It was about as easy as a commute as I can get…..literally less than a half mile from my house in beautiful Arlington, Vermont! I could technically walk there if I wanted too, but with bags filled with heavy equipment I opted to take the short drive up the mountain to the beautiful West Mountain Inn. Laura and Eric not only selected a perfect venue to get married, they also happened to pick the perfect weekend to get married in Vermont! The foliage that time of the year is spectacular……more like breathtaking! The night before the big day, they held their rehearsal and the dinner shortly after. It was a great night surrounded by the people they love the most….
Such lovely details at the dinner and of course everyone checking out the Llamas….
On the big day, I arrived, grabbed a few quick photos of the property and then headed up to Laura’s room where I was greeted with many smiles and Laura’s dress hanging from the bed. It was stunning to say the least and it was handmade especially for her which made it even more beautiful. The details were impeccable….
Thought and care was put into every single detail of their day and these are just some of the many things that I love to capture about weddings. Each time I go to a wedding I think to myself “oh how I wish I had something like that on my day” and then I just tell myself “when you renew your vows Carrie, when you renew your vows!!”
Eric and Laura opted to do a first look. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it a million times over…..first looks MAKE ME HAPPY!!! I love that the moment is just between them. I love that they don’t feel rushed to be with their guests. I love that because of their overall relaxed feeling, I’m able to capture more relaxed memories. If I could do it all over again, this is the one and only thing that I would change about my day. It’s worth it.
And check out the beautiful (and handsome) wedding party!!
When I sit down at my computer to edit my sessions and weddings, I can see the West Mountain and the mountain in the photo below from my window…..it doesn’t get more beautiful than this in my opinion….
Beautiful flowers from Nancy Bishop at Nancy Bishop Floral Design right in Arlington!
After the ceremony when everyone headed to the cocktail hour, I ran up to the barn to quickly capture some of the beautiful details that make this location so special….
And I had to share this Etsy find that Laura bought to hold their rings during the ceremony…..how I heart etsy!!
Their first dance and Mr. and Mrs…..
Now….I know this photo is a little blurry and you’re probably asking yourself “why in the world is she showing it if it’s blurry” and the plain and simple reason is because I love it. It shows happiness…..happiness that I can’t ask them to re-create because my lens was out of focus. Sometimes great pictures, aren’t always the most technically perfect but because they show emotion, they’re perfect to me and I know that these two were having fun and to me that’s all that matters in the end….
And why not end with the DJ spinning a little tunes….okay not really but she sure does look like she’s doing a great job right?!
Thank you so much Eric and Laura for letting me capture your day!!