your heart —
and heavy with love
your love —
and warm like summer.
Although they both attended the small Saint Michael’s College in Burlington, Vermont it wasn’t until Megan and Sean were both living in the Boston area that they connected at a local bar via mutual friends. They hit it off and began dating, and Sean asked Megan to marry him during a summer trip to Acadia National Park in Maine. Early on in the planning process it was decided that they would exchange vows at their alma mater, in the beautiful chapel on campus. The Old Lantern Inn, in nearby Charlotte, was the perfect fit for Megan’s vision of a rustic and family-oriented wedding.
Of course no one could have predicted that on a Saturday in June in Vermont (where you typically see early summer temps top out around 80) that it would be during the biggest heat wave we’ve had in years. Everyone was chugging ice water and fanning themselves as they got ready, with the youngest members of the wedding party even hiding out in Megan’s parents’ basement to beat the heat. Despite the sweltering heat, both bride and groom looked cool and calm as Megan walked down the aisle of the Saint Michael’s chapel on the arms of both of her parents.
They were well prepared at the Old Lantern Inn, with lots of cold drinks at the bar and brought outside to the bridal party, fans blasting in the barn, and lawn games set up in the shade. The sunflowers that Megan picked out for her bouquets and centerpieces were the perfect match for the country setting and bright atmosphere. The tables were all named after Ben and Jerry’s ice cream flavors as a nod to Vermont’s own iconic company that even showed up later in the reception for the guests to enjoy with dessert. The wonderful caterers at the Old Lantern created a menu that was as Vermont country as you can get: maple basted roast turkey, homemade macaroni and cheese, and apple-celery stuffing are exactly what you would expect to sit down and eat with a big group of family that you love, right?!
Speaking of love, Megan and Sean are one of those couples that completely makes sense as soon as you see them together. They both have such kindhearted and helpful natures (Megan is a second grade teacher and Sean is a nurse) and it’s obvious that each of them just feels lucky to have found the other. Children gravitate to Meg like the pied piper; Sean is calm and collected no matter the situation. They danced their first dance to “How Sweet it Is” by James Taylor and no song could have fit better for this joy-filled and smitten couple.
Venue/Catering: Old Lantern Inn
Flowers: Clayton Floral
Video: Diggity Productions
Hair/Makeup: The Elite Team
Wedding Dress: Vows
Bridesmaids Dresses: Azazie
Dessert: Ben and Jerry’s
Music: Moonlight Entertainment
Photography: Ever After Vermont
Congratulations Megan and Sean, it was a dream working with both of you on your lovely wedding in Charlotte!
Images by Elysha Thurston. Design by Foil & Ink