Bekah and Justin – Our Love Story at the Skinner Barn in Waitsfield, Vermont!
Justin and I have known each other for many years, as he was a friend with my family. Justin and I were good friends when I was in high school. We re-connected after a few years once we were both in our twenties, and we both admitted years before we had both liked each other.
It is difficult to pinpoint our first date, as we were such good friends that started hanging out again just like we had years before. I would consider our first date to be going to a high school basketball game and then convincing each other to go to Mulligans after. We often reminisce about the two seats we sat in at the bar that night and that is when I “fell for Justin.”
I may be partial, but the way Justin chose to propose to me, was the best way I could have imagined it to be. Justin and I closed on the purchase of our home on August 9, 2018. That day we were moving furniture in and his dad was helping us. I am the person that always wants pictures to remember each milestone and memory, which Justin knows about me. After we had finished moving furniture in, Justin suggested that we have his dad take a picture of us in front of our new home. So, we got out in front and were posing when Justin started to turn, pull something out of his pocket, and get down on his knee. He then asked me to marry him, and beyond the tears of happiness and pure shock of surprise I said, “Yes!!!” I always say that Justin did so well at actually surprising me with the proposal because I often find surprises out; Justin is very proud with surprising me that day!
We wanted our wedding to reflect our love for Vermont and our country lifestyles. The Skinner Barn was perfect for our day because we were able to combine Vermont country, a beautiful setting, and our close friends and family. Peter, the owner of Skinner Barn, was absolutely wonderful to work with from securing our date to all the fine details of the wedding day. Every detail of our day turned out perfectly; it was supposed to rain the day of our wedding, but it turned out to be great weather.
Our photos from the wedding are everything we wanted them to be. They are personalized and we were able to get all of the shots that we wanted to have included in our day. Geoff and Wendy are both wonderful, they are personable and we all felt comfortable working with them. Justin and I worked with Geoff for our photography session, so we already knew how his style was with working with us and taking the photographs. Wendy, we met the day of the wedding and from the moment she came into the Bride’s getting ready room, we knew we had chosen the best two people for the job! Justin and I want to give our greatest thanks to Geoff and Wendy and highly recommend them to anyone who wants beautiful pictures that will last forever.”