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When we host your wedding, you get more than a beautiful site. You support the Farm’s education programs to help create a more sustainable future.

Š Ceremonies & Receptions on the shores of Lake Champlain Š Historic Coach Barn Š May – September For more information: avanhoven@shelburnefarms.org Š www.shelburnefarms.org Š Shelburne, Vermont Shelburne Farms is a National Historic Landmark, nonprofit environmental education center and working farm.


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Simply extraordinary. From our location, waterside amidst 5,000 acres of Vermont’s most spectacular scenery, to Vermont Fresh Network cuisine, to uncompromising attention to your every need. The Ponds at Bolton Valley combines the energy and perfection of nature with the amenities of a full-service resort. Contact us at 802.434.6867 or visit thepondsvt.com. We'll be with you every step of the way.

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A Spectacular Setting‌ THE ROUND BARN FARM A meticulous restored Inn and historic Round Barn on 245 acres of pure Vermont in the Sugarbush/Mad River Valley. Celebrating over 20 years of flawless weddings and events specializing in local sustainable food.

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editors note issue no. 12 daria bishop

{from the publisher} In the wedding industry,

every job is so important — and so hands-on — that it requires a true love for the trade. Being “hands-on” is one thing I know about. Every item in this issue — in every issue! — has my fingerprints all over it.

I’ve scoured flea markets, rummaged through garage sales, and pounded city streets searching for the perfect prop to make a photo shoot extraordinary and, more important, fire the imagination of a bride-to-be. I’ve handcrafted items for tabletops and gowns, and don’t get me started on the art of glittering! But even after countless hours choosing photos and laying out pages — I still love my job. And when my passion shows through, these pages really come to life. I hope in reading this issue, you’ll feel the same enthusiasm to make your wedding unique. Feeling overwhelmed? Translate that energy into organization and break down the flurry of details into manageable bites. What defines you as a couple? Are you both foodies? Find caterers who’ll work with you to create personalized cuisine. Wine connoisseurs? Ensure your taste in vino is a priority in the budget. Passion and planning together make a fabulous combination.

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Let your past inspire you — anything is fair game! My own childhood memories of eating Creamsicles in the hot summer sun became our sorbet color palette (page 109). And who didn’t love county fairs as a kid? Our gorgeous gown shoot, Fair Weather (page 120), is sure to bring you back to your youth. In today’s economy, budgeting is essential. Wedding professionals everywhere will happily work with you to provide the best experience possible at any price point. Or, get crafty with a little DIY (see pages 85-119). Not sure where to start? This issue is filled with ideas! Go ahead: Rip out pages, make an inspiration board, show vendors what you’re excited about. With smart planning, you can put on a great show that’s totally you. Let us help you get inspired and get passionate!

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Your 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. Whether you’re already able to see your special day in your mind’s eye or you’re looking for ideas, we can help and will deliver the best day of your life. Let us do the work and you enjoy your guests. For a comprehensive menu designed especially for you, please call or e-mail Kimberly today.

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Event Is Our Specialty


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Natural Elegance Four spectacular seasons • Grand mountain views • Gourmet cuisine • Luxury accommodations Unique indoor & outdoor locations for ceremonies & receptions On-site floral designers & wedding coordinator

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back stage vt vows {who's who in “i-do"}

Just like a wedding, we receive a ton of support from amazingly talented wedding professionals. listed Below are some of those who lent their creativity and dedication to shaping this issue! Maggie Barch and Matthew Pearsall, of Spice of Life Catering, create delectable dishes that are both innovative and mouthwatering. Christy Beltrami-Yager and Bryan Yager, co-owners of Beltrami Studios, have more than 60 years of combined studio-photography experience. The most award-winning studio in New England, Beltrami offers exceptional portraits and wedding snapshots. Daria Bishop, of Daria Bishop Photographers, brings style and a sense of humor with her to every photography session, allowing for candid portraits with a strong narrative quality. Alison Bucholz-Ellis, owner of Floral Artistry, has over 13 years of experience designing and creating lavish floral arrangements, and ensures each arrangement is picture-perfect for the big day. Sarah Crowley, the makeup artist behind Finishing Touch, helps brides look flawless on their special day. Delighting in all things sophisticated, Marie-France Eloi of Cuisine Lucette has a signature European flair that holds steady throughout all of her creations. Barrie Fisher, of Barrie Fisher Photographers, creates images of incomparable artistry, a testament to her considerable talent and skill.

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Cynthea Wight Hausman, owner and operator of Cynthea’s Spa, brings pampered elegance to the Burlington area and beyond. Gwen and Minner Hobbs, co-owners of Flowers in Season, combine the best local flowers with fresh selections from around the globe to create striking arrangements tailored to individual tastes. Jennifer Johnston, owner of Perennial Studio, specializes in floral design and event styling for your special occasion. Personalization is the cornerstone of Truly Noted, and Colleen Keurth ensures that every creation conforms to her clients’ specifications while also maintaining her flair for design. david seaver

25-year wedding-industry veteran and Culinary Institute of America alumna Irene Maston, of Irene’s Cakes by Design, is known for her flair in concocting scrumptious fantasy cakes. Sarah Moran and the team at Cloud 9 Caterers make it their duty to execute even the most extravagant affairs without a hitch. Tara Pollio, owner of Tara Pollio Floral-Event Design, specializes in Vermont destination weddings and serves an international clientele. When he’s not photographing weddings, David Seaver can be found in the far reaches of Cambodia and other parts of Southeast Asia, honing his skills as a documentary photographer. Karla Toensing, owner of ink. ink. fine stationery, is attentive and inventive, assisting brides in developing a unique look for their wedding stationery. For spectacular wedding arrangements, Sarah Jo Willey, of Creative Muse Floral Design, leads the way with impeccable arrangements and inspired bouquets.

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the vermont wedding industry is ripe with countless talented wedding professionals. From awards to new businesses, here are our top 4!

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Riverside Farm , the last word in luxury-wedding chic, has expanded their elegant accommodations with the addition of The Amee Farm — a restored 12-bedroom farmhouse down the road. Both properties offer on-site wedding coordination, organic farmed fruits and vegetables, and gorgeous lodgings. ameefarm. com

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{sweet delight} There’s nothing like a homemade cookie to strike the perfect balance between nostalgia and utter contentment. Luckily, Tipped Cow Cookies, run by Rick and Renee Vierra, offers special wedding-favor packages, bringing their delicious, locally made treats to the mouths — and hearts — of your guests. How sweet is that? tippedcowcompany.com

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{wine country} Aligning Vermont with the buzz of larger grape-producing regions, it was thrilling news that our very own Shelburne Vineyard took home six medals at the Eastern States Wine Competition. Honors were received for their red, white, rosé, and dessert wines — congratulations! shelburnevineyard.com

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The Vermont Chamber of Commerce has named Gerry Nooney, Executive Chef at Sugarbush’s Timbers Restaurant, Chef of the Year. The longtime Mad River Valley gourmet has gained a reputation as an innovator as well as a proud locavore, staunchly devoted to using locally sourced ingredients in his cuisine. sugarbush.com


inding just the right thing to wear to the biggest celebration of your life is tough. Luckily, choosing where to host the event is not. In Vermont’s Mad River Valley, we specialize in making celebrations spectacular down to the tiniest detail. With wedding planners, talented photographers, and highly-experienced caterers, innkeepers, florists and more, we delight in making your dream come alive in a one-of-a-kind way. And with Vermont’s spectacular four-season beauty as a backdrop, you’re guaranteed an event to remember, a day to treasure. So why not give yourselves the best gift of all: a destination that ensures you’ll enjoy the celebration as much as your guests.

