Modern Meets Traditional At This Mad River Valley Wedding

The captivating beauty of a summer wedding in Vermont never gets old. Especially when held at a beautiful private residence, creating a warm and intimate setting that instantly makes guests feel at home! Our team is excited to share with you all Kat and DJ’s beautiful Mad River Valley wedding. This special celebration was filled with timeless accents that blended seamlessly with modern touches, perfectly mirroring the unique style of the happy couple.  Continue reading for all the details and incredibly fun shots from Gold Wing Photography.

Exchanging Vows in the Comfort of Home

The charming setting for Kat and DJ’s special day was the family home of Kat’s parents, nestled in the verdant beauty of Vermont’s Mad River Valley. The couple’s photographer, Lillian of Gold Wing Photography, shared with us that she photographed Kat’s sister’s wedding in the same location just a few years prior. What a beautiful and full circle moment!

During the ceremony, emotions ran high with tears, singing, and laughter. In a moment of lightheartedness, the couple’s rings fell off their four-legged ring bearer, resulting in a comical search through the grass. (Don’t worry, the rings were found!)

The ceremony also included Greek traditions, like symbolic Stefana crowns, connected by a singular ribbon, representing Kat and DJ’s unity as a newly married couple.

Saying ‘I Do’ In Style

From the decor to outfits, the goal of a luxe yet timeless aesthetic was certainly achieved! Kat wore a modern gown by Chosen by Kyha, complete with fingerless gloves and a sleek bun. DJ was dressed to the nines with an ivory suit and black accessories.

After the ceremony, it was time for photos and we absolutely adore the vintage mustang! It adds such a fun detail to an already exciting day and you can tell Kat and DJ had a blast posing in it.

Inside the reception tent, guests were greeted with twinkling lights, luxe florals beautifully crafted by Heavenscent Floral Art and deep green and gold accents. After a quick outfit change, Kat and DJ took the dance floor as newlyweds with an upbeat first dance that got everyone up on their feet.

Amid dinner, friends and family rose one after another to honor the newlyweds with sincere and heartfelt toasts. Each oration was a glimpse into Kat and DJ’s journey, a cherished memory or anecdote, that reiterated the depth of their love for one another. When it came time for desserts, The Goose Chase Cake Design delighted everyone’s tastebuds with a delicious dessert table.

The core of Kat & DJ’s wedding celebration was undeniably the bond of family. The affection that exuded from each relative was contagious, infusing the entire celebration with unparalleled warmth. All generations, from grandparents to siblings and cousins, enthusiastically participated in the joyful occasion. A truly special day filled with love, laughter and lots of happy tears that is sure to be remembered for years to come!


Photographer: Gold Wing Photography, Wedding Planner: Emma Bogardus of By Emma B, Rentals: Rentals By EB, Florist: Heavenscent Floral Art, Catering: Nomadic Chef, Cake: The Goose Chase Cake Design, Band: Alex Miller Band, Bride’s Dress: Chosen by Kyha.

Capture Your Love Story With Gold Wing Photography

Gold Wing Photography is a Vermont wedding photographer focusing in story driven, editorial and documentary-style wedding photography. Our mission? To ensure that you end up with not just pictures, but cherished moments of your wedding day, each one encapsulating an emotion, a feeling, a memory. 

Add Sweetness To Your Celebration With The Goose Chase Cake Design

The Goose Chase Cake Design is a full service cake design and dessert company located in the Mad River Valley. They specialize in custom designed wedding and special occasion cakes and also build delectable dessert tables if cake is not your style! Each dessert is made entirely from scratch using fresh and local ingredients to create well balanced layers of flavors to suit any palate.

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