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Editor in Chief: Krista Washburn Director of Operations: Sally Washburn Senior Designer: Michele Frye Advertising & Sales Director: Caroline Smith Marketing & PR Manager: Angela Ross Copy Editor: Ian Wheeler-Nicholson Editorial & Photoshoot Manager: Lauren Foley Display Advertising Designer: Peter Mailloux Account Executive: Judy Robinson Event Coordinator: Erin Wiley Printing: Villanti & Sons, Printers Production: Shawn Herrity Contributing Photographers: Barrie Fisher, David Seaver Design Interns: Jordan LaCount, Katrina Schweithelm, Lauren Harris, Morgan Stewart Editorial Interns: Scout Hutchinson, Stephanie Wessel Marketing Interns: Alexandra Emanuel, Jack Kane Special Support: Alison Bucholz-Ellis, Austin Family, Barrie Fisher, Chad Shepard, Charlie Barsalow, Cynthea Hausman, Dark Star Lighting, Green Mountain Floral Supply, Harry Washburn, Irene Beshaw, Irene Maston, John Crabbe Jr., John Scheer, Katey Gordon, Kate Neubauer, Kate Villa, Lynda Dandeneau, Nancy & Rick Brown, Rachelle Howard, Riann Washburn, Tommy McNeill, Scott McNulty ...and Rocco Editorial & Advertising Offices Vermont Vows PO Box 8076 Essex, VT 05451 Tel 802.879.9255 Fax 802.419.5344 vtvows.com | aweddingaffair.com info@vermontvows.com

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this spring & summer, discover beauty in all things old & new to create a celebration as unique as your love.

old soul. new heart. Not only is this issue our love letter to DIY projects, crafts, and ideas, it’s also an invitation to you, our readers, to embrace DIY as an integral part of what will make your wedding amazing. Whether I’m venturing down country roads on the hunt for antique shops or scouring local junkyards for long-forgotten

treasures, I never stop thinking about how to create something new out of something classic. This enduring love for homespun details and the reinterpretation of what’s old has helped Vermont Vows and sister WellWed magazines to evolve into the publications that they are today.

Vintage objects have a story to tell — they invite you to learn about their history and rediscover their beauty, while adding a new chapter of your own. Our “Start Your Engines” gown shoot (Page 97) is a celebration of this pairing of old and new, with exquisite modern bridal couture alongside vintage automobiles. My love for everything vintage is rooted in the belief that combining old and new can evoke a sense of timelessness — much like true love. Just as vintage cars and classic gowns never go out of style, this type of love never fades; it ages gracefully and adapts with time until, eventually, everything old is new again. Here at Vermont Vows, we have created a sanctuary for crafting and creating. Overlooking a river that once powered the historic mills of Winooski, Vermont, our office has become a place of creative energy, where simple ideas are translated into something special. Whether we’re shooting an innovative tabletop design or crafting a homemade cake topper, our office has become a place of refuge where I can escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life to create oneof-a-kind items. Our creative retreat is something brides can make for themselves. A sanctuary, no matter how small, where you can put your energy into special DIY projects is the perfect way to ensure your wedding is a physical expression of your

extraordinary love. This spring and summer, as the warm rays of the sun break through lush trees and birdsong awakens the world from its winter slumber, brides-to-be can ring in the new season with a fresh yet timeless love, a love that echoes the sweet marriages of our grandparents, that only gets more valuable with time, and that ultimately becomes an heirloom so priceless, you wouldn’t trade it for anything.

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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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contributors

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just like the happy couples featured in our magazine, we too are lucky enough to work with some of vermont’s most celebrated wedding pros. listed here are those who lent their time & talent to help create this issue. John Belding and Jenn Toce, of Birchgrove Baking, customize each wedding cake to every bride’s exact vision, utilizing local Vermont products whenever possible, resulting in a gorgeous and decadent dessert. Vermont Country Flowers originated from owner and designer Debbie Crowley’s love for wedding celebrations and all things in bloom. Justin Cruz, of Cruz Salon, is well adept at providing brides with hair styles that complement their overall look, offering cutting edge hair services and years of experience. Alison Ellis, owner of Floral Artistry, has over 15 years of experience designing and creating lavish floral arrangements, and ensures each arrangement is picture-perfect for the big day. GretelAnn Fischer, of Fischer’s Fancies and Cupps Bakery, consistently delights brides with her extraordinary wedding cakes, available in a fabulous range of flavors and designs. Barrie Fisher, of Barrie Fisher Photographers, creates images of incomparable artistry, a testament to her considerable talent and skill. Cynthea Hausman, of Cynthea's Spa, is extraordinarily talented at helping brides feel their most beautiful with well-applied, tasteful makeup that has the ability to enhance the beauty of any glowing bride. Flowers in Season is owned and operated by Gwen and Minner Hobbs, who specialize in creating florals that are a reflection of the bride and groom’s personal style, often using freshly grown flowers from their garden on the shores of Lake Champlain. Tedd Kapinos, of Jasper & Prudence Floral Design, strives to make every bouquet a celebration of the beauty, color, texture, and scent of flowers, utilizing fair trade blooms to create gorgeous arrangements. Irene Maston, of Irene’s Cakes by Design, specializes in artfully crafting fabulous customized cakes that easily become the focal point of any celebration. Silver Toad Floral Design is owned by Randi Nonni, who upholds a strong reputation throughout the region for her unique approach to floral design, resulting in distinctive arrangements perfect for any Vermont wedding. Designer Zoe Papas, of Zoë Ink, blends innovative design with old-world techniques to create exceptional stationery, often printed on site at her Shelburne shop using an antique printing press. Tara Pollio, of Tara Pollio Floral & Event Design, has a passion for the outdoors, which shines through in her innovative, elegant, and unique floral designs. When he’s not photographing weddings, David Seaver can be found in the far reaches of Cambodia and other parts of South East Asia, honing his skills as a documentary photographer.

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TALENTED wedding PROFESSIONALS CONSistentLY DELIGHT US WITH NEW PRODUCTS, services & bUSINESSES. HERE ARE SOME OF OUR new noteworthy FAVORITES!

{no. 1 Members Only} just launched in december, the aisle new york is the world’s first members-only online store granting access to timed-sale boutiques & designers offering the latest in bridal fashion. what’s more, a portion of every gown sold is donated to a charity of the designer’s choice! theaislenewyork.com

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{no. 3 Pulitzer Prizes} lily pulitzer has debuted a new line of pretty & preppy wedding gowns! the collection features the brand's inimitable ready-to-wear details. designerbrideinc.com

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Whether it be catering, linens, innkeeping, or serving up local cuisine, Connie Mendell has taken Vermont's hospitality industry by storm.

CONNIE’S ADVICE: hold on to an old ~ fashioned work ethic, whether or not you're in the wedding industry. trust me, it will serve you well. when you push your limit and go the extra mile, you'll find that it's always worth it! name: Connie Mendell business: The Linen Shop at Occasions, Occasions Catering, The Village Porch, 1824 House Inn & The barn Door restaurant Years in Business: twenty five website: occasionsvt.com

As Connie Mendell has remarked in the past, “There is never a dull moment for an entrepreneur.” Never dull is right. As the founder of four flourishing businesses, her ability to juggle so much, consequently becoming a fixture among the region’s wedding professionals, is something only a true entrepreneur could achieve. More than twenty five years ago, Connie began Occasions Catering at the same time that she opened The Village Porch, a cozy bistro and bar operated out of the Victorianera home that her husband, Dean, renovated himself. It wasn’t long before brides-to-be began to seek her advice on where to find interesting linens in the area. Jumping at the opportunity, Connie founded The Linen Shop, now offering Vermont’s largest assortment of linen rentals. More recently, the Mendell family has undertaken a new business venture: the 1824 House Inn and The Barn Door Restaurant. The restaurant boasts a menu of local farm-to-table cuisine, while the inn is welcoming and comfortable. It’s a lot to handle — but Connie wouldn’t have it any other way. 32

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Come one, Come all...Step right up! The 2010 Vermont Wedding Affair was just the ticket for hundreds of local & destination couples — proving that planning a wedding can be as much fun as a day at the fair.

vintage carnival games set the tone for a fun & inspiring showcase of inventive décor & complimentary, fair-worthy fare — including candied apples, cupcakes & of course, cotton candy — at the 2010 vermont wedding affair. even better, a silent auction of fabulous wedding-related gift certificates & other items benefited the make a wish foundation & each lucky bride-to-be received a luxury gift bag containing over $100 worth of goodies. attendees mingled with some of the best wedding professionals in the region before heading into the spa room to enjoy luxurious treatments. couples enjoyed seminars on topics like wine & menu pairing with kate hays of dish catering & modern wedding etiquette with anna post. the evening concluded with an amazing fashion show of stunning bridal couture on a runway inspired by the vintage carnival setting. Mark your calendar for next year’s event — November 12, 2011, in the same fantastic location, the Coach Barn at Shelburne Farms. Register early, as tickets do sell out — aweddingaffair.com

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Getting married in Stowe offers many blessings. It mixes the romance of a New England village – the picturesque white-steepled church on Main Street, the towering presence of Mount Mansfield, the lush greens of rolling meadows – with countless activities to keep wedding parties entertained and relaxed. If the quality of options in Stowe is exceeded by anything, it’s the variety. Whatever the vision for your special day, we will make it a reality.

For more on what makes a wedding in Stowe something to love, visit weddingvermont.com or call 877.666.6255


Above and Beyond

World Class Spa with Spa Bridal Parties and 120 Treatments

Rehearsals, Bridal Luncheons and Family Events

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A romantic evening in Paris ending with a walk along the Seine and a picture-perfect marriage proposal sounds like a fairy tale. For Emily and Andy, however, it was simply part of their love story. The pair originally met in high school and even went to college together, but remained no more than good friends for years. Nothing romantic developed between them until well after college graduation. Andy moved to Washington, D.C., and Emily to Chicago. They remained in touch, but both were busy building lives in their new cities. Finally, in 2006, Emily ran in the Chicago Marathon, something she had mentioned to Andy several months prior. “After completing the race, I came home to find an absolutely gorgeous bouquet of flowers, which I knew could only be from one person,” she says. It was then she realized that she and Andy had the potential to be more than just good friends. They began speaking frequently and before they knew it, they were a couple. In 2008, Andy moved to Chicago so he could be closer to his love.

“Just as we were about to go under the bridge, Andy turned to me, got down on one knee, and proposed.”

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In March 2009, Emily and Andy decided to travel to Paris for a vacation, eager to spend some time away and relax. On their first evening there, Andy made reservations at a restaurant he knew Emily would love, and they ventured out for a romantic meal even though both were jet-lagged. They had a wonderful time, though Emily couldn’t help but notice that Andy seemed a little distracted. “He got up three separate times during the meal — I learned later he kept checking to make sure the ring was still perfectly arranged,” she says. After they ate, Andy suggested they take a stroll along the river and over his favorite Parisian bridge. It was a perfect, crisp night and, as Emily chatted away, she again noticed Andy was strangely silent — but she didn’t have to wait long to find out why. “Just as we were about to go under the bridge, Andy turned to me, got down on one knee, and proposed,” she says. Emily was thrilled, and the pair spent the evening toasting with champagne in celebration. Andy’s father owns a gorgeous home in Barnard, Vermont, that Emily and Andy had visited many times and loved. They knew the town would be the perfect location for their wedding — a place special to them that they could share with family and friends. When it came to deciding on a color palette for the day, Emily wanted to utilize shades of yellow, gray, and green for a light, airy effect at her spring wedding. Her floral design incorporated the colors flawlessly while adding texture with bold succulent accents. The overall atmosphere


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of the wedding was one of festive delight, complete with brightly colored macaroons, a picturesque outdoor setting, and unique tags, flags, and napkin rings. The colors and design were perfect for a springtime celebration in Vermont. The bride and groom also incorporated as many family traditions as possible throughout their celebration. The huppa that the couple married under, which had also been used at Andy’s aunt and uncle’s wedding, was made with tallies his grandfather had worn during his bar mitzvah. The bible verse printed on the front of the couple’s wedding programs, Ruth 1:16, had been read at Emily’s parent’s and grandparent’s weddings and inscribed on her great-grandmother’s wedding ring. The joyful springtime soirée was everything the couple could have imagined and more. As the celebration came to an end, family and friends greeted them with sparklers, perhaps Emily’s favorite part of the night. “Running under the cascading lights, surrounded by all the people you love most, is truly amazing.” Stopping for a quick kiss among the sparkling lights, the newlyweds knew their own personal fairy tale was just beginning.

