Ty & Lindsay’s Vermont Farm Wedding :: VT Wedding Photographer

August 8, 2008

Ty & Lindsay were married last Saturday at their home in Bristol, VT. Robin Dini assisted and we generally had a blast all weekend….there was lots of laughter πŸ™‚

The weather has been so wacka-doo all summer and Saturday was no different. THANKFULLY Ty & Lindsay had opted for a first look so by the time the rain started in earnest a mere three minutes after the ceremony (and when I say in earnest I mean it was pouring buckets) we had done all of the pictures save three larger family groupings – whew! The whole day was joyful, laid back, and just a ton of fun.

I’m now three for three this summer for at home weddings with one more coming up and I have to say that people seem very relaxed when they are in familiar surroundings. I know we loved having our wedding at home for so many reasons – one of the practical ones is that you don’t have to remember to bring everything to a venue…and then schlep it home at the end of the night when all you want to do is crawl into bed with your honey πŸ™‚

Alright – enough jabbering – onto the photos!!

Lindsay’s neighbor is a stylist so all the girls got their hair and makeup done there. I love the berries around the door and the exposed rafter framing Lindsay

Ty and Lindsay were engaged for awhile so Lindsay had plenty of time to plan many many special details. Ty loves fishing and so Lindsay got him a charm for his boutonniΓ¨re (one day I’ll be able to spell that word without spellcheck!)

Ty is quite a handsome guy but he doesn’t love having his picture taken. Thankfully he was quite cooperative throughout the day and had some friends to encourage a relaxed expression πŸ™‚

I love the flower girls reactions to seeing Lindsay putting on her dress. So different but very appropriate to their personalities πŸ™‚

We had the first look near Lindsay’s parent’s house (also conveniently right next door) and near Sasha’s field. I love their expressions of anticipation. Robin was with Ty as I came out of the house with Lindsay and I could just imagine her saying – “here she comes…she’s getting closer. No peeking…she’s almost here!!”

I am happily amazed by how many of my couples this year have decided to do a first look. Jeff and I opted to do it (I’ll share pictures from that in a few weeks) and we were so much more relaxed and laid back as a result. Thinking back to what a whirlwind the day was after our ceremony I can’t imagine having to do all of the photos then. A first look allowed us to really enjoy each other and have time to let it sink in that we were about to get married.

For those of you thinking about timeline Ty & Lindsay’s ceremony was at 4 and they had their first look at 5 of 3. From there we did about 20 minutes with just the two of them, then 15 minutes with the bridal party, and 15 minutes with their families give or take. We ended up having some extra time so we did more with Ty & Lindsay. The groomsmen I shot as Lindsay was finishing her makeup and moving over to her parent’s house.

I love this moment I caught. I thought about cropping out Lindsay but I think she’s definitely part of the story πŸ™‚

Love my walls (or a wall of firewood!)

When we were driving to Bristol we kept passing all of these cornfields and Robin and I would both make happy noises and fantasize about actually being able to shoot in one. Well Lindsay’s parents had a few rows of corn in their garden so Ty went into the garden!

I have Robin to thank for this one πŸ™‚ After we were finished shooting the families and we had some extra time Robin glanced up at the barn and said – “does that window open? Would you guys be able to go up in the hayloft?” Ty & Lindsay immediately took off!! It was great – there wasn’t even a moment of hesitation. While they were getting situated Robin said to me “see – it always pays to open your mouth :)”

LOVE this detail. There was a horse drawn carriage to take the bridesmaids (and then Lindsay and her parents) over to the ceremony. Sasha was a little indignant that there was a horse on her turf πŸ™‚

Off to get married!

The flower girl was ADORABLE. It was a very long aisle so the petals didn’t make it quite to the end πŸ™‚

I love shooting Dads. And I love Lindsay’s face πŸ™‚

Ty playing with his new hardware πŸ™‚

A kind friend braved the torrential downpours to bring some refreshment to the bridal party πŸ™‚

Insert cutesy caption here about Ty hitting the bullseye πŸ™‚

Loved the way the cake was decorated

After dinner the skies cleared somewhat and a rainbow peeked through!

It got a little muddy under the tent so most people ditched their shoes.

The band was AWESOME. The power kept surging during the reception and the lights would go out but the drummer would hold the beat and people would keep dancing and then get even more into it when the lights came back on – it was a great vibe!

Thank you so much to Ty & Lindsay and their wonderful family and friends – I had SUCH a great time!



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You’ve done it again, girl! That shot of the flower girl crying during the ceremony got me all choked up.

I love these photos Amanda. You really did an awesome job capturing the day! The details are incredible!!!

i LOVE that you got them up in a hayloft!!!

yeah that ring shot is KILLER, you should put that on Trash the Ring!!

The muddy feet, the band with the flare, the carriage leaving the scene… such great story telling elements!

You are the offical ‘Queen of the At Home Wedding!!’

great shots Amanda! love ’em all, especially the dart board ring shot!

Robin Dini Photography

beautiful job on the slideshow amanda! the music fit perfectly to every mood of the day. Wow! It was an honor to work with you. I had a blast and loved being in “your element”. πŸ™‚

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