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

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


An idyllic Vermont mountain setting, as memorable as your special day

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fresh vermont style

design & decorative complements awe-inspiring ideas - dĂŠcor & f lowers {Seaworthy Setting} a nautical road trip to maine {Style File II} distinctively delicious - cakes & treats {color Palette} {Style file I}

inspiring vermont weddings

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Emily Robinson & Adam Davis

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Emily Blistein & Drew Palcsik

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Heather Kelly & Patrick McCloskey

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Julia hasz & Spiro Koulouris

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Mikilena Greusel & Matthew Hall

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Always faithful

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tips + advice

advice from anna post 40 behind the scenes with silver toad f loral design 92 {wedding weekends} dream getaways far & near 207 & 211 {made in Vermont} what to buy 219 {etiquette} {unveiled}

additional resources

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advertiser directory

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wedding day colors No. 139 {runway-ready}

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Editor in Chief: Krista Washburn Senior Designer: Michele Frye Marketing & Sales Director: Caroline Smith Copy Editor: Ian Wheeler-Nicholson Office Manager: Sally Washburn Display Advertising Designer: Peter Mailloux Account Executive: Judy Robinson Marketing Coordinator: Jana Devereaux Editorial Coordinator: Lauren Foley Event & Photoshoot Coordinator: Nina Burdett Printing: Villanti & Sons, Printers Production: Shawn Herrity Contributing Photographers: Barrie Fisher, Beltrami Studios, Daria Bishop, David Seaver Fashion Coordination Intern: Lauren Braunegg Design Interns: Almir Cibra, John Haynes, Maayan Wexler Marketing Interns: Emily MacKenzie, Megan Somers, Pam Wheeler Special Support: Alison Bucholz-Ellis, Austin Family, Baked Beads, Barrie Fisher, Brock Baker, Chad Shepard, Charlie Barsalow, Christy & Brian Beltrami, Cynthea Wight Hausman, Daria Bishop, Dark Star Lighting, Green Mountain Floral Supply, Harry Washburn, Irene Beshaw, Irene Maston, John Crabbe Jr., John Scheer, Katey Gordon, Kate Villa, Lynda Dandeneau, Marion Abrams, Matthew Smith, Nick Tompkins, Patrick Moreau, Rachelle Howard, Riann Washburn, Robert Devereaux, Sarah Crowley, Tina Devereaux, Tommy McNeill, Zack Smith, ...and Rocco Editorial & Advertising Offices Vermont Vows PO Box 8076 Essex, VT 05451 Tel 802.879.9255 Fax 802.419.5344 vtvows.com | aweddingaffair.com info@vermontvows.com

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editor's note issue no. 13 {from the publisher}

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be to country or sweetheart, is rooted in pure, unwavering love, and is ever—present in today's wedding industry. There is just something about the fall and winter that exudes a feeling of togetherness. Maybe it’s the holidays, maybe it’s the desire for warmth, but during this time, I just crave connection with those I love. It is during this time that my heart aches the most for all the brave men and women in our armed forces who are away from those that mean everything to them. Here at Vermont Vows, we are often lucky enough to witness not only fabulous nuptials but also true love — an illuminating, amazing, remarkable type of love that is impossible to miss in photos from a couple’s wedding day. For some couples, even when their lives have been disrupted by war and they live thousands of miles apart, or for those who have lost a loved one, this kind of love never fades. True love endures; it perseveres and carries on. My own grandfather, Clifford Austin, is a World War II veteran, and the inspiration for our vintage-chic “Always Faithful” gown shoot at Patriots Point in South Carolina (page 97). As a young man, he left his family to join the armed forces, fought in the Battle of the Bulge, and was held as a prisoner of war for many months. Our collection of stunning bridal couture is dedicated to his legacy, as well as the many men and women currently serving in the military, and others that have tragically lost their lives. It is my hope that this season, brides will remember what weddings are all about. Get back to basics by using vintage and antique elements throughout your celebration. We’ve included amazing DIY décor (page 177) that can add a truly personal element to any celebration, and our pick-your-palette ideas are sure to result in fun and fresh inspiration. Far from ever looking dated, photos from your vintage-inspired wedding will retain a timeless elegance that will be as everlasting as your devotion to one another. More important, remember what your wedding day is all about: a celebration of love. Spend a few moments this fall and winter just taking in the vibrant foliage, letting soft snowflakes kiss your cheeks, and keeping those you love close to your heart, no matter how far away they might be.

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

Just like the happy couples in our magazine, we are lucky enough to work with fantastically talented wedding professionals. here are some

who helped us create this issue! Christy Beltrami-Yager and Bryan Yager, co-owners of Beltrami Studios, have more than 60 years of combined studio-photography experience. The most award-winning studio in New England, Beltrami offers exceptional portraits and wedding snapshots. Freelance makeup artist Ashley Brook Perryman is based in Charleston, South Carolina. Her focus and drive led her to help create and direct the first hair and makeup tent at Charleston Fashion Week. Alison Ellis, owner of Floral Artistry, has over 15 years of experience designing and creating lavish floral arrangements, and ensures each arrangement is picture-perfect for the big day. Husband and wife photography team Dennis and Ellen Curran of Curran Photography have been wedding photographers in Vermont for more than 30 years. The duo are experts at lighting and composition, ensuring highly creative pictures. Barrie Fisher, of Barrie Fisher Photographers, creates images of incomparable artistry, a testament to her considerable talent and skill. Gail Gras-Morin, of Thyme Tables Catering, is the visionary behind this full-service caterer that specializes in the artful presentation of impeccable dishes for all tastes.

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Corbin Gurkin has two passions in life: traveling and photographing weddings. She will go anywhere in the world to tell a love story through photography, and she makes sure to capture the entire celebration, from start to finish. Tina Hutchins, of Tina Hutchins Floral Design, offers original arrangements from the simply classic to the extravagantly innovative, using only fresh, hand-selected flowers. Native Vermonter Danika Johnson, owner of Blomma Flicka Flowers, is inspired by the natural beauty of her home state and brings this passion to life with innovative floral designs and stunning arrangements. As the owner of A Schoolhouse Garden in Waitsfield, Nancy Murray loves to bring nature indoors, creating spaces that feature seasonal aspects and distinctive materials. diosr stu seave davi id beltram

When he’s not photographing weddings, David Seaver can be found in the far reaches of Cambodia and other parts of Southeast Asia, honing his skills as a documentary photographer. Kate Taylor Hays is a chef and the owner of Dish Catering. She also develops recipes and is a food stylist for cookbooks and national magazines.

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As owner of Elizabethan Fare Catering & Event Planning in Putney, Elizabeth Warner provides full-service event planning and is dedicated to creating fabulous food and memorable celebrations.

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{Noteworthy news} IT’S NO SECRET THAT VERMONT’S WEDDING PROFESSIONALS ARE BETTER THAN EVER. FROM NEW STUDIOS TO EXCITING AWARDS, HERE ARE SOME OF OUR FAVORITES!

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{1.} One lucky couple received a fantastic complimentary wedding, courtesy of the Vermont Deserving Couple Giveaway. Kudos to Vermont Vows advertisers Silver Toad Floral Design, Irene’s Cakes by Design, Firehouse Gallery, Weddings, Tents & Events, The Linen Shop at Occasions, Top Hat Entertainment, The Essex Resort & Spa, Cynthea's Spa, and Tweed River Video. silvertoad.com

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{4 .} Vermont Brownie Company co-owners Katherine Hayward and Shawna Lidsky recently walked away triumphant following a Food Network “Throwdown with Bobby Flay.” vermontbrowniecompany.com {5.} Jacob Albee has a new studio right in Burlington. This by-appointment goldsmith offers jewelry made with recycled gold, platinum, Gibeon meteorite, Vermont hardwoods, and ethically sourced diamonds. jacobalbee.com

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{6.} Connie and Dean Mendell, owners of The Linen Shop at Occasions, are the proud new owners of the 1824 House, a charming inn located in Waitsfield. With daughter Emily as innkeeper, the inn offers comfortable rooms, delicious breakfasts, and the adjoining Barn Door Restaurant — the perfect honeymoon destination. 1824house.com


The dress is hard. The address is easy.

