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38 .......................talent spotlight wedding industry veterans

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vintage inspired gowns, accessories & decor

135 -178 ................Color Palette design & decorative complements

183 -216 file inspiring ideas—cakes, flowers & more


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220 -223 .......details directory more amazing wedding pros & products

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>> This fall & winter embrace your inner glamour & put your own spin on the vintage classic era.



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vermont vows, we have a thing for diy projects. re-purpose, restyle and reuse is here a motto we encourage—and a credo we ourselves wear proudly. the slow pace and organic purity of wintertime offer the perfect opportunity to take on fun diy projects and paint unique vintage treasures in a new light. dotted throughout “color palette” pages [135 - 178] you’ll find homespun diy creations you can use to put your own spin on your celebration and plan your wedding from the heart. ideas and inspiration abound in “style file” pages [183 - 216] where we’ve collected some of the best vermont weddings from seasons past. as the temperature drops this season, the night air becomes rich with the glitter of falling snow, and snowmen dot the yards of neighbors, we invite fall and winter couples to embrace a sense of vintage glamour that has withstood the test of time, romantic, all encompassing and grand—much like true love.



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as the weather turns, fur stoles and silk scarves re-emerge from closets and dresser drawers, evoking the accessories worn by the silver screen sirens of yesteryear. ruffles and lace adorn jackets and sweaters—impractical, pretty, and utterly sweet. wool coats and suede gloves prove that classic is forever. the brilliant colors of autumn set the tone for monochromatic shades, embellished with sumptuous splashes of color, and winter’s blanket of white acts as a veritable blank canvas for playful, animated hues. “cold spell ,” page [72] our special gown and design feature, tells a similar story, of chilly winter winds, warmed up with hints of color and old hollywood glamour brought to the forests of vermont. long winters are an invitation to play with the accessories of the season—scarves, hats, and mittens can be adorned with lace, ruffles, tulle, or whatever you fancy. flourishing imaginations bring about tables adorned with wool scarves page [75] or hand-knit hats embellished with crocheted flowers page [99].

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>> like the happy couples featured in our magazine, we too are lucky enough to work with some of vermont’s top wedding professionals. listed here are those who lent their time & talent to help create this issue. barrie f isher,

of barrie fisher photographers, creates images of incomparable artistry, a testament to her exceptional talent & skill []; with a wealth of experience & accolades, bryan yager, of beltrami studios, creates chic & artful images that perfectly capture the essence of romance []; cynthea hausman, owner of cynthea’s spa, is extraordinarily talented at helping brides feel their most beautiful []; lynda dandeneau, of dandeneau flowers, infuses outstanding floral arrangements with a sense of personal care & unwavering commitment to creative beauty []; daria bishop, of daria bishop photographers, channels her genuine passion for life, love & photography into stunning, joyful images []; jane eakin, of flourishes studio, truly sets the standard for immaculate bespoke calligraphy, turning letters & lines into works of art; ink. ink. fine stationery is sure to add creative flair to any custom invitations []; jennifer medler, owner of jm calligraphy, brings an undeniable flourish of grace to any wedding invitation []; laura macchia, of laura macchia invitation design, combines sweet textile designs with homespun charm to create invitations that are as imaginative as they are tasteful []; trish desranleau, of salon cruz, is well adept at providing brides with hair styles that complement their overall look & bridal aesthetic []; designer kate youlen, of that’s inviting!, crafts distinctly personal stationery & paper goods []; trent bailey, of trent bailey photography, wows with his unparalleled sense of beauty & design [].

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two of our state’s most beloved caterers have opened up shop. bevo introduced a new gastropub in colchester while spice of life opened ‘our house’ in winooski. [] []

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BEST BANDS / OWNER HANS JENNY: Hans Jenny knew he was destined for the music industry from a young age. A musician from the age of nine, Hans began as a cello player before transitioning to the guitar as a teen. It wasn’t long before he laid the first groundwork for Best Bands (then Roadshow Entertainment) in the 1970s, booking bands for nightclubs and smaller concert venues. When the nightclubs started to decline in the 1980s, Best Bands truly found its niche, serving couples seeking hip, fun, and energetic bands for weddings and special events.

It isn’t a surprise that Best Bands has flourished in recent decades. As Hans says, “A great band is truly one of the most critical elements of a wedding — music brings people together and creates an awesome wedding celebration.” As the band responsible for the largest block of time at a wedding, the bride and groom shouldn’t overlook its importance. Successfully booking musical talent for the last 35 years, Hans was definitely correct in his childhood prediction: he was destined to be involved in the music industry, indeed.

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>> JUST THE TICKET! STEP RIGHT UP, TAKE A CHANCE & DISCOVER A FESTIVE WORLD OF WEDDING INSPIRATION & DELIGHTS. amidst candy apples, cotton candy martinis, vintage carnival games & vermont’s most celebrated wedding talent, it’s safe to say that guests at the 2010 vermont wedding affair were privy to a boutique bridal event like no other.


proving that wedding planning can be as footloose & fancy free as a day at the fair, couples mingled with the region’s best wedding talent, attended captivating seminars on menu planning, budgeting & wedding etiquette & sampled complimentary sweets & treats. what’s more, proceeds from the event’s silent auction benefited the make a wish foundation & each bride received a fabulous luxury gift box after being pampered with a complimentary facial & pedicure. a fashion show featuring the latest trends in stunning couture gowns concluded the event, conducted atop a whimsical runway bursting with vintage carnival decor!


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cupcakes: my little cupcake [ / page 223] event rentals: Vermont Tent Company [ / inside back cover] lighting: Dark Star Lighting [ / Page 34] linens: the linen shop at occasions [ / Page 128] seminars: Dish [ / Page 7] NJOY Event Planning [ / Page 170] Emily Post Institute [ / Page 47] Shelburne Vineyard [ / Page 223] Floral Artistry [ / page 194] spa services: Cynthea's Spa [ / page 53] Salon Cruz [ / Page 44] staffing: Let's Pretend [ / Page 11] valet: Mountain Valet [ / Page 218] venue: shelburne farms [shelburne / Page 13]

the venue: vermont’s famous country charm meets upscale elegance at shelburne farms. enjoy tranquil views of lake champlain while taking in the excitement of the wedding affair.


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kick-start your planning & find fresh inspiration at the vermont wedding affair! below are a few of our favorite details of the day at the 2010 event — check out more details from past events @

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Traditionally, “something old” represents the bride’s family history; “something new” shows optimism for her new life; “something borrowed” represents good karma from a happily married family member; and “something blue” recalls the pre-Victorian fashion for blue as the preferred dress color, symbolizing purity. As for the sixpence, which symbolizes prosperity and good fortune, it was decimalized in 1970. Replicas can be found for sale on the internet, but given inflation you might consider a good old American quarter instead.

For years, showering the couple with rice was a symbol of good luck, but it turns out that rice is harmful to birds. A switch to birdseed had groundskeepers up in arms dealing with unwanted weeds in flower beds, and rose petals quickly become slippery and are hard to clean up. Today, clever brides arrange for streamers, flags, or bubbles and wands as cheering alternatives that don’t harm or create a mess.


“something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, a silver sixpence in her shoe…” custom says

a bride should have these items on her person on her wedding day. then there are all those tossing traditions—rice, the garter & the bouquet...

* anna


gives modern-day brides the scoop on old traditions.

This pre-marriage consultation with your future in-laws was the de rigueur first step of the marriage process in the days when the focus of a marriage had more to do with property than love. While today’s woman makes her own decisions about marriage, it is still a courtesy for the prospective groom to talk to both of her parents about his intent to marry.


Christian custom decreed that a groom not see his bride until she walked down the aisle. In Jewish tradition, a groom places his bride’s veil over her face before the ceremony—a reference to the story of Jacob, who mistakenly married the veiled Leah instead of her sister Rachel. Today, many couples arrange a photo-op before the ceremony to capture that “first look” moment when the groom sees his beautiful bride for the first time.

number five GARTER TOSS:

This tradition harkens back to the day when wedding guests would tear off pieces of a bride’s clothing as a souvenir. Though it’s been reduced to an ornamental garter in these modern times, the tradition of a groom removing his bride’s garter and tossing it to the singleton males is losing its appeal. If it’s on your wedding program, keep it in good taste.

number six BOUQUET TOSS:

The girl who catches the bouquet is destined to marry next, which can have more women running away than hoping to catch it. Still, this remains a “must do” for most brides. Nowadays, instead of tossing the whole bouquet, a mini or breakaway “tossing bouquet” is a clever substitute. Alternatively, leaving the whole “next to be married” scenario behind, the bride may present her bouquet to her mother, sister, or maid of honor.

whatever traditions you include—be sure each one means something to you & you’re not just fulfilling them for tradition’s sake.

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




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

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>> radiant sunshine & seaside luxury come together to make acqualina a stunning wedding destination. property perks: Built in 2006, the Acqualina Resort & Spa not only boasts a multitude of venue options, but also a stateof-the-art fitness center and two-story spa by ESPA, equipped with saunas, steam rooms, relaxation lounges, and outdoor spa pools—all designed to help the future bride and groom relax in preparation for the big day. To further pamper the lucky couple, Acqualina provides one of the resort’s one-bedroom oceanfront suites with a grand private terrace free of charge with a wedding of 50 or more guests. For more adventurous guests and couples, the resort offers some of Sunny Isles Beach’s outdoor attractions, including water sports, boating, fishing, and tennis.


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accommodations: The resort & spa's accommodations are simply extraordinary. Classic and luxurious decor mingles seamlessly with a variety of modern conveniences and amenities. Luxe fabrics, breathtaking views, flatscreen TVs and iPod docks are just a few of the perks guests can expect at Acqualina.

couples can say ‘ i do’ overlooking breathtaking ocean views, or in a relaxed poolside ceremony - whatever the choice, any wedding at acqualina resort & spa is sure to dazzle.

modern tranquility: For couples in search of a wedding location that offers guests the epitome of destination wedding perfection, the Acqualina Resort & Spa promises the answer to their quest. This Florida location helps brides and grooms create events that are both memorable for their beauty and relaxing for the bride and groom, as well as their guests. reception options: Couples can choose from several different venues for their special celebration. The rolling front lawn center boasts stunning ocean views, and is the ideal setting for a 200-person reception, while the larger great lawn is a suitably impressive spot for a 120-guest seated dinner. Both sites, as well as the front lawn north, provide strikingly elegant outdoor options for wedding celebrations—whether they’re intimate ceremonies or formal receptions. The mediterranean room’s adjoining, wrap-around oceanfront terrace blends the ease and formality of an indoor reception with the ambiance of the beach front location. More unconventional couples can set up cabana serving stations around Acqualina’s recreational pool for a relaxed, poolside reception.

