Happy New Year!!

As with the start of every new year, it’s a perfect time to reflect and celebrate the weddings of the past year. 2015 was wonderful and Andy and I felt so fortunate to be a part of so many amazing celebrations of love and marriage.  I thought it would be fun to highlight a photo from each of the weddings we documented, with the exception of the few we signed non-disclosures with. The biggest challenge with this post was selecting just ONE image from each wedding. It was almost impossible!

Let’s start with Lisa & Jason… they were married at the gorgeous Ford Plantation  just outside Savannah Georgia! It was an incredibly special wedding for us because it was the third of the O’Hara sister weddings that we’ve had the honor of photographing. We adore the O’Hara’s and their families!!

Alyssa & Max (and Charlie the super-dog) had a perfect wedding day at the 1811 House at the Equinox! Janet Dunnington and her team were tireless and we LOVED working with them. Oh, and A Schoolhouse Garden’s flowers and decor were amazing!
Love birds Debora & Dave tied the knot at the super lovely and oh-so-fabulous Riverside Farm! How much do you love Debora and Dave’s boots??Tina & Ben celebrated at the top of the world! At least the top of Jay Peak Resort for their amazing day! How cute is their dog, Porter, in his little tuxedo top?Anne and Sean could not have been more fun and adorable at their New Hampshire wedding! They met at Camp Billings, which holds special significance to us, as our kids have been attending since they were littles. The beautiful bouquets were by Petals Floral Design.
Andy photographed Julia & Gary’s fabulous wedding at the 1824 House in Waitsfield. Soooo pretty!!
Marissa & Sam’s wedding festivities were at their family’s private estate in Wallingford, Vermont on July 4th! Janet Dunnington orchestrated the whole day perfectly!
Caitlin & Mike said “I do” at one of my favorite venues: Whiteface Club and Resort in Lake Placid. They braved kayaks (in their wedding finery) on the lake and paddled into the setting sun. They are sure to have so many fun adventures together!
Christina and Zach had such an amazing day at the Boston Harbor Hotel. I can’t even begin to tell you how wonderful this couple and their people are!! A wedding first: After the newly weds fed each other a bite of cake, Christina turned and fed me a bite. It was hilarious and the cutest thing ever! :)
Allie & Mark were happily married at his parent’s home in Charlotte, Vermont. Carrie and her team from Storied Events made sure their day was so fabulous and relaxed on every level! Silver Toad’s flower designs were stunning too.

Kaitlin & An-Phong had their first look at an apple orchard and a very fun wedding following at the Barn at Lang Farm in Essex. Janet Dunnington coordinated it all with grace and the floral designs by A Schoolhouse Garden were lovely!

Ruthie & Stuart were married in a field with horses and amazing views of the surrounding mountains at Top Notch Resort in Stowe.  You can’t beat that. Or the lovely lovely flowers by Danika Johnson aka Blomma Flicka.

Alexa and John had a spectacular day at the All Souls Interfaith Gathering.  Her mother hand-made her gown and I was obsessed. And John’s mom, Sharon, complimented the flowers by In Full Bloom with decor from her Burlington shop  Common Deer (that I am obsessed with) and it was all so lovely. Sooo much talent in that family!! Oh, and the food by Let’s Pretend was the best!!

Meredith and Penn had a completely blissful day under the coordination of Janet Dunnington Events at her family’s Vermont home near Manchester. The flowers by Nancy Bishop were over the top and the clear tent by Rain or Shine was truly incredible. I can’t wait to share this wedding with you in a later post! 

Janie & Blake are the cutest sweetest couple and their families were a dream to work with! Jackie Watson and her Enchanted Events team coordinated a perfect event for them at the historic Hildene Estate. Randi Nonni aka Silver Toad’s floral designs were stunning.  Another one I can’t wait to share…. But in the mean time click HERE to see the wonderful wedding film by the fabulous Meg Simone!

Super sweethearts Chloe & Nick were married at Whiteface Club and Resort surrounded by so much love and beauty! Working with the venue’s coordinator Kristin Parker is always such a pleasure as well. And although somehow we didn’t cross paths that day, Alison Ellis’ flowers (Floral Artistry) were such a compliment to their event.

Considering we’ve been photographing weddings in Vermont for over a decade, it’s always fun to have one at a new location for us. Shelburne Museum is one of my new favorites and Meredith & Matt’s wedding day allowed ample time to run around with them to take advantage of the beautiful backdrops! Oh, and it’s always fun to photograph Blomma Flicka’s gorgeous flowers.

Carolyn & Matt’s wedding at the very grand Hermitage Club and Resort was also a new venue for us.  I loved that they took time to ride up the chairlift with their wedding party. They ended their big day with an incredible fireworks show. This couple knows how to celebrate big!! By the way, their wedding was recently featured in Vermont Bride Magazine.  Click HERE to see the feature on their blog.:)

Katie & John’s had the brightest and sunniest day for their wedding in Dorset, Vermont. I’m pretty sure Dorset is the most picture perfect town I’ve ever seen. And their wedding was super pretty at the Barrows House!  Thanks Janet Dunnington for another splendid event and Nancy Bishop for the stunning floral designs!

Andy photographed Sarah & Spencer’s wedding at the wonderful and picturesque Bliss Ridge in the Mad River Valley. They had a perfect autumn day for their wedding!

I flew out to Port Townsend, Washington in October to photograph a very special wedding of my cousin Johnny and his love, Sirinya.  They started their day with a small Thai ceremony, which was so very sweet.