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

Only in the Mad River Valley of Vermont.

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Talented & Experienced Wedding Professionals


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{Noteworthy news} TALENTED PROFESSIONALS WITHIN THE WEDDING INDUSTRY ARE CONSTANTLY DELIGHTING US WITH NEW PRODUCTS AND BUSINESSES. HERE ARE SOME OF OUR new FAVORITES!

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European mineral cosmetics line Lily Lolo is coming to the US! Developed in London, this natural, lightweight makeup contains no synthetic dyes or harsh chemicals. From foundation to eyeliner, these products leave skin looking utterly flawless — perfect for the bride-to-be. lilylolo.us

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{boutique chic}

Attention brides: J.Crew has opened its first bridal boutique! Inspired by French style salons, this New York City boutique houses all of J.Crew’s bridal and bridesmaid collections, as well as cocktail and evening designs, new and vintage jewelry pieces, handbags, and so much more! jcrew.com


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WITH TALENT AND EXPERIENCE TO BOOT, Erin JEWELL AND IRINA LEONTIEVA STRIVE TO MAKE WOMEN FEEL BEAUTIFUL — BOTH INSIDE AND OUT.

name: Erin Jewell & Irina Leontieva business: MD cosmetic Laser & Botox Years in Business: Four location: Williston, Vermont website: makeupartistetc.com

Though they come from two very different backgrounds, Erin Jewell and Irina Leontieva have successfully come together to own Makeup Artist Etc., a division of MD Cosmetic Laser & Botox. The company offers detailed makeup instruction, makeup previews for big events, bridal makeup application, an array of fantastic skin-care products, and comprehensive skin-care services. All in all, it is the perfect resource for brides-to-be.

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Erin is a multitalented woman with an unconventional background for a makeup artist. She worked on aircrafts with the US Nav y for five years. Her business partner, Irina, was originally a client at Makeup Artist Etc. when she first moved from Moscow, Russia. A specialist in bridal makeup with more than 20 years of experience, Irina constantly impresses clients with her meticulous application. Erin and Irina are endlessly determined to put their makeup skills to work to make brides feel their most beautiful. Both agree that their inspiration is drawn from their passion to make women feel gorgeous—both inside and out. It is only when this passion is put to work that the job truly gets done. 32

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{ATTENTION BRIDES!} THIS FALL’S VERMONT WEDDING AFFAIR IS THE PERFECT WAY TO KICK-START YOUR PLANNING AND FIND FRESH and innovative INSPIRATION. Planning on tying the knot in Vermont? To meet some of the state’s most experienced and trusted wedding professionals, join us on Saturday, November 6, 2010 at Shelburne Farms for the si xth annual Vermont Wedding Affair. Couples can enjoy tast y gourmet fare by the area’s many excellent caterers, take par t in informative seminars and work shops, sample wedding cakes that taste as amazing as they look, get inspired by exquisitely executed table settings, attend an impressive r u nway show of br id a l cout u re, a nd ming le w ith some of Ver mont Vows ’ favor ite wedd i n g profe ssiona l s. L a st year, brides enjoyed complimentary spa services, snacked at the caramel apple bar, and even made their own unique potpourr i creations while grooms rela xed i n t he coz y g room’s lou n ge. W h e t h e r y o u’r e n e w l y e n g a g e d o r wel l i nto t he pla n n i ng process, t h is intimate, inspiring, and one-of-a-kind showcase of all things nuptial is one other occasion at which to say “I do!”

WEDDING PARTY: this charming and inspirational afternoon is packed with all the wedding resources a green mountain couple could ask for.

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{save the dates: 2011 events}

Is your heart set on a Vermont wedding? Attend the 2010 Vermont Wedding Affair to learn about the best of Vermont’s cuisine, décor, photography, and more. Register early, as tickets do sell out - visit aweddingaffair.com.

01.22.11: The Finger Lakes Wedding Affair, Rochester, New York Stay tuned: The Hamptons & The Cape & Islands Wedding affairs

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For Alice and Hunter, the idea of love at first sight was more than just a tired cliché or wishful thinking: it was real. The couple met in Colorado after Alice’s sophomore year at Middlebury College. She had driven to Colorado from Vermont with her best friend, and the two had plans to stay in Denver for the summer. During the crosscountry drive, Alice’s friend mentioned she had an old childhood friend, Hunter, and she had a feeling they would get along. It turned out she was right. The two met on Alice’s second night in Denver, and it was as if they were instantly in love. “We started dating a week or two after, and even though I lived in Vermont and Hunter in Colorado, we knew we were meant to be together,” says Alice. The couple dated long distance for two years while she finished school, and as soon as Alice graduated, she moved to Colorado to be with Hunter. It wasn’t long before they had purchased a house and adopted a cat, ecstatic to have finally been permanently reunited. Although the couple had discussed marriage fairly often, Alice admits that the proposal was a little unexpected. When she came home exhausted after a long day of work, Hunter surprised her with a romantic dinner set for two. After they had finished eating, Alice says, “He got down on one knee and asked me if I would love him forever.” Thrilled, she said yes before accepting his grandmother’s ring, honored to have a treasured family heirloom that perfectly symbolized their love.

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Though they lived full time in Colorado, Alice and Hunter knew right away they would be married in Vermont. “The rolling hills, winding dirt roads, colorful maple trees, and ever-changing views of Lake Champlain always make me feel right at home,” says Alice, who spent most of her childhood years in the Green Mountain State. Once they had decided on their destination, the two embarked on planning, ultimately envisioning an intimate day that showcased their personalities. “We wanted to make the day very personal, creating a ceremony that was a reflection of us and not simply the standard,” says Alice.

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Hunter’s remarkable love. Their mutual friend who had originally introduced the couple read a beautiful passage she had written on the meaning and promise of marriage. Alice and Hunter were then married under a chuppa that Alice’s parents had crafted using birch trees cut from her grandmother’s farm. Following the ceremony, guests arrived at the Crandall Farm, Alice’s parent's residence, ready to celebrate. In lieu of champagne, everyone was encouraged to drink homemade mead, or honey wine. It had been made by Alice’s uncle in honor of the old tradition of newlyweds drinking honey wine for the first month of marriage. Needless to say, guests were more than happy to oblige. Looking back, Alice can easily call to mind her favorite moment of the day. She and Hunter were newly married, on the way to their reception, and enjoying a quiet moment of solitude, “It was surreal, exhilarating, and wonderful.” Just as the Shehecheyanu suggests, it’s likely that Alice and Hunter will be offering thanks for many years to come. After all, it’s not every day that you find true love at first sight.

