Sophia and Ben were set up by mutual friends. Sophia's best friend from college, Laura, ended up transferring to University of Vermont where she met Ben's best friend, Dan. Laura and Dan ended up setting them up long distance!
While trekking up Mt. Mansfield to show Sophia where Ben's dad's ashes were spread, Ben had something special tucked away in his gym shorts. Not knowing when, or where, or how he'd pop the question, they reached the summit to a beautiful view and twenty or so other people. Not able to get the courage to propose with an audience, they started their descent; passing dogs and other couples along the way. On the way down, Sophia found a spot that would make the perfect picture. Hopping up on the big rock, Sophia urged Ben to join her, which he did. He quickly pulled her close and kissed her on the forehead. “Will you marry me?” Sophia said as she often joked. Getting down on one knee, Ben then replied, “Will you marry me?”
Sophia and Ben held their romantic and rustic themed wedding at Summerfield Farms, incorporating dusty blue, rose and ivory accents, and lots of greenery and succulents.
CEREMONY/RECEPTION Summerfield Farms
PHOTOGRAPHY Danielle Flake Photography
BRIDESMAIDS’ DRESSES WeddingtonWay.com
GROOM/GROOMSMEN’S FORMALWEAR CombatGent.com
INVITATIONS thepaintgrind (the bride)
CAKE In lieu of a cake, we chose to do s'mores by the fire pit
CATERING Fresh.Local.Good. food group
FLOWERS FLORA Wedding + Event Flowers
OFFICIANT All Faiths Wedding Officiants of the Triad
HAIR/MAKEUP Updo's Studio
WEDDING PLANNER Thepaintgrind (aka the Bride)
WEDDING COORDINATOR Patricia Huerta
MUSIC/LIGHTING DJ Harlem
RENTALS Carolina Event Rentals
FAVORS Koozies designed by thepaintgrind (the bride)
TRANSPORTATION Holiday Tours
HONEYMOON/TRAVEL CTA Travel Services
FLORAL PRESERVATION Instead of preserving the flowers professionally, I rooted the succulents!
SEWING/ALTERATIONS Sara's Alterations
GOWN PRESERVATION Organic Cleaners
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