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When Nicole Adamidis and Bill Cummings traveled to Vienna, Austria, for a semester abroad, they knew they were about to discover new adventures. But they were also about to find something even better: true love. After meeting at the orientation for their study abroad program, Nicole and Bill became inseparable during their five months overseas. They remained just friends, however, until the following year, after they had both graduated from St. Lawrence University. Nicole had chosen to follow her career dreams, first to Colorado and then to Massachusetts, but soon found she couldn’t stand being apart from Bill. Before long, she moved to New York City, where he was living, and was reunited with her love. One morning, Nicole awoke to find Bill had left her a dress and a gift card for a spa treatment. On the card he had written, “Here is something for you to wear to dinner tonight, but first pamper yourself, relax, and pack a bag for the weekend.” Nicole had a feeling Bill might propose, and was even more surprised when he showed up later that day in a limo to whisk her away for a weekend getaway. “I had planned on proposing in the limo, but Nicole wasn’t ready and ended up having to do her makeup on the way up, so I took that as my sign to wait,” says Bill. The couple had a great dinner before returning to a bed and breakfast for the night. The next morning, Bill got up early, scattered rose petals on the floor, ordered them breakfast, and patiently waited for Nicole to wake up. All was going according to plan — until he accidentally locked himself out of their room. Luckily, he was able to get a new key and let himself back in. As soon as he did, he woke Nicole up, unable to wait any longer. Not expecting the morning proposal, Nicole was ecstatic. Of course, she accepted.

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Nicole is originally from Shelburne, Vermont, and when the couple began to plan their wedding, they felt the Burlington area would suit them both. “We love the sense of calm Vermont elicits, the beautiful mountains and greenery, and we wanted to surround ourselves with that on our special day,” says Bill. However, as their guest list grew longer and longer, they realized they would need a big venue to fit all 190 of their guests. When they found The Mountain Top Inn & Resort, they knew it was perfect.


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Though Brittany and Marius were in the same class at Dartmouth Medical School, it wasn’t at school where they connected, but rather on the dance floor. “He was a natural at the tango, and I was intrigued,” says Brittany. After many nights dancing together, when Marius occasionally exhibited not only his tango skills but also his childhood polka lessons, the couple knew they were on their way to a lasting relationship. However, there was one last obstacle that Marius needed to overcome to win Brittany’s love — her overly protective pet rabbit, Buster. So he put his creative skills to work. “Marius prevailed after writing a song called ‘Bustered’ that soothed the rabbit’s apprehensions,” says Brittany. For one of their first dates, Marius planned to cook dinner at Brittany’s place. However, the Valentine’s Day snowstorm of 2007 nearly prevented this. Determined to honor their date despite the treacherous conditions, Marius cross-country skied nearly three miles to Brittany’s house. It was a tough journey, but Marius has never regretted it. Two years later, in an act of perfect romantic symmetry, Marius planned his proposal to take place on another evening of snow. Determined again to honor their date, Marius anxiously drove Brittany to Simon Pearce for dinner, which was nearly empty because of the storm.

For place cards, Brittany canned homemade jam in simple jars adorned with the chickenand-rooster logo on top.

After they had finished eating, Marius presented Brittany with a gift — a felt giraffe. Brittany loved it but had no idea that Marius was hoping the gift would throw her off the scent of his impending proposal. “After I opened the present and admired the silky smoothness of the giraffe, Marius took me to a terrace overlooking a frozen river,” says Brittany. The couple watched as snow fell silently over the waterfall, which tumbled over giant slates of ice floating in the river. In this picturesque setting, Marius knew the time had come. Dropping to one knee, he asked Brittany to be his wife, to which she responded with a resounding “Yes!” Brittany and Marius are both from the Midwest but had taken many trips to Burlington and were eager to provide their guests with an amazing destination wedding weekend. Both also wanted the chance to enjoy Vermont’s great cuisine at their celebration. “The Burlington area is a great place to eat delicious, fresh, and local ingredients,” says Brittany. Brittany embraced many DIY elements when it came to designing and planning. After creating a unique letterpressed chicken-and-

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rooster design, she used it to adorn many of her wedding elements, including the invitations and various signs at the reception. For place cards, Brittany canned homemade jam in simple jars adorned with the chicken-androoster logo. Guests also took home handmade bars of soap. DIY touches like these added a personal feel to the day. “These details made our wedding so uniquely us,” says Brittany. Though it had been raining all morning, the clouds broke just in time for the ceremony, setting the scene for an extraordinary day. In keeping with their DIY aesthetic, the ceremony and reception had no lack of personal elements. Following a Lithuanian tradition, the bridesmaids (and a few groomsmen) lined up behind a sheet, with only their feet peeking out. To ensure a long and happy marriage, Marius had to properly identify the foot of his bride, and to increase the challenge, Brittany had instructed all the bridesmaids to paint their toes the same color. “Fortunately, our love is strong, and Marius was able to find the right foot!” says Brittany. The couple also honored the manner in which they had fallen in love — on the dance floor — by indulging in a lively tango as their first dance. In spite of two badly timed snowstorms and the defiance of one pet bunny, Brittany and Marius knew they had come full circle — and a tango only seemed appropriate. 64

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Hayley has always had a fondness for whimsical children’s stories. Growing up, her very favorite book was Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Little did she know she would one day find a love worthy of a classic fairy tale. Hayley and Matt began dating during their senior year of high school. Even though they both left Vermont after graduation to attend college in different states, Hayley was sure that the time apart wouldn’t change a thing. “Even at that young age, I knew he was The One and that I would marry him someday,” she says. The couple dated long-distance until deciding they’d had enough, whereupon they both transferred to a school in Vermont to be reunited at last. By that point, it’s safe to say, they had fallen down the rabbit hole together. Hayley and Matt got engaged right before the Christmas of 2009. Matt unexpectedly came home early from work one afternoon and asked Hayley to join him for a hike in the same nearby woods where, nine years earlier, the then-teenaged couple had carved their initials on a particular tree. Now, as they made their way through the snowy forest, Matt asked if she still remembered where “their tree” was. “After a few steps, I said excitedly, since I had found it first, ‘Oh, you mean this tree?’ Before I knew what was happening, Matt was down on one knee in the snow with a beautiful ring, asking me to marry him,” she says.

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For Hayley, an Alice in Wonderland–themed wedding was the perfect idea. “The concept of nonsense, madness, tea parties, and the playful adventure of it all reminded me a lot of my relationship with Matt,” she says. As they embarked on planning, Hayley looked for ways to tastefully incorporate elements from the story. After purchasing card stock, ribbons, and a simple embossing kit, she created her own save the date cards, then designed the invitations online, assembling them herself at home with the help of a friend. Table settings were created for The Ferry Watch Inn’s rustic barn using an assortment of vintage baubles including clocks and bottles, as well as books salvaged from an old bookstore. On each table lay a vintage lace tablecloth, the result of many months of scouring antique shops in the months leading up to the wedding. “I love the idea of reusing items passed down for generations,” says Hayley. Each of the napkins was hand-sewn and adorned with vintage buttons.


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Overhead, paper pompoms in pewter and yellow hung down from the rafters, made by the bridesmaids over a session of gossip and wine. For the bride and groom-to-be, the scene was perfect. “We liked to think the rustic side represented Matt, while the whimsical side represented me,” says Hayley. Guests found their way to the wedding thanks to wooden signs Matt created using leftover pieces of barn board from a recent renovation project. Strung across the barn, each place card was fastened to a clothesline and featured Sir Teniel’s original drawings of the Wonderland characters. As with most DIY affairs, many of the wedding elements were a group effort. For instance, all the flowers, with the exception of Hayley’s bouquet and the groomsmen’s boutonnieres, were provided by guests from their own backyards. Hayley’s aunt and cousin baked the wedding cake, and everyone pitched in when it came to baking and the assembling the shortbread. After the reception had wound down, a large group of guests, along with the bride and groom, adjourned to Burlington for a nightcap. Hayley says, “As the large group of us waltzed down Burlington’s infamous Church Street, we got a standing ovation from everyone sitting outside all the way down the brick-paved street.” It was a fitting conclusion to such a memorable day. 70

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After dating for two years and falling deeply in love, Avita Bansee and Tyler Ellis discussed the question of marriage and agreed it was the right decision for them. Knowing the proposal was coming but not sure exactly when it would happen, Avita was nevertheless excited at the prospect of being engaged. One evening, as the couple made plans to go apartment hunting over the weekend, Tyler suggested that instead of taking the subway from Manhattan to Brooklyn, they instead walk across the Brooklyn Bridge. Known since childhood for her ability to see through any attempt to surprise her, Avita blurted out, “Are you going to propose on the bridge?” but instantly felt guilty when she saw Tyler’s crestfallen expression. His plan for that weekend was foiled, but the next week, Tyler made the suggestion again. As they walked across the bridge, Avita didn’t know what to expect. When they crossed over to Brooklyn, however, Tyler managed to surprise her — for real this time — by getting down on one knee and proposing. The moment not only perfectly captured their move from Manhattan to Brooklyn but was also a nod to Tyler’s greatgrandfather, who had himself popped the question on the bridge many decades earlier. The couple had first met in 2008 at a friend’s Christmas party in Brooklyn, but didn’t begin dating until they ran into each other again in the summer of 2009. Avita was out celebrating the birthday of her best friend when Tyler presented her friend with a cute gift — a toy dinosaur tied with a bow. “This struck a chord with me,” says Avita. “I thought it was so thoughtful of him to bring a cute little gift.” Though Avita didn’t find out until later, Tyler had actually brought her a dinosaur of her own but decided not to take attention away from the birthday girl by giving it to her. Today, “My dinosaur is proudly displayed in our apartment in New York and is one of my most cherished mementos from our two years of dating,” says Avita.

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Descended from Trinidadian immigrants and eager to celebrate her family’s Indo-Caribbean culture, Avita knew there could be no better place for the wedding than her family’s home in Swanton, Vermont. “This was important for me, because I wanted a traditional Hindu ceremony, where being married in the bride’s parent’s house allows her family to welcome the groom and his family into their home,” says Avita. The celebration was a mix of traditions, with Hindu ceremonies on Thursday and Friday and a black-tie ceremony on Sunday.


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The wedding weekend was full of bright, bold colors and beautiful traditional décor. During the Friday ceremonies, Avita wore two different outfits: first, a sari in light rose and purple, in which the groom does not usually see his bride; and second, a red wedding gown. “The color red is significant because red is the token color of a married Hindu woman,” says Avita. During the ceremony, a red powder was applied to the middle part of Avita’s hair, which she will reapply every day of her married life, and is meant to symbolize their marriage and assure the health and longevity of her husband. On Saturday, the couple kicked off the festivities with a lively steel-drum band, Trinidad’s national music. The incorporation of Avita’s culture was a great experience for both the bride and groom — Tyler and his family had the chance to learn more about Avita’s Trinidadian and Hindu cultures, something both Avita and Tyler found very rewarding. After three days of celebrations, the newlyweds were sure that nothing could have made their wedding more joyful — and, unlike their engagement story, everything had gone just as planned.

