Maria + Matt | Hildene Wedding | Manchester, Vermont

by Emily Pogozelski

From the very first time we spoke on the phone I knew working with Maria + Matt was going to be incredible. After falling in love with both of them at their engagement session last summer I figured they’d have a lovely fall wedding and we’d have a fun time. What an understatement! From start to finish their day was a dream to photograph and a delight to witness. Within one day there were two ceremonies (a beautiful Catholic mass where everyone was moved by Maria’s incredible singing followed by personal vows at Hildene’s valley overlook) and a whole range of weather and light (from nearly-raining to the most incredible old-Hollywood beacon of warm sunshine on the front lawn in front of the historic Lincoln family home). There were personal touches and beautiful components galore, from Maria’s incredibly inventive animated illustrations within her handmade table centerpieces to the Cypriot traditions of her family members. There’s so much more than I could possibly describe here, so I’ll let our favorite images speak for themselves. Thank you to everyone involved for making this day memorable and wonderful! (And thank you to Maria for bringing me to tears with your beautiful voice.) xoxo—Em

Thank you to our wonderful fellow vendors for helping make this day so great! In no particular order (and clickable links coming soon… it’s a busy month!):

Venue: Hildene (special thanks to Carmine + Sheila and the whole team!) 

Church: Christ Our Savior Parish

Videographer: Mike Henriques of Artistic Wedding Films

Makeup: Marieanne Souza of Flawless Cosmetic Design

Hair: Patty Bassett Hair Design

Flowers: The Lily of the Valley Florist (thank you Peggy!)

Vow exchange music: Dorset Trio

DJ: Nick Stryker of 802 Events

Catering: Pangaea Fine Dining