Springtime Wedding at the Sugarbush Resort

Sugarbush Resort is, of course, a huge ski destination in the winter, but it’s also the perfect venue for a May wedding! Liz and Nick had been together for ten years and engaged for three when COVID forced them to push their wedding an extra year. Everyone was SO excited to finally have their special day; plus, it was one of the first events post-Covid shut down and everyone was ready to party! Kelsey Regan Photography was there to capture it all. 

Both Liz and Nick went to college in Vermont and loved it so much they have chosen to build their life here post-college. They specifically chose Sugarbush Resort for their wedding so all of their guests could stay with them on the property. They were able to spend lots of quality time with their guests for the entire weekend and it made for a fun after-party!

bride and groom springtime wedding at Sugarbush Resort in Vermont

Bright Florals & Meaningful Wedding Details

Liz’s mom, Linda, is a florist, so flowers were a huge focus of the day – both for the ceremony and the reception. It was Linda’s dream to make these flowers ones to remember, and they certainly were! She designed an incredible arch with flowers covering the entire arch from start to finish. At the end of the aisle, there were big, bright arrangements atop two whiskey barrels. Everything from the bouquets to the table arrangements looks gorgeous for a spring wedding! Plus they complimented the unique floral bridesmaid dresses!

Liz and Nick are big hikers, so the entire day had a mountain theme. Each table was named after a Vermont mountain that they’ve hiked together. Next to each mountain sign was a photo of the couple at the summit of that mountain and the date that they hiked it. “Since we have been together for a decade, it wasn’t hard to collect 15 summit photos,” says Liz. We love this how this detail both compliments the ski resort venue and gives guests a glimpse into the couple’s life together! 

They also helped Justice of the Peace Greg Trulson write their ceremony because it was very important for the couple to have it be personalized with their love story. He knocked it out of the park and it was such a beautiful ceremony.

(Related Reading: How to Write Your Own Wedding Ceremony)

Spring Wedding at Sugarbush Resort

Using a ski resort in the “off-season” is a great option for Vermont weddings! The mountain views are a stunning backdrop to an outdoor ceremony! (Also take advantage of the ski lift for a photo opportunity!) Their guests had access to the entire property all weekend and got to enjoy all of the springtime activities at Sugarbush Resort! 

VENDORS: 

Venue: Sugarbush Resort, Photographer: Kelsey Regan Photography, Officiant: Greg Trulson, Videography: Dan Hopkins, Florals: Copper Leaf Floral Design, DJ: The Vermont DJ Co. Jim Companion, Make-Up: Hillary Fay Studios, Hair: Mallory Shangraw of Hairmasters, Desserts: Sweet Simone’s

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Fun-filled Wedding at Talta Lodge in Stowe, VT

Taylor and Zach’s goal for their wedding was to create a day where everyone had as much fun as possible! With the help of Sara Judith Events – that is exactly what happened! Talta Lodge in Stowe, VT was the perfect place for this fun-filled, summer wedding! Beyond Bliss Films was there to capture it all in a meaninful wedding fim.

bride and groom standing in front of neon sign with their last name

Outdoor Summer Wedding at Talta Lodge

Both the bride and groom were raised in Vermont and met at UVM. They moved to Boston after college where they got engaged, added dog Finley to their family and are now back living in Vermont!

They knew Talta Lodge, located in the heart of Stowe, VT, was the perfect wedding venue. Talta is a modern, boutique lodge with all of the cozy mountain vibes. The open outdoor grassy area allowed for a beautiful sailcloth tent to be the backdrop for the day, as well as a dog friendly ceremony space! We love when your fur baby can join in on the fun! 

(Related reading: How to Include Your Dog in Your Wedding)

Unique & Fun Vermont Wedding Vendors

Taylor and Zach worked alongside Sarah Judith Events to hire unique vendors to make their day  unique. The handmade wood fired pizzas were a huge hit followed by the Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream truck for dessert. They had a mix of elegant and traditional touches, with super fun and memorable experiences for their guests.

The couple’s goal of bringing energy to the dance floor was a success, every single guest was out of their chairs and up on that dance floor! Even though there were close to 200 guests in attendance, it somehow felt intimate with how much love was surrounding the couple. 