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Becca Jones and Blain Newton met at work, becoming close friends before they began dating. They had so much in common — they’re both outgoing people who enjoy adventure and travel — that the transition from friendship to dating felt very natural. “We fell in love quickly and knew early on that this was different from anything we had previously experienced,” says Becca. After Blain surprised her with a trip to Europe, they traveled for more than a week through London and Paris and had the time of their lives. “When we got home, Blain told me that one of his tests of compatibility in a relationship is how well two people can travel together,” says Becca. Based on that trip, she began to think they could spend the rest of their lives together. In April 2009, Becca and Blain decided to go away for a long weekend together to a lodge in the Adirondacks where they had stayed many times on their way to visit his family near Syracuse. “While in our room, Blain beckoned me to come out on the porch,” says Becca. But it was a cold night, and she argued for a moment before giving in. Once she joined him on the porch under the silver moonlight, Blain got down on one knee and asked her to be his wife. It was a sweet and simple engagement, much like their love. Neither Becca nor Blain had grown up in Vermont, but they couldn’t imagine having a wedding anywhere other than the place where they had met and fallen in love, and which they had come to think of as home. They arranged for an outdoor wedding to take place at the Stowehof Inn, a beautiful lodge in Stowe perfect for their late-June celebration. Becca incorporated as many bright colors as possible into the décor. Her bridesmaids wore sunny yellow, while the groomsmen donned gray suits in lieu of traditional black.

“We fell in love quickly and knew that this was different from anything we had previously experienced,” says Becca.

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The day was gray and rainy, but Becca and Blain nonetheless took a chance and honored their original plans for an outdoor ceremony. Everything went smoothly until they were finishing up their vows and the skies opened up with pouring rain, but it turned out fine. As Becca says, “For all the worrying I did about the rain, I wouldn’t have changed a thing. People popped umbrellas and everyone stayed seated to watch the end of the ceremony. It was actually perfect.” Their beloved dogs, Dallas and Salinger, were an important presence at the celebration. Not only were they the official ring bearers, looking adorable in wreaths of delicate blooms, but photos of them, taken at significant Vermont locations, adorned each of the tables. “We had


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pictures of them at the Capitol Building, Whale Tails, Covered Bridge, Snowfarm Vineyard, and Mad River Glen, and we had a description of the locations. This helped give our guests a quick tour of Vermont attractions,” says Becca. The dogs were also featured as tiny sugar figurines on top of the wedding cake. Because all the guests were staying at the Stowehof Inn for the weekend, everyone was relaxed and carefree. Becca and Blain even made special arrangements for all the children attending the celebration by placing Vermont Teddy Bears in each of their hotel rooms. “The children carried their bears all weekend long. Our flower girl even named her bear Stowehof!” says Becca. Looking back, Becca and Blain believe the wedding was a perfect celebration of their love, and their favorite part was simply having all their loved ones there to celebrate with them. “I can’t think of a time when we will ever have that happen again,” says Becca. Sweet, simple, and surrounded by family and friends — there really is nothing else to ask for.

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It’s hard to believe that Emily and Sam Lines’ relationship was anything but fate. A testament to how small Vermont can seem — in the best possible way — the pair were introduced by a high school friend of Emily’s whom Sam had met while at college in Middlebury. Their mutual friend had a feeling that Emily and Sam would get along, and he was right; the introduction proved to be the first chapter in the couple’s love story. Unfortunately, Emily was about to graduate from the University of Vermont and planning to move to San Francisco. She and Sam stayed in touch, thinking someday they might end up living closer together. Sure enough, after a year in California, Emily moved to New York to be closer to her family — and to Sam, who had just returned from a stint in China and was moving to New York as well. Fate, it seemed, was on their side again. Four blissful years later, Sam decided to go to graduate school in Michigan, forcing them to spend the next year dealing with the frustrations of a long-distance relationship. Emily was relieved when Sam came home for a long visit in the summer of 2009. They set off for Connecticut one day to meet Emily’s father for lunch, but Sam had a secret plan. After lunch, he unexpectedly drove her to his family’s home in South Londonderry, Vermont, and suggested they take a walk down a pretty dirt road leading to the house. “I had a little hunch something exciting was happening, I have to admit,” she says. As they walked, Emily noticed a wreath Sam had woven from wisteria vines, decorated with flowers to look like an engagement ring. Leading her to a small dock, Sam asked Emily to marry him, and she responded with an enthusiastic “Yes!”

both Vermonters at heart, the couple infused their wedding with Vermont-inspired elements that showcased the state’s natural beauty.

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Despite their time in big cities, Emily and Sam are both Vermonters at heart, and they wanted to embrace their beloved favorite state in their wedding. The ceremony took place in Emily’s grandparent’s picturesque backyard under a grove of birch trees. Inspired by the trees, the couple used the image of a birch on their stationery, attached birch trees to the tent poles at the reception, and had a gorgeous birchinspired cake. The décor at the Ekwanok Country Club, their reception site, was already “quintessentially Vermont,” so they were careful not to go over the top with design elements. Emily chose the natural colors of ivory, cream, and light green, as well as burlap elements for a rustic appeal. “We wanted the feel to be rustic and homemade and never opulent or too ornate,” she says. The wooden plaques


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they used as table numbers were handmade by Sam and named after streets they had lived on. Emily and her mother sewed the whimsical napkins, and Emily’s cousin helped punch and glue the place cards. The couple spent a lot of time choosing readings that they felt would invoke the joy of the day. Their minister, who is also Emily’s godfather, worked with them on creating inclusive, spiritual language. The result was an intimate ceremony that is still their favorite part of the day. As Emily explains it, “There was a moment during the ceremony when I was overcome with happiness and a feeling of being luckier than I could have ever imagined.” As the couple laughed at a joke the minister had made, their parents smiled at them from the front rows, the bridesmaids and groomsmen giggled by their sides, and their dog, Bondi, barked to get their attention. Their disparate lives had finally come together, and there couldn’t have been a better time to say “I do.”

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Her skills came in handy for Sheehan and Andy, who enlisted Carrie to plan and design their wedding at Hewett Hill Farm in East Pomfret, Vermont. Sheehan had envisioned a country-style wedding with a touch of modern style. Always eager to incorporate the beauty of the surrounding landscape, Carrie understood that to create a country-style atmosphere, she first of all had to keep the ceremony simple and let the farm speak for itself. In that spirit, she used wreaths to decorate simple benches and a charming antique music stand. The reception tent provided a vibrant splash of color, while custom lighting illuminated a collection of tables laden with burlap runners and a mixture of silver and wood vessels bursting with lush blooms. Guests enjoyed signature “Hemingway” mojitos and peach Bellinis. But the real delight came when the sky grew dark and Carrie transformed the event into an inspiring, sparkling “starry night.” Luminaries lit the walkways, trees danced in uplighting, and from every stone wall crevice twinkled a battery-operated tea light. Carrie knows now more than ever that she did the right thing by following her passion. Her work speaks for itself, especially after transforming a humble farm into a transcendent starry night. {featured professionals} Catering: Let’s Pretend Catering letspretendcatering.com (Page 3) entertainment: Best Bands bestbands.com (Page 95) Event Planning & Design: Storied Events storiedevents.com (Page 95) Event Rentals: Rain or Shine Tents & Events rainorshinevt.com (Page 89) Floral Design: Blomma Flicka Flowers blommaflicka.com (Page 176) Linens: The Linen Shop at Occasions occasionsvt.com (Page 188) Transportation: Ethan Allen Coachworks vermontlimo.com (Page 210)

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It’s the little details that make all the difference, like this oversized sash by Miss Allaneous and unexpected tulle Y hem of this silk taffeta gown by Vineyard Collection. Vintage hat, earrings, and necklace; { 3} An antique store fedora is customized with a hairpiece of blue goose feathers and vintage rhinestone earrings to create a one-of-a-kind piece, designed by Lo Boheme; {4} Silk satin peeptoe pumps by Grazia shine with luxurious rhinestone brooches; { 5} Layers of sassy tulle at the hem make this Vineyard Collection gown chic enough for town or country; {6} Collect your own vintage vessels to fill with blooms, like we did with an antique toolbox.


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A little attitude goes a long way, as in this sexy-sweet French lace Melissa Sweet gown, adorned with a fetching bow. For a twist on “something old”, add vintage elements — like this cameo — to your wedding day jewelry. Necklace by J.Crew.

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Arrive in style in this organza fit-and-flare frock with a dramatic flounced halter neckline, designed by Vineyard Collection. A dainty headpiece of silk dupioni, Russian veiling, and feathers romanticizes the look, designed by Lo Boheme. Vintage earrings and parasol.

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{9} A chic hairpiece made of goose, ostrich, and stripped coque feathers is matched with vintage rhinestone earrings, designed by Lo Boheme; {10} Melissa Sweet’s flirty mini-length baby-doll frock has curbside appeal with embellished appliqué and a hemline that is short and sweet. A headband of hand-dyed velvet ribbon by Lo Boheme adds a dash of creative color. Vintage necklace.


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A great car is never afraid to draw attention to itself. Crowned with a bold vintage hat, this country chic French stripe cotton lace and silk chiffon gown by The Cotton Bride is royally road-worthy. Bracelet by J.Crew.

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{14} The seductive combination of beading, lace, silk, and taffeta in this Renella De Fina gown was made for the open road, complemented with a headpiece of Russian veiling, ostrich feathers, and a vintage brooch, designed by Lo Boheme. Vintage bracelet and necklace; {15} Exquisite headpieces are finely tuned with feather and taffeta accents, designed by Lo Boheme.

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Drive with the top down in this impeccably tailored sweetheart bodice in silk taffeta and full French tulle skirt by J.Crew. A headband of pale pink and ivory petals, 1940’s French veiling accents, and a vintage pearl earring adds to the nostalgic appeal, designed by Lo Boheme. Vintage bracelet.

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{17} Flappers, dance parties, and of course the Model T: The Jazz Age had a mystique of its own, captured in the appliqué lace overlay of this modern gown by Cymbeline Paris. A headband by Lo Boheme of dupioni silk, horse hair, silk, organza, and a vintage brooch whispers of 1920’s chic. Vintage necklace; {18} Nestle blooms within vintage vessels — like our antique oil canister — to liven up traditional décor; {19} The feminine silhouette of this Claire Pettibone draped cotton sheath and Lo Boheme hairpiece wows with the confident grace of classic American icons. Vintage inspired shoes. Vintage earrings.

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{20} A Vintage-inspired Alencon lace shrug is a quick and clever way to switch any gown into high gear, designed by Miss Allaneous. {21} A simple shrug of fine Chantilly lace by Miss Allaneous complements a playfully pocketed J.Crew gown.

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tune in {23} Peonies burst from a vintage vessel in a rustic milk crate; {24} Crown yourself with a bridal tiara like one of these, designed by Polly Edwards; {25} The classic lettering of an antique oil can makes it a great holder for cream-colored flowers; {26} Old-time dash-


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“Chrysanthemum” by Claire Pettibone, from Sewly Yours & Once Upon a Bride{sewlyyours.com}, "Camilla” Headpiece by Lo Boheme {loboheme.com}, Bracelet by J.Crew {jcrew.com} “Drew” by Vineyard Collection, from Sewly Yours & Once Upon a Bride {sewlyyours.com}, Sash by Miss Allaneous, from Sewly Yours & Once Upon a Bride{sewlyyours.com}, “Claudia” Hairpiece by Lo Boheme {loboheme.com}, Vintage hat, earrings, and necklace from Tinker's Barn “Valentine” Shoe by Grazia {salonshoes.com} “Bee” by Melissa Sweet, from Sewly Yours & Once Upon a Bride {sewlyyours.com}, Necklace by J.Crew {jcrew.com}, Vintage cameo from Tinker's Barn “Elke” by Vineyard Collection, from Sewly Yours & Once Upon a Bride {sewlyyours.com}, “Lily” Bridal Headband by Lo Boheme {loboheme.com}, Vintage earrings from Tinker's Barn “Chelsea” Hairpiece by Lo Boheme {loboheme.com} “Minnie” by Melissa Sweet, from Sewly Yours & Once Upon a Bride {sewlyyours.com}, “Angie” Bridal Headband by Lo Boheme {loboheme.com}, Vintage necklace from Tinker's Barn “Anna” by Claire Pettibone, from Sewly Yours & Once Upon a Bride {sewlyyours.com}, “Josephine” Hair Flower by Lo Boheme {loboheme.com}, Vintage earrings and necklace from Tinker's Barn

To get the vintage-inspired looks on the previous pages, pay a visit to these talented local wedding purveyors and national designers.

