Heather + Mike
From the Bride: Michael and I, having been together since high school and best friends before that, had been looking forward to our wedding day for quite a long time – and it certainly was everything we hoped for and so much more! Our actual wedding day (or wedding weekend as our guests grew larger and larger in numbers each night and certainly knew how to party) was one of the best days of our lives, but to be completely honest, planning it with my mom (as well as Michael, my dad and my sister!!) was such an incredible experience – a year I will never forget! My mom and I truly planned every little detail – from the save-the-dates, to the rehearsal dinner invites (which I made myself), to the birch tree candle votives on the tables along with the menu cards, to me writing our choral vows, to the table cards mentioning all places that Mike and I had visited together over the years, to the hotel gift bags and maple syrup table gifts, to making our family’s traditional Norwegian Celebration Cake the day before – just to name a few! I always knew the “look” I was going for, which was elegant and romantic yet simple and beautiful with personal touches, and all of our incredible vendors knew exactly how to execute. It was such a memorable day for us because everything was so personal! Reverend Wayne Bell, who we became such close friends with over the course of the year, wrote this unbelievable passage about holding each other’s hand for the rest of our lives and read it during the ceremony, as we held hands in front of the amazing backdrop of the Battenkill Valley and Green Mountains!
Our photographer, Miles, one of my close friends, captured every special moment of our day! He was absolutely perfect and made me feel so comfortable… Even when I was sitting in the apple tree with my wedding dress and shoes prior to walking down the aisle! Needless to say, he and his wife (and photography partner) were dancing until the wee hours of the morning on the dance floor, along with the rest of our family and friends, to our incredible band!
Our cake looked like a birch tree log, something very Vermont, that we paired with many other delicious desserts (I get my sweet tooth from my grandmother who made it to every event of our wedding – the last family event before she passed away last month) and we couldn’t forget the Ben & Jerry’s cart!”
Photographer: Miles Witt Boyer Photography | Venue: Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home | Reverend: Wayne E. Bell | Band: New York Orchestras Entertainment, Inc., Central Park Orchestra | Catering: Hub’s Catering Company | Wedding Cake: Cuisine Lucette | Florist: Nancy Bishop Floral Design | Dress: Monique Lhuillier | Bridesmaid Dresses: Priscilla of Boston | Shoes: Manolo Blahnik | Jewelry: Borrowed from Christie’s (auction house) jewelry department | Hair and Make up: Green Door Day Spa | Invitations: Checkerboard – Blooming Hydrangea, Papyrus