Premier Entertainment & Events 

Entertainment

Premier Entertainment & Events specializes in DJ entertainment services, uplighting and photo booths to help give your big day the wow factor it deserves.

In Their Own Words:

Premier Entertainment & Events is a DJ, Uplighting & Photo Booth company that serves all of Vermont, New Hampshire and New York. Our style is your style. Our experienced team truly listens to our clients to bring their vision to life- and it is what makes us unique! Let us help create the perfect atmosphere for your special day, making sure your guests are up and dancing from start to finish.

When it comes to crafting unforgettable experiences, we understand that every celebration has its own unique rhythm and soul. That’s precisely why we’re committed to offering an eclectic mix of services designed to make your event stand out. Whether you’re planning an intimate gathering or a grand soirée, we have something for everyone. Here’s a glimpse into the vibrant services we’re excited to provide:

DJ Services: Let the music take center stage as our skilled DJs spin a tailor-made soundtrack for your event. From chart-toppers to timeless classics, our expansive music library caters to all tastes and genres, ensuring the dance floor stays lively from start to finish.

Photo Booths: Capture the joy and spontaneity of your special day with our state-of-the-art photo booths. Equipped with the latest technology and fun props, our booths are guaranteed to be a hit, giving your guests a keepsake that they’ll cherish forever.

Uplighting: Transform your venue with our stunning uplighting options. From subtle ambiance to dramatic flair, our lighting experts will work with you to create the perfect atmosphere that complements your theme and color scheme.

Interactive Activities: Add a dash of fun and competition to your outdoor events with our assortment of lawn games or for those looking for the ultimate challenge- how about some trivia or music bingo? (These are also great activities for welcome parties!)

La Hora Loca: Elevate your event with the high-energy madness of La Hora Loca! This lively crazy hour features vibrant costumes, upbeat music, and spirited dancers, infusing your celebration with an unforgettable burst of carnival-like excitement.

…and that’s just the beginning! Our passion is to deliver extraordinary entertainment experiences tailored to your specific desires and needs. Let us help you create lasting memories with our versatile and innovative entertainment options. Contact us today to make your special day truly spectacular!

Favorite Moment During a Wedding: When the couple takes a private moment to reflect and watch everyone celebrating from afar (window, outside the event tent etc.)

Favorite Vermont Activity: Explore! There are so many things to discover no matter the season.

Dance Floor Request: “Every time we Touch” by Cascada

Proud member of the Vermont Association of Wedding Professionals

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So much more than a DJ

Rated 5.0 out of 5
April 11, 2024

We loved working with Talena on our June 2023 wedding. She was super communicative, clear, and responsive, and was committed to tailoring our wedding to exactly what we wanted. We were very prescriptive with the music and gave a very long must play list which she was super accommodating to. We also really did not want an overpowering MC personality but rather someone who would keep the night moving in a subtle / understated way, and she totally delivered. My dad is hard of hearing and we had an outdoor ceremony, so audibility was a major concern and she totally took care of it – there were no technical issues during our very technically complicated event. We were also totally delighted by how attentive she was throughout the event itself, she kept refilling our drinks and bringing us cocktails, asking if there was anything we needed, and even made sure we got some of the dessert. She went totally above and beyond the DJ call of duty and helped to make sure so many aspects of our wedding day went smoothly.

Sam

Great DJs!

Rated 5.0 out of 5
April 11, 2024

We had a great experience with Premier Entertainment. We worked with Talena during the planning process, and were assigned Patrick for our wedding. He was phenomenal! He did a great job of following our playlists and taking requests, and kept our guests on the dance floor all night long. Thank you Patrick and Talena!

Nancy

Wedding Bouquet Clay Ornament 

By Pressed Petals By Melody

Imagine being able to capture the magic and love of your wedding day or any special moment that’s close to your heart – and hang it up for the world to see. No, we’re not talking about photos (though they are lovely), but something a bit more unique. Enter the handmade clay ornament, meticulously crafted to resemble your bridal bouquet or any beloved floral arrangement!

This handmade clay ornament also makes for a thoughtful, heartfelt gift for friends who are newlyweds or celebrating an anniversary. Heck, it’s even perfect for that friend who can’t seem to keep a plant alive but loves the idea of a forever bouquet.

About This Maker: Pressed Petals By Melody specializes in pressing, preserving, and arranging petals to ensure that every memory is beautifully captured using durable and elegant frames crafted by hand in Vermont.

Use code: VWCPressed10 for 10% discount on orders $450 and up

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By Pressed Petals By Melody

Are you searching for the perfect wedding gift for a special couple? Look no further! Pressed Petals By Melody offers the unique opportunity to turn the magic of one beautiful day into a lifetime keepsake. Imagine the joy on the faces of the newlyweds as they see their wedding flowers, not just in photographs, but preserved in stunning arrangements that capture the essence and vibrancy of their special day.

Gift a special couple in your life a Gift Certificate they can put towards floral preservation!

About This Maker: Pressed Petals By Melody specializes in pressing, preserving, and arranging petals to ensure that every memory is beautifully captured using durable and elegant frames crafted by hand in Vermont.

Use code: VWCPressed10 for 10% discount on orders $450 and up

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Kevin Goddard Photography

Photographer

Kevin Goddard Photography captures the genuine warmth of weddings in Vermont, crafting a visual story that can be cherished for years to come. Employing a documentary style, our photos capture not only the outward appearance of the big day, but also the deep emotions felt by everyone involved.

In Their Own Words:

Kevin Goddard Photography specializes in warm, authentic wedding photography, showcasing Vermont’s beauty and charm and creating a visual narrative that you can enjoy today and that will be cherished and viewed for many years to come!

We take a documentary approach to wedding photography, creating heirloom photos that preserve not only how you look on your wedding day, but also how you feel — the joy, the love and the deep emotion that occurs when family and friends across the generations gather to celebrate one of life’s greatest treasures — the love between two people and the promise of their joyful life together.

Favorite Moment During a Wedding: Every wedding has moments that stay with me forever — often involving spontaneity and joyful celebration!

Favorite Vermont Activity: The beauty of Vermont is unparalleled! The activity that I truly love is photographing people. It’s a magical experience that I cherish deeply.

Dance Floor Request: “Uptown Funk” by Bruno Mars

Investment

On average, couples invest $2000-2500 which includes all expenses, 8 hours of wedding day coverage, and an online photo gallery. Elopement packages start at $500 which includes 2 hours of elopement coverage and an online photo gallery. Our pricing is all-inclusive, with no add-ons or extra fees. It also includes the required Vermont State Sales Tax. Contact us for pricing details specific to your celebration!

