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Alexis and Zach – Our Love Story

Zach and I got married September 5th at the Maquam Barn and Winery, in Milton, Vermont! I grew up 10min from the Maquam barn. It had always been my dream to have a fall wedding in a barn in Vermont. Who doesn’t love the fall in Vermont. When we started looking at different barn venues in Vermont, Maquam was still in the beginning stages of being built. When we first went and saw it, we knew instantly that this is where we would get married. We both fell in love with it even while it was still being built. The views of the Adirondack Mountains were breathtaking, and the fact that they were able to restore an old barn from Vermont and make it into this beautiful venue was so appealing to us. The folks at Maquam were also amazing to work with and made the process of planning the wedding very simple and were willing to work with us on so many aspects of the wedding. The Venue is also very large inside, with a large patio outside. 

How we meet – We met online while Zach was working in Boston and I was attending nursing school. After 9 months of knowing each other we did a year long distance as I moved to NC to pursue my career. I then moved back to Boston a year later.

First date – our first date was at the very fancy establishment of Moe’s (lol). We’re both very simple people who love just spending time with each other and don’t do very fancy dates often. More low key is our style.

The proposal – Zach told me we were going to meet one of his friends for a double date at Tony C’s in Boston, right on the water. His friend said he was on the deck outback by the watering waiting for his girlfriend so we went back there to meet him. Matt(his friend) gave me a hug and while he was hugging me Zach got down on one knee. I turned and saw him then heard a bunch of screaming, both of our families were there. Mine from VT and his from MD. We then hung out at the bar for a while then went and had a big dinner in the North End.

Info on the look, feel, design, colors and vision of the day. – We wanted the day to feel like a simple, outdoor Vermont barn wedding, yet with a touch of rustic elegance.  What’s nice about this venue, it’s so beautiful on its own, not a lot of decorating needs to be done. Most of our decorations were handmade by myself and our families. A lot of the decorations were from both of our families old farms as well which we felt made our wedding more intimate. For example, all of the wooden signs we made out of wood from my great grandparents’ old dairy farm barn, and the old windows came out of Zach’s Aunts Farm house. We wanted to include these pieces as we wanted our wedding to be intimate and also be about the joining of our families and not just the two of us. We tried to keep the colors very neutral, going with whites, Mauve, and Navy. Again, the Venue was so beautiful on its own, we didn’t want anything that would take away from the beauty of that. The point of the wedding was for our families and friends to all come together and really just have a big party to celebrate us and our families, and I’d say that’s exactly what it was! Plus who doesn’t love a maple creemee truck at a wedding!

I also want to thank all of our vendors!!!

DJ/Videographer – Supersounds

Photographer – Jay (Portrait Gallery)

Flowers – Sarahs Weddings

Caterer – Mark BBQ

Creemee truck – Palmers

Bar Service – 802 Cocktails

Cupcakes/Cakes – My Kids Kitchen

Makeup – Mirror Mirror

Hair – Always Hair