Destination: Stowe, Vermont with Mackenzie & Jim


So many things lined up perfectly to make this dream wedding come true. First, it was my last open weekend of the summer and I knew there was a reason! So off we went to Edson Hill, the crown jewel of the area complete with streams, a private lake, horses, and it’s own private cabins right out of a magazine. Not to mention the view! These two picked style and adventure and the work crew spent two days assembling this fairytale setting with a series of tents and marque flooring, which was music to the soul band’s ears. MacKenzie thought of everything to make her people feel right at home nestled in the Green Mountains. The team at Edson Hill went above and beyond to create the most incredible guest experience we have ever witnessed and Janelle Vick, of White Confetti Wedding Planning, teamed with the venue staff to make the day seamless.

The rehearsal kicked off the fun with a lovely lakeside run-thought followed by dinner on the private dining back patio. The event would carry on to the Von Trapp Family Bier Hall up the mountain for toasting Austrian-style, all thanks to Jim’s fun family. MacKenzie’s family is very special to me as we go back almost fifteen years so I really wanted to make the wedding day special. As the guys got ready at the stables, the ladies rocked out in the bridal room. After their romantic creek side first look, they exchanged letters. Downtown Stowe is special to the pair, so it made sense to stroll down main street and be the toast of the town. Horns honked and friends and locals alike waved their approval and excitement for the couple. We felt like celebrities for the day. As we retreated back to Edson Hill, the sun started the countdown to “I do” and a lively cocktail hour would ensue. We stepped away just long enough catch our breathe in an old horse pasture before joining the dance party. The midnight sky turned to navy and the tents glowed orange like the sun, all with a soundtrack of laughter that could be heard from miles thanks to the Crazy Cam. We would close this party down! Needless to say, the Vicks fell in love with Vermont, Edson Hill, and MacKenzie & Jim. We miss you all deeply!

Contributing Vendors: Edson Hill (venue and catering), White Confetti (wedding planner), Bramble & Bloom (florist), Rain or Shine Vermont (rental decor), North Country Cakes (dessert), Rime Arodaky (dress), Ted Baker (suit), Mirror Mirror Vermont (makeup), Finishing Touch Vermont (hair), Paper Rock Scissor (invitations), Crazy Cam (photo booth), The Sultans (music), Vermont Chauffeured Transportation (transportation)