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Forest ceremony perfectly and magically crafted just for us,  stone altars, birch tree stumps with crochet seats, bell-clear blue skies, shimmering ever-changing autumn sunlight, chandelier crystals in the trees, vintage paper balls, a handmade deck with a trompe l’oeil tree railing, procession winding through the woods, elderflower liqueur, licorice pipes, milk glass, archery next to an 1800′s stone foundation,  rose geranium cake with marzipan mushrooms, time traveling flower girl & ring bearer,  the babbling brook, picnic blankets, crepe paper flags dancing in the breeze, babies inventing croquet games, early morning bonfires to warm our toes, vintage train rides, whispered vows, overwhelming handmade love, pinch me we’re married.

These photos are not to be added to blogs, Pinterest, Tumblr, or any other sharing site, please.

Photography: Jeremy Harris Weddings (NYC)
Secondary Photography: Photos 15, 21, 31, 37, 45, 46  by Emily Ferro (VT)
Ceremony, officiant: Angeliska (Austin)
Readings: Colin read Carl Sandburg, Elly read Francesca Lia Block
Location: bride’s tiny Vermont camp
Dress: Silk faille & duchesse silk from Britex, antique lace and trim, bride designed and made (with mama & Holly elves!) Dress detail post to come.
Make-up: Vivian Sarratt
Rings: bride Tiffany & Co groom Goodfellows VT
Cake: Holly Bobisuthi
Cake topper: Wendy Addison
Catering: Bride’s aunt & mama. Cake, food & drink detail post to come – with recipes as well as details of the log bar my brother built, and those gorgeous scalloped tablecloths made by my mama.
Invitations: concept & construct by bride and groom, paper layouts by Laurel Barickman, see the entire suite here.
Archery targets: Karie (she also made amazing moss graffiti signs which unfortunately didn’t survive!)

76 Comments on ever after

  1. lizzie [love your way]
    December 5, 2010 at 11:27 am (4 years ago)

    OH [GASP!] These photos are completely and utterly gorgeous…you look beautiful…every detail looks beautiful…you look so serene and calm. Great photos…

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  2. kc
    December 5, 2010 at 11:31 am (4 years ago)

    Oh, I love the woods. How magical. The little ones makes my heart ache. How cute are they? Love it all.

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  3. Jane Flanagan
    December 5, 2010 at 11:42 am (4 years ago)

    I know (and completely understand) your mixed feelings about your day and the cost etc. But it truly looks magical, you look beautiful (just stunning!) and all those little details are charming and special. Congratulations again!!

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  4. chelsea
    December 5, 2010 at 11:45 am (4 years ago)

    Wow. This is completely magical! Looks like you had a perfect day. Congrats!!

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  5. Ms. Bunny
    December 5, 2010 at 11:53 am (4 years ago)

    My jaw is on the floor. From the sneak peaks you’ve shown us, I knew it was going to be stunning. But this so far surpasses my expectations. I’m so glad you did decide on having photographs, if only so I could see the pretties.

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  6. jennifer
    December 5, 2010 at 11:53 am (4 years ago)

    such a beautiful wedding. i’m quite in awe of it all :)

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  7. lau
    December 5, 2010 at 11:56 am (4 years ago)

    absolutely stunning. many many congratulations to you both. <3 that last picture is perfection!

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  8. miss alix
    December 5, 2010 at 11:58 am (4 years ago)

    i can easily say, yours is by far the most beautiful magical romantic wonderful wedding i’ve ever seen. i love everything. you look amazing and despite your worries about your dress i adore it. everything looks perfect. oh and toad stools. i love it.

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  9. Melissa
    December 5, 2010 at 12:12 pm (4 years ago)

    I still can’t get over that dress, so perfect. This all looks so perfect, and meaningful. You should freelance as bohemian wedding planner.

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    • verhext
      December 5, 2010 at 12:12 pm (4 years ago)

      Yesss, I keep saying this to Holly! As long as I have lots of time and resources and it’s NOT MY WEDDING!

      Reply
  10. 'tine
    December 5, 2010 at 12:13 pm (4 years ago)

    Beautiful! Everyone and everything is simply stunning! Sending much love and happiness your way.

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  11. Meghan
    December 5, 2010 at 12:41 pm (4 years ago)

    Wow. Those woods are full of magic. And you and Sean look amazingly happy.

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  12. emerson merrick
    December 5, 2010 at 1:40 pm (4 years ago)

    Looks stunning! You look outta this world and the marzipan mushrooms are beyond imagination.

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  13. ginny branch stelling
    December 5, 2010 at 1:50 pm (4 years ago)

    my eyes just teared up! everything looks so wonderful, creative, and filled with love. so dear!

