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One day prior to the ceremony, review your list of duties for the big day—a good technique is to make lists and discuss the timeline and itinerary with the groom so that no detail goes unnoticed. Remember that practice makes perfect: The rehearsal presents the opportunity for groomsmen and ushers to take note of any hiccups or special changes. Finally, make sure all suits, ties, and accessories for the wedding are ready to go.

Feel free to let loose on the dance floor and break the ice, if need be. Get down with the bride, bridesmaids, and any other guests who are in the mood to boogie. However, don’t forget to keep an eye out not only for guests who might need a dance partner but also for those who may have questions or need assistance. And of course, be prepared to give a short— but sweet—toast.

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Two hours before walking down the aisle is the ideal time for groomsmen and ushers to review the seating order. One hour before, get ready for your close-up. You should arrive at the ceremony location dressed, pressed, and on time for photos. Put on your biggest smile, and greet and escort guests as they begin to file in. After all the guests are settled, and about five minutes before the music starts, lay the aisle runner.

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After the “I do’s” are all said and done, get started on removing ceremony decor like ribbons or floral arrangements, pick up leftover programs, and close any open windows. Of course, don’t forget to be a gentleman. Remember to give directions to the reception site and to assist any elderly or infirm guests, if need be. Also, check in with the proprietor or manager of the ceremony site to see if there’s anything further you can do.

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While it may be tempting to sleep in the day after the swanky soiree, it’s important to be up in time to return any rented formalwear or to coordinate the return with the best man. Afterwards, check in with the groom to see if he needs any help prepping for the morning-after brunch, or with wrangling gifts and leftover decor or food.

check it 655A LEAVE NOTHING TO CHANCE—clip + keep this handy checklist of wedding day essentials for your groomsmen + ushers. ; perfectly pressed suit & tie

a sample-sized bottle of cologne *ask what the groom’s scent of choice is ; dress shoes & socks ; a pocket shoeshine kit ; fresh boutonniere for the groom ; note cards for giving the perfect speech ; handy postcards with directions *from the ceremony site to the reception ; a pocket comb ; breath mints ; extra cufflinks & tie clips ; a winning smile & a helping hand ;

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JESSICA & TRULY CHOSE THE VERDANT BEAUTY OF WAITSFIELD FOR THEIR NUPTIALS—THE BRIDE HAD BEEN ENAMORED WITH THE AREA’S UNIQUE CHARM & THE GROOM’S FAMILY—OWNED PROPERTY NEARBY, MAKING THE VALLEY THE PERFECT PLACE TO SAY “I DO”.

BEFORE THE RING.

In 2002, Jessica Poole was working as a bartender in New York City when Truly Hardy walked into her bar. “When I first saw Truly, he had a sly grin on his face and kept making a point to come back to the bar as frequently as he could get away with,” Jessica recalls. At first, the pair’s relationship was strictly business. However, over time, they formed a bond and laid the groundwork for true love. It wasn’t long before Jessica and Truly took their relationship to the next level.

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“THE OVERALL THEME, LOOK & FEEL FOR OUR WEDDING WAS VINTAGE SHABBY—CHIC,” JESSICA SAYS. “WE DECIDED TO WORK WITH A ROMANTIC COLOR PALETTE OF PALE PINKS, BUTTERY YELLOWS, SPRING GREENS & LUXE CREAM TONES.”

THE PROPOSAL. In 2010, the couple spent the Fourth of July at Truly’s

family’s home in Stowe. After an action-packed weekend, Jessica took a nap, but was soon awakened by Truly saying he had a surprise for her. As they neared the front of the house, Jessica was startled to see a hot air balloon waiting for them. While floating above the Green Mountains, Truly popped the question. “He asked me to spend forever with him at roughly 4,800 feet in the air,” Jessica recalls. THE WEDDING WEEKEND. Truly’s family owns property in Stowe, which allowed the couple to give their guests a wedding weekend to remember. Jessica and Truly threw a laidback barbecue the day before the wedding, setting the tone for the celebrations to come. “I love the idea of having a few events for guests to attend rather than simply stealing them for a few hours, especially when you’re asking people to travel,” Jessica explains. From the moment their guests arrived in Vermont to the last dance, the couple made sure that every aspect of their visit was special.

