Waybury Inn Wedding :: Laura & Pete

June 28, 2012

This Waybury Inn wedding was way fun – Middlebury grads Pete & Laura had their ceremony at a farm in Cornwall where Pete had lived after college and where he and Laura (continued!) falling in love. Then everyone loaded school buses and headed over to East Middlebury for the party! Laura’s beautiful look came together with help from a talented team of some of my favorite vendors  – Justin Cruz did her hair, Anna from Mirror Mirror was on makeup, and she purchased her dress (an Amy Kuschel) from Deb at Sewly Yours who is the BEST! The bridal party wore J. Crew and their jewelry was a gift from Laura. I hadn’t worked with Debbie from Vermont Country Flowers before but she knocked it out of the park! Becca from Missing Piece Events coordinated the day and ensured that everything ran super smoothly. The beautiful paper suite was designed by Christa Alexandra who I also worked with last fall for Laura & Andrew’s wedding and the beautiful calligraphy was done by Lettering by Liz Finally as always I LOVED working with The Pulse of Boston (who I will see again this weekend at Liz & Ford’s wedding!) – they are one of my favorite bands who time and time again have everyone on the dance floor the whole night! Onto the photos!!!

christa alexandra wedding invitation

Pete’s best man Dan kindly gave Laura a lift up to her first look on the farm’s gator 🙂

MY kind of wedding!!!

bride rides on gator

The first look was emotional and beautiful as it always is 🙂

first look

I loved the detail of the initials sewn into Laura’s dress

Vermont country flowers pink and white bouquet

The wind provided a little lift to Laura’s veil 🙂

bride's veil blows in the wind

Lovely flowers courtesy of Vermont Country Flowers

vermont country flowers wedding bouquets

gray j. crew bridesmaid dresses

One last photo before Laura headed inside to hide as the guests started to arrive 🙂

On this hot summer day the parasols and water “sold out” almost immediately

rustic ceremony

Schoolbuses shuttled guests from their hotels

schoolbus brings guests to wedding

Such a dramatic and beautiful moment as Laura and her parents came out of the farmhouse

Laura’s Brother played beautifully during the ceremony

Mr. & Mrs. Mellen!

The wind again came at just the right time as Laura & Pete share a quiet moment as newly minted Husband and Wife!

This gator getaway was unplanned but so much fun -I think Pete needed to let off some steam!!

After doing a few extended family photos we headed over to the Waybury Inn where the party was just getting started. The details were literally picture perfect!

rustic wedding details

I love when people decorate the tentpoles with trees – such a pretty look and another way to bring the outdoors in!

rustic pink yellow and green wedding details

rustic pink yellow and green wedding details sign in tree

The guests were pretty psyched to be there 🙂

A quiet moment during the first dance

Raise a glass!

All together now!

middlebury wedding photo

And then the party really got underway 🙂

The sun sets but the party keeps rocking!

Jubilation after a successful worm!

And a fun end to the evening

Congratulations Pete & Laura!

Thanks to Alanna for being an awesome second shooter!


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Dear Amanda, Alanna, and Becca (the wonderful ladies who made this day so special for everyone),
It was a marvelous day for all of us (and yes, I have tears in my eyes looking at all these spectacular pictures that captured EVERY detail of Laura and Pete’s wedding) and we cannot thank you enough for ALL of your efforts to make this the wedding of their dreams. And then to capture it all in the blog and the slideshow — I am speechless (and teary again!)!
Thank you again and again,
Jennifer Mellen

These came out beautifully Amanda. Awesome work!

Beautiful!!! What a great day, thank you for having me! Your images reflect this beautiful wedding perfectly. Amazing as always!!

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