Lucy and I were roommates at Syracuse and I often heard her reminisce about Moab, Utah where she spent time during college and grad school. Following Syracuse, Lucy moved to Vermont and met Scott. I was excited when she shared the news of their engagement last year, and when I learned that they selected Moab as their wedding location. It is a place near and dear to Lucy’s heart and, after visiting, I have no doubts why. What a stunning landscape!
The close family and friends
who flew out for the celebration spent the days surrounding the wedding hiking
in Canyonlands and Arches National Parks and Dead Horse State Park. I was a
little nervous when the guys decided to go canyoneering as their bachelors day
adventure (near where 127 Hours was filmed!) but luckily everyone returned with
Lucy and Scott had quite the adventurous
wedding day as well. After sun in the forecast all week, we
awoke to rain on the morning of the wedding. The group tried to stay optimistic playing it
down to just a sprinkle but, at times, it poured.
Lucy and Scott were so sweet. As they sat in the car at the Dead Horse State Park watching the rain fall, Scott serenaded Lucy to the song, "I Love Lucy." The clouds began to lift an hour later and the ceremony proceeded outdoors (perched on the top of a cliff!) as planned.
The ceremony details were
very thoughtful. Scott made beautiful silk bouquets, his sister Tami officiated, his brother Kris played the
ukulele, and Lucy and Scott exchanged a series of heartfelt vows. The sun
finally made an appearance and the weather the rest of the day was gorgeous!
After bubbles, bubbly,
quesadillas and toasts, the wedding day culminated with a sunset hike to
Delicate Arch. It was a magical way to end the day, and so very fitting for Lucy
and Scott. Wishing you two many more adventures to come!
How they met, in their own words:
The day that Lucy moved to Vermont was warm and full of summer’s glory: heavy with sunshine; drenched in summer’s fragrances. While Lucy unpacked and settled herself into her new home, her mother Heidi decided to explore the Upper Valley. She quickly happened upon a small farm stand full of delicious fresh food, but notably of just-picked strawberries whose scent wafted through the warm air right out the front and drew her in.
She had no way of knowing that the handsome fellow who offered her a berry was Scott. Accepting the berry, she conversationally offered that her daughter had just moved to the area and was going to be working in the building next door. She later returned to Lucy’s apartment and told her how wonderful those berries had looked, smelled and tasted.
In the next few days Lucy did go visit that farm stand. She mentioned to Scott that she was working next door and that she had just moved into a condominium down the road. “I think I met your mother the other day,” Scott said, “and I live in those same condos.” She got some strawberries at a discount.
Later, Scott received a “friend” request on his Facebook page. He remembered Lucy. He accepted, but sent a message asking how she’d found him (which turned out to be through the Killdeer Farm page). “We should go for a walk sometime after work,” he suggested. A few evenings later, they did, and while talking learned that they had several things in common including sailing, skiing, and cheese. And both of their fathers were geology professors named Tom.
One walk turned into several more throughout the following week. They made plans to take advantage of Scott’s “in” at the Vermont Cheesemaker’s Festival later that month. Scott took Lucy to his friend’s newly opened gelatoria for strawberry gelato made with Killdeer Farm berries. Then Scott asked Lucy out to dinner. That dinner was their first real date: Bastille Day dinner at Carpenter and Main restaurant. A week later they were together at the Cheesemaker’s Festival in Shelburne, VT walking along the shore of Lake Champlain, and then heading south for strawberries and wine.
It was more complicated than that. But it was also that simple. And love tasted like strawberries.
photographer: Megan, emilie inc. photography • ceremony: Dead Horse Point State Park Moab, Utah • reception, lodging: Three Dogs and a Moose Cottages, Moab • reception food: Quesadilla Mobilla, Moab • hair and make-up: Atomic Salon, Moab • gown: David's Bridal • invitations: Robin Ott Design