Photographing Christina and Alex’s beautiful and small wedding in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont was a welcome change of pace for me during the busiest part of my wedding season. The wedding was attended by their immediate families only and was held at a Alex’s family home. After the ceremony in the woods, we took a walk around the property to take portraits. Christina and Alex have done a lot of work together on the trails and other features of the property over the years, including planting many walnut trees which was where they got engaged. Alex’s sister worked on many of the details for the wedding including Christina’s bouquet, small tequila shots in jars, mason jar lanterns, and even the long farm table set up for dinner in the apple orchard, where Have Your Cake Catering served dinner. I would love to photograph more small weddings and elopements – it’s not always possible for me to do these on a Saturday during peak wedding season (May-October) but if you are planning something smaller on a weekday, a Sunday or in the winter, please get in touch!
Emily and Scott live in Colorado now, but Emily has roots in Vermont, so they came back to celebrate their marriage on Lake Champlain. I photographed the sunset cruise rehearsal dinner on the Spirit of Ethan Allen III from Burlington as well as the wedding day out at the Grand Isle Lake House. Emily wore a vintage family wedding dress and then changed into a more casual dress and flower crown for the reception. Flowers by Floral Artistry by Allison Ellis; music by Tuxedo Junction; cake by The Cakery; tent rental by Celebration Rentals.
Scott and groomsmen getting ready photo above by my second shooter for the day Jennifer Mckenna.
Emily and Josh saw me working at Christine and Jamie’s wedding last year and liked what I did, so they had me come down to Washington, DC to photograph their wedding this spring at President Lincoln’s Cottage. President Lincoln spent much of his presidency at the cottage and is thought to have written the Emancipation Proclamation there. Emily and Josh’s incorporated some great personal touches for the wedding. Their dog Sunny did a fine job as ring bearer for the outdoor ceremony, and Emily’s father who is an architect and sculptor made the unique centerpieces found on the dinner tables.
Christine and Jamie’s wedding was a three day community focused event at Ohana Camp, one of my favorite classic summer camps in Vermont. Friday evening featured an outdoor barbecue followed by a contra dance. I was in Rhode Island photographing another wedding that first night, but I was lucky enough to have Hannah Photography photograph this for me. The wedding day consisted of free time for guests to swim and enjoy the camp in the morning which Jamy Beecher Photography helped me out with. A wedding ceremony and reception followed that included giant Jenga, dancing, and entertainment for the many children attending. Christine told her floral designer Morgan Perrone of Valley Flower Company to “Think about a little girl collecting things in the woods – that’s what I want to look like” when making her a flower crown and veil. On Sunday there was a brunch with a Bloody Mary bar, and guests participated in camp activities on Sunday to earn custom printed merit badges. Christine is a graphic designer and designed the stationary for invitations and activities as well as the tables for the reception. Venue: Ohana Camp; Event design by Christine (the Bride); Floral design: Valley Flower Company; Catering: Barefoot Gourmet; Dessert: Umplebys; Music: Beat Train Productions; Bride’s Gown: Saja; Groom’s attire: Maxwell’s Clothiers; Birds of pray demo: Vermont Institute of Natural Science; Contra Dance Caller: David Millstone; BBQ: Barebones; Bartenders: Phat Kats Tavern
Six photos above by Hannah Photography.
Photo above by Jamy Beecher Photography.