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A pleasure to work with

Rated 5.0 out of 5
April 3, 2024

The first time I looked at the pictures I almost cried – and I am not an emotional person! Kevin did such an amazing job capturing the energy and movement of the day. I love the candid pictures captured of our guests, as well as the images of the ceremony. Just all of it was wonderful. Kevin’s given us an amazing gift that we will cherish for years to come. Thank you for agreeing to work with us. You’re a wonderful artist.

Nia

The Painted Tulip

Florist

The Painted Tulip, located in Waterbury Center, specializes in DIY/ bulk flowers, À la Carte and full-scale floral design, ensuring that every couple planning their wedding has access to beautiful blooms that match their budget and vision.

In Their Own Words:

Nicole, the talent behind The Painted Tulip, is renowned for her breathtaking and elegantly styled floral designs for weddings and events. She has built a stellar reputation in the field of floral design, drawing inspiration from her passion for nature and the arts. Nicole refers to her garden and floral creations as ‘painting with flowers’, a testament to her artistic approach!

Every flower selected by Nicole for her arrangements is chosen with care, sourced either from her gardens or from reputable, high-quality suppliers across America. She cultivates an extensive variety of flowers on her farm, with most plants beginning their journey as seeds in her greenhouse. Nicole is committed to using solely organic methods in her gardening practices. She shares, “I cultivate the plants and wildlife that bring me joy and enhance the beauty of my decorative gardens or dining table.”

Ensuring accessibility for every budget is a priority for us. Alongside our comprehensive design and setup services, we also offer both À la carte selections and the option to purchase DIY Bulk Flowers directly from our studio.

Favorite Moment During a Wedding: I know this is a bit bias… when I present the couple their bouquets and boutonnières. A close second: seeing the couple’s joy and excitement when they walk up the aisle, just married!

Favorite Vermont Activity: Walking to beautiful locations like Moss Glen Falls. (located in Granville, VT) I love waterfalls.

Dance Floor Request: “Night Fever” by The Bee Gees

Investment

For the couple mindful of their budget yet eager to infuse their special day with personal style and beauty, The Painted Tulip provides an array of solutions to make your dream wedding come true, no matter the scale or vision!

DIY/Bulk Flowers: Priced between $18 – $40 per bunch (with 10 stems per bunch) and available from June through October, this option is perfect for the budget-conscious couple with a creative streak. It provides a hands-on approach to designing your wedding flowers. We supply the flowers, foliage, and colors you wish for in bunches, ready for you to arrange as you please after picking them up from our farm.

À la Carte Option: Ideal for clients who prefer to personally pick up their tailored floral arrangements from our farm studio. This choice allows for a personalized touch to your ceremony and reception decor, with the added flexibility for clients to integrate their arrangements. It’s a custom fit for your wedding needs.

Full-Scale Wedding Service: This package (Starts at $5,000) is all-encompassing, covering floral design, arrangement, delivery and setup at your venue. It’s tailored to your unique wedding vision and typically includes essentials like bouquets for the bridal party, boutonnières, and floral decorations for the ceremony and reception areas, among other customizable elements. We aim to create anything you envision, from lavish entryway garlands to striking floral arrangements suspended from the ceiling.

Contact us for pricing details specific to your celebration!

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BEAUTIFUL!

Rated 5.0 out of 5
April 2, 2024

We hired Nicole from The Painted Tulip for our September 2023 wedding and could not have been happier! She was easy to communicate with and tailored our flower order to exactly what we wanted. We ordered bulk flowers (we made table centerpieces ourselves), a bridal bouquet, two large bouquets for the wine barrels at our wedding, and flower pieces to hang on an arbor. We picked up the flowers the day prior to the wedding and set up everything ourselves to save a bit of money. The flowers were absolutely BEAUTIFUL and exactly how I imagined. My sister and mom picked up the flowers the day prior to the wedding and had a great time with that; Nicole apparently helped them pack the car so that the flowers stayed beautiful and fresh despite the drive to the venue.

Nicole

Andrea DiMedio Photography

Photographer

Andrea DiMedio Photography captures those fleeting, candid moments that you’ll treasure for a lifetime! From intimate elopements to grand celebrations, we tailor our approach to suit your style and preferences. 

In Their Own Words:

I’m Andrea, a Vermont wedding photographer driven by the genuine responsibility of telling each couple’s story in its truest form. My approach balances capturing candid moments with providing gentle guidance when needed, ensuring authenticity in every shot.

What sets me apart in Vermont’s wedding scene is my ability to create a comfortable, relaxed atmosphere where couples can truly be themselves. I break down barriers through genuine connections to capture raw emotions and personalities. Couples trust my vision and experience to blend their desires with my artistic touch, resulting in timeless images that authentically reflect their love story.

Let’s work together to capture the real moments and genuine emotions of your special day!

Favorite Moment During a Wedding: One of my favorite moments at a wedding is the speeches. From full-on comedy to heart-filling words of love and support. Hearing a Father of the Bride speech or the best woman’s memories from the college years of the couple never gets old. Each one is unique to the couple and each one brings a laugh or tear to my being.

Favorite Vermont Activity: I love to swim in any of the lakes or rivers. Give me some fresh veggies from the farm, some friends, and a hammock set up and I am there!

Dance Floor Request: “Wobble (Baby)” by V.I.C. or any 90s throwback!

Investment

On average, couples invest $4,500 for wedding photography from Andrea DiMedio Photography. This includes an engagement session, 8 hours of wedding day coverage, and an online photo gallery. Elopement packages start at $1,200, which includes 2 hours of elopement coverage and an online photo gallery. Our most popular package includes day of ceremony coverage for up to 8 hours, an engagement session, online access to a digital album with rights to download and print, and more. Contact us for pricing details specific to your celebration!

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Can't recommend Andrea enough!

Rated 5.0 out of 5
March 28, 2024

Andrea is truly amazing. Please book her immediately. She was with us every step of the way from our engagement shoot to our wedding. She is kind-hearted, thoughtful, loving, and made us feel 1000% comfortable at all times. Andrea was always timely and responsive, she showed up to both our engagement shoot and wedding early, AND brought us a card and pastries for our anniversary during the engagement shoot. Her pictures are gorgeous and her style is unique! We will be continuing to work with Andrea in the future for new life milestones.

Katie

Snaps and Sunflowers 

Florist

Snaps and Sunflowers is a flower farm, floristry, and event business located in Cambridge, Vermont.

In Their Own Words:

Snaps and Sunflowers is a flower farm, floristry, and event business located in Cambridge, Vermont. We offer a wide range of services from DIY, and pick-your-own to full-service wedding arrangements and installments.

At Snaps and Sunflowers, we believe in providing a personalized experience to all our clients. Whether you are a DIY enthusiast looking to create your own floral arrangements or someone in search of a full-service florist to design and execute the perfect setting for your wedding, we have something for everyone. Our pick-your-own flower service allows you to wander through our fields, basket in hand, selecting the perfect blooms for your project or event. It’s an experience that connects you directly with nature and the origin of your flowers, making the final arrangement all the more special.

