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We think the reception photos of Kate + JoJo’s laid back Vermont wedding – courtesy of Jen Huang Photography – are as effortlessly lovely as the ceremony shots, but it’s the dockside portraits of the happy couple that really make us swoon. The bride, in a sweetheart dress from RK Bridal, and groom toasted their “I dos” with a tented reception at the Edson Hill Manor, where guests enjoyed fiddling, family + food. Not a bad trio, if you ask me! Marion Peer of Vermont Sweet Tooth designed cupcakes in lieu of a traditional wedding cake, and the Stray Cat Flower Farm decked the tent with fresh greens and seasonal blooms. We leave you with a colorful parting shot of the dapperly-attired bridal party in the hopes that you’re as excited for the warmer months – and Southern fashion! – as we are.

What Southern details or traditions did you include in your celebration? What was Southern about your wedding? Fiddle playing, family and food.
Tell us about finding your wedding dress: It was the most inexpensive dress I tried on! I found it at R&K Bridal and it was perfect – simple and lacy, which is all I wanted. I added buttons down the back.
Describe your wedding flowers: We got wildflowers from Stray Cat Farm in Vermont. We chose loose wildflowers and a friend arranged them on the tables the day of the wedding. Stray Cat Farm made some wildflower arrangements in tins for the altar and the buffet tables, and then they made bouquets of snapdragons, my favorite flower, in the color of the dresses/theme.
Describe your wedding cake: We had cupcakes made by a local baker, Marion Peer, of Vermont Sweet Tooth. Her cupcakes were to die for, in three flavors with buttermilk frosting: Lemony-Snicket with orange zest, carrot cake with candied ginger, and chocolate chunk.
Did you write your own vows? If so, what was your favorite phrase, verse or line? We did. We tried to center our vows on the idea that we would work together and draw strength from this day when times get hard.
What’s next for you as a couple? What are you looking forward to in the future? We are happy! We might move to a bigger apartment, but in NYC that is a bit hard to do. We hope to take a second honeymoon in Guatemala next winter.

Written with love by Katharine

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It’s finally starting to feel like spring, both outside and here on the blog, and Kate + JoJo’s Vermont wedding at the Edson Hill Manor feels equally seasonal. The bridesmaids’ sherbert-colored Jenny Yoo frocks and sweet boquets from the Stray Cat Flower Farm make me a bit giddy – they’re just so pretty! And I’m casting my vote now for my favorite groomsmen look for the March Monthly Round-Up: JoJo and his attendants (both young and old) looked dashing in black and white seersucker and matching vest. Be still, my beating (Southern) heart! Special thanks to photographer Jen Huang for making our morning a little brighter.

How did the two of you meet? Tell us your story. (From the groom) I was living and working in Caracas, Venezuela running a program for an international human rights organization called Global Exchange. I organized delegations throughout the country, focused on grassroots movements and politics. Kate was finishing law school and came on one of our trips. We met, hit it off, and then stayed in touch. Our first date was about a month later when I convinced her to come back to South America. We spent a few days on a deserted beach in Colombia and fell in love. We maintained a long distance relationship for a year then I moved to NYC where she had recently moved.
Describe the proposal. (From the groom) I invited her to meet me at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden for some wine and dinner. After about an hour, I asked her if she knew what day today was. She hadn’t a clue. I told her to close her eyes. When she opened them, I had laid out a bunch of index cards. I had written in crayon, “ TODAY IS THE DAY I ASK YOU TO MARRY ME.” She looked at me is disbelief and we cried, and celebrated. Then I told her that I wanted to take her out for a glass of champagne. We took a cab down to Brooklyn Farm and waiting on the patio were about 15 of our close friends to toast us.
Three adjectives that describe the day are: Exhilarating, inspiring and loving.
Our favorite detail of the wedding was: We held a big party the night before up in Stowe, VT, at a lodge. Friends made speeches, played music and had a got to know each other.

Written with love by Katharine
  1. avatar Katie reply

    What a happy, cheerful wedding! the colors really get me in the mood for spring! Kate you were a beautiful bride!

  2. avatar Tammy reply

    Jen Huang’s photography makes brides look more beautiful and weddings more romantic. The way she captures everything is so gentle, natural yet magnificent.

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