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Real Wedding | Chelsea & Thomas

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Chelsea and Thomas had just made a life-altering commitment with each other - the purchase of their first home together, in Underhill, Vermont - when Thomas presented Chelsea with another, his marriage proposal. It may seem a little home-spun, but for Chelsea and Thomas home-spun is just their speed. They grew up together, going to elementary and high school together, in the small town of Hinesburg, Vermont. Their wedding day was full of personal, home-spun touches from their closest friends and family. Here is more on what Chelsea had to share about their special day:

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WHY DID YOU CHOOSE VERMONT FOR YOUR WEDDING? We chose to be married in Hinesburg, Vermont because this is our hometown. It is a very special place for the two of us. The ceremony was held at my relatives (David & Kathleen Newton) home overlooking a majestic pond and a short walk away, my parents have a beautiful piece of property were we held the reception. It created a beautiful backdrop of Vermont charm with green grass, lush trees and beautiful mountain views. 

HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR VENUE? I had always dreamt of being married and having my reception on our family’s land.  Our dear Family friend Amy Deavitt married us with a personal, special heartfelt ceremony. 

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WHAT WAS YOUR THEME/COLOR PALETTE? The color palette was Coral Pink and rustic pallets. 

WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE DETAIL FROM YOUR WEDDING? My favorite detail from the wedding would have to be the food. With the Wood Fired Pizza we enjoyed an assortment of pizza that could be enjoyed by any pallet. For dessert my friend (Jessica Guillemette) and I baked an assortment of desserts to create a glorious dessert table that included everything from cupcakes to crème burlee. This gave our guests a variety of choices to choose from for dessert. A laidback meal was a perfect reflection of our style.

HOW DID YOUR WEDDING REFLECT YOUR RELATIONSHIP AS A COUPLE? Our wedding was the perfect reflection of Thomas and I as a couple. With everything from the down to earth atmosphere, the fireworks display, the outdoor ceremony, the wood fired pizza, the rustic decorations, outdoor games, bonfire…  it was simply the best way to reflect our relationship in one day possible. Please are still talking about how much fun it was. 

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WHAT WERE SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE MOMENTS? A favorite moment from the wedding by many guests would have to be the Fireworks display. It was so beautiful, fun and celebratory. The perfect way to show our love. The entire town of Hinesburg was lit up and families all around the town went out to watch them. It was simply magical.

WHAT SONG DID YOU CHOOSE FOR YOUR FIRST DANCE? Faithfully by Journey a classic! 

HOW DID YOUR VENDORS HELP MAKE YOUR WEDDING DAY PERFECT? Our venders helped to create a welcoming fun day for all. With the help of many hands our day became so unique and special because of all of the collaboration from so many of our friends, family and vendors. We were overwhelmed by the generosity of family, friends and neighbors. It really was a very memorable occasion. 

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WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE OTHER COUPLES PLANNING THEIR WEDDING? Keep it simple! Guests really enjoyed the relaxing atmosphere. Setup some different locations for people to mingle. For example the fire pit was perfect for guests who needed a little getaway from the music and dancing but could still enjoy the company of others. 

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FEATURED VENDORS | Floral Design: Chappell's FloristPHOTOGRAPHER: Jonathan Couture Photography BAR SERVICES & SPIRITS: Bevo CAKES & CUPCAKES: Sugar Momma's CATERING: Open Hearth Pizza DJ SERVICES: Cody Rice EVENT LIGHTING: Stage Works EVENT RENTALS & LINENS: Alfresco Vermont Country Weddings, & Tents | GOWN: A Trace of Lace Bridal Boutique | HAIR & MAKEUP: Mandy Paquette INVITATIONS: Michaels JEWELRY: Perrywinkle's Fine Jewelry MUSICIANS: Sarah Molina RECEPTION SITE: Family Home in Hinesburg, Vermont WEDDING OFFICIANTS: Amy Deavitt WEDDING REGISTRY & GIFTS: Bed Bath & Beyond