Kelsey and Felipe's wedding day was such a treat to be a part of. Kelsey and I met my freshmen year of college, where we attended the University of Southern Maine, played on the volleyball team there, and become roommates! Her and I had a lot in common, and have remained friends ever since. Last July, I drove from Maryland, all the way to the top of Vermont, right near the border of Canada. I stayed in the sweetest little Bed & Breakfast just a few minutes down the road from Kelsey and Felipe's wedding location.
With just their closest friends and family, they had a very intimate lakeside wedding in her grandparent's backyard. Kelsey always used to share stories about vacationing there with her family when she was growing up, so I knew just how special this place was to her. They exchanged their vows and shared their first dances on the dock by Lake Memphremagog with the Canadian border just a short ways in the distance behind them.
Kelsey and Felipe's day was filled with so many special details. Their three rescue pups were the ring bearer and flowers girls - Kelsey and her grandmother handmade the dog's collars. Their arch on the dock was made by her grandfather and aunt, and decorated by family and friends. Her wedding favors were from Yankee Candle which is based out of her town in Massachusetts, (something else I always remember her telling us about). Her grandmother made a special dessert for Felipe - Bem Casados, a Brazilian wedding pastry. And my favorite of all, her cousin made the wooden centerpieces from a tree that was cut down at her parent's house where she grew up. I just adore little sentimental touches like those, they can really make the day that much more special.
Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your special day Kelsey and Felipe! You two deserve nothing but the absolute best.
Photographer: Emily Brianne Photography
Hair & Makeup: Mariah at MY Salon & Spa
Dress: Maggie Sottero from The Bridal Corner
Brides Shoes: David's Bridal
Rings: Kay Jewelers
Groom's Attire: Men's Wearhouse
Flowers: Spates the Florist
Rentals: True Value Rental
Favors: Yankee Candle Company
Catering: Vermont Pie & Pasta Company
Cake: Jocelyn & Cinta's Bake Shop