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Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Vermont wedding: The ceremony

Yesterday, I shared Gemma and Andy's rehearsal dinner, and now here's their beautiful wedding! They got married in Gemma's parents' backyard, under a giant pine tree with one trunk that splits into two as it reaches towards the sky. Isn't that romantic?
Yellow school buses brought guests to Gemma's childhood home in Marlboro, Vermont.
Gemma and her bridal party walked down the aisle, as their friend played "Harvest Moon" by Neil Young on his guitar. (Gemma's dress was by Zac Posen; Sara Glick did her makeup and Ramie Roth did her hair. Starr McCaleb designed the bridesmaid dresses.)
"I was so nervous walking down the aisle," Gemma remembers. "We came down a dark path in the woods, both parents by my side to give me away. All our friends and family were smiling in the bright sunlight, and Andy was standing under the huge pine tree, waiting for me. He thought something was wrong because I looked so serious, but really I was just concentrating, trying not to burst into tears!"
Their good friend got ordained and married them, and other friends did readings and sang songs.
Tomorrow I'll post the final part -- the reception! xo

(Wedding-kiss photo by Tom Schierlitz. All other photos by Anna Robin. Gemma and Andy will be shooting weddings starting this summer, as well)

54 comments:

Samara said...

This is beautiful this is how I imagine my wedding if I ever have one, simple and elegant and outdoors.

Ruth said...

Oh my . . . this is too cute! The rural setting is just lovely.

K. said...

Incredible! Such great ideas.

Jocy said...

I love outdoor weddings.

hip hip gin gin said...

This is the sweetest wedding I've seen in a long time!
My parents moved into a house with a gorgeous little backyard with a big beautiful maple tree about a year after we got married. It kills me that they didn't have that house when we were planning, I totally would have had a little garden wedding with the ceremony under that tree!

Emom said...

Splendid! what a sweet time! smiles.

like a rolling stone... said...

absolutely ADORE the details of this wedding...the trees, the readings, the school busses, the NEIL YOUNG (i'm a very proud canadian for that fact!) song....sounds so similar to what i would hope for my own wedding...

SO entirely beautiful.
xo.

Diana Mieczan said...

That tree is a centre piece on its own...Really sets the mood! Stunning! I love how relaxed the pictures look and how they coordinated the bridesmaid dresses with the green forest!
Brides dress is unusual but so beautiful! I adore the back of the gown!
Joanna, thank you for sharing....I adore your wedding posts :)
Kisses :)

Francesca said...

OMG it's so beautiful!I love the shoot and the location for this wedding!

Dancing Branflake said...

So sweet! More than bridesmaid dresses I always look forward to seeing what the flower girls are wearing. Hers were so sweet.

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

gorgeous place to get married

Jill said...

Very Vermont! Cool.... I live on the Vermont border and take lots of day trips and overnights to visit friends! A great state and great people!

mulberry and marie said...

That tree is dreamy! What a lovely wedding. Thanks for this great post!

Ces't La Vie said...

i love that tree idea, how sweet is that?!

impudence said...

love your wedding posts. such beautiful pictures and a beautiful couple too. :)

heisschic said...

i have had the wedding kiss photo saved for about a year now just because i loveee the back of her dress (and yaknow, it's a great pic).

i'm so happy to FINALLY see the whole dress!

GA+E said...

Such a stylish couple! love the color choices and the school buses!!

Copious Couture said...

Her dress is stunning!!!!

Carissa
http://copiouscouture.blogspot.com

maggie said...

the photos are beautiful! the couple looks glowing.

Melissa Blake said...

So gorgeous!! :)

Louis Duke said...

Why is it that everything you post is so amazing?

seesaw designs said...

i knew i'd love the wedding as much as i loved the luncheon. just beautiful. can't wait to see the reception..

-angela

nicole said...

Congrats to the beautiful couple! What a lovely wedding! Can't wait to see the reception. Thanks for posting, Joanna! xoxo.

Sera said...

love all the green! love the wedding dress! beautiful!

Best Wishes, Marie said...

very pretty. the dress suits the bride wonderfully. it accentuates her healthy, natural look. the hair style makes the complete package.

Joanna Goddard said...

aw, thanks, louis!

Anonymous said...

That huge tree is really beautiful, one has to remember where your roots are but always reach for the sky...

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Deanna said...

Ooh, reminds me of my wedding! Friends of ours played "Harvest Moon," too (love the song and I used to play it all the time in a Neil Young cover band I was in called... You guessed it! Harvest!). Congrats to the gorgeous couple!

Sarah said...

So beautiful and unfussy.

The French said...

Gorgeous:)

the real mia said...

Oooh so stylish!

Fleur said...

Amazing! And what a funky dress, I just love it!

holli said...

beautiful bride!

kelly ann said...

there is something almost storybook-esque about this... a little ethereal and a little magical. i love it!

Celia said...

my god, that bride is stunning!

Lilia said...

Beutiful photos of beautiful people..

christina said...

Wow. getting merried in the forest is something special. I love the bridesmades dress but I don't know about the black in the bride's dress!

Computer Support Miami said...

Where do I start? I mean the dress, the hair, the tree, the school busses, it's all so perfect together.

Geezees Custom Canvas Art said...

what an amazing wedding!

Tiffany said...

oh my gosh! there is not a single thing i don't love about this wedding! so pretty and romantic...

Bridget said...

her dress is the coolest

Megan said...

The school buses are so darling! I love this :)

Catchingup said...

Beautiful and love suspenders and white shoes on the guys! Just lovely!

New England Wedding said...

My first impression was WOW!..The venue was great!

{lovely little things} said...

What a beautiful setting

Mayle said...

This is really bizarre, but I enjoy saving photos of the gorgeous weddings that you post on a cup of jo. The 8th photo down (with Gemma and Andy kissing) looked too familiar, and i checked my photo albums on my desktop--my mac says I saved that exact same photo more than a year ago (on February 19, 2009). Is digital déja vù possible??

Joanna Goddard said...

ha, mayle, yes, i posted that kissing photo once in a post about wedding kisses :) (they got married a couple years ago)

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