Lauren and Ian had the most magical day recently at the Woodstock Inn & Resort. While the couple no longer resides in the Upper Valley of Vermont and New Hampshire, this is where their relationship began over 10 years ago as students at Dartmouth College.
The two love the outdoors and opted for a “black tie garden ceremony” at Kelly Way Gardens, a new ceremony location at the Woodstock Inn & Resort with Lauren’s father officiating. Ian’s parents, two talented architects designed their wedding monogram seen throughout the day from their wedding invitations to a live garden wall at their reception.
The couple worked with Birds of a Flower to create a soft and romantic feel by hanging chandeliers covered in vines and using Simon Pearce glassware throughout. Using Simon Pearce glassware throughout and having their rehearsal dinner at the restaurant had special meaning since the couple dined at Simon Pearce restaurant on their first Valentine’s date.
The two wanted to create a guestbook that would keep the magic of their wedding alive for years to come. They asked guests to write notes and place them in numbered envelopes to represent the years of their marriage to be opened on their anniversaries for the next fifteen years.
The couple surprised their guests with a salsa dance in the middle of their first dance, a nod to Ian’s Cuban heritage. Afterward, the couple took some time away from the celebration to sneak in a few sunset portraits. While whisking the couple away to another location during the reception is not always easy, it proved very worthwhile as they got to watch the sunset go down behind the Vermont mountains and dance barefoot before heading back to join their guests for a night of celebrating.
BIG congrats Lauren and Ian and thank you for letting me be a part of your perfect day!
Click HERE to Vibrant Films video of the day.
Ceremony | Kelly Way Gardens Woodstock Inn & Resort
Reception | Lawn Tent at Woodstock Inn & Resort
Tent Rental | Rain or Shine Tents
Wedding Planning & Coordination | Day of Joy Events Kristen Joy Miller
Entertainment | Clockwork New England