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Marieke & Curtis Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Rustic Elegant Barn Wedding with Blush Pink and Gold Details | Vermont Bride Magazine

Marieke and Curtis' wedding had a certain ethereal feel to it that seemed accentuated by the majestic mountains in the background. Despite the threat of thunderstorms, the raindrops held off until after the ceremony, and now the couple look back fondly on their wedding day as "the perfect storm". Read on to hear more about what Marieke shared with us about their special day;

Marieke & Curtis Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Rustic Elegant Barn Wedding with Blush Pink and Gold Details | Vermont Bride Magazine

Meghan & Jeffrey Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Rustic DIY Barn Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

We love all of the fun and whimsical touches in Meghan and Jeff's June wedding at the Barn at Boyden Farm in Cambridge, Vermont. The couple DIY'd nearly every detail of their colorful celebration, and Meghan's mother created a beautiful art installation featuring a scendic background and their vows written in two panels. All in all, everything about this wedding perfectly illustrates the warm and heartfelt relationship Meghan and Jeff have together. Read on to hear what Meghan had to say about their journey:

Sabrina & Conor Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Rustic Round Barn Wedding | Destination Wedding in Vermont | Vermont Bride Magazine

Sabrina and Conor officially met at a typical White Mountain, backwoods bonfire, even though the two had grown up in the same town. The pair have lived all over New England, and finally settled in Burlington, Vermont, and immediately fell in love with the charm of Vermont. After becoming engaged, Sabrina used Vermont Bride's website to help her find information on local vendors to make her wedding vision a reality. They wanted all of their close family and friends to be able to stay at one location and enjoy an entire weekend together, and Sleepy Hollow Inn completely fit the bill for them.

To read more of Sabrina and Conor's love story, and to see more images from their wedding, get your copy of the Summer/Fall 2017 issue of Vermont Bride Magazine today! Look for it in select stores throughout New England, New York, New Jersey, or purchase it directly from our website.

Sabrina & Conor Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Rustic Round Barn Wedding | Destination Wedding in Vermont | Vermont Bride Magazine

Meghan & Chris Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Elegant and Rustic Nature Inspired Wedding at the Mountain Top Inn & Resort | Vermont Bride Magazine

Meghan and Chris both love the outdoors and wanted to incorporate nature into their wedding as much as possible. They fell in love with the relaxed atmosphere at the Mountain Top Inn & Spa, as well as the stunning view of the mountains, and the abundance of activities that their guests would be able to enjoy throughout their weekend long celebration. They also used birch branches in many of the decorations and had a tree potting ritual as part of their ceremony--their guests were asked to sprinkle water onto the soil to help it grow and now the tree is planted in Vermont where the couple can visit it often.

To read more about Meghan and Chris' love story, and to see more photos from their wedding, get your copy of the Summer/Fall 2017 issue of Vermont Bride Magazine now!

Meghan & Chris Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Elegant and Rustic Nature Inspired Wedding at the Mountain Top Inn & Resort | Vermont Bride Magazine

Mary Alice & Brian Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Rustic Barn Wedding in Jericho Vermont | Vermont Bride Magazine

Mary Alice and Brian wanted their wedding to strongly reflect the Vermont culture that they love so much--local food, local beer, and a mountain backdrop. The Mansfield Barn was the perfect fit for the location and they quickly found many amazing local vendors to create the wedding of their dreams, including having a Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream station where their guests could make their own sundaes. Mary Alice and Brian are big ice cream fans and decided to forgo having a cake in favor of ice cream. They even had matching ice cream bowls with the words "Mrs." and "Mr." on them which they used to give each other their first bites of ice cream.

To read more of Mary Alice and Brian's love story and to see more photos from their wedding, pick up a copy of the newest issue of Vermont Bride Magazine, the Summer/Fall 2017 edition, available in stores throughout New England, New York, and New Jersey in June. Or purchase a copy directly from our website!

