Hildene Wedding Photos l Alyssa+John


We’re getting hit with a bunch of snow this morning, so hopefully this reminds you of how beautiful the weather is before the snow! I’ve been bragging about Alyssa+John’s Hildene wedding photos since October, so I’m extremely excited to get these featured on the blog. Manchester, Vermont is one of our favorite places to shoot (especially in the Fall) and Hildene gives us the perfect Vermont wedding backdrop. Beyond that though, these 2 did everything right and nailed their wedding. They picked a phenomenal location, during peak foliage, and they played on the season and location. They had VT maple leaf syrup bottles as favors, tables named after different leaf types, natural elements such as moss, berries and tree rounds incorporated into the centerpieces/decor and amber colored tent lekko lighting to mimic the beautiful fall scenery. Let’s dive into these Hildene wedding photos!

We started the day off in a beautiful suite (with huge windows) at the Wilburton Inn
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As mentioned, Alyssa nailed the details…. 2 pairs of awesome shoes!
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Another stunning C+W bride!!
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The light in this room was just amazing, and Alyssa in her dress…. we could have shot there all day
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The bridesmaids all looked beautiful
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John and the guys were all getting ready over at Hildene… this was a last minute change, but we all felt the scenery would look better for them over there. I feel like it worked out ok with these Hildene wedding photos :)
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These two looked great!
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First look time!
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Spectacular light, couple, location… I’m in love with this wedding
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When you capture Hildene wedding photos in the Fall you have to take advantage of some color!
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I had to take advantage of this vintage car for my bridal party photo – had too! As if we needed another prop to make these Hildene wedding photos awesome
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The wedding colors were slate gray, ivory, sage green and a hint of lavender…. which the bouquets reflect (as mentioned, everything was nailed)
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At sunset it was ceremony time
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I absolutely LOVE this image. There was so much excitement and so many smiles as we approached the time for the Hildene wedding ceremony. Alyssa+John have been together for over 10 years and have known each other since elementary school. You could just tell the day was a celebration among lifelong friends and close family.
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These color Hildene wedding photos are the way I saw the ceremony happening…
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… But we always shoot with a studio associate because often times they see different but equally awesome
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The sun was juuuust setting behind the mountains as they recessed back down the aisle
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The Hildene wedding tent looked beautiful, and had that local Manchester, Vermont feel
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Thank you for bringing the C+W team over to Manchester, Vermont, and for allowing us to share your Hildene wedding photos! We have an amazing trailer to feature from this wedding in the near future as well :)

Wedding Ceremony+Reception: Hildene Weddings, Manchester, Vermont
Dress: Enzoani, RK Bridal, NYC
Hair: Marie Turmel, Milkhouse Hair Studio, Craftsbury Common, VT
Make-up: Vivian Infantino, Montpelier, VT
Bridesmaid dresses: Bari Jay, RK Bridal, NYC
Hildene Wedding Photo+Video: Clark+Walker Studio
Flowers: Nancy Bishop Floral Design, Arlington, VT
Catering & Cake: Pangaea Restaurant, North Bennington, VT
Ceremony Entertainment: The Dorset Quartet, Dorset, VT
Reception Entertainment & Photobooth: Top Hat Entertainment, South Burlington, VT
Lighting: Rain or Shine Tent Company, Grangerville, NY
Invitations: Lucky Luxe, Laurel, MS
Favors: Engraved VT Maple Syrup Bottles, Carman Brook Farm, Swanton, VT
Planner/Designer: We planned our wedding with an amazing team of vendors who we could not have been happier with!

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Tricia+Shelby’s Bedford Post Inn Wedding Trailer


I mentioned earlier this week that we had some amazing wedding videos about to hit the blog in a row…. and Tricia+Shelby’s Bedford Post Inn wedding is going to continue this trend.

Just as a forewarning – Tricia’s dad’s speech will make you emotional. Don’t say we didn’t warn you! All jokes aside – it’s a perfect example of why our video team has become such a huge part of C+W. Photo is obviously what the company was founded on, but there are moments like these that just can’t capture that emotion and message from a powerful speech in a photo.

Thank you for bringing our entire photo+team to your amazing Bedford Post Inn wedding!

Venue: Bedford Post Inn
Photo+Video: Clark+Walker Studio

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Barbara+Trevor’s Hempstead House Wedding


Over the next couple weeks I’m going to have some trailers hit the blog that are unbelievable, and I’m going to kick it all off with this amazing Hempstead House wedding. I just had to get things started with Barbara+Trevor’s Hempstead House wedding video… It’s incredible, and a favorite of ours!

