I feel that not much needs be said after seeing these images.. they speak volumes of this incredible day, from start to finish, it was just utter joy, beauty, and love! Rachael and Jordan are this most adorable couple who I had the pleasure of meeting a couple of years ago through their friends Jamie and Steve, as I also photographer their wedding in the same sweet little town of Calais, Vermont. My dear, talented friend Jason came and second shot for me then as well and we both totally fell in love the the quaint little New England village set out in the middle of the woods about 15 minutes outside of Montpelier. Everything about this town, from it's rolling dirt roads, lakes, and mountain views to the Maple Corner Store and teeny tiny bar with live local music just makes you want to drop everything, buy a log cabin and some flannel, and simply start over. And then you meet these people and your hooked. They are all just the sweetest, most humble, down to earth people you'll ever meet. They made us feel so warm and welcome.
We arrived the day before the wedding, and I was able to catch the rehearsal at the Old West Church, which is seriously one of the most simple and yet beautiful churches I have ever been into. The weather was looking iffy for the weekend, and the night of the rehearsal was very chilly, but the morning of we woke up to blue skies and warm sun and the day couldn't have been more perfect.
Every detail of this wedding was so carefully considered and tended to, there ws never a moment when we weren't finding something beautiful to photograph. The girls got ready in this amazingly gorgeous old farm house, which is also where we did the first look. We then caravanned over to the Old West Church for the ceremony. Oh, did I mention the florals??? Nectar and Root from Brattleboro, Vermont. To die for. The garland hanging in the church had me totally swooning!
After the ceremony, we headed back to Rachael's parents' home, her childhood home, where the reception took place. We were able to sneak away for a few minutes as the golden light began setting over the pine and maple tree line along the property, and oh. that. light.
Anyway, I could go on and on, but I won't because I have a billion pictures here to speak for me. And my kiddos will be home from school any moment now.. but I will end by saying THANK YOU Rachael and Jordan. Every time I photograph a wedding, I am just blown away with gratitude that my couples chose ME to capture this beautiful time in their lives for them. I am so so sooooo beyond grateful that you two chose me. I will always remember your beautiful day, and I hope with these images you will be able to look back for years and years to come, and your children, and grandchildren will too, and that they will always know how full of beauty and love you and your friends and family are. So much love to you two..
Location(s) - Calais Vermont, Ceremony at Old West Church
Rachael's Dress - Leanne Marshall http://www.leannemarshall.com/
Shoes - Nine West http://www.ninewest.com/
Bridesmaids dresses - Jcrew https://www.jcrew.com/
Flowers - Nectar and Root https://www.nectarandroot.com/
Jordan's outfit/shoes - Suit: Michael Kehoe http://www.mkltd.com/
Shoes Johnston & Murphy https://www.johnstonmurphy.com/
Groomsmen outfits - assorted!
Rings - Starling https://www.starlingjewelry.com/
Food/bar - Jimmy Kennedy Catering http://www.jimmydk.com/
Dessert - Birchgrove Baking http://www.birchgrovebaking.com/
Decor - Rachael Keyes (bride)
Tables/chairs/tent GMR Tent Rentals http://www.gmrtentsvt.com/
Band - The Funk Collection https://www.thefunkcollection.com/
Hair - Jessica Murphy https://jessicamurphystudios.com/
Makeup - Elizabeth England - https://www.elizabethenglandstudios.com/