THE DAY & DESIGN. The couple used their unique engagement story as inspiration for the hot air balloon motif that they infused throughout their special day. A favorite detail for both the bride and groom was a miniature hot air balloon, designed by Jessica’s cousin, that was suspended over the dessert bar. “It really brought home the hot air balloon theme from Truly’s proposal, along with our invitations and ceremony programs,” Jessica says. Additionally, the couple perched thrifted candelabras atop stacks of antique books to cast an enchanting glow over their entire celebration. 54@=M74?$N4??>:O$<7654CC>6:@DC ACCOMMODATIONS: GREEN MOUNTAIN INN [GREENMOUNTAININN.COM / PAGE 36] CAKE: BIRCHGROVE BAKING [BIRCHGROVEBAKING.COM / PAGE 221] CATERING: CATERING BY DALE [CATERINGBYDALE.COM / PAGE 222] EVENT RENTALS: WEDDINGS, TENTS & EVENTS [WEDDINGSTENTSEVENTS.COM / PAGE 24] FLORAL DESIGN: THE PAINTED TULIP [PAINTEDTULIPVT.COM / PAGE 72] HAIR: SALON CRUZ [SALONCRUZ.COM / PAGE 26] ADDITIONAL CONTACTS: BAR SERVICE: HYDE AWAY INN / ENTERTAINMENT: DC PROJECT / EVENT DESIGN & PAPERGOODS: STORYBOARD WEDDING / GOWN: MELISSA SWEET / HAIRPIECE: LO BOHEME / LINENS: SMARTY HAD A PARTY / RECEPTION SITE: THE SKINNER BARN / SHOES: CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN / TRANSPORTATION: CLASSIC LIMO WEDDING REGISTRY: WILLIAM-SONOMA

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BEFORE THE RING.

Shay Gallagher and Seth Ruggles met while working together at Outward Bound in Colorado. After several weeks in close quarters, Shay—who had a crush on Seth—overheard that he planned to attend an upcoming concert for which she also had tickets. Shay seized the moment and made plans for the two to meet up at the show. Sparks flew, and a good night kiss sealed the deal. “We fit together like peas in a pod,” Shay says. The couple became inseparable after that first magical evening.

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“THE ENTIRE RECEPTION HAD AN ELEGANT, VINTAGE FEEL WITH A RUSTIC UNDERTONE, INCLUDING SUBTLE TRAVEL—INSPIRED ELEMENTS & FRENCH ACCENTS TO TIE IN OUR ENGAGEMENT STORY,” SHAY SAYS. THE RESULT: A WINTER WEDDING WONDERLAND LIKE NONE OTHER.

THE PROPOSAL. When Shay accompanied Seth on a trip to Ireland with his family, he decided to propose. He secretly purchased a Celtic knot ring and planned a romantic jaunt to Paris for Shay’s birthday. While he planned to propose at the top of the Eiffel Tower, fate decided otherwise. The couple’s tickets were only for the second level of the tower and it was too late to buy tickets to the top. Thinking quickly, Seth crafted a new plan and popped the question on the lawn below, surrounded by the glimmering lights of Paris. THE WEDDING WEEKEND. The couple picked the lovely town of

Woodstock for their destination wedding because they were in love with its quaint covered bridges and picture-perfect scenery. It was important to Shay and Seth that their wedding weekend took full advantage of Vermont’s winter charms and that every guest felt right at home. “Since everyone was traveling to be at our wedding, we wanted the weekend to be as fun and relaxed as possible,” Shay explains. “Everything was within walking distance of the incredible Woodstock Inn, and the Inn’s fireplace quickly became the spot to stop and chat with friends.”