Mary Alice & Brian Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Rustic Barn Wedding in Jericho Vermont | Vermont Bride Magazine

Helen & Trevor Real Vermont Wedding | Rustic Barn Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

Helen and Trevor love the Mad River Valley in Vermont and everything it has to offer, so it was the perfect location for their wedding celebration. They wanted an intimate wedding weekend where their guests could stay and enjoy all of the festivities, which was exactly what the Lareau Farm Inn provided them. It was the perfect venue for the relaxed and positive vibe they were seeking for their outdoor wedding.

To read more of Helen and Trevor's love story and see more photos from their wedding, be sure to pick up your copy of the Summer/Fall 2017 issue of Vermont Bride magazine, available for preorder now!

Helen & Trevor Real Vermont Wedding | Rustic Barn Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

Michelle & Jared Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Rustic Elegant Barn Wedding The Round Barn | Vermont Bride Magazine

Since Michelle and Jared met in Vermont and the state holds such special meaning to each of them, it was exactly where they wanted to celebrate with friends and family. A blend of elegant and rustic style in an idyllic barn setting was complimented beautifully with their peach and sage green color palette- full of vintage and antique details!

Casey & Heather Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Same Sex Marriage | Intervale Barn Burlington Vermont | Vermont Bride Magazine

Casey and Heather met when they were both living in New York City.  After they started dating, they decided to move to Vermont together and Heather landed a great job there right away.  Casey needed to finish her school year teaching middle school Science in New York, so Heather moved to Vermont and lived with Casey’s parents.  They were apart for three months while Casey was finishing teaching.  During the time they were apart, Heather bought a ring and started planning a surprise proposal for when she returned to New York City to help Casey pack. When Heather got to the airport she got right in a cab to rush to their apartment to meet Casey and propose.  It felt like the longest cab ride ever because she was so nervous and they had been apart for so long. When Heather got there, she went up to the apartment, knocked on the door and got down on one knee with the ring out for when Casey opened the door.  As soon as Casey opened the door, Heather told Casey how much she loved her and asked her to marry her.  Casey was so surprised she responded “Is this for real?” before ultimately saying “yes.”  It was perfect!

It was important to Casey and Heather that they had a wedding where all of their guests felt relaxed and had the best time ever, without having to follow a strict wedding schedule. They also wanted an outdoor option, with an inside back-up space if the weather was less than ideal. The Intervale Barn had all of what they were looking for plus more, with a pond and plenty of space for an outdoor bar, food truck, lawn games. The barn also had a state of the art sound system and the tables and chairs were included. They had amazing BBQ from Smokin’ Butts BBQ, great beverages from TRU Spirits and they had to include Heady Topper and Focal Banger by the Alchemist Brewery where Casey works as a brewer.

Some of their favorite moments from the celebration were their first dance to “The Rose” by Bette Midler, which Heather sang quietly to Casey as they danced. Heather’s family from Indiana was able to come and she enjoyed spending time with them before the wedding, catching up and making them dinner at her and Casey’s house. Casey was also thrilled her entire family was able to attend - it made for a joyous occasion.

Casey and Heather’s advice for other couples planning their wedding is: “Some of the best advice I can give, is advice that was passed down to us by some of our friends and family.  Just enjoy the moments as they come.  It is easy to get bogged down with planning and details and trying to make everything perfect.  Perfect is in the eye of the beholder.  The point of the day is to celebrate your love for each other in the company of friends and family.  So long as that happens, it is perfect.  Take time throughout the wedding to pause and remember the moments as they come.  Don’t let the day fly by without enjoying each moment.  We are glad we took this advice because now we will have these cherished moments in our minds for years and years to come.”