Only in the Mad River Valley of Vermont.

1-800-82-VISIT vermontweddings.com/vtv


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{Noteworthy news} the u.s. is filled with the most talented wedding professionals in the world. With new talent popping up daily, it's hard to keep up - here are some of our top picks.

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{face time} For that “blushing bride” look, try Stila Loves Claire Pettibone makeup palette — a collaborative effort between Stila Cosmetics and Claire Pettibone. This bridal cosmetic essential features two eye shadow trios as well as one lip and cheek shade each — just the thing for your big-day primp session. stilacosmetics.com

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{bow jest} Thrilling news: One of our favorite bridesmaid dress designers, Coren Moore, now offers her high-quality designs in long ties and bowties. The men’s accessories perfectly match the colors and fabrics of the dress collection, so coordinating has never been easier. Above, a bevy of groomsmen donning Coren's ties. corenmoore.com

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Inspired by vintage fashion, Fancy New York creates beautiful dresses that are a fabulous alternative to the conventional, ultra-formal wedding gown. Their unique designs mix retro 40's and 50's "glam" with a modern sensibility perfect for a variety of styles. Above, the Suzette (one of my favorites!). dressmefancy.com


Personal wedding planning services & World class chef driven menus at Spruce Camp.

Stowe Mountain Resort . 5781 Mountain Road . 802.253.3666 . stowe.com Main Photo: Shayne Lynn Photography, Smaller Photos: Don Landwehrle & Dave Schmidt


vt Talent spotlight {peak ENTERTAINMENT}

When Newton Wells ENROLLED IN the Environmental science and Natural resource program at Johnson State College, he didn’t expect that 14 years later he’d be making music at Vermont weddings. lauren Stagnitti

When a gig at a local radio station brought him a few weekend DJ opportunities, word-of-mouth referrals made Newton Wells a Vermont wedding must-have. He hired friends to help him manage the burgeoning demand, and by the time he graduated from Johnson State, Wells had a booming small business on his hands. A s t h e ow ne r of St owe-b a s e d Pe a k Entertainment, Wells' weekends are usually devoted to spinning tunes for wedding celebrations, but he stays busy during the week tackling the administrative duties of running a small business and keeping his music equipment in good repair.

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Though Wells didn’t pursue a ca reer in environmental science, he put his green k now-how to work building an environmentally friendly headquarters for Peak Entertainment, complete with solar panels and built from renewable materials. Wells loves his work, but he’s also passionate about his home state, which still makes him smile when he puts the top down on his vintage convertible to drive to a wedding celebration.

visit newton online at peakdj.com

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DIY BRIDES: check out our website for some fresh new projects and ideas , like this birdcage veil , that will inspire you to roll up your sleeves and get crafty ! Follow Us!

YOUR FEATURED WEDDING: think your wedding was truly exceptional ? we’d love to hear about it ! visit our website and tell us all about your wedding for a chance to be featured in the magazine or online.

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Eager for fresh new trends and unique ideas? Visit our regularly updated blog to browse though videos, articles, and news for inspiration.

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vt wedding affair {mission accomplished}

The 2009 Vermont Wedding Affair was the perfect antidote for “expo-style” wedding show burnout, leaving brides-to-be pampered and prepared. The 2009 Vermont Wedding Affair at Shelbu r ne Fa r ms con nected enga ged couples with all the tools they could possibly need to create a dream Vermont wedding. From fete-worthy fare served up by the area’s many local caterers and exquisitely crafted cakes that tasted as good as they looked, to a runway show of the season’s best bridal couture, and over-the-top table settings, Vermont’s finest wedding professionals truly pulled out all the stops to demonstrate all the possibilities a wedding in this beautiful and picturesque state offers. For the more sweet-toothed among the visitors, inspiration took on a delicious new meaning with a fun caramel apple bar — perfect for late summer and fall weddings — and a playful candy bar. Meanwhile, local spas did their part as well, helping soothe pre-wedding stress with complimentary facials and massages. When couples left, their arms laden with treats, favors, information, and big smiles on their faces, there was no question that the event had been a rousing success.

A MUST-ATTEND EVENT: an intimate and inspirational afternoon filled with

educational workshops and seminars ~ no matter where you are in planning.

{11.06.2010} Mark your calendar now for next year's event - November 6, 2010, in the same amazing l o c ati o n , th e Co a ch B a r n at Sh elb u r n e Farms. Register early, as tickets do sell out aweddingaffair.com.

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{2009 event sponsors} Catering Staff: letspretend.com decor: schoolhousegardenfloral.com Event Rentals: Vttent.com flowers: gmfsi.com Lighting: darkstarlighting.com

Linens: Occasionsvt.com location: shelburnefarms.org spa services: cyntheaspa.com spirits: korbel.com valet: mountainvalet.com

Photography David Seaver


Every Bride Needs Emily.

Emily Post’s Wedding Planner Emily Post’s Wedding Etiquette Emily Post’s A Wedding Like No Other Do I Have to Wear White? Emily Post’s Wedding Planner for Moms Emily Post’s Wedding Parties

The Emily Post Institute, Inc. | Burlington, Vermont | emilypost.com Emily Post is a registered trademark of The Emily Post Institute, Inc.


