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>> as winter melts to a distant memory, find inspiration in the airy, carefree mood of summer days & nights. after months of cozy hibernation, it’s time to shed your winter layers & delight in the dawning of spring & summer. breathe in the scent of spring blossoms basking in dazzling sunshine. striking landscapes beneath blue skies provide the ideal setting for romantic days that fade into grand sunsets. vermont’s vibrant energy embraces those who celebrate their love in this magical place.

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flowing sundresses and dainty sandals embody the spirit of spring, replacing bulky winter jackets and sturdy boots. let the spring weather bring natural accents, like delicate feathers, refined turquoise, and seashells, to your personal style. “seaside swoon,” page [72] our surf-inspired gown and design feature, demonstrates the ease with which sophisticated motifs complement rustic decor and bohemian details. the rise in temperature creates the perfect opportunity to incorporate saltwater sensibilities into high fashion and nautical design with seafaring accessories page [78]and homespun driftwood garlands page [87]. summer is the ideal time to enliven diy projects with nature, art, and visions of the past. my grandmother, a native vermonter, wove these elements into her daily life. an outdoor enthusiast, she spent summer days foraging for berries and living off the land. she taught me about the dignity of dirt underneath my fingernails, while also teaching me an appreciation for all things that sparkle. her passion for antiquing furthered my love of time-weathered trinkets and lives on in the pages of this magazine. we vermont vows encourage you to draw from your own heritage and include a mixture of heirloom details, couture elements, and vermont’s authenticity in your special day. our vibrant “color palette” section, pages [135-178], draws from the organic shades found in the blossoms of spring and lush orchards of summer to prove that vibrant inspiration can bloom in your own backyard. continue to be inspired by the best of vermont as you peruse our “made” section, page [68]— overflowing with unique and eco-chic treats that add a pinch of local spice to any warm-weather wedding.

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>> like the inspired weddings that grace our pages, we too depend on vermont’s fabulous wedding professionals to make our publication sparkle. thanks to those who generously gave their time & talent to help produce this issue. alanna scully,

of ALANNA SCULLY PHOTOGRAPHY, uses her keen eye & creative edge to capture love stories that exude playful romance [ALANNASCULLY.COM]; barrie f isher, of BARRIE FISHER PHOTOGRAPHERS, draws on her wealth of experience to create photographs of unparalleled beauty & romance [BFISHERPHOTO.COM]; brea mcdonald, of BREA MCDONALD PHOTOGRAPHY, is a brilliant photographer with a knack for capturing the magic ambiance of a couple’s special day [BREAMCDONALD.COM]; with no shortage of professional experience, bryan yager, of BELTRAMI STUDIOS, creates artfully chic photographs that reflect the essence of true love [BELTRAMISTUDIOS.COM]; christa white, of CHRISTA ALEXANDRA DESIGNS, brings her talent for creating adorably elegant letterpress designs to lucky brides around vermont [CHRISTAALEXANDRA.COM]; guided by his uncanny sense of whimsy, curtis savard channels many sources of inspiration into his unique images [CURTISSAVARDPHOTOGRAPHY.COM]; cynthea hausman, owner of CYNTHEA’S SPA, is undeniably talented at making the natural beauty of any bride shine through [CYNTHEASPA.COM]; david seaver, of DAVID SEAVER PHOTOGRAPHY, is a world-class photographer with a distinct gift for making his subjects radiate a natural, joyful glow [DAVIDSEAVER.COM]; irene maston, of IRENE’S CAKES BY DESIGN, takes inspired cake artistry to new heights with her mouth-watering creations [IRENEMASTON.COM]; jane eakin, of FLOURISHES STUDIO, uses her gift for impeccable calligraphy to bring a dash of creative sophistication to place cards & invitations; jen huang, of JEN HUANG PHOTOGRAPHY, genuinely understands the beautiful relationship between true love, high style & breathtaking wedding photography [JENHUANGPHOTOGRAPHY.COM]; justine crosby, of SALON CRUZ, consistently uses her edgy approach to bridal tresses to create uniquely beautiful hairstyles [SALONCRUZ.COM]; lynda dandeneau, of DANDENEAU FLOWERS, brings an authentic sense of personal care & impeccable aesthetic to every one of her floral designs [DANDENEAUFLOWERS.COM]; nicole d’agata, of THE PAINTED TULIP, channels the inherent wonder of the blooms she works with to create simply lovely floral designs [PAINTEDTULIPVT.COM].

