Be joyful even though you have considered all the facts...practice resurrection. -Wendell Berry

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

lindsey and scott's wedding

the tent went up on wednesday,
along with an infusion of love in the air.
wednesday night brought local strawberries, local whipped cream
and shortbread made by the bride.
batman and i hosted dinner at "a bit of earth"
for the bride, groom and scott's parents.
buckets of flowers from stitchdown farm,
a local place the next town south.
the bride, minutes before she headed to the meetinghouse
just down the road, to get hitched.
the bride and her bouquet.
(with a few flowers from batman's "peony crescent").
she and her groom left the ceremony perched on a straw bale
 in the back of our pickup.
they threw chocolate coins to the crowd
(a la sense and sensibility).
my toast may have made the bride tear up,
and her groom crack up.
sorry, not sorry.

the reception food from our favorite local eatery,
 the black krim tavern was fabulous.

the beer drinkers loved the brews from bent hill brewery
(our neighbors...if you look carefully between the hops
on their webpage, you can barely see our falu red house up the hill!)

just trying to keep everything local!
the lonesome jukebox helped us "dance the night away".
the bride, having some fun at the end of the day.
hannah and lindsey, still celebrating on sunday morning.
the bride and her big brother,
cooking birthday breakfast for batman
in our vermont kitchen on tuesday.

we also celebrated the tenth anniversary of
finding our "bit of earth" yesterday too.

there was so much love and joy and happiness
floating around here, it's really hard to describe.

sometimes that's the way the most sacred things turn out to be.
hard to describe, but easy to feel.

(with thanks to berissima on instagram
and the bride's sister hannah
for a few of these photos, the rest are mine)


  1. Beautiful bride, flowers, setting and celebration. May they live happily ever after.

  2. Everything looks absolutely wonderful! I am glad the day went well. It looks perfect. :)

    1. We will remember it as a magical day! xo

  3. many blessings for Lindsey and Scott, and a very HEA! everything looked lovely. llove, tqoe

  4. May the newly wed, beautiful and happy couple live happily ever after.
    Sending love and blessings to Lindsey and Scoot and you all, too.


    1. You are so sweet Jeanneke. Many thanks for your good wishes.

  5. So much joy, so much love.
    Thank you for sharing this beautiful event, Karen. xo

    1. You're welcome, Judy! It was a wonderful day. xo

  6. Ah, this is the post i had been hoping to see! So glad that all the moving parts came together into such a beautiful event. The weather has been so changeable, I'm glad it cooperated with the wedding festivities.

    1. We lucked out with the weather, for sure! xo

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    1. It really was.
      p.s. Happy belated anniversary.

    2. It really was.
      p.s. Happy belated anniversary.