Ali + Jon October 6, 2019blogCol. Williams Inn, Jeff Woodward Photographyjeff Ali and Jon had a perfect Vermont fall day for their wedding at the Colonel Williams Inn in Marlboro. The only thing in the crystal clear blue sky was the moon. Ali, Maria and Lauren having a sip of bourbon before putting on their dresses. Ali and her mom. Ali was beautiful, relaxed and fun all day long. The amazing Justin Altman was photographing the groomsmen. Here Jon puts on his boutonniere with the world’s longest needle. Sweet Gidget, Dog of Honor, waits until the last minute to get dressed. Jon’s team. Now would be a good time to mention that the requisites for being invited to this wedding included: being wildly fun, loving life, and loving Ali and Jon. The guests gather for the ceremony. The groomsmen getting organized by the barn. Love and laughter amid the beautiful fall foliage. Chris just wants to be sure that Ali is ready to say her vows. Yes. Jon’s parents Jon neglects to “repeat after me,” causing some initial concern among those present. And, the ring fits. The cocktail hour was held under the maples on the Inn’s west lawn Justin’s image of Ali’s grandma apparently stockpiling rum and cokes. The gorgeous barn, delightfully warm on this cool fall evening. Inn keeper Victoria’s vase collection. Victoria also collects china, so every guest had a different place setting. Husband and wife are introduced. Justin’s image of Ali and Jon’s first dance, taken from the barn’s loft. Ali dances with her mom. Jon and his mom. The birch bark wedding cake, an homage to Ali and Jon’s love of hiking and the outdoors. Yes, that is a limbing axe. A polite dab of frosting on each forehead, and a post-cake cutting kiss. And the dancing begins. Some surprise guests. Some late-afternoon portraits in the soft light. One of my favorite images of the day. Pure joy and happiness. Ali and Jon—it was a pleasure to be with you, your wonderful friends and families on such an amazing day of fun and celebration. Congratulations!