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tropical palm trees & the calming sight of azure water set the scene for a rejuvenating wedding experience for any sun-loving couple & their lucky guestsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;whether catching some rays on the pool deck or sipping an exotic tropical concoction, fun is sure to be close at hand.

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>> alison ellis, owner of floral artistry, draws inspiration from couples to create flawless florals. when asked what she does for a living, alison ellis often says she makes dreams come true. while that may sound cliche, there is definite truth to it. after graduating from the university of vermont with a degree in plant & soil science & working in the floral industry for seven years, alison decided it was time to branch out on her own. she founded floral artistry with her husband, establishing a boutique floral design studio focused on creating high quality designs for vermont weddings. alison’s PROCESS

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for alison, a big part of the design process involves determining the couple’s overall vision. “my couples inspire my designs & each wedding is tailored to the specifics of the space / venue, season & personal taste of my clients,” she says.

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alison’s advice: At the beginning of the planning process, pick the most important details to you & focus on those first. This will help everything—your overall vision, style & budget—fall into place.

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to adapt, eager to provide casey & brett with their perfect wedding day despite the conditions. the weather did mean the couple did not get the beautifully decorated arbor they had originally dreamed up.

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Alison Ellis & co. deck the mantle with understated white blossoms & lush greenery.



Entertainment: The Amherst String Quartet & Shakedown / Favors: Jones Soda Co. / Hair & makeup: Indigo Salon / Hairpiece: Brides Head Revisited / Invitations: Paper Source / Jewelry: Penny & Lulu / Reception Site: The Ponds at Bolton Valley / Tuxedo: Men’s Wearhouse


Antique brooches set against cheery yellow ribbon add vintage charm to a bouquet.

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cold spell : this winterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tale

awaken the dormant bliss of winter with a collection of vintage-inspired bridal couture, decor & accessories that speaks of quiet winter beauty & indisputable charm.

photography Barrie Fisher, beltrami studios & daria bishop | hair salon cruz | makeup cynthea's spa

to get these vintage-inspired looks, check out our style guide on Page 99

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this page: A custom-tailored vintage wool school blazer, trimmed with fur embellishments and rosette brooches, warms up a short silk organza frock by Reverie. Team this combination with a tulle-trimmed fedora and French lace-up boots, designed by Cymbeline Paris, to complete a modern bridal ensemble.

Vintage place settings, mismatched china, and re-purposed treasures create a perfect storm of winter romance. Tulle, vintage linens, and a wool scarf act as a cozy table cap adorned with mounds of antiqued babyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s breath nestled in a sweater-wrapped vase; trim antique grain sacks with lace doilies to welcome guests to a dreamy, homespun wonderland.


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A collection of eclectic findings, like these antique pocket watches, lends an air of dignified masculinity to wedding day decor.

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Old-fashioned wardrobe staples, like this chocolate wool fedora and decadent fur stole, get a modern update with the addition of tulle and linen fabric flowers. A pocket watch cover trimmed with flirty antique feathers plays off the time tableau. Vintage ring.


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9 let it snow

complement your individual style with vintage & hand-crafted accessories. Decorate with stiffened doilies to evoke the lacy charm of snowflakes; make a diy fascinator with antique lace and soft fabric rosettes; in this regal gown, designed by Coren Moore, a dramatic silhouette, luxe silk flowers, and a tulle overlay reflect the dazzling details of the winter season.

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A bold and elegant statement piece, like this hand-made bespoke collar by jameyjane, adorned with layers of vintage lace, tulle, grosgrain ribbon, and rhinestones, is the perfect couture accent to any winter gown.


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this page & opposite: Charm away winterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s chill by pairing this beaded and appliqueed Claire Pettibone gown with a muff cover crafted from up-cycled wool sweaters and diy rosettes. Top things off with a vintage fur fascinator, trimmed with a whimsical lace flower and vintage treasures.

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Found treasures, like this antique camera, radiate old Hollywood glamour, especially when dressed up with a vintage sweater collar and opulent pearl and rhinestone trinkets.

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Evoking the glamour of another time, J.Crewâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s flowing silk chiffon gown, accented with a neckline of Czech crystals, reflects the whimsy of wintertime and the pristine beauty of newly-fallen snow. Vintage earrings.


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winter white comes in many shades, from softest ecru to sparkling silver, making even the palest tones pop.

this page (left to right): Seek out eclectic found objectsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;we chose diminutive goblets and antique shakersâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;and juxtapose them with antiqued babyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s breath in unique vessels; snuggle up in a custom lace, vintage fur, and crocheted linen capelet designed by jameyjane.

Adrift in glass, glitter, baubles, and white flocking powder, vintage house numbers get a new life as table markers.


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Winter fairy tales come to life in the folds of this ethereal Cymbeline Paris gown. An impeccable beaded bodice spills into an avalanche of sumptuous tulle. Warm it up with a cozy couture fur stole glimmering with homespun rosettes and a vintage rhinestone brooch.

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Create an enchanting arrangement with layers of shimmering antique brooches, buttons, and earrings, mixed with fabric and silk flowers. Spills of wool ribbon, tulle, and organza tie this icy bouquet together, designed by Dandeneau Flowers.


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A frothy skirt of ruched organza creates a romantic snow angel effect in this gown by Melissa Sweet. A custom hair ornament and jameyjane capelet add an air of warmth to this icy ensemble. Vintage earrings.

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This three-tiered, ribbon layered fondant cake is perched atop an antique milk can for an upscale country effect, designed by Ireneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cakes by Design. Delicate sugar flowers add a playful flourish that exudes the essence of the season.


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C winter warmth

use winterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s chill as an excuse to cuddle up with fun diy projects & re-imagined vintage treasures.

this page (left to right): A chunky J.Crew bracelet is reminiscent of sparkling ice crystals; doily snowflakes flutter among antique lace and wool ribbons for subtle seasonal decor; Cascades of delicate French tulle in this Claire Pettibone gown are mirrored in a voluminous veil, designed by jameyjane. opposite: A Victorian-inspired delicate lace shrug, designed by Miss Allaneous, beautifully frames this Claire Pettibone gown.

[photos (l to r): beltrami studios | daria bishop | barrie fisher]

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The homespun charm of this cableknit muff cover, emblazoned with rustic, diy fabric rosettes, contrasts elegantly with the exquisite luxury of the beaded bodice on this Cymbeline Paris gown.

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The elegance of calligraphy comes to the forefront in these delicate place cards by Flourishes Studio. Try vintage glass jars as sophisticated candy containers, set on feminine paper doily place mats.


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Vintage shoes spruced up with demure diy knit flowers and glamorous rhinestone buttons.

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As intricate and unique as a snowflake, this delectable candy necklace, made by Andieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Specialty Sweets, hints at the promise of springâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;and makes a fabulous gift for your bridesmaids.


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embrace winterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sugar-spun sweetness with an array of seasonal treats.

this page: Gourmet marshmallows masquerade as sweet, miniature blocks of snow, from Dream Puff; homemade gingerbread cookies in seasonal shapes are decked with delicate, frosty icing, from Sweetie Pies; antique jars full of airy meringues are a treat for both the taste buds and the eyes.

With granules as fine as fresh snow, Sugartree Maple Farmâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pure maple sugar sets the standard for winter sweetness.


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this page: In a nod to seasons past, re-purpose vintage lamp shades as graceful hangers for ornamental place cards, designed by JM Calligraphy. opposite: [1] A vintage apothecary jar serves as a charmingly eccentric container for heirloom silverware. [2] Shield yourself from winterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s harsh winds with an adorable wool cap, festively adorned with diy flowers and jeweled brooches. [3] The romance of a hand-written love note is emphasized by graceful calligraphy, designed by Sharon Morgera.

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>> Whether you DIY, upcycle, or scour vintage shops for your homespun touches, personal details are the ultimate sign your wedding was planned from the heart. For more tips, tricks & ideas for turning antique treasures & raw materials into unique wedding decorations, visit us online @ page



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GOWN: nepal/havana, by reverie BUY LOCAL: sewly yours [] BOOTS: cymbeline paris [] ACCESSORIES: vintage finds DIY TABLE CAP & CHAIR BACKS: project details @ TABLE ACCESSORIES: vintage finds page

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GOWN: josie, by coren moore [] COLLAR: jameyjane bridal [] DIY FASCINATOR & SNOWFLAKES: project details @ EARRINGS: vintage page









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CAPELET: jameyjane bridal [] DIY TABLE MARKER & DECOR: project details @ page

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GOWN: larissa, by claire pettibone SHRUG: chantilly claire, by miss alaneous BUY LOCAL: sewly yours [] BRACELET: j.crew []


GOWN: amelie, by j.crew [] BEJEWELED TRINKETS: vintage finds EARRINGS: vintage page



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GOWN: origami by claire pettibone BUY LOCAL: sewly yours [] DIY FASCINATOR & MUFF: project details @ page


GOWN: nastaran, by melissa sweet BUY LOCAL: sewly yours [] CAKE: irene's cakes by design []



GOWN: miyu, by cymbeline [] FUR STOLE: vintage Bouquet: project details @

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COOKIES: sweetie pies cakes & confections [] MAPLE SUGAR: sugartree maple farm [] MARSHMALLOWS: dream puff [] page




PLACE CARDS: jm calligraphy [] NOTE CARD: sharon morgera [] DIY HAT PIN: project details @ TABLEWARE & MAILBOX: vintage finds

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alicia + tony

Alicia grew up in Manchester & still had many friends & family there. it seemed like a natural choice for their destination wedding. the proposal. Several years later, the couple had plans to attend a jazz concert. It was a particularly gorgeous San Francisco day, and they took a cable car up the steep hill of California Street. Alicia thought they had arrived early to pick up tickets, but when they discovered the box office was closed, Tony suggested a walk around the labyrinth at Grace Cathedral, where the concert was taking place. They began to navigate the labyrinth, but it wasn’t long before Alicia glanced at Tony and found him on one knee. As Tony proposed, Alicia had no idea he had arranged for a friend to hide nearby, in order to capture the moment on film. the ceremony. Alicia and Tony were married outside, under an apple tree that inspired part of their decor—each guest’s place setting was marked with an apple picked from a nearby orchard Alicia had frequented as a child. Both the bride and groom recall as a favorite part of their day the moment when a streak of bright sunshine broke through the clouds as they said their vows. In true California fashion, the couple performed a wine ceremony at the wedding, using wine from a friend’s vineyard. To symbolize the blending of their families, the couple’s parents combined wine from two separate portions into a single glass.

before the ring. Alicia Williams and Tony Mindel like to say that they met on a “half blind date.” Both were at a concert at a small club in San Francisco when Alicia caught Tony’s eye. They had mutual friends at the event and Tony asked if they could introduce him, but Alicia left before they had the chance. Tony was determined to meet her—and managed to track down her email address through a friend. Soon after, he connected with her via email, and it wasn’t long before Alicia and Tony were officially a couple. featured wedding professionals

the reception. The reception was heartfelt, simple, and intimate. Tony brought the house down by singing Woody Guthrie’s “Someday, Some Morning, Sometime” to his new bride while a close friend accompanied him on the piano. The couple also enlisted the services of a Grateful Dead cover band—a choice Alicia’s parents were unsure of, until they found themselves on the dance floor for most of the evening. For much of Tony’s family, the celebration was extra special, since they were discovering Vermont for the first time. “Vermont, River Road Farm in particular, is the most magical place to be on a beautiful autumn weekend,” says Alicia.

