What do weddings mean to us? Well, many things! They’re romantic and so full of love. They’re exciting, bringing together so many details and pieces to a couple’s story. They’re the most momentous of occasions! Don’t you feel a bit giddy when you think about it?
Deeper than that, they are intimate and personal. They’re a celebration of a history, both of the couple and of two families coming together. Family is the most important part of a wedding and we are so privileged to see and learn about each of our couples and where they came from. Amanda and Justin’s family was no exception to this! From the very beginning, Amanda was smiling and bursting with eagerness to plan her and Justin’s special day.
The story of this family is a perfect example of how not everything may go exactly as you pictured it, yet this becomes a blessing in disguise. During planning, Amanda’s mother, who had been in remission, discovered during a routine check up that her cancer had aggressively returned. Much of her time was spent in the ICU and planning for future chemotherapy treatments and stem cell transplants, and Amanda and Justin were right there besides her the whole way. With this on their plate, this amazing family continued to plan a remarkable event with the biggest smiles on their face and excitement for the next steps. Together, they were all able to celebrate a stunning September wedding day, surrounded by immeasurable love. I admire them and I can’t imagine anyone who wouldn’t say the same thing!
Even more exceptional to their story was holding their wedding at their own private home, which was perfectly rustic, relaxed, and filled to the brim with colorful wildflowers. Plus, that view!! There was so much beauty and peace surrounding us and it couldn’t have been more perfect if we had rewritten history. Thank you so much to Meg from Rodeo + Co. Photography for capturing every last bit!
We had the perfect farm table overflowing with natural lush greens with blush and ivory blooms mixed with tall candlesticks creating a soft, romantic glow. Touches of gold and the cutest little hands of our ring bearers filled the rest of the table, which sat underneath simple garden lights and overlooked the lake as the sun set. Amanda and Justin’s three pups ensured each guest was properly escorted down the aisle and every bit of food had been savored. Also, check out that amazing cake, made by none other than Mom herself!
We see intimacy every day in various forms, and this was no exception! Amanda, Justin, and family: I cannot thank you all enough for allowing me to be a part of something so meaningful, so memorable, and so special to your legacy. I walked away so grateful to meet these amazing folks!
Amanda and Justin, we wish you nothing but happy, healthy, loving, long days together! Big hugs to you and your family! XO
Design + Planning: Diana, Jubilee Events
Venue: Private Home, Orwell, VT
Officiant: Reverend Victoria Burdick
Beauty: Shear Cuts
Photography: Rodeo + Co. Photography
Caterer: New Morning Market + the Bride
Cake: Mother of the Bride
Florist: Petals Vermont
Bride’s Dress: Everthine Bridal Boutique
Rentals: Rentals Unlimited through Jubilee Events