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Bridal services, luxurious hotel and condominium lodging and multiple restaurants & dining options help provide the perfect atmosphere for your wedding weekend.

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10 vt bride picks

color theme: orange >>>> page 10 hot trend: wild flowers >>>> page 12 vt bride loves: iconic vermont scenery >>>> page 14 vt bride loves: white wedding bouquets >>>> page 18 fashion gown feature: timeless grace >>>> page 22 gown feature: accentuate the positive >>>> page 27 suit up >>>> page 32 6 | Vermont Bride LOOKBOOK Summer 2013


Start your own tradition with the historic

Middlebury inn

Whether you envision a Vermont wedding reception site that’s traditional, formal, intimate or grand scale, the historic Middlebury Inn has set the stage for your memorable Vermont wedding, rehearsal dinner, morning after brunch, or special event since 1827.


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86 real weddings pretty in pink >>>> page 36 bohemian bliss >>>> page 50 sweet summer soirĂŠe >>>> page 62 timeless romance >>>> page 72 once upon a wonderland >>>> page 82 matrimony in the mountains >>>> page 90 inspiration vintage love affair >>>> page 104 garden glamour >>>> page 116 vt bride vendor marketplace >>>> page 124 vt bride advertising directory >>>> page 128 8 | Vermont Bride LOOKBOOK Summer 2013


World Class Spa with Spa Bridal Parties and 120 Treatments Rehearsals, Bridal Luncheons and Family Events Outdoor and Indoor Wedding Receptions with Ballroom for 400 Guests Luxury Guestrooms and One, Two, or Three Bedroom Townhouses

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color theme

Clockwise from upper right Photo by RaidenShine Photography: raidenshine.com Apricot Orange Marmalade: sidehillfarmjam.com Photo by Polis Photography: polisfoto.com Orange Wedding Cake: rosebudcakes.com Garland Wedding Invitation Set : lauramaccia.com 10 | Vermont Bride LOOKBOOK Summer 2013


a country gem offering a special touch of rustic elegance to your ama zing celebration ! raphy photos by Lucas DeSousa Photog

open air pavillion

1800’s renovated post & beam hayloft 30 ft cathedral ceilings the intersection of 15 and 104 cambridge, vermont



wild flowers hot trend

Clockwise from upper left Tablescape: Polis Photography: polisfoto.com Lavender centerpiece: Kim Martin Photography: kimmartinphoto.com wildflower bouquet: New Leaf Organics: newleaforganics.org Bohemian Summer invitation: Written in Detail: writtenindetail.etsy.com vermont wildflower honey: Abbott Family Apiary: vermontbridemagazine.com wildflower seed favors: Polis Photography: polisfoto.com

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Iconic Vermont Scenery

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classic vermont landscapes make for a unique and memorable backdrop.

the forests

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the mountains

Clockwise from upper left: Jeff Schneidermen Photography, Ben Hudson Photography, Barrie Fisher Photographers, Larry Asam Photography, Paul Gamba Photography

lakes ďż˝ streams

Clockwise from top: Polis Photography, Letter10 Creative, Kim Martin Photography, RaidenShine Photography Ben Hudson Photography

the farm

Clockwise from top left: Ben Hudson Photography, Polis Photography, Barrie Fisher Photographers RaidenShine Photography, Letter10 Creative, Kim Martin Photography


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White Wedding Bouquets

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timeless and elegant, white flowers blend seemlessly with any wedding theme

Clockwise from left: Mostweddingflowerideas.com, Creative Muse Floral Design, Polis Photography, Kim Martin Photography Opposite Page: Ampersand Wedding Photography

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White Wedding Bouquets

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Top Photo: Cat Cutillo Photography Bottom Left Photo: Letter10 Creative Bottom Right Photo: RaidenShine Photography

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Justin Alexander 8686 The delicate beading on the shoulders of this dress creates a frosted look, perfect for a winter wedding.

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Justin Alexander 8687 This regal satin gown is exquisite. The beaded side detail only adds to this warm and regal gown.