Beyond Bliss Films always does such a great job telling the story of the day from start to finish. It overcast day in Stowe, but as soon as the bride started walking down the aisle the clouds parted and the sun came out for the ceremony! Be sure to check out their wedding film below! 

VENDORS

Planning: Sara Judith Events, Videographer:  Beyond Bliss Films, Venue: Talta LodgePhotographer: Kerri McWadeCaterer: 802 Dinner Party & Open Hearth Pizza, Dessert: Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Truck, Wedding Cake:  Our Family Treats, Bar: 802 Cocktails, DJ: Kevin Thibault, Rentals:  Undercover Tents LLC 

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Adventurous Engagement Session Ideas

Whether you are proposing or planning your engagement photo session, we have some out-of-the-box adventurous engagement session ideas for the bold and fearless Vermont couples today!

My favorite thing about all of these sessions is the authenticity in each of these photos. Each couple is doing what they enjoy together in their photos – and their genuine excitement shines through! Scroll below and get inspired.

skiing engagement photos
Kelsey Regan Photography

Skiing and Snowboarding Engagement Photos

If you love to ski or snowboard, this is such a fun way to show off your love of the slopes. (Side note: I’m amazed how many Vermont wedding photographers can ski or snowboard while taking amazing photos!) The photos are always epic! 

Related: Tips for your winter engagement session.

adventurous skiing engagement session
Ben Hudson Photography
adventurous engagement session skiing down the mountain
Ben Hudson Photography
skiing engagement photos
Kelsey Regan Photography
skiing adventurous engagement session
Kelsey Regan Photography

Adventurous Engagement Session: Hiking

Hiking is a no-brainer way to add some adventure to your engagement session. There is no shortage of places to explore in the Green Mountain State! If you can find a hike with a waterfall or swimming hole to cool off in – even better. 

Plan on going early in the morning or around sunset to capture some amazing lighting!

Related: Golden Hour Hike Engagement Shoot

hiking couples with dogs at a waterfall for engagement photos
Kate Seymour
couple at a waterfall for adventurous engagement session
Kate Seymour
hiking engagement session
Jenna Brisson
adventurous engagement session hiking
Garren Tee Photography

Hot Air Balloon Ride Proposal

Talk about taking your love to new heights! This would be an amazing bucket list date for your engagement shoot or, in the case of this couple, an EPIC surprise proposal! 

hot air balloon proposal
Kelsey Regan Photography
hot air balloon surprise proposal
Kelsey Regan Photography

Urban Adventure

Exploring a new place is always an adventure, and Vermont has plenty of charming towns to discover.

In Burlington, we’d head to Church Street Marketplace and Waterfront Park. Or, head to your favorite ski town (maybe after hitting the slopes!) for an adventure.

 
snowy aadventurous engagement session in downtown Burlington VT
Keith Macdonald
adventurous engagement session in downtown Burlington VT
Keith Macdonald
Juniper Studios

Adventurous Engagement Session at the Carnival

If there is a local carnival or fair in town around the time of your engagement photos, why not take advantage? I think this would be such a fun idea! Hop on the Ferris wheel, ride the swings,  and play some games together! 

Related: This Vermont Carnival Engagement Shoot Is Sure to Make You Smile

Couple kissing in front of carousel at carnival engagement shoot in Vermont
MoHo Photo

Explore A Lake

Vermont has lots of lakes, and the water always is a great backdrop to use for your engagement photos. Depending on your mood, you could simply just walk on the beach and dip your toes in the water. (Splashing each other optional, but encouraged!) Or you can go all out and go swimming or ride in a canoe together!

adventurous engagement session with couples in a canoe
Kate Seymour
adventurous engagement session on a lake in a canoe
Kate Seymour Photography
Isora Lithgow Creations

Fly Fishing Adventurous Engagement Session

To be honest, I never would have thought a fly fishing engagement could be so romantic and sweet, but THIS IS SO CUTE. This couple’s love for each other and the outdoors shines through their gallery and I can’t get enough.

fly fishing unique engagement session
Garren Tee Photography

Just goes to show you that anything you love to do with your partner could be an amazing photoshoot. Be sure to talk to your photographer about your plans so they can prepare for how to best capture you in your element.

These adventurous engagement sessions are a special and unique way to make memories together while taking your engagement photos!

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