From the moment I got an email from Dakota about her small and intimate wedding in Pownal Vermont, I was STOKED! This was pre-covid, and her and Chris, her partner and groom-to-be, had decided to come over the border from New York and to celebrate at Quarry Hill Farm, an old farm-turned-Airbnb in Southern Vermont. And their dogs were doing to be a part of the wedding. DREAM FOR SHO!
And magical (and hot!) it was! I drove down about as far south in Vermont and as far west as you can get to this amazing hidden gem of a place, Quarry Hill Farm. I was greeted by Chris who took me inside, introduced me to the family, and then showed me where Dakota was getting her hair and make up done. I try to make it a point to meet my couples in person before their wedding, but sometimes with out of state clients it's not always possible. But when I met these two, I felt instantly like old friends and couldn't WAIT to start shooting. Hair and make up was done by the lovely ladies H | M Hair Studio out of upstate NY and they nailed it! And OMG....Dakota's dress was of a dream! Sleek, Bohemian, Graceful, designed by Rue De Seine Bridal. Simply Stunning! If I ever get married (again), I want to rock a dress like this!
I was able to explore the incredible, old airbnb (built in the 1700s!) while chatting and getting to know Dakota & Chris's intimate A-team for their small micro-wedding. It was a hot an humid late July day, you could just feel the air hanging in the air. But it created this incredible scene with incredible light and I was just so elated to be able to capture the love and wedding of these two very special, very down to earth, very loving people.
Everyone banded together to help set up the scene; cheese plates and hor d'oeuvres were assembled, fun cocktails were mixed and shared, the table was set (the most beautiful farmhouse table that Chris and Dakota MADE!!), lights were strung up, and the grill master worked the grill. This is one of the number one reasons I love photographing small micro weddings and elopements. There is this shared communal mentality, an unbridled intimacy, a special connected that comes out of these small affairs, and I am so so grateful I am there to join in and be a part of such a sacred moment. I can't say it enough, I LOVE PHOTOGRAPHING THESE SMALL WEDDINGS! Who doesn't want to book a week (or more) at a Vermont airbnb and have a small and intimate wedding? Sounds like my cup-o-tea!
Enough of my chit-chat, here are the photos from Dakota & Chris's Intimate Vermont Wedding! Cheers!