Benjamin Adams & Gwendolyn Cook... ARE GETTING MARRIED

08.31.13

Start here What started out as an educational trip to exotic Egypt turned into romance on the Nile. During walks through the Valley of the Kings and inside the Pyramid of Khafre, we fell in love. Three years later, with a truly magical proposal, we decided to commit ourselves to a lifetime of happiness.

The Proposal...

well, the gist of it anyway

What started out as a fancy dinner to celebrate our one-year anniversary of living together turned into a beautiful beginning of the next chapter of our lives. Coincidentally (or perhaps not) our roomie-versary landed on our 1000th day of dating. A fact that only one of us was aware of. After dinner, a jar was unwrapped containing 1000 lovingly counted Skittles. A trip down memory lane with mementoes from every date was followed by a swoon worthy love letter.

And then, it happened. Hidden in plain site was a box containing a pyramid trinket box. Inside that pyramid, surrounded by pink satin was THE ring. After many tears and kisses later, we were engaged!

photo of engagement ring

The Venue

it's going to be a hoot!
wedding ceremony

The Ceremony

Please join us on Saturday, August 31, 2013 at 4:30pm outside of a quaint New England farmhouse, across the gorgeous Quechee Club grounds. The ceremony will be held right on Lake Pinneo, nested in the beautiful rolling hills of Vermont.

Looking for directions?
593 Murphy Road, Quechee, VT 05059

wedding reception

The Reception

Our reception is going to be an elegant yet comfortable affair inside the Quechee Club. We will have a cocktail hour at 5:00pm with hors d'oeuvres on the enclosed deck and then dinner will be served at 6:00pm in the main dining room. We hope you'll join us on the dance floor after, but if spectating is more your style, there is a cozy fireplace to relax by.

Lodging

come on – stay the night!

This area of Vermont is a major tourist destination. As a result, hotels in the area can be a bit pricy. Our wedding falls on the long Labor Day weekend, which might make booking farther in advance a smart idea.

For your convenience, we've made arrangements with the Quality Inn (adjacent to the Quechee Gorge) and reserved some rooms at the group rate. This is the closest hotel to the Quechee Club, breakfast is included, and we plan to offer a free shuttle service to/from the venue for the guests who stay there.



Some other hotels to consider:


Attractions

things to do while you're here
King Arthur Flour

With a bakery, café, baking education center, and baker's store – King Arthur Flour is a true baker's mecca.

VINS Nature Center

View hawks, eagles, owls, and other fascinating types of birds up close at the Vermont Institute of Natural Science.

Billings Farm & Museum

Explore one of the finest operating dairy farms and a museum of Vermont's rural past – your gateway to Vermont's rural heritage.

Enfield Shaker Museum

The largest Shaker dwelling house ever constructed and home to a collection of Shaker furniture, tools, clothing, photographs and agricultural implements.

Quechee Gorge

This stop has something for everyone. Not interested in hiking? You can walk across the bridge and look down into the Gorge.

Simon Pearce

This lovely combination glass making production workshop, gallery, retail store and restaurant provides something for everyone.

Hood Museum of Art

With about 65,000 objects in its care, the collections are among the oldest and largest of any college or university in the country.

Montshire Museum of Science

The Montshire Museum of Science is a hands-on museum with more than 125 exhibits relating to the natural and physical sciences, ecology, and technology.

Dining

places to grab a bite
Molly's

Molly's has a wide variety of appetizers, brick oven pizzas, pastas, burgers, salads, seafood, $2 margaritas and much more.

Jesse's

Enjoy warm hospitality in a relaxed log-cabin atmosphere. The menu features steaks, fresh seafood, burgers, flatbreads, and a salad bar.

Salt Hill Pub

Stop by the pub for an inspired blend of honest Irish-American comfort food, perfect pints, good humor and live music.

Yama

Yama has been in operation since the winter of 1995 and constantly pushing new heights in the art of Japanese cuisines.

Lui Lui's

An award winning Wood Fired Brick Oven Pizza and Pasta restaurant serving classic homemade Italian Food.

Canoe Club

Fresh local and regional food and beverage within a broad price range, complemented by distinctive, yet unobtrusive entertainment.

Stella's Kitchen

a place for everyone who enjoys and appreciates high-quality, value-priced provisions, and cooking.

Chain Restaurants

If you're not feeling as adventurous... we also have Margarita's, 99, Applebee's, Chili's, Friendly's and Weathervane.

Photos

just a couple of crazy kids

Honeymoon

our romantic getaway!
secrets resort - puerto vallarta, MX

Registries

the greatest gift of all is your presence on our wedding day!
honeymoon wedding registry
crate & barrel wedding registry