It was great to be back at Basin Harbor – one of my favorite VT wedding venues for this wedding. Having both graduated from Middlebury, they knew they wanted to come back to Vermont to start the next chapter of their lives.
A friend gave Jackie this piece of art that morning. Very fitting for anyone who has lived in Vermont and especially fitting for that day. In the morning it was sunny and beautiful – a perfectly blue sky and brilliant sun. By the time we arrived at Basin Harbor it was spitting rain and as she got ready (with her back to the window) it fluctuated between blowing rain lashing against the windows and calm partly sunny 15 minutes later. It was comical….and a little worrisome 🙂
The guys were over on the other side of the harbor getting ready – Jono learned how to tie bow ties for the wedding and his skills were put to the test!
Jono’s family’s dog Marley was a very adorable ring bearer
Back to the girls who were keeping their feet warm with colorful socks….a gift from Jackie
We did our best to stay on schedule as the radar showed a 15 minute clearing from 3-3:15
The girls are ready to go with their baskets of beautiful bouquets from Blomma Flicka!
A few details pre-ceremony
As the ceremony began the rain was holding off – hooray!
But as the girls started down the aisle the skies opened up and it began to rain fairly steadily. Thankfully Jackie’s Dad popped open his umbrella and the show went on!
And then literally as Jackie’s parents went to sit down the rain stopped and the MOST AMAZING double rainbow formed over the harbor in front of the guests….the timing was impeccable and everyone gasped…..very very cool 🙂
Jackie & Jono created such a beautiful ceremony and really were present and engaged in it the whole time
The girls were slightly chilly but were troopers!
Yay for Marley!
As the rings were passed around to be blessed by the bridal party and families their friend sang the most beautiful song
Love Jackie’s expression in the top one
After the kiss Jackie & Jono’s families joined them under the chuppah for an interpretation of the seven blessings read by her Uncle
And then they were Dr & Dr 🙂
The girls commandeered some blankets so they’d stay warm for the photos which I thought added a lovely rustic touch 🙂
Danika did an incredible job with the flowers under the tent – so lush and autumn like!
A huge Middlebury crew celebrated with them
Let’s get the party started!
I call this one: Vermont wedding dress 🙂
This little guy was hysterical….I’d be standing by the side of the dance floor as everyone was eating and all of a sudden he’d run across the dance floor and go into a full split. The third time I caught him 🙂
And then he found an enormous worm right in the middle of the dance floor – a guest provided a great reaction 🙂
LOVE Jackie’s expression 🙂
And love how Jackie’s Brother is perfectly framed by the guest in front of me (the crew from Sultans of Swing kindly let me stand up on stage with them so I could get a good shot – the dance floor was packed all night and they rocked it out!)
Jackie & Jono toasted their guests (and each other) before everyone enjoyed an awesome slideshow put together by the B&G and a close family friend
Fun in the photobooth 🙂
As the wedding ended and guests walked over to the after party at The Red Mill an awesome fireworks display lit up the sky!
Jackie changed into this cute little number for the LNDP (late night dance party)
What fun! Congratulations and love to both of you!!