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Justin Alexander 8694 The high neck on this satin organza gown offers an elegant look while the waist detail echoes the ice of the winter season.

Justin Alexander 8695 The lace sleeves and full skirt give this ball gown a wintery feel complete with pockets!

Visit us at fioribridal.com or call to schedule an appointment at 802-872-9663 18 Main Street Essex Junction, VT

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accentuate the positive

with luxurious satin + chiffon + eye-catching crystal beadwork from maggie sottero

Kendall Simple elegance, this rich Soft Shimmer Satin in relaxed mermaid silhouette features a ruched bodice with sweetheart neckline, bubble hem and Swarovski crystal motifs. Finished with zipper over inner corset closure with bow and crystal button detail.

Delanie Sleek and sexy, this slim silhouette of Paris Chiffon shows off a high slit and spectacular, Swarovski crystal encrusted, racer-back shoulder straps and hip embellishment. Finished with zipper back closure.

Divina Opal Organza is captivating in color for the blushing bride, or timeless in white or ivory for a more traditional look. An asymmetrically ruched bodice hugs tight to the figure, providing an exaggerated mermaid fit through the hips releasing into a breathtaking, layered skirt. Finished with sweetheart neckline and corset closure. Available with stunning beaded belt or detachable ribbon belt with beaded motif, both featuring Swarovski crystals.

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Reese One-piece, slim line gown with zipper closure. Scintillating! Smashing! Striking! Gossamer Chiffon is ruched toward an extraordinarily beaded, deep V-neckline. The high-glamor encrusted halter straps transform into a sensational bar back treatment.

You fell in love with each other ..now you’ll fall for us. Vermont as it should be... A scenic vista overlooks grazing horses in rolling pastures; edges of ponds embraced with wildflowers and weathered split-rail fencing along the country lane to our historic estate. Sweeping lawns and sprawling gardens lead up to terraced steps where your guests will be waiting for your arrival... Twenty-five beautifully appointed guest rooms are available for overnight lodging. We offer a full range of outstanding wedding services - innovative, award-winning cuisine, flowers, and assistance with photographers and entertainment. Our consultants and chef would be pleased to discuss the details of your wedding to ensure the most perfect day.

Edson Hill Manor

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Up With dashing new tuxedo options from top designers.

Black Cypress Shawl by After Six Tropical weight wool, 2 button, black. Shown with Savvi exclusive Bradbury accessories in champagne.

Tan Allure by Allure Men Comfort Blend, 2 button, Black. Shown with matching Allure accessories.

Visit us at needlemansbridal.com or call to schedule an appointment St. Albans 802.527.1922 Newport 802.334.8000 Barre 802.477.5081 Burlington 802.660.7212

Concord by Calvin Klein Luxury wool, 2 button, Black Stripe Shown with matching accessories and luxe microfiber shirt.

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Pretty in Pink

Rilke ďż˝ Jeff real wedding

August 18, 2012 Private Residence, Elmore, Vermont Photos by Ampersand Photography

pink doesn’t have to be overly girly mixed with the rustic backdrop of an old barn and horses pulling a gloss black, antique carriage lend a masculine edge to an otherwise feminine color palette

let the ceremony reflect your relationship as a couple with intimate touches and meaningful memories

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birch bark escort cards and birch branch centerpieces bring nature inside the reception keeping the theme organic and home-grown

Featured Professionals Photography: Ampersand Wedding Photography, andweddingphoto.com Photo Booth: Green Mountain PhotoBooth, greenmtphotobooth.com DJ: Peak Entertainment, peakdj.com Venue: Private Residence in Elmore, VT Rentals: Northern Vermont Tent Rental, northernvermonttentrental.com Catering: Le Petit Grourmet, lepetitgourmetcatering.com Floral: Regina Wdoviak (Friend of the Bride) Dress: A Trace of Lace Boutique, atraceoflacebridal.com Horse Drawn Carriage: Trapp Family Lodge, trappfamily.com

unique floral designs

Your Destination Wedding Estate Stay, Celebrate and Enjoy.

