Biggest shout out to The Knot for recently sharing Caroline & Phil’s big day last March {squeaked in just before Covid hit!} – my favorite part of the day was the Apres Ski Brunch the morning of the wedding… just SO MUCH FUN. And obviously, everyone had a lot of fun finding throw back outfits!

From The Knot:

When it came time for Caroline Willis and Phil Hooper to exchange vows, the couple planned a winter wedding at The Woodstock Inn and Resort in Vermont inspired by “the best après ski party of the season! We had a winter-themed, black tie wedding with a retro ski twist,” Caroline says. The couple initially “bonded over our love of skiing and time spent in Switzerland,” so a winter wedding that highlighted the snowy sport was the perfect way to celebrate their marriage. Caroline went on to share that even the decision to tie the knot in Woodstock was a deeply sentimental one. “We got married in Woodstock, Vermont, at the Woodstock Inn & Resort. My family has been coming up here for many years since my Grandfather purchased a house in the ‘80s, and both Phil and I learned to ski at a local bunny hill, Suicide Six, just outside of Woodstock—it’s one of the earliest ski resorts in the country and was the first with a powered rope tow. Of course, we had a retro ski day party at Suicide Six before our wedding!” she says.

The lovebirds on the chairlift.

The groomsmen having fun on the chairlift.

To kick off the couple’s snowy wedding weekend, guests were greeted with custom welcome bags that enabled the couple to set the tone for the weekend. The bags included; “a letter welcoming everyone to Woodstock and explaining the town’s significance to us, ski tickets for the Saturday morning ski (We used the save the date to create tickets for people to use at the mountain!), a button with a picture of my grandfather Bruce skiing (Without him, I would not have the special connection with Woodstock, so it was nice to pay tribute to him. One particular highlight was seeing people wear the buttons to both the ski day and the reception!), honey from my Uncle’s farm, sweet slopes peppermint pony chocolates (a family favorite), trail mix for the slopes and custom needlepoint hats made by Harding Lane with the Suicide Six logo on them—perfect for wearing at our retro ski day party before the wedding,” recalls Caroline of the over-the-top welcome gifts attendees received.  – The Knot


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