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August 20, 2017  TAGS:  BARN  COUNTRY  INSPIRATION  PURPLE  GREEN

Patricia & Nicholas | Pittsfield, Vermont

Patricia & Nicholas Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Vermont Country Wedding with a Barn | Vermont Bride Magazine

How and Where did you meet? Nicholas and I met back in High School- The first time we dated Patricia was 18 and Nicholas was 20- we were smitten with each other telling everyone we would marry all our family said it was just puppy love- as typical teens we broke up. A couple years later we dated again then dated long distance while Patricia was in Utah again we broke up. Lived life separately without any communication for nearly 9 years. Then a Facebook message changed that- Patricia Messaged Nicholas December 11, 2012 to see where and how He was. He actually responded- at that time I was living in West Palm Beach Florida and Nick was in Vermont with now a son; Evan he was 6 year old. He later would fly and we would reunite, truly 3rd time is a charm! We hit it off, almost like we never lost that connection and our love was still there. I moved back to Vermont and we moved in together July 13, 2013. By Dec 08. 2013 we found out we were pregnant creating our family! 

What was the proposal like? After our daughter was born July 27, 2014 I was still wondering when will he propose? I gave him some guidelines- not on my birthday, not on a holiday and not in front of family or strangers! LOL Dec 18, 2014 Nicholas got on one knee and asked me if I would be by his side for the rest of our lives! He started celebrating I then asked would he like to know my answer LOL I said yes! MInd you I was just literally holding our daughter after nursing her and was getting us ready to visit santa in the Mall for a photo- so he totally caught me off guard. 

Patricia & Nicholas Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Vermont Country Wedding with a Barn | Vermont Bride Magazine

Why did you choose VT for your wedding? We chose VT as we grew up in VT & we love Vermont- who doesn't? 

How did you choose your venue?  After Nicholas Proposed that evening we picked the date- not near any birthday's that we were aware of or any holiday or snow! May 6, 2017 sounded good 5/6/17. I then googled VT destination wedding venues. I found The Amee Farm Lodge in Pittsfield, Vermont- made an appointment and once I was there it was perfect! We wanted to not have to wedding venue hop so everything would happen over a weekend at one location from Rehearsal Dinner to Ceremony to the Reception- this was also key as Patricia has family from all over the US so this would feel like a destination wedding in our home state and easy for our guests!

What was your theme/color palette? Our theme was Rustic, Sophisticated, Romantic. Color palette: Shades of Purples and Greens, Accented with White and Ivory.

Patricia & Nicholas Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Vermont Country Wedding with a Barn | Vermont Bride Magazine

What was your favorite detail from your wedding? Our favorite details for our wedding was the venue it's self and our florist/event designer's decor; Jasper & Prudence made our wedding what it was! Gorgeous and simply beautiful! 

How did your wedding Reflect your relationship as a couple? Our wedding reflected our relationship as a couple by being romantic and catering to everyones needs in comfort.

What are some of your favorite moments? Some of our favorite moments, wow this is a hard question as we have soooooo many! Watching our daughter be the flower girl and nailing it like a pro! She was incredibly beautiful and brave! Having my Uncle walk me down the isle in place of my father, as he passed away 6 years ago. Having my Uncle there by my side was truly a gift! Having our fabulous photographer Jennifer Mardus there she was truly amazing and we loved having her apart of our day! Earlier in the day as the bride a favorite moment was having my 3 bridesmaids and myself get our hair and makeup done while watching my florist design the room where the reception would take place! That was behind the scenes upfront! Never will forget watching that take place! And lastly my wedding planner Randi from Silver Toad being a life long best friend, our close family& friends moments we will treasure forever! 

Patricia & Nicholas Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Vermont Country Wedding with a Barn | Vermont Bride Magazine

What advice would you give other couples planning their wedding? Advice we would give other couples planning their wedding: 

Step 1: Hire Randi Nonni from SilverToad Weddings and Events as your Wedding Planner! 

Step 2: Hire Jasper & Prudence Floral and Events- Tedd is the best in New England! 

Step 3: Hire Jennifer Mardus Photography- she's the best in New England! 

Step 4: Hire Irene's Cakes By Design- She's the best in New England! 

Step 5: Plan on going over budget! And let your Vendors do their job!

Patricia & Nicholas Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Vermont Country Wedding with a Barn | Vermont Bride Magazine 

featured professionalsVENUE & ACCOMMODATIONS: The Amee Farm Lodge // WEDDING OFFICIANT: The Parsonne // WEDDING PLANNER: SilverToad Weddings and Events // PHOTOGRAPHER: Jennifer Mardus Photography // CATERER: Vermont Farms Catering // FLORIST & EVENT RENTALS: Jasper & Prudence Floral and Events // DJ & PHOTO BOOTH RENTAL: Green Mountain Sound and Entertainment // TENT & EVENT RENTALS: 1888 Builders // EVENT RENTALS: The Linen Shop // FAVORS: Oriental Trading, Splash Naturals, and Michael's // STATIONERY: Minted // CAKE: Irene's Cakes By Design // WEDDING GOWN DESIGNER: Morilee // WEDDING GOWN STORE, BRIDESMAID DRESSES, & FORMAL WEAR: Needleman's Bridal  // ALTERATIONS: The Sewing Basket // JEWERLRY: Pearce Jewelers // HAIR STYLIST: Finishing Touch // MAKEUP ARTIST: Elizabeth England Studios // REHEARSAL DINNER: Vermont Farms Catering