Real Weddings: Mindy + Jonathan


Mmm, another “favorite” wedding from another of my favorite photographers. And this one is just dreamy.  When asked about a wedding that best represented 2009, Susan Stripling (whose work is just magical) shared Mindy and Jonathan’s Vermont wedding, held at Riverside Farm.



Mindy’s Alberta Ferretti gown is breathtaking.




Jonathan wore a bespoke suit designed by Lord Willy’s


 Gray and purple is one of my favorite color palettes for men, and the ranunculus bouquet tied with yarn is a perfect compliment to the stitching on the vest and the purple pocket square!



Susan says:

I can’t single out one wedding each year as a favorite but this one really made an impression on me because of Mindy’s style.  There was not a single detail of this wedding that she did not style herself, lovingly and with great meaning.  It poured rain most of the day but it didn’t deter them at all – everything was just so sweet, so simple, and so just right.




(I said dreamy, yes?)




A wedding can never go wrong with clusters of white flowers at the reception.  So classic, so elegant.  Also notice the detail of the white chair cushions – so unexpected, and it adds a hint of lightness to the table.  And naturally, my favorite part of the tablescape is the hanging chandeliers!







Susan, your images always portray grace and elegance.  Thank you for sharing Mindy and Jonathan’s wedding with EAD!  More images from Mindy and Jonathan’s wedding can be found on Susan Stripling’s blog.

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37 comments on “Real Weddings: Mindy + Jonathan

  1. It is so difficult to find a dress with sleeves and that one is absolutely beautiful! Bring back sleeves!
    And don’t even get me started on her hair! I want my hair just like that!

    • Ami Elizabeth writes...

      @vermont – yes, they served breakfast food for dinner, so the eggs were a echo of that. cute right? :)

  2. LOL. I thought it was part of the wedding food to be served. Anyways, nice concept, it’s like today I will eat Hope, tomorrow would be..what’s that again?

  3. fran writes...

    Nice photos. Can you share a photo featuring the front and back part of the bride’s gown?

  4. Corinne writes...

    Hi – just love the grooms suit, do you know where it was purchased/hired from?

  5. Yes, I agree the groom’s suit is non traditional and certainly lights up this occasion. I love the backdrop and the arrangement at the wedding reception. Every aspect on this wedding just looks laid back and relaxed. No sweat!

  6. Jo writes...

    What a gorgeous couple. These photos all look like they were taken in the 1920’s. The Grapes of Wrath theme works beautifully. This one is getting bookmarked.

  7. Styling is definitely you!! LOVE every little detail, every thought, everything you put into this. And you + your hubby…SO FANTASTICALLY FABULOUS! The whole thing is just lovely! And all of the photography is amazing, but the first and last ones shown here are SHOWSTOPPERS! Wow.

  8. I agree with you, gray and purple is just a prefect combination for a man which can be seen on groom. Amazing picture collection.

  9. Kelly writes...

    Could you please tell me the info (brand and color) for the MOH’s dress (the light purple)? Thanks so much! :)

  10. This is absolutely stunning. I love the old truck most of all – and of course that New England weather feel. Having grown up in Vermont I always wondered what a wedding on the old family farm might look like – and this is pretty darn close to what I imagined.

  11. How nice! I recently heard about brides nowadays having their wedding in a barn. I”d never heard of that before and couldn’t imagine how it would work. But these pictures show how! It’s a very unique look.

  12. I may be a little late to the party but I just LOVE LOVE this wedding!
    The Bride, Dress, The Riverside Farm!
    This is exactly what I imagined a perfect Vermont wedding to look like!
    Thanks for sharing!

  13. brianna.. writes...

    Oh my gosh! I need to know where he got his suit! Please if you can help me out

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