weddings, special events, retail

peck’s flower shop Morrisville, verMont pecksflowershop.net 802.888.2332

Twenty private acres above the valley with breathtaking mountain views. Perfect for elegant weddings, receptions, rehearsal dinners and goodbye brunches. 800.648.4944

Manchester, VT


Karen Pike Photography

R NT spectacular views


Rodeo & Co. Photography


Rent ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center

Visit rentecho.com ŠECHO


Bob Eddy Photography

on the waterfront

Visit rentecho.com for more information or contact Event Manager Rachel Connor at 1.802.864.1848 Ext. 143.

Lucas deSousa Photography

breathtaking sunsets

customize ing your word ! & graphics

4 Jumbo & 2 ClassiC booths available 3 DvDs of all photos for you to keep free webhosting of all the photos six poses per strip professional teChniCian to set-up anD run the booth free props

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The Abbey Restaurant & Catering Company Sheldon, VT

catering weddings since 1983 theabbeyrestaurant.net



Ben Hudson



Bohemian Bliss Ashley ďż˝ Mike real wedding

june 1, 2013 Chantecleer Resturant East dorset, Vermont Photos by celia kelly photography

ashley and mike used a 1975 VW bus for a fun transportation alternative — a perfect fit for the greatful dead loving couple

homemade details created by the bride and groom made for a warm and sentimental feel to the day mike built the arbor and ashley designed all of her jewelry

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Featured Professionals Photographer: Celia Kelly Photography, celiakellyphotography.com Event Rentals: Celebration Rentals, Inc., celebrateinvermont.com Jewelry and Knits: Made by the Bride, lulabea.com Flowers:VermontFlowers. vermontflowers.com Catering and Venue: The Chantecleer Restaurant, chantecleerrestaurant.com Cupcakes: My Little Cupcake; mylittlecupcakevt.com Beverages: Otter Creek Brewing Company, ottercreekbrewing.com Entertainment: The Grift, thegrift.com, Blues for Breakfast, bluesforbreakfast.com 58 | Vermont Bride LOOKBOOK Summer 2013


Your Event Is Our Specialty

photo by Jeff Schneiderman Photography

BurLington Country CLuB At Burlington Country Club we begin with an experienced staff, add your creativity and vision to our expertise, and then deliver an event that will make you the toast of your guests. Let us do the work and you enjoy your guests.

802.864.4683 (ext.103) | lisa.wright@burlingtoncountryclub.org


*Modern Bride Magazine: one of the “150 Hottest Bands and DJs in the U.S.”

802-888-6978 | peakdj.com

*Wedding Wire: Bride’s Choice Awards *The Knot: Best of Weddings

pHoTo By BliSS FoTogrApHy

…more than a boutique,

it’s an experience. 18 Main Street, Essex Junction, VT 05452

802.872.9663 fioribridal.com Stella York by Ella Bridals

Francesca & Joe October 2012

All Photos by: Daria Bishop Photographers

Rentals for Weddings and Special Events Tents and Accessories Call today for your free consultation.

Celebration Rentals. Inc. 86 Park Street, Brandon, Vermont



29 Center Street Rutland, Vermont 800-841-4601


photo by adam frehm

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Sweet Summer


Jenny ďż˝ Dustin real wedding

june 30, 2012 white rocks inn wallingford, Vermont Photos by letter10 creative


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thoughtful touches: parasols for shade, flip flops for dancing the night away and a display of photos documenting the bride and groom’s childhood

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Featured Professionals Photographer: Letter10 Creative, letter10creative.com Ceremony/Reception Location: White Rocks Inn, whiterocksinn.com Event Rentals: Celebration Rentals, Inc., celebrateinvermont.com Food: East Creek Catering, eastcreekcatering.com Cake/Cupcakes: Cuisine Lucette, cuisinelucette.com Music: The Green Brothers Band, greenbrothersband.com

