Intimate Summer Restaurant Wedding in Vermont

Posted by Kim on Aug 14, 2012

Helen & Bob

July 21

New Haven, Vermont


Q&A with the Bride:

Which three details of your wedding were your favorites?

  1. The exact location of the ceremony, which was next to the pond.  We went back and forth several times about the exact location, and the final location was picked the morning of the wedding with the bride’s hair in curlers.
  2. The table settings with the flowers that Christine Snell made for the tables and cake. I also loved the cookie favors I had made with embroidery icing.
  3. The little rocks we used as place cards. Bob and I had picked them up from the shore of the 100 year old family vacation cottage, on Thompson’s Point, the year before.  We asked guests to say a prayer or wish for us on their rock and return them to the shore. That way our wedding would be part of the family cottage forever.

If you could offer one piece of advice for other couples planning their wedding, what would it be?

After planning, and helping to plan, two weddings, two years in a row [Helen’s daughter got married last year] we learned to go with what you love. Don’t second guess yourself. It always comes together in the end.

Give us the one moment in your wedding day you can’t stop thinking about.

The moment we saw each other just before the wedding. When Bob turned around, he just let out this big “ohh” with a big smile on his face. It was a really sweet moment.


Photography: Ampersand Wedding Photography | Venue and Reception Flowers: Tourterelle Inn | Ceremony Flowers: Bloomers Garden Flowers | Invitations: Loft Life Press