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Monica & Patrick Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Elegant Tented Wedding at Hildene The Lincoln Family Home in Manchester Vermont | Vermont Bride Magazine

Monica and Patrick met as young children-their parents remember him chasing her around and saying he would marry her one day! But Patrick and his parents moved away and they lost touch for twenty-something years. A serendipitous reunion on Christmas found them bonding over their mutual love of skiing and Patrick eventually brought Monica to his family vacation home near Stratton Mountain.

Monica and Patrick's love of Vermont drew them to the state to search for a wedding venue. On their very first day of searching, they fell in love with Hildene. There was also a St. Paul’s church nearby, which was perfect since they had met as children at their local St. Paul’s in New York. Their one goal when planning their wedding was to share a memorable celebration with the people who mean the world to them, and to be romantic and playful. It was full of handmade touches they put together with their friends and family; golden animal drink stirrers and magnets to hold the escort cards, floral bases for the centerpieces, and watercolored menus and table names.

To read more of Monica and Patrick's love story and to see more photos from their wedding, pick up a copy of the Winter/Spring 2017 issue of Vermont Bride Magazine! They are available for purchase on newsstands throughout New England as well as right here on our website.

Monica & Patrick Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Elegant Tented Wedding at Hildene The Lincoln Family Home in Manchester Vermont | Vermont Bride Magazine

Monica & Patrick Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Elegant Tented Wedding at Hildene The Lincoln Family Home in Manchester Vermont | Vermont Bride Magazine

Monica & Patrick Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Elegant Tented Wedding at Hildene The Lincoln Family Home in Manchester Vermont | Vermont Bride Magazine

Monica & Patrick Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Elegant Tented Wedding at Hildene The Lincoln Family Home in Manchester Vermont | Vermont Bride Magazine

Monica & Patrick Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Elegant Tented Wedding at Hildene The Lincoln Family Home in Manchester Vermont | Vermont Bride Magazine

Monica & Patrick Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Elegant Tented Wedding at Hildene The Lincoln Family Home in Manchester Vermont | Vermont Bride Magazine

featured professionalsICE CREAM STAND: BEN & JERRY'S | EVENT LIGHTING: RAIN OR SHINE TENT AND EVENTS COPHOTOGRAPHER: JONATHAN YOUNG & ELISABETH MILLAY | VIDEOGRAPHER: VALERIE BARNES | VENUE: HILDENE | FLORAL DESIGN: LILY OF THE VALLEYDJ, PHOTO BOOTH, & EVENT LIGHTING: SUPERSOUNDS DJ INC. | CATERING, BAR SERVICE, & CAKES: PANGEA | GOWN: CASABLANCA & MODECASHOES: CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN | TUX: THEORY | GROOM'S SHOES: SALVATORE FERRAGAMO | HAIR STYLIST: PATTY BASSETMAKEUP ARTIST: FLAWLESS COSMETIC DESIGN | INVITATIONS: DESIGNS BY ROBYN LOVE | TRANSPORTATION: DUFOUR TOURS | CEREMONY: ST. PAUL'S ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH | OFFICIANT: REV. THOMAS MATTISON | REHEARSAL DINNER: INN AT WEST VIEW FARMACCOMMODATIONS: INN AT WILLOW POND | WEDDING COORDINATOR: NICOLE BROCK, HILDENE | REGISTRY: ZOLA

 

Lisa & David Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Barn Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

Feeling a connection to the Vermont landscape and people from their very first visit, Lisa and David chose it for their dream destination wedding. They knew they wanted a barn venue and after viewing a video on the Alerin Barn website, they decided to go check it out. It was love at first sight with the perfect outdoor space for the ceremony and a rustic, chic feel that Lisa was looking for. They went with a soft, romantic color palette of dusty shale, soft mint, blush, ivory, and gold—all colors that their wedding photographer knew would look wonderful in the photos as well. Lisa and David DIY’d a lot of the decor, such as the “LUEA” letters hanging in a door frame, centerpieces made of family photos, a suitcase that belonged to Lisa’s aunt became their card holder, and they had little colorful books from Black Ink for guests to write stories or well wishes in.

To read more about Lisa and David's love story and to see more photos from their wedding, be sure to pick up a copy of the Winter/Spring 2017 Vermont Bride Magazine at select retailers throughout New England, New York, and New Jersey, or purchase a copy on our website here!

