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Kamala & Amr Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Colorful Indian Wedding | Essex Resort and Spa | Vermont Bride Magazine

Kamala and Amr had a gorgeously, darmatic Indian themed wedding featuring a bold color palette of deep raspberry, purple, and gold. Rich tapestries, known as saris, were draped over the rafters in the atrium which perfectly captured the essence of their theme and gave an elegant and dramatic touch to the room. Each table was covered with exquisitely colored linens and unique candle holders that are typically used in Indian weddings. Kamala and Amr’s favorite moments were from their ceremony-the unity sand ceremony, vows, and readings created a beautiful and amazing sequence of events that reflected their deep love for each other and perfectly combined their personalities. Sharing those moments with all of their guests made the whole day magical.

To read more about Kamala and Amr's love story and see more photos from their wedding, pick up a copy of the Winter/Spring 2017 issue of Vermont Bride Magazine today!

Kamala & Amr Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Colorful Indian Wedding | Essex Resort and Spa | Vermont Bride Magazine

Kamala & Amr Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Colorful Indian Wedding | Essex Resort and Spa | Vermont Bride Magazine

Kamala & Amr Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Colorful Indian Wedding | Essex Resort and Spa | Vermont Bride Magazine

Kamala & Amr Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Colorful Indian Wedding | Essex Resort and Spa | Vermont Bride Magazine

Kamala & Amr Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Colorful Indian Wedding | Essex Resort and Spa | Vermont Bride Magazine

featured professionalsVENUE, WEDDING PLANNER, CATERER, CAKE, MAKEUP, TRANSPORTATION, & ACCOMMODATIONS: ESSEX RESORT & SPAPHOTOGRAPHER: LIS PHOTOGRAPHY | FLORIST: JUST WEDDINGS FLORAL DESIGN | GOWN & ALTERATIONS: SHALINE BRIDAL BOUTIQUEFORMAL WEAR: MEN'S WAREHOUSE | BRIDESMAID'S & FLOWER GIRL'S DRESSES: DAVID'S BRIDAL | HAIR STYLIST: ROBERT DOCKSTADER, SCHERDIVA SALON | JEWELRY: PERRYWINKLE'S FINE JEWELRY | DJ: TOP HAT ENTERTAINMENT | RENTALS: VERMONT TENT COMPANY | INVITATIONS: ZAZZLEFAVORS: KATE ASPEN FAVORS & DECOR | WEDDING REGISTRY: BED, BATH & BEYOND, CRATE & BARREL | REHEARSAL DINNER: HALVORSON'S UPSTREET CAFE | OFFICIANT: DAVID FORTUNA

 

Glenna & Jon Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Winter Barn Wedding in Waitsfield Vermont | Winter/Spring 2017 Issue | Vermont Bride Magazine

Glenna and Jon had one of those rare, yet fabulous, winter Vermont weddings. It takes a special someone to want to have their wedding during the cold and snowy months in the Green Mountains, but since she was a young girl, Glenna had always dreamt of a winter engagement. The snow, the cold, and the rustic charm of the winter all seemed so romantic! So, in early June with a newly purchased engagement ring burning a hole in his pocket, Jon was confronted with a logistical problem. With the summer heat rising, Jon quickly thought of a plan. Jon contacted the hotel in DC that he stayed at during the weekend of his first date with Glenna and made special arrangements with them for the big day.

When the day came, Jon drove Glenna down to DC ostensibly to have dinner with friends. Jon explained that he had reserved the hotel room so that they could celebrate their 2 year anniversary in the city. Upon entering the room, Glenna realized that there was much more to the surprise. Jon had arranged for the hotel to decorate the room in a winter wonderland theme, thus creating the winter engagement Glenna had always wanted, despite the fact that it was the middle of the summer. A Christmas tree, garland, and fake snow covered the hotel suite along with a dusting of rose petals, pine cones, and presents wrapped for Christmas. On the floor, white rose petals spelled out the words, "Will you marry me?". When Glenna turned around to look at Jon he was on bended knee with an engagement ring featuring the center stone from her grandmother's engagement ring...And the rest, as they say, is history!

To read more of Glenna and Jon's love story and to see more photos from their wedding, pick up your copy of the Winter/Spring 2017 issue now! Available in retailers throughout New England or for sale on our websitehere.

