Shannon + Ryan November 5, 2016weddingsbride and groom, fine art wedding photographer, Jeff Woodward Photography, love, rustic wedding, southern vermont wedding photographer, vermont photographers, vermont wedding, vermont wedding photographers, vermont wedding photography, vt photographers, vt wedding photographer, vt wedding photographers, wedding photographer, wedding photographer vermont, wedding photographers vermont, wedding photographyjeff Shannon and Ryan got married yesterday! The sunset view of the Chittenden Reservoir just before the wedding ceremony in the loft of Mountain Top Inn’s beautiful barn. Shannon’s beautiful dress and bouquet. Ryan and his groomsmen. It was a beautiful candle-lit rose-petal-laden ceremony. Though it was a brisk fall day outside, the loft was cozy and warm. Shannon and Ryan quite literally tie the knot. The moment Shannon and Ryan have been waiting for! Mr. and Mrs. Harrington are introduced for the first time. The entire wedding team. Shannon’s dad rocking camo socks that match the wedding palette. Even the lemon cupcakes with raspberry frosting matched the palette. This guest clearly got the memo about what colors to wear (her husband was the best man, so she had the inside track). The view from Shannon and Ryan’s table. The barn looked beautiful. Maddie, one of the Mountain Top Inn coordinators, gives a guided tour of the various cupcakes. Shannon and Ryan make their entrance. The dreamy first dance. Jon, Shannon’s long-time friend and best person, and Harris, Ryan’s very-long-time friend (they met in kindergarten) give wonderful toasts. Ryan and Shannon hear stories from their past, for better or worse. Shannon’s sister Megan sings a crazy amazing rendition of Elvis Presley’s “Can’t Help Falling in Love with You.” Shannon’s dance with her dad. Testing out the cup cakes. They passed with honors. Everyone in this photo was totally great all night long. They brought their own fun with them! Shannon and Ryan’s family and friends came ready to dance and celebrate. One of Ryan’s sisters takes a [brief] break from dancing. So here’s the deal: you hide a bottle of Smirnoff’s Peach Ice malt beverage, and—like a liquid Easter egg—whoever finds it must drink it. Corey, Shannon’s brother, is the unfortunate winner in this image. Shannon’s dress flairs as she spins. These two were cheerleaders of joy all night long. Here, one of the team members takes a brief nap before returning to the dance floor. Ryan’s grandfather sneaks in one more dance before heading to his room for a well-deserved rest. A grand-daughter loving her grand-dad. One of my favorite images of the day. Meanwhile, back on the dance floor. . . . A special shout-out to DJ Mike Detch, the owner of Top Hat Entertainment (and a Brattleboro native) who kept everyone dancing with delight all night. Shannon’s side of the family, including her mom (sending peace) and brother Corey, who has apparently survived being Iced. Shots are usually the beginning of the end. Congratulations Shannon and Ryan! It was such a joy to be with you both and your loving and fun family and friends to celebrate your marriage!