A Rustic Winter Wedding at The Green Mountain Inn in Stowe, Vermont

Rustic, whimsical and vintage perfectly came together to create Jeannine Cozzens (32 and an elementary school teacher) and Frank "Chip" Galusha’s (30 and a statistician) stunning winter wedding. “We had our wedding in Stowe, Vermont,” Jeannine says. “This was an obvious choice for us, being that one of the things we like to do most is ski. I always dreamed of a winter wedding, and this was the perfect setting for outdoor recreation with a quintessential New England feel.” The couple chose Blessed Sacrament Church in Stowe, Vermont, for their traditional Catholic ceremony, which was decorated with stunning stained-glass windows and painted wooden walls. The reception at The Green Mountain Inn carried the same natural, rustic feel with birch tree branches, antlers and pine throughout the decor. Uncle George's Flowers created the gorgeous floral arrangements that included baby’s breath -- a detail that was important to Jeannine. “I used a lot of baby’s breath,” she says. “I liked the delicate feel, and it reminded me of snowflakes. It is also a flower my mom used around the house when I was growing up, so it brought back memories of my childhood.” In honor of their winter wedding, the couple used an icy blue and ivory color palette. LaMonde Photography beautifully captured all the details of the day. One of our favorite parts was the ultra-local menu. “I loved how the menu accented ingredients Vermont is known for, like maple syrup and cheddar cheese.” Jeannine and Chip loved how intimate their wedding was -- only 67 guests. “Our desire to keep our wedding on the smaller side was to allow us to make all our guests feel special,” Jeannine says. “With a smaller number of guests, Chip and I felt we were able to interact with everyone who traveled so far to be with us on our special day.”