Name | Seth & Stephanie
Date | 10.12.13
Wedding | The Mountain Meadows Lodge
Vermont wedding photographers | Scott & Penny
Vermont Wedding Photography
As the leaves were almost gone and fall foliage season coming to an end we had one thing on our minds, Wedding Photos. On Saturday, October 12th Stephanie and Seth were to be joined in Marriage. We had the pleasure of doing their engagement session a little while back and were thrilled to be capturing their special day.
With the sun shining and a cool breeze in the air we made our way up the mountain from Rutland, VT to The Mountain Meadows Lodge in Killington where the wedding was to take place. We were thrilled when meeting with the couple that they had chosen Mountain Meadows as it holds a special place to us. A few years ago we had the privilege of capturing some of our good friend’s wedding there, and our daughter Kate is getting married there next May. Bill and his family run a great lodge and we highly recommend them and they are super nice!
Upon arrival we preceded to head up to Stephanie’s bridal suite were she was getting ready. Just upstairs from her the men were getting ready as well. We captured some of the details and candid photographs of Stephanie and her bridesmaids preparing. While commenting on how beautiful her veil was, Stephanie mentioned that she had made the veil and most of the decorations. When Stephanie was dressed she asked that her parents and grandmother come into the bridal suite. She took the time to carefully pin corsages on each of these special people, followed by her Grandmother placing a locket around her neck which was in honor of her Grandparents 60 years of marriage and featured pictures of them from that day. As we headed out to check out the ceremony site and reception room we found more of Stephanie’s handy work including a hand painted tree for all her guest to leaf their print and names as a remembrance of their family and friends who shared in their special day.
The ceremony site overlooked the picturesque Kent Pond filled with the Fall Foliage in the back ground. With pumpkins lining the center aisle and all the white chairs in their place the men headed out to greet their guest as they arrived.
As the ceremony began and the music started playing the processional made its way down the aisle. One of the highlights of course is always the children all dressed to impress. As Stephanie and her Father made their way over the knoll, everyone stood and watched as she made her way to Seth to become Mrs. LaFountain. When reaching Seth at the alter the pastor began the ceremony, Stephanie’s Father gave her hand to Seth. As the ceremony continued Seth was handed his guitar and played Wonderful Tonight by Eric Clapton for Stephanie, followed by a sand ceremony and the exchanging of the rings.
They soon were pronounced husband and wife, the happy couple shared their first kiss as a newly married couple and proceeded to walk back up the aisle and the guests threw confetti (again made by Stephanie) in celebration.
After the ceremony the happy couple and all their friends and family were greeted with a champagne toast. We took the opportunity to have the guests form a heart around Stephanie and Seth to symbolize their love for them.
Next up was family photos that were requested by Stephanie and her guests, followed by photos of the bridal party. Some serious and some fun, as they were up for anything.
When all the group photos were finished we were left alone with Stephanie and Seth and proceeded to capture those photographs that couple’s cherish for a lifetime. It was then time to move on and get the party started.
With everyone waiting inside the lodge Stephanie and Seth made their entrance as husband and wife and proceeded into their first dance which was followed by Stephanie and her Father’s dance. This Father/Daughter dance was the most emotional we have witnessed so far as photographers. You can truly see how much Stephanie is loved.
After the first dances the reception started and the guest were invited into the dining hall. Scattered out on all the tables were cards that the guest could fill in the blanks and have the couple read the next morning and for a good laugh. As dinner was served and a speech was made it was time for us to take a quick break.
Not long after we were back in the dining hall for the cutting of the cake. We always love this part!
We had just had a bite to eat so Scott didn’t have a piece of cake or two like he usually does. We grabbed the couple’s rings and bouquet for some detail shots. For one of the ring shots we used their cake topper (thanks for the suggestion Stephanie).
After cake the band that Seth plays in started cranking out the tunes and everyone was getting into the grove. One person of note was one of their family friend who was an older gentleman, but could he cut up a rug!
As the party went on the festivities were broken up with a bouquet and garter toss for all the single guests. Then it was back to dancing with everyone and having a great time.
As the night was winding down Stephanie and Seth had all their guests sign Chinese lanterns to send off with their well wishes for the couple.
We have a wish of our own for them as well. We wish for you to have a happy and long marriage (at least 60 years like your Grandparents) which is filled with love and joy.
Congratulations to you both, and thank you for having us along for this part of your journey in life.
Scott & Penny