Katie & James // Stowe, VT Wedding

This wedding holds a very special place in my heart. Katie and her family have been dear friends of mine for a very long time. It was also my first visit to VT and I immediately fell in love! Burlington is one of my new favorite cities (which works out perfectly since I have such close friends there ;).
One of the best parts of shooting the wedding of a friend is that you get to be a part of every aspect of the day including the “First Look” which the bridal party is often not even present for. Their First Look was an incredible and I loved capturing it! Katie and James (the badasses that they are) trekked through some fairly rough terrain in full wedding garb to experience this special moment in a breathtaking location. I’d say it was worth it :).
Despite the threat of rain, it ended up being the perfect day for a wedding at the Stowehof Inn & Resort. I love this quaint, picturesque venue nestled in the mountains of Stowe. I can’t think of a more fitting place for Katie and James to begin their life together.  I love when couples incorporate their personalities into their wedding…an the unique fingerprint of  Katie and James was definitely all over this day.

Katie and James- Thanks so much for letting me experience this day with you! Love you guys!

Katie’s Brother-in-law Bob officiated his first ever wedding for these two. I have known Bob since the fifth grade so this was really cool for me to see as well.

Instead of a bouquet toss, Katie and James presented the bouquet to Katie’s great aunt Betty (an incredibly special woman to Katie and her family).

I love that Katie surprised James by singing “At Last” to him.