After the Thai ceremony they prepared for their American ceremony and we met out at the beautiful Fort Worden to take photos before their more public I do’s at the Northwest Maritime Center.

Right after Washington, Andy and I hopped on another flight for NYC where we had the privilege of photographing my dear friend and Vermont Life colleague Melissa’s younger sister’s wedding in Brooklyn at a very stylish venue called the 501 Union.  I adored Julia & Conor’s willingness to brave the super chilly day and have fun with the urban back drop. SO FUN!!

We ended our season on such a high note with Caitlin & Casey’s fabulous winter-ish wedding at the Equinox.  We assumed they’d be navigating around on snowy sidewalks for their December wedding, but nature had a different idea for them. Snow or not, the Equinox is so very elegant and romantic for the holidays. Janet Dunnington Events and A Schoolhouse Gardens did a lovely job of making the whole day so gorgeous!

I can’t wait to share these memorable weddings with you in more detail!!

Love, Peace, Health and Happiness to you and yours for the new year!! xox Daria

p.s. For those of you planning a wedding for 2016 (and beyond), we still have some availability, so we would love to hear from you!

  • January 3, 2016 - 7:34 am

    Glee Finnegan - What a fun way to start the new year!!!!! I really enjoyed these picture from your 2015 weddings. Can’t wait to see more!!! Happy bob year!!!!

A couple years ago we started offering a photo booth to couples for their wedding celebrations. Wedding guests were crazy for it, so we named it the Fun Captured Photo Booth! Andy and I decided it would be fun to bring along our photo booth to the Vermont Vows Wedding Affair at  at Shelburne Farms this year. We invested in a sparkly, fabulous backdrop to go with the sparkly, fabulous room we were in. Vermont Vows had some gorgeous vintage props for us and Lasso’d Moon created some lovely signs for us. It was so much fun and we couldn’t help but jump in a couple times ourselves.:)Thanks to our wonderful photographer friend Kathleen Landwehrle, we even got a few photos of our Daria Bishop Photographers team!! Thanks Kathleen!

I posted a handful of highlights here, but there are oodles more photos in an online gallery found HERE!! If you were a guest in our photo booth, you are welcome to download as many as you like…as long as you promise to keep our logo on them. And by the way, we loved meeting you!! xoxo

 

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  • November 18, 2013 - 3:31 pm

    Kathleen - LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! Can the sparky background be my shower curtain now?! What a fab item!

  • November 20, 2013 - 8:35 am

    flask - daria, andy-

    mostly i just follow your posts and look at your photos and don’t comment but i am looking at your photo booth collection and i am struck by how beautifully you have captured joy and love and spirit of people as kind of a universal concept and not just “wedding photography”.

    you guys are about nine different kinds of awesome.

  • April 22, 2014 - 10:54 am

    meg simone - your photo booths are the BEST!!!! Love love love this :) So many fun faces :)

Andy and I were honored to participate in this year’s Vermont Vows’ Wedding Affair. It’s the most elegant and spectacular wedding show in Vermont and it’s held at the truly majestic Shelburne Farms. We have taken part in this event in years past, but for the last two years we had conflicts in our schedule. This year the format was a bit different than we experienced before. Each area of the Coach Barn was divided into sections with unique wedding themes. Our room was the west hall and it was all about elegance, sophistication and sparkle. There was another room that was a farm to table theme and, honestly, I never got much of a chance to wander about because we were too busy, but I know there were a couple other areas that were amazing as well. In any case I was very pleased with our fancy room. It was absolutely stunning and was designed and brought to life by creatives at Vermont Tent, A Schoolhouse Garden and Let’s Pretend Catering. Lasso’d Moon created the most beautiful paper products, like the program below, for table menus, for vendor tables and for our photo booth props. Wait, what was that? A photo booth? Yes, we brought along our open-air Fun Captured photo booth and it was super fun!  We met so many fabulous people and I was so proud of the way our team worked together to make it such a beautiful event!!

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My quick snapshot doesn’t do our amazing room justice.

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A Schoolhouse Garden’s beautiful displays…

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Vermont Tent’s lovely table setting was just one of the areas they contributed to. They also had places to lounge and a big, beautiful bar area. The fab Vermont Tent team are pictured on the bottom left.

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Let’s Pretend Catering had AMAZING food!! I know because I might have sampled a few delicious treats myself! 😉

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Let’s Pretend also had cute little bags of yummy pretzel snacks to take home.

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Models showed off wedding fashions from Tara Lynn Bridal, Michael Kehoe and Ecco. (from left)

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BakeAria had some scrumptious sweets in our room. The queen of BakeAria (Danielle) is pictured below left.

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Photographer fail…I was so busy meeting wonderful people that I forgot to actually take a photo of our own booth set up. Thankfully, we have tons of fun photos from our photo booth…which will be on the very next post!! Yay!! Didn’t Lasso’d Moon make such pretty signs for us?!?

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Andy and I had a beautiful assistant for the show…our very own daughter. She was so charming and super helpful.

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Best Bands had this wonderful duo to keep us humming along while we were busy mixing and mingling.

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When the show was over, Daniel from Let’s Pretend (top left) led our fellow vendors in a toast to celebrate the retirement of our dear friend Andrea (bottom right), who is the wedding coordinator extraordinaire at Shelburne Farms. She is leaving this spring and leaving some very big shoes to fill. We loved working with her and will truly miss not having her as part of some of the most fabulous weddings we’ve taken part in.

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