Vermont is near and dear to my heart because Burlington is "home". Even though I spend the majority of my time in St. Augustine, where I reside (or traveling, as you know if you follow my journey on IG, FB or here), I spend at least a month every summer in Burlington. Melissa & Bri's wedding day was my first of my 2017 Vermont summer season. And what a great way to kick it off!
Melissa & Bri had their heart set on the rooftop terrace (at Champlain College), as Bri is a working sculpture artist and both have an eye for art and design. The day started off with a chance of rain and it began to sprinkle as soon as they walked down the aisle, but no one seemed to notice. Everyone was so excited to watch them get married—and then the sun came out! The reception turned out to be beautiful, with the sun setting on Lake Champlain and many of the guests sat outside enjoying the view.
A word from Melissa, "The best advice I would give to any bride would be to invest in vendors that you trust. If you are confident in their ability to do their job well, and if everyone agrees on a collective vision then it's so much easier to let go and let them take the reigns. You don't have to worry about anything on the day of because you know everyone's got it covered. In Vermont you have SO many options that it can be a little tricky, so research and communication are key. Also I would recommend not putting all of your eggs in the weather basket because Vermont is so fickle—but when the day finally came I didn't care at all!"
Getting ready: Bri’s family home and Champlain College
Ceremony & reception venue: Champlain College Rooftop Terrace
DJ: Tyler with TopHat Entertainment
Cupcakes: June Banks at Snaffle Sweets
Flowers: Price Chopper
Hair and Makeup: Sarah Oullette
Dresses: David’s Bridal