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Chayah + Mike

The couple’s wedding destination was an easy choice. Mike had attended uvm & was a huge fan of nearby restaurant American Flatbread. Chayah had also spent a lot of time in Vermont & knew nothing could compare to the region’s natural beauty. waitsfield,vt 10.02.2010 dreamlove photography

before the ring.

Neither Chayah Lichtig nor Mike Crowley was looking for love when the two first met, but that’s exactly what they got—unwavering, unbelievable, true love. Mike had just moved from North Carolina to Boston, where Chayah was in graduate school. However, Chayah wasn’t overly fond of the city and was looking forward to a move to California the following year. Until then, she found herself wanting to pass some time during summer break and so joined Mike, who wanted to get out more, had done the same. Soon, they connected on the site and it wasn’t long before their first date. One date was all the couple needed to know they had found something special. “When Mike crashed his bike on the way home from our second date—he claims he was ‘a little distracted’ and not really paying attention to where he was going—and limped back to my house for Band-Aids and ice, we knew it was forever,” says Chayah.

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In the months leading up to the big day, Chayah & Mike made time for many DIY projects. The pair made fabric birds—all cut, sewn & stuffed by hand—& attached them to branches, which were hung from the rafters of the barn.

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the proposal. After just four and a half months, the pair had talked numerous times about getting married, and after six months, they found themselves engaged. When Mike asked her to join him on a hike, she was pretty sure she knew what was going to happen—and excitedly told all her friends. “That day, we went to brunch with friends. We were brainstorming where to go on this hike, and it was amusing to hear everyone’s suggestions, knowing they were all envisioning our engagement,” she says. Sure enough, when the couple reached the summit, Mike asked Chayah to be his wife.

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the day. Eager to make their wedding as meaningful as possible,

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the couple incorporated many personal elements, beginning with writing their own vows. “We really appreciated the chance to make our wedding be about our marriage and what matters to us, rather than it being the formality that needs to occur between our engagement and the party,” says Chayah. The overall decor reflected their vision of something earthy, natural, and in touch with their surroundings. Their floral design, mostly derived locally, was rich in deep red, gold, ivory, sage green, and hints of turquoise. The colors had originally been provoked by the fall foliage, which was all the inspiration Chayah and Mike really needed. They also went on many hunts for vintage plates, teacups, and saucers for the reception.

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Having spent many summers in Vermont with her family at Hedges Lake, Katherine knew the Equinox Resort was the perfect place for their wedding. “Every summer we would drive past the Equinox—a wedding was often taking place & I would always ask my father to stop so I could watch,” says Katherine. the proposal. Two years later, Katherine and Matt moved to Hong Kong together and realized they were both ready for the next step. One evening, Katherine arrived home to find Matt busy in the kitchen, preparing a lamb dinner. “Matt and I often have nice dinners at home, so I thought nothing of it,” she says. Finally, Matt headed into the kitchen to take the lamb out of the oven. “He came around the corner and asked me to grab the tray. I turned quickly to help him, and there he was on one knee, asking me to marry him,” says Katherine. Needless to say, the meal was instantly forgotten. a wedding weekend. The couple planned the entire wedding from

their home in Hong Kong—with some help, of course. Both were clear on their overall vision for the day, imagining something mature, sophisticated, and traditional. Once they had the right wedding professionals in place, the rest was easy. While the decor at Friday’s “barn party” was vibrant with bright purples, rustic farm tables, and shabby chic china, Saturday’s reception was elegant and understated, employing gray, slate, blue, and cream tones, with some metallic accents. Each table was set with formal gold china; striped linens added a splash of refinement. For the evening celebration, Katherine and Matt arranged for the entire room to be aglow with rosy candlelight. “It was important to us that the reception felt more like a fantastic dinner party than a wedding reception,” says the bride. BEFORE THE RING. During May of 2005, Katherine was with her brother, Neil, at P.J. Clarke's on New York City’s Upper East Side. She and Matt caught each other’s eye, and when Neil stepped out to make a call, Matt didn't hesitate to sidle up to Katherine to introduce himself. It was clear right away that they had chemistry—so much so that Matt asked Katherine if he could take her to dinner that very evening. “I explained I would need to take a rain check because I was spending time with my brother. However, Matt wasn’t taking no for an answer,” says Katherine. That evening, Matt took both Katherine and Neil out for a casual dinner. The following week, Matt and Katherine met for a “proper” first date, and the rest is history.

special touches. Personal details were important to the couple, who made sure to use the two sets of toasting glasses, passed down through Matt’s family for generations. Katherine also adorned her bouquet with her greatgrandmother’s rosary. Each of the guests was presented with a personalized gift—which included Vermont maple syrup.

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The celebration was rich in rustic homespun details. “I wanted Our wedding to be DIY, with homemade charm, vintage touches & hidden details everywhere you looked,” says the bride.

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before the ring.

Looking back, Courtney Zellmer and R.J. Donnelly can’t help but laugh about the circumstances behind their original meeting. Courtney, a New York City-based fashion designer, co-owned a women’s dress company with her cousin, Kathlin Argiro. One winter day, a friend, Erin, who works in PR, asked Courtney if she would act as stylist for Jen Schefft of The Bachelorette. Jen was getting ready to attend the official launch party of her book Better Single than Sorry. Originally, Courtney turned down the opportunity, but after some persuasion on Erin’s part, she agreed to help. Courtney came to the event, planning to make a quick appearance before dashing off to dinner. As fate would have it, R.J. was one of the five men present at the party—not surprisingly, the celebration of a book about being a single girl wasn’t a big draw for single guys. R.J. just so happened to be Erin’s tall, dark, and handsome cousin, and once Courtney was introduced, the two immediately hit it off. N O. 117

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after hitting the slopes of Sugarbush — The couple agreed it was the perfect place for their wedding. “We just wanted to share the amazing scenery, food & all that the Mad River Valley has to offer with everyone we love,” says Courtney.

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the proposal. Three years later, Courtney had marriage on her mind.

The couple had discussed tying the knot, however they had agreed to wait until after R.J.’s brother upcoming nuptials. “I agreed—though I couldn’t help but pop into antique ring shops with my mom in the meantime,” says Courtney. Little did she know that R.J. was popping into ring shops on his own. After he discovered the perfect 1920s Art Deco ring, he knew there was no way he could wait. R.J. took Courtney to New Jersey restaurant, Natirar, where he suggested they walk from the restaurant, located in the carriage house, to the nearby mansion as they waited for their table; it was there that he got down on one knee and asked Courtney to be his wife. “Of course my answer was ‘Yes’,” Courtney says.

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wedding to be diy, with homemade charm, vintage touches and hidden details everywhere you looked,” says the bride, now a wedding stylist herself at Courtney Donnelly Designs. Incorporating a color palette of gold, wheat, burlap, and metallic tones, she enlisted family and friends to help with almost everything involved—beginning with her couture wedding gown, which was handmade, from sketch to finish, by Courtney and her cousin Kathlin. She teamed up with her mother to create all of the bouquets and corsages for her entire wedding party. And she herself cut and spray painted hundreds of papier-mache stars that were sprinkled throughout the event.

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Though neither Sylvia nor Eric is originally from Vermont, both are familiar with its unique beauty & knew there was no better place for their wedding. the proposal. On Father’s Day 2011, Sylvia and Eric hosted a barbeque

for some friends. Sylvia thought it was a little strange that Eric was wearing a jacket despite the warm temperature but didn’t think too much of it. Towards the middle of the barbeque, Eric made a toast to fathers, in honor of the occasion. As he spoke, Sylvia casually turned to tend the grill, only to turn back around and see Eric on one knee. “He said he hoped to be a father one day and that this would make it one step closer,” says Sylvia, who laughs as she recalls how her hands were full of two slices of cheese and a spatula. “After several minutes of me screaming and crying with joy, I said 'yes'.” Eric opened his jacket to reveal a shirt with "Yes, Yes!" written on it. the design. To keep the day modern, bright, and cheerful, Sylvia embraced a color palette of vibrant green, yellow, and orange. “I wanted to use my favorite colors that also captured the feeling of summer,” she says. As a nod to Eric’s Jewish heritage, the couple was married under a chuppah consisting of a total of four branches: two from each side of the family. They also incorporated Sylvia’s Korean heritage by taking part in a Korean bowing ceremony, in which each donned traditional Korean attire.

before the ring. When a mutual friend of Sylvia Limm and Eric

Brown expressed interest in setting them up, both declined. Neither was going to be in Boston much longer: Eric was about to move to Los Angeles, and Sylvia was headed to New York. However, the pair couldn’t halt fate – soon after, they met for the first time despite their resistance and knew right away they were meant for each other. Two weeks later, they were living on opposite coasts. However, they couldn’t stay away for long. After nine months living apart, Sylvia joined Eric in California.

a wedding weekend. Since the majority of the guests traveled a considerable distance to attend the celebration, many guests were seeing Vermont for the first time. The bride and groom definitely liked the fact that their wedding was a weekend-long event. “We wanted our wedding on a long weekend so that everyone could enjoy our wedding and use it as an excuse to have a great getaway,” says Sylvia. Since they had the entire Stowehof Inn to themselves, wedding guests had a chance to relax, celebrate, and enjoy the Green Mountain State.

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Mandy + Andrew

Mandy always intended to be married in her hometown in Florida; however, as the couple began looking at venues, they couldn’t seem to find one that suited the atmosphere they were looking for. Then, they stumbled upon The Barn at Lang Farm.

