amazing photographer and up until a month ago when Gray turned one was posting a photo each day on the site “Gray a Day” I love the idea of doing a photo project of some sort for my future little one so who knows – it may look something like this!
Anyway – Laura and Jackson suffer from the no family photos syndrome (despite having many many photos of Gray individually and with each of them) so we met up when I was in Vermont to remedy that situation!
Gray is almost fourteen months and is ACTIVE so we had fun chasing him around and trying to get him to be still.
Onto the photos!!
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Walking and exploring are two of Gray’s favorite activities so we went with it. Georgia their firstborn loved gallivanting in the fields and was generally uninterested in participating in the family photo exercise so we often got her back end 🙂

Gray walking towards the mud puddle 🙂

Jackson & Laura were clearly doing something highly entertaining 🙂

1, 2, 3, wheeeee was another activity that Gray got a big kick out of – what kid doesn’t?!

Love love love these 🙂

This is Jackson & Gray’s thing – flying in the air while Gray holds himself ever so straight 🙂

See ya later!

More please

This is pretty much the closest we got to Georgia being involved – that stick next to Laura is the only thing keeping her there 🙂

Gray loves watching Georgia retrieve and throwing sticks for her

How cute are the red kicks?

We knew once he saw the water it would be the beginning of the end 🙂 He loved throwing rocks and surprising himself by sticking his toes in the frigid water

Bringing stones up on the hill allowed us a few more

Love the intimacy in this one

Laura & Jackson – I had a blast with you both and hope your club can soon be disbanded due to success 🙂
xxoo
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