Kelly and Dan's wedding at Wachusett Mountain was one we'd waited a LONG time for (at least it felt that way.) Having shot their engagement session at the famed Grist Mill back in April, it felt like a long wait till September. Kelly is a majorly creative type, so we knew whatever planning she did would pay off in a beautiful, romantic way. Finally, their Friday-evening wedding date arrived, and it was time to experience this couple's originality!
The bride and her bridesmaids enjoyed their preparation time
The couple exchanged vows before a beautifully adorned arbor at the sparkling pond's edge. Their personalized vows were truly touching (and naturally with Kelly's sense of humor, very entertaining), and more than a few women were seen with hankies dabbing at their eyes.
One of the best aspects of having a wedding at Wachusett Mountain is riding the chairlift after the ceremony -- the couple has a chance to "decompress" for 15-20 minutes, and let the whole experience sink in while enjoying a private photo session atop the mountain. It was obvious to us they'd had some experience with this ride-to-the-heights thing, and I believe they were seen headed back down the mountain without the chair's safety rail down (yikes!)
Back inside, the reception dining room was romantically decorated with table top arrangements of red roses and golden sunflowers, as well as apple-themed special touches for guests to enjoy. Now this is romance!
We LOVED the wedding cake with its raffia trim - so totally fitting for this wedding and artfully designed by Custom Wedding Cakes by Penny.
DJ entertainment for the evening was skillfully provided by none other than Ken Duquette of Champagne Toast. Might we add, we've had the pleasure of many a wedding meal, and the food here was truly outstanding!
People may think it's contrived or clichéd, but we truly become friends with many of the couples we photograph, and Kelly and Dan are a couple we'll continue to get together with long after the wedding day.
Wherever they go, this couple makes life fun, and artful. Wishing you all the joy in the world, Kelly and Dan, and see you soon!
~Chris & Vickie