Making Sure Your Special Moments Are Just That…Special

Janet Dunnington Destination Weddings knows that your wedding day is so much more than just an event. Each step leading up to it and each moment throughout the day is so important. We are here to ensure your special day is flawless. You are not only able to enjoy the day, but you will be a guest at your own wedding.

The moment you put on your dress…


To walking to the church…


Climbing the last few steps…


Until you walk back down the aisle…


Special moments…


First dances…


And so much more…

Wedding Planning by Janet Dunnington Destination Weddings

Photographs by Renzi Hawkens Studio

Ceremony at the First Congregational Church

Reception at the Equinox Resort

Flowers by Flowers Flowers

Customize Your Bar

It’s your day, why not have your name – or at least your initial – in lights?

Janet Dunnington Destination Weddings coordinated this rustic bar with the help of Rain or Shine.  150704_msw_1123

While your flowers may make for a beautiful focal point on the tables, a personalized touch like this can add an extra wow factor.


Wedding Planning by Janet Dunnington Destination Weddings – Photographs by Daria Bishop Photography – Flowers by Flowers Flowers – Tent and Rentals by Rain or Shine

We know how to start a party right

Janet Dunnington Destination Weddings got this party moving and in the mood to dance with the help of a New Orleans Jazz Processional by Love Revival Orchestra.


At Janet Dunnington Destination Weddings, we don’t see a reason why you can’t have fun while making sure you stay on schedule, even with over 200 guests.





Wedding Planning by Janet Dunnington Destination Weddings – Photographs by Daria Bishop Photography


Make sure you and your big day are both camera ready

Finding the right photographer is such a big part of the planning process. With more than 20 years experience, Janet Dunnington Destination Weddings has all the connections and recommendations to make sure you find your match. Someone who can take a great shot and turn it into something more. Someone who you feel comfortable with and really grasps you and your vision for your big day.

The smallest change in angle or direction can have a big impact in your images.






Be sure to research shots you like and share ideas with your photographer before the day of your event. This way you can be sure to capture all of your special moments down to the little details.


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And…at the end of the day…just remember to have fun!


Wedding Planning by Janet Dunnington Destination Weddings – Photographs by Daria Bishop Photography.

Escort Cards: Help your guests help themselves

Make it easy on your guests, and yourself, by creating a beautiful escort table. A table like this draws your guests over to ensure they find their table number for dinner. 150704_msw_0468

This is a great opportunity to pull together themes used throughout the wedding. In this instance, Janet Dunnington Destination Weddings maintained the rustic, yet elegant design the bride and groom had envisioned throughout. Positioned just so, you had to walk by in order to take in the breathtaking view and scenery.



Wedding Planning by Janet Dunnington Destination Weddings – Photographs by Daria Bishop Photography – Flowers by Julane with Flowers Flowers – Rentals by Rain or Shine

Memorial Day Rehearsal Dinner at The Celebration Barn

Memorial Day rehearsal dinner at the Celebration Barn in Manchester, VT. A casual BBQ, coordinated and implemented by Janet Dunnington Destination Weddings, was the perfect start to our couple’s wedding weekend here in the green mountains.

Front view of Celebration Barn

The Celebration Barn at the Inn at Manchester. Airstream provided by Hub’s Catering.

The airstream bar was stationed next to the covered terrace. It offered a unique touch for thirsty guests to enjoy.

Ben and jerry's cartVermont ice cream was scooped and enjoyed by all from the Ben and Jerry’s cart.

Picture of Photo booth in barn

Vermont Photobooth

A photo booth was located in the barn and allowed for guests to document the good times had throughout the night.

Interior shot of barn showing table scapes and bare bulb lighting

Decorations and lighting provided by Rain or Shine.

Catering was provided by Hub's Catering

Catering provided by Hub’s Catering.

Flowers by a Schoolhouse Garden.

Flowers by a Schoolhouse Garden.

While h’ordeuvres were passed inside and out, dinner was served inside the barn. Simple flower arrangements in mason jars were used as the centerpieces while the tables were dotted with votive candles.

Night shot of Celebration BarnAfter dinner and toasts, friends and family gathered around the fire pit to enjoy the rest of their evening.

Photographs by Daria Bishop

Memorial Day Wedding at the 1811 House

Another beautiful tented reception in Manchester, VT

by Janet Dunnington Destination Weddings. Tent view and yardNo one could have asked for a more beautiful day. The open landscape allowed for guests to leave the tent and enjoy the afternoon out on the lawn.


Furniture, lighting and decorations provided by Rain or Shire

For those who wanted to stay out of the sun, vintage furniture was arranged to create comfortable lounge areas and add to the magical feel inside tent.


Linens by Cloth Connection

Different size and style lanterns were hung from the ceiling and were complimented by strings of bare bulb lights.




Flowers and arrangements by Nancy Murray at A Schoolhouse Garden

Each table had a unique flower arrangement complimented with candles and other notable touches.

150524_amw_0687Whether a guest found themselves seated at a round or rustic farm table, simple but elegant place settings allowed the eye to focus on the unique arrangements. Varieties of fern and other vegetation complimented the menus nestled in the lavender napkins.

150524_amw_1116When the sun went down, the tent glowed with dancing, love and laughter.


1811 House, an extension of the Equinox Resort

Another flawless destination wedding for the records.

Photographs by Daria Bishop



Wedding Trends for 2014

With the holidays behind us and ringing in 2014, its now time to look for the wedding trends for 2014. Below are some of Janet Dunnington Events favorite trends.

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From Stationery to bouquets to dresses. Mint and peach color schemes will be all the rave

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Romantic up dos , also adds to the 1920’s look and feel

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Beautiful blush pink bridesmaids dresses are sure to be a fashion statement at many weddings this coming year.

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Crystal and pearl strands used in decor add to the romantic era of the 1920’s

Metalic colors, wedding linens, wedding color scheme, 2014 wedding colors, green wedding theme, gold wedding theme, wedding cakes, wedding invitations, wedding decor, a favorite of Janet Dunnington EventsMetallic colors are sure to be seen in linens, cakes, invitations even wedding dresses. Green and gold another popular color scheme this coming year

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Metallic green and gold cake

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It’s All in the (Wedding) Details

The difference between an event and a stellar event comes down to the details. Add special touches to create beautiful details your guest are sure to notice. Bring in your personalities by creating details that have your signature stamp.

Napkin detail at Hildene by Janet Dunnington Events

Napkin detail by Janet Dunnington Events. Napkin pocket fold with personalized menu and sprig of lavender

Bridal Shower at New Jersery produced by Janet Dunnington Events

Emma Dodge Hanson Photography

A Bridal Shower napkin treatment by Janet Dunnington Events. A sprig tied with white sheer organza ribbon.

Personalized favor at a Hildene Wedding by Janet Dunnington Events

Photo by Emma Dodge Hanson Photography

A nice personalized touch for your wedding guest. A favor box tied with barely pink sheer ribbon tied with a tag that has the Bride and Groom Initials.

Ekwanok Wedding by Janet Dunnington EventsA wonderful detail display of artisanal honey jars that are personalized with bride and groom’s names.

Wedding Signature drinking straws a Hildene Wedding by Janet Dunnington Events

Photo by Emma Dodge Hanson Photography

Make a statement with something fun and vintage, like these old fashioned drinking straws. Display on the cocktail bar or in a signature drink.

Remember, in great events as in life, attention to detail can make you shine. If you have ideas, questions or an experience you’d like to share, feel free to comment here or reach out to Janet by email or telephone!