Purple and Pearls: A Vintage-Inspired Wedding in Sharon, Vermont

Cody and Madison wanted the perfect combination of old and new for their wedding to build a unique vintage chic aesthetic. The small details of their wedding at Gobeille Farm really came to life in their photographs by Sean Hood Photography, who made sure not to miss anything from their detailed wedding. From the lovingly restored barn that served as the perfect venue, to the charming DIY decorations that added a personal touch, every element of Cody and Madison’s wedding tells a story. Join us as we delve into the magic of their beautiful celebration and congratulate the newlyweds on their perfect day!

Modern Romance: Finding Forever on Tinder

Seven years ago, Cody and Madison met on Tinder, and he had the perfect response to her bio that said,  “tell me your favorite joke.”  From his response, Madison knew that he was the one that she wanted to spend the rest of her life with. For their engagement, Cody planned a surprise vacation for them in New Hampshire, and refused to tell Madison where they were going or how long they were staying there. He proposed on a deck overlooking the beautiful Lake Sunapee.

Reflecting on the playful question from Madison’s dating profile, the couple had a clear vision when it came time to plan their wedding. They knew they wanted to create a joyful atmosphere, where guests felt at ease to laugh and indulge in some lighthearted fun.

A Pastel Summer Wedding Full of Purples & Vintage Charm

The morning of the wedding, everyone got ready at the property’s farmhouse, which was a great example of the vintage charm that the couple was looking for. Madison’s makeup was done by Sweet Face Beauty Company and her hair was done by Over the Wildmoon Salon.

Growing up, Madison had always been obsessed with the color purple and with pearls, so she decided to base the entire wedding around that theme. At first, Madison attempted to go for a trendy burnt orange color scheme, but we love that she stuck with her favorite color for her big day. All of the little details of this wedding are absolutely stunning including but not limited to: the mismatched purple glasses that adorned reception tables, the pearls in Madison’s hair (and veil!), and the purple seals on the cards denoting seating for the reception. 

For the ceremony, the couple chose to host it on a lawn outside on the farm, with a pergola adorned by a draped purple sash and florals beautifully crafted by Vermont wedding florist M’s Weddings Flowers. Emily, the couple’s florist, did an excellent job of incorporating Madison’s purple into all of the bouquets, maintaining a cohesive theme for the entire wedding. Emily also created a small pocket boutonniere for the inside of Cody’s front jacket pocket, which added an extra matching touch for the couple. (This is a growing menswear trend that we are loving!)

Cody and the groomsmen looked especially dashing in their light gray suits with pastel purple floral patterned ties. We love how they used McNeil and Reedy, a family-owned Vermont business for their suits. The bridesmaids wore lavender dresses in a variety of cuts, which allowed them to all look stunning and confident. Despite messing up her vows during the ceremony, Madison realized that something like that did not ruin their wedding day and everyone got a good laugh out of it. Another personal touch that Madison added was finding vintage hankies for everyone to use during the ceremony, which added to the vintage feel of the venue. 

An Iconic and Lively Wedding Reception

The bridal party had an absolutely iconic entrance that brought the couple’s reception to life. Madison’s brother and college roommate spent months planning for it, and decided to be birds (no one knows why). Her brother wore a blow-up eagle costume, and her college roommate wore light-up wings – which were a fun touch on the dance floor later that night.

To keep guests fueled for their fun-filled evening, the couple enlisted in Bloods Catering and Party Rental and 802 Cocktail Service. When it was time to truly get the party started, DJ Big Handsome was ready with music to bring everyone onto the dance floor! We love the fun accessories that guests and the couple used at their receptions, including colorful heart-shaped sunglasses and blow-up guitars. 

As the night grew on, Madison and Cody tended to everyone’s dessert cravings. Palmer Lane Maple came with their famous creemee truck, and it was a hit, especially in the warm summer weather. Madison and Cody were even allowed to help serve their guests, and they loved getting the chance to be inside the truck, interacting with their guests differently. Sweet Vermont Treats brought Madison’s vision to life with a white cake that was covered in pearls- proving that something can be equal parts stunning and delicious!

This special day was all made possible with Madison and Cody’s vision and with the help of their stellar wedding planner, Katie of The Hoppy Wife. Together the crew did a great job of bringing Madison’s pearlescent lavender fantasy to life. The couple succeeded in having a fun filled wedding with many elegant, vintage-inspired details. Congratulations Madison and Cody!


Venue: Gobeille Farm, Photography: Sean Hood Photography, Planner: Katie Hopkins – The Hoppy Wife, Florals: M’s Wedding Flowers, Caterer/rentals: Bloods Catering and Party Rental Bar, Service: 802 Cocktail Service, Ice Cream Truck: Palmer Lane Maple, DJ: DJ Big Handsome,  Makeup Artist: Sweet Face Beauty Company, Hair Stylist: Over the Wildmoon Salon, Dessert: Sweet VT treats, Suits: McNeil and Reedy, Transportation: Butler Bus Service.

Capture Your Vermont Wedding with Sean Hood Photography

Your special day is something that deserves the utmost attention and care in capturing each and every moment. Sean Hood Photography is a Vermont wedding photographer focused on capturing the beauty of each couple’s unique wedding celebration with a relaxed demeanor.  Sean’s photography style is very flexible and his overall goal is to serve you with as much guidance as you request. Everyone dreams of their perfect wedding; let Sean photograph all the beauty you can cherish for years to come!

Beautiful and Unique Wedding Flowers in Vermont by Ms Wedding Flowers

M’s Wedding Flowers offers a wide range of wedding floral packages and takes pride in working with every couple and budget out there. Couples can choose from bridal and bridesmaids bouquets, boutonnieres/pocket squares & corsages for the bridal party and family, as well as arbor flowers and centerpieces. Emily also offers other services such as flower crowns, petals, detail box flowers, candles, and cake flowers to ensure no detail of your special day is overlooked.

Vermont Wedding Cakes & Desserts by Sweet Vermont Treats

Sweet Vermont Treats started as an at-home-baker and has since turned into full-blown bakery located in Barre, Vermont. Head baker, Karli, and her team offer a large variety of wedding desserts couples can choose from for their Vermont wedding! In addition to signature wedding cakes, they serve cupcakes, tarts, brownies, and other delectable desserts, perfect for making a large wedding dessert table. When your wedding day is over, you can visit their bakery in Barre to satisfy your sweet tooth 5 days a week.

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