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Not every blind date results in a love story, but Emily Robinson and Adam Davis are two of the lucky few. Set up by a mutual friend who had a feeling they would hit it off, Emily and Adam knew right away there was a connection. They had both recently moved to Vermont from Boston and had a lot in common. Following their successful first date, the couple saw each other often, and even traveled to two weddings together that summer. It was at a friend's wedding in Vermont that the couple shared their first “I love you.” On their way home from another wedding in Connecticut, Adam asked Emily to move in with him. Shortly after that they were living together, and later that year they jumped at the opportunity to purchase Adam’s grandmother’s home in South Burlington. Deliriously happy and deeply in love, the couple was well on their way to living happily ever after. Never very good at keeping secrets, Adam could barely contain himself once he had purchased Emily’s ring from a shop in Boston. Before he proposed, however, he wanted to speak with Emily’s father. “I called saying I had an important question regarding his daughter, and he probably already knew what it was about,” says Adam. Emily’s father, without missing a beat, jokingly replied, “Who is this?” The two shared a good laugh, and that night, Adam dropped by Emily’s parent's home and got the blessing he was hoping for.

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“We had plans to spend that night together and have a nice dinner out,” says Emily. “But when I got home, I suggested we go boating with my brother instead.” Less than excited with the change in plans, Adam was unable to contain himself any longer. Dropping down to one knee, he asked Emily to be his wife. Always one to speak her mind, Emily immediately accepted with an enthusiastic, “Shut up! Are you kidding me?” and the couple spent the remainder of the evening celebrating with champagne and calling friends and family to share the good news. Since Emily works in the wedding industry with Cloud 9 Caterers, it was important for her wedding to be different from all the others she had been a part of. Her father owns a booth at the Champlain Valley Exposition, and many of Emily’s family members and friends had helped staff the booth for the annual fair over the years. Emily and Adam decided a vintage carnival theme would be not only unique, sophisticated, and fun, but also a great way to incorporate her family. With the help of her mother, Emily planned


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an amazing outdoor celebration on the shores of Lake Champlain in Burlington. With tents set up in true carnival fashion, guests enjoyed fair-worthy foods like cotton candy, fried dough, and popcorn, as well as a photobooth, hand-rolled cigars, and even a dunking booth with a sign reading, “Soak This Bloke.” Cupcake and candy bar stations were also set up, satisfying even the most powerful sweet tooth. Immediately following the ceremony, Emily and Adam surprised their guests with an air stunt show over the lake, “It was amazing, and such a treat for our guests,” says Emily. The bride and groom got a surprise of their own when Emily’s dad, a former musician, jumped onstage with the band and sang a song dedicated to Emily and her mother, Judy. Although the sky had been threatening to rain all day, the clouds mercifully parted that evening, gracing everyone with a gorgeous sunset over the lake. As Emily and Adam enjoyed a private moment watching the sun sink over the Adirondacks, they both knew that their wedding day had been everything they could have ever imagined.

FLORAL DESIGN: CREATIVE MUSE FLORAL DESIGN CREATIVEMUSEVT.COM (PAGE 172) GOWN: SEWLY YOURS & once upon a bride SEWLYYOURS.COM (PAGE 91) INVITATIONS: TRULY NOTED TRULYNOTED.NET (PAGE 223) LIGHTING: DARK STAR LIGHTING DARKSTARLIGHTING.COM (PAGE 54) LInens: the linen shop at OCCASIONS THEVILLAGEPORCHVT.COM (PAGE 136) PHOTOGRAPHY: BARRIE FISHER BFISHERPHOTO.COM (PAGE 15) Popcorn & photobooth: VERMONT PHOTOBOOTH CO. VERMONTPHOTOBOOTH.COM (PAGE 176)

{Other professionals} BAR: GREEN MOUNTAIN BAR SERVICE Concessions: NORTH COUNTRY SPECIALTY FOODS COORDINATIoN: KIM HAIGIS HAIR & MAKEUP: erin mckenna Logo design: (on page 55) BetsyWhite betsywhite.com

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For Emily Blistein and Drew Palcsik, it is impossible to pinpoint the exact moment they fell in love. It was more a collection of moments: laughter shared over stories and songs, the exchange of love letters, and their similar sense of humor — her wit to his wry. As Emily explains, “I always say that we really fell in love on sidewalks and on beaches in very quiet moments.” It wasn’t the story of an epic romance, but something even better: true love, pure and simple. As in all great relationships, things sounded, tasted, and looked better when they were together. One Sunday in May, Emily and Drew were at home, enjoying the wonderful quiet of a sunny morning. As a light breeze blew through the open windows, Emily recalls how she felt it was the absolute perfect Vermont day — and about to get even better. “Drew came into the room and began what seemed like an innocuous conversation that became sweeter, and voilà!” Much like falling in love, their engagement was simple and effortless. It just felt right. Drew has two young sons from a previous marriage, and they were looking forward to an intimate wedding that celebrated their becoming a new family. The couple had briefly toyed with the idea of a beach wedding before ultimately deciding that a winter wedding in Vermont sounded too beautiful to pass up. As a Vermonter, Emily knew that winter weddings have their risks. “A friend said to me, ‘that sounds enchanting…or potentially treacherous,’” she says, but the couple was happy to settle on an indoor venue — The Firehouse Center for the Visual Arts — after watching seemingly endless rain showers all summer long.

“I always say that we really fell in love on sidewalks and on beaches in very quiet moments,” says Emily.

As a child, Emily had always been encouraged to pursue art, and she loved DIY-style crafts and projects, so she was excited to get started with the planning. “Don’t get me wrong, loving Drew was the most important thing, but a wedding meant a fluttering of projects that I couldn’t wait to get started on.” She began by making their own save the dates, invitations, and ring pillows using antique lace from her grandmother’s wedding gown. She made small feathery pompoms for her niece to throw during the ceremony instead of flowers, and took the opportunity to peruse her favorite antique shops in search of vintage linens and glass bottles for the special day. Relying only on the tiny Christmas lights strung throughout The Firehouse Center for the Visual Arts and a smattering of candles, Emily and Drew created a warm and romantic atmosphere while

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snow fell enchantingly outside on the evening of their wedding. With the help of her mother and a few friends, Emily set up dozens of vintage glass bottles, each holding a simple bouquet. She also displayed her own antique typewriter and utilized it as a guest book for guests to type notes to the newlyweds. Drawing inspiration from their shared love for Italy, the bride and groom served Italian-style food and chose an overall rustic tone to the event. The resulting décor was simple and elegant, with classic touches, and the feeling inside the gallery was all the couple could have hoped for. “I underestimated how wonderful it would be to be surrounded by friends and family and have a true moment of celebration with them all,” says Emily. In the midst of the festivities, Emily and Drew stole away to enjoy a private moment on Church Street. Standing outside, as the snow fell around them, remains Emily’s favorite moment from the wedding. “It was chilly and we were outside, but those moments of being warm beside him grounded me and left me with a sweet still-frame memory.” It was an uncomplicated moment, purely sweet and simple, just as love should be.

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Though they do not live in the area, Heather Kelly and Patrick McCloskey’s love for snow makes them true Vermonters at heart. It was on the first day of winter, as snow was falling lightly outside her window, when Heather awoke to Patrick carefully placing a diamond ring on her finger, sweetly asking her to be his wife. She had been harboring a sneaking suspicion for weeks that Patrick was going to propose — he had already confessed to asking her father for his blessing. Maybe it was the snow, or the first day of her favorite season, but she suddenly knew she had never been more sure of anything. The two celebrated their engagement by enjoying a leisurely breakfast in bed before venturing outside to play in the snow amidst the swirling flakes, more in love than ever. Heather and Patrick met in 2001, while Heather was engrossed in her studies at the Culinary Institute of America. Introduced by mutual friends, both Heather and Patrick shared many of the same interests. They had the same love for food, the outdoors, entertaining, and spending time with their families. However, the timing was off. Both were involved in relationships at the time, but they remained good friends and really got to know each other over the course of five years before officially becoming a couple. When they finally got together, they knew that they had found something real. “Being with him was even better than I had dreamed of,” says Heather. “There was no doubt that this was the man I was going to marry.”

