A Relaxed and Intimate Celebration at Grand Isle Lake House

Tucked away in the Champlain Islands on the pristine waters of Lake Champlain, you’ll find the charming Grand Isle Lake House. This remarkable venue paints a picture of tranquility and charm, setting the stage for a romantic, intimate wedding like no other! When planning their wedding, Lucy and Russell knew Grand Isle Lake House would be the perfect backdrop for their vision of a laid back garden party celebration and we are excited to share it with you all today.

An Unforgettable Garden Party Wedding

In a world filled with extravagant wedding decor and elaborate themes, this garden party wedding at the Grand Isle Lake House embraced simplicity in the most beautiful way. Lucy and Russell, alongside their wedding planner Willow Hill Design Co., intentionally opted for a clean and minimalistic aesthetic, allowing the natural beauty of the Champlain Islands to take center stage during their ceremony.

A beautiful ground floral arch, designed by Clayton Floral, was made up lush greenery and soft hues of green, white, peach and purple.

We also have to take a moment to highlight the couple’s style. Lucy donned a sleek and timeless A line gown and a natural makeup look by Jennifer Perellie MakeupRussell went for a twist on his formal wear, sporting a green suit. The wedding party, on both sides, adorned hues of green, gray, and blue, which flawlessly accentuated the stunning surroundings of the outdoor nuptials.

An Intimate and Relaxed Reception

To get the party started, a  4- piece band played for guests on the Grand Isle Lake House’s scenic wraparound porch during cocktail hour.

Lucy and Russell’s August celebration was beautifully adorned with customized menus, floral bunting flags, and a dried wildflower escort display created by RH Design House, embodying the perfect balance of casual and elegance throughout the entirety of the day.

Over at the reception tent, a symphony of scents filled the air as terracotta pots filled to the brim with fresh lavender were placed strategically throughout. The vibrant purple hues of the lavender contrasted beautifully with the earthy tones of the pots, creating an eye-catching feature around the stage and dance floor. The décor, while grand in its display, was thoughtfully designed to amplify the natural charm of the venue rather than overshadow it.

Off to the side of the reception tent was a seating area complete with bistro lighting for guests looking to escape the lively dance floor and partake in casual conversation. As the night progressed, the laughter grew louder, the conversations deeper, and the connections stronger. 


This memorable gathering was more than just a wedding; it was a celebration of love and unity that is sure to be fondly remembered for years to come!

More on Grand Isle Lake House

Grand Isle Lake House is tucked away in the idyllic Champlain Islands. With beautiful views of Lake Champlain and the Adirondack Mountains, onsite accommodations and more, this wedding venue is a relaxing, lakeside oasis! The serene property boasts13 beautiful guest roomswith exquisite woodwork and historic details. The expansive wraparound porch offers a stunning 270 degree view and is large enough for ceremonies, cocktail hours, to plated, buffet or family style dinners.

Enhance Your Natural Beauty With Jennifer Perellie – Makeup Artist

Jennifer Perellie is an award-winning, internationally published professional freelance makeup artist. She focuses on enhancing the natural beauty of her clients. Known for flawless beauty makeup, Jennifer’s focus is on creating a look that results in the best version of you!


Venue: Grand Isle Lake House, Planning & Design: Willow Hill Design Co., Stationary: RH Designs VT,  Photography: The Light and Color, Florals: Clayton Floral, Catering: Let’s Pretend Catering, Bar: Fluid Bar Service, Band: The Cool Rulers, Rentals: Vermont Tent Company,  Lounge Rental: Wild Fern Boutique VT, Hair: Jessica Murphy Hair, Makeup: Jennifer Perellie Makeup

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