As summer returns, restrictions lift

It’s been more than a year and a half since COVID-19 made its appearance and upended everybody’s lives. As Covid case numbers decline, restrictions loosen, and temperatures rise, local folks are gathering again with an extra dose of gratitude and joy. And maybe a little trepidation.
Those in the wedding industry basically lost an entire season thanks to Covid. Vermont wedding photographer Sally Carpenter said many couples postponed their nuptials.
“I had three [weddings] at one venue and that venue did not survive the pandemic [and] so they had to cancel all their weddings, very sad,” Carpenter said.
Carpenter said that June is still very slow with a few elopements. The big weddings are just starting to happen again, and that’s where the real money comes in.