After Cyndie and Josh were put in charge of the same account at the ad agency they worked at—she was the project manager, he was the art director—they could feel a special connection. Countless laugh filled chats, long hours battling deadlines, and after work beers, they were officially more than just work associates. Both Josh and Cyndie love adventures and spending time in nature, so it was a very special place that Josh chose to propose. Lake Pemaquid Campground in Maine is where Cyndie, her father, and sister have been camping for the last twenty-six years. When she and Josh rented a cabin there for a relaxing weekend getaway Josh took the opportunity to propose on the beach of their usual site, number 41, with the lake and fall leaves surrounding them.
Originally the couple actually assumed they would marry in Maine, but recently both of their sisters were married at their childhood spots. Wanting to keep those locations special to them, Cyndie and Josh decided to officially start their life together in a place that reflected them as a couple. Their first trip together was to Burlington, Vermont - where neither had been before. They spent the weekend exploring the town’s boutiques, artists, and restaurants, and were instantly hooked. Since then the couple have traveled to Vermont many times, so it was a natural choice to host their wedding there.
Cyndie and Josh describe themselves as simple and casual, so they took to the internet in search of small, rustic venues for their wedding. They spent a busy two-day trip exploring six different venues, the last being Blueberry Hill in Goshen, Vermont. They instantly knew it was the one. It was the perfect combination of casual yet beautiful, rustic yet updated, charming yet elegant. The fact that the inn also featured a classically trained chef, and a charming resident pug named Wheezer, clinched it for them.
Their theme of rustic, country, with fall colors went perfectly with the feel of the venue. With the beautiful green mountains in the backdrop, they chose small, simple details that would accentuate the natural beauty around them. They scoured yard sales for mismatched antique dinner and salad plates and hand made centerpieces of fall flowers in mason jars. In fact, everything from the card box to the cake stand and popcorn bar featured wooden accents that were hand crafted by Cyndie and Josh. Their favors of s’mores kits with raspberry, caramel, and coconut marshmallows rounded out the woodsy theme.
Their wedding reflected their crafty side, but the piece de resistance was a fully functioning 80s style arcade, which they completely refurbished and resurfaced with rustic scrap wood pieces stamped with their favorite childhood video games. At the end of the night their guests enjoyed a mouth-watering display of donuts instead of cake, and a s’mores filled bonfire.
Cyndie and Josh’s advice for other couples: “Don’t be afraid to be different. We made a LOT of choices that other people thought were untraditional or just plain odd. You might start to doubt those decisions as the day comes closer, but WAIT. Don’t lose sight of the fact that everything that will make your day unique about YOU as a couple will be the very same things that people will remember the most.”
featured professionals | PHOTOGRAPHER: Ben Hudson Photography | TENT RENTALS: Celebration Rentals | VENUE, CATERING: Blueberry Hill Inn | BAR SERVICES: Two Brothers Tavern | ACCOMMODATIONS: Blueberry Hill Inn, Brandon Inn, Chipman Inn, and the Marriott | DJ: APQ Production | DONUTS: Big Picture Theater | WEDDING GOWN & ALTERATIONS: Bride’s Choice | HAIR STYLIST: Morgan Trombley, Saje Salon | MAKEUP STYLIST: Stacey Greene, Saje Salon | WEDDING OFFICIANT: Diane Mott
This beautiful royal couple wedding inspiration, from Rebecca Marie Photography, is truly fit for Cinderella and Price Charming. With gorgeous dark and light blues, elegant fillagree details, and scrumptious looking desserts topped with royal icing.
featured professionals | PHOTOGRAPHER: RebeccaMarie Photography | CAKE DESIGNER: Astonishing Cakes llc | BAKERY: d'Eclair! Pastry | FLORAL DESIGNER: Flowers Forever Design | LINENS AND COVERINGS: La Tavola Fine Linen | EVENT PLANNER: La Vie le Gage Couture Events Wedding Planning | EVENT VENUE: The Chateaux at Fox Meadows | EVENT DESIGNER: Vintage Rentals Denver