Julie & Andrew
Q & A with the Bride:
1. What was the one thing about your venue that made you know it was the one?
The red barn. Andrew and I always knew we would get married in Vermont — we met in Vermont while at school. The Inn at Baldwin Creek is known for their food so it was at the top of our list when we started looking for venues. As soon as we walked on the property, we saw the barn and knew this was the place.
2. Which three details from your wedding were your favorites?
1. The ceremony. We planned to have the wedding ceremony in the flower garden, but due to a sudden rain shower, it was moved to the barn. Listening to the rain hit the roof while saying our vows was magical. As soon as we said our I dos, the rain stopped!
2. The best man and maid of honor speeches. They were both so funny and touching.
3. The food was outstanding.
3. Give us the one moment from your wedding you can’t stop thinking about.
Dancing with our friends and family.
Jessica & Jack
East Fairfield, Vermont
Q & A with the Bride:
1. Which three details from your wedding were your favorites?
I loved them all! The sailcloth tents, the lighting, the flowers, the stationary, the photobooth Jack made, my dress and shoes, the sky lanterns, the fireworks–everything just came together so perfectly. I couldn’t have asked for more.
2. If you could offer one piece of advice for other couples planning their wedding, what would it be?
As a floral designer, I always tell brides to pick one theme and stick with it. Once you’ve settled on an idea, you shouldn’t look at or tag anything that doesn’t fit with your vision. Also, offer your guests something to do in addition to dancing, so they don’t leave early. We had tables set up in the lounge tent with a box of board games and cards so that guests, who didn’t want to dance, would have something fun to do instead.
3. Give us one moment from your wedding day that you can’t stop thinking about.
When Jack and I talk about our wedding, two things we always mention are how truly happy and in love we both were that day and still are, and how amazing it was to watch 40 sky lanterns (lit by our guests) float away into a sky of fireworks after the sun had set.
Helen & Bob
New Haven, Vermont
Q&A with the Bride:
Which three details of your wedding were your favorites?
- The exact location of the ceremony, which was next to the pond. We went back and forth several times about the exact location, and the final location was picked the morning of the wedding with the bride’s hair in curlers.
- The table settings with the flowers that Christine Snell made for the tables and cake. I also loved the cookie favors I had made with embroidery icing.
- The little rocks we used as place cards. Bob and I had picked them up from the shore of the 100 year old family vacation cottage, on Thompson’s Point, the year before. We asked guests to say a prayer or wish for us on their rock and return them to the shore. That way our wedding would be part of the family cottage forever.
If you could offer one piece of advice for other couples planning their wedding, what would it be?
After planning, and helping to plan, two weddings, two years in a row [Helen's daughter got married last year] we learned to go with what you love. Don’t second guess yourself. It always comes together in the end.
Give us the one moment in your wedding day you can’t stop thinking about.
The moment we saw each other just before the wedding. When Bob turned around, he just let out this big “ohh” with a big smile on his face. It was a really sweet moment.
Billie & Scott
September 10, 2011
Shelburne Museum, Vermont
I am very excited to be sharing this feature today. When Billie, the bride, sent it over to me I was thrilled! There was so much TLC put into this wedding, from the tiny details that are a perfect match of wedding meets “back to school”, to the locations for their couple photos. A special thanks to both the Bride and Groom and their amazing photographers, Courtney and Gary, or Gary & Courtney Photographers, for letting us be the first to share this memorable day. This goes in the books as one of our favorite weddings of the year (and you can tell because I didn’t go light on the number of photos in this feature, I had to include every last detail)!
Monica + Hayri
Monica and Haryi’s wedding encompasses all of the perfect details for a Vermont setting – mountains, barn reception, vintage dress, oh my! I’m a huge fan of barn weddings, especially when they are lit by strings of white twinkle lights and votive candles!
Photographer: Hendrickson Photography Weddings | Floral Designer: Nancy Bishop Floral Designers | Reception Venue: Arlington’s West Mountain Inn | DJ: Peak Entertainment | Bakery: Bistro Henry