Vermont Wedding: Sue & Jeff, Essex, Vermont

Having planned and pulled off a private home wedding for my own wedding, I can understand and relate to all the work and planning that goes into things. There are so many extra details that need attending too, but in the end when everything comes together, all of the extra work and attention was worth it because the location has such meaning!

Sue & Jeff were married at Jeff’s dad’s home. The property has beautiful flower gardens and landscaping thanks to Jeff’s dad’s wife and on a good day there is a beautiful view of Mount Mansfield. Getting to wedding day took a few mishaps and glitches though, such as having to replace the whole driveway after heavy rain washed it out and having to replace all the garden mulch when rain washed the mulch away. But once wedding day came, things came together. 🙂 Despite the ever present fog and hint of rain, Sue & Jeff were married amongst their family and friends in the beautiful gardens and celebrated well into the night enjoying every moment! The beautiful summer colors they chose for their decorations and flowers added the pop of color that they gray skies denied us and the sturdy tent protected the guests from getting wet and cold.

Congratulations again Sue & Jeff! It was such a pleasure to get to know you both. 🙂 Enjoy a selection of my favorite images from the day and check out the slide show below. All the best, Kathleen

I love the age/photo table numbers! Guests really enjoy them too. 🙂

Custom beverage glass favors for guests to use throughout the night and take home later. They read, “Vows are done, now let’s have some fun!”

Sue wore her mom’s garter.

Maggie, the ring bearer, watching set-up!

Maggie & Lydia were such good girls doing their job as ring bearers!


After the ceremony Sue & Jeff snuck out the back and made a surprise entrance to the reception with Jeff’s dad at the wheel!

Lot’s of local goodies!

Jeff is a hot air balloon pilot (yes, how awesome is that?!) and another pilot friend gave him the cork balloon. I thought it was perfect for the rings and super adorable!

Candy table for dessert!

Candy sushi?! Awesome!

Jeff created a super sweet slideshow to surprise Sue with. Everyone enjoyed it immensely!

To see more of Sue & Jeff’s wedding day, check out their slideshow below!! Be sure to leave Sue & Jeff 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 Sue & Jeff’s wedding picture perfect!!

Venue: Private Home | Florist: Stray Cat Flower Farm  & Chantilly Rose Florist | Music: Super Sounds| Hair & Make-Up: Indigo Salon| Photography:North Photography LLC  | Caterer: Frank Pace Catering (local focus) | Tent: Vermont Tent  |Restroom Rental: Luxury Event Restrooms

11 comments
  • EmilyJune 19, 2013 - 4:58 pm

    Beautiful work! Jeff and Sue planned a gorgeous day down to every detail. I especially love the photo of Sue looking back over her shoulder as she walks away with Jeff. Really striking. Congrats to the couple and great work to you, Kaht!ReplyCancel

  • TassieJune 19, 2013 - 8:12 pm

    Absolutely beautiful! Kathleen you so perfectly captured the lucky day; from all those smiles I would have to say I think you both are feeling pretty lucky. Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • AaronJune 19, 2013 - 9:49 pm

    Great wedding, these photos do an amazing job of capturing the story and the fun!ReplyCancel

  • SteveJune 19, 2013 - 9:56 pm

    Weather aside, it was a great day. Soooo very happy for the two of you and we were excited to be a part of it. Congratulations. Here’s to many, many happy memories and anniversaries.ReplyCancel

  • MomJune 19, 2013 - 10:54 pm

    Susie, the gorgeous bride, Jeffrey the handsome groom, together the stunning couple. You planned and executed an unforgettable and breathtaking day with many memories to cherish forever. Congratulations with love for endless happiness to my new daughter, Susie and my son,Jeffrey (Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey A. Snyder). The photos are fabulous.ReplyCancel

  • Laurianne TupekJune 20, 2013 - 7:45 am

    These photos were absolutely phenomenal – I enjoyed them so much. The groom’s mother lived with me for 7 yrs so we’ve been friends for awhile and I met with her yesterday for lunch and she emailed me these photos this morning.

    It brought tears to my eyes – they looked so happy together.
    I only met Jeff once but I’ve seen manypics of him over the yrs while his Mom lived with me.

    The backdrop of the lush vegetation in Vermont combined with the “natural” looking photography was stunning, I absolutely loved the photos. I thought she made a beautiful bride – she has a warm, relaxing smile. Jeff’s suit which I understand was custom designed, fit him like a glove and he looked very good in it. The bride’s gown was so becoming on her.

    I loved the decorations on the table – I loved the colors, pink and green and they were so “Vermont” – being that I was born and raised In Massachusetts, I’m a New Englander at heart and could appreciate the decor.

    I loved the two golden labs – esp being that I owned a yellow Lab for 12 yrs. that was a nice twist.

    The tent looked beautiful with allthe lights. I can’t tellyou how many weddings I’ve gone or known about where the photographer either lost the film or they didn’t come out properly. And that daycan never be re-captured.

    The North Photography did a spectacular review of the wedding and I esp loved the music accompanying the slide show – the music struck a deep chord within myheart and the tears just began to flow. It’s so nice to see two people really happy and in love. I wish them many happy yrs together.

    Laurianne Tupek
    Ft. Pierce,Fla.ReplyCancel

  • Kim ShieldsJune 20, 2013 - 4:46 pm

    Absolutely beautiful photos of a beautiful event! Looks like a lot of fun! Love that the doggies were included too! Many congratulations and wishing you every good blessing!

    Loved the Rice Krispy Treat sushi!ReplyCancel

  • SARAHJune 20, 2013 - 11:06 pm

    An amazing day for an amazing couple. Not gonna lie, that slide show brought a few tears to my eyes! Congratulations, I know you two will have an amazing life together!ReplyCancel

  • John VargoJune 21, 2013 - 9:11 am

    Amazing photos! It’s like being at the wedding again with a view of all the things I missed the first time. Kathleen, really nice job capturing the most beautiful wedding I’ve ever been to. Sue and Jeff, I’d say you look like the happiest people at your wedding, and that says it all. Congratulations.ReplyCancel

  • Dale Costello-BardJune 21, 2013 - 6:51 pm

    Congratulations Jeff & Sue!!! I haven’t seen you since you were a little hellion, maybe 4yrs. old. I do however, have vivid memories of spending time with you & Arron at the infamous cabin. I have remained close to your Dad & Mary all these years, and your Mom is friends with me on Facebook.I wanted to compliment you both on your outstanding wedding pictures & video, they brought me to tears. I actually felt that I was there! Everything looked to beautiful and inviting, you all did an amazing job pulling it together! Best wishes for a life together filled with love, good health and fabulous memories. I promised your Dad a trip to Vermont next year, I would love to cross a balloon ride off my bucket list! Enjoy your honeymoon when you get to take! Fondly, Dale & Randy BardReplyCancel

  • Dad (Andy)June 21, 2013 - 8:54 pm

    One picture is worth a thousand words, a thousand pictures capture a million memories. The eyes behind the lens had two wonderful subjects to capture and did so artfully and with style! What a Great Day! What can be said that the pictures haven’t?ReplyCancel

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