THE DAY & DESIGN. After a heartfelt ceremony in an intimate nearby church, the newlyweds welcomed guests to a cold-weather fete made warm with rich details like scatterings of moss, liberal use of candlelight, and spills of rustic-chic blooms. To tie in family connections, the couple displayed wedding photos of their parents and grandparents among stacks of heirloom books and clusters of antique suitcases. The timeless travel theme didn’t stop there. “Our escort cards were designed to look like vintage luggage tags, taking our guests to their tables, which were named for places we’d traveled to and loved,” Shay says. She collected vintage postcards that corresponded to each table’s “location,” and incorporated them into the place settings. Guests penned their well wishes to the newlyweds, creating forever keepsakes. 54@=M74?$N4??>:O$<7654CC>6:@DC ACCOMMODATIONS & RECEPTION SITE: THE WOODSTOCK INN [WOODSTOCKINN.COM / PAGE 21] HAIR & MAKEUP: THE SPA AT THE WOODSTOCK INN [WOODSTOCKINN.COM / PAGE 21] PHOTOGRAPHY: DREAMLOVE [DREAMLOVEPHOTOGRAPHY.COM] ADDITIONAL CONTACTS: ENTERTAINMENT: SAM REID & THE RIOT ACT / FLORAL DESIGN: VALLEY FLOWER COMPANY / GOWN: J.CREW / PAPERGOODS: ANTHOLOGIE PRESS & LUCKY LUXE / JEWELRY: CARTIER REHEARSAL DINNER: THE LOFT AT SIMON PEARCE / SUIT: BROOKS BROTHERS / WEDDING REGISTRY: CRATE & BARREL, HONEYFUND & SIMON PEARCE

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joan + sam JOAN & SAM’S WEDDING RADIATED HOMESPUN CHARM & OFFERED PLENTY OF OPPORTUNITIES FOR OUTDOOR FUN. THE QUAINT TOWN OF SOUTH ROYALTON, NEAR WOODSTOCK, WHERE FRIENDS OF SAM’S FAMILY HAVE A FARM, INSTANTLY STOOD OUT AS THE IDEAL LOCATION FOR THEIR FALL NUPTIALS. BEFORE THE RING. Proving that even the most academic of settings can

foster true love, Joan DeGeorge and Sam Nordberg met in Barcelona during the summer of 2008, at a psychotherapy research conference. While Sam was smitten from the start, Joan wasn’t single at the time, so the pair carried on a friendship for the next year. During the fall of 2009, the newly single Joan crossed paths with Sam at another conference. “We ended up spending the whole conference talking and enjoying one another's company,” Joan says. An official date soon followed, and the pair was hooked. THE PROPOSAL. Spending their first Christmas together in New Jersey with Sam’s family, Joan and Sam exchanged very practical gifts—coldweather gear and cookware. On Christmas Eve, Joan joked that she was sorry she didn't think of a more heartfelt gift. To bring some romance to the holiday, Sam suggested they sit by the fireplace. “Sam then confessed that he did have one romantic gift and brought out a box hiding under the couch,” Joan says. “Inside was a beautiful ring that had belonged to his mother.” THE WEDDING WEEKEND. Since relocating to New England, Joan often

visited Woodstock, and fell in love with the area. Wanting to give their guests a quintessential Vermont experience, Joan and Sam tied the knot at a private farm. “We thought the area was beautiful and a great place for a fall wedding,” Joan says. “We also wanted a space where there wouldn’t be any restrictions, where we could celebrate as late as we wanted, and have animals allowed, so a private farm seemed perfect.” 54@=M74?$N4??>:O$<7654CC>6:@DC CAKE & SWEETS: THE ESSEX RESORT [VTCULINARYRESORT.COM / PAGE 40] COORDINATION: NJOY EVENT PLANNING [NJOYEVENT.COM / PAGE 225] PHOTOBOOTH: PHOTOBOOTH PLANET [PHOTOBOOTHPLANET.COM / PAGE 6] PHOTOGRAPHY: BIRKE PHOTOGRAPHY [BIRKEPHOTO.COM / PAGE 184] ADDITIONAL CONTACTS: ACCOMMODATIONS: BLUE HORSE INN / BAR SERVICE: TOPSHELF / CALLIGRAPHY: PAPER ROCK SCISSORS / CATERING: MAPLE STREET CATERING / ENTERTAINMENT: WISSAHICKON CHICKEN SHACK EVENT RENTALS & LINENS : GREEN MOUNTAIN TENTS / GOWN & TUX: J.CREW / INVITATIONS: LETTER BOX INK BY LAURA NEHLS / REHEARSAL DINNER: THE BARNARD INN / TRANSPORTATION: BUTLER’S BUS

THE DAY & DESIGN. In keeping with the carnival motif, Joan and Sam included a number of fanciful details to ensure their day was full of nonstop fun. “We added games, a photobooth, prize ribbons, paper fortune tellers, and flag bunting,” Joan explains. They also featured long farm tables, vintage cake stands spilling with cupcakes, black and white photos pinned to clotheslines, and a stunning collection of antiques, complete with vintage tobacco tins as flower vases. This innovative approach to details and design set the mood for a footloose and fancy-free soiree. “We wanted our reception to be an event that everyone could enjoy without a lot of fuss,” Joan says.

