Wambach | Richards Wedding
This past July, Et Cetera had the pleasure of being a part of Ramona Richards’ and Jack Wambach’s big day! The Chicago couple was so excited to host their destination wedding in the state home to their Alma Mater, Middlebury College. The couple dreamed of a ceremony in a beautiful field and a reception inside a gorgeous barn, complete with an abundance of flowers and lovely décor. Their vision came to life at the West Monitor Barn in Richmond, Vermont – a stunning venue that fit their vision perfectly.
After months of planning, the big day had finally arrived. The ladies were dressed in pale seafoam dresses, all unique to each bridesmaid, and were styled at Indigo Salon and Mirror Mirror. The girls looked gorgeous as they sipped their morning mimosas and helped Ramona into her stunning modern crocheted lace dress that perfectly complimented her soft but whimsical personality. Upon arriving at the barn, chauffeured by Burlington Limousine & Car Services, the bridal party was amazed by the barn’s transformation.
The barn was lit with gorgeous large-bulb string lights and numerous candles, providing the perfect amount of light for a romantic ambiance, and featured exquisite bouquets and centerpieces styled by the lovely Erin Ostreicher at Nectar & Root. The tablescapes were styled by Lindsay Campbell and her incredible team from Farmhouse Group Events, who also provided the catering for the wedding, which added the finishing touch to the breathtaking room.
As the guests arrived and the ceremony began, one could see how much everyone loved this special couple. The chatter beforehand was full of excitement and the breath that they all took seeing Ramona walk down the aisle was testament to her beauty and radiance. She was positively glowing as she walked towards Jack waiting under their floral arbor to say their “I Do’s”. Our favorite part of their ceremony was their vows; honest, romantic, and unique to their relationship. Their vows told the story of their love and we were able to learn so much more about each of them because of it. We especially loved the line, “I promise to trust in the strength of our relationship because we’re better together,” confirming that these two belonged together. Sealed with a kiss, the couple was ready to celebrate their new marriage!
Something that we loved about this wedding was that there were glimpses of Jack’s and Ramona’s upbeat and colorful personalities in every detail of the reception. From the little bicycles on the groom’s and groomsmen’s ties, to indulging in local pie for dessert instead of cake, to their fun and interactive couple’s toast, and even their photobooth guestbook, these unconventional aspects of the event made this night truly memorable. Even more special were the surprises for the bride and groom! The groom’s father surprised the couple with a room full of sparklers during his speech, looking simply magical in the dimly lit barn. Further, the groom’s mother surprised them with Ben & Jerry’s Catering! Seeing the looks on their faces for not one, but two surprises made everyone’s night. They couldn’t have been happier on their big day.
Overall, the night was a true celebration of Jack and Ramona’s happy union. The guests had a ball dancing the night away to music provided by Premier Entertainment & Events, well into the night. We loved watching them celebrate as it was obvious that all of the guests were very close and loved the bride and groom very much. They sang together, held hands, and even lifted the bride and groom up in their chairs! Needless to say, it was an absolute joy to witness the love at this wedding.
Jack and Ramona were such a delight to work with – we wish them a long, happy, and ever fun-filled marriage!