“B1070” by The Cotton Bride {thecottonbride.com}, Bracelet by J.Crew {jcrew.com}

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“Lydia” by Claire Pettibone, from Sewly Yours & Once Upon a Bride {sewlyyours.com}, “Millie” Mini Hat by Lo Boheme {loboheme.com}, Vintage earrings from Tinker's Barn “Lucinda Ball Gown” by J.Crew {jcrew.com}, “Claire” Shrugs by Miss Allaneous, from Sewly Yours & Once Upon a Bride {sewlyyours.com} “Madison” by Vineyard Collection, from Sewly Yours & Once Upon a Bride{sewlyyours.com}, “Carmen” Bridal Mini hat by Lo Boheme {loboheme.com}, Vintage earrings from Tinker's Barn “Camelia”, “Gardenia”, “Audra” Tiaras by Polly Edwards {pollyedwards.com}


A wedding at Hildene... Rehearsal Dinner Ceremony Reception Brunch

...what memories are made of.

Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home In Manchester Village 802.367.1144 hildene.org burks@hildene.org Photo by John Seakwood


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The Blue Horse Inn provides the perfect balance of luxury and intimacy for your Vermont wedding. Your guests will love our ten gracious rooms and sophisticated common spaces. Our sweeping grounds offer a pool, tennis court, and views of Mt. Tom and the Ottauquechee River. Centrally located at the heart of Woodstock Village, The Blue Horse Inn is the ideal location for your special event.

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From intimate mountaintop ceremonies to elegant celebrations in our round-barn-inspired restaurant, augmented by refined accommodations and gourmet cuisine. All nestled in Vermont’s Mad River Valley. We’ll give you the wedding you’ve always dreamed of. Join us at sugarbush.com, weddings@sugarbush.com or 800.53.SUGAR.

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Nestled amongst the tranquil backdrop of Manchester Village, Vermont, the Equinox has stood as a landmark of warm and gracious hospitality for well over 200 years. Today it stands more appealing than ever as a wedding destination, thanks to a recent $20 million restoration. A stunning new great room, sophisticated, updated rooms and suites, two new restaurants and an eclectic array of activities including our award-winning spa all serve to make your guests as welcomed as ever. The selection of wedding venues is practically limitless, accommodating parties of most every size. From stately ballrooms to outdoor pavilions to intimate garden weddings, if you can imagine your dream day, we can create it. r e s e r vat i o n s 8 0 0 . 3 6 2 . 4 7 4 0 e q u i n o x r e s o r t. c o m

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TAKE COMFORT in the warmth of summertime with delightful desserts in lavender tones, full of sweet nostalgia for lazy days.

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Life. Captured. since 1996

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this playful palette put a new spin on summer romance with rich colors, unique details & bountiful blooms — here are some of our freshly picked, very berry professionals! the professionals Irene’s Cakes by Design (Page 128) specializes in crafting fabulous, artful customized cakes that make great centerpieces for any celebration. My Little Cupcake (Page 223) offers adorable mini cupcakes in an array of flavors that are almost too cute to eat - but definitely worth the indulgence. Silv er Toad Flor a l De sign (Page 174) provides brides with gorgeous, flawless, and beautifully arranged flowers, making every bride’s wedding-day vision a reality. Ta r a P ollio F l or a l - E v e n t D e s ig n (page 72) provides couples with unforge t table wedding design, cre ating extraordinary events that are as unique as the bride and groom. No matter the budget or style, Tara's mastery in floral design and attention to detail guarantees an amazing celebration. vermont country flowers (Page 139) is operated from owner and designer Debbie Crowley’s private home studio, nestled among more than 30 acres of fields, woods, and beautiful gardens.

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Floral & Event Design

802.279.4371 | paintedtulipvt.com Main Photo: Barrie Fisher | Smaller Photos: Shayne Lynn

Top & bottom left photos: Heather Bohm-Tallman Photography


Full Service Custom Wedding Design

NANCY JEFFRIES-DWYER

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Flawless Wedding Day Orchestration Impeccable Attention to Detail

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Located at

25 Winooski Falls Way, Winooski, VT

Gretel-Ann Fischer, culinary artist and proprietor of Fisher’s Fancies sculpts signature celebration cakes and more. Drawing from local fresh farms and select providers, Fisher’s Fancies creates memorable desserts for memorable occasions. fischersfancies.com 802.654.7069

Fresh. Fabulous. Fischer’s.

Schedule a cake consultation and tasting!


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woodland-inspired elements embrace a natural aesthetic while still leaving room for tasteful elegance. The result is unpretentiously rustic yet undeniably chic, with just a hint of humor.

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cream napkins & a tablecloth in a rich chocolate brown are offset by mercury glass vessels piled with mushrooms, fiddlehead ferns & assorted flowers to create a woodland wonderland, by tara pollio floral-event design; {NO. 5} resting on a stack of antique books, ordinary mushrooms are transformed into charming table numbers with simple green paint; {NO. 6} set against a background of reclaimed tin, a bouquet of natural elements evokes country simplicity, displayed on a tree trunk ripe with fresh mushrooms, by tara pollio floral-event design; {NO. 7} for another outdoorsy take on table numbers, lengths of wire are wrapped in moss & laid along a vintage can. Photography david seaver


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beautiful old books make a handsome base for a bouquet of white lilac, green & white parrot tulips, ivory hydraspray, ivory tea rose & white ranunculus. glass vessels filled with found woodland objects & antique wooden drawers add an elegant touch, by jasper & prudence floral design.

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This delightful palette was a winning combination of town & country, mixing natural elements & vintage finds — here are some of our wonderful woodland professionals! the professionals A r m s t ro n g H a n dm a d e Pa p e r s (Page 2 20) is the perfect resource for DIY brides seeking fabulous materials to create their own invitations and stationery. Fisch er’s Fa nci e s (Page 142) provides brides with wedding cake s an d tre ats that are not on ly delicious , but al so a tru e reflection of their personality. Flowers in Season (Page 8) combines flowers grown in their own backyard gardens with selections from all over the country and the world to create floral designs as unique as each couple. Ja s p e r & P ru d e n c e F l o r a l D e s i g n (page 150) hand-selects their fair trade flowers at local markets to get the freshest possible options for their exquisite designs.

Wedding Favors

What better way to celebrate love than with Fat Toad Farm’s sweet and creamy goat’s milk caramel sauce. A decadent and unique treat, handcrafted on our small family farm in Vermont. Offered in four flavors: Original, Vanilla Bean, Cinnamon and Coffee Bean.

802.279.0098

| FatToadFarm.com

Ti ppe d C ow C ook i e C om pa n y (Page 223) bakes their homemade treats daily using the finest Vermont ingredients for truly delicious results. ZoË I n k (Page 150) is run by owner and designer Zoe Papas, who works closely with her clients to create stunning stationery that captures their personal style.

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Ta r a P ollio F l or a l - E v e n t D e s i g n (page 72) provides couples with unforge t table wedding design, cre ating extraordinary events that are as unique as the bride and groom. No matter the budget or style, Tara's mastery in floral design and attention to detail guarantees an amazing celebration.

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Offering gourmet cuisine with a casual touch, CafĂŠ Provence presents meals accented by seasonal offerings & features cuisine inspired by the south of France & the Mediterranean.

A perfect choice for your bridal shower, brunch, or rehearsal dinner, CafĂŠ Provence also provides on premise & off premise catering for your wedding reception.

802.247.9997

cafeprovencevt.com

Stowe, Vermont | 802-888-5433 laurenstagnitti.com


The Parsonne Annie Alexander-Kramer

photo: larry asam photography

photos: landwehrle photography

...The Vermont Wedding Officiant

Over 13 years of Happy Beginnings

Non-denominational & religious ceremonies Planned elopements  Anniversary renewals

traveling new england wide

802.433.1293 |

annie @ pwshift . com

Your wedding favor says a lot about you. Show off your good taste and true Vermont style with an elegant linen box, embossed bag, or heart-shaped brownie pop from Vermont Brownie Company. It’s a gift that’s fresh, all-natural, and uniquely memorable. Best of all, we make ordering deliciously fun with a variety of colors, ribbon styles, and personalization options.

THE GOURMET BROWNIE THAT’S DOWN TO EARTH

(802) 450-BAKE VermontBrownieCompany.com


{a blend of journalistic & traditional styles}

RENT THE FIREHOUSE MAke YOur WeDDIng A WOrk OF ArT

802.222.7165 rodeoandco.com

This alternative space can accommodate up to 90 people for your reception or up to 267 for a cocktail style rehearsal dinner. Indoor and outdoor options available. The Firehouse Center for the Visual Arts On The Church Street Marketplace, Downtown Burlington, VT 802-865-5849, llong@ci.burlington.vt.us www.burlingtoncityarts.com


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Welcome the summer season in style by falling in love with a color combination rich in vibrant flair. Simple & sweet, these fresh hues in pink, peach & blue will evoke playful summer romances & kisses under the stars.

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the pink hues of these vintage heels perfectly complement the fresh & vibrant details of this preppy-chic invitation!

{NO. 6} set alongside bold blue vessels bursting with fresh blooms, a playfully striped pink & white wedding map welcomes guests to the celebration, designed by cheree berry; {NO. 7} cheerful coupon cards, by cheree berry, invite guests to partake in complimentary ice cream cones — one of summertime’s best treats; {NO. 8} antique hydrangea nestled in vintage blue glass jars are a playful addition to pretty & punchy décor; {NO. 9} kicking the party up a notch or two, a prim & pretty invitation rests on vintage pale-pink heels, by designers’ fine press, from ink. ink. fine stationery.

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Tasteful tones of pink & blue are just the thing for sweet summers full of laughter & perfect sunny days. joe elario

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{cheree berry} a couple’s wedding logo is cleverly incorporated in their save the dates, illustrated with charming images that represent their last names, all against the background of jaunty pink & white stripes.

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Fresh Photos: David Seaver

custom designed menus

elizabethan Fare Catering & event Planning

BARR IE fIsh ER photo gRAphERs

featuring Vermont’s finest local & organic Products

Event planning & Design 802.496.9305 | belindanorrisevents.com

Putney, Vermont | 802.387.6513 | elizabethanfare.com


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Custom Wedding Cakes & Favors by Pastry Chef Michelle Lunde

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our unabashedly vibrant palette of pink, peach & white with hints of blue ties the knot with a bow, perfect for any summer wedding celebration. here are some of our perfectly preppy professionals! the professionals Birchgrov e Ba k i ng (Page 220) is owned and operated by Jennifer Toce and John Belding, two talented individuals who use their extensive culinary experience to create magnificent cakes, pastries, and sandwiches at their Montpelier café. ink. ink. fine stationery (Page 166) is a great resource for invitations and stationery, whether you’re seeking a classically elegant design or something fun and funky. Ta r a P ollio F l or a l - E v e n t D e s i g n (page 72) provides couples with unforge t table wedding design, cre ating extraordinary events that are as unique as the bride and groom. No matter the budget or style, Tara's mastery in floral design and attention to detail guarantees an amazing celebration.

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from paper plate menus to epicurean feasts

Kathleen & Aaron Stine | bevovt.com | 802.355.7891

where love is not limited to just one season

802.446.2077

Wedding & Events Barn 1774 US 7 South, Wallingford, Vermont

Photo: Landwerhle Photography

whiterocksinn.com


Surround yourself with fine art and natural beauty at one of the country’s foremost museums of art, Americana and design set in the heart of Vermont’s Lake Champlain Valley. Choose from the elegant Brick House, the 220-foot steamboat Ticonderoga or our serene and lush gardens. Your special day is guaranteed to be unforgettable. Selected as one of the country’s top wedding destinations by wedding expert Kathryn Gabriel Loving in 100 Best Wedding Destinations.

Art, Design, and Americana. 802-985-3346 www.shelburnemuseum.org


NOW UNDER ONE ROOF!

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fine stationery

luxurious gifts and home decor

arabesquevt.com

802.985.8732 5597 Shelburne Road, Shelburne Village

inkinkpapers.com

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of high quality flowers and superior design technique


our goal is to give you a beautiful, natural, healthy, and functional smile - one that renews your confidence and sense of well-being, both inside and out. We provide each patient with high-quality, artful dentistry, with consistent long-term results.

You deserve a beautiful smile for your special day!

smile makeovers • cosmetic Whitening Beautiful ceramic veneers • tooth colored Fillings and Bonding natural looking implant crowns and Bridges

changing lives

One Artful Smile

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at a time

Lauren J. Shanard D.D.S.


