Erin & Ryan | August 25, 2018 | Vergennes, VT
I’m not quite sure where to start with talking about Erin & Ryan’s wedding day, other than to say that it was a special one. I first met Erin & Ryan last summer for their engagement session in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. I was immediately struck by how friendly they were and we had a great evening walking around Portsmouth’s cute village & rocky coastline. Fast forward to a few months ago, when I got an email from Erin that sunk my heart for this sweet girl. Erin’s mom was diagnosed with cancer and passed away earlier this summer. Fortunately, Erin & Ryan actually got married in a small ceremony right before her mom passed away. One thing Erin says her mom was insistent on was that the Vermont wedding go ahead as planned. So that brings us to the beautiful day of August 25 on Lake Champlain at Basin Harbor Club. It was an absolutely gorgeous summer day for this celebration. Their ceremony was held on Middlebury‘s campus, where Ryan played basketball with Erin’s brother and their love story began. Then the celebration continued back at Basin Harbor Club for an evening of cocktails & dancing on the lake.
Going into this day, I knew it would be an emotional one but I can’t explain the love that overflowed from this day. There were moments of sadness, but they were surpassed by the many moments of joy between Erin, Ryan & their family and friends. The strength & grace that Erin showed that day was an incredible sight to see, and the way that Ryan loved on her showed just how much of a team they are. These two took a difficult situation and made it a day filled with joy & love & a whole lot of FUN, filled with a surprise a cappella performance, a trip to a basketball gym, and an epic dance floor performance of “I Wanna Dance with Somebody.” Erin & Ryan, it was truly an honor to be there for your Vermont wedding celebration and to play a part in documenting this story of yours.
THE TEAM: Venue: Basin Harbor Club | Videographer: NH Images | DJ: Premier Entertainment | Hair & Makeup: O’Briens | Florals: Bowler & Jones | Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Joanna August | Second Photographer: Jennifer McKenna Photography