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>> in search of your “something new”? you’ll find it in vermont & beyond, where your options for wedding products, services & businesses are always expanding. [1]

[1] eternally chic: the to-die-for gown carolina herrera designed for bella’s wedding in the twilight saga: breaking dawn – part 1 is now available for brides to order—edward cullen & vampire fangs sold separately. [carolinaherrera.com]

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[2] wedded bliss: fashion-forward vermont brides can rejoice— burlington’s sewly yours bridal is now carrying six stunning looks from monique lhuillier’s chic & budget-friendly bliss line. [sewlyyours.com]

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[4] flower power: vermont’s floral landscape has become just a little chicer—dandeneau flowers has officially opened a new studio in stowe. prepare to be wowed by inspired blossoms & artful arrangements. [dandeneauflowers.com]

[5] inspired ideas: celebrity event planner colin cowie has launched a decidedly fabulous site devoted solely to the wedding world—check in daily for inspiration, access to the mycollection wedding planning social network & insider tips directly from colin! [colincowieweddings.com]

[6] party pavilion: sperry tents has taken their spectacular sailcloth tents to new heights with the launch of a brand new pavilion tent frame. prepare for sperry’s classic look to hit a whole new level. [sperrytents.com]

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[7] waterfront weddings: save the date for september 2012— burlington’s echo lake aquarium & science center at the leahy center for lake champlain has a spacious, new event facility in the works. [echovermont.org]

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[5] stay up-to-date on all that’s new in“i-do”

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[photos (clockwise from top left): andrew cooper | curtis savard | john unrue photography]

[3] modern manners: wedding tweets got you flustered? the emily post institute weighs in on modern etiquette conundrums like social media, tattoos & technology in the eighteenth edition of emily post’s etiquette: manners for a new world. [emilypost.com]


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All Souls Interfaith Gathering We are a unique ceremony and reception site with western facing panoramic views of Lake Champlain and the Adirondack Mountains, capturing one of the most stunning views in Vermont.

Our Commitment is to express love towards all, lift the spirit in music, community service, and environmental stewardship.

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Photos {clockwise from top right} Daria Bishop Photographers, Michael Tallman, Daria Bishop Photographers, Michael Tallman

Where Spirit and Nature Meet


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>> prepare to cue the water works as an all—star team of vermont’s top wedding professionals get fired up to give one very deserving local couple the fairytale wedding of their dreams!

*a team of top-notch wedding professionals collaborated to create a

romantic nuptial celebration for the winning couple, totally befitting their giving personalities. “our team really brought it full force,” randi nonni of silver toad says. every vendor involved wove personal elements from kelly & david’s lives into the design of their day. the worthy couple. selecting the winning couple was easy after kelly pulawski & david waterhouse of rutland entered the contest. kelly, who grew up in vermont’s foster care system, helps others through her work with cots & americorps, while david gives back to the community through his work as a para-educator & with the rutland fire department. both licensed foster parents, the couple hopes to someday make a difference for a child in need!

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[1] the couple’s palette: shades of blue, silver & white tones, created a classic & timeless color combination;[2] kelly & david brought personal touches into their heartfelt wedding portraits; [3] hydrant graphics turn up the heat on the couple’s seating chart; [4] classic blooms burst from understated vessels. featured wedding professionals

>>> silver toad gives back <<< [randi nonni] of silver toad spearheaded a giveaway to offer a dream wedding to a local couple who had faced adversity, yet devoted their lives to helping their community.