Thank you both for allowing us to share your Hempstead House wedding video

Venue: Hempstead House
Event Planner: Cheeky Details
Photo: KT Merry
Band: Hudson Project
Officiant: Minister Keith Gugliuzza
Hempstead House Wedding Video: Clark+Walker Studio

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Otesaga Cooperstown Wedding l Kathryn+Adam


We’re excited to start the week off with a bang this morning! Kathryn+Adam’s Otesaga Cooperstown wedding was absolutely gorgeous, and a highlight of our Fall season. The colors were in peak foliage in Cooperstown, and the weather was a nice, soft, pleasing light overcast all day. Combine that with some fantastic details, another knockout C+W bride, and one of our favorite venues (Otesaga in Cooperstown) and you get a personal favorite blog feature for me. Let’s dive in!

Kathryn’s shoe+dress combo were spot on. She had a blush, black and metallic tone theme throughout the wedding and the dress+shoes started it off beautifully.
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I chose this getting ready location because I felt it had the light and character to try and match such a classic look
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Then it’s time to just sit back and let the moments happen
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Once the dress is on it’s time to grab some signature C+W finished Otesaga Cooperstown wedding portraits
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The bouquets were great, and the girls were all rocking them on the back porch (one of my favorite places to shoot on the property)
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Meanwhile back at the guys’ suite, Adam had a row of customized putters waiting for each one of the groomsmen. What a fantastic touch! As he presented each putter he spoke about the person receiving it… props to Adam for this move!
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The guys were looking good too!
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Once we were done with some portraits it was time to head over to the church for the actual wedding
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We’re always sneaking around to try and get these moments
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My favorite angles, and the type of Otesaga Cooperstown wedding photos I love to share
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This series was one I teased on our Facebook page!
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Once we were done with the church it was time to capture some wedding photos of just our couple
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I scoped this spot in Cooperstown on the drive in… and even though it wasn’t planned I was able to talk Kathryn+Adam into driving over to this spot with us to take advantage of the perfect colors. Some of my favorites of the year (and I’ve been blasting them all over facebook as well)
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This is what Otesaga Cooperstown wedding photos are all about
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The room at the Otesaga looked beautiful, which didn’t surprise us at all once we got to know the bride
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I had to give the duel cakes some blog love, they were great
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Then it’s time to sit back and capture the moments of the evening as they happen
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Thank you so much for allowing us to feature your Otesaga Cooperstown wedding photos on the blog!

Dress- Monique Lhuillier from Juliana’s
Shoes- Badgley Mischka
Jewelry- Family Heirlooms
Bridesmaid dresses+shoes- jcrew bridal & Bagley Mischka
Flowers- Mohican Flowers in Cooperstown
Hair/makeup- Timeless hair salon
Band- Silver Arrow Band
Cake+catering- The Otesaga
Coordinator – Gordon Clarkson (Otesaga Cooperstown Weddings) & Mary Rossi (MOB)
Church+Cocktail Music- All Seasons Ensemble
Otesaga Wedding Photos- Clark+Walker Studio

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Andrea+Dan’s Colin Cowie Celebrations Wedding Video


I’m so thrilled to share what is our second Colin Cowie Celebrations wedding this year from the Wolffer Estate in the “Hamps.” If you know of Colin Cowie Celebrations then you know how exclusive and impeccable his events are, and Andrea+Dan’s wedding is nothing short of that amazing detail that CCC is known for.

There are always the unexpected at any Colin Cowie Celebrations wedding; like just when you think you’ve seen it all, think again. But there are a few details to this wedding that just blew me away, and one of those was Sam Day. During the course of the reception he painted a picture that not only captured the room but also the people that filled it. It was not just cool to watch, but also great to incorporate into the story. What a great idea, and what a great theme for us to follow through during our Hamptons wedding video.

The rain we had on the wedding day is not worth mentioning but only to say that it didn’t slow anyone down. Andrea walked down the long aisle of grapes in the vineyard to have that first moment with Dan before the ceremony, and the massive tents held everyone warmly inside as they celebrated the night away. It couldn’t have been more perfect.


Thank you to everyone involved, and for allowing us to share this beautiful Hamptons wedding video. Special thanks to the Colin Cowie Celebrations team as well.

Wedding Venue: Wolffer Estate
Event Planner: Colin Cowie Celebrations
Photography: Christian Oth Studio
Painter: Sam Day
Cowie Celebrations Wedding Video: Clark+Walker Studio

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