Happy Holidays!

A Most Interesting Story

A man sat in a metro station in Washington DC and started to play the violin; it was a cold January morning. He played six Bach pieces for about 45 minutes. During that time, since it was rush hour, it was calculated that thousands of people went through the station, most of them on their way to work.

Three minutes went by and a middle aged man noticed there was a musician playing. He slowed his pace and stopped for a few seconds and then hurried up to meet his schedule. A minute later, the violinist received his first dollar tip: a woman threw the money in the till and without stopping continued to walk. A few minutes later, someone leaned against the wall to listen to him, but the man looked at his watch and started to walk again. Clearly he was late for work.

The one who paid the most attention was a 3 year old boy. His mother tagged him along, hurried but the kid stopped to look at the violinist. Finally the mother pushed hard and the child continued to walk turning his head all the time to look at the violinist. This action was repeated by several other children. All the parents without exception, forcing them to move along.

In the 45 minutes the musician played, only 6 people stopped and stayed for a while. About 20 gave him money but continued to walk their normal pace. He collected $32. When he finished playing and silence took over, no one noticed it. No one applauded, nor was there any recognition.

No one knew this but the violinist was Joshua Bell, one of the best musicians in the world. Two days before playing in the subway, Joshua Bell sold out a theater in Boston and the seats average $100.

This is a real story. Joshua Bell playing incognito in the metro station was organized by the Washington Post as part of a social experiment about perception, taste and priorities of people. The outlines were: Do we perceive beauty? Do we stop to appreciate it? Do we recognize the talent in an unexpected context?

This holiday season take some time out of the hustle and bustle of your week and enjoy the beauty of the holiday season. Family, friends and the magic of Christmas, seen through the eyes of a child.

The First Day of School

Making the final touches on the website last week made me think about my back to school days when I was a little girl. Getting up early in the morning and hoping the outfit I picked out was a good one. Praying my teacher would be pretty, nervous about making new friends and having to let go of my mom and dad’s hands to say goodbye until I saw them that afternoon.

Going live with the website last week was not very different from the way I felt on the first day of school. I sat at my desk at 5:00 in the morning, with butterflies in my stomach. Hoping the industry leaders who I have admired for so long would welcome me with open arms and my peers would be supportive of my new endeavor.  But more importantly that Winc Vermont becomes an informative and smart planning resource for couples planning their destination wedding in Vermont.

Destination Vermont

Everything you love about Vermont – words like “romantic”, “magical” and “historic” are often used to describe our quaint villages that are nestled within the fields of flowers, pastoral farms and lush landscapes of the Green Mountains that envelop and delight as you enjoy the unhurried pace of life.  Vermont retains the elegant charm and rugged character of American antiquity, with it’s covered bridges, village greens, stately homes and majestic landscapes.

Couples travel from all over the world to experience the magic of Vermont.

Stunning backdrops will enhance every photograph and create the perfect setting for your wedding. You may choose to exchange vows on a majestic mountaintop with a backdrop of fiery red, yellow, and orange fall foliage. Maybe you desire the simple charm and elegance of a ceremony in a white clapboard church and a reception set among shimmering meadows of softly fallen snow. Or perhaps you envision a lavish summer wedding at one of Vermont’s historic estates.

Vermont is the perfect choice for your destination wedding.

Destination Wedding Vermont

Welcome to Winc Vermont

Welcome to Winc Vermont!

The ultimate wedding source in Vermont devoted to the modern day couple. We are your go-to site when planning a wedding in Vermont, free of clutter and chaos filled with style and function. As a photographer, I wanted to design a site that visually stimulated your senses with exquisite photographs from real weddings, Eye Candy! You will be introduced to a network of seasoned professionals, who aspire to make your wedding day unforgettable with their unparalleled attention to detail. You will discover Vermont’s exquisite venues, off-the-beaten-path locations and majestic landscapes that will create a background for your destination wedding.

Follow our blog, Winc Buzz, as we fill our pages with fun facts about Vermont, meet our fabulous wedding professionals, view our beautiful venues, and discover never seen before hidden gems. Look for our top ten lists and advice from our pros. Get inspired by our exquisite photographs from Weddings We Love, Kissed by Color and Groom’s galleries.

Simply enjoy planning your celebration with style and ease!

Welcome to Winc Vermont

Welcome to Winc Vermont!

Where City Chic meets Country Elegance.

Follow Winc Buzz as we fill our pages with fun facts about Vermont, meet our fabulous wedding professionals, view our beautiful venues, and discover never seen before locations.  Look for our top ten lists and advice from our pros.  Get inspired by our exquisite photographs from the weddings we love and kissed by color galleries.

We are looking forward to bringing to you a trusted and manageable list of talented and seasoned professionals, exquisite venues and off-the-beaten-path locations in Vermont. We will take the stress out of wedding planning by providing you with a site that is free of clutter and chaos filled with style and function, while presenting a top ten list of wedding professionals who are dedicated and passionate about what they do, exquisite venues and beautiful hidden gems surrounded by the majestic landscapes of Vermont.