Steve & Brianne’s Wedding, Westmore & Burlington Vermont

They sat down in church the row over from us. I poked Devin and nodded my head in their direction. “They’re our aaaaagggge!” I whispered, with the hymnal covering my face. “Wonder if they’re married?” He nodded with a smile of acknowledgement and then gave a stern look to pay attention. As service ended we quickly went over and introduced ourselves, hoping to remain subtle with our eagerness to meet the new “young married couple” in church. Now, we love all of the members at our church, however Devin and I are an anomaly. And until we start having children, we will remain as such. So we were pretty excited to see another “young married couple” that might join our unofficial club. Steve and Brianne nearly fit the bill. They were not married exactly, but they were engaged to be! Imagine how tickled I was when they contacted me about being the photographer for their wedding!! After having brunch to discuss wedding plans and to share stories amidst laughter, I was pretty sold on just how awesome these two are!

Nothing can describe them better really than Brianne’s own words. I hope you don’t mind that I borrowed this! Thank you for picking me…and us. We look forward to our friendship growing over the years! Welcome to the “young married couple’s” club! (No worries, we would have let them in the “club” even if they hadn’t had plans to get married. 🙂 We’re easy like that.) Be well, Kaht

“I was born and raised in Alaska, always thought I would fall asleep and wake up in the right century, should have been named Elizabeth and played with moose poop as a kid. I left AK because the magic bag told me to and now I have a minor with my degree and am in love with a boy named Steve.

It was a crush that turned into a friendship and has now become an engagement (marriage!). We have done so much more than I can name and all of it is good. It’s a wonderful feeling knowing someone loves you.” I have to agree Brianne. 🙂 Enjoy some of my favorites from your wedding celebration!

Scented candles made the tent smell wonderfully like Autumn! The fabulous cake was made by Edelweiss Bakery. Amazing! The cake topper was a family heirloom.

Steve’s aunt owns an antique store and helped find many of the wonderful jewelry pieces, like this beautiful pearl necklace. Perfect for a beautiful bride!

Sneaking a peek…

Steve’s mom made the wonderful fall vests for the men to wear.

The bridesmaids also made their own dresses from a 1957 Vogue dress pattern. LOVED!


More vintage jewelry finds! Beautiful. The Bible was also a family heirloom that has been at many weddings!

Instead of boutonnières and corsages, Brianne & Steve found antique enamel flower pins from the 60’s and 70’s. Awesome!!

A favorite from the day!

The ceremony took place a few days before the reception, which was held on The Spirit of the Ethan Allen. Brianne is a teacher, so the table “numbers” were very appropriate!

Needless to say, it was a perfect evening for great lighting. Sunset in the West, a little softened flash from the side and WALA! Perfection.

Boats and leaves for their guest quilt!

To enjoy more images from the full week of celebration, check out their slideshow! A quick note though on the music I selected. When Devin and I lived in Alaska, we were introduced to the band Railroad Earth. They are the soundtrack to one of the best times in our life! So when I found out Brianne was from Alaska, of course I started jabbering on about Fireweed, bears, snow, fishing, hiking, and of course, Railroad Earth. 🙂 Now when I think of Alaska I still think of Railroad Earth and now Brianne and her family as well! Enjoy. 🙂

  • Alice Gates, MOBOctober 9, 2011 - 7:54 pm

    You are a fabulous photographer and I love the story! Thanks for the great pictures and the help with dressing the bride!ReplyCancel

  • Brian and Ann HillOctober 10, 2011 - 4:55 pm

    What I lovely album. So thoughtfully and gracefully done. If I had not been there myself, I would want you two to marry again and invite me.

    Aunt AnnReplyCancel

  • daria bishopOctober 12, 2011 - 9:02 pm

    So lovely and colorful!! I love the retro pins…great idea! Wonderful images, Kaht!!ReplyCancel

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