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“ONE OF OUR FAVORITE REFUGES HAS ALWAYS BEEN VERMONT,” THE COUPLE SAYS. “IT IS A PLACE THAT WOULD RECOGNIZE US AS A LEGITIMATE, MARRIED COUPLE—PLUS, THE NATURAL SETTING WAS THE PERFECT CANVAS FOR US TO CREATE OUR AESTHETIC VISION.”

BEFORE THE RING.

Jess Sanfilippo and Erika Tarte’s love story began in 2005, when Jess moved to San Francisco for a new job. On her second day in San Francisco, when responding to an online ad for an apartment, Jess met Erika, a Bay Area native. Unbeknownst to Jess, after their paths crossed, Erika drew hearts around her name on the open house sign-in sheet. “We like to joke and just say that we met on Craigslist,” Erika says.

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THE COUPLE’S COLOR PALETTE WAS INSPIRED BY THE MYRIAD OF GREENS FOUND IN SUCCULENTS & DESERT VEGETATION— FROM PISTACHIO & CHARTREUSE TO DEEP HUNTER GREEN, WITH DUSTY MAUVE & TAUPE FOR ADDED CONTRAST.

THE PROPOSAL. With a proposal in mind, Erika planned a vacation to Block Island as a treat for the busy pair. “I kept her in the dark about the specifics, and when our ferry hit the open seas, I gave her a map I'd made with a list of fun places and a treasure hunt,” Erika explains. During the lively sojourn, with Jess still blissfully unaware of Erika’s plan, the couple stopped for a picnic. “Erika told me she wanted to ‘talk about something,’ and then reached into her backpack to retrieve a ring box,” Jess remembers. THE CEREMONY. Despite some unfortunate weather, Jess and Erika’s ceremony was everything they hoped it would be. “We wanted it to capture our personalities and make each guest feel like they were a part of the moment,” Erika says. “Our dads walked us down separate sides of the courtyard outside the barn, and the four of us joined in the center to walk up towards the front.” There was laughter, cheer, and a little bit of shivering thanks to the blustery autumn winds—but most importantly a palpable sense of love radiated from Jess and Erika as they were joined together in matrimony.

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made sure every detail of their reception reflected their quirky personalities and special love story. They set the mood with subtle yet sophisticated floral arrangements of artichoke, black calla lilies, and dusty miller. Potted succulents in shallow glass cylinders added a sense of whimsy. “We loved the look of our decor, and felt it really tied our aesthetic together with the natural beauty of Vermont,” Jess says. Finally, as a late-night treat, the couple served french fries in diminutive Belgian-style fry bags decorated with green polka dots.

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BEFORE THE RING.

During the summer of 2003, Ellen Andrick and Ben Stephens both served as leaders for a high school study abroad program. After meeting at a social for the leaders, and sharing breakfast bagels and a swim in the Connecticut River, Ellen flew to Ecuador and Ben to Botswana. Shortly after returning from the program, Ellen traveled to Benin for the Peace Corps, while Ben went to Chad. The pair maintained a long-distance relationship throughout their respective Peace Corps experiences and academic careers. Their paths finally aligned, and the rest is history.

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WITH ORANGE AS BOTH THE BRIDE’S FAVORITE COLOR & THE SIGNATURE SHADE OF VERMONT’S FALL FOLIAGE, THE COUPLE BUILT THEIR PALETTE AROUND THE WARM, INVITING HUE, TURNING THE WEDDING INTO THE RUSTIC—CHIC CELEBRATION OF THEIR DREAMS.

