Mara & John’s Basin Harbor Club Engagement Celebration, Vermont

What better way to celebrate your engagement than to gather your family all together in a beautiful location and truly celebrate to the fullest! Mara & John had an engagement celebration weekend in early July that was full of family activities, wonderful meals, socializing, catching-up, toasting, and laughter. 🙂 A truly wonderful weekend! 🙂

Enjoy a selection of favorites below and check out the slideshow to see the cute decorations and details that Mara’s mom put together for dinner the second night. I LOVE the lemonade bottles! Be well, Kathleen

Dinner the first night was at the beautiful Basin Harbor Club. They dined on the dock by the lake! The second evening took place at Mara’s parent’s home. They have such lovely gardens!


Thank you Mara and John for bringing me in to capture your celebration!

Leave some *love* for Mara & John below in the comments section! 
  • Diana RaphaelJuly 17, 2012 - 5:18 pm

    Wonderful memories of a very special weekend. Thank you for capturing it so well for us Kathleen. You are a real pro.ReplyCancel

  • TracyJuly 17, 2012 - 6:38 pm

    Absolutely amazing pictures. May this celebration and the special memories that it captured stay alive forever as you build new ones and continue to celebrate your lives together. I love you John and am so happy you found that perfect someone. Mara- you are truly a gem. Love to you all.ReplyCancel

  • Jackie NagleJuly 17, 2012 - 7:02 pm

    Fantastic photos! Love the vibe!ReplyCancel

  • Mara RaphaelJuly 17, 2012 - 7:23 pm

    Kathleen – You have a gift! Thank you so much for capturing our weekend! We feel so lucky that you were part of it all!ReplyCancel

  • kareenwynterJuly 18, 2012 - 3:09 pm

    Mara and John,
    The photos are stunning! I’m so happy for the both of you as you embark on your new life together.
    Thanks for sharing and sending you both lots of love!


  • Daniel HIRSCHJuly 18, 2012 - 6:11 pm

    Quelle joie de voir un couple si beau et des enfants si magnifiques.
    Nous vous souhaitons tous nos vœux de bonheur.
    Now Johnjohn you can no longer hide to Mara that you have French cousins,
    And that you do not speaking that strange language.
    So I translate for you : ” What a joy to see a so beautiful couple and so marvalous children. We send you all our wishes of happiness. If you still do not understand , please read Tracy comments, nobody can do better.
    With loves from Versailles.
    Daniel and OdileReplyCancel

  • Joan RaphaelJuly 20, 2012 - 12:38 pm

    Beautiful pictures of a lovely event.
    The happy couple……………
    Just stunning!!!
    I get weepy every time I watch the slide show.

    Aunt JoanieReplyCancel

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