For those looking for arrangement and design services, our team of expert florists and event planners will work with you to transform your vision into reality. From the initial consultation to the final installation, we handle every detail with care and creativity. Our full-service wedding arrangements are bespoke, and designed to reflect the personality and style of each couple. Whether you envision a rustic country Vermont wedding adorned with sunflowers or an elegant affair accented with sophisticated snapdragons, we are here to bring your floral dreams to life!

Favorite Moment During a Wedding: Hands down it’s the vows. I’m a crier!

Favorite Vermont Activity: I love to swim in the many amazing natural swimming holes and pick flowers… of course!

Dance Floor Request: “You shook Me All Night Long” by ACDC

Investment

On average, couples spend between $3,500 and $5,000 which includes a mix of DIY and ‘Pick Your Own’ options (for in-season weddings only), as well as your go-to arrangements such as the Bridal Bouquet, Bridesmaid Bouquets, and Bouttonieres by our team. This typically also includes an arbor arrangement or installation.

No two flowers are the same, which also applies to weddings! We custom-create every package with our ‘a la carte’ pricing to fit the style and needs of each couple.

Additionally, we offer a wide variety of services including BYO workshops with your Bridal Party to full Arrangement packages, installations, and next-day clean up and compost.

Contact us for pricing details specific to your celebration!

Gallery Photo Credits in no particular order: Philter Photography, Last Light Photography, Coryn Kiefer Photography, Anne Mientka, Hannah Natalyaphotography.

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Their commitment to dreamy and detailed decor goes unparalleled!

Rated 5.0 out of 5
March 27, 2024

If you are looking for beautiful and creative florals from a female-owned, passion-powered, small-business, then look no further than Snaps and Sunflowers. Becky and Lucy were exactly the team I was looking for when planning my wedding; their commitment to dreamy and detailed decor goes unparalleled. Though I had a vision of what my simple and elegant wedding was going to look like, Becky and Lucy took that vision and made it 100 times better, all in a short span of time. Their expertise goes beyond flowers and all things growing, they also helped me plan the table decorations and guided me through that process as well. They were efficient and professional when it came to setting and cleaning up and negotiating our contract as well; for the quality of service they provided, their costs are extremely well priced. I couldn’t have been more happy with the time, love, and product they were able to create for our special day. Snaps and Sunflowers is a gem of a business that you can count on providing a beautiful service for your event.

Zarah

Lettering With Love Co.

Stationery & Signs

Lettering With Love Co. specializes in modern wedding and event signage, offering everything from custom hand-made tabletop items like place cards and menus to essential signage like welcome signs and seating charts.

In Their Own Words:

Lettering With Love Co. is your one-stop shop for modern wedding and event signage and stationery details. From tabletop pieces like place cards, menus, and table numbers to essential day-of signage like welcome signs and seating charts. We love connecting with our clients to create custom hand-made pieces that celebrate every step of your story! We also offer stationery design and have a curated rental collection we use for wedding and event styling.

Favorite Moment During a Wedding: I always look forward to the moment caterers bring out the cake! Not only is it beautifully made, but a slice of wedding cake always tastes so dang good at the end of a long night!

Favorite Vermont Activity: Riding horses, skiing, camping, exploring local farm stands – anything outside and in the sunshine is my favorite!

Dance Floor Request: The Way You Look Tonight’ by Frank Sinatra.

Investment

On average, our couples spend around $1,50o for a comprehensive custom signage package from Lettering With Love Co. That includes a custom welcome sign, seating chart, table numbers, place cards, and other station signage. We like to offer our services a la carte as we know everyone has different needs. We also offer stationery and design services. Contact us for pricing details specific to your celebration! 

Gallery Photo Credits: Kate Seymour Photography, Kadi Tobin Photography, Amanda Lowe Photography, Keani Bakula Photography, Kpix Photography,  Nicole Rae Photography, Rachel Thurston Photography, Sheyanne Lyn Photography, Studio AGFA.

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Fancy Pants Cakes 

Baker

Located in Bennington, Vermont, Fancy Pants Cakes is a custom cake business that specializes in creating delectable cakes and cupcakes. From simple cutting cakes with mini cupcake towers to towering 5-tier (or more!) cake masterpieces, our creations are guaranteed to delight every tastebud.

In Their Own Words:

Fancy Pants Cakes is a custom cake business located in Bennington, Vermont. I specialize in creating delicious cakes and cupcakes, from simple cutting cakes with mini cupcake towers to towering 5-tier (or more!) cake masterpieces.

My passion lies in collaborating with clients to transform their dessert dreams into reality. Want to incorporate your pets or your hobbies or an inside joke? Is your cake Pinterest board full of so many different ideas and you have no idea what you want? My magic lies in weaving together your inspirations into a personalized design. I can work with both fondant and buttercream, depending on your preference and ideas. There are no “rules” when it comes to how your cake should look, and I love to play with textures and color and florals.

As for flavors, I believe that taste is just as important as appearance. I use Swiss meringue buttercream, which isn’t too sweet and incorporates flavors very well. Time and time again, my clients report that their guests actually eat the cake, often leaving none to spare for the couple to take home!

Cake tastings can be done in person or mailed to out-of-town couples. If we’re unable to meet in person, we can conduct the consult via video chat. I like to make everything easy for my clients so their ordering experience is a “piece of cake!”

Favorite Moment During a Wedding: The moment after the couple says “I do,” and everyone goes wild! Plus the cake cutting, of course.

Favorite Vermont Activity: I love camping at various state parks in the summer with my son. It’s an annual tradition!

Dance Floor Request: I’m a fan of anything with a Latin beat.

Investment

On average, couples typically spend between $800 and $1100 total for a tiered cake, or a smaller tiered cake with extra cake in the back. Cake pricing depends on number of tiers, total number of servings, delivery and amount of setup required, number of flavors, and design. I’m happy to help create the custom cake of your dreams. Contact me for pricing details specific to your celebration!

Gallery Photo Credits: Idena Beach Photography, Kelsey Regan Photography, DAG Photography, Greg Nesbit Photography, Fancy Pants Cakes.

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Delicious

Rated 5.0 out of 5
April 11, 2024

We had a great experience working with Jenica. Jenica was reliable, easy to work with, and created a beautiful cake exactly what we were looking for. The cake was delicious and we can’t wait to eat the extra mini cake we ordered for our anniversary. Would highly recommend Jenica for those in the Vermont area.

John

The best experience!

Rated 5.0 out of 5
March 4, 2024

Jenica made our wedding cake last year in September and all we have to say is WOW! She took my vision and made it into an even better reality! The flavors were out of this world and the planning and tasting process was so easy. I can’t say enough about how great our experience was with Fancy Pants Cakes! Thank you Jenica!

