Intimate Wedding | Inn at Shelburne Farms | John + Meghan

    Recently I photographed a small wedding at the Inn at Shelburne Farms. I was really excited to shoot at the classically beautiful grounds of the Inn, but I was also excited because of the size of the group. John and Meghan planned a very intimate gathering of only about 25 of their closest family and friends.

    I spent a little while wandering among the Inn’s gardens to get some detail shots while I waited for the couple to arrive. I first met with the groom at the Treehouse, a very awesome bungalow tucked behind a thick wall of cedars and perched atop a cliff overlooking Lake Champlain. It would be amazing to spend a night in this place sometime.

    Meghan was a very sweet bride and we fell into sync right away even though it was the first time we had met. The blue wall papered room matched perfectly with Meghan’s princess accessories.

    John was a happy but nervous groom. It turned out both the bride and groom were relatively shy, a factor that contributed to their decision to have a smaller gathering. The ceremony took place in the Inn’s gardens by the lake. Meghan’s approach was quite stunning with the historic Inn as the backdrop. The moment a father walks his daughter down the aisle is can be one of the most touching scenes of the day. The ceremony was short and sweet but filled with sincerity.

    Post ceremony, we didn’t have to go far to start taking couple portraits. In every direction the abundant gardens were beautiful. We used the colorful perennials, outdoor patio, and poised lawn chairs for portraits.

    Cocktail hour followed on one of the Inn’s covered verandas. With a small crowd, the couple was able to truly enjoy quality time with their guests.

    The evening finished with a meal all together at one long banquet table in one of the Inn’s regal dining rooms. I captured the sweet toasts before I ended my day. Congrats to John and Meghan, I hope you have a lifetime as beautiful and happy as your special day was!

    July 2, 2010




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