Casey & Heather Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Same Sex Marriage | Intervale Barn Burlington Vermont | Vermont Bride Magazine

Casey & Heather Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Same Sex Marriage | Intervale Barn Burlington Vermont | Vermont Bride Magazine

Casey & Heather Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Same Sex Marriage | Intervale Barn Burlington Vermont | Vermont Bride Magazine

Casey & Heather Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Same Sex Marriage | Intervale Barn Burlington Vermont | Vermont Bride Magazine

Casey & Heather Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Same Sex Marriage | Intervale Barn Burlington Vermont | Vermont Bride Magazine

featured professionalsVENUE: Intervale Barn PHOTOGRAPHER: Timothy Estey Photography | CATERER: Smokin’ Butts BBQ | FLORIST: Stray Cat Flowers | DJ: Robert Hendrix | CUPCAKES: Sugar Bean Treats | WEDDING GOWNS: Casey’s Dress: J. Crew and Heather’s Dress: Touma’s Bridal | ALTERATIONS: The Tailor Shop | HAIR & MAKEUP: Studio Bellezza | VIDEOGRAPHER: Zoila Turcios | REHEARSAL DINNER: Halvorson’s Upstreet CaféTENT RENTALS: Vermont Tent Company | BAR RENTAL: TRU Spirits | WEDDING OFFICIANT: Heather McCoy | JEWELRY: Alchemy Jewelry

Carie & Michael Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Rustic Elegant Barn Wedding | Intimate Wedding at Vermont Inn | Vermont Bride Magazine

On Carie’s first day at her new job in Newark, New Jersey, Mike promised to show her the beautiful parts of the state. He chose to first take her kayaking in Sea Bright and the pair started dating soon after. Carie is originally from Vermont and it was on a trip back there for Thanksgiving that the couple were planning on an overnight stay at the Red Clover Inn on their way to Saint Albans. Mike had originally planned on proposing that night, then sharing their big news over the holiday, but a snowstorm derailed his plans and they had to drive straight to Saint Albans without stopping. With a new reservation for the night after Thanksgiving, Mike proposed while they were enjoying the hot tub under the stars. Then they promptly celebrated by jumping out of the hot tub and making snow angels in the fresh snow!

Both Carie and Mike have high stress jobs yet always feel an immediate sense of calm, freshness, and serenity when they cross over the border into Vermont. Perhaps they were also swayed by the pictures of beautiful, rustic, chic barn weddings in Vermont Bride magazine, which confirmed to them that they must have their wedding in the Green Mountain state. The Red Clover Inn had sentimental value to Carie and Mike, plus the Inn features a quant, red barn, and a superb restaurant and awesome staff, making it the perfect choice for the reception.

Carie chose lavender as the theme for the wedding, as it has mind, body, and spiritual benefits in addition to a pleasant aroma and a pretty purple flower. There were shades of purple in the decor, hand drawn lavender on the invitations, and a lavender infused frosting on the cake. Since lavender promotes calmness and tranquility it was perfect for a laid back atmosphere during the entire celebration. Carie and Mike wanted a smaller wedding for a more intimate setting. Their friends and family mostly stayed at the Inn and were able to celebrate for an entire weekend of events. 

Carie and Mike’s advice for other couples planning a wedding is: “Plan the wedding that is in your heart and not the wedding you think others expect of you. Relax and enjoy the day. What really matters is that you are marrying “the one” and the people most important to you are there to celebrate with you. What more could you ask for?”

Carie & Michael Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Rustic Elegant Barn Wedding | Intimate Wedding at Vermont Inn | Vermont Bride Magazine

Carie & Michael Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Rustic Elegant Barn Wedding | Intimate Wedding at Vermont Inn | Vermont Bride Magazine

Carie & Michael Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Rustic Elegant Barn Wedding | Intimate Wedding at Vermont Inn | Vermont Bride Magazine

Carie & Michael Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Rustic Elegant Barn Wedding | Intimate Wedding at Vermont Inn | Vermont Bride Magazine

Carie & Michael Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Rustic Elegant Barn Wedding | Intimate Wedding at Vermont Inn | Vermont Bride Magazine

