Weddings

Black Dog Affairs

Burlington, VT View map

About

"At Black Dog Affairs we celebrate love. All love. And for us, there’s nothing better." Leah Stewart (she/her) | Owner & Principal Planner

Black Dog Affairs is an environmentally-conscious, Vermont-experiential event production company. Our clients welcome guests to Vermont from all over the world to experience Vermont through their eyes. Black Dog Affairs works directly with clients and vendors to host extraordinary events and grand celebrations in a sustainable fashion.

Black Dog Affairs is an inclusive, anti-racist business and welcomes all races, genders, sexualities, and religions. Black Dog Affairs is also a proud woman and minority-owned business.

SERVICES

Full-service planning with on-site representation: We're most efficient when we can truly get to know our clients without barriers, so with this we offer unlimited consultation. Black Dog Affairs will also serve as the lead contact for all your vendors, working closely to coordinate and finalize details with each. Additionally, as we navigate COVID-era weddings, the health and safety of your guests and vendors will be top-of-mind for the entirety of your wedding weekend.


Virtual consultation: This is a great option when you need assistance with a certain aspect of your planning, from selecting a venue to coordinating details with various vendors.

  • Asian-owned
  • Pacific Islander-owned
  • Woman-owned

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you offer an hourly rate?

Yes

What wedding events do you provide services for?

Ceremony
Reception
Rehearsal Dinner

What wedding planning services do you offer?

Budget Analysis
Event Design
Full Planning
Guest List Creation
Partial Planning
Timelines
To-Do Lists
Vendor Referrals

What weddings do you have experience planning?

Civil
Cultural
Destination
Elopement
Eco-Friendly
Non-Religious
Religious

How many planners are on your team?

1

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    Hannah T. Married on 07/24/2021
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    Absolutely Amazing!

    Leah Stewart from Black Dog Affairs is an absolute gem! Hiring her was the best decision we made when beginning our wedding planning process back in July 2019. Within the first minutes we met her, she shared with us that she wants to build a sanctuary of love for her clients. We knew at that moment that Leah was the perfect wedding planner for us! We had the intention of getting married in July 2020, but the pandemic changed our plans. Leah helped us transition everything seamlessly to July 2021, and our wedding was an absolute dream. Leah is very easy to talk to and is amazing at communicating with the couples she is working with. She has so many connections to vendors in Vermont and helped set us up with the ones that would help carry out our dream wedding. She did an amazing job at reaching out to our vendors and coordinated what needs to happen for the big day. She took a lot off our plate and allowed us to enjoy the joys of being engaged. On the day of our wedding, Leah made sure everything was in place and all we needed to do was show up and enjoy our special day. Most importantly, Leah is a friendly, patient, and kind person. Anyone who has Leah with them on their wedding day will be in amazing hands!
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    Michele Married on 09/22/2018
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    M.O.B.-full wedding planning contract with Black Dog Affairs

    Our daughter and son-in-law have a farm on an island in Lake Champlain. Their dream was to have a DIY kind of wedding on their land, featuring their pasture-raised pork and hosting some 180 guests from all over the country. Given their hectic lives, the mother and father of the bride felt we needed help to pull off such an event successfully. After considerable research, we chose Jackie and Leah of Black Dog Affairs to help us. Initially, they advised us on some of the big decisions like the tent rental and the photographer, but as the wedding date drew near, they also became very proactive in asking the questions we needed to answer about all the little details of the wedding. At the same time, they were fielding all kinds of questions both from us and the wedding couple, doing the research that no one had the time to do, e.g., lighting a walking path through a rugged farm field, sprucing up a bunch of portable toilets, etc. With their experience and expertise, we arrived at the wedding date confident that every detail was covered, and we all could thoroughly enjoy ourselves. That is exactly what happened. Leah and Jackie worked tirelessly and quietly “behind the scenes” so that everything was perfect—the arrangement of the tables, the display of flowers, and the guest book. Also we had a slideshow to present and setting that up in a remote tent was tricky. Luckily, Jackie confidently claimed “I got this” and sure enough, the show went off without a hitch.
    Many of us only host one or two weddings in our lifetimes. Most of us learn what works from trial and error. Hiring Jackie and Leah brought their experience and expertise to the table, and that, in turn, enabled us to relax and really enjoy the days leading up to the wedding and the wedding itself. We are most grateful! Thanks again, Jackie and Leah!!!
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    Erin S. Married on 09/08/2018
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    We love BDA!

    Jackie and Leah were a fantastic resource during the entire planning process, and invaluable during the weekend of the event. They really made things run smoothly so we could enjoy the big day with our guests. They were amazing!

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner

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1488 North Ave Burlington, VT, 05401
8022307664
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