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.
Sevi, ever the attentive fiancé, had a gift delivered for Courtney … the Louis Vuitton purse she’d been eying for a long, long time.
Courtney’s mom was so kind and gracious … and fully enjoyed every minute of helping her daughter with her jewelery.
Love this moment of Courtney’s dad seeing his stunning daughter in her wedding dress for the first time.
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”.
Now for the actual first look
Sevi was completely in awe with his gorgeous bride.
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!
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!
Sevi surrounds himself with a group of guys who are a walking party … they are funny, kind, and truly the life of every 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 …
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.
Let’s get this party started!
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!
I absolutely love when couples set aside some time during the reception so we can sneak out for sunset 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.
Love, love, LOVE the bridal bouquet by All About Flowers.
The wedding decor was absolutely positively stunning and set the perfect tone for Courtney & Sevi’s wedding reception.
The official introduction led straight into the first dance party of the night …
… immediately followed by Courtney & Sevi’s first dance as husband and wife,
The night didn’t just see one one but two cake cuttings …
… and crazy amounts of partying.
One last shot
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.
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