I’ve been so excited to share this wedding for so long! Believe it or not, Meghan and Chris were married back in the summer of 2011, very close to when the hurricane came up through New England and ripped a path through Vermont. It’s a miracle that all the guests were able to make it to the Waterbury area for what turned out to be a jaw-droppingly beautiful event that was just featured in Martha Stewart Weddings (hence the delay in posting).
I spent three days recording the event (which made for quite the editing task), and I thought I’d share some images from Day 2 to give you a feel for the vibe and the beautiful countryside before sharing the whole wedding. And while I’m not one to usually offer multiple blog posts on a single wedding, I may have to make an exception here – and I think you’ll understand why when you see how beautiful things were. I was joined all weekend by the talented Mark Davidson who helped snap some of these images. The event was organized and designed by the hysterical Kate Parker of Kate Parker Designs. I hope you enjoy the small sample. I’m trying out a little more informal style of posting the images – let me know what you think.
On Saturday morning guests were treated to a few options to tour different parts of the working farm on the property. One of the tours was the cheese house where they make an amazing Tarentaise cheese. Selfishly – as a cheese lover (and an air conditioning lover) – I opted to join guests for the cheese tour. Here’ s few shots from the tour:
Mark ‘opted’ for the hike to tour some of the maple syrup operations. Not a shabby way to spend the morning!
Around lunchtime, guests were invited to a ‘Beer & Cheese’ event complete with lawn games, pool, good tunes (the band was killer) and an abundance of Vermont made microbrews and cheeses. Here’s a few pics just to give you the feel. Meghan and her friends are playing bocce on the right. Tough to beat the views.
However, the main event of the beer and cheese lunch was a ridiculous air show pulled together by Chris’ father, who is flying in one of the helicopters on the left, and in the WWII plane on the right. Pretty cool experience to see these aircraft so close.
BUT….. not as cool as actually getting to RIDE in the helicopters!!! That’s me strapping into the back seat. (and yes… at 6’4″ a spinning rotor is a freaky thing)
We were entertained with some AMAZING views of the valley. When I could close my mouth long enough to think, I snapped a few images of the tent and platform that was constructed by Sperry Tents for the wedding that would take place the next day. In the bottom picture you can actually see the tent off in the distance and the cheese house in the foreground.
As the sun started setting over the valley, guests got gussied up for a barn dance which would take place in the barn right next to the reception tent. A few details from the barn dance:
As the sun was setting I grabbed Meghan and Chris for a few informal portraits on their last night before the wedding. As you can see, they made my job easy.
I tried to keep the post within reason – but it’s hard to sum up so much activity in one post! Stay tuned for the wedding post to follow shortly!