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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BEST OF 2021: Location

Vermont may be a small state, but we have an impressive, long list of beautiful locations to get married! From the shores of Lake Champlain to the tops of the Green Mountains … and everywhere in between… there are a variety of venues to set the stage for your romantic wedding. Here are a few of the best places couples exchanged vows in 2021.

Love this story? We’re sharing our “semi finalist” picks on Instagram. Go check it out for even more inspiration!

Mountains Majesty

Sparkling waters and sweeping mountain views make The Equinox Resort’s pond one of the most romantic, majestic to tie the knot. (Photo: Kelsey Regan Photography)

The barn and firepit at dusk at Lareau Farm Inn in Vermont

Home Away From Home

With lodging on site, a cozy firepit, and plenty to explore, the Lareau Farm Inn makes you feel like you’re at home – if you’re home was really, really cool. (Photo: Hannah Photography)

Lakeside & Lovely

With views overlooking Lake Champlain, sparkling aquariums and more, ECHO is a unique, modern setting for a true Vermont wedding. (Photo: Madison Anne Studio)

Backyard Bliss

From getting ready at the elegant Inn at Burkyn to a lovely backyard celebration, this wedding in the mountains is a total stunner. (Video: Beyond Bliss Films)

Bride and groom walking down country road in Vermont in the fall

Falling For You

With rolling hills and colorful foliage, Sterling Ridge Resort sets the scene for a truly lovely Vermont wedding. (Photo: Cait Borgault Photography)

Garden Romance

A gorgeous barn and colorful, sprawling gardens …it’s no wonder Farmhouse Flowers is one of the best backdrops for a Vermont wedding! (Photo: Danielle Allendorf)

 

Riding High

If you fell in love with Vermont for the skiing, you are going to love Sugarbush Resort‘s mountain top ceremony location and iconic “Just Married” chair lift sign. (Photo: Jenna Brisson)

 
Bride and groom walking up a hill at sunset with dramatic clouds and mist

Edge of the World

How breathtaking is this image? It looks like the couple is in the middle of an epic, romantic movie (but really they’re at private home in Shelburne, Vermont). (Photo: Ben Hudson Photography)

Into the Woods

This couple tied the knot under a canopy of trees at The Inn at Weathersfield before celebrating dinner in the quaint, romantic Inn. (Photo: Kate Seymour Photography)

 
Bride and groom on the lawn at VT historic estate

Bridgertons in Vermont

The Hildene’s splendor and elegance is unmatched and the views are unparalleled. It’s definitely one the best! (Photo: Juniper Studios

 

Perfect Pairing

The rolling hills and vineyard at Maquam Barn and Winery are the perfect pairing for a romantic wedding. (Photo: Danielle Allendorf)

 
 

Thank you to everyone who submitted for the Best of 2021 series! Don’t forget to check out our “semi finalists” on Instagram, and sign up for our newsletter to get each Best of post emailed to you weekly this month!

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Quick recap: what is Vermont Weddings Best of 2021 Series?

A little backstory if you’re unfamiliar: we started the Best of series last year (2020) to highlight some of the amazing work by the talented teams in the Vermont wedding industry. It’s an opportunity to both celebrate a year’s worth of weddings and inspire couples who are planning a future Vermont wedding. (A quick note on the word “best”: the intention isn’t to make this a competition between weddings, but to share a small, but representative, sample of the weddings in Vermont this year.  To that end, please know that we love each and every wedding that was submitted, and the final picks are carefully chosen based on a variety of factors to create a compelling series.)

Here’s what you can expect:

All December, we’ll be rolling out inspiring stories in various categories:

Plus, because the submissions were just THAT good, we’re sharing our “semi finalist” picks for each category on Instagram. That means you’ll want to follow us to see even more highlights, and come back to the blog each week to see the “best” picks in each category.

We recommend signing up for our newsletter – we’ll send you an email each week with the highlights so you won’t miss a thing. (Going forward we only send 1 – 2 emails a month.)

