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A Vermont Wedding at the Barrow’s House

This July, I was ECSTATIC to photograph Caitlin & Brett’s wedding right in my husband’s home town of Dorset, Vermont! Not only was it in Dorset, but the Barrows House sits at the base of one of my favorite Vermont backdrops for photos – the Dorset Hollows (the Upper Hollow and Lower Hollow Road loop). You might remember some of these scenes from this Vermont wedding bride and Kathleen & Pete’s fall engagement photos!

Caitlin and Brett are an absolutely fantastic and fun-loving couple! Honestly, it’s not entirely rare that I don’t get to meet with clients before their wedding weekend. Maybe we have a couple of great Skype chats in the year ahead, particularly for a destination wedding… but even without that, I KNEW I was in for a good time with these two (thanks Brigitt & Stephen!). Plus, it’s always a favorite of mine to be able to join for the rehearsal dinner – a lovely evening at the Dorset Inn!

You guys went crazy for this photo on Instagram and Facebook, so let’s start off strong for the story of Caitlin & Brett’s Vermont wedding!


wedding jewelryThe setting of the Barrow’s House made for a relaxed day of preparations. When Julie and I arrived, the guests – who were mostly staying on the property – were busy with lawn games, laughter and helping out with decorations. Dad and his pals were lifting a gorgeous and heavy menu sign he had made, Caitlin herself was helping under the tent with her curlers in, and still more guests were pulling in to the adorably quaint village of Dorset.


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Programs designed by Etsy shop VineWedding.dorset-vermont-wedding-6dorset-vermont-wedding-003

Invitations by PaperDainty on Etsy: vermont wedding invitationsCaitlin & Brett chose to share a “first look” before their ceremony, and what better place than Brett’s family home across the street! Such a sweet little patio and garden, which fit the July day perfectly. This allowed us to take some time to explore the Dorset Hollows for plenty of photos before our return to the celebration.

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The flowers were amaaaazing, thanks to Jen of Perennial Studio!
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I’m a sucker for a mountain wedding backdrop! These guys were willing to explore and climb over trees and rocks… which makes for the best photos!vermont wedding mountainsdorset-vermont-wedding-71

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barrows house weddingBack under the tent, another shot of Jen from Perennial Studio, because why not?! She wore that adorable apron and cowgirl boots for the camera, right?
dorset-vermont-wedding-115A perfect summer evening for cocktails and old friends…

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Yep, that’s right – FUNFETTI!! Please go ahead and PIN that one above! I want funfetti at every wedding! This cake traveled up from Momofuku Milk Bar.

A great group of girlfriends to match the colorful cake!dorset-vermont-wedding-21dorset-vermont-wedding-129

Caitlin & Brett, you’re my kinda people! I’d photograph your wedding for DAYS, which is convenient because I’ve loved seeing you on other wedding dance floors now too ;-) I hope your photos always remind you of what a fantastic celebration you had to kick off your marriage! Thank you for inviting me to be there with you in Vermont! XO

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Assisting Photographer: JEsther Photography | Venue & Catering: The Barrows House | Flowers: Perennial Studio | Hair & Makeup: Five Elements Salon & Day SpaInvitations: PaperDainty | Programs: VineWedding | Menus: LetteredStudio | Officiant: Pastor Margaret Dawedeit | Ceremony Music: Moose Crossing Jazz Trio | Band: Big Party Orchestra | Cake: Momofuku Milk BarDress: AmsaleShoes: Yves Saint LaurentSuit: Men’s Warehouse

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