Winter in Vermont

 Meghan & Ian  |  December 17th  |  Middlebury, Vermont

From the photographer, Mary Dougherty Photography:
A winter wedding, outside. It was a central decision to Meghan + Ian’s wedding planning. Now living in Virginia, they both had years of memories in snowy Vermont and it stood out as the place they would travel to and celebrate. After deconstructing the wedding day, they rebuilt it to be something of their own, a intimate weekend with family and friends in a snowy mountain town. With 17 guests in attendance it was an intimate day, shared with an inner circle of family and friends. The ceremony took place outside in the gazebo at the town square, and moved in to the Middlebury Community House for a reception that resembled a cozy Christmas dinner with friends. Handmade stockings were stuffed with treats for everyone to take home, and in the same fabrics, napkins and place settings were sew by the bride and her mother. Family Christmas cookie recipes were baked up by the dozen and enjoyed with hot cider and coffee and then brought home by guests. Both Meghan and Ian put their own mark on traditions of the day, Meghan choosing to add a handmade black velvet sash to her dress and fur boots underneath to stay warm while Ian braved the cold in a kilt. Their rings were custom made by Victoria Moore and sparked the actual wedding planning, setting their unique and personal day in motion.