Glenna & Jon Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Winter Barn Wedding in Waitsfield Vermont | Winter/Spring 2017 Issue | Vermont Bride Magazine

Glenna & Jon Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Winter Barn Wedding in Waitsfield Vermont | Winter/Spring 2017 Issue | Vermont Bride Magazine

Glenna & Jon Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Winter Barn Wedding in Waitsfield Vermont | Winter/Spring 2017 Issue | Vermont Bride Magazine

Glenna & Jon Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Winter Barn Wedding in Waitsfield Vermont | Winter/Spring 2017 Issue | Vermont Bride Magazine

Glenna & Jon Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Winter Barn Wedding in Waitsfield Vermont | Winter/Spring 2017 Issue | Vermont Bride Magazine

featured professionalsDJ: PEAK ENTERTAINMENT | VENUE, CATERER, AND ACCOMMODATIONS: THE INN AT THE ROUND BARN FARM | PHOTOGRAPHY: COLETTE KULIG PHOTOGRAPHY | FLORIST: A SCHOOLHOUSE GARDEN | CAKE: MIX CUPCAKERIE | GOWN & ALTERATIONS: HITCHEDFORMAL WEAR: MYSUIT | HAIR STYLIST: KERRY ARMSTRONG FORMAL HAIR DESIGN | MAKEUP ARTIST: JENNIFER PERELLIE MAKEUPPHOTO BOOTH RENTAL: PHOTOBOOTH PLANET | REHEARSAL DINNER: MAD RIVER BARN | ACCOMMODATIONS: MAD RIVER BARN, SUGARBUSHINVITATIONS: ETSY | TRANSPORTATION: MOUNTAIN TRANSIT | OFFICIANT: ZEKE CHURCH

 

Bonnie & Corey Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Barn Wedding Inspiration | Vermont Bride Magazine

After Bonnie and Corey were engaged they spent many weekends touring New England for the perfect wedding venue. Bonnie then remembered the beautiful open space at Boyden Valley Winery, which she had toured with her parents months before. After the couple took a drive to check it out, in the dead of winter, they knew it was the ideal place for them. It was important to them both that the wedding was personalized to their relationship and so they ended up putting together most of the details themselves. Bonnie’s parents helped to hand craft table linens, centerpieces, a cupcake stand - even Bonnie’s veil! Almost ever piece of decor at the wedding was created by someone they love.

Because of the historic nature of the barn they were not allowed to have any open flames, but Bonnie still managed to create a warm, ambient lighted atmosphere by using amber colored lights inside of mason jars. The effect reminded Bonnie of her love of catching fireflies as a child. The color palette was an ombre of purples - from eggplant to lavender - as well as gold, and pops of green. The couple wanted to keep waste at a minimum so many items were up-cycled or ended up going home with them. Each guest received a potted cooking herb which doubled as part of the centerpieces.

The reception featured several mini desserts for their guests to enjoy and Bonnie had intended to have mini “his” and “hers” cakes in place of a traditional cake cutting. Due to time constraints the mini cakes did not make it but, on a whim, they decided to toast marshmallows at the outdoor s’mores bonfire and feed them to each other. It was completely spontaneous and very personal as the couple loves to camp and cook outdoors, and became one of their favorite moments. 

Bonnie and Corey’s advice for other couples planning a wedding; “This advice was given to us by my cousin Caroline who married us, it was such great advice, I will pass it along. Make sure there is a private space for the two of you to escape to immediately following the ceremony – some place you can be alone for a few minutes to take it all in. Also, have your caterer have a drink and some hors d'oeuvres ready for you in the space. You can toast to being married – and this might be the only time you eat!”

Bonnie & Corey Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Barn Wedding Inspiration | Vermont Bride Magazine

Bonnie & Corey Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Barn Wedding Inspiration | Vermont Bride Magazine

Bonnie & Corey Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Barn Wedding Inspiration | Vermont Bride Magazine

Bonnie & Corey Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Barn Wedding Inspiration | Vermont Bride Magazine

Bonnie & Corey Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Barn Wedding Inspiration | Vermont Bride Magazine

Bonnie & Corey Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Barn Wedding Inspiration | Vermont Bride Magazine

featured professionalsVENUE: The Barn at Boyden FarmPHOTOGRAPHER: Brit Perkins PhotographyCATERER: Spice of LifeDJ: Wedding DJ Vermont  | CUPCAKES: My Little CupcakeWEDDING GOWN: Madeleine’s DaughterALTERATIONS: Cape Cod AlterationsTUX: ExpressHAIR & MAKEUP: Salon Elixir  | VIDEOGRAPHER: Evan T. Perry/Brit Perkins Photography | EVENT RENTALS: Vermont Tent CompanyFAVORS: Boyden Valley Winery Wine Glasses

Hilary & Josh | Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Stowe Mountain Lodge | Rustic Elegant Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

Hilary and Joshua have lived many places during their relationship, due to Joshua’s military service, but they dream of one day planting roots in Vermont. To them it is the most beautiful state in the country and so it was the perfect place for them to hold their wedding. They chose to stay at Stowe Mountain Lodge while they searched for a venue, but upon checking in to the resort they realized they had already found the perfect place!

