I live for weddings like this one. Beautifully edited in a way where every detail just seems to have been there forever. From the gorgeous invitation suite by Christa Alexandra Designs to the stunning florals from Snapdragons Floral & Event Design and everything in between, these images by Jodi Miller Photography are just my wedding blogging dreams come to life, and there is more waiting for you here.
From The Bride…Since Brendan and I both grew up in northern Vermont we wanted to have a wedding that was full of natural details – lots of greenery and wood – but with pretty and feminine elements layered in. Our venue, the Three Stallion Inn, was perfect in every way. The charm of the old Vermont Inn and it’s views of the surrounding mountains were just what we wanted guests to experience. For our ceremony, friends and family were seated on benches next to the horse pasture and we exchanged vows and rings underneath the canopy of a big hundred year old maple tree. One of my favorite memories, besides saying “I Do!”, was looking at our wedding party lined up front. We didn’t have an even amount of guys and girls, so we had everyone mixed up on both sides – and actually had the married couples standing next to each other (which I think is pretty romantic).
For the reception, the sailcloth tent was decorated with cafe lights and small trees tied to the center poles. We carefully selected items that would leave enough room for our family style dinner and still show the natural beauty of the wooden farm tables. In the weeks before the wedding, I hand-painted the rims of votives gold, Brendan cut up small trees to make table number bases and my mother cut and sewed over 180 coordinating napkins to add some print and color to the table setting. Our centerpieces had to be small, so my bridesmaid, also my florist, showed us how to create perfect arrangements in glass milk bottles. As a graphic designer and letterpress printer, I was lucky enough to be able to create all the stationery and signage, including our logo. Brendan and I spent many hours together printing our save the dates, invitations (3-colors!), coasters and menus on our antique 1918 letterpress.
Lastly, as a nod to my German mother and heritage, I choose something that reminded me of one of my favorite places to go in Germany – the Biergarten! Envisioning people toasting and drinking all night long, what better than to provide an official drinking glass! We ordered glass beer mugs with our logo and tied on little tags with German toasts for guests to try out. To end on a sweet note, we served traditional German desserts and mini packets of Haribo Gummy Bears – and then we danced the night away!
Photography: Jodi & Kurt Photography | Coordination: Statement Weddings & Events | Florals: Snapdragons Floral & Event Design | Wedding Dress: Essense | Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Caterer: Everybody's Caterer | Hair: Carriage House Salon | DJ: Green Mountain Sound & Entertainment | Groomsmen Attire: Brooks Brothers | Officiant: Tessa Chapman - tickled_pink@ | Ceremony & Reception Venue: Three Stallion Inn | Groom Attire: Brooks Brothers | Paper Goods & Invitation Suite: Christa Alexandra | Tent & Event Rentals: Rain or Shine