As a former German, I find it hard to live without my favorite chocolate, Persil laundry detergent (which is surprisingly cheap in Germany) and … my beloved Dutch Gouda. As a result, my parents, who still live in Europe, send us frequent care packages full of goodies. While the import of prosciutto (or any other meat products) isn’t legal, importing cheese is so even the Department of Agriculture found no issue with our cheese delivery!

Dutch Gouda

Happy Friday!

Kat – Kingdom Wedding Photography by Kat
your cheese loving destination wedding photographer

On a perfect August summer day, Courtney walked around her parents’ suite at Topnotch Resort to the sounds of laughter and surrounded by her family and best friends. Her wedding day arrived in full glory, after spending a year planning for a beautiful day to celebrate with friends and family who had traveled to Vermont for Courtney & Sevi’s destination wedding.

rustic pink wedding invitation for Vermont wedding

vintage pink bridesmaids dresses

bride getting ready photos with save the date card and perfume

Sevi, ever the attentive fiancé, had a gift delivered for Courtney … the Louis Vuitton purse she’d been eying for a long, long time.

bride receiving gift from groom on wedding day

Courtney’s mom was so kind and gracious … and fully enjoyed every minute of helping her daughter with her jewelery.

bride and her mother getting ready

bride getting ready for her weddign at Topnotch resort in Stowe Vermont

Love this moment of Courtney’s dad seeing his stunning daughter in her wedding dress for the first time.

bride and father first look session

Together, we drove down to the river to meet up with Sevi for their first look session where we surprised the groom with a “first look with a twist”.

first look session with a twist with the father of the bride surprising the groom

Now for the actual first look;-)

outdoor first look session at noon

Sevi was completely in awe with his gorgeous bride.
outdoor first look session at noon

Since the bride and groom had opted for a first look session, it allowed for plenty of time for wedding photos around Topnotch … which is really top notch!

Vermont's best wedding photographer in Stowe

Vermont's best wedding photographer in Stowe

Vermont's best wedding photographer in Stowe

Vermont's best wedding photographer in Stowe

Vermont's best wedding photographer in Stowe

Courtney’s bridesmaids were truly amazing … fun, stunning and talk about a group of women dedicated to ensuring the bride was well taken care of!

how to best photograph a large wedding party

Sevi surrounds himself with a group of guys who are a walking party … they are funny, kind, and truly the life of every party.

how to best photograph a large wedding party

how to best photograph a large wedding party

The combined wedding party was one of the largest I’ve ever photographed, but they were effortlessly cool, looked awesome and totally rocked their formals …
how to best photograph a large wedding party

how to best photograph a large wedding party

how to best photograph a large wedding party

We caught the shuttle back to the resort to finally witness Courtney & Sevi become husband and wife.

Surrounded by their friends and family at Topnotch Resort, these highschool sweethearts shared heartfelt vows they had written themselves and promised to love, honor, and cherish each other for the rest of their lives. 11 years in the making. Now and forever.

outdoor wedding ceremony at TopNotch Resort in Stowe Vermont

outdoor wedding ceremony at TopNotch Resort in Stowe Vermont

outdoor wedding ceremony at TopNotch Resort in Stowe Vermont

outdoor wedding ceremony at TopNotch Resort in Stowe Vermont

outdoor wedding ceremony at TopNotch Resort in Stowe Vermont

outdoor wedding ceremony at TopNotch Resort in Stowe Vermont

outdoor wedding ceremony at TopNotch Resort in Stowe Vermont

Let’s get this party started!
relaxed and candid cocktail hour photos at wedding

We had taken a family photo at Courtney’s cousin’s Sara’s wedding and wanted to repeat this feat and managed to get everybody back inside just before the downpour started. You guys are troopers!
family reunion photo taken at Vermont wedding

I absolutely love when couples set aside some time during the reception so we can sneak out for sunset photos.
Topnotch Resort wedding photos

Topnotch Resort wedding photos

It also gives the couple a chance to step back for the first time since saying “I do” and enjoy a quiet moment together.
close up photo of feet of bride and groom

Love, love, LOVE the bridal bouquet by All About Flowers.
All About Flowers Vermont pink bridal bouquet

The wedding decor was absolutely positively stunning and set the perfect tone for Courtney & Sevi’s wedding reception.
vintage chic gold and pink wedding decor

vintage chic gold and pink wedding decor

The official introduction led straight into the first dance party of the night …
rocking the wedding reception awesome Vermont wedding DJ 802

… immediately followed by Courtney & Sevi’s first dance as husband and wife,
first dance of bride and groom

The night didn’t just see one one but two cake cuttings …

cutting of the wedding cake

cutting of the wedding cake

… and crazy amounts of partying.
rocking the wedding reception awesome Vermont wedding DJ 802

One last shot
bride and groom wedding photo after dark

Courtney & Sevi – what a journey this has been. From your first email to your engagement session in Stowe last year and now your wedding weekend; I wouldn’t have wanted to miss this for the world. It was such an honor to see you two finally become husband and wife and I love the way you love and complete each other.. Wishing you a lifetime of happiness and evenings together past 8 pm.;-)