 

Lisa & David Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Barn Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

Lisa & David Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Barn Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

Lisa & David Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Barn Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

Lisa & David Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Barn Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

Lisa & David Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Barn Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

Lisa & David Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Barn Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

Lisa & David Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Barn Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

Lisa & David Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Barn Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

featured professionals | VENUE: THE ALERIN BARN | PHOTOGRAPHER: J. HARPER PHOTOGRAPHY | CATERER: SWEET BASIL CAFE & CATERING | FLORAL DESIGN: ALL ABOUT FLOWERS | CAKE: BENTLEY'S BAKERY & CAFE | DJ: AVID ENTERTAINMENT | GOWN: SIMPLY VERA BY VERA WANG | ALTERATIONS: QUEEN DRESSMAKERS | FORMAL WEAR: INDOCHINO, H & M | HAIR AND MAKEUP: SHEAR SENSATIONS | JEWELRY: BLUE NILE, TIFFANY & CO., DESIGNED BY SERGIO | VIDEOGRAPHER: BRIAN DELABRUERE | FAVORS: CABOT MAPLE SYRUP | INVITATIONS: SALOMOM E. FRAUSTO, BROTHER OF BRIDE | REHEARSAL DINNER: SCREAMING BOAR SMOKEHOUSE | ACCOMMODATIONS: FAIRBANKS INN, COMFORT INN AND SUITES | TRANSPORTATION: BUTLER'S BUS SERVICE | OFFICIENT: GLENN COLLINS | SPA SERVICES: BLISS SPA, SHEAR SENSATIONS | REGISTRY: CRATE & BARREL, TARGET, MACY'SVEIL: GILDED SHADOWS | GARTER, ROBES: ETSY

 

Lindsay & Finn Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Mountain Top Inn and Resort Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

Vermont is a place that is very dear to both Finn and Lindsay. Finn grew up there and over the last several years it has become a second home to Lindsay. Plus you can’t beat the beautiful, natural backdrop! The couple wanted to share their favorite spot with Lindsay’s family and all of their friends. It was important that their guests could stay on property and have plenty to do together, since most would be coming from out of town. The Mountain Top Inn & Resort had all of the amenities, and the breathtaking vistas, that they were looking for. Their entire wedding weekend was held on site, from the rehearsal dinner down by the lake, to a Sunday farewell brunch. Their guests enjoyed horseback riding, playing tennis, walking the trails, and even skeet shooting. Not only is the Mountain Top Inn beautiful, but it is practically a “summer camp for adults,” as Lindsay puts it. From s’mores around the fire pit to sipping drinks by the pool—there was something for everyone.

To read more of Lindsay and Finn's love story and to see more photos from their wedding, check out the Winter/Spring 2017 issue of Vermont Bride Magazine, now available for purchase in select retailers throughout New England or on our website.

Lindsay & Finn Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Mountain Top Inn and Resort Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

Lindsay & Finn Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Mountain Top Inn and Resort Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

Lindsay & Finn Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Mountain Top Inn and Resort Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

Lindsay & Finn Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Mountain Top Inn and Resort Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

Lindsay & Finn Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Mountain Top Inn and Resort Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

Lindsay & Finn Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Mountain Top Inn and Resort Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

featured professionalsVENUE, CATERER, & ACCOMMODATIONS: MOUNTAIN TOP INN & RESORT | PHOTOGRAPHY: GARRENTEE PHOTOGRAPHY HAIR STYLIST AND MAKEUP ARTIST: PAIGE CARRARA , THE SPA AT MOUNTAIN TOP INN & RESORTFLORAL DESIGN: A SCHOOLHOUSE GARDEN | CAKES & CUPCAKES: IRENE'S CAKES BY DESIGN | RENTALS: LINEN SHOP | INVITATIONS: TEXTSTYLE DESIGNMUSICIANS: EAST COAST SOUL | PHOTO BOOTH: TOP HAT | VIDEOGRAPHY: DAVE BIGLER | WEDDING GOWN: WATTERS | FORMAL WEAR: CALVIN KLEIN | OFFICIANT: FATHER OF THE GROOM

 

Laura & Patrick Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Basin Harbor Club Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

