I definitely went too far this time… there are a TON of photos here! But trust me, you’re gonna love this one! It’s everything October should be. Low sunlight, plump pumpkins, running around on a farm, even knitting with your friends!
Love was in the crisp October air for the wedding of Jen and Matt on this gorgeous 10.10.10. What may have seemed like a simple affair for 50 guests actually unwrapped into one of the most stunning celebrations I’ve ever been lucky enough to take part in.
With flowers like this from Windfall Market, the bar was immediately set high.
Being the incredible knitter that she is, Jen began creating her wedding shawl soon after Matt surprised her with a ring! Ah-mazing. You can’t see the small white beads in this photo, but you can tell a lot of work went into it. I have no doubt the shawl will be treasured for years (and generations?) to come.
A handsome bunch, siblings and great friends! Note the hand-knit shrugs on the girls as well – they’re both just as crazy about knitting, and after hanging out with them all day, don’t ya know I went home to knit myself to sleep as well!
Not only did Jen and Matt share a “first look,” when they get to see each other before the ceremony, but they also decided to hang out with all the guests until it was time to be wed. I don’t know if I was uber relaxed about this in my photographer role, or if I was really worried about making sure I was on-plan! Ha ha! It was really sweet.
If you caught the earlier Preparations post, you’ll recognize these flowers! Everything came together gorgeously, including more creations from the couple. Jen made the paper flower napkin rings and stitched a few simple flowers into the burlap table-runners. Matt made the rod-iron candle holders.
The guests were treated to a few treats as they arrived, including these jars of hot chocolate mix and crocheted flower pins to wear at the wedding and beyond.
A few photos from our engagement session also made an appearance!
When the clock struck wedding-time, Jen, Matt walked down to a lovely little garden arbor with all of their guests. The words they chose were incredible, as everyone huddled close to share in the moment.
And after a handful of family portraits, we took a walk alone around the perimeter of the farm. A whole lotta kissing going on…
Of course the wedding cake also had a special touch – the topper was from Jen’s grandparents’ wedding! The rest of the incredible meal was from the Coonamessett Farm itself.
As the evening wound down, many knitting bags came out. This is more of a posed shot, but we couldn’t resist getting a photo of the bride knitting in her wedding gown.
So beautiful, Jen!
Congratulations to Matt and Jen, an amazing couple I’m so glad to consider as friends! It has been wonderful getting to know you even more over the recent weeks. I hope your honeymoon in Stowe, Vermont is everything it should be during foliage season with a hot tub, a fireplace and the flame of “happily ever after”!