After James and Rebecca joined their lives together in the most beautiful riverside ceremony in Vermont, it was time for a little quiet celebration to reflect together on this incredible moment in their lives.
Rebecca conceived and realized the most amazing, zero waste reception I have ever seen. The paper goods were hand lettered by a friend who does work in their studio in Newburyport, they brought in locally made beverages, and Rebecca’s mother had taken months finding beautiful and unique plates from the local second hand shops.
The couple also brought up a trailer full of salvaged furniture that they turned into an outdoor living room. The flowers were locally foraged and stunningly styled by Rebecca’s mother and sister. After the wedding, every item was composted, recycled, donated or repurposed. From start to finish every detail was elegant, effortless and eco-friendly.
Guests talked and laughed around the campfire while feasting on delicious vegan bites from the Organic Garden Cafe in Beverly, MA. I can attest that their carrot cake was actually one of the best cakes I have ever eaten (and I don’t normally even like cake).
This day was all about family, love and togetherness. I couldn’t be happier for these two and wish them a lifetime of joy, adventures and fulfillment. Congratulations to the Murphys!
After an absolutely gorgeous engagement session, we were anticipating a simply beautiful wedding for Murphy and Rebecca on a campground in Vermont.
The setting was absolutely stunning.
And this bride and groom just couldn’t wait to get married.
What could be more lovely than a rushing river, ripening apples, wildflowers and hay bales?
The excitement was palpable as the groom and his good friend and officiant waited in bare feet at the front of the aisle and another friend seated atop a fallen tree stump played lilting music that floated into the forest.
The space was filled with laughter and a clear feeling of wonderful wishes for this pair.
On a perfect August afternoon, the music changed, the bride appeared with her father and the moments flowed together to join these two as husband and wife.
Their handwritten vows left not a dry eye and just as equally filled the space with laughter as they promised each other a life of adventures big and small and gratitude for the joy and fulfillment they have found together.
And in a moment, they were husband and wife.
I couldn’t contain all of this beauty in just one post, so come back next week for all of the amazing reception details and beautiful portraits.