Kim + Anders

Anders’ brother does a final tie adjustment before Kim and her dad walk down the aisle on a perfect spring day at Mountain Meadows Lodge.
The blue sky and Kent Pond provide a perfect backdrop to the ceremony.
Kim’s beautiful dress and flower wreath were breathtaking.
Kim assured us that these were tears of joy as she made her vows to Anders.

 

Anders sings his vows, recounting the near miraculous and romantic way he met Kim.
A guest interrupts.
Apparently, the story is a complete fabrication.
Anders recants, now telling how it really happened.
Oops. This version fails to pass the fact checkers as well.
Anders comes clean: he and Kim met online. And they are absolutely perfect for one another.
Kim tears up again as she says her I Dos.
The first kiss, and the first hug. xo.
The champagne toast awaits in the shape of a heart.
The whole team toasts Kim and Anders.
The reception begins.
Kim and Anders love games of all kinds, as do their friends, so a Matrimony Madness trivia game has been planned.
One of the teams review the trivia topics.
This is serious business.
The game’s emcees prepare.
Anders reads one of the first questions.
Kim encourages the players.
Each team could earn extra points by performing various feats, such as singing a childhood song in the funniest possible voice or standing on one foot for an entire trivia round.
Anders’ brother was the only one who got this right.
Extra credit: eat a tablespoon of mayo with Sriracha Sauce.
The questions get harder and the competition is fierce.

I don’t recall which team won, but I do remember all the laughter and fun.
The tables are set for dinner.  The amazing flowers on the tables, Kim’s wreath and bouquet, and the arbor at the ceremony were  provided by the gifted Carie Kowalski of Green Mountain Floral Arts.
Each table was themed after an animal common in Vermont.
The rings.
Kim’s beautiful bouquet
Kim and Anders make the rounds.
Kim surprises Anders with an amazing rendition of Elton Johns’ Your Song.
I think this was the highlight of Kim’s day: the Ben and Jerry’s ice cream wedding cake. Yum!
The dancing begins.
Kim’s mom dancing to Abba.

Anders’ mom and brother taking a break from the dance floor.
Okay, enough dancing. Time to break out a game.
Goats love Animal Crackers. Goats actually love just about anything.

Anders, who doesn’t love formal photos, consented to a few because he loves doing things that will make Kim happy.
Congratulations you two. Your wedding day was perfect, and you made it your own. Just like your relationship. Thanks for allowing me to be a part of it all.

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