Laura lived in Vermont her entire life, before moving to Nashville for college, and had brought Patrick there for many trips to visit her family. They both love Vermont in the fall and after Laura saw the wedding arch at Basin Harbor Club, she knew it was the place they should get married. Their families were deeply involved with the wedding planning–Laura’s sister was Maid of Honor, Patrick’s brother was Best Man, Laura’s brothers walked her down the aisle and read passages at the wedding, and her father officiated the ceremony. Right before she put on her wedding gown, Laura’s Aunt brought her a gift from her greatgrandmother. It was a bracelet that her great-grandfather had made for her great-grandmother many years ago. Laura also used the ring pillow both her mother and grandmother had used in their weddings. One of their favorite details from their wedding also was crafted by a family member. Laura’s sister created custom table numbers which featured a photo of Laura and Patrick from that age. The photos of them as babies were adorable and the ones from awkward middle school years provided lots of laughter and entertainment!

To read more of Laura and Patrick's love story and to see more photos from their wedding, pick up a copy of the Winter/Spring 2017 issue of Vermont Bride Magazine today! It is now available for purchase in select retailers throughout New England as well as right here on our site.

Laura & Patrick Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Basin Harbor Club Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

Laura & Patrick Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Basin Harbor Club Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

Laura & Patrick Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Basin Harbor Club Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

Laura & Patrick Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Basin Harbor Club Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

Laura & Patrick Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Basin Harbor Club Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

featured professionalsVENUE, CATERING, CAKE, & ACCOMMODATIONS: BASIN HARBOR CLUB | PHOTOGRAPHER: CAT CUTILLO PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEO | DJ: WEDDING DJ VTFLORIST: BLOOMERS GARDEN FLOWERS | ALTERATIONS: 4EVERLY AFTER | TIE & BOWTIES: DIVINE DOMESTICATION | HAIR & MAKEUP: SHEAR CUTS | FAVORS: PHENOMENAL FUDGE, DOUGLAS ORCHARD APPLES, LEDGE HAVEN MAPLE SYRUP | TRANSPORTATION: FIRST STUDENT CHARTER BUS | REHEARSAL DINNER: STARRY NIGHT CAFE | OFFICIANT: PAUL SAENGER, FATHER OF THE BRIDE

 

Kellie & Steven Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Space Themed Wedding | Storm Troopers | NASA Astronauts | Woodstock, Vermont | Vermont Bride Magazine

After Kellie’s parents built a home in Queechee, Vermont, Kellie and Steven have enjoyed numerous relaxing visits as a reprieve to their normal lives in New York City. The area always relaxes and rejuvenates them with an abundance of nature, fresh air, and starry skies. After they became engaged, the couple knew they needed to share this experience with all of their friends and family. Space exploration is an important passion to Kellie, both personally and professionally, so it felt natural to incorporate it into their wedding. A former NASA astronaut and Space Station Commander officiated the ceremony and they included Storm Troopers during the recessional for a bit of fun and lightheartedness. “Starry Night” was the theme for the reception, with lots of twinkling lights and orbs throughout the tent.

Read more about Kellie and Steven's love story and to see more photos from their unique, space themed wedding, in the Winter/Spring 2017 issue of Vermont Bride, available now!

Kellie & Steven Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Space Themed Wedding | Storm Troopers | NASA Astronauts | Woodstock, Vermont | Vermont Bride Magazine

Kellie & Steven Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Space Themed Wedding | Storm Troopers | NASA Astronauts | Woodstock, Vermont | Vermont Bride Magazine

Kellie & Steven Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Space Themed Wedding | Storm Troopers | NASA Astronauts | Woodstock, Vermont | Vermont Bride Magazine

Kellie & Steven Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Space Themed Wedding | Storm Troopers | NASA Astronauts | Woodstock, Vermont | Vermont Bride Magazine

featured professionalsPHOTOGRAPHY: LOVELY VALENTINE | CEREMONY VENUE and ACCOMMODATIONS: WOODSTOCK INN | VENUE: MURPHY FARM | FLORAL DESIGN: FORD FLOWERSCATERER: QUECHEE CLUB, AND MURPHY FARM | CAKE: A TO Z CAKES, LLC | BAND: SULTANS OF SWING | WEDDING GOWN: ZUHAIR MURADHAIR STYLIST: JIWON YANG | MAKEUP ARTIST: GRACE UMAFFIA | VIDEOGRAPHY: BOSTON WEDDING FILMS | RENTALS: FORD FLOWERSREHEARSAL DINNER: QUECHEE CLUB | JEWELRY: DESCENZA DIAMONDS