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The Honora Winery staff will help to make your event extra special by providing you with an experience that is unique to your needs. Whether a traditional, casual or black tie event, we’ll be there to surround your guests with our family hospitality – a mix of elegance and warm familiarity. honorawiner y.com | 802.368.2930


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Your Vermont Country Wedding privately owned 300 acre Country Estate nestled in the heart of Vermont’s Green Mountains offering multiple venues with the seclusion, elegance, and natural perfection that you deserve on your wedding day. Limited availability. Pittsfield, VT 877.746.8822 riversidefarmweddings.com


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Eryn Giroux and Steve Stetson lived just a few miles apart from one another in Dallas, but they didn’t meet until Eryn was visiting her family in Upstate New York and happened to find Steve’s ad on an online dating site. Intrigued by what she saw, she sent Steve a note, and the two made plans to meet for dinner as soon as Eryn returned to Dallas. They clicked almost instantly and started dating seriously just a few weeks after that first dinner. Eryn and Steve's relationship was so easy and comfortable that Steve planned a laid back, Christmas Eve proposal at Eryn's parents' house. “My mom didn’t believe us at first — she thought we were joking,” says Eryn. “When we finally convinced her we were serious, she started calling everyone to share the news.” Eryn had grown up in a little town called Chazy, New York, located just across the lake from Burlington, and she’d always loved the area, where many of her closest friends and family still lived. When she and Steve discovered The Amee Farm, an organic working farm in Pittsfield, they knew they’d found a location that suited the natural feeling they wanted their wedding celebration to have. The farm, tucked into the dazzling green fields you only seem to find in Vermont, boasts an unbeatable combination of luxury and sustainability, mixing elegant antique finds with rustic craftsmanship for a style that really is the best of both worlds.

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Eryn is a graphic designer, and naturally paid special attention to the wedding invitations and other printed materials for the ceremony, enjoying the chance to be her own client for a change. She included a charming bird motif across their wedding stationery, a whimsical touch that went perfectly with the quirky elegance she and Steve planned for their wedding. She sourced recycled paper products for the wedding’s print elements and tracked down rare vintage stamps on eBay to match her wedding design’s theme and color scheme. Her simple Kraft paper envelopes inspired raves from other brides-to-be when they were featured on StyleMePretty.com. Eryn and Steve wanted a rustic, organic-themed wedding that was comfortable and fun. They embraced the mix of rural elegance they found at The Amee Farm and built on it for their celebration. Eryn chose a natural green-and-brown color scheme, accented with hints of red, pink, and orange. The bridesmaids wore simple, grassgreen dresses by Amsale. Eryn’s dress, by Lian Carlo, spilled from a plain bodice into a pretty tumble of ruffles that were feminine


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{Other professionals} Cake & Catering: Noel’s Specialty Foods & Catering

without being fussy. Eryn opted for tree seeds as wedding favors, in keeping with their ceremony’s eco-friendly theme. She designed the labels for the seeds herself and wrapped them in organic cotton ribbon for a clean, elegant presentation. The wedding itself was a warm, welcoming celebration that brought together Eryn and Steve’s far-flung family and friends for the day of merrymaking. The couple felt comfortable trusting their vendors to pull off the celebration they’d planned, so they were able to just relax and enjoy their special day. “It was really nice to feel so at ease the entire weekend,” says Eryn. And since it’s not really a farm unless there’s a little poultry, Eryn and Steve’s photographer suggested a photo session with the neighbor’s chickens. It seemed like an odd idea at the time, but the photos ended up being among Eryn and Steve’s favorites of the day. After all, they had their happy ending, and there was no question of anyone counting their chickens before they hatched.

Entertainment: Artist Entertainment Agency Floral Design: Pittsfield Flower Shop Invitations: Missing Q Press & Eryn Giroux design Logo design: (on page 49) BetsyWhite betsywhite.com

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Rustic Elegance in the heart of the Green Mountains. With a fully restored New England Vermont farmhouse, two ponds and waterfalls and an on-site coordinator, The Amee Farm is the perfect destination for weddings and retreats. Capture your guests, family, friends and co-workers as they have never been seen before-vamping, posing, giggling and mugging for the camera in strip after outrageous strip! Great fun, priceless photos and cherished favors!

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Vermont’s full-time DJ Company. Professional DJ’s specializing in personalized, elegantly orchestrated weddings. The only Vermont DJ company listed in Modern Bride Magazine’s “150 Hottest Bands and DJ’s in the U.S.”

peakdj.com | 802.888.6978 Photo: Fisher Photography

Make your wedding favors meaningful by honoring your guests with a gift to the Vermont Cancer Center. Customized placecards will be provided. Please call (802) 656-8519 or visit www.vermontcancer.org.

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Vermont has always held a special place in the hearts of Jenny Feldman and Mike LaRocque. They first met in Burlington over the Independence Day weekend in 2006. Their first kiss happened on Lake Champlain, with fireworks bursting in the sky above them. Jenny, a New Yorker who had grown up spending long ski weekends in Vermont, couldn’t imagine a more perfect place to get married, while Mike, having grown up in Swanton, was already well aware of the area’s many charms. When Jenny accepted Mike's proposal during a Champagne picnic at a state park off the Taconic Parkway in the summer of 2008, there was no question in either of their minds that the wedding celebration would take place in Vermont. “We knew we wanted a Vermont wedding because there is no state more beautiful,” says Jenny with heartfelt simplicity.

“I loved that we were able to have a celebration that was elegant but rustic and child-friendly at the same time,” says Jenny. 56 { Vt vows.com }

Jenny had always dreamed of having a traditional Vermont barn wedding that would combine equal parts rustic charm and elegance. She decided to act as her own wedding planner, meticulously overseeing all the details for the ceremony and reception. For her starting point, Jenny began with the décor, choosing a natural color scheme grounded with a neutral, gold-hued wheat shade and highlighted with rich reds drawn from ranunculus blossoms and misty blues pulled from French lavender and blue delphiniums. With the help of her talented florist, she filled wooden boxes with miniature crabapples and stalks of wheat and hung hundreds of milk-jug candles from the barn’s ceiling to give the entire setting a soft, warm glow. Instead of table numbers, Jenny bought seed packets from a nursery and named each table after a flower or vegetable. One extra-long center table ran down the middle of the barn, while smaller round tables were set up in the barn stalls. A monogram of the bride and groom’s initials was sewn with flowers onto a piece of burlap, which hung from a refreshment stand where warm cider was served out of a cast-iron cauldron. Doubling as both seating cards and favors, gift bottles of Vermont maple syrup with handwritten nametags were arranged on a long table. “It was magical to see how the decorations transformed everything,” Jenny says. The barn turned out exactly as Jenny had intended — a beautifully appointed space with plenty of country whimsy. During the intimate outdoor ceremony, guests perched comfortably on muslin-covered hay bales, and custom-printed ceremony programs and pashmina shawls were arranged in galvanized buckets.


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Folk singer Marie Claire, accompanied by musician Brett Hughes, played Bob Dylan's “Forever Young” as the bride walked down the aisle. Though Jenny envisioned an elegant wedding, she also wanted her wedding celebration to be a fun experience for guests of all ages. Instead of a typical cake, they created a casual dessert bar. Later, a piñata filled with candies and playful chocolate liquor bottles dangled from an obliging beam, waiting to be broken open by intrepid guests, and the catering staff passed out miniature ice-cream cones. Mike’s nephew, the couple’s ring bearer, delighted Jenny and Mike with a special fiddle performance. The atmosphere was sophisticated while remaining comfortable and inviting. “I loved the fact that we were able to have a celebration that was elegant but relaxed and child-friendly at the same time,” says Jenny. “Our wedding managed to be a joy for both adults and kids.” Jenny credits her terrific vendors, including Spice of Life Catering and Blomma Flicka Flowers, with helping make her dream wedding a reality and encourages other brides not to be afraid to seem like a micromanager when it comes to having the wedding they’ve always dreamed of. “Your vendors will appreciate how specific you are about what you want, and there will be no unwanted surprises on the big day,” she says.