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The last place Mandy Buigas expected to meet her future husband was on a blind date arranged by her mother, but true love works in funny ways. For weeks, Mandy’s mom and a family friend had tempted Mandy with a mystery man named Andrew Bokan, who they insisted would be just perfect for her. Every time they mentioned him, Mandy responded with a definite—and vehement—“No.” Eventually, Mandy decided to take matters into her own hands and onto Facebook, friending Andrew online. “I accepted Mandy’s friend request on a Wednesday, and on Saturday we were eating sushi and having drinks at an Irish pub,” remembers Andrew. “We never looked back.” Putting aside their initial reluctance to meet, the new couple rapidly made up for lost time, spending nearly every weekend together and emailing or talking on the phone almost every day throughout their busy weeks. “I think we both knew pretty quickly that this was it,” says Mandy.

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Mandy had a piece of her mom’s wedding day handkerchief, made by her grandmother, sewn into her wedding dress & they used Andrew’s grandparents’ cake topper, which the original couple had used more than 70 years before.


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the proposal. As summer of 2010 began, Andrew arranged a relaxing and romantic getaway to Nantucket—a location that holds a special place in the pair’s hearts, as it was the very first spot they vacationed together. Their first day on the island was dreary and foggy, which did not fit well with Andrew’s plan of a dazzling beach proposal. Unable to wait, Andrew relinquished his grand attempts, pulling Mandy out onto the beach, where, in the midst of the fog, he got down on one knee in the sand to ask her to be his wife.

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the details. As the couple began to make their wedding dreams come true, it became even more important to Mandy and Andrew to incorporate pieces of their family history and traditions. They decided to emphasize the important roles held by their family members by including pieces from their past in their wedding. Mandy had a piece of her mom’s wedding day handkerchief, made by her grandmother, sewn into her wedding dress, and they used Andrew’s grandparents’ cake topper, which the original couple had used more than 70 years before. “They both attended the wedding, and it felt like great luck to use the same cake topper as two people who have stayed together and in love for so long,” says Mandy. Both the bride and groom’s favorite elements came in the form of quintessential Vermont foods—Ben & Jerry’s ice cream for Mandy and Magic Hat #9 beer for Andrew.

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Melanie embraced a rustic, chic & Vermont-inspired theme for the wedding, beginning with Riverside Farm, a place for which she immediately felt a strong affinity. the proposal. Their shared love for adventure later played an even

larger role in their love story—six years after graduating, the pair headed back to Ithaca for a camping trip. It was then that Melanie and Bryan hiked to a nearby waterfall, and Bryan knew he wanted nothing more than to spend the rest of his life with Melanie. “He got down on one knee and said, ‘I never want to stop having adventures with you,’” says Melanie. Overwhelmed with excitement, Melanie could only cry tears of joy for several moments before accepting Bryan’s proposal. the design. Melanie embraced a rustic, chic, and Vermont-inspired

theme for the wedding, beginning with Riverside Farm, a place for which she immediately felt a strong affinity. “The reclaimed wood beams in the barn echoed the metalwork in my engagement ring,” she says. From there, Melanie extrapolated on the woodland theme as she worked to “transform the barn into a beautiful, lush forest, transporting the guests to my childhood walks in the Vermont mountains,” she explains. The autumn wedding highlighted the changing colors of the leaves with a palette of coral pinks and eggplant. the day. While the couple upheld some traditional wedding elements,

before the ring. The couple dated throughout their time at Cornell, learning to aid and push each other through the obstacles they faced. “On late nights I spent sewing clothes for fashion shows, he would bring me soup and coffee. On days before his finals, I would do the same,” says Melanie. Taking on adventures became the bedrock of their relationship. Over time, the pair became involved with rock climbing. “It was something that strengthened our relationship to the core,” says Melanie. “We used the time to work through challenges and encourage one another to be our best.” featured wedding professionals accomodations: Killington resort & Woodstock Inn [ / Page 18] & [ / Page 27] Cake & cupcakes: Cuisine Lucette [ / Page 71] catering: Let’s Pretend [ / Page 11] catering, event rentals & linens: Occasions Catering [ / Page 128] ice cream Catering: Ben & Jerry’s [ / Page 61] photography: Sabin Gratz [ / Page 29] reception site: riverside farm [ / Page 28]

such as placing Jordan almonds at each place setting, many of the aspects of Melanie and Bryan’s wedding were more personal. Upon arrival, each guest received a bag printed with a hand-drawn illustration by Melanie showing the couple under a tree. Bryan’s family welcomed guests to the celebration with a bonfire and barbecue dinner at the Red Barn at Riverside Farm, where a slideshow of the couple and Ben & Jerry’s ice cream were the highlights. During the ceremony, Melanie’s brother and sister sang a duet of e. e. cummings’ poem “I carry your heart with me.” Melanie’s mother carved fallen trees into cake displays for the dessert table. Aside from a heartfelt and emotional ceremony, the most significant moment for Melanie came when she caught her two nieces staring dreamily at the scene around them. “I realized I had made Vermont a magical place for them, too,” says Melanie.

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playtime! dress up your creative groom’s lapel with a quirky boutonniere made from a vintage silk flower & chiffon rosette. above right: tiny boxes of lake champlain chocolates tied up with baker’s twine & wrapped in icy blue waxed paper bid guests a sweet adieu []; a letterpress monogram, designed by zoe ink, dresses up a vintage tin chocolate box. opposite: the icing on the cake—a cascade of mint-kissed ribbons spill from an icy combination of freesia, queen anne’s lace, baby’s breath & blue hydrangea mixed with vintage fabric flowers.

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ABOVE left: a vintage clutch turns into a fashion statement with a little help from silk dupioni ribbon, a vintage doily & a bejeweled antique button; get diy details at; above right: top off your wedding gown with a whimsical vintage fascinator: this one mixes antique blooms with feathers, satin ribbon & a little birdcage veil; center left: the hands-down most sophisticated

way to add a hint of mint to your wedding celebration & stash your lipstick for post-kiss touch-ups: a little quilted clutch in a cool shade of green []; center right: encourage your groom to tie one on with a golf ball-dotted bow tie []; opposite: make a statement about lasting love: ruffled pale peonies spill from an antique enamel tin coffee pot beside a framed vintage marriage license.

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“whether your touches are quirky or sophisticated, sunlit hues make them hard to resist.”

sophisticated : a little ruffled clutch gets yellow fever >> << quirky : vintage salt & pepper shakers in full bloom


above left: create a sunny atmosphere by weaving your color palette into every element of your wedding—but keep the details subtle so

you don’t overwhelm your guests. tuck bright reminders in subtle places: soft yellow ribbons in a bridesmaid’s hair or a beaded sweater collar-turned-necklace are dainty details that hit just the right note; above right: warm up the chic way in a vintage yellow hat with a dramatic basket-weave brim, all dressed up with pretty little flowers & a bold feather; opposite: hand-crocheted & trimmed with cheerful ribbons, this crafty ring bearer’s pillow is the epitome of handmade wedding style—& an ideal way to show off a canary diamond engagement ring, like this one [].


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Battenkill Inn Bed Breakfast


The Battenkill Inn is an immaculately restored 1800â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s country inn that includes a post & beam barn that provides the most beautiful setting for your Vermont wedding.



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W ith a capacity of up to 350 guests, The Old Lantern, conveniently located between

Burlington and Middlebury, is a charming setting for receptions & ceremonies - the perfect place to create the memory of a lifetime. Our chef, Roland Gaujac, a graduate of the Grenoble Hotelry School in France, will be delighted to have you as our guest and will provide the perfect menu for your wedding celebration.

The Old Lantern Charlotte, VTVermont | 802.425.2120 | Charlotte, 802.425.2120

Thyme Tables Catering

We are known for our personalized attention, versatility, and commitment to local foods.

Day or night, casual or elegant - Jess can dress you for all of your memorable occasions.

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98 Church Street, Burlington, Vermont

802.660.4004 s

Catering & Event Planning 802.447.3896 |

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:

Ravishing registries.

Inspired invitations.

Now under one roof.

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5597 Shelburne Road, Shelburne Village 802.985.8732

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no. 1: antique teacups add charm to table settings; no. 2: channel sweet style with a diy fascinator of blushing taffeta ribbon & a dainty veil; no. 3: wooden chairs add a warm, rustic note to your reception; no. 4: vintage silk flowers let you embrace summerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s blooms even when the air is chilly; no. 5: trade candles for antique oil lamps to create an intimate glow.



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above left: vintage mr. & mrs. hand towels find new life as whimsical chair decorations for the bride & groom when they’re dressed up with a mix of knitted & chiffon ribbons. easy diy projects like this one are an ideal way to personalize your wedding decor; Above right: with a flouncy little tulle-trimmed bubble skirt, this vivacious peach sweetheart dress is perfect for dancing all night, from bhldn [].

[daria bishop]

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>> incorporate seasonal fruits & vegetables in warm shades of of whimsy & nod to the harvest season.

beet + blush to bring a welcome note ABOVE left: surprise guests with canned beets

â&#x20AC;&#x201D; an unexpected harvest-themed favor dressed up with cards, designed by that's inviting!; ABOVE RIGHT: blooming peonies in shades of pink & coral team up with beets & lemon leaf for a wreath thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s both rustic & sophisticated, designed by dandeneau flowers.

OPPOSITE: an old-fashioned bouquet of peonies,

ranunculus, roses & peach stock mixed with cut beets embraces all the shades of this blushing palette, designed by flowers in season.

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vibrant veggies add fresh flavor to any bouquet !

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“find just the right balance of city chic & country style.”


for you : a tiny bag packs a sophisticated punch for your table : blooms burst from a vintage china pitcher >>

above left: trim an antique car with a mishmash of beads, baubles, & thrift store finds; add wooden letters wrapped with crocheted doilies to make a unique celebratory statement; above right: mix, don’t match: plates in subtly different shades of beet & blush keep your table unified without veering into cookie cutter territory; center left: this irresistible ruby beaded clutch is just the right size to hold your wedding day essentials []; center right: turn on the charm by displaying brilliant flowers in a hodgepodge of thrifted pitchers & pots; opposite: smooth white fondant is the perfect base for a few standout decorations, including ribbons cut from a birdcage veil, ruffly fabric rosettes, a vintage doorknob & a monogrammed napkin trimmed with tulle & lace. the effect: the perfect homemade mix of kitsch & chic.

