Courtney + Matt | Hildene Wedding | Manchester, Vermont

by Emily Pogozelski

Weddings in Vermont are always beautiful, but there’s something about photographing Vermonters in their own state that makes me especially happy. Courtney + Matt call the Burlington area home, but chose to celebrate their wedding at one of our favorite places: Hildene, the Lincoln Family Home. By pure luck they wound up with one of the most spectacular fall days I’ve ever seen: foliage bursting with color, blue skies peppered with little clouds, and weather seasonally cool enough to wear some stylish outerwear (without being cold enough to really need it).

Getting ready at a nearby home made for the perfect spot for their first look and family portraits, including photos with their adorable rescue puggles. We wrapped up there with plenty of time before the ceremony began to spend quality time with two important kids: the twin baby goats at Hildene’s farm. (If you’ve never been, you really must make sure to stop there. It’s delightful to see the goats and STUNNINGLY beautiful by the barn!)

There were so many personal touches and details that it would take too long to describe them all, so I’ll let the photos speak for themselves. Below are just some of our favorites– so many more to come! Big hugs and love to the happy couple and everyone who danced the night away. xoxo— Em (+ Steve)

Huge thanks and hugs to the awesome team of vendors!

Venue: Hildene (special thanks to Carmine + Sheila!)

Flowers: Lily of the Valley

Caterer: Pangaea (thanks for being so delicious!)

DJ: the incomparably wonderful Richard of RPM Entertainment

Cake: A to Z Cakes

Ceremony harpist: Erin Hill

Hair & Makeup: Make Me Fab

Planner: Allison Sargent Events

Flowers: the lovely Peggy of Lily of the Valley

Dress: Stella York from The Curvy Bride