Stephanie and Kevin’s beautiful Vermont wedding took place nestled among the enchanting mountains and valleys surrounding Blueberry Hill Inn. Inspired by the natural beauty of Vermont, the couple’s wedding weekend was an intimate gathering of friends and family filled with rustic details, natural elements, and tons of love. Everything about this wedding is going to take your breath away- from the beautiful images captured by Tiffany Medrano Photography (including the most amazing “family portrait” with the bride and groom and their dogs), all the way to the sparks of the bonfire that punctuated the very last moments of the evening…
From the bride, Stephanie:
What (or who) helped you most in your planning process and/or on your wedding day?
My best friend, Nichole. She carried me through the entire process. I would come home from work some days to packages of things she found on Etsy… the custom cornhole boards, engraved wooden candles, my ring box, the heart shaped sparklers. It was crazy. She is amazing. I would have been lost without her.
What was the most important thing to you when deciding who to work with for your wedding?
It was important to me that those I would be working with have the patience and willingness to understand my vision for the day. I did not always know how to express what I wanted from each vendor but I tried explaining the “feel” of what I was going for, if that makes sense. I wanted them to use their expertise to guide me in how I could achieve my vision… and they did!
What was your inspiration for your wedding details and/or design?
Vermont’s natural beauty was my inspiration. I wanted a tent in an open field in the middle of nowhere under the beautiful, unpolluted, Vermont skies with views of the most and brightest stars you have ever seen surrounded by my closest family and friends. It was important to us that we have the people we love most in the world experience the place that makes us feel happiest. We wanted to play off of the naturally beautiful setting our venue provided us. Lighting is very important to me – so the stars, the bonfire, the café lights, and the floating candles all worked to create that enchanting feel I was going for. We were thrilled to have the beautifully crafted farmhouse tables – there was no need for a runner. And the chiavari chairs added this amazing and elegant contrast. The heart and arrow theme just happened and we wanted to subtly implement that in the smaller details.
What was your favorite thing about your wedding?
Other than marrying the love of my life? J At the end of the night there was a moment when I looked around the tent at our families and friends completely intermingled, laughing, dancing, and desperately trying to light the heart shaped sparklers (they were stubborn sparklers) – it was so intimate and everyone looked so happy… that was my favorite thing. Well, that and my mum reprimanding me for dancing too close to the bonfire in my wedding dress. It was so funny and loving. I will always be the little girl my mother needs to keep in line.
What is your best piece of advice for other brides?
To do whatever you possibly can to relax, enjoy, and take it all in on your big day. You plan so much for so long and everything you have been thinking about and coordinating for months is finally happening; it actually felt surreal. The reality of it can be overwhelming. There will likely be a few things that don’t go exactly as planned and you just have to embrace it. Just breathe and enjoy – it’s your day!
I love the way Stephanie and Kevin embraced the beauty of their surroundings and used it as the inspiration for their wedding! And how adorable are those portraits with their dogs?! PS- I think every wedding should end with a bonfire, don’t you?
So tell me- what inspired you for your wedding design? Was it the location, or something else? I’d love to hear!
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