Destination Wedding Perfection
If a destination wedding is on your mind, you need a setting as memorable as the first time you met. A place where you can do it up or dress it down, depending on your style.
THE WHOLE NINE YARDS.
We think Manchester has it all. Rolling meadows, majestic mountains, fabulous foliage, and storybook scenes. Plus, boutique hotels, turn of the century mansions, and classic country estates. We’re driving distance from New York City, Hartford, and Boston, with a cache of the country’s most talented wedding pros. Planners, floral designers, cake bakers, caterers, musicians…you name it, we’ve got it.
All the Pros.
Plus, we’ve got a super lingerie shop with expert staff and a cadre of local boutiques stocking inspired ingredients for welcome bags and wedding favors. Some of our favorite vendors include Vermont Flowers, Tara Pollio Floral Event Design, and Flowers by Cara. We love cake maker Irene Maston, and Mother Myricks for cakes, LuLu, and favors, too. If you’ve already booked your ceremony and venue but are exploring caterers for the night before or after-brunch, check out the Perfect Wife right here in MVT, and in the area, Thyme Tables and Village Roots. All primo.
For a little town tucked away in the mountains, we’re chock full of dreamy venues, each with a dedicated event planning staff. Imagine a country chic reception in the Inn at Manchester’s celebration barn or a custom package at the new boutique Kimpton Hotel. Views and vistas abound at Equinox’s Pond Pavilion while the renovated barns at River Road Farm become your own private oasis. And for a touch of history and sophistication, the Wilburton Inn Estate, iconic Hildene, and the Southern Vermont Art Center. For an intimate celebration or elopement, consider any one of our elegant inns. And your guests? You can put them up just about anywhere. MVT’s got you covered.
Last fall’s Boston Magazine feature is filled with tips from event planning expert Janet Dunnington; everything from guest accommodations to fun activities to mini-moon inspiration. Take a peek! And while you’re at it browse VT Vows and Paige Hiller’s Vermont Wedding Style.
Celia Kelly is the photographer featured here. A graduate of The Hallmark Institute of Photography, her work has taken her around the world and back again. And while she’s shot hundreds of weddings (and engagements) at New England’s most romantic spots, she makes her home base here in the green mountains with husband Joe, son Oliver, and four-legged babe Indi.
Her wedding albums capture more than the day’s events. They catch all of the delicate details so you can revisit them for years to come. Brides and grooms praise her effortless, easy-going style as much as they adore their finished photos. An added perk, husband Joe Bell is an accomplished DJ offering top of the line sound equipment and custom playlists that will take you seamlessly from cocktail hour to dance party without a blink. Celia and Joe love to work together and it shows. They’ll deliver images you’re in love with and music that plays to your soul.
Learn more: Celia Kelly Photography and JSB Music. Connect with Celia via Facebook or Insta. Happy Planning!