ACCOMMODATIONS: THE ESSEX RESORT & SPA [VTCULINARYRESORT.COM / Page 57] | BAR SERVICE: FLUID BAR SERVICE [FLUIDBARSERVICE.COM / Page 156] | CAKE: IRENE’S CAKES BY DESIGN [IRENEMASTON.COM / Page 63] | EVENT RENTALS: WEDDINGS, TENTS, & EVENTS [WEDDINGSTENTSEVENTS.COM / page 21] | FLORAL DESIGN: SILVER TOAD [SILVERTOAD.COM / Page 35] | invitations: THAT’S INVITING! [THATS-INVITING.COM / Page 192] | LINENS: THE LINEN SHOP [OCCASIONSVT.COM / Page 133] | MAKEUP: CYNTHEA’S SPA [CYNTHEASPA.COM / page 51] | PHOTOGRAPHY: BARRIE FISHER & ORCHARD COVE [BFISHERPHOTO.COM / Page 3 & ORCHARDCOVEPHOTOGRAPHY. COM] | TRANSPORTATION: ETHAN ALLEN COACHWORKS [VERMONTLIMO.COM / Page 158] | VIDEOGRAPHY: TWEED RIVER VIDEO [TWEEDRIVERVIDEO.COM / Page 102] additional contacts: CAKE POPS: THE LITTLE PURPLE CAKE SHOPPE / CALLIGRAPHY: MEGAN CHAPIN CALLIGRAPHY / CATERING: SUSANNA’S CATERING / CEREMONY SITE: ST. JOSEPH’S CO-CATHEDRAL / CHILD CARE: VERMONT NANNY CONNECTION / COORDINATION: STORIED EVENTS / ENTERTAINMENT: TOP HAT ENTERTAINMENT / HAIR: HAIR CREATIONS, ETC. / RECEPTION SITE: BCA CENTER / TUXEDO: MCNEIL & REEDY

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>> step into a rustic—chic wonderland of homespun details, sure to provide nostalgic romance & inspiration.

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event recap THE 2011 WEDDING AFFAIR in keeping with the old adage that there’s no place like home, couples explored the lavishly country-chic event, taking in the wealth of local wedding talent, indulging in sweet & savory delights & getting a fabulous jump on wedding planning. between intriguing seminars on food & wine pairing, planning & etiquette, complimentary gift bags & spa treatments & mouth-watering signature cocktails, brides-to-be relaxed & enjoyed the best of vermont.

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the venue: the endearing & homespun charm of the green mountain state comes to life in a rustic-chic wonderland at shelburne farms.

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[to the spectacular] 2011 WEDDING PROS

cupcakes: my little cupcake [MYLITTLECUPCAKEVT.COM / page 222] entertainment: best bands [bestbands.com / page 144] event rentals: Vermont Tent Company [vttent.com / inside front cover] fashion show: ECCO CLOTHES [ECCOCLOTHESBOUTIQUE.COM / PAGE 145] fiORI BRIDAL BOUTIQUE [FIORIBRIDAL.COM / PAGE 61] TARA LYNN BRIDAL [TARALYNNBRIDAL.COM / PAGE 112] lighting: Dark Star Lighting [darkstarlighting.com / Page 58] linens: the linen shop at occasions [occasionsvt.com / Page 133] seminars: annie alexander kramer [vermontparsonne.com / Page 220] catering by dale [cateringbydale.com / Page 206] spa services: Cynthea’s Spa [cyntheaspa.com / page 51] Salon Cruz [saloncruz.com / Page 42] staffing: let’s pretend catering [LETSPRETENDCATERING.COM / Page 5] valet: Mountain Valet [mountainvalet.com / Page 180]

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[photos (clockwise from top left): natalie sinisgalli | daria & andy bishop | barrie fisher | brandon vick | brett lupfer]

against the setting of romantically rough-hewn decor, couples sampled decadent fare, perused elegant bridal couture & indulged in heavenly spa treatments. the glamourous twist on the homespun theme made the 2011 vermont wedding affair a truly original bridal event.


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>> it’s a snap! “wediquette” expert anna post gives brides the key tools & advice they need to work with their wedding photographers to capture every special detail. number one

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LET’S MEET:

PRINT IT:

Start by viewing a variety of candidates’ work online. When you’ve narrowed the field, meet with prospective photographers in person. Look for personality qualities that inspire confidence and show an ability to organize and take charge, yet allow you to feel relaxed. Bring visual examples of what you like from magazines and the internet. Having a clear idea of what you like stylistically helps potential photographers understand your point of view, and ultimately makes your initial meeting much more productive.

Negotiate the inclusion of an album with your photographer, or have photos on a cd, and obtain copyright permission to create your own album after your wedding. Look for a service that provides high-quality printing and design, archival papers, and strong, sewn bindings. Don’t forget albums for parents and grandparents.

number TWO GETTING TO KNOW YOU:

it’s always wise to follow your instincts when choosing the photo style that is most appealing to you. at the end of the

day, the style you choose should reflect your unique personality and the tone of your wedding.

