Dan and Brenna met through a young professionals group a few months before they actually went on our first date. Dan told us
“I spent at least a month trying to get Brenna to go on a date, until she finally agreed to have dinner with me at The Sole Proprietor. I didn’t know it at the time, but Brenna‘s a huge foodie and the choosing The Sole is basically what finally convinced her to go on a date.”
As the relationship flourished, beer and food defined a lot of what they liked to do as a couple. They both love cooking, trying new restaurants, or a nice craft brewery. Needless to say, the food at Smuggler’s Notch was to die for, and Brenna also ordered in some specialty desserts from North Country Cakes. She was so sweet as she pointed out each of her favorites, making sure we got to try them for ourselves.
Dan and Brenna are both driven people, and often motivate each other to grow both personally and professionally. For example, they both decided to do their MBA’s together while working full time. That was something that was challenging, but they were able to support each other through it. They know what they want, and as Dan saw Brenna coming down the aisle, it was clear that what they want most is each other.
Here’s the proposal story, as told by Dan:
“Brenna and I had been dating for 4 1/2 years and, while she wasn’t applying direct pressure, she was dropping many passive hints that she wanted me to propose. I wanted the proposal to be nice, but most importantly I wanted it to be a complete surprise. I started looking for rings around Thanksgiving of 2017, with a plan to propose on New Years. In order to not let on, the only person I told prior to New Years Eve was my mom (whom I told on Christmas Eve). I went through the holidays like normal, and we had made plans to go to a nice restaurant party with 2 other couples we are close with. That morning I told my dad, and before we went out to dinner I spoke with her parents, and 1 minute before midnight I told one of my friends so that we could get pictures. Reflecting back Brenna thinks she saw signs, but I’m pretty confident I caught her by surprise.”
Their wedding was filled with so many friends and family, you could feel the energy in the air. Happy tears were shed, jokes were told, and shenanigans were had. We felt like we weren’t so much photographing a wedding, as being invited to a family reunion that we just happened to be taking pictures at. The laid back nature of Dan & Brenna really allowed them to enjoy the day to it’s fullest. As the day came to a close, we managed to catch a glimpse of a double rainbow (“What does it meeeeeeeeean”. High five if you catch that reference!), and honestly, how much more perfect can a day get after that?
Meet the Team:
The Venue: The Barn at Smuggler’s Notch
Florals and Decor by Bramble + Bloom
Cakes and other Desserts by North Country Cakes
DJ John Cordona for Cover Story Entertainment
Photography & Videograph by US! 🙂