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Kristin & Walter Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Lakeside Elegant Black Tie Wedding | Highgate Springs, Vermont | Vermont Bride Magazine

Kristin and Walter, who goes by Woody, are avid travelers and they often take little weekend getaways when their schedule allows it. One such weekend, they headed to Amsterdam, in the Netherlands, for one such trip. After pushing through the jet lag Saturday morning, Kristin was ready to take a nap but Woody insisted they meet up with a tour group he had already paid for. As they stood waiting on a stunning bridge in the middle of Amsterdam, they spent a couple of minutes just taking in the beauty all around them. Kristin started to suspect there really was no tour group coming and then suddenly Woody got down on one knee and proposed! He had even arranged for a photographer to capture the entire thing and then they had an hour long engagement shoot around the city.

Kristin & Walter Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Lakeside Elegant Black Tie Wedding | Highgate Springs, Vermont | Vermont Bride Magazine

Kristin spent the first ten years of her life living in Vermont and even after her family moved to Florida they often vacationed at a summer camp in Highgate Springs. The family lake house is a beautiful spot and perfect for Kristin and Woody to hold their wedding. Having their celebration in a place that held so many childhood memories, set on a beautiful cliff overlooking the lake, was the perfect fit for the couple. The weather was gorgeous and every detail came together better than they had imagined. It was an intimate gathering of their closest friends and family with a balance of their love of the outdoors and Vermont, but still formal and elegant. 

Some of their favorite moments happen to have stemmed from mishaps. After all of the flowers died due to a heatwave, Kristin and her bridesmaids went out into the nearby fields and picked buckets of wildflowers. The flowers ended up being more beautiful than Kristin had imagined. While lighting off their wish lanterns some became caught in the trees. There was a brief panic that they would catch the trees on fire, but they eventually floated away in a beautiful display. The lanterns floated across the lake and into the water, which made for a stunning sight for all of their guests.

Kristin & Walter Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Lakeside Elegant Black Tie Wedding | Highgate Springs, Vermont | Vermont Bride Magazine

Kristin & Walter Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Lakeside Elegant Black Tie Wedding | Highgate Springs, Vermont | Vermont Bride Magazine

Kristin & Walter Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Lakeside Elegant Black Tie Wedding | Highgate Springs, Vermont | Vermont Bride Magazine

Kristin & Walter Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Lakeside Elegant Black Tie Wedding | Highgate Springs, Vermont | Vermont Bride Magazine

Kristin & Walter Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Lakeside Elegant Black Tie Wedding | Highgate Springs, Vermont | Vermont Bride Magazine

Kristin & Walter Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Vermont Bride Magazine | Lakeside Black Tie Wedding

featured professionalsVENUE: Private Family Lake House | PHOTOGRAPHER: Sarah Kjelleren and Bryant NormanCATERER & CAKE: Have Your Cake CateringMUSICIANS: Made In The ShadeWEDDING GOWN: Hayley PaigeHAIR & MAKEUP: Hope Gorman | TENT RENTALS: Fosters Tent Rental TRANSPORTATION: Charter Bus & Limos | WEDDING OFFICIANT: Carter Smith

 

Casey & Heather Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Same Sex Marriage | Intervale Barn Burlington Vermont | Vermont Bride Magazine

Casey and Heather met when they were both living in New York City.  After they started dating, they decided to move to Vermont together and Heather landed a great job there right away.  Casey needed to finish her school year teaching middle school Science in New York, so Heather moved to Vermont and lived with Casey’s parents.  They were apart for three months while Casey was finishing teaching.  During the time they were apart, Heather bought a ring and started planning a surprise proposal for when she returned to New York City to help Casey pack. When Heather got to the airport she got right in a cab to rush to their apartment to meet Casey and propose.  It felt like the longest cab ride ever because she was so nervous and they had been apart for so long. When Heather got there, she went up to the apartment, knocked on the door and got down on one knee with the ring out for when Casey opened the door.  As soon as Casey opened the door, Heather told Casey how much she loved her and asked her to marry her.  Casey was so surprised she responded “Is this for real?” before ultimately saying “yes.”  It was perfect!

It was important to Casey and Heather that they had a wedding where all of their guests felt relaxed and had the best time ever, without having to follow a strict wedding schedule. They also wanted an outdoor option, with an inside back-up space if the weather was less than ideal. The Intervale Barn had all of what they were looking for plus more, with a pond and plenty of space for an outdoor bar, food truck, lawn games. The barn also had a state of the art sound system and the tables and chairs were included. They had amazing BBQ from Smokin’ Butts BBQ, great beverages from TRU Spirits and they had to include Heady Topper and Focal Banger by the Alchemist Brewery where Casey works as a brewer.

Some of their favorite moments from the celebration were their first dance to “The Rose” by Bette Midler, which Heather sang quietly to Casey as they danced. Heather’s family from Indiana was able to come and she enjoyed spending time with them before the wedding, catching up and making them dinner at her and Casey’s house. Casey was also thrilled her entire family was able to attend - it made for a joyous occasion.

Casey and Heather’s advice for other couples planning their wedding is: “Some of the best advice I can give, is advice that was passed down to us by some of our friends and family.  Just enjoy the moments as they come.  It is easy to get bogged down with planning and details and trying to make everything perfect.  Perfect is in the eye of the beholder.  The point of the day is to celebrate your love for each other in the company of friends and family.  So long as that happens, it is perfect.  Take time throughout the wedding to pause and remember the moments as they come.  Don’t let the day fly by without enjoying each moment.  We are glad we took this advice because now we will have these cherished moments in our minds for years and years to come.”

Casey & Heather Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Same Sex Marriage | Intervale Barn Burlington Vermont | Vermont Bride Magazine

Casey & Heather Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Same Sex Marriage | Intervale Barn Burlington Vermont | Vermont Bride Magazine

Casey & Heather Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Same Sex Marriage | Intervale Barn Burlington Vermont | Vermont Bride Magazine

Casey & Heather Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Same Sex Marriage | Intervale Barn Burlington Vermont | Vermont Bride Magazine

Casey & Heather Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Same Sex Marriage | Intervale Barn Burlington Vermont | Vermont Bride Magazine

featured professionalsVENUE: Intervale Barn PHOTOGRAPHER: Timothy Estey Photography | CATERER: Smokin’ Butts BBQ | FLORIST: Stray Cat Flowers | DJ: Robert Hendrix | CUPCAKES: Sugar Bean Treats | WEDDING GOWNS: Casey’s Dress: J. Crew and Heather’s Dress: Touma’s Bridal | ALTERATIONS: The Tailor Shop | HAIR & MAKEUP: Studio Bellezza | VIDEOGRAPHER: Zoila Turcios | REHEARSAL DINNER: Halvorson’s Upstreet CaféTENT RENTALS: Vermont Tent Company | BAR RENTAL: TRU Spirits | WEDDING OFFICIANT: Heather McCoy | JEWELRY: Alchemy Jewelry