- 4 years ago
- Wedding: October 2016
We had the most amazing wedding day in October in Pittsfield, Vermont. My husband and I are from the east coast but now live in northern California, and we have family and friends all over the country, so we chose a destination location near where we met in college.
We were lucky to have a beautiful day with perfect weather, no family drama, and no disasters. We had an absolute blast all weekend long!
Our photographer took so many great photos that I had trouble choosing. Apologies in advance for how picture-heavy this post is!
The wedding day started off early with lawn games (drinking optional). I only got to play for about 30 minutes before getting ready, but my husband (in the breakfast PJ pants) and lots of family/friends had a fun couple of hours. The beautiful beer pong table in the 3rd picture was a custom-made gift from one of our friends.
Meanwhile, I got ready with my mom in my room overlooking the lawn games.
After a few people running around the property to find my dad and my husband — the first look!
Ceremony: we wrote the whole text of the ceremony in addition to our vows. A close friend of ours got temporarily certified to officiate. We opted not to have a wedding party, so it’s just us up there!
Me & dad with our game faces on.
Both our moms had a reading.
Saying our vows.
Breaking of the glass.
“You may kiss!”
Rather than throwing confetti or leaves, guests shook an assortment of small instruments as we recessed down the aisle.
We took quite a few formal portraits that turned out super, but I won’t bore you with them. A funny outtake of us with my parents when we overheard my grandmother being hilariously inappropriate:
I guess I approve of my grandfather’s beer choice.
One of many beautiful arrangements put together by our amazing florist.
The tables were named after places where my husband and/or I have lived (we always name our apartments).
Beautiful and delicious cake on display.
My husband is skeptical about my dance moves (and rightly so!)
My dad and I were chatting all through our dance.
Our nieces and nephews tore up the dance floor all evening.
And looked by far the best in the photo booth props!
My husband’s first exposure to the Hava Nagila.
Cutting the cake as the kiddos eagerly await their slice.
We snuck out for a few “golden hour” pictures.
Vermont is just the prettiest.
Family and friends hit the dance floor too.
We made a little time to play our first game of beer pong as husband and wife.
Small miracles: my hair stayed intact all night long. This faux fur wrap was also so warm and cozy; very necessary as the temperature started to drop.
The end of the last dance of the night. From here, we headed off to the afterparty with our friends!