Both from Rhode Island, Courtney and Reilly fell in love with Vermont, not only recently buying a house in a quiet little Burlington neighborhood, but also centering their wedding around one of their favorite places to hang out with their dog- the Ethan Allen Homestead, which is the coolest (free!!) place to catch a bit of history, go for a run, and explore the wide variety of nature areas that make up the expansive park. They decided to nestle their ceremony in a light-dappled grove of apple trees, inviting their families and a few close friends to witness their marriage, building in a nice big chunk of time before an intimate dinner for us to roam around the property and everyone else to let their dogs out (my favorite detail). Days like this are so wonderful for me as a photographer (especially when the weather and light were as awesome as they were on Saturday), quiet, non-rushed time, and a chance to get to know all the guests as well!
Burlington wedding photography
A few weeks before her wedding, Megan won a Vespa- yes, one of those awesome motor bikes. Her luck didn't run out there- the day of her wedding to her best friend, Chris, the weather was better than it had been all summer, and every detail of their wedding day went off without a hitch. But luck is 90% preparation, and 10% opportunity, so Megan and Chris' luck was a deserved reward for the hard work they'd put into planning their wedding, making sure every person at their wedding was comfortable and had a great time. "Our priority is making everyone happy," said Megan when I talked to her a few weeks before their wedding, and we loved watching how much they both cared for each person at their wedding, and how all their families and friends exuberantly celebrated around them until the end of the night. The little surprises that happened throughout the day were our favorite part- from the exhuberant flower girl to neck-tie limbo.