Typically I tell couples who are concerned with something going wrong (weather, timeline, tipsy guest…) on their wedding day, “So long as you end up married at the end of the day, I would consider it a wonderful success!”
However, when nothing goes wrong AND the sun is shining AND things flow smoothly, I would call that an extra wonderful success!!
Jessica & John hosted their wedding in Vermont where Jessica grew up. They are self-proclaimed outdoorsy nerds, so combining a beautiful Vermont setting with a comfortable venue was key. They appropriately chose to hold their wedding at The Ponds at Bolton Valley, which has a beautiful pond-view ceremony location and is surrounded by mountains, fields and all that is lovely in Vermont! Mother Nature could not have been kinder to them keeping the sun shining. With the butterflies flitting about and the summer gardens blooming, it truly was a most perfect day to get married!
Congratulations Jessica & John! It was an honor to be there with you on your wedding day capturing each sweet moment and joyous laugh! Enjoy a selection of my favorite images from the day and check out your slideshow below. 😉 All the best, Kathleen
Jessica wore her mom’s garter along with an extra one for tossing. 😉
She could not have made a more stunning bride!
Alison of Floral Artistry was here. 😉
The handsome groom gets some help pinning from his mom!
Such a cutie!
John’s vows had everyone tearing up a bit. :*)
The fabulous bridal party was so wonderful to work with! Always laughing and having a good time. 🙂
Guests were invited to write notes and advice on small wooden hearts that then went into a keepsake box. I enjoyed this one. 🙂
As the sun set behind the mountain, Jessica, John, Robert (trusty assistant!) and I stepped back outside to take advantage of the evening light. Borrowing the couple once more in the evening helps to break up the portrait time and allows us several different lighting scenarios to work with! The evening portraits are always a little more relaxed too!
The parents dances were really sweet and tender. 🙂
Then we got into the wild stuff!
To see more of Jessica & John’s wedding day, check out their slideshow below!! Be sure to leave them some love in the comments section. Couples love seeing and hearing about who has seen their web feature.
Thank you to the awesome team of vendors, family and friends that helped to make Jessica & John’s wedding picture perfect!!
Venue, Catering, and Cake: The Ponds at Bolton Valley | Florist: Floral Artistry | Ceremony Music: Lisa & Mariah Carlson | Evening Music: Top Hat DJ | Hair & Make-Up: The Essex Salon & Spa| Photography:North Photography LLC | Favors: Vermont Brownie Company | Place Cards & Table Numbers: Lasso’d Moon