Photos: Mick Hales

AĂ­me les fleurs

design by Lucinda Rooney

lucindarooney.com 802.238.6406

Author of

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Supporting global organic, sustainable & locally grown flowers!

Photo: Jason Bryer Photography

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a truly unique & unforgettable setting for your wedding. traditional, casual or black tie... we will be there to surround your guests with our family hospitality. avigliano provides a mix of elegance & warm familiarity.

802.368.2233 ext.1 1 honorawinery.com

Engagement Par ty, Bridesmaids, Rehearsal Dinner, Honeymoon... ECCO will dress you for all of your exciting events, leading up to and after your special day!

Max & Cleo Exclusively at ECCO

81 Church Street, Burlington, VT 802.860.2220 | eccoclothes.com


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{NO. 1 Aime Les Fleurs} lisianthus, garden roses, sweet peas, hydrangea & geranium leaf blend to create a soft & glamorous combination; {NO. 2 From Maria’s Garden} a white bouquet of peonies, roses, anemones, dahlias & lily of the valley glows with sophistication, while a punchy combination of peonies, tulips, spray roses, sweet peas & willow eucalyptus is pink & pretty; {NO. 3 the Blue Toad} playful bouquets of roses & lisianthus are simple & sweet; {NO. 4 Perennial Studio} a furry friend models a cheerful floral wreath alongside a bold, bright bouquet of fresh & fabulous flowers.

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A winning combination of hydrangea, scabiosa pods, garden roses, hypericum berries & fresh mint makes this elegant bouquet worthy of a spontaneous spin around the dance floor, designed by A Schoolhouse Garden.

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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.

802.282.9880 | AmeeFarm.com


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No bridal ensemble is complete without the perfect bouquet — a little sweet, a little sassy & a lot extraordinary. Freshly picked for perfection, it’s a small thing that has a big part to play in your love story. No.

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the fresh pink tones in this bouquet are so perfect for the first days of spring – a celebration of blooming season!

{NO. 1 Creative Muse Floral Design} yellow & lavender roses are accented with dusty miller in this springtime combination; {NO. 2 Nancy Bishop Floral Design} dusty miller, peonies, garden & tea roses, lavender & antiqued hydrangea are undeniably feminine & sweet; {NO. 3 Floral Artistry} perfect for springtime, a white bouquet of roses, hydrangea, sedum, dusty miller, freesia, ranunculus, spray roses, lisianthus & variegated pittosporum is fresh & fun;

{NO. 4 Nancy Bishop Floral Design} a combination of garden roses, brunnia, nigella, eucalyptus & grasses is subtly soft & glamorous; {NO. 5 Ellen Snyder Design} pale blue & creamy white hydrangea & roses are simple & elegant; {NO. 6 Tara Pollio Floral-Event Design} a lush, gorgeous bouquet of roses & peonies in white & pale pink; {NO. 7 A Schoolhouse Garden} mums, mint, lisianthus, ranunculus, variegated hosta & garden roses are dreamy & romantic; {NO. 8 the Blue Toad} the soft, creamy tones in this bouquet of roses & lisianthus are ideal for any blushing bride.

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There’s no better opportunity to play with color than in your bridal bouquet. Colorful blossoms give a twist to traditional wedding whites & add a touch of the delightfully unexpected to any event, no matter the time of year. Daria & Andy Bishop

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{NO. 1 Perennial Studio} a blend of native foliage, sweet peas & hydrangea sings of springtime; {NO. 2 From Maria’s Garden} anemones accentuate the beauty of peonies, roses, dahlias & lily of the valley; {NO. 3 Silver Toad Floral Design} a bouquet of roses, freesia, hydrangea, lily of the valley & hypericum berries is as cheerful & warm as summertime; {NO. 4 Snapdragons Floral & Event Design} the alternating notes of purple & white give character to this bouquet of roses, freesia, double tulips, mini callas & variegated pittosporum; {NO. 5 Floral Artistry} accents of purple hydrangea add panache to this bouquet of delphinium, lisianthus & roses; {NO. 6 Blomma Flicka Flowers} a quirky mix of dahlias, garden roses & native foliage is fresh & fun; {NO. 7 Ellen Snyder Design} hydrangea makes a sophisticated, elegant choice.


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A very special and unique location combining elegance, natural beauty and casual country charm.

Fox ChairMountain Farm Specializing in outdoor weddings and tented receptions 397 Peck Road, Chester,Vermont 05143 Telephone: 802.875.1790 Please visit our web site: foxchairmountainfarm.com

Elegant

maple wedding favors

Pieces Of VermOnt 速 with custom ribbons

& tags

Made in Vermont. Especially for you. jacksonville, vt

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‘dream,’ ‘vendela’ & ‘majolica’ spray roses blend with pink peonies & chocolate fiddleheads to create a blushing bouquet, by Snapdragons Floral & Event Design.

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chocolate fiddleheads add a subtle earth tone to an otherwise fiery bouquet of Ranunculus, callas, orchids & tulips, by Jasper & Prudence Floral Design.


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“you can’t go wrong with fresh shades of pink. perfect for any blushing bride, the effect is consistently pretty & always elegant." - tara pollio tara pollio floral-event design

{NO. 1 The Painted Tulip} a rustic assortment of pink astilbe, hanging amaranthus, poppy pods, asiatic lilies & tropical pin cushion protea is exotically finished with ferns; {NO. 2 Creative Muse Floral Design} locally

grown, organic blossoms of nigellia, dahlias, hanging amaranthus, kangaroo paw & hydrangea are accented with terra cotta roses; {NO. 3 Vermont Country Flowers} a bouquet of zesty zinnias pays homage to the blooming season; {NO. 4 Snapdragons Floral & Event Design} sunflowers, gerberas & bupleurum are unashamedly rustic & totally bold; {NO. 5 A Schoolhouse Garden} bright & punchy, a combination of callas, dahlias, roses, ranunculus & hypericum berries is an original spin on a classic combo; {NO. 6 Vermont Country Flowers} a simple & pretty combination of callas, zinnias, flocks, lisanthus & native foliage is cool enough for the hottest summer; {NO. 7 Floral Artistry} bunches of roses, lilies, delphinium, stock & sweet william are colorful & fun; {NO. 8 Vermont Country Flowers} roses, dahlias, sedum, hypericum berries & bupleurum add vivid splashes of color to a summer bouquet.

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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!

800.356.6844

echolakeinn.com

802.228.8602


A Place in Time The Coolidge Foundation A Historic Village for your Wedding Celebration

Plymouth Notch, Vermont

802.672.3389

calvin-coolidge.org

W端nder Bar & Company Premium Bar Catering Service

W端nderbar provides elegant & responsible bar service for you & your guests. We offer concepts, budget management & seamless, professional integration with you or your catering coordinating service. With 15 years of catering experience & hospitality expertise, trust Kendrick Bellows & his professional staff for a worry free event. Let W端nderbar be your first & last choice,

Cheers!

802.372.8755 | wunderbar.vpweb.com David Seaver Photography


™ O r ga n i c g r e e n S pa T h e r a p i e S Jivana is a holistic, eco-friendly spa, offering unique, therapeutic spa treatments. We use 100% organic and natural products for deep rejuvenation and wellness. • Therapeutic massage; luscious body treatments; organic facials, waxing and mineral make-up. • Offering JAMU Javanese Lular, the luxurious treatment ritual from the royal palaces of Java. The Balinese massage and lulur scrub leave the body glowing, with the romantic scent of jasmine and frangipani. • Private spa events, customized for you and your bridal party. • Mention this ad for 10% off your event!

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The dress is hard. The address is easy. 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 fourseason 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.

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The Hermitage, a country inn and epitome of 21st century Vermont luxury, makes your wedding day dream come true. Whether it’s an intimate gathering, a ceremony under our historical covered bridge, or a night of celebration, The Hermitage, is sure to exceed your expectations. Enjoy delicious cuisine, beautiful décor and ambience, relaxing accommodations, and 5-star service from our highly-attentive staff. Our Main Dining Room accommodates up to 200 guests — plenty of room for your family and friends.

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the delicate petals of sugar flowers grace the smooth white tiers of this cake, accented with soft green bands & filled with milk chocolate bailey’s buttercream & espresso ganache; {NO. 5 Vermont Cake Studio} a cake of toasted almond chiffon is layered with raspberry mousse & white chocolate buttercream & crowned with fresh pink peonies; {NO. 6 Cuisine Lucette} sprinkled over a white cake, pink sugar flowers add a bit of zest to this cake creation, layered with raspberries, raspberry mousse & raspberry ganache; {NO. 7 Irene’s Cakes by Design} sugar birds & chocolate branch adornments enliven a cake accented with fondant bands in a chic purple.

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Our artisans make lovely things for you, your wedding and your home – from jewelry and personal accessories to candlesticks and oil lamps, wine goblets and beer tankards. For your wedding, we have a great selection of table and guest favors – pewter pocketstones, ornaments, charms to adorn gifts, and much more. We also make vases for your flowers and an engravable cake knife and server set.

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pristine white-sand beaches & luxurious amenities make this intimate Caribbean resort a perfect getaway for destination weddings & honeymoons.

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One of Central America’s best-kept secrets is the tiny, English-speaking country of Belize. Located a short distance south of Cancún, Mexico, on the Caribbean Sea, Beli ze is home to the Victoria House Resort, a place many consider to be one of the last of its kind for its Old World ch a r m. Up a nd dow n t he shor e s of Ambergris Caye, the largest of Belize’s isla nds, visitors ca n be seen wa lk ing along sparkling white-sand beaches and happily dozing in seaside hammocks under gently swaying palms. The resort’s serene, laid-back setting allows guests to kick back, relax, and unwind in true Caribbean fashion.

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the intimate atmosphere makes it the ideal place for a romantic wedding ceremony or honeymoon. with only 42 accommodations, the tropical oasis offers an unparalleled setting to celebrate your nuptials in style. c ombi n at ion of t he t wo. T he re s or t of fer s a lu x u r iou s wedding package that includes everything from tropical floral arrangements and a wedding coordinator to the ceremony and even the wedding cake. Guests can choose from a variety of accommodations, all with ocean views and some which lie amid lush tropical gardens. The resort has just forty two suites of different sizes, ensuring an exclusive atmosphere that sets it apart from larger, less intimate properties.

Honeymooners can take part in an array of fun activities. Fishing, diving, and snorkeling are always available, as are more exotic options like helicopter tours over the island and indigenous bird-watching expeditions. Of course, for those more interested in relaxation, the resort will pamper you with one of its many luxurious spa services, such as a seaside massage or a facial. The Victoria House has a number of luxurious accommodation packages available, specially tailored to specific interests. Some examples include the “Reef Romance Package” where snorkeling excursions and unlimited use of the resort's kayaks are arranged, or the “Jungle Package” in which some of the perks include a guided tour of the Natural History Center, horseback riding, and a sunset kayak cruise. Packages are offered in a wide range of options, guaranteeing each couple something that they will enjoy. Victoria House has three separate dining options, from casual to semiformal. The resort utilizes local ingredients whenever possible, including fresh seafood entrees, in their innovative, internationallyinspired dishes, all prepared with Belizean flair sure to please the palette. The splendor of the island’s cuisine does not stop at the resort’s grounds — the quaint village of San Pedro is just a short drive away and offers many restaurants, as well as great shopping and art galleries.

boasting the largest barrier reef in the western hemisphere, couples interested in snorkeling & diving are encouraged to explore the natural wonders of the caribbean sea. for more information visit: romantictravelbelize.com

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With its luxurious accommodations, exciting activities, and exquisite food, all set against a stunning Caribbean backdrop, Victoria House Resort is an ideal destination for magnificent weddings and amazing honeymoons alike.

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THE QUECHEE INN AT MARSHLAND FARM Quechee, Vermont | 800.235.3133 | quecheeinn.com

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combining old-fashioned charm with modern comforts, this quintessential Vermont resort indulges you with the graceful hospitality of yesteryear.

