Brigid + Josh | Vermont Wedding

by Emily Pogozelski

Meeting Brigid + Josh last summer for their engagement session was a wonderful surprise. We don’t usually book couples for wedding photography via email, so meeting someone with our big cameras in hand must be a bit intimidating– this happy couple handled it all in stride. Their love for each other shone that day, as we walked through downtown White River Junction, Vermont. We loved that they added in a nod to their planned honeymoon in Ireland by taking us to their favorite Irish Pub (Salt Hill) in nearby Lebanon, New Hampshire.

Fast forward to their July wedding: still cool, calm and collected, Brigid + Josh strode happily through their wedding day, hand in hand (and, for Brigid, often singing!). The ceremony was kept very personal, with Brigid’s father performing the ceremony as a deacon at Saint Anthony’s and her mother leading the chorus. The reception was held at the historic Hotel Coolidge just blocks away, where Brigid’s sister and maid of honor Kathleen led the guests in a touching and clever toast involving a variety of songs. Dancing and laughter kept us happily shooting through the rest of the evening, and Em was thrilled to count four pairs of blue shoes throughout Brigid’s day: blue flip flops, blue stilettos, blue patent pumps, and blue Keds. (HOW AWESOME!! -Em)

Following the reception we escorted the happy couple to the lobby of the swanky Hanover Inn, where we took a few parting shots and said our goodbyes… the Pogos headed back down to Florida and the new Mr. + Mrs. headed to their Ireland honeymoon.

A quick note: this beautiful music box is actually a cake. A cake! Wow! Based on the Phantom of the Opera music box, which played a role in Brigid + Josh’s proposal, and created by A to Z Cakes. We were both totally fooled, thinking that someone had thoughtfully put a pretty music box in the middle of all of the yummy smelling cupcakes.

Hair by Christian Roy’s Salon in White River Junction; Brigid’s dress by Maggie Sottero; Bouquets by Robert’s Flowers of Hanover; Music box cake by A to Z Cakes




Mary Guarino July 30, 2012 - 3:57 pm

Beautiful pictures of my beautiful daughter on her beautiful wedding day!

Lou Nancy La Bounty July 30, 2012 - 6:48 pm

What beautiful pictures, Brigid & Josh.

Elizabeth Guarino English July 30, 2012 - 9:30 pm

Great Photos! But then it was a great day so what else would you expect? ;-)

MaryMargaret Powden Hitchcock July 31, 2012 - 1:13 am

Beautiful, gorgeous and stunning!

Susan Rice July 31, 2012 - 8:15 am

Can’t wait to see the rest!

Kathleen July 31, 2012 - 10:16 am

You made such a beautiful bride Brigid! Here’s to a life of happiness for you both. :)

Ashley Clay July 31, 2012 - 3:35 pm

These pictures are AMAZING and did such a wonderful job of capturing the love! I had such a great time! <3

Jacqui July 31, 2012 - 5:37 pm

Fantastic photos. Love them!

Renea Watkins August 1, 2012 - 12:41 am

Very excited to see all the pictures! These are fantastic!

Jenny Reilly August 1, 2012 - 1:05 pm

Great photos! Looks like a good time was had by ALL!!!

Sharon August 1, 2012 - 1:20 pm

Just GORGEOUS! Brigid, may you and Josh share a healthy and happy life together! Phenomenal photos – great photographer but being a beautiful couple makes it easier to get beautiful shots :)

Barbara W. Sterling August 1, 2012 - 2:58 pm

I really like the one of Brigid and her girls walking to the church along the sidewalk. It really shows a flavor of Brigid’s hometown.

Lou & Nancy LaBounty August 1, 2012 - 4:03 pm

Some of the nicest wedding photos that I have seen,

Liz English August 1, 2012 - 8:23 pm

Great Photos! But then it was a great day so what else would you expect? ;-) Wishing you much love and happiness!!!

Chauncie Raymond August 2, 2012 - 1:24 pm

What great pictures! I LOVE all the blue shoes…. Congratulations you two. You are an amazing couple.

Bethany Johnson August 2, 2012 - 5:52 pm

These pictures capture what neat people you are, Brigid! :) Very, very beautiful.

Kathleen Stuart August 3, 2012 - 12:20 am

Wonderful and beautiful photos of a great day! Blessings… <3

Theresa Symancyk August 3, 2012 - 9:04 am

Oh, my goodness! These photos really captured the glorious day! Your photographers were like artists. They got some interesting backgrounds. I sure had a fun time at your wedding. It’s the start of a glorious adventure of wedded bliss for you and Mr. Rice.

David Baiada August 6, 2012 - 2:34 pm

Great photos!

Linda Dickerson Huntoon July 31, 2012 - 2:29 am

Really great photography! They look very happy…:)

Martha Campbell Archambeault July 31, 2012 - 3:24 am

Gorgeous bride! Gorgeous pictures!

Shelley Guarino July 31, 2012 - 11:14 am

Beautiful pictures. Congratulations! (Love pics of my cousins, also. Miss all.)

Rachel Northrop Keyser August 2, 2012 - 12:50 am

Brigid! You did it! All that planning paid off because the wedding photos are gorgeous. I will tell Bonnie in the morning!

Brigid ES Guarino Rice August 2, 2012 - 10:14 pm

Awwww, thanks, Beth!!! Can’t wait to see you all in a few more weeks! When is Quechee??

Brigid ES Guarino Rice August 2, 2012 - 10:15 pm

Awww, thanks, Rachel!!! We had a wonderful day with family & friends, and a terrific time in Ireland! :-D Tell everyone at Novell I say hello!!

Brigid ES Guarino Rice August 9, 2012 - 11:01 pm

Thank you, Kae!! We treasure your blessings <3

Brigid ES Guarino Rice August 9, 2012 - 11:02 pm

Thank you, Godmother! <3 you!!

Brigid ES Guarino Rice August 9, 2012 - 11:02 pm

Thank you, Ashley!

Brigid ES Guarino Rice August 9, 2012 - 11:03 pm

Thanks, Liz! I’m so glad you were a part of it <3

Brigid ES Guarino Rice August 9, 2012 - 11:03 pm

Nancy, I have been dreaming of hearing Wedding Song at my own wedding since I was thirteen. Thank you for making my dream come true <3

Brigid ES Guarino Rice August 9, 2012 - 11:04 pm

Thank you, so much, David!!

Brigid ES Guarino Rice August 9, 2012 - 11:04 pm

Aww, thanks, Chauncie!! Remind me to show you pics from my Vera Bradley shower, back in June…

Lou Nancy La Bounty August 9, 2012 - 11:52 pm

You are most welcome. I feel honored to have been asked.

You are most welcome, Brigid. I feel honored to have been asked.

Lou Nancy La Bounty August 9, 2012 - 11:53 pm

Didn’t mean to send it twice. OOPS

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