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in a brief white-out snow storm while traveling. With so much of their history stemming from the winter season, it seemed only natural that something like that would arise so close to the wedding. Despite the storm, all the guests arrived safely, excited to see the wonderful weekend Heather and Patrick had planned. Both the bride and groom are from Irish Catholic families and agreed it was important to have a traditional Catholic ceremony at Christ the King Parish in Rutland. To show their shared Irish heritage, Heather’s two young nephews wore traditional kilts to the ceremony, and Heather also placed Patrick’s grandmother’s beautiful antique brooch on her bouquet. In celebration of both the upcoming holidays and the winter season, the bride walked down the aisle to a quiet rendition of “Silent Night.” “Seeing Patrick waiting for me at the altar was my favorite moment of the day,” she says. The couple opted not to have a bridal party, choosing instead to invite some family members to stand with them at the altar as they said their vows. Surrounded by their treasured loved ones as they promised their “I do’s,” the couple knew they could not have asked for a more perfect and intimate winter wedding celebration.

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It was just two days before Christmas when Julia came home one evening to find a cozy fire crackling away in the fireplace, a wrapped present set out on the coffee table, and her boyfriend Spiro waiting patiently, eager for her to open her Christmas present a little early. Thinking that it was a bit strange to be opening gifts on December 23rd, Julia peeled away the wrapping paper to find a beautiful leather journal and planner. Inside the front cover, Spiro had written: Julia, I love you and want to spend my life laughing and crying with you, will you marry me? P.S. We can use this planner to plan our perfect wedding, or just elope? Hardly able to believe what was happening, Julia looked up to find Spiro holding a ring. “He had to ask me to answer,” she says. “I think I was just stunned, but then I said yes!” The couple celebrated with champagne before meeting some friends for dinner, eager to share the exciting news. Julia and Spiro Koulouris met five years before through a mutual friend at an Irish pub that Spiro manages in Hartford, Connecticut. They liked each other right away — Spiro even surprised Julia with a trip to Greece just a few months into the relationship. Both felt they had found the person they would spend the rest of their lives with — the couple had purchased a home together and adopted two dogs over the course of a few years. They had truly become best friends.

“He had to ask me to answer,” says Julia. “I think I was just stunned, but then I said yes!”

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Julia and Spiro live in Connecticut, but knew Vermont was the perfect place for their wedding celebration when they discovered the Honora Winery and Vineyard while visiting Julia’s mother. The winery reminded them of California’s wine country and was the ideal place to incorporate their shared love for good food and wine. The location was great, too, because lots of out-of-town guests were planning on staying at nearby Mount Snow for the weekend. “We wanted a weekend of family and fun and celebration — not just a single day,” says Julia. Much of Julia and Spiro’s wedding planning just seemed to fall into place. They drew inspiration from Julia’s engagement ring, designed by Alex Sepkis, in choosing their color palette. Spiro had originally chosen the ring because it reminded him of a Klimt painting — a wonderfully intricate blend of green, gold, and amber. The colors were simple and classic while remaining vibrant — the perfect combination for their wedding day and the beginning of the fall season. Though they originally wanted to have their ceremony in a Greek church, the couple instead decided to have Julia’s stepfather perform the


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ceremony, which had a lot of meaning to Julia and Spiro. “He talked about how a good marriage is like making good wine, starting with selecting the right grapes,” says Julia. Spiro’s father then read a Greek prayer. More than anything, they wanted their wedding to be a celebration with all of their family and friends — and that is exactly what they ended up getting. Guests danced and laughed as they enjoyed wonderful food and wine — and Julia and Spiro couldn’t have asked for a better outcome. Although the weather was less than cooperative, the bride and groom were happily surprised that evening when the heavy rain stopped unexpectedly. Standing together on the back patio, they enjoyed a quiet moment as husband and wife. “There was this amazing mist and fog. It was magical,” says Julia. Before they knew it, the evening was winding down. As the couple surveyed the beautiful winery, looking forward to their honeymoon in California’s wine country, they knew Julia’s stepfather had been right. Sometimes it does start with choosing just the right grapes.

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As a little girl growing up in Marco Island, Florida, Mikilena Greusel dreamed of a fall wedding. Unfortunately, the vibrant foliage she desperately wanted was nowhere to be found, replaced only with green palm leaves. It wasn’t until she met Matthew Hall and traveled to Vermont that she found her East Coast paradise. Mikilena and Matthew met on their very first day at Davidson College in North Carolina. “I had been playing a Simon and Garfunkel CD, and I heard the same exact part of the same song playing down the hall,” says Mikilena. Thinking it was a weird coincidence, she went to investigate, and found Matthew. Their shared taste in music seemed like fate, and they began dating soon after. During the course of their relationship, Mikilena and Matthew traveled to Vermont many times to visit his friends and family, often staying at the Four Chimneys Inn in Bennington. “We spent many winter nights walking in the snow and falling more deeply in love,” says Mikilena. The couple was together all through college, and lived with each other for two years in New York after graduation, before both enrolling at the University of Florida. As they traveled south to their new home in Gainesville, Mikilena and Matthew decided to stop at Davidson College for a visit. “At Davidson there is a tradition, or a superstition, that if you kiss your boyfriend or girlfriend while standing near the old well, you will be bound to get married someday,” says Mikilena. She told Matthew they might as well kiss there for good luck, never expecting him to drop to one knee in front of the well and propose. “It was a very magical moment, preceded by years of engagement traditions at the school. It could not have been more perfect!” she says.

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Both Mikilena and Matthew knew that Vermont was the perfect place for them to be married, despite the fact that most of their guests had to travel to attend the celebration. Luckily, the Vermont countryside was so beautiful that autumn, no one seemed to mind. They spent several days in Vermont preceding the ceremony, and on each day Matthew sent his bride-to-be a bouquet of flowers. “The first bouquet was just like the one he gave me the first week we were dating, and all of the others were beautiful, and the gesture and sentiment behind each were very touching,” she says. The couple planned to have their ceremony at Matthew’s church in Bennington, with a reception to follow at Hildene in Manchester. At the ceremony, breathtaking floral garlands were wrapped around the staircases, and candles glowed


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softly from the windowsills. The couple honored their respective late loved ones by setting aside a pew in the church and placing a bouquet of flowers on the seat. Instead of reading their own vows at the altar, the couple read them to each other the night before, preferring to share the intimate moment together, and read traditional vows at the actual ceremony. Their reception took place on the back terrace of the Hildene estate, overlooking the vibrant fall foliage of the valley below. They had settled on a color palette of rich olive greens, cream, and browns. “We didn’t want to compete with the beautiful autumn colors,” says Mikilena. “The olive green matched perfectly with the array of fall colors so charitably provided by the natural shades of the season.” Though the newlyweds reside in Florida, both have fond memories of their special wedding weekend in Vermont and make sure to schedule frequent visits to share with Matthew’s family. “It’s nice to still visit and have ties to the place where we made our vows,” says Mikilena.

