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April 6, 2017  TAGS:  LAKE  OUTDOOR  ELEGANT

Kristin & Walter | Highgate Springs, Vermont

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