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Rachel & Eric's Backyard

Updated: Jan 16, 2021

In a previous post, you may have met Rachel & Eric for their engagement session. I actually met them when Rachel was selling her home in Winooski and I was hired to take the photographs. Ah, and so it began.

Back when Covid hit, I reached out to all my couples to make sure things were okay, and to talk about options if weddings were to be postponed. As you can probably guess, Rachel & Eric made the tough decision to postpone their large wedding some time in the future.

At the end of May, I got an email from Rachel saying they were going to be doing a small backyard ceremony on their beautiful property that Saturday. Luckily, I was free (normally in the summer my weekends are packed with wedding joy and photography, but Covid has shifted most of that into 2021), and I am so happy I was able to make it.

I wore a mask and documented their beautiful day as it unfolded. Both Eric and Rachel's mothers picked lilacs for bouquets and boutonnières, laptops and speakers were set up for the officiant (who joined via Zoom) as well as some other guests who were able to "zoom in", Rachel finishing making flower collars for all five (yes, 5!) dogs in attendance, and a few homemade lasagnas ready to be wedding dinner. It was so beautiful to be a part of this kind of weird but strangely beautiful way to have a wedding during Corona. It was really fun to watch it all come together from my end.

The ceremony was beautiful, as was the day; blue skies and perfect late spring temperatures in the low 70s. Afterwards we did some family portraits, and I stuck around a little while more for setting the wedding dinner tables, toasts, and more. Even though it was not their ideal wedding, it was perfect in so many ways. I can't wait until I can be there with their beautiful family and friends for a big party sometime down the line.


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