2020 WAS THE YEAR OF SMALL WEDDINGS AND ELOPEMENTS IN VERMONT, and Laura and Eric's elopement couldn't have been a better way to end the whirlwind of a wedding season that was 2020. Always having planned to elope, Laura and Eric changed their plans a little when the venue that had planned to have their small ceremony tightened their covid policies and shifted gears to having a small backyard affair, courtesy of their dear friend Carl.
You know when you meet someone and you just click? That's how I felt from the first time I chatted with Laura about her elopement. This chick is just smart, sassy, creative, an activist, and truly is here to make this world a better place. In fact, she's an amazing creative, and you should check her work out at That Crafty Bitch. Do it!
When I arrived at the private home where Laura and Eric would be married, I felt right at home and was in awe of the decor. If ever there was a home that has style and ambience, it was this one. I am in love with all things retro, and this placed was suited to this TO-A-T! I mean, I don't think I could have staged it any better if I had tried. I mean, you'll see, you'll see.
I took photos of the Eric and the boys getting ready, and then Laura and her ladies. You'll see in the photos below, but these two looked GOOD! I think that sometimes having an elopement can just free you from any wedding expectations. Eric had this amazing crushed velvet suit while Laura rocked this sequined burnt sienna gown topped with a bad ass Beyoncé crown. Seriously up there with favorite wedding wear, no contest! And I don't think I can say it enough (and I'm pretty sure I've already said this), but the intimacy and excitement with a small wedding is unparalleled. The happy giddy excitement is contagious and you can't help be just feel good! Just to be a part of something so special gets me every time! We did a first look upstairs over looking the backyard where the ceremony was going to take place. It was perfect!
We gathered downstairs to assume the positions for the ceremony! Laura was walked down the aisle by her two besties, while Eric waited under the gorgeous flower arch with his boys. A lovely fire burning for warmth and ambiance, we were all witness to such a beautiful and relaxed ceremony watching these two beautiful souls say "I do". After the ceremony, we took a plethora of portraits before the crew awaited their catered dinner. And even though I had just met this whole crew of beautiful souls, I could have hung out with them all night!
The best part is that I walked away from this wedding with new friends and that is really the best thing I could ever ask for. Laura and I are collaborating on a big 30th birthday photoshoot and it's GONNA BE EPIC!
But for now, here are some of my favorite photos from their elopement. Enjoy. And have a WONDERFUL WEEKEND, FRANDS!