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photos by polis photography

20-acre Farm Estate with 15,000 sq ft Gothic Wedding Barn Can accommodate up to 220 guests in the main barn and unlimited with frame or pole tents Panoramic views of the Green Mountains and the Otter Creek Valley Full-service wedding and events planning including food and beverage service 1774 Us7 soUth, wallingford, Vermont 05773 802.446.2077 | info@whiterocksinn.com

Whatever Your Style


is still the same

30 north main st. st albans, vt

802.524.4055 | eatonsjewelry.com


Sarah’s Weddings by betty’s flower basket

9 bank street, saint albans, vt 802.524.5703


Timeless Romance

Kristi ďż˝ Aaron real wedding

August 26, 2012 the stables at pigeon hill farm east berkshire, Vermont Photos by ayer photography

equal parts victorian inn, english garden and traditional henna set the stage for this timeless fairytale to unfold

While Kristi’s grandparents were unable to attend in person, her grandfather wrote a prayerful blessing over their wedding rings. another special moment from the day was singing happy birthday to aaron’s 93 year old grandmother vermontbridemagazine.com

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Featured Professionals Photographers - Ayer Photography of Vermont, ayerphoto.com Flowers, Catering and Venue - The Stables at Pigeon Hill Farm, pigeonhillfarm.com Cake - Caketopia Cakes, caketopiacakes.com DJ / Announcer - Peak Entertainment, peakdj.com Officiant - Linda Carpenter, JP Bride’s Henna - Rebecca Freedner of Heartfire Henna, heartfirehenna.com Bride’s Hair & Makeup - Christina Williams of Orbit Hair Design, orbitvt.com

custom wedding

celebration cakes hinesburg, vermont 802-482-4895 caketopiacakes.com photo by paige hiller photography

Beauty marks the occasion...

hair photo By ayEr photoGraphy

1870’s Carriage Barn & English Garden East Berkshire, Vermont | 802.933.2719


spa jewels PierVana Hair �Spa �Jewels

www.piervanahair.com | 802.658.9000 | 1233 Shelburne Rd.

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submit photos of your wedding for a possible love story feature

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Over 200 vendors from cakes to videographers


plan your perfect wedding with inspirational articles on: rings

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and more...

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creative muse floral design

caketopia cakes


Jenny ďż˝ Steven real wedding

july 22, 2012 the ponds at bolton valley bolton, Vermont Photos by kim martin photography

Once Upon a Wonderland

the fairytale day begins with a horse drawn carriage arrival of the bride followed by whimsical details every step along the way, from mad hatter style hats for the men and a wooden treasure box holding the rings

the whimsy continued into the fun, eye-catching centerpieces and elaborate cake featuring iconic images from the alice in wonderland story

Featured Professionals Photographer - Kim Martin Photography, kimmartinphoto.com Event Planner - VT Enchanted Events, vtenchantedevents.com Catering and Venue - The Ponds at Bolton Valley, thepondsvt.com DJ - Super Sounds DJ Co., supersounds.com Flowers - A Schoolhouse Garden, schoolhousegardenfloral.com Cake - The Cakery, thecakeryvt.com

Photo by The Photo Foundry

Bridal services, luxurious hotel and condominium lodging and multiple restaurants & dining options help provide the perfect atmosphere for your wedding weekend.

Featuring: Championship Golf • World Class Skiing & Riding • Indoor Skating Arena The Only Indoor Waterpark in Vermont • Vermont’s Only Aerial Tram • Spa TO INQUIRE: weddings@jaypeakresort.com 802.988.2765 / jaypeakresort.com

For Your Kitchen, Home and Life Dorset, Vermont | 802.362.4422




weddings, por traits, life moments kimmartinphoto.com


Custom Wedding Cakes & Favors By Pastry CheF miChelle lunde Barre, vt

delicate-decadence.com 802. 479. 7948 finecakes@delicate-decadence.com


Mountains in the

Allison ďż˝ Jared real wedding

june 9, 2012 the equinox resort & spa manchester, Vermont Photos by polis photography

the ma jestic green mountains make a stunning backdrop for an outdoor ceremony — complete with a green aisle of grass and flower petals

an all white color palette creates a fresh and elegant setting for the serene and spiritual wedding ceremony

the elegant details continued into the reception with a stunning white cake, sheer floral chair covers and dramatic purple uplighting

