Chelsea + Matt's Shelburne Farms Wedding!
About a month before Chelsea and Matt's wedding I received the sweetest letter from Chelsea's mom, Katy. In the letter she said, "The tradition here in the South is to bury a bottle of bourbon in the back yard exactly a month ahead of the wedding, and exactly on the hour of the wedding and you are (hopefully!) assured of a good day weather wise on the wedding day! I dutifully buried a perfectly good full bottle of it so we are keeping our fingers crossed, bourbon buried and prayers said."
I don't know if it was the bourbon, the crossed fingers, the prayers or the combination of all three, but the day was spectacular!! But not just in the weather department, it was perfect in all other areas too. These were the nicest people Andy and I could imagine working with and they made us feel like special guests at their wedding.
It was nearly impossible to narrow the photos down for the blog because I had too many favorites!!
Chelsea and her girls prepared for the day at her family's camp on Lake Champlain.
Andy was here.
Beautiful bride! (future brides take note...Erin from Paragon Design in Shelburne is wonderful to work with!)
I love this moment as Chelsea's sister, Meg, reads the toast she prepared to her mom, Katy.
Katy fixes a button on the dress.
The handsome groom gets ready.
Chelsea's sister had all of the guests sign this table runner and then she planned to embroider their names. What a thoughtful gift for her sister and brother-in-law!!
A kiss from dad.
This is what Chelsea and her sister, Meg, do when they're excited!
The ceremony was held at the Shelburne United Methodist Church.
I loved the fun ties, so Andy put together a montage of 4 of them for the slideshow. Chelsea wrote to say how much she enjoyed trying to figure out who they belonged to, so this one is for you, Chels!! xo
This guy made surprise appearances throughout the day.
The stylish wedding party!!
The dynamic duo of Gwen + Minner Hobbs of Flowers in Season did an amazing job with the flowers!! The colors were vibrant and beautiful!!
Heading back to the cocktail hour...
The toasts were lively!
I adore this moment...
Let me tell you about this moment...Chelsea's dad was giving a toast and was expressing gratitude to the people who made the day special and suddenly he directed everyone's attention to ME. I must have turned 3 shades of red, but luckily it was dark in the room. I was completely touched!! Thank you, Chal!!
Chelsea's sister gave an awesome toast too!
The newlyweds prepare for their first dance. How funny is it that Matt is stretching?!
The band was CRAZY fun!!
A perfect evening for a perfect day.
C + M: It was a true joy and honor to be a part of your amazing day! You and your family have a special place in our hearts!!