* anna

post

gives brides the tools to capture every magic moment.

An engagement shoot is a smart way to get to know your photographer. Use the photos for your wedding website, save-the-date cards, engagement album, or guest book. The shoot is also a chance to practice relaxing in front of the camera and to discover which types of photos are important to you. Have fun with the engagement session, and let your personality shine through.

number THREe INK THE DEAL:

Always have a written agreement which spells out—among other things—the name of the actual photographer, times, places, number of hours, types of photos, key shots, number of touch-ups, and copyright permissions. Having everything in writing will help to ensure you get the photos you want with no confusion. You will end up feeling much more relaxed on your special day, knowing that your agreement with your photographer is solidified in writing.

number five BE CONSIDERATE:

Your photographer is not a mind reader, so communicate clearly. Provide a list of key people you’d like photographed and assign someone who can point them out.

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engagement photos the “first look” processional shots of attendants bride and father walking up the aisle bride and groom exchanging vows bride and groom kissing bride alone; groom alone bride and maid of honor groom and best man bride and groom with wedding party bride with her attendants groom with his attendants bride/groom with her/his parents details of decor: cake, bouquet, favors, etc. bride and groom cutting the cake bride and groom’s first dance bride dancing with her father groom dancing with his mother bouquet toss bride and groom leaving the reception

never hesitate to articulate your vision to your photographer— you want the end result to reflect the joyful mood of your wedding.

- anna post

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ENDLESS INSPIRATION.

HER FAMILY AT HAVING SPENT MANY SUMMERS IN VERMONT WITH RESORT WAS THE HEDGES LAKE, KATHERINE KNEW THE EQUINOX WE WOULD DRIVE PERFECT PLACE FOR THEIR WEDDING. “EVERY SUMMER PLACE & I WOULD PAST THE EQUINOX—A WEDDING WAS OFTEN TAKING ” SAYS KATHERINE. WATCH, COULD I SO STOP TO FATHER MY ASK ALWAYS

to Hong later, Katherine and Matt moved THE PROPOSAL. Two years the next step. One

were both ready for Kong together and realized they find Matt busy in the kitchen, preparing evening, Katherine arrived home to have nice dinners at home, so I thought a lamb dinner. “Matt and I often lamb headed into the kitchen to take the nothing of it,” she says. Finally, Matt tray. the corner and asked me to grab the out of the oven. “He came around me to there he was on one knee, asking I turned quickly to help him, and to say, the meal was instantly forgotten. marry him,” says Katherine. Needless

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professionals featured wedding 112] [IRENEMASTON.COM / PAGE CAKE: IRENE’S CAKES BY DESIGN ] LTD [PARTYRENTALLTD.COM ] EVENT RENTALS: PARTY RENTAL ARIELLA CHEZAR [ARIELLAFLOWERS.COM FLORAL DESIGN & LINENS: .COM] OTH STUDIO [CHRISTIANOTHSTUDIO / PAGE 104] PHOTOGRAPHY: CHRISTIAN RESORT & SPA [EQUINOXRESORT.COM RECEPTION SITE: THE EQUINOX YORK / & INVITATIONS: CECI NEW

RUSTIC PEWTER PITCHERS WORK AS BOTH A COUNTRY DECOR ELEMENT & A FLORAL VESSEL.

DRESSES: ABS / CALLIGRAPHY NICHOLAS & ONE LOVE / FAVORS: ERIC ADDITIONAL CONTACTS: BRIDESMAIDS' / REHEARSAL DINNER: THE HAMILTON EVENTS / ENTERTAINMENT: COORDINATION: LYNDSEY OSCAR DE LA RENTA / HAIR & MAKEUP: DAMALI NYC ATELIER MELANGERIE, INC. / GOWN: / VEIL: MARK INGRAM BRIDAL BARN AT WEST MOUNTAIN INN

YOUR DAY HERE. we’re always searching for fabulous real weddings to inspire our readers with fresh ideas, decor & unique details—log on to vtvows.com & submit your wedding!