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When Tonra Walsh tells husband Sean Riehl, “You had me at ‘hot chocolate,’” she isn’t kidding. One chilly Tuesday evening in February 2005, Tonra went with coworkers to Nectar’s, a bar in downtown Burlington with great live music. She ordered a hot chocolate to combat the cold, and manager Sean was happy to oblige. When her pint glass of hot chocolate topped with whipped cream arrived and Sean insisted it was on the house, sparks flew, and their fate was sealed. Two blissful years later, the couple went for a walk together with their beloved dog, Nalia, and Sean knew he wanted to ask Tonra to be his wife. “I didn’t have an extravagant plan, but I knew I wanted to propose in a way consistent with our daily lives and to have Nalia, the only other love of my life, present,” says Sean. It was a cold December day, and as the couple walked, it began to snow. Sean took that as the only sign he needed. They were passing over a small bridge, and Tonra had stopped to peer at the creek below. “I dropped to one knee behind her and opened the box and said with her back turned, “Tonra.” She turned. “Tonra Lee Walsh, will you marry me?” Tonra accepted immediately, and the couple continued on their walk, shedding tears of joy along the way.

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Sean had lived in Vermont since he was a teenager and Tonra had vacationed here several times. They both now live here full time, and have grown very fond of the area. Needless to say, neither of them could think of a better place to have their wedding. “Vermont is such a beautiful, serene place to live, we wanted to share the splendor of fall with our friends and families from near and far,” says Tonra. They chose the Grand Isle Lake House for its beauty as well as its willingness to accommodate their dog Nalia’s involvement — they had her walk down the aisle during the ceremony and attend the reception. Inspired by their love for Vermont, the couple made welcome baskets for all of their out-of-town guests with items such as a Vermont magazine, Dan’s Chocolate Truffles, Cabot cheeses, Green Mountain Coffee, King Arthur’s pancake mix, and maple syrup made by Sean's brother-in-law in Newbury, Vermont. Unwilling to pass on a chance to enjoy some seasonal, local foods, the bride and groom had casual, station-style dining that included lots of local organic produce. They also planned some late-night comfort foods — grilled cheese sandwiches and soft pretzels — for guests to munch on as the night was winding down. On each table,


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Tonra and Sean had laid custommade linens that had rows of branches printed on silk with different colored ribbons to represent the region’s fall foliage. To keep things personal and family oriented, the bride and groom set out framed photos of their parents' and grandparents’ wedding days, and Tonra chose to walk down the aisle with both of her parents, hoping to begin a special tradition in their family. Their wedding day was even better than they could have imagined. Originally, they had anticipated rain, and Sean’s sister had purchased white umbrellas for all the guests. However, instead of the pouring rain they expected, the couple was met with only a light drizzle, which stopped during their meal to reveal a breathtaking rainbow over Lake Champlain. “It was truly magical,” says Tonra. Later, their 9-year-old niece performed “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” one of their favorite memories from the celebration. Although their wedding has come and gone, when Tonra and Sean look back at their special day, they like to think that for a lucky few, finding treasure at the end of the rainbow is more than just a myth.

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Vicki and Dan were blessed with good luck on their wedding day, though not in the way that many couples tend to hope for — the day brought sheets of relentless rain. Without a second thought, Randi and the fabulous staff of Stratton Mountain moved the event indoors to the lovely Mountain Club Great Room and got to work on making the couple’s vision come to life. Adding a bit of whimsy to the décor, Randi brought in a live tree with the couple’s initials adorably etched on the side to complement their tree-themed save the date cards. In keeping with her autumnal vision, the bride brought beautiful silk leaves marked with each guest’s name. Randi carefully fanned them out underneath the tree to evoke tousled autumn foliage. Inspired by the moss pomanders at her cousin’s wedding yet eager to make them unique, Vicki requested they be designed in deep shades of New England’s traditional fall colors — vibrant reds, oranges, and yellows. They added clear glass cylinders filled with pears, curly willow, and bittersweet to each table to offset the lowness of the pomanders. When the guests arrived, they were warmly welcomed by sweetly twinkling candles placed on the mantle and windowpanes, creating a romantic and elegant atmosphere that made everyone instantly forget about the rain. As for the wedding itself, Vicki and Dan were delighted with the results. Vicki left Randi a lengthy voicemail expressing her gratitude for helping create such a magical evening. As a seasoned wedding professional who will soon be celebrating her 300th wedding in the business, Randi admits that she never tires of these kinds of calls. “It really is why we do what we do, and why we love what we do so much.” When it comes to making couples’ dreams come true in the picturesque state of Vermont, what’s not to love? left to right: Autumn whimsy brings the décor to life; a homemade sign guides guests to the celebration.

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This Page: This runway-ready lace-veiled gown by Melissa Sweet has classic elegance, accented by soft flower embroidery. A stunning headpiece by Lo Boheme adds a quirky touch with white goose, ostrich, and rooster feathers. Vintage bracelet.

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Opposite: Simple and timeless, this playful frock by Vineyard Collection is adorably detailed with a satin waistband and net overlay down the front, adding a dash of the unexpected. Earrings by CW Creations. Vintage hat.

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GOWN GUIDE {p. 9 8 - 99} “Wallis” by Melissa Sweet, from Sewly Yours & Once Upon a Bride {sewlyyours.com}, vintage bracelet, earrings, and hat from tinkers barn {p. 10 0 - 101} “Layered Tulle Gown” by J.Crew {jcrew.com}, “Linnea” bridal hat by Lo Boheme {loboheme.com} “Abbie” shoe by Filippa Scott {filippascot t.com}, neckl ace and bracele t by Louise M . Jewelry {louisemjewelry.com} {p. 102 - 103} “Maggie Rosebud” by Fancy New York, from Sewly Yours & Once Upon a Bride {sewlyyours.com}, "Jessica" shoe by filippa scott, “Holly” bridal hat by Lo Boheme {loboheme.com}, “Queenie” shoe by Filippa Scott {filippascott.com} {p. 10 4 - 10 5} “Queen Anne’s Lace” by Claire Pettibone, from Sewly Yours & Once Upon a Bride {sewlyyours.com}, “jessica” shoe by Filippa Scott {Filippascott.com}, earrings by CW Creations, from candles & creations {candlesandcreations.net}, vintage hat from Tinkers Barn {p. 10 6 - 107} “DUO” by Cymbeline Paris {cymbelineusa.com}, “Giselle” headband by Lo Boheme {loboheme.com}, necklace by Louise M. Jewelry {louisemjewelry.com}, “Masie” shoe by Filippa Scott {Filippascott.com}, vintage earrings from Tinkers Barn { p. 1 0 8 - 1 0 9 } “ Fleu rt” by Amy Kusch el , from Se wly Yo u rs & Once Upon a Bride {sewlyyours.com}, “Abbie” shoe by Filippa Scott {filippascott.com}, vintage bracelet, hat and ring from Tinkers Barn {p. 110 - 111} “Clover” by Claire Pettibone, from Sewly Yours & Once Upon a Bride {sewlyyours.com}, bracelet by J.Crew {jcrew.com}, vintage hat from Tinker’s Barn

Inspired by the legacy of her grandfather, Clifford Austin, a World War II veteran and Prisoner of War during the Battle of the Bulge, Vermont Vows’ editor Krista Washburn sought a unique and fitting locale for this gown shoot. So we took to the skies, flying all the way to gorgeous Charleston, South Carolina, a gentle city rich with military history. The USS Yorktown is a real World War II aircraft carrier berthed at Patriots Point in nearby Mount Pleasant. Also on-site is an expansive museum which provided an extraordinary collection of historic ships and planes that saw action and conflicts from World War II to Desert Storm. These unique artifacts provided a fantastic backdrop for our vintage-inspired shoot and also served to remind us of the bittersweet sacrifice undertaken by brave men and women of years past. For all of our boys and girls in uniform, past and present, this is our tribute to you. Patriots Point is a naval and maritime museum in Charleston, South carolina. For more booking and general information, visit patriotspoint.org.

