Jenessa & Jeff’s Fall Sugarbush Resort Wedding at Gatehouse Chairlift
I have been looking forward to Jenessa & Jeff’s wedding all season long – they are such a sweet couple and we had such a blast doing their engagement photos last year. Former clients Kami & Jeff introduced them to me so it was fun to see them again too! It was my first time working a Sugarbush resort wedding and it did not disappoint – so many different spots to take photos and such spectacular natural scenery!
I started the day with the guys who kindly got dressed a bit early so that I could document it – that meant they had extra time to watch football l so they weren’t too fussed!
The ladies were right on time and just finishing up with their makeup when I arrived. It was fun to give a quick wave to Kerry Armstrong who does fabulous hair and is SO. NICE.
Jenessa’s Mom helped her into her gorgeous gown
And after a big reveal and a good luck toast we headed off to the First Look!
Of course we weren’t completely alone….Jeff’s Groomsmen kept watch from their balcony!
I couldn’t resist the classic Sugarbush Resort wedding photo with Claybrook in the background – so Vermonty!!
After exploring we wandered up to the main courtyard and met up with the families and bridal party including Jenessa’s thrilled Brother Zach!
Sweet Kami & Jeff and their dog Stowe who Jenessa & Jeff puppysit/steal regularly- a photo of them with Stowe was a must take!
AWESOME socks including ones custom made with a photo of Stowe, Beethoven, and Smuckers Goober (A PBJ combination!)
Knowing that the guests would come down the mountain before me I snuck into the reception to get some detail shots before heading up the mountain
Up we go to the breezy middle of the mountain – I was glad I had my down vest!
Snuggled up under blankets kindly provided by Jenessa & Jeff
Now that is an entrance!
Wendy Bratt officiated the ceremony – she is a close friend of mine and married us nine years ago so obviously I’m biased but think she creates the most beautifully memorable and personalized ceremonies – hire her!
Jenessa is apparently known for her silly expressions so I loved the bottom photo especially!
A casual receiving line formed as guests sipped champagne and enjoyed the views
And the wonderful Julia from Sugarbush snapped this photo of the four of us!
After the rest of the guests headed down in the chairlift we did a few more photos
I attached the strap to my camera for these – I was so worried I’d drop something off the
The reception room is rustic and light filled – such a beautiful space!
Up on a ladder for a shot of everyone!
Let the party begin!
You know it’s a Vermont wedding when there is a shot ski and a firepit! (The cigar bar is an added bonus!)
Jenessa & Jeff – I LOVED being your photographer and I hope to see you guys around town!! xo
Venue :: Sugarbush Resort
Florist :: A Schoolhouse Garden
Officiant :: Wendy Bratt
Hair :: Kerry Armstrong
Makeup :: Finishing Touch VT Sarah Crowley
DJ :: Wedding DJ VT Jason Barron
Jenessa’s Dress :: Essence of Australia
Bridesmaid’s Dresses :: Azazie
Cake :: Sweet Simone’s