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The country setting of Twin Farms has a quiet and tranquil atmosphere that easily lends itself to joyful and relaxing getaways. Poised against the bold backdrop of Mou nt A sc ut ney a nd su r rou nded by over 300 acres of hardwood forests, private ponds, and fields of wildflowers, this resort is a rare find. Once a stay is booked, Twin Farms inquires about guests' dining and recreation preferences prior to sending a list of customized options. Upon a guest's arrival, the staff's top priority is to insure their satisfaction and comfort.

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For couples seeking an intimate destination wedding in an unparalleled setting, Twin Farms may be just the place. Nestled among rolling hills in the quaint town of Barnard, Twin Farms is a world away from the hustle and bustle of day-to-day life.

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for fifteen consecutive years, twin farms has earned a coveted forbes’ five star award as a luxury wedding destination — the only one of its kind in vermont to do so. In addition to the luxurious in-room amenities, many services can easily be coordinated to make a stay at Twin Farms extra special. Whether it's a lavish post-hike picnic, private dining in the property's wine cellar, an in-room couple's massage, a romantic and intimate bonfire, or a little help setting the scene for the perfect marriage proposal, Twin Farms aims to make every experience a perfect one.

Twin Farms' all inclusive wedding package guarantees prospective brides and grooms a worry-free celebration. With all meals, beverages, recreational activities, and accommodations included, guests can relax and make themselves at home. The talented executive chef tailors each menu to suit your needs, and an on-site pastry chef and floral designer make the process even smoother, eliminating the need to compare outside vendors or worry about overspending your budget. When it comes to the “I do's”, popular venues on the property include the South Lawn behind The Main House, with views of Mount Ascutney, the top of a nearby ski hill with gorgeous panoramic views of the surrounding areas, a quaint dock at the adjoining Copper Pond, or the cozy grounds of any of the property's cottages.

the seven-acre copper pond, located just a minute’s walk from twin farms, is ideal for the resort’s custom-made Old Town canoes, perfect for hot summer days. for more information visit: twinfarms.com

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Guests can relax in their private screened porch, explore the extensive biking, hiking, and walking trails, take charming garden tours, go canoeing and fly fishing, and play tennis. In the winter, private downhill and cross-country ski trails are available, as well as snowshoeing, ice skating, and hills perfect for tobogganing. Whether it’s a whimsical winter celebration amidst snow flurries or a festive summertime soirée, Twin Farms invites you to embark on the wedding of your dreams.

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Start your new life together with an heirloom that will last for generations. ClearLake Furniture custom-crafts every piece of fine hardwood furniture in our Vermont workshop. Select a piece and then make it your own with a wide array of choices, from wood to size and shape. Our gift registry lets your guests purchase certificates toward your one-of-a-kind furniture.

American Flatbread at Lareau Farm 802.496.4949 americanflatbread.com American Flatbread at Lareau Farm offers a casually elegant catering and reception venue in The Mad River Valley. Celebrate at our Inn and Barn Pavilion or let us bring our wood-fired traveling oven to your site. We will tailor a menu of seasonal foods and gourmet flatbreads to complement your ceremony.

Cocktail Hour Of Vermont 802.644.1140 cocktailhourvt.com C o c k t a i l H o u r O f Ve r m o n t h a s mobile bar catering to suit all your needs. Whether you are hosting an intimate affair or a large celebration, the personal touch we provide will make your wedding an unforgettable experience. Each affair is hosted by a professional, friendly staff of bartenders, all DLC trained and fully licensed and insured.

Armstrong Handmade Papers 802.439.6921 armstronghandmadepapers.com Crafted with your personal style in mind using Vermont-made cotton papers, we specialize in extraordinary invitations for your wedding day. Always chic and elegant while still remaining affordable, our invitations truly set the tone for an unforgettable eve nt . Co nta c t u s fo r u p co m i n g events at our Bridal Showroom.

Birchgrove Baking 802.223.0200 birchgrovebaking.com Let Birchgrove Baking create the perfect cake for your wedding. All of our cakes are made with the highest quality ingredients and with local Vermont products whenever possible. We look forward to working with you to create a beautiful and delicious cake that reflects your personality.

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T h e we d d i n g d a n ce is yo u r f i r s t dance as husband and wife. Star t out on the right foot. For unique ch o re o g ra p hy a n d exp er t da n ce instruc tion, let Tar yn Noelle help you wow your guests by learning the fox trot, tango, waltz, salsa, 2 step or swing. Plan ahead and enjoy this moment in the spotlight.

Vermont jewelry artist Casey Webster has years of experience working with brides to create unique and beautiful wedding ensembles that beg to be worn again. All creations are securely handcrafted with attention to detail using only the finest materials, vintage and modern. Call today to schedule your complimentary consultation!


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Bonnie Mabel meticulously designs an exquisite array of one-of-a-kind and limited edition bridal and formal jewelr y and accessories. Her collection style is skillfully artistic and defined as delicate, dazzling, and very feminine. It’s all about love, passion and beauty! Exquisite designs handcrafted with heart in the lakes region of Vermont.

The Cakery specializes in Vermont We d d i n g C a kes w h e re th e “ Rea l Beauty is in the First Bite.” I believe your cake is the culinary focal point of your reception and the “Sweetest” memory that your guests take away from your day. I’ll work with you to create a classic or intricate design that only uses the finest local ingredients to represent who you are as a couple.

‘The Trio’ featuring Tracie Cassarino, Paul Cassarino and Jeff Wheel, will bring the magic of live music to your wedding ceremony, cocktail reception or rehearsal dinner. The Trio has played at hundreds of wedding events. They offer contemporary and jazz vocal music with instrumentation on guitar, saxophone, piano and bass.

H e a r Ve r m o n t ’s f i n e s t c l a s si c a l m u s i c i a n s p l a y M oz a r t , V i v a l d i , Haydn, Pachelbel and more at your ­w e d d i n g , fo r m a l d i n n e r, r e c e p tion or any ­s pecial occasion. Let an experienced professional musician guide you to music that will enhance your ­s pecial day. References available. For more information, contact Bonnie Klimowski.

Eve Event Photography

Faces & Waxes

From Maria’s Garden

Sarah Peet

Bonnie Mabel Designs

802.764.6211 facesandwaxes.com

Our style is distinctly documentary. We prefer to remain out of the spotlight and capture the day as it unfolds - photographing details, landscapes and portraits to complete your story. Our goal is to surpass your expectations and give you images beyond your wildest hopes.

Faces & Waxes is located in downtown Burlington, Vermont, sharing space with high-energy Salon Cruz. Whether you choose microdermabrasion, massage, lash & brow tinting, a facial or a body waxing, Elizabeth provides a full range of complementary services to cater to your personal needs.

Green Mountain Crafts, LLC

802.345.3698 frommariasgarden.com

802.489.0669 greenmountaincrafts.com

Specializing in English garden, herbal, and wildflower designs from our organic gardens and beyond, we pride ourselves on attention to quality and detail. Simply chic to elegantly formal, fun and fresh or more traditional - all of our designs are held to the utmost standard with your personal style in mind.

All of our ornaments are hand crafted in Vermont, cut from Vermont raised hardwood maple, iron branded, and finished with a specially formulated stain that will last. Ornaments are customized to fit your wedding theme through image, ribbon color, and tag greetings for your guests. Contact us for a free information package on the perfect wedding favor.

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of vermont's finest

The Montgomery House

802.985.2596 lavillabistro.com

802.326.3269 montgomeryhouseinn.com

Eco-friendly weddings are our specialtywe will assist you in coordinating a wedding that is beautiful as well as "green.”  Our goal is to design each event tailored to our clients with the most discerning taste and exceptional quality in mind. Your wedding will be unique, personal, and simply unforgettable.

Co nvey th e warmth an d s t yle of your upcoming event and wow your gues t s with b eautiful handa d d re s s e d i nv i t a ti o n e nve l o p e s . Jennifer’s elegant calligraphy and hand-lettering also adds a personal touch to save-the-dates, ceremony programs, place cards, table names, dinner menus, best wishes boards and wedding albums.

Av a i l a b l e to s a t i s f y a l l o f y o u r catering and event planning needs, chef-owned La Villa Bistro is unique, elegant, and af fordable. Flexible with all locations, and fully licensed and insured for bar services, La Villa Bistro offers casually elegant cuisine in everything from Classic Italian to local farm to table fare.

The Montgomery House is a won der ful set tin g for your m os t intimate wedding party. Our dining room and bar can accommodate your dream reception, catering to your taste as well as your budget. We offer a variety of lodging options, and rates include breakfast, tax & gratuity.

Snaffle Sweets

Snapdragons Floral & Event Design

JM Calligraphy

Adam Frehm

802.321.0364 greenvermontwedding.com

Michael Riddell

La Villa Bistro

802.734.6519 jmcalligraphy.com

Green Vermont Wedding

802.434.2400 snafflesweets.com

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June Banks has more than 20 years of experience working with couples to create custom cakes. Reliable and dependable, June has a reputation fo r exce l l e n t s e r v i ce a s w e l l a s beautiful and delicious cakes. She has worked with many caterers and venues throughout the state. Email snaffle.sweets@gmail.com or call for a free tasting appointment.

Stacy Hunter Makeup Artist On Location

802.272.8277 snapdragonsdesign.com

802.362.2496 / 561.301.7256 stacymakeup@comcast.net

Whether you’re striving for that vintage feel or a chic modern look, Snapdragons will be happy to guide you through the process of selecting the perfect floral arrangements for your wedding. Owner and Designer, Jessica Armstrong, prides herself on supplying personalized, professional service, top-quality products, and most importantly, beautiful, unique designs.

Feel great and look your best on your special day with beautiful memories that last a lifetime! “Working with Stacy was fantastic! We had 2 makeup trials before the big day and she was so patient as we found the perfect look. I was absolutely thrilled with the final result – our entire wedding party looked gorgeous.” - Katherine

Stowe Kitchen Bath & Linens 802.253.8050 stowekitchen.net Stowe Kitchen Bath & Linens can suit all of your wedding needs from your china pattern to your kitchen gadgets to exquisite bed linens. From Bamboo clothing and nightgowns to all of your house-wear needs, we offer customized wrapping to match your wedding palette.


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my little cupcake 802.872.7676 mylittlecupcakevt.com

The Skinny Pancake

802.985.8222 shelburnevineyard.com

802.999.3873 skinnypancake.com

Specializing in weddings for 25-75 guests, we provide complete wedding packages with transparent costing, so you can have the wedding you want at the price you are expecting. Awarded 2009 Innkeepers of the Year, New England’s Top 5 Most Romantic Inns, and 2010 Most Pet-Friendly Inn. We have a Five Star Trip Advisor Rating.

Located in historic Shelburne VT, Shelburne Vineyard creates awardwinning wines in our warm & inviting shingle style Winer y and Tasting Room surrounded by our grapevines. Indoors, the winery is the perfect setting for your intimate rehearsal dinner or cocktail party; outdoors plan your ceremony among the vines followed by a tented reception.

From fun to formal, we cater it all: rehearsal dinners, cocktail hours, receptions, a full bar, and brunch the next morning - all utilizing our deeply developed network of local food sources. Our professional and experienced staff will help create your ideal celebration and make that dream a reality.

Tipped Cow Cookies

Vermont Cake Studio

802.326.4306 phineasswann.com

Landwehrle Photography

With over sixty flavors to choose from, my little cupcake specializes in fun, elegant, and delicious mini cupcakes perfect for your wedding or bridal shower. Our custom dessert bars and wedding favors offer a unique and memorable addition to your special day.

Shelburne Vineyard

Phineas Swann Bed and Breakfast Inn

802.263.9455 sweetiepiescookies.com Specializing in beautiful hand decorated confections, Sweetie Pies’ cookies are baked in small batches, especially for you, using only the freshest ingredients. A sweet addition to your special day, our gourmet cookies make beautiful and delicious favors. Make a lasting impression and delight your guests with a sweet token of your appreciation!

802.524.4243 tippedcowcompany.com M a ke yo u r we d d in g favo r s tr uly u n fo r g e t t a b l e w i t h T i p p e d C o w Cookies. Your guests will receive their delicious cookies wrapped so beautifully they may not want to open them. Each & every cookie is guaranteed to be fresh & full of flavor. Our cookies are the perfect gift for showers, weddings or any occasion.

