Brendan & Becca’s Old Round Church & Inn at Essex Wedding Photos

July 1, 2010

Brendan & Becca – June 20, 2010
Ceremony Venue – The Old Round Church
Reception Venue – The Inn at Essex
Florist – Nancy from A Schoolhouse Garden
Becca’s Dress – Paloma Blanca
Bridesmaid’s Dresses – Ann Taylor
DJ – Paul Pecor from Super Sounds
Oathing Stone & Parasol – Etsy

I feel like each time I do a wedding post there are more and more photos….I think that’s a good thing πŸ™‚

I LOVED this wedding – it was so quintessentially Vermont and totally charming and Brendan & Becca were wonderful to work with.

Becca’s Mom’s best friend conveniently lives literally across the street from the Old Round Church so all the ladies got ready there (and eventually the guys too!). I am lucky enough to work with very very relaxed brides and Becca was no different – people were hanging out, doing their thing, and just enjoying the day when I arrived.

Becca went upstairs and hid so the guys could arrive, get dressed, and we could do photos before the ceremony.

I LOVED Becca’s parasol from Etsy and loved incorporating it throughout the day.

A few candids of the parents (and grandparents!) as people arrived to the ceremony

LOVE this one – They were singing “Going to the chapel and we’re…..gonna get married” as they walked across the street. The rain was just sprinkling a wee little bit!

Brendan and Becca were both so expressive which made their day especially fun to photograph.

The Round Church is gorgeous and simple inside – the perfect Old New England church.

I snuck up to the balcony while Becca’s friend was reading “Falling in Love is Like Owning a Dog” – a very fun addition to their ceremony!

Becca & Brendan paid tribute to their parents during the ceremony which caused everyone to shed a tear.

Love these two πŸ™‚


Thank you wind for blowing the flag at just the right time πŸ™‚

Brendan and Becca did a receiving line which allowed me to grab some great candids as people waited to greet them. If time allows a receiving line is an awesome way for you to greet all of your guests and for me to get some great pictures….doing it in the shade is even better – pretty light!

The skies were clear by then!

Boys + Moose πŸ™‚

My favorite πŸ™‚

When we arrived at the Inn at Essex I was asked to do some more photos with Brendan and Becca so Brendan would not be alerted to a surprise planned for later in the night – I was happy to oblige.

Becca’s feet needed a break – I love the casualness of this πŸ™‚

Cocktail hour outside in the herb garden provided another opportunity for great candids of Brendan, Becca, and their guests.

I think this series of 1st dance pictures are some of my favorites ever – I loved how they decorated the space with lanterns that mirrored the wedding colors….simple and stunning.

Funny (and a little embarrassing!) toasts πŸ™‚

And now more about that surprise πŸ™‚ Becca wrote to me to say that during the reception she was going to sing “Here, There, and Everywhere” to Brendan – it was a HIT and she brought the house down πŸ™‚

Her Dad’s toast included a song as well….a very musical family!

My first garter toss….Brendan was laughing because the garter only went about 1 foot….he was more successful the second time πŸ™‚

Brendan’s Grandfather wore a button that said “I’m the Boss” πŸ™‚

Becca and her Sister tore it UP on the floor!

When the light got pretty we headed outside for a few more portraits.

Becca gets impressive height πŸ™‚

When we got back he was wearing the wig….not sure what the story there is πŸ™‚

This guy was SO shy early in the night but was boogeying down by later in the evening.

Becca’s Mom looks on during the last dance of the night….so sweet.

But wait….it’s not over yet! Becca & Brendan planned a campfire and marshmallow roast for their guests post reception which was a big hit. A smores feeding – another first πŸ™‚

And now onto the details…..

As I said I totally loved the parasol.
Becca had been a flower girl in the wedding of her Mom’s best friend (who owned the house where she got ready in) about 12 years before so pictures were displayed πŸ™‚

Their paper suite set the tone for the wedding and I was psyched they chose to include one of my engagement photos!

As a gift to his groomsmen Brendan bought them cufflinks that represented their interests (Brendan wore ones from Red Sox stadium….from wooden seats I think). My favorite was Homer πŸ™‚

They bought an oathing stone from Etsy. Irish tradition says that if you hold this stone as you’re saying your vows they will be set in stone….very cool.

Becca pinned a locket with a picture of her Grandmother to her bouquet.

Nancy did a phenomenal job with the flowers- they were STUNNING.

This was another first – Becca’s Mom’s friend leaves food out for a wild skunk so while we were taking the bridal party pictures the skunk was just hanging out – I kept a close eye on him!!!

Apples completed the theme.

The End!

Happy 4th of July πŸ™‚


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