Lindsay and Patrick chose Morrisville, Vermont for their white wedding set to the backdrop of snow. As we head into spring, this may be our last chance for a snowy reception! Lindsay and Patrick shared with us their story.
“Lindsay and I met in college and have spent much time in Vermont over the past eight years. We chose to have the reception at the Maple House Inn which is located in the quaint little town of Morrisville, just outside of Stowe, VT. The owners of the inn, Rick and Lynn, worked extremely hard to make the celebration as amazing as it was.”
“For the sake of accommodating all of our friends and family, we decided to split the celebration into two nights: the ceremony was open-invitation which was followed by a reception for family; the following day was a New Year’s Eve party. We wanted to create an experience for our friends beyond the traditional wedding reception because they had supported us for so many years. The choice, however, wasn’t entirely selfless, as they also tend to cultivate a hell of a good time wherever they are. We couldn’t think of a better way to bring in the New Year than with these friends and family, and directly on the heels of getting married.”
“The unique layout of the Maple House Inn helped us plan the event and disperse the amount of guests on both nights. The cocktail hour was held in the indoor pool room which is adorned with a fiber-optic display of the milky way across the ceiling. The movie theatre, which is reminiscent of an opera house with its vaulted ceiling, gold textured wallpaper and velvet seating, hosted a looped slideshow of friends and family. The main room of the house provided a simplistic, yet elegant, setting for the seated dinner with its lit, coffered ceiling, snow-covered windows, an immense stone fireplace, and a centralized foyer of glass doors which housed the delicious cake made by a family friend.”
“After a delicious meal from Rick’s Catering, everyone pitched in to change the room into a dance floor. This little project brought the families together in a unique way, and it got people up and moving. Lindsay’s brother, Colby, passed around apple cider moonshine and rye whiskey, which was a great help in motivating people to the dance floor.”
“New Year’s Eve, on the other hand, became a celebration unto itself with family and friends, ice luge and dancing, conversation and gliding across the pool on inflatable swans. We feel blessed to have had a wedding celebration extend two nights to include everyone we love and are thankful to so many people for helping to make it happen and for supporting us.”
Congratulations to the newlyweds!
Destination Wedding Photographer: Erica Camille
Wedding Vendors: Wedding Dress: Bliss by Monique Lhuillier, Bride’s Lace Jacket: Sewly Yours Bridal, Caterer: Rick’s Catering, DJ: Elite Entertainment, Flowers: Howard’s The Flower Shop, Location: Maple House Inn, Maple Syrup Favors: Butternut Mountain Farm