{ p. 1 14 } “ Dan d i e ” by Am y Kusch e l , f r o m Se wly Yo u r s & O n ce Upon a Bride {sewly yours.com}, “Maria” bridal hat by Lo Boheme {loboheme.com}, vintage necklace from Tinkers Barn, “Cecelia” shoe by Filippa Scott {filippascott.com} { p. 1 1 5 } “C a ssan d r a” by Cl ai r e P e t t i b o n e , f r o m Se wly Yo u r s & O n c e U p o n a B r i d e { s e w ly y o u r s . c o m } , h e a d p i e c e b y Boutique de Voile {boutiquedevoile.com}, bracelet by Louise M. Jewelry {louisemjewelry.com} {p. 116} “Jake” by Melissa Sweet, from Sewly Yours & Once Upon a Bride {sewlyyours.com}, vintage headpiece, bracelet, and earrings from Tinkers Barn { p. 1 1 7 } “J oyc e ” lu x u r y l i n g e r i e by C l a i r e P e t t i b o n e , f r o m Sewly Yours & Once Upon a Bride {sewlyyours.com}, “Jessica” shoe by Filippa Scott {filippascott.com}, “Lanie” bridal headband by Lo Boheme {loboheme.com} {p. 118} “Lorelei” by Vineyard Collection, from Sewly Yours & Once Upon a Bride {sewly yours.com}, e arrings by CW Cre ations, from candles & creations {candlesandcreations.net}, vintage hat from Tinkers Barn { p. 1 1 9 } “ Bo” by Melissa Swee t, from Sewly Yours & Once Upon a B r i d e { s e w ly yo u r s . c o m } , “ N a d i a” b r i d a l h at b y Lo B o h e m e (loboheme.com}, vintage bracelet and earrings from Tinkers Barn { p. 1 2 0 } “ M o rgan ” by Vin e yard Co llec tio n , fro m Se wly Yo u rs a n d O n c e U p o n a B r i d e { s e w ly yo u r s . c o m } , v i n tag e h at f r o m Tinkers Barn

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{ p. 11 2 - 113 } “Carelie” by Cymbeline Paris {cymbelineusa.com}, “Tallulah” bridal headband by Lo Boheme {loboheme.com}, vintage earrings from Tinkers Barn

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Both classically tasteful and undeniably contemporary, the goldenbleu color palette withstands the test of time, pairing traditional elegance with modern flair. ABOVE: {1.} A teal sterling bib necklace is a hip take on a classic style. lulufrost.com {2.} Rosy 18-karat gold diamond earrings will bloom forever. stelladot.com {3.} OPI’s spicy-hued “Curry Up Don’t Be Late” nail polish will keep wedding guests pretty and punctual. opi.com {4.} A Monterey silk shantung frock by Coren Moore redefines “short and sweet.” corenmoore.com {5.} Daisy in the Air perfume by Marc Jacobs is fresh and feminine. marcjacobs.com {6.} Go for gold with invitations sprinkled with sparkling glitter and complete with a bow on top. katespaperie.com {7.} Austrian crystal beading jazzes up a traditional clutch. judithleiber.com


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Opposite: a combination of garden roses, vibrant kumquats, and an unexpected touch of dried leaves and fabric flowers within gold mercury glass vessels and teacups gives this tabletop classic style with a fun, funky flair, designed by blomma flicka flowers. This page, clockwise from top: Golden garden roses and carnations in a variety of charming vintage vessels, including reclaimed antique sconces, create an enchanting effect; floating candles in glass snifters are puckishly romantic; a vintage sugar bowl with 14 karat gold accents and a single rose; baubles, adornments, and unexpected treasures add variety to the tabletop d辿cor; golden garden roses and kumquat accents spill from a mercury glass container, designed by Blomma Flicka Flowers.

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Dare to be inspired by a traditional aesthetic while still leaving room for contemporary sophistication by mixing rich goldenbleu tones. The result is surprisingly sophisticated, transcending forgettable fads and approaching the realm of timeless beauty.

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bold colors of blue and shades of gold recall the quiet drama of an autumn dusk or sweet winter snowfall. EDITOR'S TIP: “be open to unexpected details ! vary your design scheme by incorporating bold hints of fabric or using an assortment of different vessels."

This page, left to right: Elegant place cards rest obligingly on the edge of an antique frame, designed by Ink.Ink. fine stationery with calligraphy by JM Calligraphy; a vanilla cupcake with buttercream frosting is utterly sweet, designed by Harvest Market; Almond flavored French macaroons with a buttercream center and blue fondant rest within a re-purposed wooden box, designed by Harvest Market.

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Opposite: Vanilla cupcakes frosted with tinted buttercream and adorned with gold dust gum paste stars await guests within vintage post office boxes, creating a unique dessert display, designed by Harvest Market.

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florals in golden hues and baby blues bring magic and elegance to any event. TINA’S ADVICE: “embrace whimsical details to add personality & fun to your florals & overall decor. sometimes the best design elements are the unexpected." Opposite: A bride’s bouquet has a gorgeous glow with golden garden roses, spirea, hydrangea, dusty miller, thistle, eucalyptus and grape hyacinth, peonies, and whimsical fabric flowers, all encircled with a delicate cage of golden hair and nestled atop a spill of grosgrain, organza, velvet, and silk ribbons, by Tina Hutchins Floral Design. This page: A golden centerpiece sets the tone for a vivid tabletop with dusty miller, hydrangea, thistle, parrot tulips, eucalyptus, golden garden roses, grape hyacinth, spirea, and a fine veil of golden hair. Small arrangements of soft peonies, vibrant fabric flowers in menu-wrapped containers, and floating candles in glass vessels atop a vintage pintuck linen share the setting, by Tina Hutchins Floral Design.

To incorporate colors not readily available in your florals, create your own fabric flowers. Learn how at vtvows.com; cream peonies, dusty miller, and grape hyacinth spill from a vintage mercury glass vessel alongside antique shot glasses. {Floral Design} tina hutchins {event rentals} celebration rentals {linens} the linen shop at occasions {location} middlebury inn

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the elegance of this palette — a mixture of Old World glamour and modern appeal that can be easily applied to any wedding menu.

Opposite: Soft blue fondant sugar flowers cascade down an embossed pumpkin, apple cardamom, and carrot cake, complete with decadent cream cheese filling — a rich autumn indulgence, designed by Snaffle Sweets. This page, left to right: A presentation of French Crottin cheese is sprinkled with fresh herbs; lemon and berry tarts filled with lemon custard, sprinkled with fresh berries, and served in a vintage glass dish are simple and pretty, from Elizabethan Fare Catering.

