Middlebury Vermont Wedding

I just love a romantic, garden-style wedding and it was a beautiful day for Maija and Brian’s wedding in Middlebury, Vermont.  A ceremony at Mead Chapel was a perfect location for these Middlebury College graduates followed by a reception at Waybury Inn.

They did their planning from Vermont and Massachusetts as the bride was in Medical School and the groom coaches college baseball–yup, I know a few friends who would call this a dream job!–and then, Maija took an opportunity to do an internship in Peru which had her returning to the good ole USA only a couple of weeks before their big day!

Their gardeny wedding came together beautifully with a color palette of soft pinks, white, coral, peach, yellow and orange.

The bride wanted a romantic, summery feeling for their wedding.  Her bouquet included coral peonies, pink ranunculus, two-tone white and pink dahlias, peach spray roses, as well as two varieties of two-tone pink roses and spray roses.

The bridesmaids wore lovely light grey dresses and carried bouquets with a touch of yellow to brighten the palette.

Here’s a shot of all the bouquets boxed up and ready to go to Middlebury!

David took a photo of the centerpieces before placing them on the tables.   These arrangements included peonies, freesia, ranunculus, roses, spray roses, dahlias, sweet William and hydrangea.

The centerpieces were all a little bit different since they wanted a slightly organic and eclectic feeling.  They were designed in white ceramic containers with a vintage-garden style.

I love these menu cards!  The favors were maple sugar candies individually wrapped at each setting.

Ceremony arrangements from Mead Chapel were moved to the porch at the Inn.

The tent definitely had a romantic, gardeny feel for the reception with tissue paper peonies on the tent poles.  My husband said, “Those paper flowers look like these peonies in the centerpieces.”  To which I replied, “Yep, they’re supposed to!”  Nice work, Maija!

For all the thought and TLC that went into planning this wedding one of my absolute favorite details were the table numbers.  I’ve never seen tables numbered like this before…they picked numbers that had special meaning to them…SO for example table 30 represented “the number of days Brian was forced to take over wedding planning because Maija was working in a Peruvian hospital.”  They also had table 1.38 which was the price of gas when they went on their first date.  Ummm…yeah, you should totally steal this idea because it’s pretty great!

Congratulations to Maija and Brian!  It was a beautiful day in Middlebury {quite possibly the nicest day of the season so far!} and I hope it was all you dreamed it would be!
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  • Maija Cheung

    July 18, 2011 at 8:31am ·

    Thank you so much Alison for making our day so beautiful! Everyone was raving about the flowers and how exquisite and unique they were – exactly what I wanted. I just wish they would last forever so I could be constantly surrounded by that beauty. Thanks again!
    ~ Maija

  • alison

    July 18, 2011 at 9:14am ·

    Maija, I am so happy that you were happy! Notes like this just make my day! It was wonderful working with you. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leavin’ some love!

  • Anna

    September 14, 2011 at 1:09pm ·


    I was browsing the web – looking specifically for beautiful flower arrangements that include ranunculus (my favorite flower). I stumbled across your site and am THRILLED I did! I love your work, especially what you created for this wedding.

    You are very talented and I hope to see more from you soon.


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