Featured Professionals Photographer - Polis Photography, polisfoto.com Venue & Catering - The Equinox Resort & Spa, equinoxresort.com Flowers - Flowers Flowers, vermontflowers.com Band - The Phil Abair Band, philabairband.com Lighting & Chairs- Rain or Shine Tent Co., rainorshinevt.com Hair & Make-Up- Green Door Day Spa, greendoordayspa.com Bride Make-Up- Amy Elizabeth Make Up, amyelizabethmakeup.com Cake- Cuisine Lucette / Marie-France, cuisinelucette.com


salon and makeup boutique at well heeled hair


owned by Jamie dragon miss Vermont usa 2012




(802) 253-7750


for appointment


creativemusevt.com 855-200-MUSE

802-540-0131 | catering@skinnypancake.com






Rockin’ Weddings Since 1978 Voted Vermont’s #1 DJ Service Call us today to receive a free DVD demo & wedding package.


photo by Polis Photography


Innkeeping since 1786

A favorite venue for wedding ceremonies and beautiful receptions in all four seasons. The Brandon Inn has spacious, comfortable public areas including inter-connecting dining rooms with a capacity for 200+ guests and a celebrated Chef/Innkeeper to provide the delicious food. Listed on the National Historic Register


cat@catcutillo.com • 802.870.7228 wedding packages

off-peak discounts

20 Park St., Brandon, VT | 800.639.8685 | BrandonInn.com

accommodates up to 300 guests

The Sunset Ballroom “The only thing we overlook is the lake!”

1712 Shelburne Road, South Burlington, VT | 802-658-3663 |




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design by vt enchanted events photos by ampersand wedding photography vermontbridemagazine.com

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the gardens at the essex resort & spa create the perfect backdrop for a colorful & fanciful wedding day

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have fun with pops of color with flowers from new leaf organics and pastel balloons


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evoke a sense of childhood magic with a pinwheel studded stunner of a cake from snaffle sweets and a sweetly vintage display of candy from vt vintage rentals

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it’s all in the details such as elegant invitations from laura macchia and a custom chalkboard seating chart in a vintage gold picture frame


grown-up fair food will satisfy any guest with mouth-watering presentation prepared by the expert culinary staff at the essex


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featured professionals: photos Ampersand Wedding Photography, andweddingphoto.com design concept VT Enchanted Events, vtenchantedevents.com venue, food, hair & makeup The Essex Resort & Spa, essexresortspa.com vintage furniture and decÓr Vermont Vintage Weddings & Rentals vermontvintageweddings.com bouquet and centerpiece New Leaf Organics, newleaforganics.org pinwheel cake Snaffle Sweets, snafflesweets.com cake pops Caketopia Cakes, caketopiacakes.com invitation Laura Macchia, lauramacchia.com bridal gown Eugenia Couture 3734, eugeniacouture.com Models: Katherine Tucker and Jonathan Couture

Vermont Vintage Weddings & Rentals



laura macchia



Specialty cut flowers, fresh from our gardens, for your special day!

Bristol, Vt | 802-349-7369 www.lauramacchia.com | 802.279.4063 | info@lauramacchia.com


Classy Potty’s

affordable luxury sanitation

specializing in outdoor weddings available for all occasions flushable units hand wash sinks and more luxurious amenities

1847 Village Estate

802-928-3572 | classypotty.vpweb.com Serving the Champlain Valley Visa and Mastercard accepted

Joe & Linda Crosby





(802) 375-6532

Vermont’s finist classical musicians Duos, Trios & Quartets Information on availability & fees:

802.849.6900 | bklimowski@gmail.com



Serving Brides & Grooms Since 1925.

