Sunday, November 20, 2011

Love Really IS a Many Splendord Thing!

Okay, I'm probably really showing my age with the title of this post but years ago when I was just a little girl I received a musical jewelry box from my beloved grandfather for Christmas and it played "Love Is a Many Splendord Thing" as a little ballerina twirled in front of a mirror.  I think I may still have that jewelry box somewhere now that I think about it but this post isn't about that, it's about the trip I made up to Vermont yesterday to photograph the wedding of a young couple at the Inn Victoria.  Jess, a staff member at the inn, was asked to put together an "elopement" and she contacted me to ask if I would be interested in doing the photos.

Now I've only shot one other wedding before for my friends Frank and Dawn so I wasn't sure if I had the best credentials to be their photographer but Jess apparently quite likes some of the  pictures I've taken so she thought I would be perfect for Mallory & Michael.  Needing the practice - and always looking for an excuse to go to Vermont - I said 'sure' and made the drive up to Chester early yesterday morning on what was a rather cold but very pretty day.

If I had any trepidation about how well things were going to go, that was pretty much alleviated when I met the two young people who had decided to skip all the hoopla and foolishness and make their special day about themselves and not everyone else.  They do plan on having a more elaborate service in about a year but for now they just wanted to share their love with each other and become husband and wife in a simple ceremony in a romantic setting.

I'm going to share just a few photos with you as I still have a lot of editing to do on all of the photos that I took but there is no doubt in my mind that these two are quite in love as it's very easy to see that shining through in their pictures and I wish them nothing but happiness as their love continues to grow with each and every day.

Oh, and may I just say that it's darned hard to hold the camera steady and take pictures when you're trying not to cry along with the bride.  I am always, and will forever be, a hopeless romantic!

Their wedding cake that Jess made - it was so cute! 

Mallory's beautiful bouquet

Mallory reads her vows to Michael

Michael & Mallory at the town gazebo

Tea for two!

Enjoying their champagne! 

Like I said, love really IS a many splendord thing, isn't it? 

14 comments:

  1. Oh.My.Gosh! Fabulous, fun and yes, very romantic! I love the tea cup shot... and her hat is to die for! Fabulous shots, Miss Nikon!!

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  2. wonderful photography too linda! good job!

    smiles, bee
    xoxooxoxox

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  3. "Love Is a Many Splendor Thing"

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  4. Fabulous pictures that this fine couple will treasure. Such imagination.

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  5. I *****LOVE****** these photos! They are so cute together. Heck, even my nose got tingly and my eyes leaked a bit.

    Blessings to them both!!!!!

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  6. You did a great job and they are both adorable too.

    Have a terrific day. :)

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  7. Oh how lovely! You really captured the feeling of the occasion Linda, well done! I wish them both every happiness. :)

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  8. That is really refreshing that there are young peeps that can skip the lavishness and "mandatory" spending of tens or hundreds of thousands on their wedding. Good for them!
    Cheers! :)

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  9. Just lovely and romantic in the best way possible. Plus any time you are feeling elderly think of me seeing the original movie in 1955 at the tender age of 11. :-)

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  10. Your photos are wonderful. The ones you've chosen to share with us really capture this young couple's personality and love for each other.

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  11. Oh, my sappy, sappy friend. Very nice pictures. Why is he biting her nose? Is that what romantic people do? I really wouldn't know, never having been one myself. On a side note, my grandfather built me a jewelry box when I was about ten, and it still sits on my dresser today.

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  12. I LOVE that last photograph! Congrats to the couple.

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  13. Fantastic pictures, Linda! Really, really well done. You could easily do wedding photography full time if you wanted to. And a lovely story, too.

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