An Modern-Rustic Wedding at a Private Residence in South Londonderry, Vermont

For New Yorkers Lindsay Thomson (29 and a management consultant) and Samuel (Sam) Brill (29 and a lawyer), the Green Mountains have long been a cherished retreat from city life, where they hike through fields of wildflowers and dive into hidden swimming holes. When it came time to marry, the couple wanted to share their special place with loved ones, hosting 185 guests at Lindsay’s family’s house in Vermont. “It’s full of happy memories,” Lindsay says. The couple brought nature into every detail of the day. During the lakeside ceremony, birch trees framed the jasmine-and-eucalyptus covered chuppah, made by the bride’s mother. In honor of the bride’s Scottish heritage, a bagpiper played as Lindsay and Sam walked up the grass aisle. Wearing a silk crepe gown with an asymmetrical back, the bride carried ranunculus, garden roses, scabiosa and sweet pea vines. Bouquets included locally grown cosmos, dahlias and Queen Anne’s lace. The couple’s chocolate lab, Nellie, walked down the aisle and sat through the ceremony. Garlands and wildflowers brought the outdoors inside the sailcoth tent, with farm table arrangments made from eucalyptus and local mountain ash. “We wanted the wedding design to celebrate and complement the setting,” Lindsay says. The cake, a cream-cheese-frosted take on morning glory muffins, was crowned with the bride’s grandparents’ cake topper. Guests dined on gazpacho shooters, heirloom tomatoes and grilled sirloin. Seating cards were nestled in moss-filled card catalog trays, a fitting touch for a couple who met in grad school. Tasting spoons of crème brûlée were among the temptations on the dessert table. The couple swayed to Bob Dylan’s “Girl from the North Country” for their first dance.