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from The couple planned the entire wedding A WEDDING WEEKEND. on some help, of course. Both were clear their home in Hong Kong—with something mature, sophisticated, their overall vision for the day, imagining the right wedding professionals in place, and traditional. Once they had the “barn party” was vibrant with bright rest was easy. While the decor at Friday’s chic china, Saturday’s reception was purples, rustic farm tables, and shabby with tones, cream and blue, gray, slate, elegant and understated, employing was set with formal gold china; striped some metallic accents. Each table Katherine celebration, For the evening linens added a splash of refinement. “It to be aglow with rosy candlelight. and Matt arranged for the entire room felt more like a fantastic dinner party was important to us that the reception bride. than a wedding reception,” says the who details were important to the couple, SPECIAL TOUCHES. Personal brother, glasses, passed down through Matt’s May of 2005, Katherine was with her made sure to use the two sets of toasting BEFORE THE RING. During with her greatUpper East Side. She and Matt caught family for generations. Katherine also adorned her bouquet Neil, at P.J. Clarke's on New York City’s personalized a hesiwith didn't Matt presented call, was guests out to make a grandmother’s rosary. Each of the each other’s eye, and when Neil stepped himself. It was clear right away that gift—which included Vermont maple syrup. tate to sidle up to Katherine to introduce take Matt asked Katherine if he could they had chemistry—so much so that I would need to take a rain check her to dinner that very evening. “I explained However, Matt wasn’t taking VEN IS WO my brother. ME because I was spending time with THE BAGS. That evening, Matt took both Katherine OR PUN no for an answer,” says Katherine. met A HOMES LAP FAV following week, Matt and Katherine BUR and Neil out for a casual dinner. The INTO is history. for a “proper” first date, and the rest

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>> FOR JESSICA LEMIEUX OF SNAPDRAGONS FLORAL & event design, DESIGNING HER OWN WEDDING WAS A LABOR OF LOVE. daughter of the owners of rain or shine tent & events, jessica lemieux has always had a unique connection to the wedding world. after getting her degree in physiology from dartmouth, jessica channeled her passion for science, weddings & creativity into creating snapdragons floral & event design in 2006, bringing her keen eye for color & design to couples throughout vermont. in 2011 her love of floral design crossed paths with her personal love story as she styled gorgeous blooms for her own vermont wedding. jessica’s PROCESS

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jessica began planning her dream wedding very soon after becoming engaged. she crafted many diy elements, drawing inspiration from her favorite wedding blogs & magazines & worked for months to create country-chic design accents.

unveiled [the couple] JESSICA + JACK both sixth-generation vermonters, jessica & jack had a “vermont vintage” look in mind for their wedding. they selected farminspired decor elements & opted for locally made favors.

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a wedding to get a jump on wrapping bouquets. however, on her own wedding day, she found her schedule filled with bridal tasks. despite feeling rushed, jessica was able to attend to every detail & ended up with picture-perfect flowers.

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JESSICA DELIGHTS IN CRAFTING beautifully personal, inspired BOUQUETS for her big day.

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belle epoque glamour comes to life with delicate details and high tide whimsy, inspired by a gilded age shipwreck. OPPOSITE, CLOCKWISE FROM TOP buried treasure comes in the form of an heirloom diamond and platinum ring; an eclectic assortment of sea-weathered bottles bear a message of welcome with hand-calligraphied escort cards; echoing the shape of a vintage fishermanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s net, this lo boheme headband sparkles with beads and rhinestones.

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siren song


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a perfect balance of boho brilliance & nostalgic charm capture the sunlight with gold and bronze tones. ethereal tiers of embroidered silk and a sultry sequined bodice make this fleur woods gown a tide-turner; emulate effervescent beach grass with a delicate gold and crystal hair vine by boutique de voileâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;a cluster of vintage-inspired hair pins and a re-purposed sweater collar complete the look. vintage earrings.

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unlock the mysteries of sea-inspired beauty with a duo of exquisitely crafted wax and porcelain hairpins; add something old to something new with earrings that mix sparkling crystals, luminous pearls and antique resin cabochons; both by miss allaneous. OPPOSITE: the sun-washed shades of summer echo in the blushing tones of this garden rose, ranunculus, and sweet pea bouquet, trailing a spill of silk ribbons and vintage lace, by dandeneau flowers.

