As we met up at Shelburne Farms for their engagement photos the skies looked especially ominous. As we drove onto the farm we checked out the radar and sure enough a big blob of crazy orange and red was coming our way – yikes! In these cases it’s helpful to know every inch of the farm so you can take cover in the beautiful barns while you wait out the storms. Thankfully the weather didn’t faze Jenessa & Jeff one bit and we had some fun adventures before the weather cleared and the glory post rain light happened. You both were wonderful – enjoy the photos!
Heather and John were married on September 3rd, with a ceremony and reception at John’s parents home in Middlebury, VT.
These two had known each other for several years before they started dating. They went skiing in the same group, but one day, they went up just the two of them and realized that they might just be more than friends. After that, John asked her out on an official date to a comedy club, and the rest is history!
On the day of the wedding, I met up with the girls at the Swift House. Heather had decorated the room, and it was so much fun to capture all of the adorable details—she really thought of everything! After that, I headed over to John’s parents’ place for the wedding. The property was absolutely gorgeous—the perfect backdrop to the wedding. I loved the chance to get to joke around with the guys before the ceremony as they were getting ready—they had amazing energy and humor.
I love how Heather had her initials and wedding date embroidered on a patch and then sewn into the dress—such a special touch!
Heather arrived in her uncle’s vintage car and scurried inside to await the beginning of the ceremony, after making sure that the coast was clear and John was in a different part of the house, of course!
The day was sunny and clear, and the outdoor ceremony went off without a hitch.
Heather and John’s son, Theron, served as the ring bearer, squired by his cousin, Elle, and they made an adorable match as they (very!) slowly made their way down the aisle. Elle was so patient with Theron, who is a relatively recent walker, and despite being the center of attention, he focused on Dad at the bottom of the aisle and just kept trucking.
The party kicked off with Heather and John’s introduction, and they donned some awesome glasses just for the occasion. They really had thought of all the little details, not only with things like the glasses but also with how every decoration and detail tied in. The colors meshed beautifully with the girls’ dresses and everything else!
The toasts during the reception were more like roasts and had us all in stitches. The best man, Cam, described his adventures with John over the years, and it was especially funny to watch John’s parents’ expressions as more stories of trouble came out—I guess they figured it all turned out okay in the end!
This was a great moment—John’s nephew, Jack, decided he wanted to be part of his uncle and grandmother dancing, so he wandered onto the floor with his head covered by a blanket. They both took it in stride and John gave him a loving pat!
After that, the dancing began in earnest, and people hardly left the dance floor all night—except of course to sample the delicious cakes and eat Ben & Jerry’s, which was provided in individual cups, yum!
How many groomsmen can you fit in one photo booth?
Heather & John, thank you for letting me be part of your beautiful, fun, and lovely day! You both truly thought of everything, and it showed. See you soon, I hope!
Caterer: The Great Northern
Florist: In Full Bloom
Rentals: Vermont Tent Company
Heather’s Dress: Allure
Bridesmaid’s Dresses: David’s Bridal
Hair & Makeup: Texture Salon
Cakes: Sweet Simone’s
Event Planner: Kim Hagis
Photo Booth: Planet Photo Booth
Catie and Peter were married on July 30th, with a ceremony and reception at Peter’s Grandmother’s home.
These two met when Peter was looking for a place to live and found an ad on Craiglist for a three-bedroom house in Charleston. Two girls were looking for a third roommate, and one of the girls was Catie!
I love at-home weddings, especially ones that are as laid-back as this one was. When I arrived, the girls were just getting back from the salon while the boys were out on the property working on some final details as the ladies finished their makeup. Before they headed inside, the guys even went for a swim!
We wanted to get all the portraits done before the wedding, and then as guests arrived, they were greeted by cocktails. I loved seeing Peter’s reaction as he saw Catie for the first time—and with their close friend doing the ceremony, there was a chance to really have a personal moment of levity. They were truly enjoying themselves, and it was obvious for everyone to see.
After that, we held cocktails on the lawn right next to the beautiful Lake Champlain, before everyone made their way back to a field, where a picture-perfect tent was set up for a party that lasted into the night!
Peter & Catie, you both were so wonderfully easy to work with, and I loved being there on your special day—what a fun party! I’m sure I’ll see you around town!!
A final swim with the boys.
A champagne toast with the ladies.
I LOVED Peter’s reaction to seeing Catie for the first time – so sweet and so much emotion!
The Moms provided some friendly competition!!
Love this moment I caught as Catie & her bridesmaids snuck a peek at arriving guests.
I love when there is levity in a ceremony and I can capture the couple really enjoying themselves.
An impromptu full group photo since we already had everyone’s attention!
The speeches at a wedding are always one of the (many!!) highlights for me- I love hearing more about the couple from the people who mean the most to them.
More competition (I can take it)!
Peter’s brother-in-law is a good friend of mine and gave the most wonderful speech that had everyone both laughing and misting up!
There were a plethora of adorable babies and kiddos at this wedding!
The family that toasts together stays together!
Caterer :: Cloud 9
Invitations :: Minted
Florist :: Savage Gardens
DJ :: Jason Wedding DJ VT
Hair :: Indigo