Their theme of rustic glamour had shades of purple and gold to compliment the woodsy feel of the decor, which featured lots of flowers and plants. It was the perfect combination of classy, elegance, and rugged, nature. Solstice, the caterer at Stowe Mountain Lodge, worked with the couple to create their dream menu with duck, venison, local cheeses, and all local drinks. Their last minute decision to hire the band The Party Factor for the reception helped them show off their dance lessons.

Hilary and Joshua’s advice for other couples planning their wedding; “When you're choosing a venue, don't forget you're also interviewing a wedding coordinator. One of the main reasons we chose Stowe was because Wendy Collins, our coordinator, was stellar. She made what would have been a stressful year much easier and on the Big Day itself, took care of all the behind the scenes work. We literally had nothing to worry about the day of, and everything went flawlessly.”

Hilary & Josh | Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Stowe Mountain Lodge | Rustic Elegant Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

Hilary & Josh | Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Stowe Mountain Lodge | Rustic Elegant Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

Hilary & Josh | Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Stowe Mountain Lodge | Rustic Elegant Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

Hilary & Josh | Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Stowe Mountain Lodge | Rustic Elegant Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

Hilary & Josh | Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Stowe Mountain Lodge | Rustic Elegant Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

Hilary & Josh | Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Stowe Mountain Lodge | Rustic Elegant Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

featured professionalsVENUE, ACCOMMODATIONS, HAIR & MAKEUP, & SPA SERVICES: Stowe Mountain LodgePHOTOGRAPHER: Kathleen Landwehrle | REHEARSAL DINNER & RECEPTION & CATERER: Solstice at Stowe Mountain Lodge  | FLORIST: School House GardenBAND: The Party FactorCAKE: The CakeryWEDDING GOWN & ALTERATIONS: La Reine Bridal | FAVORS: Mount Mansfield Maple ProductsINVITATIONS: Kleinfeld PaperWEDDING PLANNER: Wendy Collins at Stowe Mountain Lodge

Katherine & Neil | Real Vermont Love Story | Basin Harbor Club | Vergennes Vermont | Vermont Bride Magazine

Katherine and Neil first met during a dinner in Beijing, as part of a study abroad program. At dinner with friends, Katherine poured Neil some tea in a gesture of customary manners, but Neil became convinced she was flirting with him. The rest is history. Neil’s original plan for proposing included a hike up Mount Mansfield, but Katherine persuaded him it was too far from Brooklyn for a weekend getaway. He scrambled for another plan, ending up on Breakneck Ridge near Beacon, New York. Katherine is from Vermont and her family has been visiting the Basin Harbor Club for almost 100 years. They loved the idea of choosing a location steeped in family history and somewhere they could plan an entire weekend together with their loved ones, swimming, playing games, and catching up.

To read more of Katherine and Neil's love story and see more photos of their wedding, make sure you check out the Summer/Fall issue of Vermont Bride Magazine, available at the end of May on this website and in newsstands throughout New England!

Katherine & Neil | Real Vermont Love Story | Basin Harbor Club | Vergennes Vermont | Vermont Bride Magazine

Katherine & Neil | Real Vermont Love Story | Basin Harbor Club | Vergennes Vermont | Vermont Bride Magazine

Katherine & Neil | Real Vermont Love Story | Basin Harbor Club | Vergennes Vermont | Vermont Bride Magazine

Katherine & Neil | Real Vermont Love Story | Basin Harbor Club | Vergennes Vermont | Vermont Bride Magazine

featured professionalsVENUE, CATERING, & ACCOMMODATIONS: Basin Harbor Club  | DJ: SuperSounds DJ Co. | PHOTOGRAPHER: Colette Kulig Photography | FLORIST: The Painted Tulip | CAKE/DESSERT BAR: Mother Myrick’s, Baked NYC | GOWN: Jenny Packham | ALTERATIONS: Gabriella Bridal Salon | TUX: Suit Supply | HAIR & MAKEUP STYLIST: Finishing Touch | INVITATIONS: Minted | CEREMONY MUSICIANS: Cariad

 

Janie & Blake | Real Vermont Wedding | The Hildene Manchester, Vermont | Vermont Bride Magazine


On a rainy night in March, Janie and Blake were grabbing cocktails with friends in Manhattan. Their eyes met from across the room and Blake came over to introduce himself and they have been together ever since. Fast forward to another rainy day, this time in Vermont, Blake and Janie had attempted to tour the Hildene mansion but were thwarted by the rain and returned to her parent’s home in Winhall. As they ran to the porch for cover, Blake got down on one knee and popped the question.

