- 8 years ago
- Wedding: September 2010
So as I have said before…we are getting married on October 16, 2010 in Chester, VT at the Fox Chair Mountain Farm, so we ventured up here this weekend to do tastings, check out inns and bed and breakfasts for guests, talk to photographers and florists…Here is what we have learned, good bad and amazing.
Well still in love with Fox Chair, the guys are just amazing and the property is so beautiful and unique we are so excited…
Occassions: DONT EVEN BOTHER>>>>unorganized, so “busy” can’t be bothered returning phone calls and generally a major disappointment. We had scheduled a tasting with them (1.5 hrs from Chester) and then come to find out the only “tasting” is a free meal in their restaurant, so you can’t even try the food you would be serving. Seriously ladies around here you can do much better.
A Vermont Table: Terri Ziter flies under the radar, and we are so glad she does. SHE NAILED IT! She came to Fox Chair and did a fabulous tasting and was so open, genuine and flexible. We loved her!!!! A small company but as far as I am concerned a top notch operation. The food was spectacular and she was so honest, we wanted to do a cheese fondue for an appetizer, she was so honest, said it would be really hard to do and would congeal and have bread bits floating in it! I love when professionals give you the truth.
Noel’s Catering: Tasting tomorrow will provide update, but they too have been so responsive and absolutely professional. Really looking forward to meeting with them.
Elizabethan Fare: Tasting tomorrow.
Rehearsal Dinner: Stonehearth Inn
We love love love Sheldon and heart the Stonehearth! They are so warm and easy going and have a great pub for everyone to meet up at following the dinner for pre-festivity liver conditioning! The place is kid and adult friendly has the most laid back vibe and the food is simple and absolutely yummy! You walk in and your family
The Inn at Cranberry Farm: This is where our families are staying, Pam the owner is a sweetheart and the place is beautiful well appointed and if you are not a fan of the more period B&Bs and Inns around it is a more recent addition to the area with a ski lodge type feel but open and airy! Located on 200 acres with a waterfall and covered bridge, if the Fox Chair hadn’t swept us away and Sheldon hadn’t stolen our hearts we would have loved to work with them on the rehearsal or even the wedding.
Photographer: Roger Ramirez, what a guy open flexible with a heart of gold. He is somewhat new to the world of wedding photography but his pics display a warmth that really comes through in all the pics, those moments that are not easy to capture and require someone with a thoughtful eye and the ability to remain in the background but be present to grab those priceless pics.
Florist: More on this later.
Who we nixed right off the bat…
Bloods Catering, to their credit they did “let go” the guy we were dealing with and we already had quite a few people we were talking too so we just let that one go.