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secrets of the sea & maritime curiosities live the life aquatic with these something bleu heels feathered with velvet and silk organza petals. OPPOSITE: plucked from a mermaidâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wedding, this sweet bouquet mixes seashells and sea glass-smooth baubles with seaweed-tinted succulents, ranunculus and barely blushing antiqued hydrangea, by dandeneau flowers. this page:

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prepare for a coastal fete with sea-spun diy projects, enlivened with festive touches. hop on a vintage beach cruiser, and savor summer’s warmth on spontaneous jaunts down the coast—happily ever after is just around the bend. OPPOSITE: a sweet and salty cake table, teaming with tantalizing curiosities, invites guests to sample a shore-inspired confection, by irene’s cakes by design.

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Kate + John

KATE & JOHN CHOSE the tRANQUIL TOWN OF MIDDLEBURY AS THEIR WEDDING DESTINATION BECAUSE IT MARKS THE PLACE WHERE THEIR LOVE STORY BEGAN. “WE FELL IN LOVE WITH THE TOWN, THE COMMUNITY & THE VERMONT WAY OF LIFE,” THE COUPLE SAYS.

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before the ring.

In a sweet love story befitting the true essence of Vermont culture, Kate Kerrigan and John Dawson have the locally beloved sport of hockey to thank for their first meeting. As luck would have it, John was Kate’s younger brother’s college hockey coach: “My sneaky little brother staged our first meeting at a Middlebury College football game during the last parents’ weekend of his college career. To be honest, I think he was going to miss his coach after he graduated, and thought that the potential set up with his sister might help,” Kate says, reflecting on her first encounter with her future husband. As it turns out, Kate’s brother had quite a knack for playing Cupid, because undeniable sparks flew that day in the crisp Vermont air. Soon enough, Kate and John were totally enamored with each other and were texting, chatting on the phone, and exploring the Middlebury area on dates. Three years later, Kate and John both felt the pull back to the idyllic Green Mountain state as they began to plan the wedding of their dreams in the same town where their love began.

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WHILE SETTING THE SCENE AGAINST A CLASSIC PALETTE OF NAVY & WHITE, KATE & JOHN ADORNED THEIR PLAYFULLY PREPPY RECEPTION WITH NATURAL TAN & BEIGE ACCENTS, SWEET HOMESPUN DETAILS & PLENTY OF PRETTY POLKA DOTS.

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the proposal. After dating for three years, Kate and John had planned a romantic winter getaway to the island of Nantucket, with elaborate visions of cozy strolls on the beach and relaxed, indulgent dinners out. However, the weather ended up boasting a record wind chill, which forced the couple to dispel any notions of a wild, romantic adventure and settle down with comforting bowls of leftover sweet potato soup by a crackling fire. Their ability to find romance in the stormiest of weather paid off—they left the island betrothed and more in love than ever. They later chose to serve sweet potato soup shooters at their wedding in honor of the food that led to their engagement.

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traditional for their heartfelt Catholic ceremony. In a nod to her family history, Kate carried her grandmother’s prayer book, which had been passed down through generations, and also had a delicate piece of her mother’s wedding dress woven into her bridal bouquet. A professional event coordinator herself, Kate left no detail unattended to. She chose a crisp and classic color palette of navy blue and white, juxtaposed with warm, homey accents of tans and browns. Charming, rustic details and bold pops of polka dots—John’s tie included—gave their reception a playful, yet sophisticated, touch.

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Erin + Michael

MESMERIZED BY THE RUSTIC CHARM, NATURAL BEAUTY & STUNNING VISTAS OF VERMONT, THE LOS ANGELES—BASED COUPLE CHOSE THE GREEN MOUNTAIN STATE FOR THEIR dreamy DESTINATION WEDDING.

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before the ring + proposal.

While Erin Westerman and Michael Disco share an alma mater and several mutual friends—they both attended Syracuse University but graduated four years apart—they didn’t actually meet until Erin serendipitously moved into the apartment next door to Michael’s in 2006. A friendship neighborly began with viewings of How I Met Your Mother, and quickly blossomed into an undeniable romantic connection when, according to Erin, Michael “found his mind” and plucked up the courage to officially ask Erin to be his girlfriend. After the couple had been going steady for several months, they treated themselves to a Garth Brooks concert, at which Michael confessed that he had a feeling the two would one day end up married. Erin was quick to dismiss his bold declaration as a result of the booming music and flowing libations. Little did she know, Michael was as serious as can be. Three years later, Michael arranged an exhilarating trip to Las Vegas to see Garth Brooks again. During the encore, Michael proved to Erin that he had meant what he said three years earlier: he dropped to one knee and asked her to be his wife.

