Anniversary Post: Winter Wedding at The Ponds at Bolton Valley Vermont

As I'm on maternity leave, I'm reposting some of my favorite weddings as anniversary posts. 

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FIRST LOOK AT PONDS AT BOLTON VALLEY - WINTER WEDDING

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This was a spectacular winter wedding at The Ponds at Bolton Valley.  Note the unified approach they have with the design - how everything perfectly suits the winter theme, and the elegant vaulted cedar ceiling inside.  The Great Room at the Ponds has this massive floor to ceiling riverstone fireplace, which had a mantle that was laid out with birch branches and white candles - setting a warm and inviting mood.  

Guests rode up in yellow school buses and were greeted by a signpost (again handmade and painted by Christa’s dad) acknowledging the distances that everyone had traveled and then with a hot chocolate bar!

Christa and Alex had hoped for a beautiful winter outdoor ceremony, and they got it.  They shoveled out a stage, where the bridal party and a few guests stood in a small circle around them.  The rest of the guests banded together on the deck, clustered under the heat lamps, enjoying the outdoor ceremony and it’s breathtaking panoramic views of the snow covered pond and mountains.  The bridesmaids kept warm with leggings, boots (hidden nicely under snow length dresses, and brilliant green cardigan and coordinating navy blue scarves and mittens.  

And then we were inside.  Mittens and cardigans and scarves discarded for hugging and dancing.  There were toasts and tears and songs. There was delicious food and wine.  And there was lots of dancing. Because when Groove Authority plays your wedding, the dancing doesn't stop.  Alex and his brother took out their guitars and played a few tunes too, to everyone's delight.

Thank you for inviting us to be a part of documenting your wedding day.  

WINTER WEDDING INSPIRATION

Alex and Christa designed a beautiful winter wedding with gorgeous and thoughtful details woven throughout the day.  These were lovingly created by Christa, Alex and Christa’s dad.  Here are a few of my favorite hand made rustic winter wedding details.