Elise + Sam October 16, 2016weddingsameefarmlodge, bride and groom, fine art wedding photographer, Jeff Woodward Photography, love, rustic wedding, smallpeoplebigday, 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 Sam still had his “breakfast pants” on when I arrived to start his and Elise’s wedding prep. The ping pong game required good ball trajectory and involved drinking beer if your opponent hit one of your glasses. Fortunately, the beer was Coors Light, which has an ABV equivalent to Mountain Dew. Elise, meanwhile, looks amazing in her custom dress. Beautiful florals, one of themes of the day, were provided by A Schoolhouse Garden. Elise’s hair, by Five Elements, was beautiful. The first look. Some of Sam and Elise’s portraits with the wonderful Vermont fall foliage as a backdrop. The arbor at Amee Farm’s wedding site on one of Vermont’s blue sky October days. Sam reads his vows to Elise. And Elise reads her’s to Sam. Crushing the wine glass and the first kiss. Mr. and Mrs. Peck! All the family that came to celebrate. Elise approves of her grandfather’s beer choice. It was a lawn game kind of day. This is not beer pong, but just as exuberant. The catering by Vermont Farms and the cake by Irene’s Cakes were beyond words. Sam and Elise ring the dinner triangle to call guests to the reception. A peaceful moment on the porch before going downstairs. This was the view from the porch. #ilovevermont. Elise’s mom and dad make the first toast. Sam’s dad proposes a toast. We sneak out for a few minutes at sunset to do some images in the golden light. Another theme of the day: Dartmouth College, where Elise and Sam, Sam’s dad, Elise’s mom, brother, and grandfather (Class of ’53) all attended. The DJ didn’t play the alma mater during the evening, but there was an old Dartmouth frat song that made an appearance. One of many great moves during the first dance. Elise’s parents join Elise and Sam on the dance floor. Sam’s parents. There were beautiful children dancing all evening! Sam’s dad mentoring the youth. There was an iPad photo booth with lots of great props. The DJ, Kris Kul, knew just what to play all night. Sam’s parents after a trip to the photo booth. Dartmouth alums are well aware that Dr. Suess (Thomas Geisel) was a 1925 graduate, so Cat in the Hat outfits (in Dartmouth green) were a feature at the photo booth. Elise’s mom Beth and her three sisters rock the dance floor. The Hava Nagila. The children, who have no patience for ceremony, eagerly await some cake. Elise offers Sam about a quarter of the slice. Sam, not to be outdone, forks a half-slice, to Elise’s evident dismay. I’ll let Elise share that cake eating photo with you if she chooses to. In the meantime, we’re going to skip to a dance photo that rivals the Vermont foliage. Fin-all-y! Assorted celebratory tobacco products. You’ll have to ask Sam what was said that caused this response. I completely missed it. Three-generation dance, with Elise’s grandfather and mom. I love this image. Let’s talk about Table 1. I’ll just say that they bonded over dinner. Family. Beer pong under the lights. Note two things in this image: Elise’s shot is about to require her opponents to each drink a half of a glass of Coors Light. And Elise is the only one playing without a beverage in her hand. Word. High paddles. We should also note that Elise was the only player handicapped by a cape and wedding dress. The final minutes on the dance floor. And the last dance. Elise and Sam, congratulations on your wonderful wedding day filled with family, friends, children who are loved, and a fullness of joy. Thanks for allowing me to be a part of it!