Monthly Archives: October 2017

Emily + Alex

Emily and Alex’s wedding at the Mountain Top Inn featured two things: Vermont’s fall foliage at its best, and total, absolute fun.

Emily’s mom, grandmother, and bridal party all rocking the flannel.

Alex (on the right) and his team.

Pre-nuptial bubbles.

Emily’s brother reads excerpts from some of his grandmother and grandfather’s love letters.

Rock, paper, scissors to determine who says their vows first.

One of the groomsmen, who paints in the style of Grant Wood, is going to do an “American Gothic” portrait based on a portrait we made.

Emily and Alex’s dancing lessons pay off big time.

The cham-bong makes its debut.

S’mores by the fire for dessert.

An exuberant hava nagila.

Emily and Alex’s amazing Boston-based band, The Buzz, played something for everyone.

Alex’s parents had obviously had some dance lessons at some point too.

Emily’s grandmother hits the dance floor.

Emily’s family plays the cake cutting music.

Taking no prisoners during the primal cake cutting.

The search for the garter begins.

Apparently not thrilled to have caught the garter.

Congratulations Emily and Alex! Thank you for the opportunity to be with you both on your perfect day!


Morgan + Richie

Morgan and Richie’s wedding weekend was held at the beautiful Lake Morey Resort.
The view across the lake as the fall foliage is beginning to turn.
Morgan’s bridal party was totally fun and there for her all day.
Mom looks on as Morgan’s beautiful dress is laced.
The ring man is ready to rock.

The groom’s party was fun right from the get-go.
Morgan’s dad gets a spit polish before he sees her in her dress for the first time.
Les and I aren’t sure who teared up first—Mike, Morgan, or us.
Mike is kidding around in this image, but this was a Kleenex-filled day.
Richie looks out on the lake as he waits to see Morgan in her dress.

Some formals before the ceremony. Such a beautiful bridal party!
Some of us aren’t that great about getting in a straight line.

The ringbearer checks out the view from inside the main lodge.
And some of us are just learning how to walk down an aisle.
Shauna and Aaron’s daughter Aubrey spreads the flower petals.
Young guests take a break from swimming in the indoor pool to watch Morgan and her dad walk to the ceremony.
Though it had been misting earlier, the sun came out 20 minutes before the ceremony, for a perfect fall afternoon.

The first kiss!
Morgan and Richie wait to be introduced for the first time as Mr. and Mrs. Hackett.
Someone knew Richie’s favorite sweet treat. I’ve heard it’s an acquired taste.

The wonderfully romantic first dance.
Morgan’s mom and dad look on.
And everyone joins Morgan and Richie for a pre-dinner dance.

Dad offers a toast.

Mike kissing his daughter’s hand at the end of his toast.
The maid of honor.
Morgan’s sister and brother.
The best man’s toast.

Morgan dances with her dad.

And Richie dances with his mom. More Kleenex please.
A dance with his step mom.
Clinking glasses and more kisses.
The dancing begins, as Morgan takes a spin around the floor with her brother.

Morgan and Richie, it was a joy for Leslie and me to be with you on your wedding day. May all your days be as full of love and laughter!

Alli + Patrick

It was a flawless fall day for Alli and Patrick’s wedding on the summit of Stratton.
Alli found some cool bleached flannel shirts on Etsy for  the bridesmaids and the officiant.
Still life: Vermont Cutting Board with Bloody Mary Ingredients.
Alli’s and Patrick’s moms oversee the buttoning of Alli’s amazing 1960s-inspired wedding dress. The beautiful flowers were a theme of the day.
Alli’s dad sees his daughter in her wedding dress for the first time.
Meanwhile, the boys have busted out the Cuban cigars.
Patrick looking good in his white shirt and tie.
A bagpiper’s music welcomed the guests as they got off the gondola at the summit.
Alli’s amazing bouquet.

The moment you realize you’re marrying the love of your life and this is all real.

Yes, the sky was really this blue.

Exchanging rings in the warm afternoon light.
Mr. and Mrs. Murray’s first kiss on the top of the world.

Alli ducks under the deck for a post-ceremony celebration with the wedding party.

Some time alone in the gondola for the ride down the mountain.
A perfect moment for some four-wheeling.

How can you not post this image?
The boyz.
And the cocktail hour begins.
Instead of favors, Alli and Patrick made a generous contribution to The Nature Conservancy to help preserve the outdoor space they love.

The beautiful first dance.

Dancing with dad.

And dancing with mom.
Alli’s dad talks about all the things he wasn’t supposed to talk about, much to everyone’s delight.

Except perhaps Patrick’s.
Alli’s sister and Patrick’s best man add their stories and congratulations.
Patrick’s dad and his RPI fraternity brothers serenade Alli as they welcome her to the family.
This was a dancing crowd, and nearly everyone was on the dance floor most of the evening.
A special shout-out to Peter Miles and The Miles Band, who rocked the house all night.
Patrick loves Frankenstein, so one of their dear friends painted this Bride of Frankenstein as a wedding present.
Patrick owns a successful high-end auto repair facility, and this is Alli and Patrick’s ride. Nothing wrong here.
Congratulations you two! Your day was just as you’d hoped—a fun celebration with your wonderful family and friends. Thank you for inviting Leslie and me be a part of it!