BEST OF 2020: ELOPEMENTS & MICROWEDDINGS

Given gathering restrictions this year, small microweddings and elopements were popular choices for couples in 2020. Every wedding is wonderful in its own way, so narrowing down the “best” in this category is truly impossible. That said, here are a few special moments that stood out from these beautiful, intimate wedding celebrations.

Mountain High

This couple braved the mountain for a truly dreamy elopement.

Danielle Allendorf Photography

Autumn Jewel

This intimate wedding is inspired by autumn in Vermont with beautiful jewel-toned amber and burgundy accents and florals.

Sugarbush Resort | Anne Lee Photography

Confetti Celebration

The colorful confetti toss is the perfect complement to this couple’s exuberant joy.

Ben Hudson Photography

Pond Side Bliss

The rug and floral arrangement anchor the couple’s ceremony, and their beloved dogs get in on the celebration.

Sterling Ridge Resort | Jenna Brisson Photography

New England Charm

This couple celebrates their beautiful, heartfelt wedding in an idyllic New England setting.

Grafton Inn | Loveland Creative

A Canoe Built for Two

A canoe ride on your wedding day? Why not! This couple enjoys a special moment alone before rejoining friends and family to celebrate.

Odyssey Events | Back of the Moon

Falling in Love

This vow exchanges feels both intimate and epic under a canopy of towering trees in full color.

Jessica Notargiacomo

 

Pretty as a Picnic

A picnic reception is such a fun twist, and this one is lovely, festive, and intimate.

Lareau Farm InnAmanda Young Photography

 

Cheerful Cheers

Virtual weddings were popular this year, and this couple was all smiles as they toasted to guests online during their beachfront wedding.

Ben Hudson Photography | Burlington Surf Club

Elegant Estate

The mansion, the gardens, the sunlight… this whole wedding is straight out of a fairytale.

Hildene | Jesse Schloff

A GOLD AND GREEN WEDDING AT SUGARBUSH RESORT

With touches of gold and green, Ali and Kevin’s Sugarbush Resort wedding is timeless and elegant. Photographer Colette Kulig captured their special day and noted one of the most unique details is something often overlooked in wedding blog talk: the groom’s band. Ali made the ring in a high school jewelry class and worn it for years before the couple had it resized for Kevin. Such a fun, special detail! Check out the full celebration below.

Bride and groom walking in front of bridal party at Sugarbush wedding in Vermont

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Photographer: COLETTE KULIG PHOTOGRAPHY | Wedding Venue: SUGARBUSH RESORT | Floral Design: A SCHOOLHOUSE GARDEN | Makeup Artist: HILLARY FAY STUDIOS

THESE UVM ALUMNI RETURNED TO VERMONT TO TIE THE KNOT AT SUGARBUSH RESORT

Kristen and Taylor met their first weekend at the University of Vermont. Together, they’ve lived in Boston and New York before settling into Santa Monica. But, when they decided to get married, they returned to the first place where they both felt at home as a couple: Vermont. Sugarbush Resort provided the perfect homebase for their destination wedding weekend for the couple’s large families. 

Their Best Advice – Skip the First Look

Kirsten says there were many moments that made the wedding special, but the highlight was the ceremony. “Taylor and I decided not to do a first look because we wanted the big ‘reveal’ when I walked down the aisle,” says Kristen. “I am so glad we saved that amazing moment, because it was so special. We wrote our own vows, and guests walked away knowing more about our relationship and why we love each other so much!”

Check out their gallery, captured by Kelsey Regan Photography, below.

Couple sitting on chairlift at Sugarbush Resort on wedding day with a "just married sign" on chair in Vermont

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Wedding Venue: SUGARBUSH RESORT | Photographer: KELSEY REGAN PHOTOGRAPHY | Wedding FloristA SCHOOLHOUSE GARDEN | Hair and Makeup: FIVE ELEMENTS SALON | Videographer: HOPKINS FILMS | DJ: TOP HAT ENTERTAINMENT