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earrings: faceted ruby discs dangle from thin ribbons of yellow gold for statement-making earrings []; heels: make a bold step in posh peep toes trimmed with feathers & sparkling stones []; invitations: hand-illustrated invitations offer endless personalization options & can be customized to match your palette, designed by that's inviting!; blush: essential for the blushing bride, a shimmery compact with a spectrum of rosy hues is a wedding day must-have []; bracelet: a mix of pearls, resin stones & satin ribbon gives new meaning to the idea of charm bracelets []; grooming: get energized for the big day with fruity, papaya passion punch shampoo & shower gel [].

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Environmentally award-winning venue featuring ballrooms with vaulted ceilings, a fireplace lounge & outdoor balconies.


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Spectacular views of the Green Mountains & Lake Champlain, perfect for receptions & rehearsal dinners. Experienced, detailed event planners. World-class caterer specializing in exceptional local food.

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Davis Center at the University of vermont

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Beautifully renovated historic Ira Allen Chapel with seating up to nine hundred for ceremonies.

Photo: Lucas deSousa

Providing luxury wedding transportation Providing luxury wedding transportation at affordable rates

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the elegance of your wedding.

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embrace your sweet side with this playful pastel palette

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no. 1: flowers made from vintage silks & fabrics get candy-coating from a spill of colorful ribbons; no. 2: thrifted books with candy-colored covers add vintage charmâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;stack them to elevate your centerpieces; no. 3: little candy dishes scattered throughout your reception satisfy the sweet tooth & play up the sweetness of your wedding day; no. 4: monochromatic florals, like these yellow garden roses, make a statement in a sea of color.




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sweet + sassy !


indulge your sweet tooth with sugary sweet shades of yellow, pink, green, purple & blue for a wedding palette that looks good enough to eat.


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above left: bring back the sweetness of summer love with colorful bridesmaids’ dresses, like ruby {yellow}, with four layers of tulle peeking out from a pineapple-tinted silk dress that’s just begging to strut its stuff on the dance floor, designed by coren moore []; Above right: bring on the bubbly in a flirty little limoncello dress—a classic shape reinvented in pineapple yellow lace, designed by tracy reese [].

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simply sweet

ABOVE left: eye-popping edges catch your guests’

attention in this invitation, designed by boatman geller, from ink. ink. fine stationery; ABOVE RIGHT: handmade sugar buttons make a crafty statement on a smooth white cake, from andie’s specialty sweets; OPPOSITE: handmade brooches turn into boutonniere works of art with a little diy savvy. mix & match them to dress up the lapels of your entire wedding party.

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[photos (l to r): daria bishop | beltrami studios]

sugar, spice everything

>> when you’re sugar coating the issue, even the littlest details can make a big impression. Create a sweet rainbow of colors inspired by & nice.

[beltrami studios]

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fall brooch in love boutonnieres with a mix ! of Diy minty details @ ribbons !


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for your table : brilliant blooms in vintage candy dishes for you : sparkly aqua earrings from oliphant design >>

“flower power! let your blooms inspire your creativity.”


above left: the sweetest little cluster of necklaces: designed by nest pretty things, the alice mixes tiny pastel flowers with vintage crystals for a one-of-a-kind look []; a quirky skeleton key-shaped candy strung on a silken ribbon & a candy cameo pendant, complete with edible gilt frame, both from andie’s specialty sweets []; above right: a colorful hat with a birdcage veil hits the sweet spot. scour antique shops & vintage boutiques to find your own one-of-a-kind chapeau; center left : colorful

vintage candy dishes are a delectable alternative to traditional vases—filled with a vivid mix of pastel blooms, they promise guests a sweet celebration, designed by flowers in season; center right: fulfill your need for a little sparkle with crystal flower earrings with a stunning aqua center []; opposite: a bountiful bouquet overflowing with multi-color ranunculus, peonies & vintage crochet flowers is a simple way to tie all of the colors of your palette together, designed by flowers in season.

[photos:barrie fisher]

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necklace: a shimmering chain of interwoven links culminates in a delicately rendered enamel & glass stone pendant for a necklace that’s both dainty & dramatic []; perfume: the light, airy scent of chanel’s coco mademoiselle will leave a hint of sweetness in your wake []; earrings: briar rose earrings with vintage crystals dripping from pale pink roses have a fairy tale charm that promises happy endings. []; decor: invoke childhood memories & delight guests of all ages with sweet treats at your reception, like this vintage gumball machine; grooming: sneak sugary sweets into your shower for a calorie-free taste of childhood—lather up with shower gel & shampoo in lime, strawberry & lemon salt water taffy []; heels: comfortable & dramatic, rose silk wedges make a bold statement that everything’s coming up rosy [].

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West Dover, Vermont

A Countryside with endless rolling hills, A wondrous stAr-filled night

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Make The Wedding of Your dreaMs, a realiTY.


the dAy you’ve wAited for your whole life, is here. 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.

Invite them to a celebration they’ll always remember, at The Hermitage.

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Red Clover Inn Restaurant & Tavern

Garrentee Photography


Vermont Country Wedding â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;˘ 802-775-2290

When you are looking for the ultimate romantic wedding, look no further than our classic Vermont inn. Whether your wedding is a small private event or grand reception, the Red Clover Inn can help. Our spacious interior and grounds can accommodate a ceremony, rehearsal dinner, or a cocktail reception for up to 150 people. With freshly renovated accommodations, guests can choose to stay on premise in any of our freshly renovated rooms. Enjoy panoramic views of Pico Mountain from our grounds.

[f lowers + cakes + photography + more ]

[trent bailey]

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[N . 1 bohemian Rhapsody] inspiration

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>> contrasting the homespun vibe of a dutch barn with luxurious table settings, glittering baubles & lush florals, trent bailey & co. transform a rustic venue into a bohemian wonderland.

above (clockwise from top left): the simple beauty of a classic dutch barn sets the mood; delicate goblets emblazoned with guestsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; names in flowery script; trent baileyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dream world inspires a romantic moment; conversing with guests over decadent tableware; a collection of glimmering trinkets shines against a rustic backdrop of hay bales.

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>> traditional finery mixed with mysterious glamour & hidden treasures is the perfect way to inspire a chic affair, full of free-spirited romance, regal details & an overwhelming sense of style.

above (clockwise from top left): an antique tray gets a modern twist as a diy slate board; add interactive fun to your own wedding by including props & trinkets for guests to pose with in photos; vibrant blossoms get dressed up with bold, striped ribbons; old-time accessories, like bow ties & suspenders, lend an air of handsome, vintage sophistication.

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big city glamour combined flawlessly with raw, natural charm was the overarching theme for this inspiration shoot, defying the notion that a barn wedding needs to be overly simple or dressed-down.

with striking florals, luxe table settings & reverence for the venueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rich history, the team proves that luxury is right at home anywhereâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;& any bride can apply the same chic sensibility when planning a wedding at any venue! Accessories: Gabriella New York [] Floral Design: Rountree Flowers [] Photography: Trent Bailey [] Styled By: Daughter of Design []

[photos: trent bailey]

Gowns: Gabriella New York [] Marchesa [] Samuelle Couture []

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great photographers make use of natureâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s elements in all their gloryâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;a quaint pond, iconic ridge line, quintessential fence & the pensive couple all in one stunning image, as captured by lucas desousa. N O. 188

[N . 2 feeling brisk] inspiration

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[clockwise from top left: daria & andy bishop | daria & andy bishop | polis photography | daria & andy bishop]

>> channel fallâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s crisp air by using a palette of muted colors to craft a cozy, cold-weather love story.

above (clockwise from top left): daria & andy bishop prove that candid moments can be both tender & visually-captivating;

eclectic floral elements, like eucalyptus pods & succulents, contrast beautifully with classic garden roses in this bouquet, designed by tara pollio floral-event design; shoe shots are a fun way to show off your special sense of style, as polis photography shows here; diy scalloped paper & twine place cards convey a simple but effective message of romance.

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Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s YOUR

DAY remembered FOREVER

Photos: Cronin Hill, Jen Curtis

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. 802.272.0698

802.282.9880 |

[N . 3 winter whites] inspiration

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[clockwise from left: 822 weddings | 822 weddings | daria & andy bishop | daria & andy bishop]

>> give the phrase “white wedding” new life by mixing fresh & frosty hues with subtle greens & neutrals.

above (clockwise from left): 822 weddings captures the ethereal beauty of this flowing gown; seasonal floral arrangements, designed by a schoolhouse garden, spill from mercury glass vessels & are complemented by rustic birch-wrapped votives, creating a winter woodland effect; a festive boutonniere, designed by blomma flicka flowers, is accented by snowberries & grosgrain ribbon; this blooming three-tiered spice cake, designed by fischer’s fancies, hints at the coming of spring.

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Celebrate Your Wedding family & friends

Photos {clockwise from top} Nathaniel Furlong, Curran Photography

with at our quintessential Vermont Country Inn.

Be... Enchanting, Stunning, Radiant...


Tara Lynn Bridal A picturesque Vermont village backdrop, delectable local food & first-class service in a beautiful historic inn guarantee you will have that

memorable storybook beginning.

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Tara Lynn captures the adventurous spirit of the bride in every custom wedding gown she creates. She will work with you to design a gown that is as one-of-akind as you are…that fits your body and your personality… a gown that also reflects and protects the natural elements of the earth…

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[N . 4 color cornucopia] inspiration

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[clockwise from top left: birke photography | daria & andy bishop | tyra bleek | sabin gratz | authentic eye | love buzz photo]


>> celebrate fall romance with bursts of autumn’s rich jewel tones & playful textures in your decor & design.

above (clockwise from top left): “american gothic” style romance is captured by birke photography; a berry, foliage & floral

boutonniere designed by blomma flicka flowers; rustic wooden signs are an easy diy element — more sign-inspiring ideas @; a claire l’esperance bouquet comes to life with bursts of burgundy dahlias & pink garden roses; elegant escort cards add a pop of color when displayed on a rustic antique ladder; this sleek, sugar flower-adorned cake, designed by dellveneri’s bakery, uses intricate icing to create autumnal vines.

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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.

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>> itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s easy to love the all-american romance that comes with apple pie, spiced cider & a classic VERMONT red barn.

above (clockwise from top left): illustrated place cards are a witty play on the ubiquitous mason jar; an antique cider

press serves as a spicy base for fresh apple cider cocktails; this cowgirl bride strikes a pose for barrie fisher; a homespun sign points the way to love in every direction.