Vermont Sweet Tooth

802.244.5151 vermontcakestudio.com

802.249.2601 vermontsweettooth.com

Our goal is to create a delicious and unique work of art that will be the centerpiece of your celeb ration! Chef Perrin meets with each couple to custom design a cake that complements their style and palette. Simply put, we offer a personalized service you won’t find anywhere else.

W e a r e d e d i c a te d to d e s i g n i n g the wedding cake of your dreams! Whether you desire an elegant look, a whimsical wonder or an outrageous work of art, our couture cake will be your wedding centerpiece. Guests will long remember the super-moist cake exploding with flavor and detailed with stunning handmade decoration.

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resources accommodations

1824 House Inn & The Barn Door Restaurant Waitsfield 802.496.7555 1824house.com p. 188 Green Mountain Inn Stowe 800.253.7302 greenmountaininn.com p. 19 The Hermitage Inn West Dover 877.464.3511 hermitageinn.com p. 191 Killington Grand Resort Killington 888.644.GRAND killington.com p. 26 The Montgomery House Montgomery 802.326.3269 montgomeryhouseinn.com p. 222

Cocktail Hour Of Vermont Milton 802.644.1140 cocktailhourvt.com p. 220

Harvest Market Stowe 802.253.3800 harvestatstowe.com p. 196

Christophe Chef Services Brownsville 802.484.8991 themoonshineinn.com p. 203

Fluid Bar Service Winooski 802.233.5928 fluidbarservice.com p. 217

Irene’s Cakes by Design Ludlow 802.228.8654 irenemaston.com p. 128

Cloud 9 Caterers South Burlington 802.655.7370 cloud9caterers.com p. 7

The Village Porch Bar & Bistro Rochester 802.767.3272 thevillageporchvt.com p. 188

my little cupcake Essex Junction 802.872.7676 mylittlecupcakevt.com p. 223

Dish Shelburne 802.863.0547 dishcateringvt.com p. 11

Snaffle Sweets Richmond 802.434.2400 snafflesweets.com p. 222

Elizabethan Fare Catering Putney 802.387.6513 elizabethanfare.com p. 162

Wünder Bar & Company Grand Isle 802.372.8755 wunderbar.vpweb.com p. 187 Zonin Prosecco Statewide 802.773.4707 ghousen.com p. Back Cover Cakes

Stowe Mountain Lodge Stowe 888.4.STOWE.VT stowemountainlodge.com p. 71

Birchgrove Baking Montpelier 802.223.0200 birchgrovebaking.com p. 220

Stowe Mountain Resort Stowe 802.253.3666 stowe.com p. 29

Café Provence Brandon 802.247.9997 cafeprovencevt.com p. 152

Tourterelle Restaurant & Inn New Haven 802.453.6309 tourterellevt.com p. 190

The Cakery VT Stowe 802.635.9525 thecakeryvt.com p. 221

The Woodstock Inn & Resort Woodstock 877.584.2671 woodstockinn.com p. 25 Bar Service

Bevo Hinesburg 802.355.7891 bevovt.com p. 164 Café Provence Brandon 802.247.9997 cafeprovencevt.com p. 152

Cuisine Lucette East Wallingford 802.259.2645 cuisinelucette.com p. 214 Delicate Decadence Cake Boutique Barre 802.479.7948

Vermont Cake Studio Waterbury Center 802.244.5151 vermontcakestudio.com p. 223

dance instruction

Come Dance With Me! Stowe 917.364.0133 tarynnoelle.com p. 220 Day of Coordination

NJOY Event Planning Stowe 802.253.9498 njoyevent.com p. 141 De stination Weddings

La Villa Bistro Shelburne 802.985.2596 lavillabistro.com p. 222

The Amee Farm Pittsfield 802.282.9880 ameefarm.com p. 176

Lago Trattoria Newport 802.334.8222 lagotrattoria.com p. 208

The Battenkill Inn Manchester 802.362.4213 battenkillinn.com p. 168

JM Calligraphy Burlington 802.734.6519 jmcalligraphy.com p. 222

Let’s Pretend Catering South Burlington 802.651.1081 letspretendcatering.com p. 3

Calvin Coolidge, Historical Home & Village Plymouth 802.672.3389 calvin-coolidge.org p. 187

Catering

Occasions Catering Rochester 802.767.3272 occasionsvt.com p. 188

Vermont Sweet Tooth Stowe 802.249.2601 vermontsweettooth.com p. 223 Calligraphy

American Flatbread At Lareau Farm Waitsfield 802.496.8856 americanflatbread.com p. 220 Ben & Jerry’s South Burlington 802.846.1500 benjerry.com p. 167

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Bevo Hinesburg 802.355.7891 bevovt.com p. 164

Fischer’s Fancies Winooski 802.654.7069 fischersfancies.com p. 142

Café Provence Brandon 802.247.9997 cafeprovencevt.com p. 152

delicate-decadence.com

Tourterelle Restaurant & Inn New Haven 802.453.6309 tourterellevt.com p. 190

The Skinny Pancake Burlington 802.999.3873 skinnypancake.com p. 223 Spice of Life Catering Moretown 802.225.5902 vtspiceoflife.com p. 17 Thyme Tables Catering and Event Planning Shaftsbury 802.447.3896 thymetables.com p. 127

Crisanver House Shrewsbury 802.492.3589 crisanver.com p. 84 Echo Lake Inn Ludlow 802.228.8602 echolakeinn.com p. 186 Fox Chair Mountain Farm Chester 802.875.1790 foxchairmountainfarm.com p. 182 Grand Isle Lake House Grand Isle 802.372.5024 grandislelakehouse.com p. 60

Green Mountain Inn Stowe 800.253.7302 greenmountaininn.com p. 19 The Hermitage Inn West Dover 877.464.3511 hermitageinn.com p. 191 Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home Manchester 802.367.1144 hildene.org p. 125 Honora Winery & Vineyard Jacksonville 802.368.2233 honorawinery.com p. 169 Mad River Association of Wedding Professionals Waitsfield 800.82.VISIT vermontweddings.com p. 190 Middlebury Inn Middlebury 802.388.4961 middleburyinn.com p. 203 The Mountain Top Inn & Resort Chittenden 802.483.2311 mountaintopinnweddings.com p. 54 Okemo Mountain Resort Ludlow 800.78.OKEMO functions.okemo.com p. 178 The Pitcher Inn Warren 802.496.6350 pitcherinn.com p. 170 The Ponds at Bolton Valley Resort Bolton Valley 877.9.BOLTON thepondsvt.com p. 6 The Reluctant Panther Inn & Restaurant Manchester 802.362.2568 reluctantpanther.com p. 217


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The Stables at Pigeon Hill Farm East Berkshire 802.933.2719 pigeonhillfarm.com p. 90 Stowe Mountain Lodge Stowe 888.4.STOWE.VT stowemountainlodge.com p. 71 Stowe Mountain Resort Stowe 802.253.3666 stowe.com p. 29 Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Spa Stowe 800.253.2232 stoweflake.com p. 47 Stratton Mountain Resort Stratton 800.STRATTON stratton.com p. 9

Event Rentals & Linens

Celebration Rentals Brandon 802.247.0002 celebrateinvermont.com p. 78 Dark Star Lighting Hinesburg 877.DRK.STAR darkstarlighting.com p. 77 Dundon Plumbing & Heating Orwell 802.948.2082 dundonplumbing.com p. 216 The Linen Shop at Occasions Rochester 802.767.3272 linenshopvt.com p. 188 Northern Vermont Tent Rental Newport 802.744.6502 northernvermonttentrental.com

Waybury Inn East Middlebury 800.348.1810 wayburyinn.com p. 202 The Woodstock Inn & Resort Woodstock 877.584.2671 woodstockinn.com p. 25 Entertainment

Best Bands Hinesburg 800.639.6380 bestbands.com p. 95 Cassarino Music South Burlington 802.660.8608 cassarinomusic.com p. 221 Classic Consort Fairfax 802.849.6900 classicconsort.com p. 221 Peak Entertainment Stowe 802.888.6978 peakdj.com p. 84

p. 192 Rain or Shine Tent & Events Randolph 802.728.3630 rainorshinevt.com p. 89 Sperry Tents Waitsfield 802.279.2646 sperrytents.com p. 65 Vermont Photobooth Company Burlington 802.735.1458 vermontphotobooth.com p. 209 Vermont Tent Company South Burlington 800.696.8368 vttent.com p. Inside Back Cover Weddings Tents & Events Waitsfield 888.898.3839 weddingstentsevents.com

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Fat Toad Farm Brookfield 802.279.0098 fattoadfarm.com p. 151

Pieces of Vermont Jackonsville 800.507.7721 piecesofvermont.com/favors

p. 182 Sweetie Pies Cookies and Confections Weathersfield 802.263.9455 sweetiepiescookies.com p. 223 Tipped Cow Cookie Company Georgia 802.524.4243 tippedcowcompany.com p. 223 Vermont Brownie Company South Hero 802.450.BAKE vermontbrowniecompany.com

Flowers in Season South Hero 802.497.0570 flowersinseasonvt.com p. 8

Fiori Bridal Boutique Essex Junction 802.872.9663 fioribridal.com p. 91

From Maria’s Garden Stowe 802.345.3698 frommariasgarden.com p. 221 Jasper & Prudence Floral Weathersfield 802.263.9397 jasperandprudence.com p. 150

Sewly Yours & Once Upon A Bride Burlington 802.660.9003 sewlyyours.com p. 96 Vineyard Vines Statewide 800.892.4982 vineyardvines.com p. 18

The Painted Tulip Floral & Event Design Waterbury Center 802.279.4371 paintedtulipvt.com p. 140

Hair & Makeup

Perennial Studio Dorset 802.293.2000 perennialstudio.com p. 165

Faces & Waxes Burlington 802.764.6211 facesandwaxes.com p. 221

Silver Toad Floral Design Essex 802.878.7350 silvertoad.com p. 174

Make-up Artist Etc. Williston 802.878.1236 makeupartistetc.com p. 38

Cynthea’s Spa Burlington 802.238.7524 cyntheaspa.com p. 96

p. 153 Vermont Photobooth Company Burlington 802.735.1458 vermontphotobooth.com p. 209 Floral De sign

A Schoolhouse Garden Waitsfield 802.496.6928 schoolhousegardenfloral.com

p. 178 Aime les fleurs Woodstock 802.238.6406 lucindarooney.com p. 168 Blomma Flicka Flowers Greensboro 802.533.2158 blommaflicka.com p. 176 Bondville Bloomist Bondville 802.297.1424 bondvillebloomist.com p. 89 Creative Muse Floral Design Enosburg Falls 800.639.4180 creativemusevt.com p. 126 Floral Artistry Jericho 802.899.1490 floralartvt.com p. 166

Snapdragons Floral Design South Burlington 802.272.8277 snapdragonsdesign.com p. 222 Tara Pollio Floral Event Design South Londonderry 802.824.3415 flowersevents.com p. 72 Vermont Country Flowers Springfield 802.376.3366 vtcountryflowers.com p. 139 Gowns & Formalwear

Ecco-Clothes For Women and Men Burlington 802.860.2220 eccoclothes.com p. 169

Salon Cruz Burlington 802.861.2789 justincruzsalon.com p. 12 Stacy Hunter - Makeup Artist On Location Dorset 802.362.2496

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Vermont Wedding Salon By Storied Events Stowe 802.760.6776 vermontweddingsalon.com p. 95 Zoë Ink Burlington 802.863.1468 zoeink.com p. 150 Jewelry

After Midnight Jewelers South Burlington 802.862.3608 aftermidnightjewelers.com

p. 212 Bonnie Mabel Designs Hydeville 802.265.4002 bonniemabeldesigns.com

p. 221 CW Creations Burlington 802.660.8021 cwcreationsvt.com p. 220 Jacob Albee Designs Burlington 802.540.0401 jacobalbee.com p. 191 Perrywinkle’s Fine Jewelry Burlington 888.889.0017 perrywinkles.com p. 16

stacymakeup@comcast.net

p. 222 Invitations

Armstrong Handmade Papers East Topsham 802.439.6921 armstronghandmadepapers.com

p. 220 Emily Post Institute Burlington 800.444.4090 mmiddleton.us p. 43 ink. ink. fine stationery Shelburne 802.985.8732 inkinkpapers.com p. 166

