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Avery & Kensley | Real Vermont Wedding | The Ponds at Bolton Valley | Vermont Bride Magazine

Avery and Kensley initially met and started dating in Connecticut, but Kensley soon moved to Burlington and Vermont quickly became Avery’s home away from home as well. Vermont is where they fell in love and so they knew it was where they would say “I do.” Even before they became engaged they dreamed of the perfect Vermont Wedding. Avery even began collecting Vermont Bride magazines for inspiration.

All of their favorite memories of falling in love in Vermont was the inspiration for their theme. Their favorite season, summer, the picturesque green mountains, local gourmet food, and native Vermont flowers all played an important role. A cool, natural color palette of greens, gray, with pops of white and purple worked well with the rustic vibe of The Ponds interior. The strength of the tree, with its branches twisting together to form stronger limbs, has always been important to Avery and Kensley, so they used the idea of the Tree of Love throughout their wedding.

For more photos of Avery and Kensley's wedding and to read their entire Love Story, look for the Summer/Fall 2016 issue of Vermont Bride - on newsstands at the end of May!

Avery & Kensley | Real Vermont Wedding | The Ponds at Bolton Valley | Vermont Bride Magazine

Avery & Kensley | Real Vermont Wedding | The Ponds at Bolton Valley | Vermont Bride Magazine

Avery & Kensley | Real Vermont Wedding | The Ponds at Bolton Valley | Vermont Bride Magazine

Avery & Kensley | Real Vermont Wedding | The Ponds at Bolton Valley | Vermont Bride Magazine

Avery & Kensley | Real Vermont Wedding | The Ponds at Bolton Valley | Vermont Bride Magazine

Avery & Kensley | Real Vermont Wedding | The Ponds at Bolton Valley | Vermont Bride Magazine

Avery & Kensley | Real Vermont Wedding | The Ponds at Bolton Valley | Vermont Bride Magazine

Avery & Kensley | Real Vermont Wedding | The Ponds at Bolton Valley | Vermont Bride Magazine

Avery & Kensley | Real Vermont Wedding | The Ponds at Bolton Valley | Vermont Bride Magazine

Avery & Kensley | Real Vermont Wedding | The Ponds at Bolton Valley | Vermont Bride Magazine

featured professionalsCATERING, CAKE, ACCOMMODATIONS, COORDINATION, AND SPA SERVICES: Essex Resort & SpaVENUE: The Ponds at Bolton ValleyDJ: Peak EntertainmentPHOTOGRAPHER: Hannah Weddings Photography | FLORIST: New Leaf Organics | MUSICIAN: Adam Rice | GOWN: Allure BridalsBRIDESMAID DRESSES: Bill Levkoff | ALTERATIONS: Bonny’s Tailoring | TUX & FORMAL WEAR: Macy’s | HAIR STYLIST: Salon O’Brien’sMAKEUP ARTIST: Vermont Makeup | VIDEOGRAPHY: Boucher Visuals | EVENT LINENS: Vermont Tent Company | REHEARSAL DINNER: The Daily Planet | TRANSPORTATION: Premier Coach, Ground Force 1 | OFFICIENT: Kathryn BlumeFAVORS: BelleSavonVT | JEWELRY: Christie’s Fine Jewelry | BRIDE & BRIDESMAID'S NECKLACES & EARRINGS: Alljewelrybyjennifer

Christen & Jeremy Real Vermont Wedding | The Ponds at Bolton Valley | Vermont Bride Magazine

Christen and Jeremy have an impeccable eye for detail and spent countless hours making everything perfect for their big celebration. They taught themselves how to do letterpress for their invites, coasters, and signage. Then they even grew the flowers to place along the fireplace. Handmade table settings and a plethora of family photographs made it clear that everything was done with the utmost care and love.They had beautiful blue skies for their ceremony, and the rains didn't arrive until the reception, which helped to drop the temperature a bit for their guests to dance it up all night on the dance floor. A sparkler sendoff was the picture-perfect ending to a beautiful day.