Gabrielle

Black Radish Catering

Caterer

Black Radish Catering offers bespoke menus that tantalize taste buds with distinctive and scrumptious dishes! From laid back to farm-to-table and even formal, their creations will keep your guests talking long after your special event is over.

In Their Own Words:

Black Radish Catering is a Chef-owned caterer in Vermont owned by Stacy Riley & Chef Drew Herrman. They specialize in weddings, corporate functions, and social events. They offer custom menus for both fine and casual dining options.

Chef Drew grew up in Rochester, NY and graduated from Johnson and Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island. He lived and worked in Key West, Florida for 11 years where he was the Executive Sous Chef at Latitudes Restaurant on the private island Sunset Key which is only accessible by ferry from Key West. He has done private catering for country artists such as Reba McEntire, Kenny Chesney, Jimmy Buffet, Luke Combs, Zac Brown and George Strait. Before establishing Black Radish Catering with Stacy he was the Chef de cuisine at Shelburne Farms Inn.

Stacy grew up in Charlotte, VT and uses her MBA from Clarkson University and her passion for cooking and great food to help her clients develop a menu that will keep your guests talking long after the event is over.

Together, Drew and Stacy founded Black Radish Catering to bring exciting and new cuisine to Vermont events. With their Wagyu Wagon food truck, they are able to cater gatherings of all sizes, in any location, no matter how casual or up-scale your event is. The food truck serves as their mobile catering kitchen for your private event.

Favorite Moment During a Wedding: When the couple walks down the aisle after they are wed – smiling at their guests, holding hands as they walk out.

Favorite Vermont Activity: 

Our team loves the outdoors! Gardening, hiking, kayaking, golf, swimming – you name it.

Dance Floor Request:

“Celebration” by Kool and the Gang – and all 80’s songs. We love to dance!

Investment

Black Radish Catering is committed to creating a personalized dining experience for our clients’ special events, which is why we don’t offer set packages. Our pricing structure is based on the food costs of the customized menu, as well as staffing, gratuity, tax, and any applicable food truck rentals. Additionally, we offer various rental items at affordable rates. Contact us for pricing details specific to your celebration!

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Petals Floral Design

Florist

Petals is a wedding florist that specializes in creating stunning floral designs, inspired by clients’ tastes and the natural splendor of Vermont. Along with floral arrangements, our team offers design and decor rental services to help you create an unforgettable celebration.

In Their Own Words:

Michelle Boleski, the owner of Petals, is not only a floral designer but also an educator and fine artist. She brings forth an aesthetic vision that includes texture, fragrance, color, balance, and harmony. Drawing inspiration from wildflowers and the natural elements of New England, Petals incorporates market-fresh flora to capture the essence of Vermont Chic. From Barns to Ballrooms, your event will bloom with floral excellence!

Petals specializes in floral design for wedding and special events. Event design services are available as well. Petals has an extensive collection of rental items from rustic to refined. Our rental offerings encompass lighting, ceremony arches and one of a kind vintage, contemporary, classic and rustic décor, accessories and lanterns.

Petals and its staff respect and value diverse life experiences and heritages. We aim to ensure that all voices are valued and well served regardless of race, ability, religion or sexual orientation.

Favorite Moment During a Wedding: A wedding day is filled with numerous extraordinary moments. Whenever I deliver weddings on a sunny day, driving down an unfamiliar road and being amazed by the breathtaking beauty of the landscape, I can’t help but feel immensely grateful!

Favorite Vermont Activity: My favorite thing about Vermont? It’s difficult to decide when I adore everything about it. I cherish the outdoors, the breathtaking scenery, and the friendly locals. 

“Small merchants make up the majority of Vermont’s small businesses and thread our state together. It is the mom-and-pop grocers, farm-supply stores, coffee shops, bookstores and barber shops where Vermonters connect, conduct business and check in on one another.”- Peter Welch

Dance Floor Request: There’s too many to choose from! I can dance to almost any song.

Investment

On average, couples spend $4,500 – $7,000 on floral arrangements from Petals Floral Design. They specialize in full service weddings with design services and have numerous rentals available. Contact us for pricing details specific to your celebration!

 

Gallery Photo Credits: Tolman Media, Fern & Feather Studio, Amy Donohue Photography, Hayes & Baker Photography

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Sally Carpenter Photography

Photographer

Sally Carpenter Photography is an editorial, documentary style wedding photographer with over 20 years of experience located in Woodstock, Vermont.

In Their Own Words:

Hi there! My name is Sally and I’m the owner of Sally Carpenter Photography. As an international award winning wedding photographer, I value the importance of storytelling and capturing raw moments filled with emotion, laughter, and love.

My background in fashion photography has instilled in me an instinct for those crucial “decisive moments,” resulting in a unique blend of editorial and documentary style photography. While I primarily work in these styles, I am adaptable and can cater to a variety of preferences upon request!

With over 300 weddings under my belt, I am experienced in handling unforeseen circumstances with ease. Additionally, I am known for my amiable and relaxed demeanor, making me an ideal choice for couples seeking a personable wedding photographer.

Favorite Moment During a Wedding: Oh my goodness there are so many, but I would have to say that my favorite moment is the “First Look” as the couple are alone and these moments are so special and emotional.

Favorite Vermont Activity: Besides photography, I enjoy hikes up Mt. Tom with my dog and getting together with friends for game days or meals. I never tire of foliage drives during the fall either!

Dance Floor Request:  It has to be “Mustang Sally” by Wilson Pickett or “I Gotta Feeling” by Black Eyed Peas

Investment

On average, couples spend $750 on elopement photography and $3,200 on traditional wedding day coverage from Sally Carpenter Photography. Both packages include at least 75, edited, high resolution images per hour (in both color and black and white) on a USB thumb drive, and access to an online gallery. Our full wedding coverage package also includes a complimentary engagement session. Contact us for pricing details specific to your celebration!

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we couldn't be happier with the shots we received!

Rated 5.0 out of 5
March 15, 2024

From the start, Sally was professional and extremely helpful during all aspects of our wedding photography journey. Then when the big day came, she and her second photographer couldn’t have been better. They came early to help capture before-ceremony photos and everything that is important to the two of you. She managed what I would call the wedding chaos. Helping round up people, keeping the wedding party’s attention to get through all the shots, and most importantly with intimate couples shots she was flat-out amazing. She was so fun and helpful that we couldn’t have asked for anyone better. Just amazing work and we couldn’t be happier with the shots we received.

Philip

Gold Wing Photography

Photographer

Gold Wing Photography is a Vermont wedding photographer focusing in story driven, editorial and documentary-style wedding photography.

In Their Own Words:

Hello there! I’m Lillian, your friendly Vermont wedding photographer. My main goal is to bring a unique blend of storytelling, editorial elegance and documentary-style detail to your wedding photography.