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Reception Site: The inn at Mountain View Farm innmtnview.com (page 59)

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There’s probably nothing more magical than watching the sky clear above your wedding reception after an unexpected rainstorm, to be replaced by a perfect rainbow — unless it’s seeing two perfect rainbows arch across the sky like a magical benediction. For Rebecca Babcock and Jimmy Bradley, that kind of serendipity has been a cornerstone of their relationship since their very first meeting, a blind date orchestrated by a mutual friend. Mid-conversation, the couple looked up and realized their matchmaking friend had discreetly vanished; they were so engrossed in their conversation that they hadn’t even noticed her departure. Later, a Christmas vacation spent alone together in Hawaii seemed at first like a terrible mistake to Rebecca, who had never spent the holidays away from her family in her entire life. However, when Jimmy asked her to marry him on a private beach on Christmas Eve, she realized that she was actually spending her first holiday with her new family. For Rebecca and Jimmy, everything always just seemed to fall perfectly into place. Rebecca had spent her childhood vacationing in Stowe and couldn’t imagine a more beautiful place to get married than on her parents’ picturesque farm in Morrisville, with its 116 acres of rolling fields and breathtaking mountain views. Initially, the wedding day weather seemed determined to rebel against her perfect plans, sending alarming sheets of rain, thunder, and lightning crashing down onto the celebration site as Rebecca and Jimmy’s vendors efficiently did their best to battle the elements and keep the party on track. “It could have been a huge, electrical, muddy, logistical nightmare,” says Rebecca. “But thanks to all the great people working with us, it was a fun challenge and not a disaster.”

“the band started playing “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” as guests poured out of the tent for the once-in-a-lifetime view.”

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for the once-in-a-lifetime view. And just like that, the rainstorm was transformed from bane to blessing. Rebecca and Jimmy included several other memorable — if less dramatic — details in their festivities. Wedding photos of their closest friends and family members on their own special days were scattered around the reception site, including them all in the celebration. Guests ducked into the photo booth so they could slip playful pictures into the nearby guest book. The walls of the barn were decorated with guests’ response cards, which the couple had requested they fill out as creatively as they wanted. Parts of the meal were served familystyle, encouraging the attendees to chat and interact with each other. Guests scooped up M&M's in wedding colors from a candy bar and grinned delightedly when they recognized Rebecca and Jimmy's faces printed on the candy. In the end, dinner started almost an hour late, not because of the rain but because of the rainbows. “People were just mesmerized,” says Rebecca. “The rainbows didn’t want to dissipate, and no one wanted to stop looking at them.” As the party rolled into the evening, the bride and groom took a turn on the dance floor to Gene Raffery’s “Right Down the Line.” The rainbows finally faded into the twilight, but the real magic was just beginning.

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{Other professionals} Catering: Harrison’s and The Red Cat Entertainment: Street Talk Invitaitons: Askew Designs Logo design: (on page 61) BetsyWhite betsywhite.com

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When people talk about the path of life that brought them together, they usually don’t mean it quite as literally as Molly Bogan and JR Withers do. In fact it was the Appalachian Trail that brought these two together, though neither of them knew it at the time. Passionate long-distance hikers, both Molly and JR had chosen to hike that historic trail in 2002. As it happened, Molly was a couple of weeks ahead of JR and the two of them didn’t meet each other on that hike. They both made friends with a fellow hiker, whose speedy trail-blazing brought her into contact with both Molly and JR despite the distance between them. A few years later, in 2005, JR joined his new hiking friend for a cross-country drive, and she stopped in Boulder, Colorado, to meet up with her other new friend, Molly. The connection was instant for both of them, though Molly says JR was much better at playing it cool than she was, and the two of them began e-mailing each other. In 2006, Molly was visiting friends in Virginia, where JR was living, and they reconnected over drinks. It was only the second time they’d met in person, but they both knew it was something special. After that weekend, JR packed up his car and moved to Colorado. It was a little crazy. It was a risk. But in the end, it was a gamble that paid off for both. On the Saturday before her birthday, Molly woke up to a guitar serenade of one of her favorite songs — “First Day of My Life,” by Bright Eyes. JR had been secretly learning the song on his guitar, and when it ended, he dropped to one knee and asked Molly to marry him. Molly immediately said yes. Although neither Molly nor JR had ever lived in Vermont, they knew from the moment they got engaged that they wanted to get married there. They had hiked throughout the state, separately and together, and both had special memories of the area. “We have spent a lot of time in Vermont and feel like it’s our ‘soul home,’” says Molly, whose parents now live in Panton, Vermont. She and JR both love Shelburne Farms, with its beautiful combination of lake and mountains and its emphasis on environmental education, so pinning down their location was a cinch.

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‘Lizard’ and ‘Easy’s’ Happy Trails mix — and used their trail friends’ nicknames for their place cards. “It was so fun to see the place cards with names such as ‘Wildflower’ and ‘Walk-It-Off’ and ‘Spoonful’ next to ‘Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Nolan,’” says Molly. Friends and family were also an important part of the celebration. Molly’s lucky sixpence had been slipped inside the shoes of each of her five closest college friends on their wedding days. A bevy of brightfaced children, including JR’s two nieces and Molly’s best friend’s three children, joined the wedding party. Molly surprised her sisters with mini chocolate mousse cups as one of the wedding desserts because as kids they’d considered those little chocolate bites to be the ultimate special-occasion treat. The Twister game set up for the children was quickly taken over by the adults, whose antics produced some of Molly and JR’s favorite photos from their wedding day. Best of all for Molly and JR was watching their college friends mingle with their trail buddies, work pals, and family members, laughing and talking as many of them met for the first time. “Seeing the people we love meet each other and make a connection was so amazing,” says Molly.