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  14. Suzanne
    December 5, 2010 at 2:43 pm (4 years ago)

    Brilliant, what a lovely dream come true! Your cake is so awesome :)

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  15. fawn
    December 5, 2010 at 3:00 pm (4 years ago)

    Soooo pretty!

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  16. mlle ghoul
    December 5, 2010 at 3:06 pm (4 years ago)

    Hands-down the most enchanting wedding I have ever seen. Perfect.
    Again, my congratulations to the both of you.

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  17. Ashe Mischief
    December 5, 2010 at 3:35 pm (4 years ago)

    These are so, so beautiful! I’m absolutely in love with what you created.

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  18. Emma
    December 5, 2010 at 5:08 pm (4 years ago)

    Absolutely beautiful and totally unique! All the best to you both!

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  19. Anna @ D16
    December 5, 2010 at 5:25 pm (4 years ago)

    Okay, I’m completely weepy right now.

    Wow, wow, wow. So perfect (even if it wasn’t!). If you asked me to think of what your wedding would look like, this is exactly it. Exactly! This is you. This is love.

    I’m so happy for you, Tamera. I can’t say it enough.

    xoxox

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    • verhext
      December 5, 2010 at 5:29 pm (4 years ago)

      Definitely – I was shocked with how stunning it was & how much it looked like what I’d imagined when I walked down the hill. The thing that sticks out to me what that the bridesmaids had those flags, and were in a semi-circle, and the wind was catching them in a way that everything seemed slow motion and otherworldly. It was seriously transcendant.

      Thank you!!!

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  20. Vivi
    December 5, 2010 at 5:44 pm (4 years ago)

    This is gorgeous and makes me wish I was still enjoying that day. Your mom and auntie cracked me up! SO Brooklyn! They amaze me. They made that entire food spread. Please say there is a food post coming!

    I see a ton of happiness for you two in the future. What a great beginning to a whole new chapter.

    Can’t believe Jeremy caught Brian smiling in that pic. It is hard to get him to do that in a picture!

    Must have been all the sunshine and fresh air.

    Love you so much!

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    • verhext
      December 5, 2010 at 11:42 pm (4 years ago)

      I love that one of you!! I also really love the one of him reading – I want to go back and just lie in the sun and read!

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      • vivi
        December 6, 2010 at 7:30 am (4 years ago)

        Also the littlest gnome is straight up CHEWING on his bowtie!!!

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  21. andrea gutierrez
    December 5, 2010 at 6:06 pm (4 years ago)

    ah-maz-ing!!!
    these don’t even look real which makes them that much more amazing! this is real life and it’s yours and it’s so very very magical!

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    • verhext
      December 5, 2010 at 11:44 pm (4 years ago)

      It’s funny because to me it’s like “oh, that old place.” I mean, it’s magical but it’s also as much a part of my being as my hand, so it seems so normal to me.

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  22. Sarah
    December 5, 2010 at 7:07 pm (4 years ago)

    I have been so looking forward to seeing these pictures. Everything turned out beautifully.

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  23. Leone
    December 5, 2010 at 8:18 pm (4 years ago)

    Seriously, this is my sort of wedding. Absolutely fabulous and magical! Truly amazing…speechless!
    Congrats and the best to you both.

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  24. Lorra
    December 5, 2010 at 10:48 pm (4 years ago)

    soooo pretty, tamera!!

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  25. Lori
    December 5, 2010 at 11:43 pm (4 years ago)

    Please. This is an magical artsy bohemian forest fantasy of a wedding!!! I could go on and on about how fantastic it is.

    And YES, this is too a “Style Me Pretty” wedding. Have you visited that site lately? They seem to be expanding their horizons beyond the big money productions.

    I wish you’d submit your wedding there just so I can prove it to you. Funny, they had a bohemian bride on there a few weeks ago and I was entranced with the pics. Then the bride wrote about how lost she was in planning it all. So funny to read about the panic and all we see is the beauty.

    They even featured a simple picnic elopement!

    I think you should submit your wedding there and announce that you’re available to help other brides!

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    • verhext
      December 5, 2010 at 11:59 pm (4 years ago)

      I haven’t looked lately! I’m happy to never look at a wedding blog again! Seriously, though – when I look at those things, even the “rustic” ones seem so polished, with perfect round poufs of bouquets. Maybe I’m so used to feeling kinda scruffy that I can’t see anything else!

      Thank you, though – the photographer wants to submit some shots to wedding blogs, so I’ll let him know.

