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Best of Vermont Wedding Guide

chocolate dessert buffet

The summer air is filled with love.  Maybe it's just the season, the constant phone calls for chocolate wedding favors, or because we had three members of our LCC family get married last month, but it feels like there has been an added abundance of Vermont weddings this year.  Planning a wedding can be amazing, but it can also be tedious and overwhelming.  There are just so many vendors to choose from and so many details to plan.  With all the talk of nuptials over the past couple of weeks, we decided to compile an unofficial best of Vermont wedding list.

Best Vermont Wedding Venue:
Basin Harbor Club

Basin Harbor Club wedding

Picking the right location can be difficult, after all your venue is the backdrop to your entire wedding. From rustic Vermont barn nuptials to dramatic slope-side soirees to picturesque garden ceremonies straight out of a fairy tale, Vermont offers an abundance of options.  Our top pick is the Basin Harbor Club in Vergennes, VT where you can watch the sunset across beautiful Lake Champlain as you say "I Do."  (After all, more than our fair share of LCC couples have been married at this iconic location.)

Best Vermont Wedding Cake:
Sweet Simone's

Sweet Simone's Vermont Wedding Cake

Sweet Simone's does it all - from traditional wedding cakes and cupcakes displays to full dessert tables and even pastries plates for the morning after brunch. Let Lisa and her team create a cake for your big day that is as beautiful as it is delicious. (Insider tip: the coconut cake is absolutely divine.)

Best Vermont Wedding Rings:
Jane Frank & WERKSTATT

Jane Frank custom wedding ring

Deep in the heart of Burlington's Old North End is Jane Frank's studio, WERKSTATT. At this quaint studio couples can bring old pieces of family jewelry and use it to design and handcraft their very own wedding bands.  (Not the craftiest person? Don't worry, expert jeweler Jane Frank helps along the entire process so that your rings turn out just the way you dreamed they would be.)

Best Vermont Wedding Dress Shop:
Fiori Bridal Boutique

Vermont wedding dress boutique

Photo Credit: Christian Arthur Photography

The sensation of excited fills the room whenever you enter into Fiori Bridal Boutique. Exquisite dress after dress line the blush pink walls as you are greeted with a warm welcome. From formal princess gowns, to not-so traditional coral pink tea length dresses, and everything in between - Nicole and her staff are as passionate about helping you find the right dress as we are about chocolate.  Enjoy the experience and say yes to the dress!

Best Vermont Wedding Flowers:
Stray Cat Flower Farm

Stray Cat Vermont wedding flower bouquet

Don't settle for imported flower arrangements.  Embrace the beauty that Vermont has to offer with locally grown flowers from Stray Cat Flower Farm. Their designers are happy to work with you to create the perfect bouquets and centerpieces.  Or, visit their farm at the Intervale Center to buy in bulk and do it all yourself!

Best Vermont Wedding Music:
Vermont Symphony Orchestra Ensembles

Vermont Symphony Orchestra ensembles

We understand that it's your special day and you want to make it perfect.  Make it a day to remember by walking down the aisle to the sweet sounds of the Vermont Symphony Orchestra Ensembles. Daniel, the ensemble coordinator, will work with you to make sure your ensemble to suits your ceremony vision - a harpist, a trio, or a quartet. (Looking for an ensemble that can also play at your reception? These well-versed musicians have a repertoire that includes everything from Beethoven to Coldplay!)

Best Vermont Wedding Caterer:
Cloud 9 Catering

Cloud 9 catering VT

Make it a day to remember with a delicious meal from Cloud 9 Caterers. Sarah and her passionate team at Cloud 9 take the Vermont farm to table movement to a whole new level.  As part of both the Slow Food Vermont and Farm Fresh Vermont Network they strive to source their food as local and organic as possible. For you, this Eco-conscious approach means that you and your guests get to dine on the best that Vermont has to offer!

Best Vermont Wedding Pictures:
Gusto Photos

Gusto Photos Vermont's best wedding photographer

It's the biggest day of your life; don't just settle for mediocre photos. Matthew Gustafson takes a unique approach to capturing candid wedding photos that are both vibrant and beautiful. This long-time Lake Champlain Chocolates' fanatic is enthusiastic documenting the precious, unscripted moments that make your day so special.

Best Vermont Wedding Favors:
Lake Champlain Chocolate Truffles

personalized chocolate favor boxes

Looking for a delicious way to thank your guests? Surprise them with the ultimate taste of Vermont. Choose from a selection of our legendary gourmet truffles, organic chocolate hearts, individually wrapped chocolate squares, or our iconic Chocolates of Vermont! Or, make it a summer wedding to remember with a visit from the Lake Champlain Chocolates ice cream truck.  Whatever you choose, these gourmet treats are sure to hit the sweet spot!