Mount Washington Wedding :: Meredith & AJ

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Meredith and AJ were married on August 15th with a ceremony and reception at the Omni Mount Washington Hotel.

AJ proposed to Meredith one night after Taco Tuesday at Arts Riot in Burlington, VT. He had convinced her to go out with him and enjoy the sunset at Shelburne Farms—a place that they both enjoyed as a quiet retreat for an evening walk after a long day or a quiet drive over the Adirondacks. Although the farms are usually pretty busy, what with their gorgeous gardens that overlook Lake Champlain, it was quiet that evening, and AJ knew that the peaceful clouds and calm night had given him the perfect opportunity! And from there, the rest is history!

It was wonderful spending the whole weekend with Meredith & Andrew. I met up with them on Friday for their rehearsal and then photographed their rehearsal dinner (photos to come) at the Golf Clubhouse. I love going to rehearsal dinners because I get to know all the most important people and also because I learn so much more about the couple.

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These welcome bags were so sweet and the Smores made a great late night snack post wedding!

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On the day of the wedding, I started out with the girls, who were getting ready in two adjoining rooms. With 7 bridesmaids and 3 younger ladies in the party—plus the hair and makeup team!—it was a bit of a tight squeeze, but Meredith’s calm and relaxed energy had translated to the whole group.

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At the same time, my second shooter, Alanna Scully, was with the boys as they were toasting each other and hanging out.

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The ever-unflappable Meredith just rolled with it as the weather, which had looked clear in the days leading up to the wedding, kept changing about every hour on the day of the ceremony. But as it turns out, not a drop of rain fell, and the skies were sunny and clear—hooray!

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We met up with AJ for their first look on a bridge heading to the golf course, and after some time with just the two of them, we met up with the rest of the bridal party and family for formals.

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The ceremony took place as planned on the Jewell Terrace, and after being announced as Mr. & Mrs. Meredith and AJ were led out by a bagpiper—a nod to both of their Scottish heritage! The ceremony was amazing, and their vows were so heartfelt. I loved how AJ kept reaching out to touch Meredith’s shoulder as he listened and how he put his arm around her immediately when she got to the front of the aisle—and didn’t let go.

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As they were exiting the ceremony, AJ did a heel tap to express his happiness! It was such a spontaneous moment that made everyone laugh and smile.

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After that, there was a cocktail hour to enjoy on the Omni’s beautiful and wide terrace, then a blast of a reception in the Grand Ballroom! Meredith’s nieces and nephews are so clearly significant to her, and I loved watching them as they were so proud to be in the wedding party—and so fun to be around all day!

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Tables were named after favorite mountains and lakes – a nod to their love of the outdoors

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When dinner got boring the kids had an impromptu gymnastics recital in the hallway – it was pretty impressive!

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When we were waiting for Meredith to make her way over for the cake cutting a guest took matters into his own hands!

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Kicking off the party (and man was it a party!)

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It was fun to have Katie & Andy as guests at the wedding – Andy provided many light moments during the day.

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A perfectly timed photo bomb by Mac!!

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The limbo got crazy

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Yummy popcorn!

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Really quickly, I do want to take a moment to recognize the whole team at The Omni and especially Ken Lopes, who was AMAZINGLY helpful in every way. He was an expert chauffeur as we drove around the beautiful property to do photos and had been kind enough to take me around the day before so I could scope out spots. Thank you!

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And thank you especially to Meredith & AJ! You both are such wonderful lights in each other’s lives and the lives of those around you. It’s clear how much love and care you have for those who are important to you, and I wish you the very best in your future together!

Vendors

Venue: Omni Hotel Mt. Washington
Invitations: Christa Alexandra Designs
Flowers: Ivy & Aster Floral Design
Band: Redline
Mer’s Dress: Monique L’huillier
Gown Boutique: L’Elite
Bridesmaid’s Dresses: Amsale
Hair: Laura Verdoia
Makeup: Suzanne Hewett

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