Enjoy Paris!!!

xoxo – Kat

VT Wedding venue: Topnotch Resort – Vermont wedding DJ: 802 DJ – VT wedding florist: All About Flowers – wedding cake: Topnotch Resort – Reception Decor: Rain or Shine Tent Company – Officiant: Mark Nash – Rings: DeScenza Boston – Hair & Makeup: Topnotch Spa – Bride’s Gown: Amsale – Headband: Twigs & Honey – Bridesmaid Dresses: BHLDN – Groom’s Tux: Georgio Armani –
Groomsmen Tuxes: Vera Wang – Invitations & Paperie: Chirp Paperie – and yours truly, a Vermont wedding photographer: Kingdom Wedding Photography by Kat

  • Renee McInnes - August 6, 2015 - 5:52 pm

    Amazing pictures they captured a perfect day for a perfect couple !

Want to know how to make your wedding day run smoothly, make your Vermont wedding photographer’s life a lot easier and streamline the formal wedding photos all in one fell swoop?

bridesmaids with balloons

Give your wedding photographer the names of your family members and everybody in the wedding party.

It makes calling everybody for their photos so much easier because I can just say “Barbara & Tom – your turn” as opposed to “PARENTS OF THE BRIDE”. See the difference?;-)

In addition to it being a lot more personal, it’s particularly helpful when directing group photos as I can just quickly say “Hey Erica, could you step to your left just a bit” vs. awkwardly gesticulating or trying to describe who is supposed to move where. Your portraits will be going more smoothly and you’ll be joining cocktail hour in no time.

Happy wedding planning Wednesday!

Kat – Kingdom Wedding Photography by Kat
Northeast Kingdom Wedding destination wedding photographer

Last Saturday marked a new chapter in the “The Adventures of Cassie & Paul” as friends & family gathered at the Killington Grand Resort to celebrate their nuptials. Plenty of love and effort went into their wedding with a close friend officiating, family members providing the cake and DJ’ing throughout the night.

bride getting ready photos Vermont

“We’re all a little weird.
And life is a little weird.
And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours,
we join up with them and fall into mutually satisfying weirdness—
and call it love — true love.”

– Dr. Seuss –

Killington Mountain outdoor wedding ceremony

Killington Mountain outdoor wedding ceremony

We were beyond lucky as the weather held up for a beautiful & heartfelt outdoor wedding ceremony by the pond …

Killington Mountain outdoor wedding ceremony

Killington Mountain outdoor wedding ceremony

… with Paul saving the day – and Cassie – by heroically fighting off a bee.

Killington Mountain outdoor wedding ceremony

Killington Mountain outdoor wedding ceremony

The wedding party was incredibly fun and photogenic…

fun wedding party photo with bridesmaids in Killington

fun wedding party photo with groomsmen in Killington

… and you can tell just how much they love Cassie & Paul.
bride hugging her best friend

This little guy, however, absolutely stole the show.

fun wedding party photo with entire family in Killington

With just a couple of minutes to spare before heading into the wedding reception, Cassie & Paul got to enjoy their first alone time as newlyweds and absolutely rocked their wedding photos!

fine art wedding photos in Killington Vermont

fine art wedding photos in Killington Vermont

fine art wedding photos in Killington Vermont

fine art wedding photos in Killington Vermont

fine art wedding photos in Killington Vermont

Super cute wedding details!!!
Killington Grand Resort ballroom wedding reception

Killington Grand Resort ballroom wedding reception

Killington Grand Resort ballroom wedding reception

Killington Grand Resort ballroom wedding reception

Killington Grand Resort ballroom wedding reception

Killington Grand Resort ballroom wedding reception

Cassie’s uncle had written a song for them and performed it A capella.

Killington Grand Resort ballroom wedding reception

Killington Grand Resort ballroom wedding reception

Two of my favorite things: sparklers & wedding photos after dark!
bride and groom with sparklers

wedding photos after dark

Cassie & Paul – here’s to many, many years & adventures together!!! It was such an absolute honor being able to capture your wedding day for you.

xoxo
Kat

Kingdom Wedding Photography by Kat- your Killington Grand Resort wedding photographer, fine art wedding photography in Vermont

Damian is the poetic one in our relationship. His birthday cards, posts, heck, just the messages he leaves on the voicemail telling me he’s on his way back home from the gym, are super sweet. Me, on the other hand, think Patrick Swayze in Ghost. Ditto.

Vermont wedding photographer behind the scenes

The last 12 years just flew by. Moving across the country, starting from scratch, dogs, cats, home renovation, new projects, new businesses and through it all, I wouldn’t have changed a thing & couldn’t have wished for a better partner by my side.

Vermont wedding photographer behind the scenes

Here’s to the next 100 years!

Kat – Kingdom Wedding Photography by Kat

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A humongous THANK YOU to the wonderfully talented Teri Klinger from Teri Klinger Photography who took these pictures of us.