Four Convenient Locations

10 Dorset St., So. Burlington, Downtown Barre Downtown Saint Albans & Downtown Newport

1-800-924-Gown (4696) | needlemansbridal.com

Vermont Mountain Syrup Give your guests the taste of Vermont, with golden, sweet, pure maple syrup. Boiled in small batches the old-fashioned way. Packaged in a variety of bottles and sizes. Custom labeling available.

802.888.5811 snowhavenmaple@gmail.com

1830 morey hill road, north wolcott, vermont

Garden Glamour

design by ellen ross and kerry armstrong photos by ampersand wedding photography

featured professionals: photos Ampersand Wedding Photography andweddingphoto.com hair stylist Kerry Armstrong kerryarmstrongvt.com makeup Bianca Riley of Orbit Hair Design orbitvt.com flowers Village Green Florist vgfloristvt.com venue Shelburne Farms shelburnefarms.org bridal gowns Claire Pettibone, Eloquence clairepettibone.com Lea Ann Belter, Sasha lea-annbelter.com Models: Kelsey Sageman, Claire Sammut

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Kerry Armstrong formal hair design

formal styling for any event available to travel kerryarmstrongvt.com

photo by Stacie Maddox

The INN at Willow Pond

maNchesTer, VT



photo by Ampersand Wedding Photography

We’ll keep your party rockin’!

Limousines, Stretch SUVs, Cadillac Sedas, Executive Vans, and Mini-Coach Offering customized comprehensive wedding packages!

green mountain sound & entertainment

802-861-2600 | 888-666-3471 | limo@sover.net

802-598-7001 greenmtnsound.com


For Your Wedding reception • • • • • • • •


Gerry Lawrence provide

DANCE MUSIC at it’s best! all the latest hits and oldies too! Variety-Danceable Rock, Latest Hits, Tunes from the 40’s to the present! Music played professionally by a professional DJ. Excellent Quality Sound Lighting Affordable!

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Ask about our Newly-Wed Discounts! Call Mike: 802-879-3623 or 800-639-2042 mike@northernbuildersvt.com northernbuildersvt.com

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The Beauty of Simplicity in the Vermont Countryside

G)))4)))g events for up to 150 guests intimate barn setting rehearsal dinners french inspired cuisine off-site catering G)))4)))g New Haven, VT | 802.453.6309


Your Love StorY Now aNd Forever

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An Affair by the Lake

Ayer Photography

6449 VT Rte. 17 W, Addison, VT 05491 anaffairbythelake.com

Colchester, VT | 802-338-9193 ayerphoto.com

Gorgeous lake views with on-site gazebo for your ceremony and reception tent that can accommodate up to 200 guests. Packages, including house rental, available.

Telling your story in heart warming imagery, we blend modern and traditional modes of expression to create unique works of art that will be treasured for generations to come.

The Blossom Basket

Middlebury, VT | 802.388.3900 blossombasketvt.com Casual or formal, exotic or classic, let us help create your vision with style! Our signature is a passionate attention to detail, listening and working with you from the first consultation to your big day.

Sleepy Hollow Inn

Love That Duo

lovethatduo.com | charlotte@lovethatduo.com Shane and Charlotte Brodie, have been providing a harmonious backdrop for weddings for over ten years. They perform classical, jazz, blues, folk music, and fiddle tunes on guitar, violin and mandolin.

Blue Sky Weddings & Events

427 Ski Lodge Dr., Huntington, VT | 866.254.1524 skisleepyhollow.com

802-434-4483 | blueskyvtweddings@gmail.com blueskyweddingsandevents.com

The perfect place for your dream barn wedding! Beautiful round barn with mountain view accomodates up to 165 guests, tables and chairs included. Rent the entire eight room inn for the ultimate experience!

With over 25 years of experience in wedding and special event planning, I have a passion for what I do and will make your special day everything you have dreamed it would be.

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Wedding DJ Vermont

Vermont Wedding Violinist

802-338-2726 | evan@weddingdjvt.com weddingdjvt.com

802-238-9112 | carolyn@vermontweddingviolinist.com vermontweddingviolinist.com

From the ceremony to reception to the after-party, WDJVT is the music specialist for you! Whatever your taste in music, we will work with you to achieve the best possible playlist at an affordable rate.

