Jen & Tristam were married on a perfect September day in Vermont. Their wedding was captured in gorgeous detail by the talented Kelly Dillon. Loved this couple’s unique sense of style and incredible attention to detail! The West Monitor Barn never looked so spectacular!
Check out photos from this incredible wedding on Kelly’s blog post!
With one month left to go, I met up with Gillian and Jen last week on a very warm, sunny, Vermont evening at Breakwater to chat about being in the home stretch. After a year of working with these two incredible women, it was bittersweet for me that this was our last official blog post meeting before the wedding.
We began the conversation talking about their co-bridal shower which took place a couple weeks ago.
“It was awesome,e” Jen began the conversation.
“Yeah, I was totally overwhelmed. The wedding day is going to be scary,” Gillian agreed with a laugh.
I wanted to know more about how it made them feel overwhelmed. I assumed it was in a good way, so I asked Gillian what she meant by it.
“Yeah, it was definitely in a good way. I was euphoric. That’s actually the word my aunt used. She told my mom. She was like, ‘Gill is just so euphoric’. And I was like, ‘Everyone’s here for us!’ Read the Full Story…
With two months to go until the wedding, I sat down with Gillian and Jen this week to discuss final details. They had been thinking about setting off Chinese lanterns at the reception, and had purchased a few to see what they were all about.
“We set off two of the Chinese lanterns this weekend,” Gillian told me.
“Yeah, last night, we decided we wanted to do a trial run with these lanterns,” Jen adds. “We wanted to see what they looked like, and if it was going to be a hassle to set up and set off. And it actually kind of was difficult, which is why we’re probably going to ask just our wedding party and a few others to participate in it. It does take like three or four minutes to light them, and I don’t want my aunts and uncles out there like, ‘Come on! This thing won’t light!’” Read the Full Story…
I had the great pleasure this past week of getting to sit down with Gillian & Jen and their best friends, Cassie and Cat. Cassie will be acting as Gillian’s Maid of Honor, and Cat will be standing up for Jen at the wedding. After some comedic discussion, it was determined that Cat’s formal title will be Best Man.
With Cat running a little behind schedule, I started the conversation by asking Cassie how she and Gillian had met. Read the Full Story…
After the last meeting with Gillian and Jen, I was looking forward to sitting down with them this month to see how the hunt in New York City for Jen’s suit went. We met up at one of our favorite meeting spots for a cocktail and some catching up, and I was pleasantly surprised to learn that they had some success in their search. But not in NYC as originally planned.
When I received a text message from Gillian last week stating, “We’ve gotten a ton done!” I was really excited to get together with them and hear all about what they had accomplished over the past month. Over a few cocktails we discussed their planning achievements and all got extremely excited about the reality of only being five months away from their wedding day.
“So, you’ve gotten a lot done?” I asked.
“ Yeah, lots done,” Jen responded.
I spent Monday catching up with 2013 featured couple Gillian & Jen. We spent a lot of time discussing some of their recent planning decisions, and catching up on the last month’s activities. One very exciting milestone was getting their engagement shots complete. They are working with photographer Ben Resnik and headed to his studio for their engagement shoot.
“It’s getting to be crunch time. We only have six months”Gillian started.
“Yeah, it’s crazy. We are looking to get our save-the-dates out at the end of this month. As soon as Ben gets us back the engagement pictures,“ adds Jen.
I didn’t realize they had already completed their photo shoot with Ben, so I asked them how it went. This question is met with immediate silence, and then they both started laughing. There was obviously a story here.
“It went great. It was wonderful!” Gillian says enthusiastically.
“I’ll take this story,” Jen interrupts, “before you even begin. First of all, it was a great time. He had his lights and everything set up for us when we arrived. It went smoothly. We changed outfits. We kept the images tight because we didn’t have a setting. But we’re thinking of possibly doing another shoot at the Shelburne Vineyards.”
“He wants to do another one as well,” adds Gillian. “And we like the idea of working with him multiple times before the wedding. And he is so good and so engaging.”
“Yes, getting to work with him and feel comfortable is definitely important” says Jen. Read the Full Story…
I sat down with Gillian and Jen this week to catch up and officially welcome them to the year of their wedding! They both seemed extremely excited that 2013 has finally arrived. We spoke a little about their wedding planning and, as expected, it had slowed down a bit over the holiday. As we chatted about the upcoming year, the conversation turned to Gillian’s birthday (which was January 10th).
“Well, we went out on Saturday night to see Fattie B (their DJ). It was Gillian’s birthday week and we felt like, we never really go out anymore so we should support him,” Jen started the conversation.
“This is the last birthday I am going out,” Gillian proclaimed. “Because now I just know too many people who are like ‘let me buy you a drink’ and ‘oh, I know you like Jager, let me buy you a double shot of it instead of buying you just one’. It was a long night.”
“It was a long weekend,” Gillian added. “We went to L’Amante on my birthday (Thursday) and then we went bowling on Friday night, too. I was very spoiled. I got my hair done, I got my nail kit to do gel nails at home, and then Jen told me that she had another gift for me. She said it was a gag gift. And they were these!”
At this point in the conversation, Gillian pointed to the earrings she was wearing. They were brilliant, gorgeous diamond studs. Read the Full Story…
I met up with Gillian and Jen this week to catch up on their wedding planning. Due to this month’s post coming during the holiday season, we thought it would be nice to talk about some of their Christmas traditions and favorite holiday stories. It was a really fun evening filled with lots of great stories, and as usual, many laughs.
Jen opened up the conversation discussing some of her own family traditions.
“We always have a family reunion that falls within a few weeks of Christmas every year. The Bergeron Family reunion. We do it at a Church hall, and we all get together and eat tons of food and sing Christmas Carols.” Read the Full Story…