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the professionals BLOMMA FLICKA FLOWERS (PAGE 191) IS A FULL-SERVICE FLORAL AND EVENT DESIGN STUDIO SPECIALIZing IN THE ARTFUL ARRANGEMENT OF COLOR. CELEBRATION RENTALS (PAGE 193) ADDS A SPECIAL ELEMENT TO ANY EVENT WITH THEIR GORGEOUS WHITE POLE TENTS, UNIQUE TABLEWARE, AND SO MUCH MORE. ELIZABETHAN FARE catering (PAGE 138) IS A FULL-SERVICE CATERING AND EVENT-PLANNING COMPANY DEDICATED TO PROVIDING ITS CLIENTS WITH A MEMORABLE AND SUCCESSFUL EVENT EVERY TIME. HARVE ST MARKET (PAGE 124) CREATES DELICIOUS, GOURMET BAKED GOODS THAT TASTE JUST AS GOOD AS THEY LOOK! I N K. I NK. FI N E STATION ERY (PAGE 124) PROVIDES COUPLES WITH BEAUTIFUL STATIONERY SUITABLE FOR EVERYTHING FROM INVITATIONS TO MENUS, ALWAYS UNIQUE IN DESIGN. JM CALLIGRAPHY (PAGE 222) ADDS A TIMELESS ELEGANCE TO INVITATIONS, PLACE CARDS, envelopes, and much more. THE LINEN SHOP AT OCCASIONS (PAGE 136) OFFERS A WIDE RANGE OF SPECIALTY LINENS SELECTED WITH THE UTMOST CARE AND TASTE, GUARANTEED TO MAke ANY EVENT MEMORABLE. MIDDLEBURY INN (Page 223) pROVIDES TRUE VERMONT HOSPITALITY THROUGH MODERN COMFORT AND CLASSIC, HISTORIC CHARM IN ONE OF THE STATE’S MOST BEAUTIFUL REGIONS, ENSURING AN UNFORGETTABLE STAY FOR EVERY GUEST. S N A F F L E S W E E T S (PAGE 2 2 2) OWNER J UNE BANKS CREATES IRRESISTIBLE CAKE MASTERPIECES PERFECTLY SUITED TO EACH CLIENT’S INDIVIDUAL VISION. TI NA H UTCHI NS FLOR A L DE SIGN (PAGE 200) STRIVES TO CREATE PERFECT FLORALS FOR EVERY EVENT, RANGING FROM CLASSIC AND TRADITIONAL TO INNOVATIVE AND EXTRAVAGANT.

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incorporate splashes of orange into this palette, like bold kumquats, miniature pumpkins or similar colored florals for additional festive flair that 's perfect for fall.

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From crisp, new-fallen snow, to ivory candlesticks, to the satin white of wedding gowns, this vintage color combination is perfect for any love story. ABOVE: {1.} Carry the bright days of summer with you all year round with a floral Kate Spade handbag. katespade.com {2.} For that beautiful blushing-bride look, indulge in Bobbi Brown’s Bronzer Shimmer Brick. bobbibrown.com {3.} Flowery details add a romantic touch to these elegant invitations. hellolucky.com {4.} A gorgeous, gauzy gown by Tibi evokes fall foliage and breezy days. tibi.com {5.} A floral-inspired ring of enamel and crystals set in gold plate is one flower that will never wilt, designed by Juicy Couture. juicycouture.com {6.} Laura Mercier’s crème brulée hand cream will take you back to childhood days of indulging in your favorite dessert. lauramercier.com {7.} A flirty satin flower and beaded detailing gives these charming high heel sandals the bridal treatment. ninashoes.com


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Opposite: An elegant assortment of cream and yolky peonies, ‘Abraham Darby’ garden roses, Viburnum, ‘Geoff Hamilton’ garden roses, and white clematis in vintage doily-wrapped vessels gives this table timeless appeal, designed by Blomma Flicka Flowers. This page, clockwise from top: Blossoming florals in soft petal tones of cream, white, and hints of pink complement an enchanting tabletop of mismatched china, vintage flatware, and luminous votives; a single candle glows from within a delicate doily-wrapped votive; elegant letterpress invitations announce the big day, designed by ZoË Ink; a variety of whimsical seat covers inspired by vintage sweaters invite guests to take a seat; country-style milk bottles nestled within a snow-filled antique washbasin beckon guests to sample Vermont’s flavors.

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Embrace the classic beauty of a vintage-inspired palette of soft petal tones, evoking a love that only gets stronger with time. As charming and serene as Old World romance, these sweet, subtle hues will transport your guests to a gentler era.

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An abundance of vintage handmade French beaded flowers, pearls, soft antique glass pine cones, and vintage mother-of-pearl buttons are nestled atop a spill of satin ribbons in hues of champagne, oatmeal, and burnt-sugar, designed by Dandeneau Flowers.

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sweet and always tasteful, petal tones embrace the everlasting romance of shared kisses under a dazzling winter snowfall.

THIS PAGE, LEFT TO RIGHT: Invitingly placed upon a tantalizing candy bar laden with vintage crocheted doilies, simple glass bottles of milk are a cheerful, homey touch that welcomes guests to indulge their sweet tooth; a 3-tiered cake stand filled with tempting candy-coated almonds and white snowflake chocolates glow in soft hues, from snowflake chocolates; paper bags, tags and twine within an antique wooden box encourage guests to take home some tasty treats.

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EDITOR'S NOTE: “milk & cookies are such a classic , time honored snack. so simple and chic , the perfect addition to any petal palette ! "

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true love with classic colors that saturate every element of your bouquet with beauty. ALISON'S ADVICE: “warm up monochromatic bouquets by using slightly varying shades of white , cream , & hints of green. you'll maintain the romantic tone of the color palette & make it your own." Opposite: A flourishing bouquet of avalanche and ‘Vendela’ roses, white peonies, cream, spray, and sweetheart roses, mock orange, and coral bells enhances the basic petal palette by adding complementary touches of green. Loosely wrapped lengths of tulle and ribbon and vintage adornments add a pretty, feminine touch, by Ellen Snyder Design. This Page: Evocative of snow-blanketed trees, a sweet and simple bouquet of white ‘Patience’ roses, lily of the valley, lisianthus, hydrangea, freesia, French tulips, and hosta leaves within a vintage doily-wrapped vessel embodies the winter season, designed by Floral Artistry.

Left to right: Snowflakethemed menus evoke romantic and unexpected snow flurries, by ZoË Ink; soft pink vintage ribbons cascade enchantingly from a charming cream and white bouquet, designed by Floral Artistry. {Floral Design} FLORAL ARTISTRY {event rentals} VERMONT TENT COMPANY {linens} the linen shop at occasions {location} VERMONT NATIONAL

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chic and versatile petal tones can be incorporated into all elements of your celebration. Use them in your menu to provide delight your guests.

Opposite: A delightfully decadent cake, topped with sugar flowers and delicate details reminiscent of crocheted heirlooms, hides a rich caramel apple and maple ginger buttercream filling, and rests atop a vintage enamel lighting fixture, designed by Fischer’s Fancies. This page, left to right: Phyllo cups filled with salmon, white beans, beet greens, and rosemary pesto are exotic and delicious; tantalizing eggplant rolls with herbed goat cheese and crispy prosciutto are served atop vintage spoons, all by Dish Catering.

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the professionals B E LT R A M I ST U DIO S (PAGE 4) NEVER FAILS TO TAKE BEAUTIFUL PHOTOS THAT CAPTURE THE SPIRIT AND BEAUTY OF THE SUBJECT. BLOMMA FLICKA FLOWERS (PAGE 191) IS A FULL-SERVICE FLORAL AND EVENT DESIGN STUDIO SPECIALIZing IN THE ARTFUL ARRANGEMENT OF COLOR. C U R R A N PHO T O G R A PH Y (PAGE 162) TAKES FLAWLESS AND STRIKING PHOTOS DESTINED TO WITHSTAND THE TEST OF TIME. ELLEN SNYDER DE SIGN (PAGE 151) IS A BOUTIQUE COMPANY THAT SPECIALIZES IN WEDDINGS AND OTHER SPECIAL EVENTS. FISCH ER’S FA NCIE S (PAGE 222) MAKES EVERY EVENT THAT MUCH MORE MEMORABLE WITH INSPIRED, BEAUTIFUL CAKE DESIGNS. F LOR A L A RTISTRY (PAGE 134) OWNER ALISON ELLIS PAIRS HIGHQUALITY FLOWERS WITH HER EXPERT DESIGN TECHNIQUE. V E R M O N T N AT I O N A L C O U N T R Y C L U B (PAGE 1 4 8) CONTINUES TO BE ONE OF THE MOST PICTURESQUE LOCATIONS IN THE REGION FOR COU P LES LOOKING FOR THE QUINTESSENTIAL VERMONT WEDDING EXPERIENCE. V E R MON T T E N T C OM PA N Y (Inside back cover) CRAFTS EXQUISITE AND UNFORGETTABLE EVENTS THROUGH A DEDICATION and ATTENTION TO DETAIL. Z O Ë I N K (PAGE 14 8) BLENDS INNOVATIVE DESIGN WITH OLD WORLD TECHNIQUES TO CREATE STUNNING, UNIQUE STATIONERY.