Janie and Blake equally love the mountains of Vermont and the outdoors, and after they visited Hildene, this time without the rain, they both knew it was the perfect place to exchange their vows. Wanting to respect the natural beauty of the gardens at the mansion, the couple kept their color palette true to the surrounding flora with shades of green, pink, orange, and white. Gold metallic and mercury glass added some sparkle and shine to the cocktail hour and reception.

To see more photos from Janie and Blake's wedding, and to read their entire Love Story - pick up a copy of the Summer/Fall 2016 Vermont Bride Magazine, available at the end of May!

Janie & Blake | Real Vermont Wedding | The Hildene Manchester, Vermont | Vermont Bride Magazine

Janie & Blake | Real Vermont Wedding | The Hildene Manchester, Vermont | Vermont Bride Magazine

Janie & Blake | Real Vermont Wedding | The Hildene Manchester, Vermont | Vermont Bride Magazine

Janie & Blake | Real Vermont Wedding | The Hildene Manchester, Vermont | Vermont Bride Magazine

Janie & Blake | Real Vermont Wedding | The Hildene Manchester, Vermont | Vermont Bride Magazine

featured professionalsTENT & RENTALS: Rain or Shine Tent and Events Co.PLANNING & COORDINATION: Jaclyn Watson Events, and , Nicole Brock - Hildene Wedding & Private Function DirectorPHOTOGRAPHER: Daria Bishop Photographers | VENUE: Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home | FLORIST: Silver ToadCATERER & CAKE: Pangaea Catering | LINENS: Vermont Tent Company | CEREMONY MUSICIANS: VSOBAND: Nocturne | GOWN: Ines Di Santo | ALTERATIONS: Bergdorf Goodman | TUX & FORMAL WEAR: Rothmann'sHAIR STYLIST: Marie Turmel | MAKEUP ARTIST: Vivian Infantino | VIDEOGRAPHY: Meg Simone | PHOTO BOOTH RENTAL: Photobooth PlanetREHEARSAL DINNER: Stratton Mountain Club | TRANSPORTATION: Grace Limo | INVITATIONS: Christa Alexandra DesignsFAVORS: Red Kite Candy | JEWELRY: Devon Fine Jewelry | WEDDING OFFICIANT: Father Wayne Bell | SPA SERVICES: Equinox Hotel

Alex & Doug | Cape Cod Wedding Inspiration | Vermont Bride Magazine

Doug and Alex met during summer orientation at Chatham Bars Inn, where they were both working on their summer break from Hobart and William Smith Colleges. It was Chatham Bars Inn that brought them together so when they got engaged in October 2013 there was no need to venue shop! What Doug and Alex loved about April in Chatham is that their family and friends were able to truly enjoy the beauty of Chatham and Chatham Bars Inn without the hustle and bustle of the summer traffic and tourism. The views from the Main Inn are unbeatable, clear views of the ocean, seals on the sandbar and sunset! Alex wanted bright, cheery spring flowers, lots of tulips, cherry blossoms, garden roses and of course, peonies!

The bridal party consisted of all family; Alex's two sisters, her twin brother's fiancé, and her two sisters-in-law made up the bridal party. Doug’s brother was the best man and the groomsmen were Doug’s brother-in-law, two cousins, and Alex's twin brother. The champagne bridesmaid dresses and classic black tuxes were classic Cape Cod. Doug, an avid fisherman and a licensed boat captain spends most of his weekends fishing the waters surrounding Cape Cod and the islands, so they knew they had to go out on CBI’s boat, The Bartender, for some formal photos. Alex and Doug mingled with friends and family over Champagne & Cranberries and Dark & Stormy’s in the South Lounge, and then carry over to STARS for the reception where they literally danced the night away. It was the most perfect evening at their favorite place in the world which will forever hold a special place in their hearts.