      Also, my dad’s family comes from Bohemia, so I come by the title honestly. ;D

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      • Lori
        December 6, 2010 at 7:54 am (4 years ago)

        He should definitely submit the photos. I think you’re too close to it for perspective. And it didn’t need any more details either! Really unforgettable.

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  26. Casey
    December 6, 2010 at 4:15 am (4 years ago)

    So utterly magical and beautiful! I know you’ve talked a bit about how stressful everything was (which I can totally understand, having done a largely diy wedding on a shoestring with big expectations!), but the resulting wedding looks like it was gorgeous. :)

    ♥ Casey | blog

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  27. Anabela
    December 6, 2010 at 8:18 am (4 years ago)

    NO WAY. So beautiful! This is one of the only times I’ve looked at pictures of a wedding and wished that I had been there! Magical and perfect and so utterly you. Your guests look SO HAPPY.

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  28. Becky
    December 6, 2010 at 8:25 am (4 years ago)

    Wow, these photos are so dreamy! I LOVE that wedding dress!

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  29. Amy Beth
    December 6, 2010 at 9:14 am (4 years ago)

    so insanely beautiful/amazing… I can’t stop looking at these, it looks like another time/place/world!!!

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  30. jenene
    December 6, 2010 at 9:59 am (4 years ago)

    stunning!!!

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  31. april
    December 6, 2010 at 11:17 am (4 years ago)

    i’m totally crying!!!
    whenever i see something that looks so perfect and overwhelmingly, beautiful my eyes tear up uncontrollably. i can’t help it! you guys did a marvelous job! i can feel the love in these photos!

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  32. Emily
    December 6, 2010 at 11:25 am (4 years ago)

    Did you make any wardrobe suggestions to your guests? Or do you just have awesome friends and family who always dress like fairies/Victorian townspeople/vintage gods and goddesses? Everyone looks so great and fits together so well! I wanna know the secret!

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    • verhext
      December 6, 2010 at 11:32 am (4 years ago)

      Mostly they actually just dress that way. I was pretty excited when my brother showed me the tweed suspender trousers he’d found! My Vermont family actually dresses like Victorian townspeople a lot as they’re in the historical society and put on educational events, so they didn’t have to go out of the way. I didn’t set a time period, though.

      What we did was in the invites (http://www.verhext.com/wedding-invitations) each parcel had slightly different things – trinkets were handpicked for each guest and included fancy pocket knives, brooches, necklaces, bracelets, bow ties, etc – with a small card that said “incorporate this into your attire” – so there was a feel for it. I’m pretty impressed at how much they all randomly matched, though.

      The bridesmaids were asked to wear grey or taupe, 2 made their own dresses, I brought 2 thrifted dresses, and one bought hers new. They all matched well, though!

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    • verhext
      December 6, 2010 at 11:34 am (4 years ago)

      Oh, and the flower girl – that dress is antique 1810′s and INSANELY gorgeous, we found it for $8 a few days before the wedding.

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  33. Jeremy Harris
    December 6, 2010 at 11:53 am (4 years ago)

    Most amazing wedding ever! I feel honored to have been a part of your special day, end really enjoyed meeting all your friends and family.

    Emily, you did a great job! Thanks for backing me up and catching some of the moments I missed.

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    • verhext
      December 6, 2010 at 2:10 pm (4 years ago)

      OMG I just saw Sarah and Reed’s wedding on your site – they’re so cute!!! Everyone’s moved to NY!

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  34. Alison
    December 6, 2010 at 3:17 pm (4 years ago)

    Oh thank you for sharing a little piece of this dream with us, it truly looks magical and unreal. p.s. your dress and stockings , absolutely awesome.

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  35. Becca
    December 6, 2010 at 3:35 pm (4 years ago)

    I am speechless. I know you’re working through your real feelings about the wedding and I understand why, but I can see all the magic here. Amazing. It’s even more gorgeous and layered than you’d hinted at. And you are just stunningly beautiful. And I love everything you did with your dress and accessories, even if it was last minute. I’d never have known. This all looks like fairies and elves effortlessly created a perfect woodsy wedding wonderland just for you and Sean.

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    • verhext
      December 6, 2010 at 3:37 pm (4 years ago)

      Haha, yes, namely my brother & Holly elves! But when we woke up to the mushroom patch on the stone table my brother made? Pretty astounding. Blessed by gnomes!!

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  36. Elizabeth
    December 6, 2010 at 4:44 pm (4 years ago)

    It is every bit as beautiful as I figured it would be. What a fantastic way to begin a new chapter of your life together!

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  37. Sadie
    December 6, 2010 at 6:13 pm (4 years ago)

    Beautiful, timeless and a-glow. You and your community exude style and talent. Thank you for sharing these photos. They are inspirational.

