Destination Wedding: Sandy and Craig, Woodstock, Vermont
Sandy and Craig’s Snowy Celebration
Sandy headed out to a happy hour fundraiser at a bar in Hoboken, New Jersey, back in 2010 with the intent on bringing home enough money so her running team could compete in an upcoming race. Little did she know, she’d also meet her future husband, Craig.
Three year’s later, Sandy and Craig celebrated their love during a joyously white wedding weekend in Vermont that even Winter Storm Nemo couldn’t dampen.
Dreamy Winter Destination
Sandy and Craig both grew up skiing in Vermont and the bride’s family is deeply rooted in the snowy state. "Woodstock, in particular, embodied that quintessential 'Vermont feel' that Craig and I love," said Sandy. It also captured their love of the outdoors and offered lots of activities for their adventurous guests to enjoy all weekend.
Memorable Keepsakes for the 'Maids
Gift for the Guys
Craig gave monogrammed cigar boxes to each of his groomsmen.
The bride accessorized for her big day with heirloom earrings borrowed from her sister-in-law, a vintage bracelet, and her engagement ring—which was designed by her uncle who owns MJ Harrington & Co. in Newport, New Hampshire.
Bridesmaids in Blue
The couple took portraits at an historic covered bridge in Woodstock prior to the ceremony so they could enjoy the cocktail reception. "To say it was cold out is an understatement!" said Sandy. "But props go to the photographers and videographers who stood out there for hours on end—never complaining!"
Rustic Ring Pillow
Historic Winter Storm Nemo came raging through Vermont just before the wedding weekend, but that didn’t stop loyal friends and family from trekking to Woodstock for the welcome dinner the night before the big day. The stormy night, however, made way for blue skies for Saturday's cozy ceremony with loads of snow on the ground. Wisely, the duo planned to say 'I do' indoors at St. James Episcopal Church.
A Wacky Welcome
Cocktail hour was held immediately following the ceremony at The Woodstock Inn. For a fun and different sign-in experience, Sandy and Craig supplied custom-made Madlib cards for guests to fill out.
Classic Seating Set-Up
The escort card display was kept simple yet unique with logs and twigs spread among the table and a stunning floral arrangement taking center stage.
Framed Family Photos
As a nod to their marital role models, wedding photos of the couple's grandparents and parents were displayed on a vintage sled with a wooden sign that read, "Where it All Began."
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Wood slices propped up elegant table numbers so guests could find their seats.
Keeping with the rustic theme, but making each table slightly unique, centerpieces were a mix of tall pillar candles with flowers while others had smaller candles and short vases.
Married Dance Moves
Sandy and Craig spun to "Free Fallin" by Tom Petty for their first dance as Mr. and Mrs.
Not big "cake people," the couple decided on their favorite wintery pies for dessert—apple for the bride and pumpkin for the groom.
Photographer: Stacey Hedman
Wedding planner: Devon Harrison at The Woodstock Inn
Catering and dessert: The Woodstock Inn
Florist: Tara Pollio
Officiant: Reverand Norman MacLeod
Stationery: Swiss Cottage Designs
Entertainment: Beantown, Tim Wilson Productions
Hair: Wedding Tresses
Makeup: Katrina Hess
Videographer: Long Haul Films