Tuesday, September 14, 2010

A Vermont Wedding

I feel kind of funny blogging about the wedding I went to over the weekend because I don't even personally know the bride and groom. I was there as Chris' date, and the bride was Chris' family friend's daughter. I met the bride and groom on Saturday and they were lovely, charming, and adorable, but I just didn't know if it was appropriate to introduce myself with "Hi, nice to meet you. Thanks for inviting me to your wedding, do you mind if I blog all about it on Monday?"

So, I will keep the details to a minimum. I will say that this wedding was so different from any wedding we've been to, but filled with so much charm, and personal touches. It was the kind of wedding I always see in pictures, but never actually got to attend.

Their wedding took place at the bride's beautiful antique-filled house in Vermont. The ceremony was on her deck, and it was literally 5 minutes long. I think most people there, especially the men, were quite grateful for that! It was a beautiful sunny day, and a really great temperature when the sun was out. (But it was freezing by nighttime!)
Ceremony on the deck
After the ceremony, we were moved to another part of the yard where tents were set up. They had a bar area with bartenders and hors d'oeuvres like pita chips and hummus, vegetables, fruit, cheese, pepperoni and blueberry blue-cheese balls (which sound so weird but I LOVED!). After an hour or so, we were moved inside the main tent for dinner.
Table centerpieces. Sunflowers, and jelly jar candles
For dinner we had roasted pork with apples, roasted potatoes, salad, rolls and broccoli salad with feta and craisins (my favorite)!! After that, we had cupcakes and Italian cookies! Below:
Cake on top with surrounding cupcakes!
Cutting the cake in the tent
After that, they blasted the jukebox on the deck and people either danced, mingled, or huddled around the bonfire to stay warm. At one point me and my new friends, Monica and Kellyn, who both grew up with Chris, stole away from the party for some Andre in Monica's car:

Yumm Andreeee!
Bonfire at night to keep us warm!!

While others danced up on the deck!
It was a beautiful Vermont evening, and a beautiful wedding. The couple actually met on E-Harmony and they should really be the poster couple for the company. They seemed very happy and it got me even more excited for May! I couldn't leave Vermont without visiting a country store where I bought Vermont smoked cheddar cheese, pumpkin butter, maple apple peanut butter, pumpkin spice tea and apple cider tea, all of which I cannot wait to try!!

To end, check out this video: Lin-Manuel Miranda (creator and star of In the Heights on Broadway) recently got married and surprised his wife at the reception with this little performance!:


Molly said...

Oh my goodness, I LOVE Vermont. I bet it was freezing though! The food must have been amazing....if only we still lived together so I could sample those yummy things you brought back...I think you did a great job as wedding reporter here!

Kate V said...

This is probably my fav wedding....ever....how nice that they had such beautiful personal touches. I like the low-key factor. Seems fun! Did they do catering? The food sounds amazing. What were the favors? I'm such a favor whore. (hint hint) hahaha

You didnt say what you didnt like though (I assume to be polite, obviously you're writing about something personal) but I always like to see and learn from what not to do (did you like that it was low-key? What did the bride wear? Did you like the the 5-minute ceremony as you approach your catholic mass?) Just a suggestion from one of your many readers.

LWoodsNY said...

yes it was soooo cooold!! I was like, it's early September what is this??

Kate: Yes, they had an all organic caterer, it was delish! No, no favors...but duly noted ;)

The bride wore a really pretty vintage looking strapless dress. Very simple, very flowy, it was perfect for the setting. She, of course, could have worn a paper bag and would have been gorgeous. I liked the 5 minute ceremony, but know that there is absolutely NO WAY I will be able to pull that off...so don't get any wild and crazy ideas there! I'll fill you in more next time I talk to you! Love you my two faithful readers!

Mom said...

I bet this will be a wedding you'll always remember just because it was so different from any other you've been to. And leave it to you to make two new friend in the process. BTW, Dad is practicing L'Chaim! at this very moment!

Kellyn said...

Laura your blog is adorable!! If I knew I was going to make a celebrity appearance I would have posed! But on a serious note this wedding was beautiful. Your pictures capture the warmth of it all perfectly. The only negative part was the lack of butter (!!!). Word of advice - Never order 170 pieces of food when you have 160 guests. Just sayin

LWoodsNY said...

Haha Glad you found the blog Kellyn and thanks for the comment. You look lovely so don't worry! I hope it's alright that I included you in the post!- Laura