When you think of a destination wedding, the original vision is probably a tropical island. As someone who used to photograph destination weddings for the cruise line industry, I can attest to the fact that they are pretty amazing. However, they also come with sandy dresses, sunburned grooms, and lots and lots of rain. It is tropical after all. While Vermont is only a day’s drive for me, I do still rank it as an amazing destination wedding experience.
October is peak foliage season here in Vermont, and one of the most sought-after seasons for brides and grooms who are planning their wedding. And who can blame them for it? With the perfect array of orange, yellow and red leaves painted across the mountains, a fall wedding is a perfect opportunity to get cozy with your loved ones. And of course, throw an awesome party
Amanda has been my best friend since high school. When I found out she was getting married, I was ready to move heaven and earth to get there. Originally it meant taking a red eye flight after shooting a wedding the night before. But when that flight got canceled, it meant shooting a 12 hour wedding and pulling an 8 hour overnight drive to Vermont. Before shooting her 12hr wedding the next day. There is always one insane weekend every summer. This was mine for 2017. Thank goodness for Tim Horton’s expressos and hourly ONroute stops. And a special thank you to two amazing associates (Michelle Paquot and Nick Kelleher). for helping me at my Mississauga wedding so I’d have enough time to pull this off.
I love backyard weddings. This rustic country backyard wedding has everything a girl could ever dream of for their autumn wedding day. Amanda and Imad married in October in the backyard of their Vermont home. The view from the back porch is like a Bob Ross painting complete with a river and mountains. The bridal party consisted of the bride and groom’s siblings. Last I saw Amanda’s sisters the age gap seemed far more drastic. They were the baby sisters. Now they were #thesistersross. A force to be reconned with.
They had a simple civil ceremony overlooking the river with their golden retriever in attendance. They exchange rings, vows, and some kisses along the way. This event would be the last hurrah before moving to Ottawa. So it looks like they’re coming to my neck of the woods. And I can’t wait.
I also photographed their newborn photos when they had their first baby.