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Emily + Matt | Mad River Barn | VT Wedding Videography

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Emily + Matt were married this past Saturday with a ceremony and reception Mad River Barn in Waitsfield, VT.  It was a beautiful day for their ceremony in the field and reception in the newly built open air barn.

Emily + Matt met online five years ago, both on their first online date.  They met for their first date at a local restaurant to enjoy two of their favorite things, burgers and beers.  While they had never met before, they quickly learned that they had much in common.  Both had a deep love for Vermont, with Emily vacationing regularly at her family’s lakeside home in Wells just a short drive away from Chester where Matt was raised.  Both now appreciate the beauty of the outdoors, though Emily was known to be a difficult camper in her younger years.  Like Emily, Matt’s mother is a special education teacher, which led to Matt discussing his mother far more than someone should ever do on a first date.  But to Matt, Emily’s continuous laughter was a sure sign that the date was going extremely well.  He would later learn that Emily just laughs at everything.  To Emily, the date was a resounding success when Matt ordered peanut butter chocolate cake for dessert, a sure sign he was a keeper.  Not wanting the date to end, Matt suggested they drive to the beach down the street from his apartment to watch the sunset. Walking together on the beach, their conversation flowed naturally and both began to feel the connection grow.  Having thoroughly enjoyed their time together, they reluctantly ended their night with a kiss and plans for a second date in a couple days.  The very next day, Matt received a call from Emily letting him know she was on her way and would arrive shortly.  Realizing the date mix up, but not wanting to embarrass her, Matt excitedly hung up the phone and began hastily preparing for their second date… two days before it was supposed to happen.  And so the sequential dates continued, for four straight days, the chemistry abundantly clear to them both.

After four years and just as Emily had begun to question if their relationship was going to take the next step, Matt convinced her to hike the tallest mountain in Vermont… at night. On May 20th the full moon rose on a completely cloudless night, and they began their hike to the top of Mt. Mansfield. After a gruelling hike in which Matt carried not one, not two, but three separate cameras and tripods to “capture the sunrise”, they reached the summit as the faintest hint of light peeked over the horizon. Nervously pulling the ring from his pocket, Matt asked Emily to join him at the summit where he dropped to one knee and asked her to spend the rest of her life with him. Their wedding day was exactly one year from the date of the proposal!

Emily + Matt are very outdoor oriented people.  Wether it's rock climbing, hiking, kayaking, scuba diving or camping, they love to get out into nature.  They are also very adventurous travelers from Belize, Utah to their honeymoon in Iceland, they love action packed experiences!

With their love of Vermont, it was fitting that Emily + Matt picked a quaint venue like Mad River Barn for their wedding.  They day was filled with lots of love and laughter and personal little details.  They had a first look down the street at a covered bride, and walked through the woods to a small river and into a field of flowers for photos.  At the reception, they had a cloud background for their photo booth, a smores station around the firepit and Matt built a swing!  They even served their guests ice cream!

It was an absolute honor to share in the day with them, capturing it all on video.  We are excited to share their Sneak Peek Wedding Film with you.  Enjoy!  {Jaime}

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