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every venue is full of irresistible photo localesâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;walk through with your photographer to find special spots like this one at the inn at the round barn farm, where hendrickson photography captures a sweet moment. N O. 196

[N . 6 leaf peeping] inspiration

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[clockwise from left: orchard cove | sarah bastille | sabin gratz | andy duback]

>> let the stunning scenery inspire natural romance & say your vows beneath a canopy of multi-hued fall foliage.

above (clockwise from left): orchard cove photography captures heartfelt vignettes in the crisp fall air; jasper & prudenceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s twig & satin-wrapped bouquet epitomizes fall with a mix of pussy willow, garden roses & peonies; bring your favorite outdoor activities inside to inspire your decorâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;here, place cards hang from wooden oars; key lime french macaroons, from cuisine lucette, are a sophisticated sweet treat.

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STACEY HEDMAN fresh photography

David Seaver Photography

designer tedd Kapinos

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[N . 7 bright ideas]

[clockwise from top left: daria & andy bishop | 822 weddings | rodeo & co | daria & andy bishop | sabin gratz | daria & andy bishop]


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>> soak up the last rays of summer sunshine & take advantage of bright color combinations.

above (clockwise from top left): hydrangea & ranunculus juxtapose with sprigs of rosemary & mint in this fragrant bouquet, designed by silver toad design; a classic â&#x20AC;&#x153;crossing-the-thresholdâ&#x20AC;? shot, from 822 weddings; bring together natural elements to create heartfelt keepsakes, like this woodsy, diy ring pillow; diminutive sugar flowers spill from this tiered cuisine lucette cake; sabin gratz makes this gown image pop with colorful adirondack chairs; cupcakes with buttercream dollops, from a dozen eggs, serve as a decadent reception snack.

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Photos: Curtis Rhodes & Barrie Fisher 413 281 4987

Your own private cruise boat, offering elegance and charm throughout your wedding ceremony, reception or rehearsal dinner

With exclusive catering by

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fall in love with soft, ladylike shades of peach, cream, mauve & whiteâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;in this simply stunning bouquet of plum blossom, sandstorm roses, orchids & tuberose, designed by dandeneau flowers. [jocelyn filley]

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lovebuzzphoto Adam Frehm | 802.879.3380


Studio SB Photography

Studio SB Photography

Closed Circle Photography

Moonlight in Vermont

The Alerin Barn

[N . 8 golden glamour] inspiration

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[top: love buzz photo | bottom(l to r): carrie ann photography | daria & andy bishop]

>> embrace the golden warmth & vivid splendor of autumnal scenery & sunsets in your wedding palette.

above (clockwise from top): a vintage fur shrug gives a rugged edge to a romantic moment, captured by love buzz photo; use seasonal blossoms as a setting for photographing heirloom items; a bouquet of hydrangea, chocolate cosmos & fiddlehead ferns gets a homespun look with layers of burlap ribbon, designed by vermont country flowers; capture the sweet side of fall with diy couture cupcakes topped with peanut butter cups & nuts.

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make sure you don’t forget to enjoy your wedding day—take a moment to enjoy autumn’s glorious sunsets, or to catch a few relaxed moments between posed photos, as authentic eye photography captures this glowing couple doing. N O. 204

[N . 9 barn dance] inspiration

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[clockwise from top left: daria & andy bishop | barrie fisher | sabin gratz | christian arthur | cronin hill | lucas desousa]


>> iconic visuals â&#x20AC;&#x201D; like a bright red barn, old pick-ups & fiery Vermont fall foliage create one-of-a kind photo ops.

above (clockwise from top left): incorporate furry friends in photos, as daria & andy bishop do with this sweet shoe shot; a

hand-tied bouquet, designed by silver toad design, reflects the tones of an autumn sunset; infuse place cards with local charm by playing off license plate designs; christian arthur captures loving glances in the crisp fall air; falling fondant leaves on this buttercream cake bring leaf-peeping inside, designed by cuisine lucette; a schoolhouse garden gives a nod to the sentiment of the season with a bouquet of gerbera daisies, ranunculus & antique hydrangea.

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from easy to elegant bringing the garden to your wedding

802.865.0068 • burlington, vermont •

The Beauty of Simplicity in the Champlain Valley.

We specialize in exquisite, elegant weddings to make your special day unforgettable. From an outdoor ceremony overlooking the Green Mountains to a reception in our rustic barn for up to 150 people with a menu featuring local ingredients and a custom-designed cake, no detail is forgotten. We also offer rehearsal dinners and catering.

Restaurant, Inn & Dining New Haven, Vermont  802.453.6309

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>> purple is the perfect starting point for a color palette as rich & vibrant as autumn.

above (clockwise from top left): love buzz photo uses the autumnal elements as a natural backdrop for accessory photos; silky mousse topped with fresh blackberries, by cuisine lucette, brings seasonal flavor to a dessert menu; with its frosty hints of mint, this bouquet, designed by blue toad flowers, works for any wedding on the cusp between fall & winter; rough-hewn hay bales turn chic wrapped in jewel-toned linens; a bevy of diy bouquets made of fabric & tulle blossoms make for a poppy wedding palette of purples.

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Southern VT ’s Finest Small Hotel

Ph otos : Dar ia Bis hoP

elegant weddings

Vermont Weddings & Receptions: The Reluctant Panther We’ve been named one of America’s Top 10 Most Romantic Inns* and our fine dining has earned the praise “Manhattan quality”. For weddings up to 150 people, we offer custom packages that will exceed even your greatest expectations. For the ultimate wedding experience, book the entire inn and enjoy your own private estate. Whether you are planning a rehearsal dinner, bridesmaids’ luncheon, reception, after-party, ceremony, or simply comfortable accommodations for you, your family and friends — we’re here to handle every aspect of your wedding needs. *One of America’s Top 10 Most Romantic Inns for 2008 by American Historic Inns and iLoveInns.Com West Road, Manchester Village For Wedding Enquiries, call 802-362-2568

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[N . 11 peachy keen] inspiration

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[top: daria & andy bishop | bottom (l to r): rodeo & co | rodeo & co | 822 weddings]

>> pair a palette of soft peach with luxe burgundy for an elegant contrast, reminiscent of changing seasons.

above (clockwise from top left): blomma flicka flowers creates a floral balance by designing a light bridal bouquet of garden roses, dahlias & snowberries, framed by bridal party bouquets of dark peonies, dahlias & scabiosa; passionate, yet sweet, kissstealing momentsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;like this one caught by 822 weddingsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;make a sassy addition to any wedding album; vintage-style lift tickets act as place cards & pay homage to your favorite resort; lovely layers of peach-colored fondant blanket a maple pecan sponge cake, designed by delicate decadence.

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kitschy diy projects—like stringing soda cans onto a getaway car or painting a “just married” sign—are fun ways to bond with your wedding party & show how heartfelt your love is, as andy duback captures in this cute scene. N O. 210

[N . 12 preppy palette] inspiration

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[clockwise from top left: greg lamoureux | birke photography | rodeo & co | sabin gratz]

>> preppy pinks become rustically elegant when given a cold-weather makeover by mixing in Darker tones.

above (clockwise from top left): creative muse floral design combines chocolate fiddleheads & scabiosa pods for a mature but youthful bridal bouquet; vintage shutters display tree trunk slices that serve as woodsy frames for heirloom photos; rodeo & co shows how solo bridal shots can convey the emotion of your special day; vermont sweet toothâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s garden-inspired cake, complete with vibrant & realistic sugar flowers, is a reminder that it can always be summer in your heart (& on your taste buds); pink & mauve roses, give this bouquet a preppy punch, designed by a schoolhouse garden.

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custom designed menus

Cronin Hill Photography

where love is not limited to just one season...

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Putney, Vermont | 802.387.6513 |

Photos: David Seaver, Christopher David

elizabethan Fare Catering & event Planning

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

802.446.2077 |

[N . 13 pumpkin spice] inspiration

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[clockwise from top left: daria & andy bishop | north photography | hendrickson photography | 822 weddings]

>> donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be afraid to take a chance with bold hues & playful props in your late fall celebration.

above (clockwise from top left): this laid-back couple picks a peck of pumpkins for daria & andy bishop; a harvest-toned espresso buttercream & oreo crunch cake, from ireneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cakes by design, makes a bold visual statement; hendrickson photography captures the mischievous smiles of this happy couple; the handsome fall palette jumps out of this arrangement of chocolate cosmos, bold dahlias & garden roses, designed by blue toad flowers.

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echoing the rich hues of autumn, a striking hand-tied bouquet of calla lilies, peonies, roses, dahlias & edible nasturtium, designed by blomma flicka flowers, radiates fall romance. N O. 214

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>> find warmth in fallâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s natural palette of fiery reds, smoldering oranges & tawny yellows.

above (clockwise from top left): personalize simple favors with monograms & hand-written tags; this canoe doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t need to be in the water to act as a love boat, captured by hendrickson photography; the warmth of fall translates in a bouquet of dahlias, callas & roses, designed by flowers in season; graceful calligraphy from dear rose studio is the ultimate classy accent to rustic decor; work in seasonal favorites, like pumpkins, for photo props, as orchard cove photography does here; luscious maple flavors fill a buttercream three-tiered cake, designed by the cakery vt.

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>> let playful traditions & memories inspire a breezy, whimsical wedding with a mix of organic & diy details.

above (clockwise from top left): a hay wagon frames the wedding partyâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;a perfect country wedding photo op; playful puns & homespun signs set the mood for festive fun; dinner is served family-style in a barn gussied up with twinkling lanterns; a three-tiered sweet-&-salty cake gets dressed up with cheery blooms & sugared fruit; faye murphy catches a quiet getting ready moment; custom slate signs display the eveningâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s menu for guests; succulents, foliage, herbs & dahlias combine in this organic bouquet, designed by von trapp flowers.

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dress your four-legged friends up for the festivities with coordinating neckties for the boys or bows for the girls.

skip the cake-cutting fee & create a jovial atmosphere by serving cupcakes instead of a traditional wedding cake. guests can serve themselves & bond over yummy bites, recommends june banks of snaffle sweets.

“one of the simplest ways to maintain your budget is to limit the size of the guest list & wedding party. consider keeping the ceremony intimate to maximize your money.” ~ alison ellis of floral artistry.


if you want a dramatic wedding cake without the dramatic price, michelle hines, of the cakery vt, recommends adding styrofoam layers into your cake’s design. the faux layers create the impression of height & elegance without increasing your cost.

take advantage of the natural decor elements surrounding you to decorate your dessert station. michelle hines, of the cakery vt, suggests wooden crates, birch stumps, burlap table runners lined with floral arrangements & printed signs for rustic beauty.

“balance seasonal flair with your personal style by starting with your favorite colors, regardless of the season—then bring in seasonal touches with accent details,” says sarah jo willey of creative muse.

