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Liza + Michael

Okay, before you look through Liza and Michael’s images from their wedding at the always perfect Mountain Meadows Lodge, let me set the stage: 1) Liza and Michael met during their UVM freshmen orientation, where they had both chosen kayaking; 2) So they love the outdoors, and they love UVM, which were both well represented at the wedding; 3) They love surprises; and 4) They know how to have fun.
Liza and two of his groomsmen decided to surprise Michael at his first look, where at this very moment he is expecting to see Liza in her dress for the first time.

Gifted second shooter, Kelly Fletcher, caught this special moment.

Take two. Another of Kelly’s wonderful images.

Liza’s dress was amazing and soooo photogenic.
The ceremony begins.

The whole team. Kent Pond is in the background, and the Appalachian Trail crosses the lawn down by the shore.
The totally fun wedding party.

This was not my idea.
When I expressed surprise that I’d never seen so many UVM alums without a beer in their hand, this next shot is what happened. Instantaneously.

UVM Outing Club Alums.
After taking a group shot of the Loyola Academy a capella group alumni, they broke into a perfect rendition of CSN’s Hopelessly Hoping. It was crazy beautiful.
UVM freshmen housemates, acting like freshmen do.
One last formal portrait of the bridal party.

 

Liza’s sister Rachel [and the event planner who was so fun to work with all day long] toasts the newlyweds.

Michael’s brother roasts the newlyweds.
He covers all the requisite humorous memories.
And the requisite colorful memories.

Michael’s sister Molly brings it home.

The first dance.

The parent dances.
Michael dancing with his grandmother.
The Lawlor team.

The Hora.

Liza’s mom and grandparents discover the final surprise of the evening—Liza totally rocks a song with the band. She brought down the house.
Liza’s 12-year-old cousin is a professional-level baker, and made the beautiful wedding cake.
We went out at twilight to get some portraits in the soft evening light. It was also a moment for Liza and Michael to have some quiet time together.
Reliving the magic of the first look experience.

Breathtaking.

The rings always make it real. They were nine years coming.
Congratulations Liza and Michael! You are an amazing couple, supported by an amazing community of family and friends. It was gift for Kelly and me to be with you on your special day. Thank you!

Jennifer + Ryan

Jenny and Ryan’s wedding day at the always beautiful Mountain Top Inn started inside due to an ill-timed thunderstorm. Fortunately, the inn’s barn loft has a perfect view of the Chittenden Reservoir and the Green Mountains.
Jenny looking radiant as her dad walks her down the aisle.
Ryan seeing Jenny in her dress for the first time.
The ceremony was marked by laughter and joy.
Dr. and Mrs. Mooney’s first kiss as husband and wife.

The skies cleared and we were able to do all the formals up in the meadow overlooking the reservoir.
The entire team—they were all really fun, and really love Jenny and Ryan.

 

Jenny’s bouquet. All the flowers at the wedding were simply amazing.

Jenny and Ryan are introduced at the reception.
The first dance under the lights in the barn.

Between the cake and the tower of cupcakes, dessert was covered.
The toasts left everyone laughing and crying.

Ryan’s dad roasts his son.

And Jenny’s dad roasts his new son-in-law. Jenny came through the toasts relatively unscathed.

Putting up with a pose that was not his idea.
The guestbook was filled with heartfelt wishes.
Just delivering, not sampling.
Marist College alumni rocking it.
Cupcakes with maple cream frosting topped with crumbled bacon. Nothing wrong here.
Jenny and her dad’s dance.
And Ryan and his mom.
Jenny and Ryan loved to dance, as did their guests. The dance floor was full all night, and they asked the DJ (Mike from Top Hat Entertainment) to stay for an extra hour.
A perfect bouquet toss is one that avoids the lights, and Jenny nails it.
And a perfect catch!
I love taking the couple out for some sunset portraits at the inn. The light is always amazing.
Congratulations you two! It was a delight to be with you both all day and to enjoy the laughter and love you share with one another.

It was an amazing day, and I’m so thankful to have been there with you both.

Kim + Anders

Anders’ brother does a final tie adjustment before Kim and her dad walk down the aisle on a perfect spring day at Mountain Meadows Lodge.
The blue sky and Kent Pond provide a perfect backdrop to the ceremony.
Kim’s beautiful dress and flower wreath were breathtaking.
Kim assured us that these were tears of joy as she made her vows to Anders.

 

Anders sings his vows, recounting the near miraculous and romantic way he met Kim.
A guest interrupts.
Apparently, the story is a complete fabrication.
Anders recants, now telling how it really happened.
Oops. This version fails to pass the fact checkers as well.
Anders comes clean: he and Kim met online. And they are absolutely perfect for one another.
Kim tears up again as she says her I Dos.
The first kiss, and the first hug. xo.
The champagne toast awaits in the shape of a heart.
The whole team toasts Kim and Anders.
The reception begins.
Kim and Anders love games of all kinds, as do their friends, so a Matrimony Madness trivia game has been planned.
One of the teams review the trivia topics.
This is serious business.
The game’s emcees prepare.
Anders reads one of the first questions.
Kim encourages the players.
Each team could earn extra points by performing various feats, such as singing a childhood song in the funniest possible voice or standing on one foot for an entire trivia round.
Anders’ brother was the only one who got this right.
Extra credit: eat a tablespoon of mayo with Sriracha Sauce.
The questions get harder and the competition is fierce.

I don’t recall which team won, but I do remember all the laughter and fun.
The tables are set for dinner.  The amazing flowers on the tables, Kim’s wreath and bouquet, and the arbor at the ceremony were  provided by the gifted Carie Kowalski of Green Mountain Floral Arts.
Each table was themed after an animal common in Vermont.
The rings.
Kim’s beautiful bouquet
Kim and Anders make the rounds.
Kim surprises Anders with an amazing rendition of Elton Johns’ Your Song.
I think this was the highlight of Kim’s day: the Ben and Jerry’s ice cream wedding cake. Yum!
The dancing begins.
Kim’s mom dancing to Abba.

Anders’ mom and brother taking a break from the dance floor.
Okay, enough dancing. Time to break out a game.
Goats love Animal Crackers. Goats actually love just about anything.

Anders, who doesn’t love formal photos, consented to a few because he loves doing things that will make Kim happy.
Congratulations you two. Your wedding day was perfect, and you made it your own. Just like your relationship. Thanks for allowing me to be a part of it all.