Allison Noël Compagna and Trevor Aaron Lewis were united in marriage on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018, at Von Trapp’s Bliss Ridge Historic Barn in Moretown, surrounded by family and friends.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Compagna of Morristown. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Lewis of Moretown.
Trevor Lewis received a bachelor of environmental science degree from Johnson State College and is employed by the Vermont Department of Agriculture.
Allison Compagna received a bachelor of environmental science degree from Johnson State College and is employed by the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources. The couple met through their work.
A traditional American Indian wedding ceremony was led by a shaman under a hand-hewn arbor overlooking the panoramic mountains of the Mad River Valley. Musician David Wyman performed on acoustic guitar. John Gallagher provided transportation for the wedding party and guests in his 1913 Franklin automobile. In Native tradition, after a sage smudging, the couple was wrapped in a wedding quilt by their mothers.
The bridesmaids were Kelsey Jones of Connecticut, Michael Lynn Stengel of Maryland, and honorary bridesmaid Ashley Patnoe Hanson of Middlesex. The groomsmen were Tyler Lewis, brother of the groom, Ashley Courtemanche of Moretown, and honorary groomsman Colin Compagna, brother of the bride, who accompanied the couple’s hound dog Forrest during the ceremony. Kiley Moody of Burlington assisted with logistics.
A reception followed inside the historic Von Trapp barn. Chef Tyler Lewis and Skinny Pancake catered the cocktail hour, sit-down meal and dessert buffet for the 150 guests. Joseph Davis of Boston was master of ceremonies and DJ during the reception. The couple departed from the reception under an arch of over-sized sparklers held by guests.
The couple will live at their restored farmhouse in the Mad River Valley. A honeymoon to England, Ireland and Norway is planned next summer.