For the past 7 years, I’ve been telling love stories with my camera, finding that sweet balance between capturing those unexpected, fleeting moments and delivering beautifully crafted portraits.

I’m proud to lead the Gold Wing Photography Team, a group of experienced, talented, and amazing women whose technical skills and creative vision truly stand out in every photo they take. As a team, we thrive on collaboration and harmony, each of us deeply passionate about what we do.

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. Trust me when I say that each of us passed the vibe check and, dare I say it, we’re quite the rocking team!

Favorite Moment During a Wedding: There is no specific moment, I relish the “in between”. The “big” moments are so important, but love lives everywhere, hidden in plane sight, in the little things like stolen glances, a squeeze of reassurance, a tear wiped away and a knowing smile. I get goosebumps.

Favorite Vermont Activity: Born and raised in Vermont, nothing brings me more joy than exploring the magic of my own backyard.

Dance Floor Request: “Mr. Brightside” by The Killers and “Love Shack” by The B-52’s always bring me to the dance floor. (I blame it on nostalgia!)

Investment

Our team has a minimum commitment of $7,200 for full-size weddings. On average, couples typically invest $8,500 – $10,000. This covers a range from 8-10 hours of wedding day coverage, including physical prints, a physical wedding album, film coverage and an online photo gallery. We also offer engagements sessions, weekend and rehearsal dinner coverage. Elopement coverage starts at $2,600. Each service is custom tailored to our couples. Contact us for pricing details specific to your celebration!

Gallery Photo Credits: Gold Wing Photography

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A Schoolhouse Garden

Florist

A Schoolhouse Garden crafts one-of-a-kind floral arrangements to help tell your story on your wedding day. No matter your wedding location or aesthetic their team will work alongside you to ensure your journey down the aisle is one of understated elegance.

In Their Own Words:

A Schoolhouse Garden design studio, led by Nancy Murray, is a team of dedicated, creative, inspired designers! From your initial consultation through your joy filled celebration our intention is to craft a design that captures your unique personalities and style.

We are devoted to guiding you throughout your entire design process. Whether you have chosen to hold your celebration in a rustic barn, lakeside meadow, mountaintop, or your own backyard, we will plan and design with you from the start until you are elegantly down the aisle.

We believe floral details are an essential ingredient for setting a personal tone throughout your wedding. We enjoy creating garden inspired designs of grace and magic by closely watching not only the freshest flowers but the wonderful marriage of foliage, moss, berries, and branches unique to each season.

We look forward to working with you and ultimately attending to every design and floral detail of your special day.

The possibilities are endless!

Favorite Moment During a Wedding: It’s very hard to choose just one, but perhaps the moment I see complete joy as I present our bride her bouquet!

Favorite Vermont Activity: I enjoy exploring Vermont towns, preferably with a beautiful quiet pond for kayaking.

Dance Floor Request: ‘Could You Be Loved’ by Bob Marley and the Wailers

Investment

We keep our pricing structure uncomplicated. Every proposal is uniquely crafted to cater to your specific vision and needs. Our primary focus is on supporting you and your loved ones to stay on track with your financial goals, and we take pride in our ability to provide exceptional guidance throughout the process. Contact us for pricing details specific to your celebration!

Gallery Photo Credits: The Happy Couple Photography, Sarah Kristine Photography, The Light and Color, Samm Blake Weddings, Jackie Fox Photography, Leah Fisher, Kelly Dudash, Coryn Kiefer Photography.

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The best in Vermont

Rated 5.0 out of 5
January 18, 2024

I can’t say enough good things about Nancy and her team. Their floral designs on our wedding day absolutely knocked it out of the park. I still daydream about my wedding bouquet and wish I had preserved it SO BADLY. She was communicative, organized, detail-oriented, and so thorough. She really helped keep things on track during our wedding day and timeline, and was able to pivot when we had to make a last minute rain plan decision. Please, do yourself a favor and hire Nancy immediately for your wedding day florals. She is the best in Vermont!

Emily H

An absolute pleasure to work with

Rated 5.0 out of 5
January 18, 2024

A Schoolhouse Garden was an absolute pleasure to work with for our wedding day. Nancy is incredibly knowledgable and talented and was able to pull together my random thoughts into a beautiful, cohesive picture. She spent quality time with me months before the wedding learning about my style, vision, and personality. The staff were timely, professional and helpful on our wedding day – and I was able to get a boutonniere for my “Best Dog” too (worth it)!

Lindsay Casale

I couldn't have imagined anything better!

Rated 5.0 out of 5
January 18, 2024

I cannot recommend A Schoolhouse Garden enough! I know absolutely NOTHING about flowers, and Nancy was truly amazing, and never made me feel less-than for not knowing what I wanted. I gave her very little to work with when planning my wedding – I basically gave her colors of my bridesmaids dresses and that I like eucalyptus, and she created the most beautiful vision board I could have asked for.

Nancy was so easy to work with, especially considering we were planning our Vermont wedding from Austin, TX so we couldn’t make trips up to plan with her in person. We gave her basically free reign with her vision, and our wedding day flowers was absolutely perfect. I literally started crying when I saw all the bouquets because they were so beautiful. The tables were gorgeous, the bouquets were gorgeous, the arbor was gorgeous… I literally couldn’t have imagined it any better!

Colleen Grande

Nancy and her team are extraordinary!

Rated 5.0 out of 5
January 18, 2024

They were creative, communicative, and so incredibly fun to work with. They were mindful of our budget, so incredibly thoughtful with the design proposal, listened to every piece of feedback, and incorporated every inspiration image we sent throughout the months of working together. At the same time that they were receptive to direction, they were also so generative with their ideas and had tremendous vision to bring them all to reality. One of the best parts for me is that they always seemed excited about working together and brought such care and attention to detail to every interaction. The results were beyond words and our wildest imaginations! The florals truly took my breath away and were my favorite element of the wedding. I could not recommend A Schoolhouse Garden more highly.

Anna Dietrich

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Rated 5.0 out of 5
January 18, 2024

Nancy and her team were phenomenal from start to finish. She surprised me with her level of service throughout the entire process. Firstly, she’s obviously an expert in her field and was extremely helpful in developing our vision for florals for our wedding. She guided me towards some decisions based on her knowledge and experience, which made the process much smoother. Not only that, but after our long covid delay, she let me entirely change the vision and then somehow absolutely nailed the aesthetic after just a single phone call! Two giant bonuses that demonstrate the level of service Nancy and her team provide: First, Julia coordinated with the bridal party in order to affix boutonnieres onto the men’s suits at the appropriate time while getting ready. Such an undervalued service!! After spending too long struggling and watching videos at our sibling’s recent wedding, this was major! Second, the team returned after our reception to re-create bouquets out of all of our centerpieces, which were placed throughout our brunch for decor and for guests to take home with them. The bouquets were stunning and our friends and family within driving distance were totally thrilled. (I even got texts with photos over a week later with people exclaiming how impressed they were that the bouquets were lasting so long!) We thought everything was very reasonably priced for extremely high quality work and would recommend A Schoolhouse Garden to anyone and everyone!