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pale BLUE & GREY ACCENTS POPPED AGAINST THE COUPLE’S PEACHY PALETTE, WHILE HOMESPUN TOUCHES — THINK TWINE—WRAPPED MASON JARS & UNDERSTATED VOTIVE CANDLES — GAVE THE CELEBRATION A RELAXED & MAGICAL AIR OF SUMMER LOVE.

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the day. Erin and Michael wanted their wedding weekend to be a light,

joyful experience for their guests and family members. With Erin’s family in Chicago, and several friends from California, the couple chose summer in Vermont as the perfect time and place to bring everyone together. Choosing to have an outdoor wedding gave the nuptials a laid-back vibe, which in turn complemented the decidedly Green Mountain-worthy maple syrup fountain–complete with mini pancakes and waffles for dipping. To beat the muggy Vermont summer heat, Erin and Michael kept guests cool with a frosty Ben & Jerry’s cart at the reception, and ceremony programs that doubled as fans.

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the Design. Creating a playful mood for every aspect of their special day, the couple filled their reception with love, laughter, and fun by choosing to have individual dinner and dancing portions of the evening. “We decided to separate dinner and dancing areas so that we could create spaces that enhanced each part of our wedding,” the couple explains. After guests enjoyed a tasty dinner in the candlelit, water-view pond pavilion at the Equinox, the party moved to luxe, lounge-style tents. Erin and Michael chose an ethereal palette of peach and ivory for their flowers, and used comfy couches, rustic decor pieces, and homespun place cards to set the mood for a non-stop celebration late into the night.

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“every heart beats true when patriotic hues blend with a mix of eclectic details.”

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ABOVE left: top this: a sailor-style cake topper adds instant vintage charm to your celebration—see more heirloom treasures at vtvows.com; above right: wave hello to your guests with ribbon & wood veneer pennant flag place cards attached to old-fashioned hat pins [christaalexandra.com], hand-calligraphied by flourishes studio; center left: entice guests to step up to the plate by offering up delicate antique china dishes in an array of intricate, summery patterns; center right: stash sweet & salty takeaway treats for guests in kitschy vintage tins; opposite: a picnic-style dessert buffet invites guests to satisfy the sweet

tooth with a slice of cherry pie, made-from-scratch cupcakes, or their choice of strawberry shortcake fixings.

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just peachy

“orchard-fresh hues can be comfortably homespun or sweetly sophisticated.”

for your table : CROSS-STITCHED DIY TABLE NUMBERS >> << for dessert : aRTISAN MARSHMALLOWS IN JUICY FLAVORS

ABOVE left: miniature peach cobblers in quaint glass jars are picnic-perfect treats; above right: peppy poppies lure guests down the aisle in this cheerful invitation by checkerboard [inkinkpapers.com];a peach blossom adds capricious charm to a sparkling vintage clutch, [Diy details at vtvows.com]; center left: marshmallows are all grown up with gourmet peach flavors & pillow-soft texture, from mia mallows [miamallows.com]; center right: guests will feel sew welcome with charming hand-embroidered table numbers [Diy details at vtvows.com]; opposite: a fancifully scalloped ribbon & bold sugar tulips wrap up a three-tiered apricot, ginger & cardamom cake with a layer of pale peach fondant, by irene’s cakes by design [irenemaston.com].

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to read between the lines & add elegance to playful ABOVE LEFT: domino effect: a plaid woven silk bow tie takes center stage for a bold style statement that will knock you over [beautiesltd.com]; ABOVE RIGHT: a boutonniere flush with tiny nerine lilies, pitch black feathers & felt leaves gives your beau a dash of silent movie star panache. OPPOSITE: a secret garden of stark white nerine

lilies blooms beneath a clear glass cloche in white-washed antique bottles clustered on a classic monochromatic transfer-ware plate.

tote essentials in a lacy clutch [moynabags.com] << channel some flower power [katespade.com]

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>> use the friendly opposition of black patterns & monochromatic detailing.