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gown: Sewly Yours & Once Upon a Bride sewlyyours.com (page 71) Invitations: Zoe Ink zoeink.com (page 65) Photography: beltrami studios beltramistudios.com (page 4) reception site: shelburne farms shelburnefarms.org (page 5) Videography: tweed river video tweedrivervideo.com (page 192) Logo design: (on page 67) BetsyWhite betsywhite.com

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The countdown for New Year’s Eve had begun, and Kristin Marlow couldn’t imagine a more perfect way to start the New Year. Since she’d met Brad Schneider seven months before at a New York City restaurant, the two had been inseparable. Kristin had instantly liked Brad, whose love of family echoed her own, and Brad found it hard to resist a girl as interesting as Kristin, who had graduated — as he had — from the Harvard Business School. On this night, they were snuggled together in front of the fire at Brad’s mom’s house in Manchester, Vermont, waiting to ring in the New Year together for the first time. It seemed as though things couldn’t get any better — but they did, when Brad got down on one knee and asked Kristin to marry him. When she said yes, fireworks exploded in the background, as part of The Equinox Resort’s annual New Year’s fireworks display. With that kind of sentimental appeal going for it, Vermont was the hands-down choice for Kristin and Brad's wedding. They considered a few other locations, but kept coming back to the idea of a Vermont wedding. Because Brad’s mother lives in Vermont, the couple had spent a lot of time there and appreciated the area’s natural beauty. They loved the idea of celebrating their wedding at The Equinox Resort, which had played such a romantic role in their engagement story. Kristin fell in love with the resort’s gorgeous Pond Pavilion, a rustic, charming structure. She and Brad decided to have their wedding at Brad’s mother’s summer chapel and their reception at the Pond Pavilion.

“Kristin’s goal was to create an environment that was warm, comfortable, and beautiful for her guests to enjoy.”

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Kristin and Brad wanted a truly intimate wedding with just their very closest friends and family present, and the guest list included 38 of their favorite people. The couple enlisted two of Brad's young relatives to make up the wedding party, one acting as ring bearer and the other serving as junior bridesmaid. Kristin wanted to turn the Pavilion into a romantic oasis for their reception celebration, and she found her vendors extremely helpful in translating her vision into a warm, welcoming reality. “Since the Pavilion is very rustic and masculine, I wanted to balance that with lots of feminine colors and flowers,” Kristin says. She started with a soothing turquoise and added pinks and peaches to warm up the palette. Antique chandeliers added warm light and charming elegance to the space, which came to life with spectacular flower arrangements. Her goal was to create an environment that was warm, comfortable, and beautiful for her guests to enjoy.


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Kristin encourages other brides planning their weddings to have a clear sense of the kind of environment they want their guests to experience. Because the Pavilion is tucked in the woods, a long walk from the summer chapel where the wedding would be held, Kristin and Brad needed a solution that would allow all their guests to arrive together at the reception. They discovered a trolley service that would transport guests between the two locations, adding an element of fun and whimsy to their wedding celebration. For both Kristin and Brad, the parent dances at the reception were one of the highlights of the day — though in completely different ways. As Kristin and her father circled the dance floor to “Calling All Angels,” by Jane Siberry and k.d. lang, there wasn’t a guest with a dry eye. Then Brad and his mom took the floor, making everyone grin with their swingy interpretation of “String of Pearls” by Glenn Miller. As they took their leave, guests crowded around the departing couple with glowing sparklers echoing the magical fireworks of their proposal night and celebrating the beginning of Kristin and Brad's married life together.

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Reception site: The Equinox Resort & Spa equinoxresort.com (page 77)

{Other professionals} Invitations: Laura Hooper Calligraphy Logo design: (on page 73) BetsyWhite betsywhite.com

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It took Annie Morris and Ross Montgomery almost 20 years to fall in love. They liked each other from the beginning, when they became friends in junior high in their hometown of Middlebury, Vermont. Though they stayed good friends throughout college and young adulthood, they never dated. Even when they both ended up living in Boulder, Colorado for five years, they remained pals. Their regular dinners and days spent skiing made their friends raise questioning eyebrows. But it wasn’t until Annie moved back home to Vermont that they realized how they really felt about each other — and how all their lives had been spent bringing them together. “From the moment we started dating, we knew that this was it. We were going to spend the rest of our lives with each other, and there wasn’t any other way about it,” Annie says. “Being able to spend every day with your best friend is the greatest gift in the world.” Ross made their unspoken commitment official on a trip to Paris. Wandering around the Luxembourg Gardens, he tried to keep Annie from spotting the ring box he was carrying in his pocket as they purchased Champagne, baguettes, and macaroons for a picnic. As they sat among the gorgeous gardens, Ross dropped to one knee and asked Annie to marry him. Of course she said yes, and they spent the rest of their time in Paris cocooned in a state of blissful happiness. Since Annie and Ross are both from Middlebury, Vermont was the logical location for their wedding. They chose The Basin Harbor Club because Annie had family ties to the area and they loved the beauty the venue had to offer.

"Annie & her mom scoured flea markets & online shops to find different vintage Liberty of London fabrics to use in the bouquets & boutonnieres." 80 { Vt vows.com }

Being a textile designer, Annie was very interested in the design for the ceremony. “Needless to say, fabric played a big role in our wedding,” says Ross. Inspired by their trip to Paris, Annie chose a wedding palette of pale pink and dove gray, explaining to Ross, who followed her efforts with bemused fascination, that they’d use these colors throughout their wedding elements and celebration. Annie pored over linens for the tablecloths, trying to find the perfect striped fabric. She and her mohter also scoured flea markets and online shops to track down 21 distinctly different vintage Liberty of London fabrics to use in the bridesmaids’ bouquets and groomsmen’s boutonnieres. Annie was also passionate about choosing handmade items and relied on small shops and Etsy.com vendors for one-of-a-kind pieces.


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Entertainment: BEST BANDS bestbands.com (page 208) Event Rentals: Vermont Tent Company vttent.com (inside back cover) Gown: Sewly Yours & once upon a bride sewlyyours.com (page 71) Invitations: Tallow Studio tallowstudio.com

For invitations and wedding stationery, Annie and Ross turned to Annie’s close friend — and one of her 13 bridesmaids — Katharine Navins. Katherine operates Tallow Studio and collaborated with the couple to create the perfect letterpress materials to complement Annie’s fabric choices. Of course, it wouldn’t be a wedding without a little last-minute madness. Annie and Ross managed to misplace their wedding rings on the day of the ceremony. “That’s a nice way of saying we flatout lost them,” says Annie, who had to walk down the aisle not knowing that her maid of honor had come to the rescue and tracked down the ring for Ross’s cousin, Sam, to carry in his handcrafted ring-bearer bowl. Any worries were forgotten, however, the instant Annie began to walk down the aisle, as her eyes locked with Ross’. It was the first time they had seen each other that day, and they were both overwhelmed by a sudden rush of emotion. “It is an emotion that no one can prepare you for, and it completely overwhelmed us both, plain and simple,” Annie says. As they celebrated their wedding with friends and family just miles from the place where they’d first met in an elementary school art class, Annie and Ross felt surrounded by pure happiness. 82 { Vt vows.com }

linens: The Linen Shop at Occasions occasionsvt.com (page 26) Photography: OrCHARD COVE orchardcovephotography.com

{Other professionals} Cake & Catering: the BASIN HARBOR CLUB Floral Design: Clare Esperance HAIR & MAKEUP: Indigo Logo design: (on page 79) BetsyWhite betsywhite.com

