I am not sure who was more excited for the wedding, Sarah and Matt or us! Jake and I have been waiting months for this day. It is the first time we could have legitimately walked to a wedding instead of driving. Albeit not a fun walk but doable.
Only a couple miles from our house is Holcomb Farm. It is a gorgeous land trust property full of trails, rolling hills, a stream, and a working farm. We frequent the property year around to hike with our kids, run the trails, and take photos. So we were very excited to photograph our first wedding at the location.
Sarah is from the Granby area. She and Matt both enjoy the CT countryside, so they thought it would be a great place for them to get married. Together they are relaxed and low key, so they wanted a venue that would fit their vibe. However, in addition to a laidback personality, the bride is what I would call hard-core. She is an ultra marathon runner following in the footsteps of her dad. She could literally complete a 5K while sleeping. I am not sure if Matt really wanted to join the ultra world, or if he felt like it was initiation into the family, but somehow he was convinced to complete his first 50 miler. Sarah and Matt run together often, and they enjoy the trails behind Holcomb Farm. Between the easy going feel, beautiful land, and personal connection, the barn at Holcomb just seemed like a fitting place for them to get married.
This gorgeous duo got marred just over a week ago on one of the hottest days of the year! The outdoor ceremony was steamy but beautiful under the handcrafted arch courtesy of her dad. Guests were treated to an evening of cocktails and lawn games. This was the first time we had seen anyone else play Polish Horseshoes. We learned from Sarah that the game is said to have been invented in a bar near Plymouth State. This is where the couple went to school and picked up the fun party game. We were excited to see others playing and learn a bit of its so-called history.
While we loved the day as a whole, our favorite part was taking advantage of sunset on the Farm. We had been waiting to capture the newlyweds atop the hill across from the barn, so we were excited when they were still up for the journey. It was a perfect evening to take them up the hill for some photos. They both looked amazing and Sarah’s dress was even more stunning in person. Holcomb was a perfect backdrop for their wedding portraits. We hope you enjoy the photos as much as we enjoyed capturing them. Congrats to both of you and thanks for including us in your day!