Sun-drenched Breeze | Lareau Farm Wedding | Bob + Jess

    It was a warm and sunny, breezy day at the Lareau Farm Inn in Waitsfield, Vermont…a perfect day for a wedding. The kind of day so many of us in the Northeast are aching for right now…literally. I’ve shoveled a few times already. Anyway, when I arrived, there was plenty of hustle and bustle to pull together many of the finishing touches including all of the floral arrangements that Jess’s best friend was expertly arranging. The bride was already dressed herself and was just as busy coordinating the preparations. Boxes of jars and buckets of loose flowers soon became the very charming DIY decor of the day. I loved the reclaimed old jars even before they were officially set up. Despite the busy buzz, the Lareau Farm has a very calming vibe encouraged by plenty of signage to remind you why you’re there. 

    I finally had to tear Jess away from all the prep. We chose to use the long approach to the ceremony field as the perfect meeting spot for the first look . The leafy backdrop provided nice shade and a little privacy for the couple. We moseyed around a bit so they could spend some more time together and I could snag some more couple portraits. Jess couldn’t help but double check on details at the ceremony site. The day was breezy which was appropriate for Jess’s long flowy veil.

    As the guests gathered back at the Inn, it was finally time. The stunning ceremony field quietly awaited just around the bend. It was fun to see everyone take the long walk to the ceremony site. Violinist Patricia Fitzgerald led the guests and wedding party in while tucked into the field. At the end of the ceremony, bells that were scattered among the guests rung to celebrate the newly married couple. It was tears of joy as the couple was finally wed! I loves their embrace as they made their exit.

    The couple escaped for just a few moments of quality time to have a drink together right after the ceremony. When they were ready we finished up the larger family and wedding party portraits that we didn’t get beforehand. While we waited for a missing family member for one of the group formal portraits I stole the couple for a few more couple shots. We finished with plenty of the cocktail hour left. Time enough to enjoy some raspberry cocktails and flatbread. The authentic pizza oven smelled divine. You can’t miss out when you’re at the home of American Flatbread.

    Swing Noire set the mood for some jazzy mingling. It was amazing early fall weather for a garden party. Everything looked perfect down to the last detail. Vermont Wedding Tents and Events provided all rentals and Occasions Catering provided the linens and the delicious meal.

    After all the toast-givers had spoken there were very few dry eyes in the house. This couple is very loved. The cake by Bridge Street Bakery was beautiful. I didn’t have long to photograph the couple’s first dance, but only because they very graciously shared it with some of their smaller guests. And then of course, everyone had fun. Guests danced to the music of the Party Crashers. Day turned to night and it was time to take advantage of the campfire. Congratulations to Bob and Jess!

    March 13, 2014




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