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Amy + Ian : Destination Wedding Rehearsal in Quechee Vermont

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On Saturday night, Amy and Ian hosted their guests to a wonderful destination wedding rehearsal in Quechee Vermont at The Quechee Club, just down the road from Woodstock.  As good as we have it in San Diego, summer evenings in New England are tough to beat.  The air is thick, the sun sets a bit later and, on this night, spirits were high in anticipation for Amy and Ian's wedding the next day. After a wonderful BBQ, guests participated in a Havdalah ceremony, a Jewish tradition that symbolizes the end of Shabbat (sabbath) and ushers in the new week.

john schnack, schnack studios, vermont, destination wedding, photographer, new york, boston, new england

john schnack, schnack studios, vermont, destination wedding, photographer, new york, boston, new england

john schnack, schnack studios, vermont, destination wedding, photographer, new york, boston, new england

Scottie and Alan : Omni La Costa Resort and Spa Wedding

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You may remember Scottie and Alan from their windy, cold engagement session back in December.  Thankfully, the weather gods cooperated for their Omni La Costa Resort and Spa wedding this past Sunday.  I'd been looking forward to their wedding ever since our first consultation, not only because La Costa Resort is a five-minute drive from my house, but because Scottie is a fellow USD Torero! Scottie and Alan have impeccable taste and chose a veritable "Who's Who" of vendors:  Catherine Bachelier-Smith of CBS Weddings did a magnificent job of designing and coordinating their unique wedding; Tam and Clarice from Isari Flower Studio provided gorgeous arrangements and bouquets; and Lori from Paper and Thread provided incredible stationery; and Jeff from Roldan Productions did an amazing job recording the entire event on video.