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This soothing and unabashedly romantic palette is feminine and intimate, but still intriguing — everything a blushing bride should be — perfect for a charming ceremony. ABOVE: {1.} A rutilated ring is a graphic take on the classic cameo. jessicahicks.com {2.} Vellum printed with roses and tied with a satin bow protects an embossed invitation on an ivory card. anagriffin.com {3.} Sparkling pink sapphires are a ladylike alternative to traditional pearls. suzannefelsen.com {4.} A boldly blooming bodice is the highlight of this Melissa Sweet bridesmaid gown. priscillaofboston.com {5.} Borrowed from a lady’s boudoir, these lavish bubbles are an indulgence. lollialife.com {6.} It’s glow time whenever you dust on Benefit’s rosy-golden finishing powder. benefitcosmetics.com {7.} Embroidered flowers dress up raffia in this Judith Leiber clutch. judithleiber.com


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{Floral Design} Tara Pollio {Event Rentals} Vermont Tent Company {location} Honora Winery {photography} David seaver

Opposite: Reclaimed barn board sets a friendly, rustic tone and keeps a barely kissed palette from becoming too precious; clusters of garden roses amble down the table’s center. This page, clockwise from top: A mix of pink-tinted roses, tucked charmingly into an eclectic variety of glass containers, calls to mind an enchanted garden Perched above layers of delicately hued tablecloths, the effect is one of hushed elegance, designed by Tara Pollio Floral-Event Design; Vintage spools of thread mingle with mercury glass votives and dainty nerine lilies; ribbons flutter from chairs, a whimsical invitation for guests to take their leisure; a garden rose gradually reveals its petals as the day drifts on into evening; glass containers in various sizes add variety to a mix of roses and lilies.

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A single pink rose for your sweetheart is tucked into a silver boutonnière pin, designed by Floral Artistry. Its feminine charm is the perfect foil for a classic tuXEDO.

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Reminiscent of a classic cameo, this chocolate truffle cake, by Irene’s Cakes by Design, is draped with barely blushing vanilla fondant elegantly etched with lace details, ribbon, and shimmering pearls.

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Opposite, clockwise from top right: A house-fried pink potato chip topped with creamed chèvre and caramelized onions is an irresistible morsel; like little beehives, baby beets layered with stripes of creamy chèvre wait on arugula napkins; airy meringues are piled in a tempting pyramid atop vintage doilies; dollops of crème fraîche and gingery peach preserves top crispy crostini. Hors d’oeuvres from Catering by Dale; meringues by Honora Winery and Vineyard. Above: plate-perfect Menus, designed by Ink. Ink. Fine Stationery.

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F l o r a l A r t i s t r y ( pa g e 9 4 ) d e s i g n s r e f i n e d f lo r a l arrangements, focusing on the details that make for picture-perfect celebrations and events. Honor a W i nery & V i ne ya rd (page 39) Cradled by the southern Green Mountains, Avigliano at Honora provides stunning views, made perfect by a crisp glass of Vermont wine. Ink. Ink. Fine Stationery (page 94) prides itself on its broad selection and attentive service, which make finding the perfect stationery a pleasure. Irene’s Cake s by De sign (page 77) has perfected the art of the personalized wedding cake. With the help of Irene Maston, any bride can have her dream wedding cake. Ta r a Pollio Flor a l -Ev e nt De sign (page 60) uses the finest seasonal flowers and other natural elements to create one-of-a-kind designs for events of all sorts. Th e L i n e n Sh o p at Occa s ion s (page 26) provides beautiful, quality linens in every color and style. Vermont Tent Company (inside back cover) offers brides a wide range of rentals and unparalleled service.

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EDITORS NOTE: we were thrilled to discover honora winery & vineyard , which feels like a little patch of italy right here in vermont. check them out at honorawinery.com . we thank all the great professionals who helped create this photo shoot !

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Whether it channels memories of a yacht in Cannes or a rocky New England shore, there’s something irresistible about a palette inspired by the sea. ABOVE: {1.} A rattan Rafe clutch with a designer seashell ornament evokes beachside charm. rafe.com {2.} Coral motifs add whimsy to classic invitations from Hello!Lucky. hellolucky.com {3.} Its spicy scent and exquisite package make this Wish Petite Perfumed Luminary by Lollia a must-have. lollialife.com {4.} Flowing pleats recall rolling waves in this Melissa Sweet gown. priscillaofboston.com {5.} Like a treasure plucked from the sea, a tourmaline nestles in a pearl-and-diamond ring. lauramunder.com {6.} Minty California Kissin’ Lip Shine by Benefit brightens your breath and your smile. benefitcosmetics.com {7.} Mermaid-perfect shoes by Charles by Charles David have a fluttery ruffle around their instep. charlesdavid.com


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Skip the nautical navies and reds and drift toward a magical shore-inspired palette of

dreamy sea and sand shades that evoke the relaxed beauty of the ocean. It’s a palette that soothes and refreshes, welcoming guests to their port of call with open arms and an inviting smile.

{Floral Design} flowers in season {Event Rentals} weddings tents & events {linens} The Linen shop at occasions {location} Echo lake inn {photography} David seaver

Opposite: Antique glass-glittered numbers nestle against delicate fan coral in a hurricane glass, guiding guests to their destinations. The table echoes the shelves of an imaginary curiosity shop, displaying driftwood, starfish, and sea coral among other sea-inspired items, designed by Flowers in season. This page, clockwise from top: A tabletop teeming with tantalizing curiosities invites guests to explore its enticing treasures; Candles flicker amid classic fisherman’s netting atop a stack of books wrapped in vintage maps; A bouquet of shells and sand is an enchanting counterpoint to an arrangement of garden roses, hydrangea, and mountain mint, blending the best of land and sea; apothecary jars hold treasures from the ocean; Dahlias in soothing shades of cream and green stand tall in a hurricane vase filled with beach mementos.

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of the sea in your bouquet with unusual details that will delight your guests. MINNER'S MOTTO: “find inspiration in a bouquet blooming with seaside charm ~ inspired by natural coral , exotic fish , sunny beaches , and endless shades of ocean blue ". Opposite: Painted in colors that echo the treasures accumulated on a day at the beach, this bouquet mixes lush brown orchids, buttery roses, pale peonies, and sun-bronzed dahlias with green hydrangea and gray-green succulents. The silk dupioni and grosgrain ribbons that wrap the loosely gathered stems echo the whisper-soft fall of waves against the shore, providing the perfect finish to this bouquet, designed by Flowers in Season. This Page: Capture the magical colors of the sea with a bouquet of driftwoodtinted orchids, misty green amaranthus, and hydrangeas that mimic the exact shade and shape of seafoam. Loosely gathered and tied in a sailor’s knot with a vintage grosgrain ribbon, it’s the kind of bouquet a naiad might leave on the shore for her secret love, Designed by Tina Hutchins Floral Design.