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B. Farnum Photography

Photographer

B. Farnum Photography is run by a native Vermonter who specializes in documenting the enchanting moments of your wedding day through his captivating imagery. His keen eye for detail and passion for storytelling makes him a sought-after wedding photographer.

In Their Own Words:

As a proud gay wedding photographer and Vermont native, I specialize in capturing the essence of in its most genuine and diverse forms. My passion for photography is deeply rooted in the belief that every love story deserves to be told beautifully!

I am committed  to creating a welcoming and inclusive atmosphere for all couples. Understanding the unique needs of the LGBTQ+ community, I ensure that your wedding day is not just captured, but celebrated through my lens.

My photography style is unobtrusive yet intimate, focusing on candid moments that truly represent the essence of your relationship. Guiding you into poses when needed and making sure that the photographs bring your wedding story to life.

Favorite Moment During a Wedding: I love the moments that unfold during a first look, the emotions, the smiles and the tears of happiness.

Favorite Vermont Activity: I love hiking trails or wandering through the woods. I grew up with loving the outdoors and that has always stuck with me!

Dance Floor Request: “Mi Gente” by J Balvin or “Despacito” by Luis Fonsi

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Rated 5.0 out of 5
January 24, 2024

Awesome pictures! Wonderful pictures!

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January 16, 2024

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The Farmhouse at Sunset Pond 

Venue

Nestled amongst the picturesque grounds of The Essex Resort and Spa, The Farmhouse at Sunset Pond provides the perfect ambiance for a wedding, operated with exceptional hospitality by The Essex Resort and Spa.

In Their Own Words:

We are honored to introduce one of Vermont’s newest wedding venues, The Farmhouse at Sunset Pond. Opening in Spring 2024, The Farmhouse at Sunset Pond is a modern farmhouse-style venue that boasts a stunning stone fireplace, panoramic windows, and an expansive deck overlooking Sunset Pond and offering breathtaking sunset views. This unique wedding venue is located directly on the grounds of The Essex Resort and Spa in Essex, Vermont.
 
Please note that all images are “likeness only” as this venue is currently being built.
 

Favorite Moment During a Wedding: The “first dance” is undoubtedly my favorite part of any wedding. As the couple walks onto the dance floor, our team dims the chandeliers, which makes the twinkle lights over the dance floor stand out and look like the couple is dancing under the stars. The collective “aww” from guests gives me goosebumps every time!

Favorite Vermont Activity: Hanging out on Lake Champlain, whether swimming, floating in a tub, boating, jet skiing…any fun in the sun!

Dance Floor Request: “Sweet Caroline” by Neil Diamond.

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Trapp Family Lodge

Venue| Accommodations

Nestled in the picturesque town of Stowe, Vermont, this charming wedding venue takes inspiration from the von Trapp family’s Austrian roots and offers luxurious lodging and stunning vistas that are perfect for your special day.

In Their Own Words:

Trapp Family Lodge sits high up on Trapp Hill with an incredible mountain setting on 2,600 acres in beautiful Stowe, Vermont. This family run, 96 guest room, resort hosts  wedding ceremonies and receptions for over 200 guests with amazing food in a friendly environment.

Couples receive expert Wedding Planning and Coordination with a style that is comfortable, professional and fun, creating a cohesive team with all the vendors to create the vision each couple has crafted for their own unique wedding.

Trapp Family Lodge offers on-site lodging, rehearsal dinners and welcome events, delicious wedding catering and bar service, farewell breakfast and countless activities for you and your guests. The emphasis is always on making your day the best day ever, stress free and fun!

History

In the early 1940s, the von Trapp family toured the United States as the Trapp Family Singers before eventually settling in Stowe, Vermont, on an enchanted farm with sweeping mountain vistas reminiscent of their beloved Austria. In the summer of 1950, they began welcoming guests to a rustic, 27-room family home/lodge. After a devastating fire in 1980, the original structure was replaced by the Trapp Family Lodge guests visit today.

Favorite Moment During a Wedding: First, seeing it all come together beautifully and seamlessly ! Then, right after the ceremony ends, congratulating couples for the first time. This time is filled with absolute joy and bliss! 

Favorite Vermont Activity: We have many activities right here at the Lodge that we enjoy. Going to the von Trapp Bierhall after a Brewery or doing the “Meet the Cows” tour are two great examples.

Dance Floor Request: “Lovely Day” by Bill Withers and “September” by Earth, Wind & Fire.

Investment

On average, couples spend $905 to reserve ceremony sites and $5,000 – $13,500 to reserve specific wedding receptions at Trapp Family Lodge. Couples have the opportunity to create an entire wedding weekend; including Rehearsal Dinners, Welcome Parties, Wedding Day Lunch, Reception Catering, Late Night, and Farewell Brunches and more! Our event coordinators will help guide you every step of the way and work with your budget. Contact us for pricing details specific to your celebration!

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Crofter’s Green

Venue

Crofter’s Green is the perfect wedding venue for those looking to tie the knot in a rustic environment. Nestled in picturesque Montgomery Center, this Vermont wedding venue offers unique on-site cottages as accommodations for the wedding party and guests.

In Their Own Words:

Located on 25 acres in the heart of the Green Mountains, rustic meets elegance in our handcrafted post-and-beam wedding barn! With unique on-site accommodations, a fire pit, and three uninterrupted days of merriment included in all of our wedding packages, Crofter’s Green gives upscale adult summer-camp vibes. We are a fully customizable venue and offer a wide range of vendor options. 

Favorite Moment During a Wedding: I love when couples aren’t afraid to break tradition to add special touches that speak to what is most important to them as a couple.

Favorite Vermont Activity: Hike and explore swimming holes!

Dance Floor Request: Shout by the Isley Brothers

Investment

On average, couples spend $9,000 to reserve Crofter’s Green Wedding Barn for their wedding weekend. All wedding packages include a generous 3-day timeline for couples to spend with family and friends, along with two nights of lodging for up to 14 guests in our cottages. We offer exclusive access to one of our ceremony sites, reception barn, fire pit, some rentals, luxury restrooms, and more. We offer discounted rates for midweek and micro-wedding packages. Contact us for pricing details specific to your celebration!

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Elsie Goodman Photography

Photographer

Elsie Goodman Photography captures your memories in stunning photography you’ll treasure forever, while creating a fun and relaxing experience you’ll enjoy on your wedding day.

In Their Own Words:

I’m a wedding and elopement photographer who specialized in timeless imagery. I am known for providing my clients with a fun, laid back experience. I aim to work with clients who are excited to create together vs. “getting photos done” Getting to know my people is super important to me and I love helping my clients incorporate personal touches into their day!