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Pretty, feminine, and utterly chic, hues of preppy pink and sassy silver evoke vibrant, swirling autumn foliage and stolen kisses in the snow. ABOVE: {1.} Keep your cheeks kissably sweet with velvety cream blush that smells as pretty as it looks. duwop.com {2.} Made from vintage found objects, a jeweled bib necklace is bold and beautiful. lulufrost.com {3.} You’ll want to put your best foot forward in these satin pumps with beaded detailing. oscardelarenta.com {4.} A sleek, one-shouldered crinkle chiffon gown is a modern take on traditional bridesmaid apparel. priscillaofboston.com {5.} Keep your celebration stylish with eye-catching stationery by Hello!Lucky. hellolucky.com {6.} Philosophy’s raspberries and cream shampoo, shower gel and bubble bath is a luxurious moisturizer with a delightfully fresh scent. philosophy.com {7.} Italian leather and an oversized bow with lightly pleated edges make this clutch a must-have. judithleiber.com


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Opposite: cascading tissue-paper flowers mirror a tabletop teeming with brilliant blossoms within antique pewter and silver vessels. vibrant striped vintage linens and velvet covered silver chivari chairs are a warm and inviting place for guests to break the ice. This page, clockwise from top: a baroque abundance of colorful blooms, including ‘Yves Paiget,’ ‘Kathryn Marley,’ and ‘Darcy Garden’ roses, mountain laurel, and red charm peonies, all designed by Blomma Flicka Flowers; A wire basket displays simple place cards, printed on white linen with metallic backing, designed by Lasso’d Moon; Red charm peonies nestled atop pewter and porcelain tableware set the tone for a convivial meal; a vintage-chic combination of vivid pink and silver, elegant handwritten calligraphy, by the calligraphy company, inc.; a gorgeous assortment of pretty blossoms in an antique silver cup.

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is instantly added to any cold-weather wedding with this fun and flirty palette — a contemporary, romantic look with panache to boot. Take a chance on these lively tones to ensure a fabulous fete that’s bound to pass guests’ expectations with flying colors.

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vivid and utterly exciting, these sweet and intense colors are reminiscent of your first kiss. Editor's note: “ embrace reclaimed & antique details ~ elements such as vintage vessels , cake & cake stands , & time ~ worn china never go out of style.”

This Page, Left to right: Festive, vintage glass glittered letters beckon guests to a display of brilliant French macaroons, a quirky take on a classic dessert; crisp brocade invitations on white linen paper in a vintage tin bowl; Vibrant pink and cool silver tones give these vintage-inspired place cards a chic finish, both designed by truly noted.

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Opposite: Pink meringue French macaroons are complete with a rich peanut butter and jelly filling, and placed atop a reclaimed biscuit tin, designed by Mirabelle’s cafÉ.

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Sophisticated and feminine, this rich and vivid color palette gives romance a spin with fabulous florals and details.

Nancy's Advice: “if you have a favorite flower that doesn’t necessarily fit with your color palette , talk to your floral designer about making it work ." Opposite: A spill of vintage grosgrain, velvet, and silk ribbons set off the lush blooms in this bouquet, including peonies, saponaria, leucadendron, columbine, ‘Miss Kim’ pink lilac, rose centers, and clematis vine, designed by The Painted Tulip. This page: “Pretty in pink” takes on new meaning with a stunning arrangement of antique garden roses, allium, sweet william, snapdragons, artemisia, mint, hens and chickens, and peonies, designed by A Schoolhouse Garden. Antique pewter and silver vessels and candlesticks add old - fashioned charm. an elegant letterpress menu lists the mealtime’s delicious delights, designed by Truly Noted.

Left to right: An antique silver vessel highlights the saturated color of these garden roses; Tied with a sleek pink ribbon, this bouquet mixes bold blooms with a romantic result, both designed by A Schoolhouse Garden.

{Floral Design} a schoolhouse garden {event rentals} rain or shine {linens} vermont tent company {location} three stallion inn

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with an assortment of colorful, delicious, and decadent delicacies that are as varied as the changing of the seasons.

A signature pink martini adorned with an oldfashioned rock candy swizzle stick will brighten up any cocktail hour, from Thyme Tables Catering. For flirty and fun drink recipes, check out vtvows.com!

Opposite: A bold and beautiful triple white chocolate cake with alternating layers of triple white chocolate and raspberry filling and accented with white poppies and pearl beading rests atop an antique chafing dish, designed by Delicate Decadence. above, left to right: Enticing strawberry nibbles macerated in Grand Marnier and served in a homemade cream puff; Chopped fresh cherries with Kirsch and pastry crème make this cherry parfait almost too pretty to eat; all from Thyme Tables Catering.

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the professionals A SCHOOLHOUSE GA R DE N (PAGE 162) OWNER NANCY MURRAY CREATES UNIQUE, GORGEOUS DESIGNS WITH ONLY THE FRESHEST OF FLOWERS, ENSURING HIGH QUALITY EVERY TIME. BLOMMA FLICKA FLOWERS (PAGE 191) IS A FULL-SERVICE FLORAL AND EVENT DESIGN STUDIO THAT SPECIALIZES IN THE ARTFUL ARRANGEMENT OF COLOR. C U R R A N PHO T O G R A PH Y (PAGE 162) TAKES FLAWLESS AND STRIKING PHOTOS DESTINED TO WITHSTAND THE TEST OF TIME. DELICATE DECADENCE (PAGE 163) OWNER MICHELLE LUNDE USES THE FINEST INGREDIENTS TO CRAFT CUSTOM-MADE WEDDING CAKES OF ALL VARIETIES. LAS SO’D MOON (PAGE 223) OFFERS UNIQUE STATIONERY PERFECT FOR EVERY OCCASION AND DESIGNED TO REFLECT YOUR STYLE. THE PAINTED TULIP (PAGE 166) IS A quintessential, EUROPEANINFLUENCED FLOWER FARM that CREATES UNFORGETTABLE FLORAL DESIGNS. R A I N OR SH I N E T E N T & E V E N T S (PAGE 151) HAS A LOCAL REPUTATION FOR FANTASTIC SERVICE AND HIGH-QUALITY event rental PRODUCTS. TH Y M E TA BL E S CATE R I NG (PAGE 83) SERVes UP DECADENT, EXQUISITE FOOD THAT IS ALWAYS ARTFULLY PRESENTED. TRULY NOTED (PAGE 223) CREATES BEAUTIFUL WEDDING STATIONERY CUSTOMIZED TO each couple’s PERSONALITIES AND WEDDING VISION. V E R MON T T E N T C OM PA N Y (inside back cover) CRAFTS EXQUISITE, UNFORGETTABLE EVENTS WITH A DEDICATION TO ALL AREAS OF THE BUSINESS.

PALETTE ADVICE:

don’t be afraid to embrace this vibrant palette year ~ round ! these colors are not only bold & memorable but also versatile & perfect for an autumn fete or wintertime soiree.

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