August 1, 2020 //
Jamaica, VT //
Love is never canceled!
Like MANY other couples, in March 2020, we were faced with the difficult decision: What to do with our wedding that was scheduled for 8/1/20 at a beachfront venue in Fairfield CT. It was a stressful and difficult choice, but due to all of the unknowns, we sent out our “Change the Dates” and postponed our big wedding celebrations in Fairfield, CT until August 1, 2021. Even though we decided to put off the big wedding celebrations, Justin and I decided that we still wanted to get married and honor our original wedding day, we just were not sure how!!! As each week passed, puzzle pieces started to fall into place!
Our happy place is in the mountains (obviously since Justin proposed on the slopes!). We spend our winter months in Vermont, so we decided that if we could not have our beachfront wedding, we would try to get married near the mountains at a family friends’ cabin in Jamaica, Vermont! Once we confirmed the location of the marriage, we then found our photographer, officiant, caterer and florist! It was amazing to actually create a new wedding last minute and support all of the local vendors! Slowly but surely everything was working itself out!
August 1st, 2020 ended up being the most magical day. We were married in Jamaica, Vermont on beautiful Cole Pond in front of our immediate family members and our two fur babies Kodiak and Yukon (see pictures!). Even though it was not the large ceremony and reception that we had originally planned, it ended up being so much more special and intimate this way! The wedding was complete with a beer ceremony (we are huge fans of Vermont IPA’s) and we had a grand exit on the floating dock (see pictures attached!)!
Despite every obstacle in our way, we proved that love is NEVER canceled. We were some of the lucky ones who were able to celebrate love, laughter and happily ever after. Everything happens for a reason, and we are firm believers in that! We look forward to celebrating with more friends and loved ones 8/1/21 at our reception (where I plan to wear my dream dress AGAIN!!!!!!).