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A close-up of dainty details: Adorn your bouquet with found treasures, like this collection of buttons, beads, baubles, and bobbins.

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Like the sea it resembles, this cake’s cool blue fondant exterior conceals treasure: a luxuriously rich chocolate truffle torte nestled beneath an almond cake layered with strawberry-rhubarb preserves, created by Cuisine Lucette.

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visions of a nighttime beach and the romance of moonlight on the ocean are recalled in this seaworthy palette. EDITORS NOTE: “the gorgeous colors of the beach glass i found last summer in maine inspired these enchanting lanterns. i couldn’t wait to make them ! " beltrami Studios

THIS PAGE, LEFT TO RIGHT: Suspended from obliging branches, homemade lanterns of mason jars filled with multicolored beach glass cast a romantic glow on the revelers below; Crocheted linen is a suitably enchanting backdrop for a glowing lantern; Starfish hold place cards decked with a frame of perfect sea green, designed by Peak Creative.

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Give plain glass votives the mermaid treatment by coating the votives with spray adhesive and rolling them generously in vintage glass glitter. When lighted, they’ll catch the flame’s glow and shine like undersea gems.

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Opposite, clockwise from top right: Grilled salmon crostini are topped with chive blossoms and basil, by Spice of Life Catering; sesame-crusted tuna is served on crispy rice wafers with a dollop of aioli; wasabi tobiko adds a kick to roulades of smoked salmon; shrimp skewers perch enticingly atop gazpacho shooters, all by Cloud 9 Caterers. Above: A delightful discovery: The evening’s menu, whimsically detailed in ocean shades of blues and greens, is tucked neatly into a carefully folded napkin amid an imaginative, beachinspired tablescape, by Peak Creative.


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Historic Victorian Inn on Scenic Route 100 5 miles from Ludlow

The ideal location to celebrate your wedding weekend in Vermont. This full service inn and resort, featured in both Gourmet and Bon Appetite magazines, offers accommodations for 100 and events up to 225. The warm, sophisticated hospitality and attention to every detail awaits you on your special day.

It’s Everything You’ve Always Wished For... And More!

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Tina Hutchins Flor al De sign (page 106) chooses the freshest hand-selected flowers to create classic and extravagant floral arrangements for one-of-a-kind weddings. cloud 9 Catering (page 7) carefully manages every detail to ensure perfect execution of their distinctive, elegant menus. c u i si n e luc e tt e (page 107) specializes in simple, elegant delicacies that draw on the best from Continental purveyors and Vermont-produced dairy products. e cho l a k e i n n (page 106) invokes the romance of Vermont’s beautiful countryside with its white-steepled church and antique wishing well nestled in the Green Mountains. F l ow e r s i n S e a s on (page 66) combines lovingly tended homegrown flowers with the best blooms from around the world to create spectacular arrangements. Peak Creative (page 96) merges dependability with attention to detail to create inspired wedding invitations for every couple.

Photo: Cheryl Richards

t h e l i n e n s hop at o cca s ion s (page 26) offers an impressive range of high-quality linen rentals to ensure a pictureperfect setting, every time. W eddi ng s, Te nts, a nd Ev e nts (inside front cover) provide tent rentals and much more at their Waitsfield location.

EDITORS NOTE: my love for antique glass , glitter and vintage ribbon inspired this palette & creating all the diy projects was so much fun. from the cake topper to the glittered votives , visit us online for how ~ to's.

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Custom Wedding Cakes & Favors by Pastry Chef Michelle Lunde

Photos By: Rapheal Photography; Roberto Flack Photography

Delicate Decadence cake boutique Delivery anywhere in Vermont

Barre, VT | 802.479.7948 finecakes@myfairpoint.net

sit back, relax, we’ve got you covered!

On behalf of the entire Thyme Tables staff, I invite you to imagine yourself and your guests enjoying a truly outstanding event — superb food, artfully presented in an impeccable setting, every detail addressed according to your taste. Sit back and relax, let yourself and your guests be tantalized by the next succulent dish. And take satisfaction in knowing you’ve chosen the best.

Shaftsbury, Vermont 802.447.3896 | thymestables.com


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Hearken back to the magic of lazy childhood summers with colors as irresistibly vivid as your favorite refreshing summer treat. ABOVE: {1.} Go green with a sparkling amethyst in a circle of rose-tinted rubies, designed by Suzanne Felsen. suzannefelsen.com {2.} Contemporary stripes highlight your special day with these whimsical and bright invitations by Papermints. papermints.com {3.} Go bold with sherbet stripes in this bridesmaid dress by Kathlin Argiro. kathlinargirochic.com {4.} Bright blocks of pink and orange python make this bangle a standout, designed by Kara Ross. kararossny.com {5.} A flirty, floral fragrance like Wink Eau de Parfum, from Lilly Pulitzer, is perfect for a summer celebration. lillypulitzer.com {6.} Add a little zest to your day with a Lemon Sugar Body Scrub by Mark. avon.com {7.} Multicolored rhinestones trace an art deco shape in this clutch by La Regale. laregale.com


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There’s nothing subtle about this vivid palette, and that’s what makes it so much fun.

Mix up vivid rainbow brights, add punchy accents and a little bit of insouciant wit, and you’ll get a wedding celebration that’s all about having a good time.

{Floral Design} Creative Muse floral design {Event Rentals} Vermont tent company {linens} The linen shop at occasions {location} woodstock inn & resort {photography} David seaver

Opposite: stacked milk glass containers are the anchor for a stunning rainbow of cascading blossoms, including vivid dahlias, roses, gerbera daisies, and ranunculus, in this centerpiece creation. Clockwise, from top: Give your guests a cheerful welcome with a candycolored table, which takes its cue from springtime’s prettiest pastels, designed by Creative muse floral design; striped silk dupioni chair covers are a playful choice; sunny ranunculus flowers shine in a hobnail bud vase; marzipan oranges in a milk glass dish are decked out with pretty purple netting; a Creamsicle-colored gerbera daisy shines in a hobnail glass bowl.

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sun-kissed color combinations mix bright hues with the bold beauty of a summertime garden. Sarah Jo's tip: “make your bouquet as unique as you are ! talk to your floral designer about different textures and colors that will make it pop." Opposite: A traditional bouquet of dahlias and roses gets a twist when you add a few poppy pods and a little purple netting. A raspberry grosgrain ribbon sets the tone with a flourish, designed by Creative Muse Floral Design. This page: A play of pinks and creams, including hydrangea and roses, keeps its sophistication by sticking with two color families in this bouquet, designed by the Pink Shutter.

Eye-catching details, like these layered silk and grosgrain ribbons, make the most of this rainbow sorbet palette.

