Hosmer Point Summer Camp Wedding

Bekah and Patrick had the perfect outdoor summer camp wedding in Craftsbury, Vermont. I’ve had the pleasure of shooting here previously during the fall as well (see Katherine and Jeff’s wedding) and it is such a blast. If you want to turn your wedding into a private weekend vacation for your guests, this is the place! This budget-friendly summer camp has many cabins for guests to stay in, a dining hall with kitchen that easily seats 200 people, a barn for dancing, a lake, racquetball courts, hiking in the woods…this place has it all!

canoe and paddleboards lean against barn summer lake
bride and friends get ready in wood cabin
bride getting hair and make up simultaneously in cabin
adorable pink navy wedding outfits for children
ketubah signing in secluded forest vermont

They held a private Ketubah signing ceremony in the woods near the lake. I’ve photographed many outdoor ceremonies, but this location holds a special place in my heart. Sitting among the tall forest trees as guests blessed the couple with well wishes was so serene and magical.

bride laughs with groom among tall forest trees
bride and groom walking through secluded forest in vermont
perfect summer day outdoor jewish ceremony
The ceremony under the chuppah took place in a large field, for all 200+ of their guests to witness. Could the weather be any more perfect?! They also had a ring blessing, where their rings were passed among the guests for them to silently wish blessings for the couple.

outdoors kiss under chuppah with guests clapping

Normally I can’t get behind the couple for this type of shot. There’s just not enough time for me to get the ring exchange from the front, and then run around to the back to catch the first kiss (and there’d be a rabbi standing in my way!). But the bride specifically requested I capture their first kiss so they could see all their happy guests in the background, so I worked with the officiant to make sure we could capture everything.

bride and groom lead new orleans wedding band through grass
How awesome is this?! A New Orleans style band led the parade of wedding guests to the reception after the ceremony.

sunny blue sky and clouds vermont wedding

bride and groom sit in adirondack chairs sunny day

outdoor summer wedding guests playing racquetball

vanilla wafer cake potluck wedding desserts

I’m not particularly fond of cake (I know, who cares what you think Jaclyn, the cake isn’t for you!), but if I was a wedding guest I would be SO EXCITED to see this! Their wedding dessert table included a variety of cakes, pies, cookies, crumbles, and more. Yum!

mediterranean wedding food on blue plate vermont vt

bride and groom swing on swingset at summer camp

wedding reception lodge glows orange at twilight

x-adirondack craftsbury cabin wedding (6)

candid singing at the top of your lungs hands in the air wedding reception dancing

Bekah and Patrick added a fun twist to their wedding reception–a dance competition, complete with trophies! Who knew knowing how to do the “sprinkler” and “grocery cart shopper” would one day come in handy?

dramatic backlit first dance in log cabin craftsbury vt wedding

intimate wedding portrait in forest with glowing lights

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