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managed to catch Ellen by surprise when he popped the question. Over Thanksgiving weekend in 2010, at the conclusion of a post-holiday hike in the scenic woods of New Hampshire, the couple was marveling in their surroundings when Ben caught Ellen off guard by taking the plunge and asking for her hand in marriage. Of course, her response to his proposal was an enthusiastic “yes.”

Green Mountain State during peak foliage season, Ellen and Ben’s reception had no shortage of homespun, seasonal details. “We used small gourds to surround tall glass vases filled with bittersweet and burst milkweed for our centerpieces,” Ellen explains. The couple also incorporated the flavors of the season with pumpkin-pie martinis as their signature cocktail and a dessert table laden with scrumptious apple and pumpkin pies. Guests were as enchanted with the quirky decor as they were with watching Ellen and Ben begin their new life together as husband and wife.

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New York City, when her train broke down on a cold December night. When the subway conductor ordered everyone to evacuate, Sabina found herself standing next to Nathan Bragg. The two struck up a conversation and before they knew it were splitting cab fare into Manhattan. Upon arrival, Nathan asked for Sabina’s number, hoping to have dinner together, and a first official date soon followed. Sabina and Nathan have been inseparable ever since. THE PROPOSAL. One night, Nathan asked Sabina to dinner in their old

neighborhood of Astoria. As the train approached the exact spot where the couple met, Nathan got down on one knee and proposed. After Sabina’s resounding “yes,” everyone in the crowded subway car erupted in true New York fashion. A violinist played, while a photographer captured the romantic moment—Nathan had hired both professionals to add extra charm to the picture-perfect moment. THE WEDDING WEEKEND. Vermont always held a special place in the couple’s hearts. Shortly after their fateful New York City meeting, Nathan started taking Sabina on winter weekend getaways, offering her skiing lessons. It was on those long car rides when the couple got to know each other, while enjoying the beauty of the mountains. The couple chose to tie the knot at the Shrewsbury Community Church because it always looked so beautiful sitting up on a hill, signaling the end of a long drive from the city. The church was also close to Nathan’s family’s home, and the pair had spent many winter weekends snowshoeing around it. Sabina and Nathan wanted to share their fondness of the Green Mountain State with all their loved ones. 91:,;)1<$=1<</>?$@)*91--/*>:0-

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BC"3D$EMN"MOPJID2$QR"F$4"(GH a drapey blue bridesmaid dress gets a fresh twist with an unexpected one-shoulder shaping in this chic, pleated silk chiffon gown, by coren moore; be the bearer of all things beautiful as you show off a stunning sapphire, diamond, and white gold ring, waiting on a french linen lavender sachetturned-ring pillow; a luminous hairpin of freshwater pearl flowers and glittering rhinestones adds extra sparkle, by edera jewelry; pretty peach layers of shimmering freshwater pearls make a statement in a lustrous necklace, by intrikate designs. "(("IJ4DH sit pretty in cascading layers of an impeccably pleated chiffon gown—proof that short is just as sweet, by sarah seven.

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delicious details like floral appliques and swarovski crystal dots up the romance factor on a dreamy tulle gown, by tracy reese (left); burnished brown silk shantung channels woodland whimsy for beautiful bridesmaids, by jenny yoo (right); bridal booty finds new meaning in playful western-style frye boots; BC"3D$$ERJLK4GH$vintage fabric and freshwater pearl flowers are always in bloom, in hairpins by miss allaneous; saucy tassel earrings get pizazz from pearl, pyrite, and vintage rhinestones, by edera jewelry. "(("IJ4DH$a chic take on the pick of the crop: countryside couture reaches new heights when it’s dreamily draped in a simply stunning gown of tulle, linen, and chantilly lace, by claire pettibone; vintage earrings.

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salted-caramel cake, designed by siren cake studio; barnyard buddies graze in festive attire; velvety violets & forest-green leaves create a woodland headpiece, from violette & iris; 1920s fashion blossoms against a bouquet of purple & white flowers, designed by emily herzig floral studio; bid guests adieu with chic paper bags filled with treats & sealed with monogrammed hearts. "77"106*9 tiers of sweet confections invite guests to take a bite out of lavender, salted-caramel & coffee decadence, from sparkles macaron.

