Destination Ahead: Style in Stowe
LOCATION TO BOOK: With its dramatic mountain vistas, Stowe Mountain Lodge is a powerful place to wed: “There’s a lot to be said about couples getting married on what is essentially a sheet of rock,” Jeffries-Dwyer says. “Not only is there charm and beauty — it also signifies stability and security.”
SEASONAL SCOOP: Send guests to Pinnacle Ski and Sports, AJ’s Ski?&?Sports, and Umiak Outdoor Outfitters to gear up for outdoor adventures like biking and canoeing.
GATHERING SPOT: For après-ski or post-reception beverages, head to the Rusty Nail or Crop, two great local spots. If you’d rather not stray from the hotel, enjoy a pint at the lodge’s Hourglass lounge.
GUEST EXCURSION: Jeffries-Dwyer suggests the following day-trip photo ops: mountains seen from the Stowe golf course; herds of Jersey cattle at Percy’s Hill Farm; fall foliage on Covered Bridge Road; and the steeple of the Stowe Community Church.
MUST-HIRE VENDOR: Get glam with the help of Burlington makeup artist Vivian Infantino. Her lengthy résumé includes a 20-year stint in Milan working with clients such as Armani and Versace.