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  38. Annie
    December 7, 2010 at 5:04 pm (4 years ago)

    the dress! and the bouquet, I love your bouquet. So pretty, all of it. Tasha Tudor would’ve loved it. Beautifully done.

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    • verhext
      December 8, 2010 at 12:39 pm (4 years ago)

      Ooh, thank you! We were done and chilly before you got off work!

      Next summer I want to spend a week working on art and relaxing, you’ll have to come down!

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  39. nath
    December 8, 2010 at 1:28 am (4 years ago)

    *hushed awe* wow. i mean really, like WOW. it could not look more like your wedding, do you know what i mean? it’s perfect. you look so ravishingly beautiful. the details. the love, the care and attention. wonderful.

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  40. barb
    December 8, 2010 at 10:57 pm (4 years ago)

    Bravo! More … More … Love + love-

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  41. annie
    December 11, 2010 at 9:23 am (4 years ago)

    it was the prettiest of all pretty days. this post takes me right back there to all the magic. thank yoooooou for asking me to be part of it. what sticks out most in my mind is how lovely and silly and sweet you both were, and i think that is a combination of goodness that makes the strongest glue. years and years of happiness to you both! <3

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    • verhext
      December 11, 2010 at 10:40 am (4 years ago)

      Youuuu are the prettiest!!!

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  42. Karima
    December 12, 2010 at 5:13 am (4 years ago)

    Stunning. Wish you both every happiness!

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  43. Corvinus Maximilus
    December 14, 2010 at 3:09 am (4 years ago)

    This is quite possibly the most beautiful thing I have ever seen.

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  44. Lucy
    December 26, 2010 at 3:48 am (4 years ago)

    You don’t realise how these photos have warmed the cockles of my heart, it looks so magical. Beautiful pictures and you look very beautiful.

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  45. anna and the ring
    December 30, 2010 at 8:01 pm (4 years ago)

    Oh darling.

    I keep coming back to look at your photographs and each time I have to hold back the tears.

    Never have I wanted to part of someone’s wedding so very much. (How I wish I knew you in “real life” in the non stalker creepy way!)

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    • verhext
      December 30, 2010 at 11:19 pm (4 years ago)

      I wish I could have been at yours!! So beautiful!!

      Reply
  46. mary ann
    January 6, 2011 at 3:18 pm (4 years ago)

    quit your job and become a “bohemian wedding planner” to quote someone else from this post. the photos are utterly gorgeous, magical and sumptuous. i’ll definitely hire you, although it would be on an artists budget ha ha! love u!

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  47. Daphne Ruiz
    January 6, 2011 at 7:12 pm (4 years ago)

    May I use some pictures for my personal blog? These scenes are too beautiful not to save.

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  48. Jim Schneider
    January 8, 2011 at 3:38 pm (4 years ago)

    These photos are awesome. Very nice shots in the woods.

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  49. Elissa
    January 8, 2011 at 10:17 pm (4 years ago)

    It looks beautiful. Thanks for sharing your wedding with us!

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  50. becca
    January 10, 2011 at 9:03 pm (4 years ago)

    Yea.. pretty much the coolest wedding blog I’ve seen thus far.

    Reply
  51. Meaghan
    January 11, 2011 at 8:31 am (4 years ago)

    No, you pinch ME. This is so beautiful and woodsy and perfect.

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  52. renee
    January 27, 2011 at 3:24 pm (4 years ago)

    you could feel the love everywhere—between the bride & groom, through the friends, within the family, behind the trees, under the stones, around the spirits. it was magical & i wasn’t even there. good job!

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  53. Shabby
    February 18, 2011 at 1:22 pm (4 years ago)

    Belated Congratulations! This looks like the most magical wedding ever! Vermont is such a beautiful place.

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  54. jessica / miniature rhino
    March 1, 2011 at 7:58 am (4 years ago)

    such amazing details & in a dream setting, the fall forest! the little dapper fellow in velvet shorts is quite possibly breaking my heart in two.

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  55. april
    March 1, 2011 at 10:40 am (4 years ago)

    Lovely, ethereal and sweet — just divine, and the photographs are just magical.

    Wishing you many, many years of happiness to you and your beloved!

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  56. Jenny- Adventures Along the Way
    March 2, 2011 at 4:43 am (4 years ago)

    It does look magical. Like stumbling into A Midsummer Night’s Dream- the part where everyone is all happy at the end. :)

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  57. Kat
    March 16, 2011 at 1:25 pm (4 years ago)

    Oh thank you for sharing your wedding with us! I feel like I’ve stepped into my dream wedding.

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