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802.433.1293 Annie has officiated 600 weddings with over thirteen years of Happy Beginnings. Her services include all of Vermont and New England, with weddings of two to five hundred guests. Each ceremony will be planned with Annie's unrivalled attention to detail. Call today to reserve your date.


Armstrong Handmade Papers specializes in creating extraordinary invitations for your wedding day. We pair our locally crafted handmade cotton papers together with 100% post-consumer envelopes. Please visit our website, join us on facebook, and make an appointment to visit our showroom.

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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.

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The Dorset Inn

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Located in a charming village surrounded by the Green Mountains and just outside of Manchester, we are an historic inn c1796 with private indoor and outdoor gathering areas, 25 newly appointed rooms, luxurious suites and a pampering day spa. Perfect for casual rehearsal dinners, lavish wedding receptions, intimate elopements, bridal showers, brunch or anything in between.

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.

Specializing in group child care and on call babysitters, we allow your guests to relax and enjoy themselves knowing that their children are having fun and are well-cared for in a nearby designated area. We can provide age appropriate activities, throw a theme par ty, or help you find children’s entertainment tailored to your event.

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Green Mountain Crafts, LLC



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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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.

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.

Gretel-Ann Fischer, culinary artist and proprietor of Fischer’s Fancies and Cupp’s, sculpts signature celebration cakes and more. Drawing from local fresh farms and select providers, we create memorable desserts for memorable occasions. We invite you to stop by or call to schedule a cake consultation and tasting.

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Convey the spirit of your wedding with a custom hand-painted wedding plate. Choose the simple design shown here, or work with me to create a more detailed depiction of the day highlighting your wedding venue, honeymoon, wedding party or your favo rite d o g . Celeb ratio n pie ces are also a meaningful gift for your parents and attendants.

Convey the warmth an d s t yle of your upcoming event and wow your guests 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.

At J us t We d din gs you inspire us to create arrangements to fit your style, setting and budget. We select th e b es t fro m lo cal growers an d gardens, and a network of carefully chosen national and international suppliers. Our personal attention to detail, artistry and flower quality will make your day "just beautiful".

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, an d 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. Enjoy our newly added private dining room for your rehearsal dinner.

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Laura Macchia creates lovely and unique wedding invitations designed with you in mind. A passion for beautiful design combined with your vision inspires one-of-a-kind invitations tailored to your special occasion as well as your budget.  Let's create an extraordinary  design for your memorable event.

When photographing your wedding my goal is to get beautiful p hoto grap hs while you and your guests have a great time. My photography will give you a blend of traditional and photojournalistic style images that will capture the beauty of your day and let you relive it again and again.  I look forward to photographing your wedding!

At M ix Cu p c a ke r i e, we u s e o n l y the best ingredients, including as much organic and local as possible. Our specialty is stuffed cupcakes with a traditional 8" cutting cake.  With a wide variety of fillings, frostings, and flavors to choose from, we're sure to create a fun, elegant, and delicious event!  

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.

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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.

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 or call for a free tasting appointment.

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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

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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.

We are a certified organic flower, herb, and vegetable farm in Bristol, Vermont. Come and stroll through our gardens and be inspired by the array of colors and choices all grown right here. We offer full service floral design or sell buckets of flowers for you to arrange yourself. Keep your wedding "truly Vermont" with local flowers at their peak of freshness.

Established in 2003, we offer a blend of journalistic and traditional styles specially tailored to your needs. More than anything, our aim is to document your unique day with images that are creative, timeless, and true, each photo perfectly capturing a love story in itself to culminate in a collection that accurately depicts the beauty of your wedding.

Shelb urne Vineyard of fers the perfect Vermont wine and a romantic setting for your special day. Located in historic Shelburne, our beautiful Tasting Room is an idyllic location for your intimate ceremony or rehearsal dinner ; or, plan your celebration outdoors in the vineyard followed by a tented reception among the vines.  

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Our goal is to create a delicious and unique work of art that will be the centerpie ce of yo ur celeb ratio n! 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.

We are dedicated to designin 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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802.263.9455 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!

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1824 House Inn & The Barn Door Restaurant Waitsfield 802.496.7555 p. 128 Capitol Plaza Hotel Montpelier 802.223.5252 p. 134

The Woodstock Inn & Resort Woodstock 877.584.2671 p. 27 Bar Service

Bevo Colchester 802.448.3230 p. 70

Green Mountain Inn Stowe 800.253.7302 p. 4

Fluid Bar Service Winooski 802.233.5928 p. 132

The Hermitage Inn West Dover 877.464.3511 p. 180

The Village Porch Bar & Bistro Rochester 802.767.3272 p. 128

Jay Peak Ski & Summer Resort Jay 802.988.2611 p. Inside Front Cover The Montgomery House Montgomery 802.326.3269 p. 222 Stowe Mountain Lodge Stowe 888.4.STOWE.VT p. 37 Stowe Mountain Resort Stowe 802.253.3666 p. 35 Tourterelle Restaurant & Inn New Haven 802.453.6309 p.206 Windham Hill Inn West Townshend 800.944.4080 p. 64

Wünder Bar & Company Grand Isle 802.372.8755 p. 180 Cakes & Cupcakes

Birchgrove Baking Montpelier 802.223.0200 p. 221 The Cakery VT Hyde Park 802.888.0866 p. 221 Cuisine Lucette East Wallingford 802.259.2645 p. 71 Cupp's Winooski 802.654.7069 p. 221 Delicate Decadence Barre 802.479.7948 p. 64

Harvest Market Stowe 802.253.3800 p. 155

Bevo Colchester 802.448.3230 p. 70

Irene’s Cakes by Design Ludlow 802.228.8654 p. 112

Cloud 9 Caterers South Burlington 802.655.7370 p. 3

Mix Cupcakerie Warren 802.349.7803 p. 222

Delicata Catering White River Junction 802.373.9255 p. 104

my little cupcake Essex Junction 802.872.7676 p. 223

Dish Shelburne 802.863.0547 p. 7

Snaffle Sweets Richmond 802.434.2400 p. 222

Elizabethan Fare Catering Putney 802.387.6513 p. 212

Vermont Cake Studio Waterbury Center 802.244.5151 p. 223

La Villa Bistro Shelburne 802.985.2596 p. 221

Vermont Sweet Tooth Stowe 802.249.2601 p. 223

Lago Trattoria Newport 802.334.8222 p. 144


Let’s Pretend Catering South Burlington 802.651.1081 p. 11

JM Calligraphy Burlington 802.734.6519 p. 221 Catering

American Flatbread At Lareau Farm Waitsfield 802.496.4949 p. 220 Ben & Jerry’s South Burlington 802.222.1665 p. 61

Occasions Catering Rochester 802.767.3272 p. 128 The Skinny Pancake Burlington 802.999.3873 p. 222 Spice of Life Catering Moretown 802.225.5902 p. 12

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Thyme Tables Catering & Event Planning Shaftsbury 802.447.3896 p. 157 Tourterelle Restaurant & Inn New Haven 802.453.6309 p. 206 Child care

Babies To Boomers Underhill 802.540.0433 p. 220 Day of Coordination

NJOY Event Planning Stowe 802.253.9498 p. 170 De stination Weddings

Acqualina Resort & Spa On The Beach Sunny Isles Beach, Florida 305.918.8000 p. 58 The Amee Farm Pittsfield 802.282.9880 p. 190 The Battenkill Inn Manchester 802.362.4213 p. 155 Echo Lake Inn Ludlow 802.228.8602 p. 100 Fox Chair Mountain Farm Chester 802.875.1790 p. 158

Grand Isle Lake House Grand Isle 802.372.5024 p. 21 Green Mountain Inn Stowe 800.253.7302 p. 4 The Hermitage Inn West Dover 877.464.3511 p. 180 Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home Manchester 802.367.1144 p. 55 Honora Winery & Vineyard Jacksonville 802.368.2233 p. 194 Mad River Association of Wedding Professionals Waitsfield 800.82.VISIT p. 145 Middlebury Inn Middlebury 802.388.4961 p. 179 The Mountain Top Inn & Resort Chittenden 802.483.2311 p. 33 Okemo Mountain Resort Ludlow 800.78.OKEMO p. 146 The Pitcher Inn Warren 802.496.6350 p. 17

The Quechee Club Quechee 802.299.2190 p. 52 The Reluctant Panther Manchester 802.362.2568 p. 208 Riverside Farm Pittsfield 802.746.8822 p. 28 Southern Vermont Arts Center Manchester 802.362.1405 p. 102 The Stables at Pigeon Hill Farm East Berkshire 802.933.2719 p. 65 Stowe Mountain Lodge Stowe 888.4.STOWE.VT p. 37 Stowe Mountain Resort Stowe 802.253.3666 p. 35 Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Spa Stowe 800.253.2232 p. 45 Stratton Mountain Resort Stratton 800.STRATTON p. 40 Waybury Inn East Middlebury 800.348.1810 p. 67

The Woodstock Inn & Resort Woodstock 877.457.1100 p. 27

Vermont Photobooth Company Burlington 802.735.1458 p. 103

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Vermont Tent Company South Burlington 800.696.8368 p. Inside Back Cover

Blomma Flicka Flowers Greensboro 802.533.2158 p. 208

Weddings Tents & Events Waitsfield 888.898.3839

Creative Muse Floral Design Enosburg Falls 800.639.4180 p. 108

Best Bands Hinesburg 800.639.6380 p. 181 Peak Entertainment Stowe 802.888.6978 p. 69 Event Rentals & Linens

Celebration Rentals Brandon 802.247.0002 p. 61 Dark Star Lighting Hinesburg 877.DRK.STAR p. 34 Dundon Plumbing & Heating Orwell 802.948.2082 p. 218 The Linen Shop at Occasions Rochester 802.767.3272 p. 128 Northern Vermont Tent Rental Newport 802.744.6502

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Green Mountain Crafts Burlington 802.489.0669

p. 220 Lake Champlain Chocolates Burlington 800.465.5909

Sperry Tents Waitsfield 802.279.2646 p. 41

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Dandeneau Flowers Stowe 802.296.1373


Perennial Studio Danby 802.293.2000 p. 146 Silver Toad Design Essex 802.878.7350 p. 143 Snapdragons Floral & Event Design South Burlington 802.272.8277 p. 222 StrayCat Flower Farm Burlington 802.865.0068 p. 206

p. 65 Pieces of Vermont Jackonsville 800.507.7721

p. 120 Sweetie Pies, Cookies & Confections Weathersfield 802.263.9455 p. 223

Flowers in Season South Hero 802.497.0570 p. 16

Vermont Country Flowers Springfield 802.376.3366 p. 103

From Mariaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Garden Stowe 802.345.3698 p. 220

