Nelia & Dave managed to celebrate a casual Vermont wedding with a strong sense for family & tradition and brought to life autumn in the NEK in the most perfect of ways. The Notch House at Lake Willoughby provided the perfect location for their nuptials and the weather gods were on our side the entire weekend – or maybe it was Nelia’s mother, whose stunning wedding dress had been incorporated into many aspects of the day, watching over her daughter’s wedding to Dave.
A little bridal yoga prior to the ceremony.
Nelia & Dave requested an “unplugged wedding” and it was fantastic to see guests actually enjoy the ceremony, watch, cry and not hide behind a sea of phones or ipads. Absolutely beautiful. Nelia also requested that I stay behind the guests during the ceremony as to not obstruct anybody’s view and I happily obliged – these are the times when I really, really love my trusted 70-200 zoom lens so Nelia & Dave still got to have great wedding photos up close.
A sing-along concluded the ceremony and look – even the dog is singing along!
As per Dave & Nelia’s request, we kept the family formals short & sweet …
… before heading down to the beach to take photos of just the two of them.
Loved, loved, loved the ingenious escort card idea that perfectly tied into the fall theme.
During the toasts, we graduated from wedding planning academy, learned the importance of this very simple phrase “sounds like a great idea” and also found some similarities between a visit to the nude beach and public speaking.
Nelia & Dave – your day was simply perfect from beginning until the end and I know nothing but good things are in store for you! So honored to have been part of your day.
Kat – Kingdom Wedding Photography by Kat
your NEK Lake Willoughby Vermont wedding photographer