Favorite Moment During a Wedding: Getting ready. You get ready everyday but your wedding day is extra special. I see it as getting ready to cross a portal, the next chapter. Details and how people choose to dress themselves on such an important day is so fascinating to me, its so personal.

Favorite Vermont Activity: Hiking to a waterfall or water source of some kind. Baking brownies in my Aunt’s solar oven, and watching the sunset while drinking a pilsner (or honestly wine! I’m sorry Vermont, I am not a beer girl) 

Dance Floor Request: Love Shack by The B-52’s

Gallery Photo Credits: Elsie Goodman Photography

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Vermonter Crewneck

By McNeil & Reedy

You know those ultra cozy vintage boardwalk crewneck sweatshirts from your childhood beach vacations? Well, McNeil & Reedy just made them even better! This is the perfect gift for anyone who recognizes how fortunate they are to be ‘Vermonters’- a cozy ode to their love for the Green Mountain state.

About this Maker: McNeil & Reedy is a family owned and operated men’s shop in Rutland, Vermont. They offer timeless formalwear styles and unparalleled customer service. Along with their physical space, they also have an online store that features handmade items crafted in the United States.

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USA Made Cigar Holder

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USA Made Cigar Holder

By McNeil & Reedy

This leather 2 stick cigar case is the perfect groomsman gift, travel or golf bag case for your cigars. These cigar cases are hand crafted in Bentonville, Arkansas specifically for McNeil and Reedy using top grade US leather and were made to last a lifetime. Colors available include cognac and dark brown.

About this Maker: McNeil & Reedy is a family owned and operated men’s shop in Rutland, Vermont. They offer timeless formalwear styles and unparalleled customer service. Along with their physical space, they also have an online store that features handmade items crafted in the United States.

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Vermonter Crewneck

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Custom Cookies

By Laura’s Cookies
Looking for a delectable and distinctive favor to celebrate your special occasion? Look no further than Laura’s Cookies! These hand-decorated delights come in a variety of flavors and can match any color scheme or theme. Whether you’re seeking custom cookie sets that perfectly match your event or simply want to surprise your guests with something sweet and unique, Laura’s Cookies is the perfect choice.
 

About this Maker: Laura’s Cookies are hand-decorated cookies available in a variety of flavors. Each cookie is hand-decorated with royal icing and individually wrapped to preserve its freshness. I love designing cookie sets that are unique to your event. Our cookies make great additions for bridal showers, bachelorette parties, rehearsal dinners and more! We recently even did an order for wedding dress shopping! For my own wedding in June 2023, I used them for welcome bags, bridal party proposals, and a special “thank you” to our vendors. We would love to be a part of your special day!

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Paint You Own Cookies

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Paint Your Own Cookies

By Laura’s Cookies

Indulge in the joys of painting and unleash your inner artist with a delectable sugar cookie that’s perfect for birthdays, rainy days, or any occasion that calls for creative expression. With a brush and edible paint, this cookie promises to bring out your artistic side in the most delicious way. This is also an excellent option to keep in mind during wedding receptions, especially for the younger guests who might need a break from the dance floor.

About this Maker: Laura’s Cookies are hand-decorated cookies available in a variety of flavors. Each cookie is hand-decorated with royal icing and individually wrapped to preserve its freshness. I love designing cookie sets that are unique to your event. Our cookies make great additions for bridal showers, bachelorette parties, rehearsal dinners and more! We recently even did an order for wedding dress shopping! For my own wedding in June 2023, I used them for welcome bags, bridal party proposals, and a special “thank you” to our vendors. We would love to be a part of your special day!

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Custom Cookie Box

Custom Cookies

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Custom Cookie Box

By Laura’s Cookies

Elevate your bridal party proposal or big day with a thoughtful gesture – a box of delectable and distinct sugar cookies! Made with precision and attention in South Burlington, Vermont, each cookie can be tailored to match your color scheme or theme. Your bridesmaids and groomsmen will surely be surprised and grateful for this delicious treat. It also makes for a delightful thank-you gift on your wedding day.

About this Maker: Laura’s Cookies are hand-decorated cookies available in a variety of flavors. Each cookie is hand-decorated with royal icing and individually wrapped to preserve its freshness. I love designing cookie sets that are unique to your event. Our cookies make great additions for bridal showers, bachelorette parties, rehearsal dinners and more! We recently even did an order for wedding dress shopping! For my own wedding in June 2023, I used them for welcome bags, bridal party proposals, and a special “thank you” to our vendors. We would love to be a part of your special day!

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West Mountain Inn 

Venue

West Mountain Inn is a historic wedding venue in Arlington, Vermont. The venue provides majestic mountain views – an ideal backdrop for a romantic, country wedding. On site accommodations at the Inn are available. 

In Their Own Words:

Our historic barn, lush flower gardens, mountain views and spacious grounds make the Inn a serene and magical spot for a Vermont country wedding! From customized seasonal menus, to onsite wedding planning, and romantic lodging, we help create the beautiful, stress free celebrations.

Our grounds include romantic garden ceremony sites, our 100 year old Vermont barn, and our mountainside meadow for tented weddings of up to 300 guests. The Inn building includes our lovely dining room for smaller receptions as well as 17 guest rooms with many additional lodging options nearby. We provide everything needed to create the perfect wedding, including catering, bar, staffing, rental equipment and onsite wedding planning.

We specialize in weekend-long wedding celebrations with welcome BBQs or parties, campfires & games, wedding party lunches, receptions, good-bye brunches and everything in-between. Let us help you plan your perfect Vermont Country Wedding! 

Favorite Moment During a Wedding: When the newlyweds are walking back down the aisle after the ceremony – the look of happiness and relief is beautiful.

Favorite Vermont Activity: Hike and X-country Ski with my dogs!

Dance Floor Request: “Closing Time” by Semisonic

Investment

On average, couples spend $3,500-$14,500 to reserve West Mountain Inn for their wedding weekend. (This pricing varies based on your guest list as well as the month, date and day of the week chosen for your wedding) Our team caters all wedding meals which range from $95-$115 per person including hors d’oeuvres and dinner. Alcohol can be priced based on consumption or at a flat rate for open bar. Tables, chairs, dinnerware, linens and more are also included.Contact us for pricing details specific to your celebration!

Gallery Photo Credits: Ben Hudson Photography, K. Lenox Photography, MoHo Photo.

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 Personalized 1.7 oz Maple Syrup “Pips”

By My Own Maple

Make your special day even sweeter with a personalized maple syrup bottle wedding favor! Elevate this Vermont staple with a personalized label featuring your wedding venue, a photo of you and your partner or a ‘thank you’ message for the perfect gift. At 1.7 ounces, this is the perfect size for guests traveling.


