Happy Valentine’s Day! What better way to celebrate than to share another of the fabulous weddings I photographed in 2010?
It’s time to share Craig and Becca’s wedding that took place at her family’s summer home in Bridgewater, VT. Sometimes shooting a wedding that takes place at a private residence is such a nice treat because it can be so much more personal and cozy-feeling. That was certainly the case with Craig and Becca’s day. Stories were told about the Becca and her sisters as they grew up and you could look around and see where each story took place. The farm had a certain magic to it!
Finding my way to the house up the country road proved to be no problem thanks to the excellent signage the family placed strategically.
I found Becca surround by her bridesmaids opening a gift from her soon-to-be husband complete with a hand-written note.
The bride looked beautiful in her lace gown. I hope that’s what she was thinking as she checked herself in the bedroom mirror!
I was able to see both the bride and the groom before the ceremony for some individual photos.
Craig and his groomsmen got ready at a rustic cabin just a short drive up the road. I gathered them by the screen porch for a group photo.
The girls meanwhile lingered back at the farm where we shot some group photos.
Check out Becca’s awesome boots. I LOVE a bride in cowboy boots.
Before the ceremony guests were treated to hot apple cider and doughnuts. They smelled divine!
The ceremony took place next to the family home. There was a brand new arch built specially for the wedding, and covered hay bales for seating.
The bridesmaids lined the long driveway before processing.
Becca peeks around the corner at the seated guests on the arm of her proud Dad.
Craig sees his bride as she comes around the hedge and into view.
The apple trees made the ceremony site so cozy.
Becca had such an amazing, soulful laugh…heard a few times during the ceremony!
The whole group following the ceremony.
Once the guests were shooed away I was able to concentrate on the happy couple.
It was a fun surprise when Craig snatched up his bride and spun her around!
Two tents were set up on the expansive lawn for cocktails and the reception.
While the guests mingled during cocktail hour I snuck over to the reception tent to capture some of the amazing details. Eliza Cowan from WedBoston put together the whole day and did such an incredible job. Plus she was super nice and great to work with!
The speeches made by the best man, maids of honor, and Becca’s Dad were all hilarious and poked plenty of fun at the couple who were good sports about it…even if they blushed a bit.
The first dance…
And the parent dances…
And the fun dancing!
When I left you could feel the fall air getting crisp but the crowd didn’t seem to notice as they danced into the night. My thanks to the couple for putting together such a wonderful day. Here’s to a bright and happy future for both of them!