I'm a little biased, but when I hear the Bride discovered her wedding vision after perusing SMP, I know her big day will be beautiful. And this rustic Vermont day does not disappoint. With a gorgeous couple, scenic inn setting and surprise vintage 1960’s Volkswagen Bus photo booth from Photobooth Planet, this day is every kind of charming. See it all thanks to Emily Delamater in The Vault!
From The Bride...I can't say that I had a true vision for our wedding from the beginning. Deciding on one theme or choosing 'our colors' seemed so daunting but I knew it was a path that we'd have to cross eventually. My fiancé, Dan, and I did know that we wanted to get married in Vermont, a place we had shared many great memories together. We also knew that we wanted a summer wedding, either in late June or early July. Vermont's lush green landscape seemed like the perfect backdrop for our summer wedding, connecting our love for nature with that small town charm that New England is known for.
Getting married in Vermont meant that we'd have a semi-destinational wedding (as most of our family lives in New York) and we loved that idea, however we knew we would need to find a venue to accommodate our families and friends comfortably. Dan and I started our journey searching for the perfect venue which was exhausting and also a huge reality check- wedding's are expensive! We visited about 6 different venues within a three weeks and it wasn't until a trip to Woodstock, VT that we stumbled upon The Quechee Inn at Marshland Farm. We drove by this beautifully nestled Inn boasting a big red barn and a large open field and immediately felt drawn to it. Ten minutes later we were walking the grounds with the Inn Keeper and 20 minutes later were putting a soft hold on a date of July 18th, 2015!
My vision started to become more clear when I discovered images of a summer wedding at the Quechee Inn featured on Style Me Pretty! These beautiful images painted a picture for me in my head and it quickly became clear that this is where Dan and I would say "I do". I immediately reached out to the florist and the photographer credited for these images and to my amazement both were available for our date! As soon as I met Michelle Boleski from Petals Vermont I knew my vision was in good hands. She was able to sift through all my ideas and create a cohesive theme that would carefully blend rustic Vermont with city chic and a touch of vintage. I chose a color scheme consisting of soft pink, gold, and champagne and a theme of gold arrows, since our first date was on Valentine's Day. We ordered wedding invitations with gold foil arrows and designed a cake adorned with gold arrows and fresh flowers. Our guest book was an oversized image of our thumb prints overlapping to create a heart which we also put an arrow through. When the day finally arrived and I saw how Michelle had transformed our tent I was in awe, the outcome was elegant, romantic, and thoughtful and my vision had come to life!
Our wedding day was absolutely perfect. The ceremony was outside between two beautiful old maple trees that created a natural canopy casting shade over our guests. I walked down the isle to a non lyrical version of "A Thousand Years" by The Piano Guys and we walked back up the isle as husband and wife to "Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours" by Stevie Wonder. For cocktail hour our guests walked up to a beautiful courtyard where they were greeted with his and hers signature drinks and hors d'oeuvres. Just before our reception began our wonderful coordinator gathered our guests to the front lawn for a group shot, that serves as a perfect memory token! To help guests find their seats we had a large vintage mirror propped on an easel that my mother hand wrote every guests name and their assigned table number. Our parties were introduced and Dan and I danced our first dance to "Someone Like You" by Van Morrison. As a surprise for our guests Dan and I arranged for a Vintage 1960's Volkswagen Bus for our photo booth. This was a huge hit and added such a fun element to our tent and theme. Shortly after dinner our band, Cover Story, started taking requests and really got the party going and for the remaining hours of the night the dance floor was filled, just as we had hoped for!
With an incredible team of vendors and our wonderful coordinator, we were able to relax and enjoy every moment. A special thanks to our photographers, Emily and Matt Delamater, who captured those moments so perfectly too!