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Anastasia + Trent

Anastasia and Trent’s wedding at the beautiful Chesterfield Inn was an intimate family affair.
The gardens at the inn were in full bloom.
Anastasia’s dress was as stunning as her blue eyes. And Trent was rocking the three-piece suit.
Anastasia’s grandfather and sister stood up for the ceremony amidst the blooming cherry trees.
Anastasia’s sister Liz provided veil management whenever the breeze got a little feisty.

The first kiss, and the first hug.
Anastasia’s grandfather and his wife model the joy of marriage.
The inn’s private dining room offers beautiful views of the surrounding mountains.

Congratulations Anastasia and Trent!
May all your days together be filled with the same joy and celebration that marked your amazing wedding day!

Jaclyn + Katir

Leslie and I photographed Jackie and Katir’s special day at the Mountain Top Inn yesterday. The theme of the wedding: FUN!
Jackie and Katir were fun, laid-back, kind, generous and full of joy all day long. We loved being with them every moment!
Some Indian inspired details.
Portraits by the Chittenden Reservoir. Leslie took a moment to do a fashion shoot!
A pre-nuptual paddle. It’s Vermont.
Even the formals were not so formal.

The boyz.
Jackie arrives at the ceremony in storybook style.
Leslie’s beautiful image of Jackie’s dad giving away his daughter while Katir’s parents look on and Katir wipes away a tear.
A perfectly sunny and warm mid-May afternoon.

The first kiss!
Dr. and Mrs. Patel.

Then the exquisite reception.

Becca and the bridesmaids hang in the bar during cocktail hour. Loving the lip gloss.
The introduction and first dance.

The maid of honor and best man rock the toasts.
A little TMI is always toast-worthy.

Jackie dances with her dad.
And Katir’s dance with his mom.
And then it’s time to seriously dance.
Katir’s mom and dad.

Jackie’s mom (in the beautiful teal dress) plays it cool as one of the groomsmen literally slides into the image as Leslie clicks the shutter.

A Boston-based band, Eye 2 Eye, kept everyone on the dance floor all night. They were great!

Jackie gets fanned off after a hot set on the dance floor.
Becca and, I think, Tequila shots.
Jackie with her co-workers in their work clothes.
I asked Erica, one of Jackie’s bridesmaids, and Jake if I could take a portrait of them, and they said “Sure.”
Countdown to cake cutting.
These two loved to dance, and they knew what they were doing.
Erica sums it up for pretty much everyone at the wedding.
Congratulations Jackie and Katir! Thanks for being so stinking fun all day long. We know that this was just the first of many, many happy and joyful days together!

Katie + Ray

The tulips were in full bloom for Katie and Ray’s wedding at the beautiful Taconic Hotel in Manchester.
Mom laces up Katie’s amazing wedding dress.
The veil is perfect, as is Katie’s stunning updo.
The bouquet.

Katie’s dad sees his daughter in her dress for the first time.
While Leslie was photographing the bridal party prep, I was hanging out with the groomsmen. Here, the boys take a break from the bar for a group portrait on the front steps.
Off to the church.
Katie was absolutely radiant.
Katie’s and Ray’s moms look on with love and pride.
Katie’s dad gives away his daughter.
The first kiss as husband and wife (which comes fairly early in a Catholic mass, keeping Leslie and me on our toes).
Katie and Ray exchange rings.
A mixture of disbelief and joy.
Two thumbs-up!
Katie and Ray Addas.
A champagne toast in the bus.
Checking out the rings.
The wedding party at the Henry Covered Bridge in Bennington.
The bridal party was so fun and totally there for Katie all day long.
The boys rocking the socks.
Ray’s and Katie’s moms at the reception.
The day was all about family and friends. There was a lot of laughter and celebration.
A portion of Ray’s side of the family. These are the kind of people you want at a party.
The hot reception app of 2017: bacon on a stick. And why not?
Apparently only beautiful children were allowed to attend. Here they take a brief break from running around the lawn at top speed.
Sheer joy during the first dance.

Katie’s dance with her dad, during which there was not a dry eye in the house.
The tears continued with Ray’s dance with his mom. Both families knew how to laugh and how to cry. It was a rich day filled with both laughter and tears of joy.
Katie’s maid of honor busts out some stories from the past.
Ray’s brother and best man brings it home.
Table 11 gives Katie and Ray a standing ovation.
Table 11 was nothing but trouble from the get go. We’re not sure who put them together.
Ray’s grandparents win the anniversary dance, for being married for over 60 years. I love how Ray’s grandfather is looking at his wife like he did the first time he ever saw her. It’s one of my favorite images from the day.
And the dancing begins.
One of the guests, who spent his wad running around the lawn at top speed, takes a well-deserved break.
“We Are Family” was never truer than with this gang. Everyone rightfully came out to the dance floor for this one.

Congratulations Katie and Ray! Your wedding day was perfect, and it was a joy for Leslie and me to be with you and your amazing families and friends!
May all your days be filled with joy and celebration (and great beer)!