“This day is about you and your partner above all. Remember to look your partner in their eyes often throughout the day and night and check in with each other as a “home” base that can slow everything else down for that moment. Remember also that people have traveled far and wide to celebrate you and your unique love for one another. They are not coming to see a show or to see anything other than your authentic selves. Show up as you are (albeit a little fancier than every other day, perhaps) and know that you are deeply loved and cared for by each of your guests in their own way. Remember to nourish your body that day as well as to nourish your mind however you need to. Stay out of your head and stay present for the moments because they go by all too quickly! Little things might happen because life is imperfect and making the choice to embrace the imperfections helps a lot. Focus on LOVE, JOY, and the CONNECTION of all of the pieces and pause often to remember those things. ” – Rachel
“Our wedding plans to elope from our home state of Maine were in place early in December. But where to go? Who should we invite? How will we capture the memories of our special day? There’s something about Vermont. The magnificent family vacations on Lake Champlain. The memories of working in Burlington. Lifelong friends and stories only they would understand. A winter wedding in Vermont on New Year’s Eve? The perfect plan.” – Bill & Vicki
The invitation to their wedding featured an image of a cork from Robert Hooke’s 1665 book “Micrographia,” notable as the first book to show illustrations seen through a microscope. I’ve always been a bit of a bibliophile, so it was a particularly delicious moment for me when I was able to photograph their rings and invitation along with an original copy of this historic volume.
For other couples planning a wedding (or two), Rosy’s advises, “It is okay to be unconventional!”
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Growing up in Vermont, a love for the Fall season is baked into my identity. I’m sharing 14 celebrations to inspire your fall wedding!
A neutral palette, with a focus on black and dark gray as one of the main shades.