Offering Classical, Romantic, Baroque and Fiddle music for your ceremony, reception, or cocktail hour. Make your wedding day truly memorable with the sound of one, two, or three violins or violin and piano.

Video Memory

Creatively Cakes

802-899-2823 | vtvideographer@gmail.com videomemory.biz

Fairfax, VT | 802.582.9174 creativelycake.com

Video Memory has been capturing those special wedding moments in living color since 1982. All taping is done digitally for the utmost in quality. Baby photo flashbacks are also included.

Specializing in gourmet wedding cakes, cupcakes and other dessert treats. Hand-made with 40 cake flavors and multiple filling and frosting options to choose from.

Cultural Crossroads

The Crimson Poppy Flower Shoppe

carrie@culturalcrossroads.com | 877-479-7040 culturalcrossroads.com

54 Bridge St., Richmond, VT 802-434-5143 | crimsonpoppy@myfairpoint.net

Cultural Crossroads offers enriching cultural journeys and custom tours for couples. Trips target historical and cultural destinations, connecting travelers to the local people and places.

The Crimson Poppy Flower Shoppe creates beautiful, fun and innovative bouquets and centerpieces. Blending antique garden beauty with modern inspired elegance to create artful arrangements.


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VT Enchanted Events

The Bakery at Junior’s

802-324-1433 | vtenchantedevents@gmail.com vtenchantedevents.com

85 South Park Dr., Colchester, VT | 802-655-5282 juniorsvt.com/bakery

We are a full-service wedding and event planning team working throughout New England and beyond. Let us help create your dream wedding, keeping the experience stress-free, fun, and within your budget.

Why not have a cake as beautiful as your wedding day? At Junior’s each cake is a work of art. Using only the freshest ingredients, our master baker will work with you to design the cake of your dreams.

Signature Properties of Vermont

Letter10 Creative

Your getting married? Dreaming about buying your first home? Contact Megan Terry, Newlywed Home Buyer Specialist!

We’re Jamie & Jaime, an award-winning husband & wife team. Our documentary-style of photography ensures you will get amazing candid moments. Our creative nature guarantees you won’t have cookie-cutter images. We offer custom-designed albums.

802.872.8881 x 302 signaturepropertiesvt.com


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vermont bride a dv ertisi n g d i rec to ry alterations The Sewing Basket | sewingbasketvt.com

c akes Bakery at Junior’s | juniorsvt.com Caketopia Cakes | caketopiacakes.com Creatively Cakes | creativelycake.com Delicate Decadence Cake Boutique | delicate-decadence.com

c aterers The Abbey | abbeygroup.net delicate decadence cake boutique

Have Your Cake Catering | skinnypancake.com/catering/ Tasty Persuasions Catering | tastypersuasions.com

Entertainment Classic Consort | classicconsort.com Green Mountain Sound and Entertainment | greenmtnsound.com Gerry Lawrence | vermontbridemagazine.com Love That Duo | lovethatduo.com Peak Entertainment, Inc. | peakdj.com Supersounds DJ, Co. | supersounds.com Vermont Wedding Violinist | vtweddingviolinist.com the kitchen store at j.k. adams

Wedding DJ VT | weddingdjvt.com

Favors & Gifts Danforth Pewter | danforthpewter.com The Kitchen Store At J.K. Adams | thekitchenstoreonline.com Vermont Mountain Syrup | vermontbridemagazine.com

florists The Blossom Basket | blossombasketvt.com Creative Muse Floral Design | creativemusevt.com Crimson Poppy Flower Shoppe | vermontbridemagazine.com the crimson poppy flower shoppe 128 | Vermont Bride LOOKBOOK Summer 2013