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“channel the shades of the silver screen for a hint of old hollywood glamour.”

for your guests : the day’s details in black & white >> << for your table : get your kicks with road trip-ready table numbers

ABOVE left: black & white take a delicious detour as unexpected vessels spill with a bevy of black & white candy confections on

this film noir dessert table. kept fresh by a clear glass cloche, pint-sized white chocolate candy cakes, adorned with sweet bows & a sprinkle of sparkling sugar, top our ultimate black & white list [thelittlecandycake.com]; above right: aim for fun by pinning place cards to an old-fashioned dart board trimmed with striped ribbons, calligraphy by flourishes studio; center left: salvaged porcelain & enamel house numbers & license plates get a second life as cheeky table markers, [Diy details at vtvows.com]; center right: the prettiest way to coordinate your day: a fanciful accordion letterpress wedding program [cecinewyork.com]; opposite: take a bite out of black & white with this dramatic vanilla bean & white chocolate cake that becomes sculpturally chic with a stenciled applique & a hint of welcoming whimsy from blooming sugar anemones, by irene’s cakes by design [irenemaston.com].

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Photos: Cronin Hill, Jen Curtis

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above (clockwise from top left): vanilla bean creme brulee cake tempts guests with caramelized sugar embellishments; sweet summer air inspires stolen kisses; relive sunny days spent gathering wildflowers with a garden-fresh bouquet of roses & peonies; conjure childlike wonder by infusing your design with eclectic conversation pieces & refurbished curios; a quaint dessert table laden with summery delights provides a fanciful feast. opposite: tip the scales with pint-sized confections, like this sweet little number topped with sugared blackberries fresh off the vine.

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[1] flower girls frolic with sweet streamers, captured by curran photography; [2] a woodland-inspired cake glows with gilded sugar flowers & butterflies, by vermont sweet tooth; [3] local charm comes to life with kitschy illustrations on this save-the-date, by regas ny; [4] a perfectly pink bouquet of garden roses, ranunculus & peonies, by floral artistry; [5] newlyweds cross the bridge to happily ever after, captured by landwehrle photography; [6] alert guests to snuggly pashminas for cool summer evenings with a demure sign by christa alexandra designs; [7] beat the heat with playful fan programs; [8] chiffon blooms make a runway-to-aisle statement, captured by daria bishop photographers; [9] match your groom with your blooms by juxtaposing a vibrant vineyard vines tie with bouquets of peonies & garden roses.

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[photos: 1.curran photography 3.orchard cove 4.daria & andy bishop 5.landwehrle photography 6.orchard cove 7.polis photography 8.daria & andy bishop 9.barrie fisher]

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>> CHECK OUT THE LATEST TIPS, TRICKS & TRENDS in “i—do” FROM VERMONT’S SAVVIEST WEDDING PROFESSIONALS.

raise the bar

incorporate your theme & color palette into the look of your bar, advises

rick bellows of wunder bar. use unique props,

after a night of dancing, bid guests a flavorful farewell with yummy late-night snacks. a few of our favorite midnight munchies:

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specialty linens & colorful custom cocktails to create a unified look.

1. mini-grilled cheeses 2. a s’mores making station 3. pint-sized bags of fries

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inviting wee ones to your ceremony? keep them entertained with coloring books, stickers & snacks, recommends cori fine of babies to boomers.consider creating designated kids’ tables during the reception, too.

SWEET SECRET >>> “think beyond the cake stand when conceptualizing how to display your edible work of art. try re-purposed bushel baskets, or vintage dessert platters for an unexpected design element.”

~ michelle hines of the cakery vt.

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capture love at first look with a sweet trend that’s here to stay. a first look makes for a moment of alone time & fabulous photos, says

kathleen north porter of north photography. > check out page 48 for anna post’s snapshot

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“build inspiration boards on sites such as pinterest.com, so that you’re cohesive when choosing design elements.”

~ jessica lemieux of snapdragons floral & event design. PANTONE®

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help your guests beat the summer heat with a bevy of beverage selections. try ice water infused with refreshing cucumber & citrus flavors.

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He Said He’d Climb Mountains For You. This Year, Hold Him To It.

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Jay Peak Resort, located in the Northeast Kingdom of northern Vermont, is the perfect venue for something unforgettable. With activities ranging from indoor ice skating, tram rides and Championship Golf, to world class skiing and riding, spas and fitness centers and the largest indoor waterpark in northern New England, we’re the perfect backdrop for your special event. Bridal services, luxurious hotel and condominium lodging and multiple restaurants and dining options help provide the perfect solution for every event.

Photo by Kingdom Wedding Photography

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