A Modern Wedding in Vermont
From the bride, Abbie:
We knew we didn’t want the typical hotel wedding and weren’t really a fan of a Vermont barn wedding, when we saw Jay Peak Resort we knew it was perfect as the location provided many different options for lodging and lots of unique entertainment options. Our rehearsal dinner included a tram ride up to the top of the mountain and then a bon fire with s’mores at the base. The morning of the wedding, the guys and some of our guests golfed. And the day after most of the wedding party (ourselves included) spent the day at the indoor waterpark and bar. It was a different and fun way to relax! Planning wise, it makes it easy when everything can be at one resort and guests seem to love the mini-vacation that came with the wedding.
Erik and I worked together on everything. We wanted our wedding to reflect both of us. Erik is a graphic designer. He made all of the stationary for our wedding: save-the-dates, invitations, ceremony programs, and lots of signage. Everything coordinated. We had a consistent wedding logo and the colors and background design were carried throughout. Pretty much anything that we could do ourselves, we did. This helped keep the cost down and also made everything that much more special.
Our ceremony was at the base of the mountain. We lucked out with an absolutely beautiful, sunny, warm day.
We had Erik’s two sisters read a children’s book as part of the ceremony. It was something fun and different to carry on. We also started off with a something from Robert Louis Stevenson that my family usually reads everything Thanksgiving.
We had round tables with white table clothes and navy overlays. Each table had a simple white frame with table number signage designed by Erik and a lime/flower centerpiece. There were large white lanterns and smaller green ones. Since we met while working at a local cinema, we had gourmet popcorn for favors. We ordered three different flavors from the Popcorn Factory and bagged it ourselves with the help of friends and family. We had personalized stickers put on each bag.
Looking back, I would not have stressed about what everyone else wanted/thought of things. At times I think we were both so worried about making everyone else happy that we forgot what the day was truly about.
My advice: Enjoy everything! As stressful as wedding planning might be, it’s all over so quickly! Also, don’t rush the engagement. You have all life to be married!
Abbie & Erik’s
Venue, Caterer, Lodging: Jay Peak Resort
Photographer: Letter 10 Creative. Jaime and Jamie are AMAZING. We knew them from two other weddings and they were the first vendor we secured. We picked a wedding date we knew they were available for. They take gorgeous pictures and pay attention to every detail – Jamie even had a safety pin when part of my dress broke when getting ready.
Florist: Centerpiece Florist // DJ: Top Hat DJ // Hair: Angela of Taiga Spa at Jay Peak Resort. She’s amazing!
Printed items: smartpress.com They were fantastic. We got great prices and fast service. When we weren’t happy with the initial quality of something, they replaced the whole order promptly, no questions asked.
Honeymoon Location: A mini-moon in Cape Cod. We’re headed to Australia and New Zealand this coming winter!
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