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>> BUCOLIC ELEGANCE ABOUNDS IN A FORMAL FARMYARD AFFAIR WHERE RUSTIC DETAILS MEET THE INTIMATE ALLURE OF A CANDLELIT CELEBRATION. RURAL CHARM GETS A REGAL EDGE WHEN RICH AMETHYST HUES REIGN.

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CINEMATOGRAPHY: MEG SIMONE WEDDING FILMS [MEGSIMONE.COM] + EVENT & FLORAL DESIGN: EMILY HERZIG FLORAL STUDIO [EHFLORAL.COM] + HAIR ACCESSORIES: VIOLETTE & IRIS [VIOLETTEANDIRIS.COM / PAGE 225] + PHOTOGRAPHY: RODEO & CO. [RODEOANDCO.COM / PAGE 201] + RINGS: VON BARGENS [VONBARGENS.COM / PAGE 2] + VENUE: THE ALERIN BARN [THEALERINBARN.COM / PAGE 215] BAR SERVICE: BAILIWICKSFINERESTAURANT.COM / CAKE: SIRENCAKESTUDIO.COM / CALLIGRAPHY: DEARROSESTUDIO.COM EVENT RENTALS & LINENS: BEOURGUESTPARTYRENTAL.COM / FAVORS & PAPERGOODS: ETSY.COM/SHOP/SARAKHOMEMADE HAIR & MAKEUP: ARTTOGOGALLERYANDSALON.COM / MACARONS: ETSY.COM/SHOP/SPARKLESMACARON

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>> AUTUMN SHOWS ITS SOFTER SIDE WITH A REFRESHING PALETTE OF WARM SALMON, BLUSH & BURGUNDY, COMBINING THE DELICATE NUANCE OF FINE CHINA WITH THE RICH HUES OF HARVEST FOR A DECIDEDLY FEMININE APPEAL.

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COORDINATION & FLORAL DESIGN: A SCHOOLHOUSE GARDEN [SCHOOLHOUSEGARDENFLORAL.COM / PAGE 184] + EVENT RENTALS & LINENS: NEW ENGLAND COUNTRY RENTALS [NEWENGLANDCOUNTRYRENTALS.COM] + PHOTOGRAPHY & CINEMATOGRAPHY: 822 WEDDINGS [822WEDDINGS.COM/ PAGE 221] CAKE + DESSERTS + FAVORS: JORDAN VON TRAPP [SAUCYVERMONT.COM] / GOWN: J.CREW [J.CREW.COM] / JEWELRY: 4ORTY BRIDGE BOUTIQUE [4ORTYBRIDGEBOUTIQUE.COM] / MAKEUP: JENNIFER PERELLIE / VENUE: BLISS RIDGE [BLISSRIDGE.COM]

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()"*+, [1] incorporate a splash of apple green with forbes satin pumps [NINASHOES.COM]; [2] a trio of rings dazzle with delicate diamonds

& amethyst, designed by after midnight jewelers; [3] fondant vines climb a four-tiered buttercream cake set on a tree trunk base, designed by irene’s cakes by design; [4] a mini-pinecone boutonniere adds forest fashion to a lapel, designed by stray cat flower farm; [5] go for the green with diy pennant-flag place cards & let your love grow with invitations that carve an impression in guest’s hearts; [6] the perfect pair—pillar candle favors let love light the way.

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>> NATURE INSPIRES A PLANET—MINDED PALETTE OF VERDANT GREENS & DÉCOR PULLED FROM FIELD & FOREST. NATURALLY, IT’S THE PERFECT SETTING TO CELEBRATE YOUR EVER—GROWING LOVE STORY.


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>> BRING THE PAST INTO THE PRESENT WITH REPURPOSED PARTS FROM THE ICONS OF VERMONT’S COUNTRYSIDE.

()#*+%%,-.#-/012+3%45#6%7#8%.+479:% barn board with hand-painted well wishes becomes the sign that binds; embellished with buttons, twine ties the knot on understated invitations; a bride channels the spirit of hoedowns & kicks up her heels with 822 weddings; guests indulge in favors from the mother of the bride’s kitchen—ball jars filled with homemade granola; this structured confection of classic chocolate buttercream with fondant scroll detailing echoes the craftsmanship of the barns of yesteryear, designed by the cakery; a wooden shutter-turned-place-card-holder adds texture & style.

