October 28, 2017, Riverside Farm, Pittsfield, VT

Carrie, 32, a consultant, and George, 31, a software engineer, met in the spring of 2015 when their friend Emily paired them up in a scavenger hunt in Cambridge, Mass. Fast forward to Oct. 28, 2017, and Emily was officiating their wedding at Riverside Farm in Pittsfield, Vt.

Carrie said she had always wanted to get married in the fall, and after their engagement in April the couple decided to fast-track the wedding.

They knew they wanted to wed in Vermont — the groom is from Stowe — and visited many venues (seven in a single day!) before settling on Riverside. They loved the barns and options for both indoor and outdoor celebrations, as Vermont weather can be finicky.

George got a personalized brand and used it to customize wooden cutting boards, décor and even axes for the groomsmen. The couple had six attendants each, and one of the bridesmaids, Bailey, sang at the ceremony with her mother, Eve — a meaningful touch, as Eve had sung at George’s parents’ own wedding.

The couple’s Labradoodle, Barley, served as a very well-behaved ring bearer.

With just six months to plan, Carrie said she was surprised and delighted with how helpful Vermont vendors were in helping bring their visions to reality — and recommending others when they weren’t available.

About 150 guests enjoyed the couple’s favorite Vermont craft brews, including Lost Nation and 14th Star, plenty of cheese, and a medley of desserts including a surprise for the groom — maple creemees, his favorite.

“There was a lot of localism thrown in,” Carrie said. “It was really special for us and for the guests.”

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