Two days ago I met a couple at Scott Farm, in Brattleboro, VT. They had driven all the way from Colorado to get married in our beautiful state. Because planning had taken place over a long distance, our conversations had been brief and to the point. We were meeting to find the perfect location to hold a small ceremony that would take place the next day. Shortly after I arrived, they pulled in, with energy to spare after a day of adventuring and road-tripping up around my old stomping grounds farther north on the VT/NH line.
When I meet a client for the first time after only having spoken over the phone and through email, it is always interesting for me to find out if the person I have created in my mind matches the person I am meeting in real life. These two were wonderful. They were warm, kind, vivacious, and humble, with a rather extraordinary energy that I aspire to.
We cruised around the area and finally found the perfect spot, in an orchard, overlooking the river valley.
Yesterday afternoon we met for the ceremony. Donna's sister Sue officiated, while her brother-in-law Jerry and her sister Mary Carol stood in support. The ceremony was short, poignant, and perfect. Sue did an amazing job of saying everything perfect and relevant without diluting the intimacy and significance of the moment. After fourteen years together, Donna and Paula made their union official amongst three of their family members on a serene, picturesque hill in Southern Vermont. It was an amazing afternoon. I love my job!