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>> BUILD A FIRM FOUNDATION FOR YOUR LIFE TOGETHER IN ONE OF VERMONT’S TIME—TESTED LANDMARKS & GO AU NATUREL WITH DECIDEDLY COUNTRY—CHIC DÉCOR THAT CAPTURES THE CHARACTER OF THE PAST. barnyard bliss

these barns have stood the test of time: 1824 house / 1824house.com [PAGE 82] the alerin barn / thealerinbarn.com [PAGE 215] the amee farm / ameefarm.com [PAGE 76] the barn at boyden farm / boydenfarm.com [PAGE 70] fox chair mountain farm / foxchairmountainfarm.com [PAGE 171] hermitage inn / hermitageinn.com [PAGE 207] inn at mountain view farm / innmtnview.com [PAGE 139] the mountain top inn & resort / mountaintopinnweddings.com [PAGE 43] the old lantern / oldlantern.com [PAGE 19] park mccullough house / parkmccullough.org [PAGE 96] pigeon hill farm / pigeonhillfarm.com [PAGE 183] the quechee inn at marshland farm / quecheeinn.com [PAGE 172] red clover inn / redcloverinn.com [PAGE 153] riverside farm / riversidefarmvermont.com [PAGE 57] inn at the round barn farm / theroundbarn.com [PAGE 27] shelburne farms / shelburnefarms.org [PAGE 16] west monitor barn / monitorbarn.org [PAGE 201] white rocks inn / whiterocksinn.com [PAGE 71]

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ARTICULATE THE PAST WITH ANTIQUES THAT BRING CHARACTER TO PRESENT DAY DESIGN & DÉCOR.

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+."/0$$123"245'(06$7*"8$,")$307,9:$a couple pauses to enjoy the moment before continuing on the path of true love, captured by studio sb photography; anemones & dahlias figure prominently in this bouquet of darks & lights, designed by perennial studios; emblazoned with bold calligraphy, place cards by christa alexandra designs are simply stunning; a white-washed sap bucket overflows with oak leaves, seeded eucalyptus, berries & hydrangea for the perfect pastoral arrangement, designed by a schoolhouse garden; black is anything but basic with bridesmaids dresses from white house black market, captured by carrie ann photography; a three-tired birch bark cake by cuisine lucette draws inspiration from nature.

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[1] DRINK WISE: “just like sampling cakes & foods, or trying on dresses,

schedule a tasting to get the most value from your bar service, while maintaining your budget.” ~ michael van horn of tru spirits [TRUSPIRITS.COM / PAGE 41]

[2] GET DOWN: “hire a crowd-rousing wedding band for your reception

to keep your guests dancing.” ~ san gordon of shakedown music [SHAKEDOWNMUSIC.COM / PAGE 225]

[3] TAKE IT EASY: “take things one step at a time. there are several different aspects to planning. breaking them down into manageable tasks makes it less overwhelming.” ~ becca newton of missing piece events [MISSINGPIECEVT.COM / PAGE 153] [4] CREATE KEEPSAKES: “consider wedding photography a lifetime investment. keep searching until you find a photographer who listens well & is excited about capturing images that will reflect your unique wedding story.” ~ dennis curran of curran photography [CURRANPHOTOGRAPHY.COM / PAGE 137] [5] TRUSTED TRANSIT: “make arrangements for transportation three to six months in advance & plan out a specific itinerary to ensure a timely, comfortable & safe ride, to & from the wedding & reception.” ~ mike rooney of ethan allen coachworks [VERMONTLIMO.COM / PAGE 211] [6] SCENT-SATIONAL: “one of my favorite things about my wedding

day was our signature scent. every time i smell it, i remember how amazing it felt to be getting married. choose a scent that you both love & experience wedding day butterflies all over again, years later!” ~ jessica cameron of mirror mirror [MIRRORMIRRORVT.COM / PAGE 212]

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your bridal party & guests—but be careful how much information you share. if not all of your facebook friends are invited to your wedding, they might not appreciate the play-by-play.” ~ anna post of the emily post institute [EMILYPOST.COM/WEDDINGS / PAGE 67]

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