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Summer Vermont Wedding at Mountain Meadows Lodge | Vermont Wedding Photographer

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Summer Vermont Wedding at Mountain Meadows Lodge | Vermont Wedding Photographer

For me, every wedding is memorable in its own way. In 2018, Gabby and Adam’s wedding was by far the most emotional for me. On so many different levels. I cried sad tears. I laughed happy tears. I danced and celebrated when I found out they have an ice cream bar instead of cake… So. Many. Emotions. I hope I managed to catch all of the little snippets in time for them. It was a truly special day for so many reasons. Not only for them as a couple but I believe for everyone present. 

Gabby’s mom almost didn’t make it to the wedding due to some health issues. Being a mom myself and also a daughter to a mom I absolutely adore, my heart broke into a thousand pieces many times over that day. And then it was put together again and again throughout the day witnessing so much joy and love and kindness. I had a hard time even looking at Gabby’s eyes because they literally broke me. This girl has the most amazing, warm, beautiful blue eyes accompanied by the most infectious smile I have ever photographed… To see them fill up with tears was hard.

I say this a lot and many might not fully understand what I mean. Most other wedding photographers will. I feel my heart grow with every single couple I photograph. I am forever thankful to you all for sharing these precious moments with me…


Their first dance was to Peter Gabriel’s Book of Love

(This song is special to Mike and I and it was the first time I have ever heard it play at a wedding… the moment it started we both locked eyes. It was awesome!)

Best Photographer Ever! Idena captured all of our pure joyous and loving moments in the greatest way possible. We told her we did not want to spend a lot of time taking formal pictures, and she was able to capture every moment we hoped for without having us pull away from the party too long. We had a semi traditional Jewish wedding with many different parts across many different locations and she moved seamlessly and went with the flow not missing a beat. I also had the pleasure of having her in my suite while I got ready with my friends and she was so sweet and funny and brought nothing but good vibes right before the ceremony....”
— Gabby and Adam

Gabby and Adam Highlight Video

Vendor Team:

Venue + Catering:  Mountain Meadows Lodge

Photography: Idena Beach assisted by 2nd Photographer :Dori Fitzpatrick  (Thank you Dori!)

Videography: Michael Beach

Flowers: Vermont Country Flowers

Band: Groove Authority

Wedding Dress: Doyle by Waters

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Summer Wedding at Stoweflake Mountain Resort| Vermont Wedding Photographer

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Summer Wedding at Stoweflake Mountain Resort| Vermont Wedding Photographer

It dawned on me that the day of the wedding is the day I finally get to really know the couple. 

Beth and Dan- I met them for the engagement session, I talked to them on the phone a couple of times and e-mailed back and forth a bunch. But I only knew them, really knew them... when they were surrounded in a big circle of love by all their friends and family at the end of the night. Beth with happy tears in her eyes dancing with this funny, warm hearted man she gets to now call her husband. I get goose bumps just remembering that moment.

I'm looking forward to sharing more of their day soon...

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I am so excited about this wedding!! | Vermont Wedding Photographer

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I am so excited about this wedding!! | Vermont Wedding Photographer

Most of the time, the first thing I do when I get home from a wedding is download all the files and review some of the pictures. I can't possibly look at them all but I do go back and quickly browse for some good ones. My favorite thing to do is put together a quick sneak peek for the couple. The thought of them waking up to their day in review makes me so happy :)) 

 

PS. A sneak peek is not necessarily the best of the best- it's what a sleep deprived, dead tired photographer kept awake by only the thought of your happy faces picked...

 

( Here is what I sent to Andrea and Philip after their wedding. I can not wait to share the rest of their pictures!!)

 

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Andrea and Matt's Romantic Vermont Wedding at The Mountain Top Resort | Vermont Wedding Photographer

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Andrea and Matt's Romantic Vermont Wedding at The Mountain Top Resort | Vermont Wedding Photographer

Andrea and Matt. What can I say. Some people are just pure nuggets of gold walking around with their hearts bursting with love and goodness. Fun, kind, beautiful souls. So happy they managed to find each other in this lifetime.

Their wedding was pure joy to capture. Intimate. Short. Sweet. Love filled.

They chose to have two separate getting ready houses. Meadow's Edge for the groom and Mountain Aire for the bride. Both wonderful choices. Mountain Aire is my top pick at the resort. It is nestled in the woods on a dead end road. It's peaceful, spacious and bright. The kitchen is an absolute dream and the view is wonderful. It also has a tree house attached which makes it even cooler.

After the ceremony on The Knoll with the Green Mountains as their backdrop, they had a cozy and intimate reception diner at the Mountain Aire right in the living room by the stone fireplace. The in house chef prepared the meal right in that perfect kitchen I mentioned earlier and that also added even more to the already wonderful experience.

 

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Photographers New Years Resolution

Do you know what my last years resolution was?

 

To renovate a house in 2 months and blog more.

Apparently that was a tall order. Yes, technically, I just compared blogging to renovating a house because clearly I have not accomplished any of these two goals. And I find both to be just as hard. 

So, I will now proceed to blog in one last day  (actually, 7 hours) what I did not blog this whole year...

As Enso (my 4 year old) would say:  Ready. Set. Go!! :))

 

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