Kate and David met at Dartmouth’s Tuck Business School when they were in a study group together. While they no longer live in the upper valley of Vermont and New Hampshire, it has a special place in their hearts and they wanted to share this special place with their friends and family. The couple spent a lot of time planning a celebration that would make everyone feel welcome and one that embraced the joining of two faiths.
The weather presented some challenges for getting around as the beautiful snow turned a bit wet and slippery but I saw the elements as magical and embraced them. It’s not often that you see two seasons overlapping like this and it invigorated my senses. In these situations, the weather can impact photography if you let it as it can create more parameters to work around, especially when your work is centered around the use of natural light. However, if embraced it can be viewed as an opportunity to create unique images. I was so grateful these two and their tribe were willing to brave the elements for a quick group shot. To me, it embodies the blending of two seasons, fall and winter, with their favorite people in a place special to their hearts.
The couple loves to entertain and thought of their wedding reception as one big party. Birds of a Flower created the most amazing, colorful table displays with seasonal squash, pumpkins, pomegranates, and pears. She added terra cotta pillar candles which created a welcoming ambiance for their guests. Their inspiration was from 18th-century Dutch still-life paintings that bring an abundant, feast-like quality.
Kate and David, I feel so honored to be asked to photograph your day which was so incredibly special. Thank you for making my assistant feel so welcome. I wish you both best of luck and well wishes as you start this new chapter. May you always have as much fun as you did on your wedding day!
Ceremony: North Universalist Chapel Society
Reception: Woodstock Inn & Resort
Florals: Birds of a Flower
Stationery: Fete Collection
Bridal Shoes: Aquazzura
Bridesmaids: Black dresses from various designers
Necklace: Family Heirloom, Kate’s grandmothers