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September 17, 2016  TAGS:  ELOPEMENT  LAKE  INSPIRATION  VINTAGE

Kaitlin & Eric | Burlington, Vermont

Katilin and Eric's Lakeside Elopement | Leap Day Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

There is something wildly beautiful about Lake Champlain in the winter, with the deep blue, icy water and wild terrain dotted with patches of snow. It is a raw, weather striken landscape that still glitters in the sunlight. The contrast of this backdrop with the warmth and intimacy of Kaitlin and Eric's Leap Day elopement is what we love about these images, from 822 Weddings. Kaitlin and Eric's love to each other shines through the chill, while Kaitlin's intricately beaded gown and luxurious coat brought an elegant touch to the intimate affair. Here is what Kaitlin shared with us about how this elopement came about;

Every time I think about the day we eloped, I am smitten. Eric and I achieved everything we were looking for and more with Hitched. Our day was simple but special, and ultimately a day we were able to celebrate our love for each other. The ceremony was intimate, romantic, and spontaneous. The feelings and raw emotion shared with Eric that day were so powerful and special, something I am so happy to have shared lovingly just between us. 
 
Since moving to Burlington three years ago, we have developed a deep love for our new home, a place we hope to permanently call home. It is deeply special we were able to share those feelings on the beach of our new home town. Eric, I and our relationship have blossomed here and we couldn't have thought of a better place to celebrate us, than here in Vermont
From the moment I met Eric, I knew he was the special being I wanted to share my life with. Over ten years later, marriage was not something we felt important to do in our relationship, especially a traditional wedding. My parents recently divorced and Eric helped me work through the feelings I was having surrounding it (how lucky am I to have a psychologist for a partner!). I came to understand on a whole new level how special a commitment of such can mean. We both knew we wanted to continue sharing this life together and elopement seemed like the perfect way to celebrate that bond and love we share. For us, leap day was the perfect day to do it!
 
The Hitched team helped us achieve everything we wanted with our elopement: a simple, beautiful, meaningful ceremony; all while highlighting the love of our home, Vermont. We are so happy to have collaborated with such an outstanding team at Hitched. We look forward to celebrating with our families and friends next leap day 2020 - our first anniversary.
 
Katilin and Eric's Lakeside Elopement | Leap Day Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine
Katilin and Eric's Lakeside Elopement | Leap Day Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine
Katilin and Eric's Lakeside Elopement | Leap Day Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine
Katilin and Eric's Lakeside Elopement | Leap Day Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine
Katilin and Eric's Lakeside Elopement | Leap Day Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine
Katilin and Eric's Lakeside Elopement | Leap Day Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine
Katilin and Eric's Lakeside Elopement | Leap Day Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine
Katilin and Eric's Lakeside Elopement | Leap Day Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine
Katilin and Eric's Lakeside Elopement | Leap Day Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine
Katilin and Eric's Lakeside Elopement | Leap Day Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine
 
featured professionals WEDDING COORDINATION & PLANNING: Hitched!PHOTOGRAPHY: 822 WeddingsCEREMONY: Oakledge Park | FLORAL DESIGN: Nectar + RootGOWN: BHLDNVINTAGE FUR COAT: Rackk + RuinMAKEUP: Mirror Mirror