About this maker: My Own Maple specializes in custom labels on 100% pure Vermont maple syrup. This personalized gift option is great for weddings, corporate events, retail shops, inns and B&Bs, holiday gifts, and fundraising.
 
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Personalized 8 Oz. Vermont Maple Syrup

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Personalized 8 Ounce Vermont Maple Syrup 

By My Own Maple

What’s better than pure Vermont maple syrup? That sweet maple syrup you know and love, but customized!  My Own Maple specializes in custom maple syrup bottle labels, making it the perfect addition to any bridesmaid or groomsmen gift bag. It’s also a perfect stocking stuffer for the holidays or in a gift basket for newlyweds. Filled with the purest maple syrup, this bottle will add sweetness to any morning pancake breakfast or late-night waffles.

 
About this maker: My Own Maple specializes in custom labels on 100% pure Vermont maple syrup. This personalized gift option is great for weddings, corporate events, retail shops, inns and B&Bs, holiday gifts, and fundraising.
 
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Personalized 1.7 Oz. Maple Syrup “Pips”

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Live Custom Wedding Sketches 

By Lucas K Barrett 

Lucas K Barrett specializes in quick portrait sketches that are sure to be a huge hit at any gathering. This unique offering can double as live entertainment during your reception and as a favor for guests. Each sketch takes 10 to 15 minutes to complete. For couples with larger weddings, we suggest incorporating this into your rehearsal dinner or farewell brunch. Lucas also commissions graphite, charcoal or pastel portraits from photographs – which is a great gift idea for newlywed couples!

About this maker: In the Summer of 2023, Lucas Barrett launched his live entertainment business. He entertains guests at social gatherings with his fast portrait sketching skill, and gift of gab. He loves entertaining small groups like dinner parties and rehearsal dinners where everyone gets a drawing, but also loves to put on a show for a crowd of onlookers at a wedding reception or festival.

 
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Custom Couples Wedding Portrait

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Custom Couples Wedding Sketch

By Lucas K Barrett

 What do you gift the couple who has everything? How about a hand drawn couple’s portrait? This detailed and sentimental sketch by Lucas K Barrett  is sure to be a cherished reminder of your celebration for years (or generations!) to come. A perfect gift for newlyweds.

About this maker: In the Summer of 2023, Lucas Barrett launched his live entertainment business. He entertains guests at social gatherings with his fast portrait sketching skill, and gift of gab. He loves entertaining small groups like dinner parties and rehearsal dinners where everyone gets a drawing, but also loves to put on a show for a crowd of onlookers at a wedding reception or festival.

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Live Custom Wedding Sketches

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Lucas K Barrett  

Entertainment

Lucas is a Vermont-based sketch portrait artist who sketches your wedding guests. His live artistry adds to the magic of your celebration with keepsakes that will be treasured for years to come. 

In Their Own Words:

Capture the essence of your special day with the captivating artistry of live sketching! I am Lucas, a skilled artist specializing in quick portrait sketching, offering a unique and elevated entertainment experience for your wedding.

Quick Portrait Sketches

Unlike caricatures, my quick portrait sketches are kind likenesses, worthy of framing and treasuring. Your guests will be delighted as they witness the magic unfold before their eyes! Each sketch takes just 10 to 15 minutes, and your guests won’t need to pose or remain still. I’ll seamlessly blend into the atmosphere, engaging with guests while I create their cherished keepsakes.

Please note that due to the time commitment for each sketch, providing one for every guest may not be feasible for larger weddings. Some couples opt to add live sketching to their rehearsal dinner or farewell brunch for a more intimate occasion.

Heirloom Couples Fine Art Portraits
 

I also create keepsake fine art portraits of couples, capturing a special moment from your wedding. These portraits make a perfect, sentimental gift. I’ll set up my easel where your guests can watch as I draw the portrait from start to finish during your reception.

Add live sketch art to your celebration, and allow me to create everlasting memories through each pencil stroke! 

Favorite Moment During a Wedding: The father/daughter dance at the reception. I am a proud father to a beautiful young woman. I can’t help but feel all the feelings when I see a dad’s joy on his daughter’s big day.

Favorite Vermont Activity: I love hiking and foraging with my Boston Terrier.

Dance Floor Request: The first one. No matter the song, I have the reputation of being the life of the party and the first to the dance floor. I bring that energy to my work, always trying to make it fun for everyone else.

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Grand Isle Lake House

Venue

Grand Isle Lake House is tucked away in the idyllic Champlain Islands. With beautiful views of Lake Champlain and the Adirondack Mountains, onsite accommodations and more, this wedding venue is a relaxing, lakeside oasis.

In Their Own Words:

Pamper your friends and family at a private historic hotel on Lake Champlain with full service meals provided by Let’s Pretend Catering!

Lake Champlain is one of Vermont’s greatest treasures, and the Grand Isle Lake House offers an unparalleled lakeshore setting. Celebrate your wedding May – October with sweeping views of the lake and the Green Mountains!

Our serene property boasts 13 beautiful guest rooms with exquisite woodwork and historic details. The expansive wraparound porch offers a stunning 270 degree view and is large enough for ceremonies, cocktail hours, to plated, buffet or family style dinners.

Our team is made up of friendly, experienced professionals who will create bespoke menus, provide an extensive bar service, and coordinate your event for you.

The Grand Isle Lake House has a rich history, and the building has been carefully restored to its original splendor by the Preservation Trust of Vermont for new generations to enjoy. The Lake House is operated as a partnership between the Preservation Trust and Let’s Pretend Catering. Celebrate your wedding here and take your place in this unique property’s history!

Favorite Moment During a Wedding: Just after the ceremony when everyone relaxes and the real fun starts.

Favorite Vermont Activity: All fall activities- leaf peeping, apple and pumpkin picking… the list goes on!

Dance Floor Request: Anything fast paced. 

Investment

On average, couples spend $5,500 to reserve Grand Isle Lake House for their wedding weekend. This includes a ceremony site, reception site and an onsite coordinator to assist with logistics. The rental also includes a full catering kitchen, tables and chairs. The Lake House has 13 bedrooms available to rent as well. Contact us for pricing details specific to your celebration!

Gallery Photo Credits: Elsie Goodman, Duback Photography, Danielle Allendorf

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Lion's Ridge Studio

Lake Champlain Sunset Teardrop Earrings

By Lion’s Ridge Studio

Handmade with love and hand-painted to perfection! These Lake Champlain earrings are a must-have addition to any accessory collection. This style is made to order so no two are alike- just like Vermont’s stunning, summer sunsets.

About this Maker: I am a Vermont artist working out of my small, off-the-grid home high up in the foothills of Camel’s Hump. My jewelry is made out of Titanium that is anodized and hand engraved. Each piece is completely original, meaning that I redraw each landscape scene or pattern on each piece. There are no prints or copies made. I get my inspiration from the beautiful nature that surrounds me in Vermont.