Von Bargen’s Jewelry Burlington 800.841.8820 vonbargens.com p. 91 Photobooth

Vermont Photobooth Company Burlington 802.735.1458 vermontphotobooth.com p. 209 Photography

Adam Frehm Photography Colchester 802.879.3380 photographyvermont.com p. 170


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Jay Ericson Photography Montpelier 802.760.1217 ericsonweddings.com p. 90

Saint Phalle Photography Johnson 800.781.0255 spwed.com p. 23

Davis Center at The University of Vermont Burlington 802.656.5665 meetgreenatuvm.com p. 196

Inn at Mountain View Farm East Burke 802.626.9924 innmtnview.com p. 140

The Quechee Inn at Marshland Farm Quechee 800.235.3133 quecheeinn.com p. 208

Andy Duback Photography Williston 802.238.0392 andyduback.com p. 59

Jennifer Mardus Photography Pownal 413.281.4987 jennifermardus.com p. 215

Spencer Leonard Photography Warren 802.917.1509 spencerleonard.com p. 27

ECHO Lake Aquarium & Science Center Burlington 877.324.6386 echovermont.org p. 210

Inn at the Round Barn Farm Waitsfield 802.496.2276 theroundbarn.com p. 13

The Reluctant Panther Inn & Restaurant Manchester 802.362.2568 reluctantpanther.com p. 217

Barrie Fisher Photographers Waitsfield 802.496.5215 bfisherphoto.com p. 15

Jordan Silverman Photography Burlington 802.860.4668 jordansilverman.com p. 138

Reception Site s

The Equinox Manchester 800.362.4740 equinoxresort.com p. 128

Killington Grand Resort Killington 888.64.GRAND killington.com p. 26

Riverside Farm Pittsfield 877.746.8822

Beltrami Studios South Burlington 802.863.6223 beltramistudios.com/site3 p. 4

Karen Pike Photography Burlington 802.233.7982 kpikephoto.com p. 48

The Firehouse Center for the Visual Arts Burlington 802.865.5849 burlingtoncityarts.com p. 154

Lake Champlain Cruises Burlington 802.864.9669 p. 212

Shelburne Farms Shelburne 802.985.0405 shelburnefarms.org p. 5

Birke Photography Waitsfield 802.355.1344 birkephoto.com p. 141

Landwehrle Photography Stowe 802.253.8831 LLphoto.com p. 78

Lake Morey Resort Fairlee 800.423.1211 lakemoreyresort.com p. 39

Shelburne Museum Shelburne 802.985.3346 shelburnemuseum.org p. 165

The Mountain Top Inn & Resort Chittenden 802.483.2311

Sheraton Burlington Hotel Burlington 802.865.6620 sheraton.com/burlington p. 209

Alison Pierce Photography Westford 802.899.0851 alisonpiercephotography.com

Curran Photography Waitsfield 802.496.4603 curranphotography.com p. 186 Daria Bishop Photographers Williston 802.872.7842 dariabishop.com p. 21 David Seaver Photography Burlington 802.355.3728 davidseaver.com p. 125 Eve Event Photography Burlington 585.797.8620 eveevent.com p. 221 Hendrickson Photography Weddings Waitsfield 802.881.8371 hendricksonphotography weddings.com

p. 142

Lauren Stagnitti Photography Stowe 802.888.5433 laurenstagnitti.com p. 152 Lucas deSousa Photography Jericho 802.272.0698 lucasdesousa.com p. 174

1824 House Inn & The Barn Door Restaurant Waitsfield 802.496.7555 1824house.com p. 188 The Alerin Barn St. Johnsbury 802.748.3417 thealerinbarn.com p. 138 All Souls Interfaith Gathering Shelburne 802.985.3819 allsoulsinterfaith.org p. 37 The Barn at Boyden Farm Cambridge 802.598.5509 boydenfarm.com p. 189 The Battenkill Inn Manchester 802.362.4213 battenkillinn.com p. 168

Polis Photography Manchester 802.733.5413 polisfoto.com p. 66

The Blue Horse Inn Woodstock 802.457.7159 thebluehorseinn.com p. 126

Rodeo & Co. Photography Wells River 802.222.7165 rodeoandco.com p. 154

Castle Hill Resort & Spa Ludlow 802.226.7361 castlehillresort.com p. 33

Sabin Gratz Photography Winooski 802.598.0068 sabingratzweddings.com p. 35

Crisanver House Shrewsbury 802.492.3589 crisanver.com p. 84

Grand Isle Lake House Grand Isle 802.372.5024 grandislelakehouse.com p. 60 Green Mountain Inn Stowe 800.253.7302 greenmountaininn.com p. 19 Hawk Inn & Mountain Resort Plymouth 802.672.3811 hawkresort.com p. 200

lakechamplaincruises.com

mountaintopinnweddings.com

p. 54 The Old Lantern Charlotte 802.425.2120 oldlantern.com p. 215

The Hermitage Inn West Dover 877.464.3511 hermitageinn.com p. 191

The Old Tavern at Grafton Grafton 800.843.1801 oldtavern.com p. 214

Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home Manchester 802.367.1144 hildene.org p. 125

Phineas Swann Bed and Breakfast Inn Montgomery Center 802.326.4306 phineasswann.com p. 223

Honora Winery & Vineyard Jacksonville 802.368.2233 honorawinery.com p. 169

The Ponds at Bolton Valley Resort Bolton Valley 877.9.BOLTON thepondsvt.com p. 6

riversidefarmweddings.com

p. 31

Stowe Mountain Lodge Stowe 888.4.STOWE.VT stowemountainlodge.com

p. 71 Stowe Mountain Resort Stowe 802.253.3666 stowe.com p. 29 Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Spa Stowe 800.253.2232 stoweflake.com p. 47 Stowehof Inn Stowe 802.253.9722 stowehofinn.com p. 83


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Stratton Mountain Resort Stratton 800.STRATTON stratton.com p. 9 Sugarbush Resort Warren 800.53.SUGAR sugarbush.com p. 127 Topnotch Resort & Spa Stowe 802.253.8585 topnotchresort.com p. 218 Trapp Family Lodge Stowe 800.826.7000 trappfamily.com p. 2 Twin Farms Barnard 800.894.6327 twinfarms.com p. 53 Vermont National Country Club South Burlington 802.264.9428 vermontnational.com p. 192 Waybury Inn East Middlebury 800.348.1810 wayburyinn.com p. 202 West Monitor Barn Richmond 802.434.3969 ext. 113 monitorbarn.org p. 216 White Rocks Inn Wallingford 802.446.2077 whiterocksinn.com p. 164 The Woodstock Inn & Resort Woodstock 877.584.2671 woodstockinn.com p. 25 Rehearsal Dinners

1824 House Inn & The Barn Door Restaurant Waitsfield 802.496.7555 1824house.com p. 188

Burlington Country Club Burlington 802.864.4683 ext. 104

Stowe Mountain Lodge Stowe 888.4.STOWE.VT

burlingtoncountryclub.org

stowemountainlodge.com

p. 22

p. 71

CafĂŠ Provence Brandon 802.247.9997 cafeprovencevt.com p. 152

Stowe Mountain Resort Stowe 802.253.3666 stowe.com p. 29

Davis Center at The University of Vermont Burlington 802.656.5665 meetgreenatuvm.com p. 196

Tourterelle Restaurant & Inn New Haven 802.453.6309 tourterellevt.com p. 190

ECHO Lake Aquarium & Science Center Burlington 877.324.6386 echovermont.org p. 210

Vermont National Country Club South Burlington 802.264.9428 vermontnational.com p. 192

The Firehouse Center for the Visual Arts Burlington 802.865.5849 burlingtoncityarts.com p. 154

The Woodstock Inn & Resort Woodstock 877.584.2671 woodstockinn.com p. 25

Green Mountain Inn Stowe 800.253.7302 greenmountaininn.com p. 19

Related Service s

The Hermitage Inn West Dover 877.464.3511 hermitageinn.com p. 191

contemporarydentalartsvt.com

Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home Manchester 802.367.1144 hildene.org p. 125 The Pitcher Inn Warren 802.496.6350 pitcherinn.com p. 170 The Reluctant Panther Inn & Restaurant Manchester 802.362.2568 reluctantpanther.com p. 217

Contemporary Dental Arts, P.C. Williston 802.878.9888 p. 167 Emily Post Institute Burlington 800.444.4090 mmiddleton.us p. 43 Spa Service s

Cynthea’s Spa Burlington 802.238.7524 cyntheaspa.com p. 96 Jivana Holistic Spa Burlington 802.660.4772 jivanaspa.com p. 189 Stowe Mountain Lodge Stowe 888.4.STOWE.VT stowemountainlodge.com

Stowehof Inn Stowe 802.253.9722 stowehofinn.com p. 83

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Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Spa Stowe 800.253.2232 stoweflake.com p. 47 Topnotch Resort & Spa Stowe 802.253.8585 topnotchresort.com p. 218 transportation

Burlington Limousine Middlebury 802.861.2600 burlingtonvtlimo.com p. 218 Ethan Allen Coachworks Williston 802.862.1924 vermontlimo.com p. 210 Mountain Valet Statewide 866.88.VALET mountainvalet.com p. 202 Travel & Honeymoon

The Pitcher Inn Warren 802.496.6350 pitcherinn.com p. 170 Stowe Area Association Stowe 877.666.6255 weddingvermont.com p. 46 Vineyards

Honora Winery & Vineyard Jacksonville 802.368.2233 honorawinery.com p. 169 Shelburne Vineyard Shelburne 802.985.8222 shelburnevineyard.com p. 223 Wedding Coordination

Belinda Norris Events Warren 802.496.9305 belindanorrisevents.com p. 162

Green Vermont Wedding Glover 802.321.0364 greenvermontwedding.com p. 222 Missing Piece Events Burlington 802.399.5138 missingpiecevt.com p. 83 NJOY Event Planning Stowe 802.253.9498 njoyevent.com p. 141 Vermont Wedding Salon By Storied Events Stowe 802.760.6776 vermontweddingsalon.com p. 95 Wedding De sign

Belinda Norris Events Warren 802.496.9305 belindanorrisevents.com p. 162 Blomma Flicka Flowers Greensboro 802.533.2158 blommaflicka.com p. 176 Tara Pollio Floral Event Design South Londonderry 802.824.3415 flowersevents.com p. 72 Wedding Officiant

The Parsonne - The Vermont Wedding Officiant Annie Alexander-Kramer Williamstown 802.433.1293 annie@pwshift.com p. 153 Wedding Registry & Gifts

Arabesque Shelburne 802.985.8732 arabesquevt.com p. 166

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ClearLake Furniture Ludlow 800.758.8767 clearlakefurniture.com p. 220 Danforth Pewter Middlebury 800.222.3142 danforthpewter.com p. 200 Green Mountain Crafts Burlington 802.489.0669 greenmountaincrafts.com p. 221 Simon Pearce Quechee 800.774.5277 simonpearce.com p. 41 Stowe Kitchen Bath & Linens Stowe 802.253.8050 stowekitchen.net p. 222


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{NO. 1 PICTURE PERFECT} krista washburn & justin cruz put the finishing touches on our glamorous model; {NO. 2 SMILES IN BLOOM} our vintage-inspired gown shoot celebrated the majestic beauty & country charm of the green mountain state; {NO. 3 CAMERA-READY} the fantastic team behind cynthea's spa strikes a pose at the vermont wedding affair; {NO. 4 delivery boy} vows staffer peter mailloux lends a helping hand at our gown shoot; {NO. 5 ON THE ROAD} the team behind our gown shoot takes a vintage truck for a spin; {NO. 6 crafty maivens} krista washburn & tara pollio perfect rustic blooms for our woodland-inspired color palette; {NO. 7 wediquette} anna post lays down the modern wedding law for brides at the vermont wedding affair.

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Vermont 's Wedding Magazine - Vermont Vows - Spring / Summer 2011