We are reminded pretty much on a daily basis how lucky we are to live in Vermont, a place with few traffic jams, rolling hills, and good, local food. We're also extra lucky because some of our closest friends up here are the people who produce the food, flowers, and herbs that make this state extra special.
We've seen many wedding photographers collaborate with other vendors to create a "styled shoot", basically a fake wedding that showcases a set of wedding professionals and a specific style. There's plenty of gorgeous photos of tablescapes and model brides and grooms when these kind of shoots happen, but in general, no real meal or guests. As documentary photographers, we wanted to find real moments in addition to the beautiful table and detail photographs. As supporters of the young agrarian culture we love in our area, we wanted to showcase our dear friends who are talented food producers in addition to being wedding vendors. As party people, we wanted to have fun with our friends in a beautiful celebration.
This shoot is where it all came together: a farm to wedding shoot where all the vendors were able to come together and enjoy all the food that had been grown and cooked, drink wine and get to know each other better. We absolutely love the Vermont wedding community, and this shoot was ultimately a celebration of this, while providing brides and grooms with some inspiration for their own Vermont-grown wedding.
(our list of incredible collaborators are located at the end of this post)
Our Incredible vendors:
Venue: Longest Acres Farm
Barn design and construction: Top Notch Post and Beam
Chairs, dishware, linens: Vermont Tent Company
Farm-grown flowers and floral design: Stitchdown Farm
Locally-sourced wood-fired dinner: Woodbelly Pizza
Local wine with grapes from Vermont vineyards: La Garagista
Vermont goat milk caramels: Big Picture Farm
Exquisite cake from a diversified Northeast Kingdom Farm: Ardelia Farm
Iced-tea made from local herbs: Freeverse Farm
Humorous and poetic officiant: Taylor Mardis Katz (of Freeverse Farm)
Invitations and place cards (with names from Edward Gorey stories!): Farmrun
Vintage 1920's wedding dress: Who is Sylvia?