Carie & Michael Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Rustic Elegant Barn Wedding | Intimate Wedding at Vermont Inn | Vermont Bride Magazine

Carie & Michael Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Rustic Elegant Barn Wedding | Intimate Wedding at Vermont Inn | Vermont Bride Magazine

Carie & Michael Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Rustic Elegant Barn Wedding | Intimate Wedding at Vermont Inn | Vermont Bride Magazine

Carie & Michael Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Rustic Elegant Barn Wedding | Intimate Wedding at Vermont Inn | Vermont Bride Magazine

Carie & Michael Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Rustic Elegant Barn Wedding | Intimate Wedding at Vermont Inn | Vermont Bride Magazine

featured professionalsVENUE, CATERER, ACCOMMODATIONS, WEDDING PLANNER, REHEARSAL DINNER: Red Clover Inn & RestaurantPHOTOGRAPHER: Colette Kulig PhotographyFLORIST: Pittsfield Garden Center | DJ: Wedding DJ VTCAKE: Sweet Surrender BakeryWEDDING GOWN: Nicole MillerALTERATIONS: Nazli’s Tairloring | FORMAL WEAR: Men’s WearhouseHAIR & MAKEUP: Shear Heaven SalonEVENT RENTALS: Celebration RentalsINVITATIONS: Theresa Louise LariveeWEDDING OFFICIANT: Richard “Rev Rich” Manfre; Cousin to the groom | JEWELRY: Macy’s

 

Emily & Patrick Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Rustic Fall Barn Wedding | Wallingford, Vermont | Vermont Bride Magazine

Friends for nine years before they became a couple, Emily and Patrick met in High School. Because of their long friendship it did not take Pat very long to decide Emily was the one, and he proposed on Christmas Day within the first year. They fell in love with The Wallingford Lodge because of it’s woodsy, secluded location, and the amazing views. Emily particularly loved that she had complete control over the decorating of the reception and she DIY’d many of the decor elements in a bohemian/fall theme. 

Her favorite detail was the grape soda bottle cap pin she made for Pat in honor of the movie UP and to incorporate their love of Disney. She also loved her customized floral crown made with berries, pinecones, flowers, and succulents. Both Emily and Pat wanted to have an intimate first look before the ceremony. They met at a circle of trees near the lodge to share a giggle and some happy tears before walking down the aisle. Both of Emily’s parents walked her down the aisle, something that meant a lot to her since they are both her best friends and a huge part of her life. 

Emily & Patrick Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Rustic Fall Barn Wedding | Wallingford, Vermont | Vermont Bride Magazine

Emily & Patrick Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Rustic Fall Barn Wedding | Wallingford, Vermont | Vermont Bride Magazine

Emily & Patrick Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Rustic Fall Barn Wedding | Wallingford, Vermont | Vermont Bride Magazine

Emily & Patrick Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Rustic Fall Barn Wedding | Wallingford, Vermont | Vermont Bride Magazine

Emily & Patrick Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Rustic Fall Barn Wedding | Wallingford, Vermont | Vermont Bride Magazine

Emily & Patrick Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Rustic Fall Barn Wedding | Wallingford, Vermont | Vermont Bride Magazine

Emily & Patrick Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Rustic Fall Barn Wedding | Wallingford, Vermont | Vermont Bride Magazine

featured professionalsPHOTOGRAPHER: Red Bird Photography, Moments PhotographyEVENT RENTALS: Celebration RentalsVENUE: Wallingford Lodge | FLORIST: Carr’s FloristCAKE: Marie Coombs | FAVORS: Potlicker Kitchen, Vermont Roots | GOWN: A Trace of LaceFORMAL WEAR: McNeil and Reedy | HAIR STYLIST: Avanti Hair | MAKEUP ARTIST: Em & M Makeup by EmilyINVITATIONS: Etsy | BAND: Bobby Dick and the Sundowners and DJ Susie QWEDDING PLANNING: The Event SistersWEDDING OFFICIANT: Carl Mazzariello


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