Day 3 & 4 of Nessyfest: A Bohemian Glamping Wedding Weekend in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom

Bess and Nick are two veterinarians living in Brooklyn who gathered their loved ones from near and far for a celebratory weekend in Northern Vermont. They brought in bell tents for their guests and camped under the stars on a farm, overlooking a glacial lake and the Green Mountains. Fresh vegetarian cuisine that was lovingly prepared by a food truck and White Claw fueled all four days. I had the honor of documenting it all.

Often times, the timeline we created together wasn’t on schedule, which didn’t cause stress for anybody because the casual format of the wedding and the entire weekend allowed for it. We were all there to just have a good time and celebrate. Nothing else mattered. When waiting for my meal at the food truck on the evening of the wedding, I was standing next to Bess and Nick’s rabbi, who described the day in such a beautiful way. She said to me, “This is delicious chaos.” I couldn’t have imagined Bess and Nick doing it any other way.

I am splitting this wedding weekend up into three posts so as not to overwhelm anybody with the massive image count. I'm terribly attached to every single image and decided that instead of culling it down to bare bones to make it a quick read, I'd invite you into the chaos with me.

Day One (click here) showcases the mystical landscape of Vermont and many of the physical details - the beautiful family owned and operated property that Bess and Nick fell in love with instantly and all of the items they brought to personalize the space. Most were thrifted by Bess's mother or built by her father. It is also the night of the welcome party, where I creeped around and kept a small distance as Bess and Nick caught up with their family and friends as they arrived.

Day Two (click here) covers the wedding ceremony and celebration, featuring Jewish customs, lots of friendly pups, bohemian flare (Bess is wearing her own mother's vintage wedding headpiece), billowing clouds, bare feet, the best first dance I have ever witnessed and a party under the stars.

Day Three and Four feature a day at the nude beach (the most interesting wedding documentation I've ever done), yard games, karaoke that went late into the night and a goodbye brunch the next day.

Grab a cup of coffee (or a White Claw!), relax and enjoy Nessyfest.

Location: The Little Farm at Willoughby
Canvas Tents: Stout Tent
Food: For The Love of Food
Rabbi: Rabbi Jan Salzman
Dress: Spell Bride
Bess's Hair: Abby Barlow
Sailcloth Tent: Abbott Rental

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