12 Celebrations to Inspire your Summer Wedding. Summer is the season of color, fireworks, cool beverages, dancing, celebration and enjoyment of the outdoors.
Ryan & Leah married on a fall day in Shelburne, Vermont. They hosted an intimate gathering at Ryan’s family home, with Vermont Tent Company supplying a beautiful sailcloth tent and decor and to create an amazing backyard wedding. Leah got ready at Hotel Vermont in Burlington, before meeting up with Ryan at historic Shelburne Farms. “As soon as we said “I do” and put the rings on each other’s hand we both felt an overwhelming sense of happiness. At that point, we felt like we could really celebrate our life together.” – Ryan & Leah
Annie & Billy’s elopement at the Inn at Shelburne Farms in scenic Shelburne, Vermont was a magical day filled with touching moments, gorgeous scenery and heartfelt vows. “The sky was painted in breathtaking hues of orange, pink, and blue, and the moon shone as a lonely sickle above the whisping clouds.” – Billy
“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
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.