A Wildflower Inspired Wedding at Wilburton Inn

We are thrilled to share with you the wildflower-inspired wedding of Greg and Julie, set in the enchanting grounds of the Wilburton Inn,  located in Manchester Vermont. The captivating charm of the venue combined with the couple’s exceptional vision for a nature-themed celebration resulted in a wedding straight out of a storybook! Continue reading with us, as we dive into their journey, sharing unique wedding ideas and the all beautiful moments captured by Samantha Margaret Photography.

Love in Full Bloom

When Greg walked into his indoor cycling class at a Boston studio, he wound up with a better deal than he could’ve bargained for. He and one of the employees, Julie, caught each other’s eyes and hit it off instantly! He left that day after taking his first (and last) cycling class with a date to a Red Sox game. After many more dates, Greg proposed to Julie on a pier in Charleston as the sun set over the Boston skyline. 

Fast forward to wedding planning, Julie and Greg traveled to the Wilburton Inn, a 19th-century historic mansion nestled in the rolling hills of  Manchester, Vermont and knew it would be the perfect location to host friends and family for a wedding weekend.

A Fun-Filled Manchester Vermont Wedding

On the morning of their wedding, Julie and Greg met atop the mist-covered peak of Mount Equinox for an enchanting first look and intimate vow exchange. We experienced a lot of moody and rainy days during the 2023 wedding season here in Vermont, but these first look photos remind us that sometimes dreary weather can make for amazing memories- and images! Julie donned a whimsical Monique Lhuillier ballgown adorned with a delicate floral motif that perfectly matched her bouquet by Nancy Bishop Floral Design, and Greg’s suit.

Over at the Wilburton Inn, guests eagerly anticipated the start of Julie and Greg’s ceremony. With Julie’s sister serving as the officiant, the ceremony was delivered with a beautiful and heartfelt sentiment that was appreciated by all in attendance. Once pronounced husband and wife, Greg and Julie made their way up the aisle and headed towards a champagne tower, toasting to guests and officially kicking off cocktail hour.

With the help of wedding planners Gabrielle Wilson, and Locust Bloom, the Wilburton Inn’s wedding tent was transformed into a wildflower wonderland, blooming with luxe details. As guests entered the reception tent, they were greeted by a charming vintage wooden desk overflowing with an abundance of flowers, serving as both a seating chart and a captivating centerpiece. The watercolor name cards by Paigenco were thoughtfully crafted from wildflower seed paper, making for a sustainable and memorable wedding favor. (Perfectly on theme and so chic!) 

The upbeat songs of Clockwork East Coast filled the dance floor, keeping it packed with energy. To fully immerse herself in the rhythm, Julie changed into a different outfit to fully unleash her dancing skills.

The reception showcased a lavish dessert table featuring a magnificent flower-covered cake by Blackbird Cake Design, maple leaf-shaped cookies, and a delectable Ben & Jerry’s ice cream station, all which are wonderful nods to Vermont!

To wrap up the magical day, Julie and Greg drank espresso martinis with guests and had a sparkler send off. Throughout the entire wedding weekend, there was an abundance of heartfelt details, beaming smiles, and an outpouring of love. These sentiments radiate through the captured moments by Samantha Margaret Photography and we hope that they evoke the same joy in you. Our warmest congratulations to Julie and Greg.

A Manchester Vermont Wedding at Wilburton Inn

The Wilburton Inn is a 30-acre historic estate. The mansion is the centerpiece for a full weekend celebration with an outdoor ceremony on the grand lawn, cocktail hour at our patio bar, and receptions for 200+ in our Vermont Marble Pavilion Tent. We provide onsite lodging for 100+ guests with a pool, tennis, and lawn games. Located in the beautiful town of Manchester, Vermont there are also ample outdoor activities, restaurants and shopping to discover just minutes away.

Vendors:

Venue & Catering: The Wilburton Inn, Planning: Gabrielle Wilson, and Locust Bloom, Photography: Samantha Margaret Photography, Florals: Nancy Bishop Floral Design, Cake: Blackbird Cake Design, Band: Clockwork East Coast, Hair & Makeup: Bespoke Salon Suite,  Rentals: Vermont Tent Company, Stationery & Signage: Paigenco, Dress: Monique Lhuillier from L’Elite Bridal in Massachusetts.

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