Let me start off this story by saying that I received the most fun text messages after my first meeting with Rachel and Kevin. After a quick coffee in January, these two athletes headed out to Bear Notch Ski Touring for a cross country ski. They sent me selfies of themselves goofing off in the cold and I knew I was in for a treat photographing their wedding day. The Alerin Barn is the perfect venue for these two. Located in St. Johnsbury, VT and laid back and quirky, this venue is full of character and uniqueness that people just love. The owners pour themselves into keeping this place special year after year. I always return with a smile on my face! The weather turned out to be just perfect- a warm summer day with big white puffy clouds rolling through. Rachel and Kevin got ready across the way from each other and opted for a first look. A shaded apple tree happened to be the best spot for the first look to take place and little to my knowledge, an apple orchard is where Kevin proposed. I love when things just fall into place! We were able to utilize the beautiful grounds for lots of portraits and we got our fitness in for the day walking all over! Family and bridal party joined in on the fun before the ceremony started up the hill. A unique ceremony with Jewish tradition took place overlooking the rolling hills and nearby mountains with lots of laughs (thanks to the grandparents jokes!). A beautiful cocktail hour at the prime time of the day was held down under the pavilion with some unique appetizers and drinks. Toasts took place outside causally at the end of cocktail hour and I ended up loving this idea! A local band from Boston (Young Love and the Thrills) kept people psyched all night! The dance floor was packed and I even found myself staying a bit longer because the music was so good! Congratulations again to Kevin and Rachel. May you look back on this day and always remember how much fun people had and how wonderful you two are. I hope married life has been amazing!
Photographed by Jordan Luciano of Anne Skidmore Photography
Main Photographer: Jordan Luciano
Second Photographer: Mae Hogan