Most weddings are the product of months, if not years of planning, and we love watching all the hard-fought details to come together in each wedding we photograph. Our favorite thing, though, are the unexpected events that come with each wedding, making the day even better than what each couple and their families had hoped for.
Sophie and Nick’s wedding is the perfect example of the unexpected defining the day. After watching the weather and dodging raindrops all day, they decided to take the chance and continue to hold their first look and ceremony outside in a field overlooking Breadloaf Mountain, which was covered with the season’s first coat of snow. I thought we were lucky enough when the sun come out just as Sophie walked out to see Nick for the first time that day, the golden light permeating their meeting and throughout our time photographing them both. The best was yet to come. As the ceremony began, a light rain started falling, but quickly dissipated, replaced by sunlight and the brightest rainbow we’ve ever seen. All the guests gasped and Sophie and Nick turned to see their unexpected centerpiece at their ceremony. The rainbow stayed for several minutes and we kept catching people asking each other “how about that rainbow?!”
Few couples could outshine the rainbow we saw on Saturday, but Sophie and Nick are an exception, especially on the dance floor. Throughout the day they were the calmest and sweetest presence to be around. At night, however, when everyone moved to the barn for dancing, Sophie and Nick transformed into dancing machines, twirling each other- and many of their guests- back and forth between the wooden beams of the barn. There were so many good parts of this wedding, we’ll let the photos show the rest.