This Wedding at The Essex was Equal Parts Elegant & Fun

Bari and Tip’s fun and electric wedding is sure to put a smile on your face and inspire you today! The couple chose the Essex Resort & Spa as the backdrop to their special day, a location that feels private and secluded yet is still close to everything. Get ready to be mesmerized as we walk you through this delightful journey beautifully captured by Jordan Simone Photography.

The attention to detail and creative flair displayed throughout this beautiful wedding will leave you brimming with inspiration for your own big day! Continue reading for all the details.

A Relaxed and Fun Vermont Wedding Weekend

Bari and Tip met on Hinge in 2020 in the middle of the pandemic. Fast forward 3 years and their wedding day arrived! When planning, the couple knew they wanted to get married in Vermont as they’ve had great memories here when visiting Tip’s parents. 

Bari and Tip’s wedding weekend kicked off with a welcome party at Tip’s parent’s home in Panton, Vermont. Complete with sweeping lakeside views, catering from Cloud 9 Caterer’s and an overall relaxed atmosphere, we can’t think of a better way to set the tone for a wedding weekend!

Dancing the Night Away: An Electric Wedding at The Essex Resort

When it came to their wedding, Bari and Tip were determined to break away from tradition and create a celebration that was all about fun. They wanted a day that would be a non-stop party, where their guests could let loose and have the time of their lives. (And that’s exactly what they got!)

Like many couples getting married in 2023, just about every Saturday ended up with rain. The couple’s original plan on getting married outside was not able to happen due to the weather, but every cloud has a silver lining! The ceremony was moved indoors and was still just as breathtaking, and perhaps even more intimate, than they had originally planned. Their wedding arch was packed with lush florals and mini disco balls and the ballroom’s ceiling was draped with luxe white drapes.

These chic details carried over into the cocktail hour and reception. After dinner, the DJ pumped up the volume and the dance hits kept coming. The dance floor quickly became the place to be, with guests showing off their best moves and letting loose. The bride and groom led the way, never leaving the dance floor and setting the tone for an unforgettable night.

As the evening drew to a close, Bari and Tip decided to jump into the resort’s pool and we couldn’t think of a more fitting way to make a splash as newly-minted husband and wife!


Venue: Essex Resort & Spa, Photographer: Jordan Simone Photography, Flowers: Middlebury Floral, Hair & Makeup: Emily Tobi, Band: ETHEL Top Hat Entertainment, Transportation: Lamoille Valley Transportation, Welcome Party Caterer: Cloud 9 Caterers, Welcome Party Tent: Vermont Tent Company.

Capture Your Love With Jordan Simone Photography

Jordan Simone Photography is a wedding and lifestyle photographer known for her elegant, artistic & natural aesthetic. All collections come with a complimentary engagement and boudoir session. 

Celebrate Your Special Day at The Essex Resort & Spa

The Essex Resort & Spa offers two beautiful wedding venues on-site, gracious accommodations, a full service spa and salon, renowned catering, and several activities for guests to enjoy. Just a stone’s throw from Burlington International Airport, its location is perfect for couples looking for a venue that is conveniently located and close multiple cities to explore.

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