These two made it happen! They got married in Vermont, in a friends house and made all the details themselves. Ashley’s Free People dress is stunning! This wedding was also featured on Junebug Weddings.
Some notes from the bride —
Our happy place has always been Londonderry, Vermont. George and I are New Jersey natives but Vermont is where we fell in love with nature and deeply with one another. It is also where George proposed to me on Lover’s Lane with his great grandmother’s ring. It seemed only right that we share this magical place with our closest family and friends.
Where did you do your first look?
George and I chose to do first looks at Lowell Lake State Park to shake off any pre-wedding jitters. I was afraid of (happy) crying the entire ceremony! It was so renewing being outside by the lake and walking barefoot in the woods with our bridal party…what an amazing beginning to the best day of our lives.
What personal elements did you incorporate into your wedding?
We incorporated many personal elements into our outdoor ceremony. For starters, George and I were wed by his aunt who brought to life the script we wrote. Together, we exchanged hand written vows and included our parents in a Unity Planting Ceremony. Before our wedding, we gathered dirt from our hometowns that we brought to Vermont. With our parents holding the dirt and water, we added them to our plant to symbolize the joining of our lives together and growth of our love.
Ultimately, we wanted the beauty of our love and the natural surroundings to shine as we shared our unique point of view. For us this meant writing the ceremony script, the vows, the toast, being our own wedding designers and making the centerpieces, signage, etc. The year leading up to our wedding was a DIY extravaganza and we enjoyed every moment of it! Our seating chart was made from found birch branches, jute twine, tags and assorted décor like robin’s eggs and paper flowers from Recollections.
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