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Kate & Bobby’s New Year’s weekend wedding

Bobby and Kate were married two days after the start of 2015. It was a lovely and memorable celebration, though a bit CHILLY.

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I had done some portrait work for Bobby’s dad (Bob Sr), so I was thrilled to be the photographer for this intimate family event. It started with everyone getting ready at the Burlington Hilton:

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Such a sweet image of father and son…

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While Bobby lives in Vermont, he has, as Billy Joel once sung, that “New York State of Mind.” Bobby’s brothers and grandmother also traveled from N.Y. to Burlington to see him exchange wedding vows with Kate.

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Purple was the color of the day (Kate‘s favorite):

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Though Bob Sr. forgot his purple socks at home! Oops!

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Over in Kates‘ hotel room, the color continued to inspire the dress code…

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Kate’s other accessories included her grandmother’s bracelet (something old) and her mother’s rosary (something borrowed):

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Here Comes The Bride…

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And looking like a princess!

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Of course, you can never have too many moms!

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Kate‘s Dad walked her down the aisle and her dear friend officiated the ceremony, which was held at The Ice House Restaurant on Battery Street.

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It was 15 minutes of love and joy and some sweet and funny moments…

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Bob Sr. took no chances with the video portion of the ceremony coverage. He used both the handheld method as well as a secondary camera-on-tripod!

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Wahoo! By the power vested by the State of Vermont, Kate and Bobby are declared married!

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After the ceremony, the couple wanted portraits on the pier at the Burlington waterfront. My fingers were completely freezing after only a few minutes, but Kate happily took off her coat to pose with her new husband!

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It was sooooo cold!

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Boy, these Canadian women sure are hardy!

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Back inside the warmth of the Ice House, I let my fingers defrost and Kate and Bobby celebrated with their family…

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A picture with the cake…

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…and the cutest ever cake topper! (Bobby is a cycling enthusiast)

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Clink the glasses, kiss the bride!

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We ended with a quick trip up to Church Street to capture that twinkly holiday feeling- and then it started snowing! Ah, the magic of love!!!

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Congratulations, Bobby and Kate, and have an extraordinary 2015!!!!
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If you’d like to see all of Kate and Bobby’s wedding day pictures, you’ll need to get the secret password from the couple, and then you can follow this LINK TO THEIR FULL PHOTO GALLERY.