Christen & Jeremy Real Vermont Wedding | The Ponds at Bolton Valley | Vermont Bride Magazine

Christen & Jeremy Real Vermont Wedding | The Ponds at Bolton Valley | Vermont Bride Magazine

Christen & Jeremy Real Vermont Wedding | The Ponds at Bolton Valley | Vermont Bride Magazine

Christen & Jeremy Real Vermont Wedding | The Ponds at Bolton Valley | Vermont Bride Magazine

Christen & Jeremy Real Vermont Wedding | The Ponds at Bolton Valley | Vermont Bride Magazine

Christen & Jeremy Real Vermont Wedding | The Ponds at Bolton Valley | Vermont Bride Magazine

featured professionals | PHOTOGRAPHER: Letter10 Creative | Venue: Ponds At Bolton Valley GOWN: Fiori Bridal Boutique  | CATERER: The Essex Culinary Resort | FLORAL DESIGNER: Flowers By Olga

 

Snowy Pond Winter Wedding Inspiration | Vermont Bride Magazine

The weather is finally turning cold and the snow is on it's way to cover the Vermont countryside in a peaceful blanket of white. It's time to cuddle up by the fire with a chunky, knit blanket and a warm cup of cocoa and dream about summer. The time between Christmas and Valentine's Day is also affectionately known as "Engagement Season" - full of romantic proclamations of love and the exciting beginning of life's next chapter. More engagements occur during these two months then at any other point of the year. Funny how the coldest part of the year holds the most warmth for the heart.

Snowy Pond Winter Wedding Inspiration | Vermont Bride Magazine

Snowy Pond Winter Wedding Inspiration | Vermont Bride Magazine

Snowy Pond Winter Wedding Inspiration | Vermont Bride Magazine

We thought it appropriate to share a little sneak peak of one of the features in the Vermont Bride Winter/Spring issue, now available for purchase. It features a serene, snowy pond and a cozy, rustic lodge adorned with winter's finest greenery and some pops of yellow and red to brighten the mood. Candles, hot cocoa, and tasty pastries warm everything up and it's the perfect time to break out the scarves and shawls. And maybe a pair of ice skates, too!

Snowy Pond Winter Wedding Inspiration | Vermont Bride Magazine

Snowy Pond Winter Wedding Inspiration | Vermont Bride Magazine

Jen and Tim's Rustic Romance | Vermont Bride Magazine

When they began planning their wedding and reception, Jen and Tim knew a rustic, Vermont theme was the perfect reflection of their relationship. Tim is an arborist and a rugged outdoorsman, and Jen has the combination of beauty, charm, and skills with fishing and hunting to make her his perfect match. So it was only fitting that the celebration of their union reflected Jen and Tim’s personalities and all of the things they love to do together. Jen spent months preparing all of the adorable rustic details including handmade wooden signs, centerpieces made from wildflowers. old horseshoes and deer antlers, handmade bride and groom deer sculptures, and a wall of photographs that told the story of Jen and Tim’s lives and their relationship, from childhood through their engagement. Their love for the outdoors, and each other, was present in every detail from their outdoor ceremony to the little saplings each guest received to take home and plant.

Jen and Tim's Rustic Romance | Vermont Bride Magazine

Jen and Tim's Rustic Romance | Vermont Bride Magazine

Elmore State Park, Elmore, Vermont

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Jeannette and Joseph's nature themed wedding was full of enchanting details that blended in beautifully with the breathtaking Lake Elmore landscape. The L.A. based couple chose Vermont for their destination nuptials because of Jeannette's fond childhood vacation memories. They chose butterflies to tie in Joseph's Chinese heritage and birds to honor Jeannette's grandmother, an avid bird watcher and painter, who passed away a few months before their wedding. Here are some other detailes Jeannette shared with us about their big day:

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With so many natural waterways, lakes and ponds, it's no wonder that water plays a large part in Vermont weddings. Combine some H2O with hand-hewn post and beams, tree branch details, and a secluded mountaintop location and you pretty much have everything that is wondeful about Vermont in the Summer. Here are some gorgeous inspirational images Vermont Bride photographed, with the help of Stacie Maddox, at The Ponds at Bolton Valley. Lakeside details with rustic, vintage charm, combined with some amazing vendors!

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Aloha Hive Camp, Fairlee, Vermont

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We love the rustic details and pops of color in Sheena and Nathan's cozy, camp wedding. From the birch branch arbor to the post-ceremony boat cruise for the wedding party, their celebration epitomizes a classic Vermont style that takes full advantage of the natural landscape and all it has to offer.