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Brittany & Don Destination Wedding Inspiration | Caribbean Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

What was the proposal like? We traveled to Quebec City for New Year’s Eve and stayed in a beautiful suite at Chateau Frontenac overlooking the St. Lawrence River.  Four years earlier we had spent our first New Year’s Eve together in Quebec City, so it already held a special place in our hearts as we had the most fun and romantic experience where we reminisced about returning.  Soon after we arrived and settled into our beautiful room there was a knock on the door and to my surprise, Don had coordinated for my sister to join us to spend her first night away from her 3-month-old baby in Quebec City for New Year’s Eve and to celebrate our engagement.  I was surprised with dinner reservations that evening at Le Saint-Amour where we had dined four years earlier, which is also rated in the top ten of Canadian traveler’s favorite dining restaurants and an icon of Quebec gastronomy.  We opted for the Chef’s menu with wine pairing as we had done in the past, which quickly turned our evening into a full dining event.  By the end of the dinner we were all so full that the thought of one more course was almost unbearable, but dessert was served with a note on my plate and Don getting down on one knee to pop the question.  It almost felt as though the other restaurant goers were in on the surprise because they all stopped eating to watch us in our moment and they broke out into a huge applause congratulating and celebrating with us.  We then spent two more days in Quebec City and quietly enjoyed our recent engagement only sharing the news with our closest friends and family.  It wasn’t until we returned from our trip that we published the news on social media as we wanted to spend our time in Quebec City living in the moment and celebrating our excitement with just each other.

How did you choose your venue? We both knew that we would prefer a more intimate wedding with our closest friends and family, which is why we decided on hosting a destination wedding.  I was more hesitant about planning a destination wedding as I knew that some of our loved ones would not be able to go and I also knew that the distance could be difficult for planning purposes.  When I began my venue search, I realized that I couldn’t imagine our wedding any other way than on a beach, which led us to our choice in celebrating in Barbados.

Brittany & Don Destination Wedding Inspiration | Caribbean Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

 

Romantic Pink Wedding Inspiration | Antique and Elegant Wedding Inspiration | Vermont Bride Magazine

A magnificent 17th century villa, cosily perched on a hilltop overlooking the green Umbrian valleys, makes for a stunning backdrop for this wedding inspiration. An delicate blend of freshness, delicate pastel shades, and a touch of elegance, but not too lavish.The marble work gleams in the sunshine creating well defined volumes; the details of the internal decor and the elegance of the original, antique wallpaper took us back in time to the pomp and splendour of life in an authentic Italian country Villa. The gown is a sheer, white classic gown, with just a crystal band around the waist – a perfect compliment to the beautiful surroundings . An antique veranda with splendid marble effect frescoes and romantic decor from the 1800s are alone a wonderful work of art, gloriously illuminated by an enormous glass window that overlooks the Italian style gardens. Despite being elaborately set, the table maintains a quality of lightness thanks to the clear glass tableware and the soft, delicate flowers of white hydrangeas, ranunculi, tulips, English roses and carnations.

Romantic Pink Wedding Inspiration | Antique and Elegant Wedding Inspiration | Vermont Bride Magazine

September 15, 2017  TAGS:  INN  WINTER  INSPIRATION

Amanda & Ben | Brandon, Vermont

 

Amanda &  Ben Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Country Inn Wedding at the Lilac Inn | Cozy Vermont Wedding at a Country Inn | Vermont Bride Magazine

 

How and where did you meet? Benjamin and I met in Philadelphia at the, now closed 941 Theatre, on New Year’s Eve 2008. It was love at first sight. I thought he was so handsome! We were friends for a few years, then started dating long-distance in 2011, i was in Vermont and he was in Philadelphia, I eventually moved to Philadelphia by the end of that summer.

What was the proposal like? Benjamin proposed on Christmas morning in our living room in Philadelphia. It was just the two of us and it was so personal and romantic I still can’t believe how surprised I was. It was so special!

Amanda &  Ben Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Country Inn Wedding at the Lilac Inn | Cozy Vermont Wedding at a Country Inn | Vermont Bride Magazine