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Alyson’s Orchard Wedding

A smart wedding for a smart couple…

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Christine and Matt met in medical school. That’s right, they are both doctors! Matt was the leader of their outing group, and he plucked up the courage to ask Christine out for drinks. After drinks, they jumped right into a life of adventure, going camping and rock climbing.  

Christine and Matt’s wedding weekend festivities started with a Friday night barbecue at Alyson’s Orchard, where the ceremony would be taking place. They had a huge roasted pig and lots of friends around them.

Alyson’s Orchard was such a great venue. Everything was a beautiful, lush green, and the pond views and meadows were breathtaking. They grow over 50 varieties of apples at their orchards, as well as peaches, pears, blueberries, raspberries, and more.

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Everyone had space to get ready on the property which makes it so much easier for all involved.

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The couple had their first glance outside in a meadow. They shared drinks and a few silly moments with their wedding party and families before their big moment. We also took some stunning group shots by the orchard and among the trees. 

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The ceremony was held at Sarma’s Pond. Guests were brought in on the orchard’s tractor, which I thought was so innovative! Christine and Matt shared their vows overlooking the water and the picturesque Vermont mountains. Better yet, the weather was absolutely perfect.

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The reception was held at the orchard lodge, where I got some beautiful shots outside. Everyone had so much fun dancing and dining!

One of my favorite moments was during a family grouping during the reception – the groom looked at me and said, “HOW DO YOU DO THIS?!” Trying to rally the troops for photos is sometimes maddening but it made me laugh coming from an ER doctor because I can easily ask him the same question.  

Funny what comes natural to us, isn’t it?

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Details to Know…

Bridal Boutique: Tulle Bridal | Groom’s Attire: Jos. A. Bank | Hair and Makeup: Studio H Hair Salon | Officiant: Joel Eaton | Flowers: Andrea Daley, The Village Blooms | Catering: Luca’s Catering | Cake: Dazzle Cupcakes | Entertainment: The Party Crashers |  First Dance Song : “Cheek to Cheek” 

Thank you Christine and Matt for being such a wonderful couple to work with. I wish you a lifetime of love and happiness!

xoxo . . .

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