Hawley’s Florist | hawleysweddingflorist.com vermontbridemagazine.com

vermont bride a dv ertisi n g d i rec to ry florists contd. New Leaf Organics | newleaforganics.org Peck’s Flower Shop | pecksflowershop.com Sarah’s Weddings by Betty’s Flower Basket | sarahsweddings.com

Gowns & Tuxes Fiori Bridal Boutique | fioribridal.com Needlemen’s Bridal & Formal | needlemansbridal.com

Hair & Makeup Kerry Armstrong Formal Hair Design | kerryarmstrongvt.com fiori bridal boutique

Lush Salon & Makeup Boutique | lushstowe.com PierVana Hair, Spa, Jewels | piervanahair.com

Honeymoon & Travel Cultural Crossroads | culturalcrossroads.com

Jewelry Eaton’s Fine Jewelry | eatonsjewelry.com PierVana Hair, Spa, Jewels | piervanahair.com

invitations Laura Macchia - Paper Goods & Custom Design lauramacchia.com cultural crossroads

Life Pl anning Northern Builders, Inc. | northernbuildersvt.com Signature Properties of Vermont| signaturepropertiesvt.com

Photobooths Green Mountain Photobooth | greenmtphotobooth.com

Photographers Ampersand Wedding Photography | andweddingphoto.com Larry Asam Photography | lasamphoto.com Ayer Photography of Vermont | ayerphoto.com laura macchia vermontbridemagazine.com

Cat Cutillo Photography & Video | catcutillo.com Vermont Bride LOOKBOOK Summer 2013 | 129

vermont bride a dv ertisi n g d i rec to ry Photographers contd. Paul Gamba Photography | gambaphoto.com Ben Hudson Photography | benhudsonphotography.com Letter10 Creative | letter10creative.com Kim Martin Photography | kimmartinphoto.com Polis Photography | polisfoto.com RaidenShine Photography | raidenshine.com Jeff Schneiderman Photography | jeffschneiderman.com

Rentals paul gamba photography

Celebration Rentals, Inc. | celebrateinvermont.com Classy Potty’s - Portable Restroom Services | classypotty.vpweb.com Vermont Vintage Weddings & Rentals | vermontvintageweddings.com

Transportation Burlington Limo & Car Service burlingtonvtlimo.com

venues The Abbey | theabbeyrestaurant.net An Affair By The Lake | anaffairbythelake.com Arlington Inn | arlingtoninn.com Barn at Boyden Farm | boydenfarm.com vermont vintage weddings & rentals

Brandon Inn | brandoninn.com Burlington Country Club | burlingtoncountryclub.org Capitorl Plaza Hotel & Conference Center | capitolplaza.com ECHO at Leahy Center | echovermont.org Edson Hill Manor | edsonhillmanor.com Essex Resort & Spa | vtculinaryresort.com Hampton Inn | burlington.hamptoninn.com The INN at Willow Pond | innatwillowpond.com Jay Peak Resort | jaypeakresort.com Middlebury Inn | middleburyinn.com The Mountain Top Inn & Resort | mountaintopinn.com

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vermont bride a dv ertisi n g d i rec to ry venues contd. The Ponds at Bolton Valley Resort | thepondsvt.com Sheraton Burlington Hotel & Conference Center | sheraton.com/burlington Sleepy Hollow Inn | skisleepyhollow.com Spirit of Ethan Allen | soea.com Stables & Inn at Pigeon Hill Farm | pigeonhillfarm.com Stowe Mountain Resort | stowe.com Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Spa | stoweflake.com The Sunset Ballroom | vermontspecialoccasions.com Tourterelle Inn, Dining & Events | tourterellevt.com the ponds at bolton valley

White Rocks Inn | whiterocksinn.com Wilburton Inn | wilburton.com

Videographers Cat Cutillo Photography & Video | catcutillo.com Video Memory | videomemory.biz

Wedding & Event Pl anners Blue Sky Weddings & Events | blueskyweddingsandevents.com VT Enchanted Events | vtenchantedevents.com

Wedding Story Services the stables at pigeon hill

Backroads & Blacktops Video | backroadsandblacktopsvideo.com

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