Dickie & Ilana – September 16, 2017
Venue :: Basin Harbor Club
Officiant :: Wendy Bratt
Invitations :: Shindig Bespoke
Florist :: The Painted Tulip
Band :: Sultans of Swing
Ilana’s Dress :: Christos
Hair & Makeup :: Edo Hair Salon
Rentals :: Vermont Tent Company
I met Ilana when I photographed her sister Laura’s wedding a few years ago at the Waybury Inn. A few times now I’ve photographed multiple family weddings and it’s always so fun and so special. It was great seeing everyone again and meeting Ilana’s nephew Ben with his wild red hair! Ilana and Dickie met at nearby Middlebury College and have overcome some major long distance time to finally be together celebrating their marriage. They are so easy around each other and share many similar interests including their beloved dog Bowie. Enjoy a few of my favorite photos from this beautiful Basin Harbor Club wedding!
I was so thrilled when I saw that Ilana had worked with Jill at Shindig Bespoke for the paper suite. I first worked with her at Jackie & Jono’s Basin Harbor Club wedding many moons ago and she always does such a fabulous job working with the couple to really personalize the suite to their personalities.
Ilana’s Mom was sweetly showing an image that had popped up in her time hop from Pete & Laura’s wedding that I took – good timing!
Meanwhile my second shooter Jamie was over with the guys getting ready
I loved this moment as Ilana saw her completed wedding look for the first time and teared up – nice work Edo Salon!
Dickie and Bowie are ready for the first look!
Ilana and her girls right before she donned her dress
You all know how much I love when couples choose to do a first look – it makes everyone feel less stressed and more relaxed among many other benefits!
Bowie just wanted to jump on Mom and shower her with kisses but we held him at bay!
Ilana instructed her girls to choose dresses of gray and blue – such a beautiful palette resulted
Former clients Pete & Laura with son Ben (and another on the way!)
The tent was all set up before the ceremony so I took advantage of some extra time (thank you first look!) to grab some shots of all the beauty!
Bowie finally got his way – it’s a testament to Ilana’s calm nature that she was ok with it as he jumped up!
Taking a moment and trying to stay cool before the ceremony – it was about 85 despite being mid September!
My close friend Wendy Bratt officiated our wedding nine years ago and I’ve had the pleasure of working with her a few times since then. Every time I love it more -she really works with each couple to personalizes the ceremony and make it unique to them.
Phew Ben made it down the aisle
Ilana’s Mom added a little something unexpected to her reading prompting this fun reaction from Ilana
Coming down the aisle photos are some of my favorites – such joy!
Huge Jenga fun during cocktail hour and a glimpse of another former couple!
As guests filed into the tent we headed to the gorgeous new dock for some additional portraits
Another high point of the day – I love the energy and happiness that happens when the couple is introduced into the reception!
Bowie didn’t want to miss the party! It’s so great that Basin Harbor is so dog friendly – people are welcomed and encouraged to bring their pooches!
This couple was getting married the following weekend!
What a setting!
Ilana’s Uncle played a song with the band
And Bowie made another appearance later in the night although I don’t think he appreciate the (awesome!) music nearly as much as the guests!
A sparkler getaway ended the night before guests headed to Red Mill to continue the party!
HUGE congratulations to both of you it was so wonderful to see you again!!