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The slow season for Vermont wedding professionals provides a great opportunity for vendors to collaborate and create inspiration without the confines that often accompany client work. It allows for a free flow of creativity from the vendors and provides inspiration for the bride to be. Creating just for the sake of creating, without any restrictions, can be very liberating and helps keep us inspired as well. Winter can be a beautiful season to get married and we wanted to showcase just how beautiful it can be.

We started with a palette of blue and gray in choosing a beautiful dress by Claire LaFaye. From there we wanted to compliment the blue and gray tones with warmer tones of gold and yellow. Because we chose an elegant, but unorthodox wedding dress color we balanced the look with simple and traditional elements in the jewelry provided by Von Bargen’s Jewelry and a headpiece provided by Fiori Bridal. The gown looked beautiful paired with gorgeous gold shoes also provided by Fiori Bridal. Warm touches also balanced out the floral arrangements created by Petals Floral Design. Instead of going with just one cake we wanted a display of cakes which together looked like a work of art designed by Irene’s Signature Desserts. We included hand-calligraphed invitations by Calligraphy Arts and a watercolor painting of the venue, Apple Hill Inn in Woodstock, Vermont, crafted by Michelle Boleski of Petals Floral Design. We couldn’t help but to include one of our favorite wedding favors from Red Kite Candy who can create custom wedding favors to suit your needs.  Vermont Tent Company provided tables, chairs, linens and tableware.  And we couldn’t have done this shoot without our fabulous model Lulu Lovering who looked equisit with makeup by Jennifer Perellie makeup artist and hair by Studio Tress.

We hope you find this winter styled shoot as inspiring as we did!

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Last winter I had the most amazing opportunity to collaborate with other vendors in my first style inspiration shoot.  This type of collaboration gives wedding industry professionals an opportunity to create a wedding look without having the influence of a client.  It’s a great way to experiment and create something truly inspiring.  The vendors donate their time and products and in return receive the images for their own marketing purposes.  I’m so excited that this shoot came together beautifully with the vendors listed at the bottom participating.  Even better, the inspiration can be found on Burnett’s Boards, where you can find lots of bridal inspiration.

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Venue: Simon Pearce Restaurant and Mill

Stylist: Caroline Reusen of Belles and Bubbles Wedding Blog

Floral Design: Petals

Dress: Cathy Telle

Cakes: A to Z Cakes

Table Rental: Blood’s Catering and Party Rentals

Tableware: Simon Pearce

Hair Accessory: Melinda Rose Designs

Silk Ribbon: Silk & Willow

Ring: Trumpet & Horn

Stationery: Linen & Leaf

Bow Tie: Beau Ties of Vermont

Ramona and Jack went to school at Middlebury College and although they reside in Chicago now, they knew they wanted to come back to Vermont to tie the knot.  The couple dreamed of a ceremony in a beautiful field and a reception inside a gorgeous barn, complete with an abundance of flowers and lovely decor. Their vision came to life at the West Monitor Barn in Richmond, Vermont – a stunning venue that fit their vision perfectly.

The barn was lit with gorgeous large-bulb lights and numerous candles, providing the perfect amount of light for romantic ambiance, and featured exquisite bouquets and centerpieces styled by the lovely Erin Ostreicher at Nectar & Root.  The tablescapes were styled by Lindsey Campbell and her incredible team from Farmhouse Group Events, who also provided farm to table catering for the wedding.

The ladies were dressed in pale mint green dresses, all unique to each bridesmaid, and were styled at Indigo Salon and Mirror Mirror.  The girls looked gorgeous as they h elped Ramona into her stunning modern crocheted lace dress that perfectly complimented her soft but whimsical personality.  Ramona completed her look with heirloom vintage jewelry that belonged to her grandmother, including her engagement ring.  A little whimsy was added to the guys’ attire with varying colorful socks and Jack’s tie that featured stick figure runners for his love of running.

Ramona and Jack are down to earth kind of people and their love and adoration for one another couldn’t be anymore genuine and transparent, especially during their first look which took place on a walking bridge behind the barn.  it’s one of my favorite first looks ever captured and I’m so glad they chose to have that intimate moment together before their ceremony.  Their reception was one to remember from their interactive couples’ toast to a surprise sparker toast from Jack’s father, which looked simply magical in the dimply lit barn.

It was such an honor to be a part of their stunning day and I wish them many years of happiness!

This wedding has been featured on Sweet Violet Bride!

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A special thanks to my second photographer, Mike Tracy, and to all the other creative vendors who came together to make this day special.

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Nectar & Root

The Farmhouse Group

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Vermont Tent Co.

Anya + Nic

August 15, 2015

Anya and Nic tied the knot this past August on a beautiful day along the Connecticut River that separates Vermont from New Hampshire. The couple grew up in Vermont and dreamed about a wedding that included their closest family and friends at a location that is near and dear to their hearts. Cedar Circle Organic Farm in Thetford, Vermont is both a place they call home and where the groom spends his days managing the grounds, so it felt only natural to hold their ceremony there.

Anya and Nic are two laid back individuals who like to have lots of fun and wanted to create an atmosphere where their guests could kickback and have a great time. The ladies were asked to select their own dresses within a hue range of pink and peach. The bouquets and flower decor were handpicked with love right from the farm’s u-pick flower gardens by the bride and her ladies. The groom made the arbor from maple saplings. The couple chose local maple syrup as a gift of appreciation to their guests. And, for the tiniest guests, the couple made sure to include a gift bag of items such as glow sticks, bubbles and temporary tattoos to keep them busy throughout the night. Farm to table catering was provided by the farm with on location roasted chicken, fresh heirloom caprese salad and honey wheat bread with maple butter made by the bride’s mother.

It was a night full of love for this couple that tied the knot in the heart of Vermont with friends and family dancing the night away.

You can find this wedding featured on Rustic Wedding Chic.

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