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Jon & Wray’s VT Wedding

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In my opinion, what makes a wedding great is if the bride a groom really stride to make it as personal as possible.  Jon and Wray did that incredibly well.  Our welcome packet at the hotel included a booklet which had the typical (and much-needed) “area attractions” and “schedule of events” . . . but it also included a homemade crossword puzzle that Jon and Wray put together.  The questions included where they first met, where they got engaged, what was their favorite vegetable, etc. Mike and I did pretty well answering most, but it definitely made me want to spend more time with them to “fill in the blanks”.  Their ceremony was also incredibly heartfelt and warm.  Instead of writing their own vows they had the pastor read letters that they wrote to each other.  I don’t think there was a dry eye in the church.  The reception that followed didn’t let me down.  They had beautiful pictures of their families that stretched across a huge table, a really fun photobooth with a collection of props from their childhood . . . and the speeches . . . don’t even get me started. 

So yes . . . I did go there after a sleepless week and was mentally exhausted from earnings season maddness . . . but I left feeling energized and really thankful that I got to be a part of such a special weekend for these two.

The view from our room at the Claybrook at Sugarbush Mountain.  The rehersal dinner and welcome party on Fri night were in the blue barn to the right.

We had breakfast both mornings at the Big Picture Theater and Cafe.  Why you ask?  Because they make their own maple glazed doughnuts that are like crack.

The cows were very interesting in VT . . . it was like they have sheep fur.  Furry cows – loved them. 🙂

The new Mr & Mrs.  They had us throw lavender (you know, because it’s a flower and we are in VT . . . one of the greenest states in the country!)

Such a cute little church. 

The reception was at the Roundbarn in Warren, VT.  The food was all organic and local and was incredible (right down to the carrot cake wedding cake with maple cream cheese icing).

Cocktail hour downstairs.

Reception upstairs.

Everyone pretty much danced the entire night (how else were we going to work off that incredible maple cream cheese icing?).  Great band.

In case you didn’t have enough maple this weekend – they gave some as the favor to bring home.

The snow gently fell during the reception.  When we were leaving there was a dusting on the ground. I wore the shawl (and the only dress that wasn’t black!) mom-mom made me for our wedding.  Actually, the mother-of-the-bride would like the pattern.  Do we still have that?

Waking up the next morning there was more than a dusting!

Chet said that his Aunt Cathy really tired him out this weekend!

He’s such a little pumpkin. 🙂

Written by bevanddara

November 1, 2011 at 8:33 am

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