Alex & Doug | Cape Cod Wedding Inspiration | Vermont Bride Magazine

Alex & Doug | Cape Cod Wedding Inspiration | Vermont Bride Magazine

Alex & Doug | Cape Cod Wedding Inspiration | Vermont Bride Magazine

Alex & Doug | Cape Cod Wedding Inspiration | Vermont Bride Magazine

Alex & Doug | Cape Cod Wedding Inspiration | Vermont Bride Magazine

Alex & Doug | Cape Cod Wedding Inspiration | Vermont Bride Magazine

featured professionals | PHOTOGRAPHER: Kelly Cronin Photography | BRIDESMAID DRESSES: Amsale | TRANSPORTATION: Cape Destinations | RECEPTION VENUE: Chatham Bars Inn | FLORAL DESIGNER: Designers Touch Florals | MAKEUP ARTIST: Katrina Hess | HAIR STYLIST: Priscilla Collins | BAND: Stardust Band

 

 Alexis & Andrew | Real Vermont Wedding | Pink and Gold Modern Love Story | Vermont Bride Magazine

Alexis and Andrew had an elegantly modern wedding celebration at The Holiday Inn in Rutland, with a stunning pink and gold color palette. Lots of love and art deco influences in the decor, which glittered and shined amid sparkling candles. Gilded birdcages and a phenomenal four-tiered, gold striped, cake furthered the fairytale-esque atmosphere. While an old fashioned popcorn cart, a hot dog station, and a colorful candy bar kept things fun and whimsical.

Alexis & Andrew | Real Vermont Wedding | Pink and Gold Modern Love Story | Vermont Bride Magazine

Alexis & Andrew | Real Vermont Wedding | Pink and Gold Modern Love Story | Vermont Bride Magazine

Alexis & Andrew | Real Vermont Wedding | Pink and Gold Modern Love Story | Vermont Bride Magazine

Alexis & Andrew | Real Vermont Wedding | Pink and Gold Modern Love Story | Vermont Bride Magazine

Alexis & Andrew | Real Vermont Wedding | Pink and Gold Modern Love Story | Vermont Bride Magazine

Alexis & Andrew | Real Vermont Wedding | Pink and Gold Modern Love Story | Vermont Bride Magazine

featured professionals | PHOTOGRAPHER: Colette Kulig Photography | CEREMONY LOCATION: Christ the King Church | CAKE DESIGNER: Debra Poplawski | TRANSPORTATION: Ice House Limo | TUXEDO AND MENS ATTIRE: McNeil and Reedy | DJ: MC SOUNDS | RING DESIGNER: Plaza Jewlers | HAIR & MAKEUP STYLIST: Rose Benedict | REHEARSAL DINNER VENUE: The Palms Restaurant | PHOTO BOOTH EQUIPMENT: Top Hat Entertainment | EVENT VENUE: Holiday Inn Rutland/Killington

Dallas & Jeffry's Real Vermont Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine | Features in the Winter/Spring issue

Dallas and Jeffrey have been vacationing in Vermont for years to enjoy nature's playground - mountain biking, snowboarding, hiking, and relaxing - and they couldn't wait to share it with their friends and family. Their July nuptials were the perfect way to showcase their favorite place. We love the delicate balance of rustic, Vermont barn style, with the modern, classy touches of their gold and pink color palette.

Dallas and Jeffrey's wedding is one of the featured Love Stories in the Winter/Spring issue of Vermont Bride. Get your copy now to read more about their Love Story and to see more photos from their wedding!

Dallas & Jeffry's Real Vermont Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine | Features in the Winter/Spring issue

Dallas & Jeffry's Real Vermont Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine | Features in the Winter/Spring issue

Sweet Inspiration | Wedding Desserts | Vermont Bride Magazine

Here is a little sneak peak of our mouth-watering, gorgeous dessert inspiration, Sweet as Sugar, featured in the Summer/Fall issue of Vermont Bride - pssst, get yours here! There were so many sweet and sugary photos that we couldn't fit into the magazine, that we knew we needed to put some more on the blog!

We just love the soft pink and luxurious gold color combo in the displays of decedant desserts. The delicate flowers and icing details on the cupcakes and cookies almost make them too beautiful to eat. Almost. Who needs dinner when you have a pastry display like this? We say just skip right to the good stuff and have dessert first!

Sweet Inspiration | Wedding Desserts | Vermont Bride Magazine


Sweet Inspiration | Wedding Desserts | Vermont Bride Magazine

Sweet Inspiration | Wedding Desserts | Vermont Bride Magazine

FEATURED VENDORS: PHOTOGRAPHER: L’Estelle Photography | MAKEUP: Elena Tsang Make Up Artistry | CAKE: Kitty Wong Pastry Shop | SHOES: Lords Shoes | JEWELRY: Mirror Mirror Bijoux | FLORAL DESIGNER: Tailored Blooms DESIGN AND DECOR: Pastpieces: Vintage Weddings and Events | PAPER PROPS: Something Nice Decor

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