August 24, 2019, Stowe, VT
Chris and Josh traveled from Somerville, Mass. for their summer nuptials at Strawberry Hill Farm, a private estate in Stowe.
The 189-acre property includes biking and walking trails, a pond and waterfall, conserved farm and forest land, and clear views of Mount Mansfield. The main house has six bedrooms, and two pre-Civil War barns were renovated in the last decade. The estate’s 200-year history includes use as an equestrian estate, a farm and blacksmith shop. The entrance is framed by two large white pines, nicknamed George and Martha, also known as the wedding trees.
The 200 guests at Chris and Josh’s wedding enjoyed a pig roast by Black Diamond Barbeque, and danced to the sounds of the Boston Common Band as the couple cut into their custom North Country Cakes creation with a ceremonial sword. The couple’s top song of the night: “I Love You Always Forever.” After the celebration, the Caja Madera food truck rolled in for some after-party snacks.
A beverage tip from the couple: “Get Vermont beer! Maybe not a double IPA if you don’t want your out-of-towners to be on the floor.”