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Lighting Inspiration For Weddings | Vermont Bride Magazine

A wedding trend I’ve seen become more popular in the past few years are sparklers, and even more recently, paper lanterns. These activities can add a bit of magic to your evening and make for great photo opportunities, but do require a bit of proper planning.

Lighting Inspiration For Weddings | Vermont Bride Magazine

Let’s think about the basics for a minute here. Sparklers and lanterns have fire. Are you planning to get married in a hay field in July when it hasn’t rained for a few weeks in drought conditions?  – All I am saying is just be mindful of Mother Nature, her drought conditions, and any potential flammable environment around you. Let’s not even get into how potentially flammable that pretty dress can be!

Lighting Inspiration For Weddings | Vermont Bride Magazine

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Gina and Tim frequently "get away from it all" at Gina's father's log cabin in the woods of Vermont, and they knew they wanted their friends and family to have that same feeling at their June wedding. Their whimsical, rustic celebration started with an intimate ceremony under a covered bridge. With the sound of the babbling brook beneath them, and those closest to their hearts around them, Gina and Tim exchanged "I dos". The elegant Hermitage Inn provided the perfect backdrop for the rest of the day's festivities. Here are some highlights from Gina;

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The Winter 2015 edition of the Vermont Bride Lookbook is here! It is full of gorgeous, colorful inspiration for your wedding. Swoon over beautiful bouquets, luscious cakes, color and theme ideas, decorating details, and more. We have featured eight lovely real weddings that showcase some of Vermont's best venues, photographers, caterers, and florists. If you are still in need of vendors to provide you with one-of-a-kind, exemplary service, then look no further! The Lookbook has a comprehensive index of our preferred wedding professionals.

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The winter landscape in Vermont can start to look a little monochrome after a while, with snow-covered mountains, trees, and the pale gray, cloudy sky that typically dominates from December through March. To cut through the stark white, we love the idea of using deep, rich jewel tones to add warmth and sparkle to a winter season wedding. Dark purples, reds, studded with glittering gold, are the perfect foil to the ice and frost.

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Dark chocolate whoopie pies are a perfect match for delicate gold calligraphy. Lots of shiny, vintage decorations give tabletops luxurious charm and interest. The sage and lime greenery pairs nicely with the more saturated garnet and plum colored flowers. Strings of cafe lights hang as a backdrop and give the entire area a warm glow that will last well into the evening.

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Natural elegance was the theme for this light and fresh wedding, captured by Civic Photos. Morgan and Kyle were married under a vine covered pergola at the Tuscan Courtyards, in Texas City, as ribbons and candles swayed around them in the breeze. Lots of personal history could be found in the details, like the program which featured fun facts about the couple and their relationship. Each bridesmaid wore a different style of dress, befit their personality, which went perfectly with the laid back, casual feel the couple wanted to portray. It was the perfect blend of traditional, sophisticated decor and comfortable, home-spun ambiance.

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These stunningly enchanting images, from Lis Photography, seem like they are straight out of a fairytale. From the majestic white horse to the cherub-cheeked flower girl, it feels like you have been transported back to another time. A time where prince charmings rescued damsels in distress and pricesses were transported through golden fields in horse drawn carriages. While gazing into the ethereal background, you half expect to see wood nymphs dancing around.

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Thanksgiving is a time to reflect back on the year and give thanks for the good stuff, which we feel makes it a perfect time to celebrate your love and commitment with friends and family. Combining your wedding with a holiday gives it a little extra something special to make it shine. Feelings of warmth, kindness, and sharing go hand-in-hand with one of life's greatest celebrations. Here is some of our favorite Thanksgiving inspired wedding ideas:

Thanksgiving Wedding Inspiration

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Big Tupper Ski Lodge is, according to their website, a "basic, no frills, affordable ski/snowboarding experience for individuals and families."  However, "basic" and "no frills" couldn't be FURTHER from the truth when it came to Bridget and Daniel's wedding day. They completely transformed the bare-bones lodge into a beautiful reception filled with lights hanging on tree branches, glowing lanterns, and simple rustic elegance. Almost everything was done by family members, friends, and other people who helped pull things together. The inspiration for the wedding came from Bridget's idea of "Burlap and Birch" but her mother (who recently started her own wedding event design business) is the true artist and knew that they could pull together a beautiful wedding that was on a budget.

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Fall-Colors

Warm, cozy, crisp, vibrant - these are all words that describe Fall in Vermont. We gathered some of our favorite images from this season to inspire your Fall wedding planning!

Top-Left | How inviting are those brightly colored adirondack chairs overlooking the lake, at Basin Harbor Club? We could sit and gaze at the foliage all day long.

Top-Right | Deep red berries paired with pure white flower buds and wrapped in twine make a perfect Fall boutonniere, designed by Sarah's Weddings by Betty's Flower Basket.

Middle | Simple and elegant jewelry set in beautiful pewter adds just the right amount of shine to pair with a rich Fall color palette. From Danforth Pewter.

Bottom-Right | Instead of a traditional cake, add some home-spun charm to your reception with warm apple pie a la mode. This presentation brings it up a notch with an intense caramel drizzle. From Have Your Cake Catering.

Bottom-Left | Iconic red barn background with a wedding gown artfully hung in a tree with turning leaves. Could there be a more perfect Fall wedding image? Photo by Kim Martin Photography.

 

January 25, 2020

Fall Inspiration

Fall is a gorgeous time of the year in Vermont, when the mountains get to show off their colors and the temperature cools enough for warm, knit sweaters and bonfires in the evening. Rich hues of red, orange, yellow, and brown are everywhere and the fruits from the labors of summer are harvested. It's no wonder that it is many of the locals' favorite season. Summer may have the distinction of being "wedding season", but there is something about a fall wedding in Vermont that conjurs cozy, romantic thoughts. Today, we put together some inspiring fall images to get you excited for the cooler weather.

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1. Beautiful Fall Bouquet of Sunflowers, Kale, Hypericum Berries, Solidago, Broomcorn and various Greens by Peck's Flower Shop.

2. How stunning would a fall reception be, overlooking the mountain foliage across the lake in The Pond Pavillion at The Equinox Resort & Spa?

3. Give the gift of Vermont with crisp, sweet apple favors at each place setting. Image via La Bottine Couture.

4. This maple leaf adorned cake is simple but makes a stunning statement, cake by Irene's Cakes by Design, image by Paul Reynolds Photography.

5. Choose a gown with a little more coverage for a chilly outdoor wedding, like this gorgeous design by Justin Alexander, available at Fiori Bridal Boutique.

6. A rustic display of homemade maple and apple donuts is sure to warm your guests and satisfy their appetites. Photo by Stoilov Studio.