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Editors Tip: “look for details and embellishments that work with this funky palette. embrace a little color, while keeping patterns present yet simple.”

Opposite: Crisp white linen paper sets off the bold pastels of these summer-bright place cards, designed by Truly Noted, arranged on elegant iron moldings for a whimsical juxtaposition. This Page, Left to right: a lime-green bowl filled with ice is the perfect serving vessel for pretty paper cones of sorbet in three juicy shades, designed by Truly Noted. Tiny birds peep enchantingly from a lemon chiffon cake whose layers of Key lime, raspberry, and coconut are echoed in the layered sherbet fondant, designed by Vermont Cake Studio.

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Opposite, clockwise from top right: Dainty Russian tea cakes are guarded by a feathered friend; lavender goat cheese elevates grilled peaches to sophisticated new heights, by Spice of Life Catering; a cluster of cream puffs glossy with pastel icing; irresistible mashed potatoes made with rosemary gravy and fizzled leeks, by Spice of Life Catering. Above: A colorful menu plays peek-a-boo behind an orange linen napkin given bow-tie treatment with a pink grosgrain ribbon, designed by Truly Noted.

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Burlington Waterfront decks with breathtaking views of Lake Champlain and the Adirondack Mountains Elegant indoor and outdoor spaces for ceremony, dining, and dancing Award-winning, environmentally sensitive architecture showcasing sparkling aquariums Expert Green Wedding planning available

For further information, contact Vivien Schueler, ECHO Events Manager, at 1.877.324.6386 ext. 124 or vschueler@echovermont.org

PHOTO CREDITS: PORTRAIT GALLERY AND NICK LAVECCHIA

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| 802.223.3413 | 27 state street, montpelier, vermont

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sorbet Professionals C r e ati v e M us e F lor a l De sign (page 208) creates exquisite arrangements for weddings only, ensuring brides plenty of personal attention. Pe r e n n i a l S t u dio (page 119) takes its inspiration from nature, using innovative combinations of color and texture to create beautiful floral designs. Th e L i n e n Sh o p at o cca s io n s (page 26) provides beautiful, quality linens in every color and style. The Pink Shutter (page 118) has been Montpelier and Central Vermont’s boutique European floral destination for almost half a century. Truly Noted (page 210) creates inspired, personal designs for wedding and celebration stationery. V e r m o n t C a k e S t u d i o (page 2 1 1) make s u niqu e an d delicious works of culinary art that serve as natural reception centerpieces. vermont tent company (inside back cover) offers brides a wide range of rentals and unparalleled service.

Photo: Michael Riddell

The Woodstock Inn (page 25) is nestled in the idyllic beauty of Vermont’s Green Mountains, making it the perfect storybook setting for wedding celebrations big and small.

EDITORS NOTE:

sometimes it ’s great to feel like a kid again. putting together this photo shoot and revisiting all our favorite childhood memories of summer was a blast.

Floral Design • Event Styling 802.293.2000 perennialstudio.com dorset, vt

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wheel of fortune Extravagant embroidery is studded with peek-a-boo nail-head embellishment, lending this sleek gown by Claire Pettibone a hint of punk rock chic. Teamed with a barely-there veil from Lo Boheme, it has an understated elegance. Earrings by Louise M. Jewelry. Vintage Ring.

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late bloomer Opposite: Unleash your inner Cinderella in a dreamy gown dripping with French Alençon lace by Stephanie James Couture. A hand-dyed silk ribbon adds a hint of Parisian glamour. Bracelet by Louise M. Jewelry. This Page: A combination of vintage and new fabrics, including silk, velvet, taffeta, and lace, mixes with ostrich feathers and vintage jewelry for an eye-catching headpiece from Lo Boheme that’s truly one-of-a-kind. Earrings by Louise M. Jewelry. 122 {fair weather}

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spin session The fluid layers of a taffeta skirt are a playful complement to a structured lace bustier in the Creole gown by Cymbeline, creating a sophisticated play of textures. Turn heads in a tulle and net headband from Twigs & Honey that mimics the classic chic of a 1960’s pillbox hat, with a saucy twist. A quirky take on a traditional pearl necklace is charming, by Bel Canto Designs.

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exit strategy This sleek sheath by Claire Pettibone echoes traditional French lingerie, with its luxurious hand-embroidery and a lush duo of black and plum roses spilling lace at the base of the low-cut back. Make a statement with accessories that play with wedding conventions: a bold, Art Deco–style bracelet by Bel Canto Designs and a flirty flyaway veil from Artikal Millinery. 126 {fair weather}

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eye candy Opposite: There’s nothing subtle about the playful high front slit of this close-up-ready organza and taffeta confection from Cymbeline Paris. Necklace and bracelet by Louise M. Jewelry. Vintage pendant. Shoes by Filippa Scott. This Page: A dainty little derby hat by Lo Boheme decked out with feathers, ribbon, and netting is a whimsical stand-in for a traditional veil. Earrings by Louise M. Jewelry. 128 {fair weather}

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star attraction A modern halter neckline and gathered drop-waist bodice up the ante on this polished silk taffeta gown by Amy Kuschel. A classic headband, with a fun and flirty feather detail, gets an injection of modern chic when it’s rendered in spring-green netting, from Lo Boheme. Necklace by Louise M. Jewelry. 130 {fair weather}

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crowd pleaser A mermaid silhouette gives this romantic, lace-covered Diana gown by Enzoani graphic appeal, but the handmade beaded corsage belt makes it memorable. Vintage earrings.

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tickle your fancy Take a traditional full lace skirt plus a bustier silhouette, render it in cotton lace and cotton organza, and you’ ll get this organic-inspired gown by The Cotton Bride. Play up its fresh, natural vibe with a bold, blooming belt, like this one by Twigs & Honey. Vintage necklace, ring, and hat. barrie fisher

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just the ticket Personalize a traditional strapless silk ball gown with a black silk ribbon laced through the waist in this Grace gown by Renella De Fina. Slip on a vintage satin headband studded with sparkling rhinestones from Bel Canto Designs and you’re ready for wonderland. Bracelet by Christina McCluskey Designs. Vintage necklace. 136 {fair weather}

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gate crashers Forget short and simple: A minidress is the perfect canvas for over-the-top embroidery and beading in this gown by Claire Pettibone. Hairpiece by Twigs & Honey. Earrings by Christina McCluskey Designs. Bracelet by Louise M. Jewelry.

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looks of love As enduring and infinite as love itself, these classic looks have the ability to remain elegant and stylish forever, to truly withstand the test of time. 140 {fair weather}

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Sleeper Car. Old-fashioned romance — think Grace Kelly — never goes out of style. A sleep suit in dotted Swiss tulle trimmed with lace and topped with a matching robe by Claire Pettibone is sweet and seductive at the same time. A vintage clock necklace hints that it’s time for bed. Vintage vanity accessories. Joe Elario

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