Gowns & Formalwear

Tipped Cow Cookie Company Georgia 802.524.4243 p. 223 Vermont Brownie Company South Hero 802.450.BAKE

p. 67 Vermont Photobooth Company Burlington 802.735.1458 p. 103

Jasper & Prudence Floral Weathersfield 802.263.9397 p. 198 Just Weddings Charlotte 802.425.2955 p. 221 New Leaf Organics Bristol 802.453.6160 p. 223 The Painted Tulip Waterbury Center 802.279.4371 p. 124

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Cyntheaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Spa Burlington 802.238.7524 p. 53 Make-up Artist Etc. Williston 802.878.1236 p. 36 Salon Cruz Burlington 802.861.2789 p. 44 Stacy Hunter - Makeup Artist On Location Dorset 802.362.2496

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Floral Artistry Jericho 802.899.1490 p. 194

Tara Pollio Floral Event Design South Londonderry 802.824.3415 p. 56

p. 181 Rain or Shine Tent & Events Randolph 802.728.3630 p. Back Cover

A Schoolhouse Garden Waitsfield 802.496.6928


Armstrong Handmade Papers East Topsham 802.439.6921

p. 220 The Emily Post Institute Burlington 800.444.4090 p. 47

Fiori Bridal Boutique Essex Junction 802.872.9663 p. 168

Ink. Ink. Fine Stationery Shelburne 802.985.8732 p. 158

Jess Boutique Burlington 802.660.4004 p. 157

Laura Macchia Invitation Design Montpelier 802.279.4063 p. 222

Sewly Yours & Once Upon A Bride Burlington 802.660.9003 p. 101 Tara Lynn Sutton 802.745.8042 p. 192

Thats Inviting! Colchester 802.318.3125 p. 112

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After Midnight Jewelers South Burlington 802.862.3608

Birke Photography Waitsfield 802.355.1344 p. 116

Bonnie Mabel Designs Hydeville 802.265.4002

Christian Arthur Photography Huntington 802.373.3994

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Jacob Albee Designs Burlington 802.540.0401 p. 68

Curran Photography Waitsfield 802.496.4603 p. 100

Perrywinkleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Fine Jewelry Burlington 888.889.0017 p. 60

Daria Bishop Photographers Williston 802.872.7842 p. 23


David Seaver Photography Burlington 802.355.3728 p. 156

Vermont Photobooth Company Burlington 802.735.1458 p. 103 Photography

822 Weddings Waitsfield 802.496.7778 p. 179 Andy Duback Photography Williston 802.238.0392 p. 31 Barrie Fisher Photographers Waitsfield 802.496.5215 p. 5 Beltrami Studios South Burlington 802.863.6223 p. 8

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Photobooth Planet Essex Junction 802.598.3940 p. 170

Lauren Stagnitti Photography Stowe 802.888.5433

Eve Event Photography Burlington 585.797.8620 p. 220 Hendrickson Photography Weddings Waitsfield 802.881.8371 hendricksonphotography p. 15 Jennifer Mardus Photography Pownal 413.281.4987 p. 200 Karen Pike Photography Burlington 802.233.7982 p. 25 Landwehrle Photography Stowe 802.253.8831 p. 134

1824 House Inn & The Barn Door Restaurant Waitsfield 802.496.7555 p. 128

Love Buzz Photo - Adam Frehm Colchester 802.879.3380 p. 202

The Alerin Barn St. Johnsbury 802.748.3417 p. 202

Lucas deSousa Photography Jericho 802.272.0698 p. 190

All Souls Interfaith Gathering Shelburne 802.985.3819 p. 51

North Photography Richmond 802.435.0224 p. 167

The Barn at Boyden Farm Cambridge 802.598.5509 p. 124

Polis Photography Manchester 802.733.5413 p. 32

The Barn at Lang Farm Essex Junction 802.316.1210 p. 108

Rodeo & Co. Photography Wells River 802.222.7165 p. 223

The Battenkill Inn Manchester 802.362.4213 p. 155

Sabin Gratz Photography Winooski 802.598.0068 p. 29

Burlington City Arts Burlington 802.865.5849 p. 68

Saint Phalle Photography Johnson 800.781.0255 p. 57

Capitol Plaza Hotel Montpelier 802.223.5252 p. 134

Spencer Leonard Photography Warren 802.917.1509 p. 19

Castle Hill Resort & Spa Ludlow 802.226.7361 p. 39

Stacey Hedman Photography Dorset 802.787.1059 p.198

Crisanver House Shrewsbury 802.492.3589 p. 144

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Davis Center at The University of Vermont Burlington 802.656.5665 p. 168 The Dorset Inn Dorset 802.867.5500 p. 220

Inn at Mountain View Farm East Burke 802.626.9924 p. 143 Inn at the Round Barn Farm Waitsfield 802.496.2276 p. 9

ECHO Lake Aquarium & Science Center Burlington 877.324.6386 p. 133

Jay Peak Ski & Summer Resort Jay 802.327.2197

The Equinox, A Luxy Collection Golf Resort & Spa Manchester 800.362.4740 p. 104

Killington Grand Resort Hotel, Spa & Conference Center Killington 888.64.GRAND p. 18

Grand Isle Lake House Grand Isle 802.372.5024 p. 21

Lake Champlain Cruises Burlington 802.864.9669

Green Mountain Inn Stowe 800.253.7302 p. 4

Lake Morey Resort Fairlee 800.423.1211 p. 48

Hawk Inn & Mountain Resort Plymouth 802.672.3811 p. 169

The Mountain Top Inn & Resort Chittenden 802.483.2311

The Hermitage Inn West Dover 877.464.3511 p. 180

The Old Lantern Charlotte 802.425.2120 p. 156

Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home Manchester 802.367.1144 p. 55

The Old Tavern at Grafton Grafton 800.843.1801 p. 192

Honora Winery & Vineyard Jacksonville 802.368.2233 p. 194

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The Quechee Club Quechee 802.299.2190 p. 52

The Quechee Inn at Marshland Farm Quechee 800.235.3133 p. 70 The Red Clover Inn & Restaurant Mendon 802.775.2290 p. 182 Shelburne Farms Shelburne 802.985.0405 p. 13 Shelburne Museum Shelburne 802.985.3346 p. 101 Sheraton Burlington Hotel Burlington 802.865.6620 p. 167 Stowe Mountain Lodge Stowe 888.4.STOWE.VT

Sugarbush Resort Warren 800.53.SUGAR p. 132

Capitol Plaza Hotel Montpelier 802.223.5252 p. 134

Topnotch Resort & Spa Stowe 802.253.8585 p. 60

Davis Center at The University of Vermont Burlington 802.656.5665 p. 168

Trapp Family Lodge Stowe 800.826.7000 p. 2 Vermont National Country Club South Burlington 802.264.9428 p. 69 Waybury Inn East Middlebury 800.348.1810 p.67 West Monitor Barn Richmond 802.434.3969 p. 145

p. 37 Stowe Mountain Resort Stowe 802.253.3666 p. 35 Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Spa Stowe 800.253.2232 p. 45 Stowehof Inn Stowe 802.253.9722 p. 120 Stratton Mountain Resort Stratton 800.STRATTON p. 40

White Rocks Inn Wallingford 802.446.2077 p. 212 The Woodstock Inn & Resort Woodstock 877.584.2671 p. 27 Rehearsal Dinners

1824 House Inn & The Barn Door Restaurant Waitsfield 802.496.7555 p. 128 Burlington Country Club Burlington 802.864.4683

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ECHO Lake Aquarium & Science Center Burlington 877.324.6386 p. 133 Green Mountain Inn Stowe 800.253.7302 p. 4 Harvest Market Stowe 802.253.3800 p. 155 The Hermitage Inn West Dover 877.464.3511 p. 180 Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home Manchester 802.367.1144 p. 55 The Pitcher Inn Warren 802.496.6350 p. 17 The Quechee Club Quechee 802.299.2190 p. 52 The Reluctant Panther Manchester 802.362.2568 p. 208

Stowe Mountain Lodge Stowe 888.4.STOWE.VT

p. 37 Stowe Mountain Resort Stowe 802.253.3666 p. 35 Tourterelle Restaurant & Inn New Haven 802.453.6309 p. 206 Vermont National Country Club South Burlington 802.264.9428 p. 69 The Woodstock Inn & Resort Woodstock 877.584.2671 p. 27

Stowe Mountain Resort Stowe 802.253.3666 p. 35

Missing Piece Events Burlington 802.399.5138 p. 102

Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Spa Stowe 800.253.2232 p. 45

NJOY Event Planning Stowe 802.253.9498 p. 170 Wedding De sign


Ethan Allen Coachworks Williston 802.862.1924 p. 169

Travel & Honeymoon

Wedding Officiant

The Pitcher Inn Warren 802.496.6350 p. 17

Annie Alexander Kramer... The Parsonne-The Vermont Wedding Officiant Williamstown 802.433.1293 p. 220


822 Weddings Waitsfield 802.496.7778 p. 179

Vermont Wedding Affair Shelburne 802.879.9255 p. 54


Spa Service s

Honora Winery & Vineyard Jacksonville 802.368.2233 p. 194

Acqualina Resort & Spa On The Beach Sunny Isles Beach, Florida 305.918.8000 p. 58

Shelburne Vineyard Shelburne 802.985.8222 p. 223

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p. 116 Tara Pollio Floral Event Design South Londonderry 802.824.3415 p. 56

The Emily Post Institute Burlington 800.444.4090 p. 47

Stowe Mountain Lodge Stowe 888.4.STOWE.VT

Mountain Valet Statewide 866.88.VALET p. 218

Related Service s

Cyntheaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Spa Burlington 802.238.7524 p. 53

A Schoolhouse Garden Waitsfield 802.496.6928

Wedding Coordination

Belinda Norris Events Warren 802.496.9305 p. 182

Wedding Registry & Gifts

Arabesque Shelburne 802.985.8732 p. 158 Artisans Hand Craft Gallery Montpelier 802.229.9492 p.219 jennie blue Jamaica Village 802.874.4266 p. 221 Telescopes of Vermont/ Bird Bath Sundial Norwich 617.292.5155 p. 49

[ pencil it in!] NOTES

>> see something inspiring in this issue you want to remember for your wedding day? jot it down here!


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Vermont Vows Magazine | FW 2011  

Vermont Vows Magazine Fall/Winter 2011 Issue

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