Vermont Wedding by Dreamlove Wedding Photography
December 20, 2011
New England

Gorgeous. Simply, perfectly gorgeous. And really, that doesn't even begin to describe my feelings on this fall fête captured by Dreamlove Wedding Photography in the picture perfect town of Woodstock, Vermont. There aren't words for how much I love every bit of this wedding. It embraces all that is lovely about a Vermont wedding done so with loads of that understated style I just can't get enough of. From the covered bridges to the vintage stoles to the bride's mittens (so adorable), it's the definition of vintage chic perfection. Click here for even more to swoon over!

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From Dreamlove Wedding Photography...Thanks for taking the time to look over this vintage-travel-inspired Vermont winter wedding. Shay incorporated all sorts of unique DIY details into her day, but she also incorporated some very old family traditions. She wore her great great grandmother's gold bracelet, from 1847, and wrapped her gorgeous bouquet up with a vintage brooch from her grandmother. Shay also treated her bridesmaids like royalty! She gave them gorgeous silk robes and gave them each a vintage fur stole to keep warm during her brisk November wedding! Shay herself wore a vintage fur shoulder wrap and an adorable set of mittens! Seth proposed to Shay at the Eiffel Tower in Paris, so she also incorporated lots of French details into the decor. She decorated the chapel with live moss and twigs, and used vintage postcards for at the table names. Shay herself designed the seating cards as vintage-style luggage tags. To top off the evening, guests set wish lanterns into the night sky… it was so beautiful!

From The Bride...Seth proposed in Paris, at the Eiffel Tower, on my birthday. With such an amazing proposal, you'd think he'd planned it for months, but he decided to propose the week before while we were vacationing in Ireland with his family! He bought a simple band with a gold Celtic knot from a local goldsmith in Dingle, Ireland and of course, I said yes!

We decided on a fall wedding, my favorite season. November always brings warm feelings of family and friends, long walks in the crisp air and cozy afternoons warming by the fire. It seemed like the perfect time for a romantic, vintage wedding!  Even though we live in Colorado, both of our families are on the east coast so we decided on a "destination wedding" in Woodstock, Vermont - the quintessential quaint New England town, picture perfect, down to its covered bridges. Everything was within walking distance of the incredible Woodstock Inn, and their grand fireplace quickly became the spot to stop and chat with family and friends. 

We wanted our wedding to be elegant but rustic, vintage and romantic. It was so important to us to have the wedding truly be about our union and creating an evening for our closest family members and friends to celebrate. So, we created our own ceremony, wrote our own vows and had Seth's brother officiate it for us. We had our guests bless our rings and after our unity candle, offer each other a sign of peace to bring the families together. The reception was held afterwards at The Woodstock Inn, decorated with old family photos, vintage elements and everything was accented with moss and candles. We ended the night sending up wish lanterns and watching them disappear into the starry night. 

Everything came together so fabulously with so much help from our fabulous family members and vendors. Anthologie Press did an unbelievable job creating our print materials and I can’t thank my parents enough for the endless crafting they did to bring this together. Dreamlove Photography documented our day more amazingly than I could have ever imagined and were such a breeze to work with.  It was a day we will never forget!

My advice to brides planning now… squeeze your fiancé and breathe. The day really will be worth it!

Rehearsal Dinner Venue: Simon Pearce / Ceremony Venue: The North Universalist Chapel / Reception Venue: The Woodstock Inn / Wedding Photography: Dreamlove Wedding Photography / Band: Sam Reid and the Riot Act / Floral Design: Valley Flower Company / Catering + Cake: The Woodstock Inn / Hair + Make-up: The Spa at The Woodstock Inn / All Paper Goods (Invitations, programs, escort cards, signage + stamps): Anthologie Press / Wedding Dress: J.Crew / Groom's Suit: Brooks Brothers / Bridesmaid Dresses: J.Crew / Bridesmaid Robes: Plum Pretty Sugar Loungerie / Fur Stoles: Vintage / Bride's Fur Shoulder Wrap: Vintage / Bride's Earrings + Bracelet: Vintage, borrowed / Bride's Ring: Cartier / Groom's Ring: havalazar / Calligraphy Stamp: Angelique Ink / Hankies: Sheri Angell Creations / Seating Cards: Anthologie Press