Last October, we designed/planned an amazing wedding weekend up in Vermont. Like most big events, there were myriad of puzzle piece that factored into the how, when and where of the celebration, and in this case, we were working around Shabbat: which offered us a night time start and a late end… so we were in search of a venue outside the long arm of the local law, where noise ordinances did not apply. We wanted to make use of the amazing barn, but since it wasn’t large enough to house the bulk of the event, we tented for cocktails and dinner. My favorite part of the night though, was the transition from the dinner back to the barn for dancing…. where we had our staff lined up with Japanese lanterns ready to assist the guests in a mass release. It was a romantic, fun, gorgeous moment that really engaged the guests AND was the perfect transition from the emotional toasts heard during dinner and the more wild vibe in the barn (where, btw, we hung a discoball) Japanese Lantern releases are definitely becoming a wedding trend on the rise (get it… they float), but a word to the wise: this is an activity that needs SOBER adult supervision if you get my drift… (ha! Drift! Get it… they drift…)
Below, some images from this awesome party shot by Josie Miner with a special focus on the dreamy lanterns. For more pics and detail shots of this wedding, please visit us here.
Ceremony seating in the round.
Guests moved on to the cocktail/dinner tents.
And then, the pretty awesome lantern release….
After the lantern interlude, guests headed back to the barn for a wild night that went into the morning!