Planning a destination wedding is one thing, as most of the sunny locations are well equipped for these types of scenarios. Planning a weekend getaway wedding in Vermont taking place over 3,000 miles away from where you live is a completely different beast!
After getting to know Caeli and Aaron better it was quite apparent that if any couple could pull something like this off, it would be them. Having an incredible drive, passion and heart, these two put an insane amount of work and logistics into this weekend. They picked the Common Ground Center in Vermont for the location of their weekend wedding as it was a neutral location for all their family and friends to travel to, but also because it reflected the down to earth and natural people they are.
Caeli and Aaron both met in Africa believe it or not, when fate brought them together through their common work…the Boys and Girls Club of America. We just want to mention how seriously impressed and touched we are at the work both Caeli and Aaron do for the youth in America. It really takes a special person to dedicate their life to helping kids in need, and these newlyweds have an enormous heart. It was quite fitting that there were a lot of adorable little humans at this wedding. So! Many trips around the world and many dates later…here we are today…Caeli and Aaron created an incredible weekend for all their guests. Starting off with an outdoor oven pizza party the night before, games, campfires, lots Blackberry Wheat Ale (!), a ton of great food (they served Salmon that Aaron caught himself from Alaska!), dancing and many happy tears.
It’s tough to put into words how we, as wedding photographers, and now as their friends, feel about spending the weekend photographing something like this. You really have to experience it yourself. The nature, the warmth and happy people around you and the cabins in the woods.
With that being said, I would like to thank Caeli and Aaron for seeking us out and bring us down to capture this special weekend for them! We wish you both even more love and happiness together if that’s even possible. Thank you, and we hope you enjoy the following summary from the weekend as much as we did photographing it. As usual, click play on the button below to view a lot more photos from the wedding day, as well as the other events.
And here are some of the shenanigans that happened before the big day: