Emily & Andrew’s Seesaw’s Lodge Wedding in VT

Mar 10, 2024 | Intimate Weddings & Elopements, Weddings, Winter Weddings

What an absolute treat last weekend was. It was my second time working with Emily’s family, and this super intimate mid-winter wedding was an utter delight. The entire celebration took place at Seesaw’s Lodge, a very sweet venue in Peru, VT, surrounded by snow-covered mountains. Emily and Andrew booked out the Lodge, as well as one of the cabins on site, and they had the run of the place for the weekend.

They didn’t really want getting ready coverage, nor much in the way of details, so I just got a couple of dressing shots right at the end, then it was straight into their first look and couples portraits. The first look was super cute and their personalities and reactions became a theme that ran throughout the day: Emily was funny and goofy, and laughed a lot; Andrew was super sweet, and teared up immediately – so great! We held the first look just outside the lodge on the patio, in front of a lovely white birch arch, and the guys had kindly cleared the space of patio furniture.

After the first look, Emily’s sister Kiri joined us with her drone, and I photographed from the ground while she took AMAZING shots from the air, showcasing the mountain backdrop. I am so grateful to her for doing this; my original plan had included a bunch of wide shots incorporating the mountain on the far horizon, but it was completely obstructed by cloud cover by the time we started. Kiri and her drone were able to capture the mountain right behind the lodge, which was even better.

Emily & Andrew had set aside a full hour for their photos which was fantastic; we were able to walk around the beautiful property and capture a range of backdrops. I especially loved the rustic barn buildings, and the occasional candid of family members watching us from afar.

The ceremony took place in front of the fireplace in the sitting room of the lodge. It felt so intimate in there, the perfect spot for their small gathering of just their immediate families (Emily’s parents, sister and nephew, and Andrew’s parents, step-dad, brothers, sister-in-law and niece and nephews). Andrew’s step-dad Mike officiated, and he and Andrew had half of us in tears.

After the ceremony, there were plenty of hugs and some ring inspecting (Axel was adorable, checking out their rings – and of course so fitting for his role as ring bearer), then we headed back outside for family photos. These guys were such troupers! Despite having four little ones to wrangle, and rain starting almost immediately, everyone was in such great spirits and made my job easy.

We then headed down to the tavern, for cocktail hour and dinner. This is such a lovely space; it feels so warm and cozy, and although you could fit a bunch more people here (maybe 30 or more) it still felt so perfect for this small group. During cocktail hour, the kids explored the games in the adjoining room and the adults sampled cocktails. We had the absolute best bar tender, and she was especially wonderful with the hilarious demands of four year old Axel, future CEO of the world. 🙂

During our delicious dinner (I had the schnitzel – so good) there were toasts by Emily’s dad and their three siblings. Emily’s dad started with a magnificent roast of his new son-in-law and Kiri’s toast ended with one of the most heartbreakingly funny lines I’ve heard during a toast. And of course Andrew’s brothers brought the sweet sentiments.

Thank you all for such a warm welcome and trusting me to document this most beautiful and intimate of celebrations. I hope you enjoy these highlights, and especially the slideshow at the bottom!



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