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Krissi & Edward Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Rustic Country Wedding in Wallingford Vermont | Barn Wedding with Romantic and Elegant Touches | Vermont Bride Magazine

 

How and where did you meet? Eddie and I met in Philly about 10 years ago.  It’s a funny story, we met through my ex-boyfriend who was Eddie’s landlord at that time.  We remained friends through several other relationships and then we were finally single at the same time, and decided to give the dating thing a try.  Best decision we ever made!!

What was the proposal like?The proposal was so unexpected and hilarious.  We all joke that he did it “Eddie style”.  We drove up from Philly to Vermont for a friend’s birthday weekend.  We were all siting on the deck of our friend’s house and Eddie walked out the screen door and tripped and fell right in front of me.  I was so concerned about him and trying to pick him up, and also wondering why no one was helping him.  I even grabbed the ring out of his hand and placed it on the tablet next to me, not realizing what I had just had in my hand.  It finally dawned on me that I had just put an engagement ring on the table, and that is when he asked me.  In front of all of our friends.  It was perfect and hysterical at the same time.  I still laugh when thinking about it.

 

 Krissi & Edward Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Rustic Country Wedding in Wallingford Vermont | Barn Wedding with Romantic and Elegant Touches | Vermont Bride Magazine

Annie & Bill Real Wedding Inspiration | Rustic Country Wedding | Barn Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

 

Annie and Bill were married at the gorgeous rustic venue, Gilbertsville Farmhouse, planning their wedding from their home in Idaho. Being environmental studies majors in college, the couple loved the entire experience they could have at Gilbertsville Farmhouse. There were many details that showed their personal love of nature; the bird themed seating chart and table "numbers", bird seed in the personalized lovebird pint glasses, gorgeous wild flowers, just to name a few. It just so happened that on their wedding day, that the owners of Gilbertsville Farmhouse adopted two kittens and since Bill and Annie adore kittens, they were a perfect addition to their sunset photos.

 

Annie & Bill Real Wedding Inspiration | Rustic Country Wedding | Barn Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

Bevin & Thom Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Rustic and Elegant Country Wedding in Dorset Vermont | Vermont Bride Magazine

 

How and where did you meet? We both worked at the Huntington Theatre Company together, though Thom likes to tell it that they really started talking and flirting when Bevin directed a play he wrote for another theatre company.

What was the proposal like? We’d been talking about marriage in the abstract for a while, so Thom eventually got around to buying a ring. A few days later — and before he had a chance to come up with any kind of grand scheme worthy of a proposal — he was sitting at his writing desk when Bevin walked over in a towel, fresh out of the shower. She was in a sentimental mood, crying as she spoke about something she wanted to do at that abstract future wedding, whenever it might be.

So naturally, Thom got up and walked away without a word, leaving her standing there, dripping wet and sobbing in a towel. (He doesn’t always think things through.)

This would have probably been the end of their relationship if he hadn’t returned with the ring he’d just bought, dropped down on one knee, and said, “Okay, so let’s do it.” Later, after they called their families, he would clarify that the “it” was “get married,” and officially asked her to marry him in a yes-or-no way to avoid any confusing.

 

Bevin & Thom Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Rustic and Elegant Country Wedding in Dorset Vermont | Vermont Bride Magazine

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

Vintage Bohemian Horse Farm Wedding Inspiration | Vermont Bride Magazine

We love this bohemian, vintage wedding inspiration from Ray of Sunshine Photography that was shot on location at a horse farm in the country. For an added twist on this popular trend they added in some modern touches and featured two different bridal gowns. The flowers have pops of vibrant pinks, gold, and succulents for a little green. A flower crown for the bride and a custom "Just Married" sign for the horse give it that bohemian flair.

Vintage Bohemian Horse Farm Wedding Inspiration | Vermont Bride Magazine

Samantha & Myles Real New England Wedding Inspiration | Outdoor Tented Backyard Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

Despite the fact that Samantha and Myles first met overseas in Kazakhstan, were engaged during a hike in Peru, and the couple has a passion for traveling their hearts desire was to host a relaxed celebration in the country. Read on to learn more about this unique couple and their story;

Samantha & Myles Real New England Wedding Inspiration | Outdoor Tented Backyard Wedding | 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

Eleanore & Michael Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Elegant, French Country Wedding in Vermont | Vermont Bride Magazine

Michael chose the perfect time to propose to Eleonore, right before they were about to head home to Vermont to celebrate Christmas with their families. Before they left California, where they were both doing residencies at Stanford, Michael gave Eleonore a beautiful Tiffany necklace as an early Christmas present. When she turned around after putting it on he was waiting with the ring. Even though they were living in California at the time, the couple knew they wanted to have their wedding in Vermont where they had both grown up and their relationship had begun.

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

Eleanore & Michael Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Elegant, French Country Wedding in Vermont | Vermont Bride Magazine

Cyndie & Josh Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Blueberry Hill Inn, Goshen Vermont | Rustic, Country Fall Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

After Cyndie and Josh were put in charge of the same account at the ad agency they worked at—she was the project manager, he was the art directorthey could feel a special connection. Countless laugh filled chats, long hours battling deadlines, and after work beers, they were officially more than just work associates. Both Josh and Cyndie love adventures and spending time in nature, so it was a very special place that Josh chose to propose. Lake Pemaquid Campground in Maine is where Cyndie, her father, and sister have been camping for the last twenty-six years. When she and Josh rented a cabin there for a relaxing weekend getaway Josh took the opportunity to propose on the beach of their usual site, number 41, with the lake and fall leaves surrounding them.

Originally the couple actually assumed they would marry in Maine, but recently both of their sisters were married at their childhood spots. Wanting to keep those locations special to them, Cyndie and Josh decided to officially start their life together in a place that reflected them as a couple. Their first trip together was to Burlington, Vermont - where neither had been before. They spent the weekend exploring the town’s boutiques, artists, and restaurants, and were instantly hooked. Since then the couple have traveled to Vermont many times, so it was a natural choice to host their wedding there.

Cyndie and Josh describe themselves as simple and casual, so they took to the internet in search of small, rustic venues for their wedding. They spent a busy two-day trip exploring six different venues, the last being Blueberry Hill in Goshen, Vermont. They instantly knew it was the one. It was the perfect combination of casual yet beautiful, rustic yet updated, charming yet elegant. The fact that the inn also featured a classically trained chef, and a charming resident pug named Wheezer, clinched it for them.

Their theme of rustic, country, with fall colors went perfectly with the feel of the venue. With the beautiful green mountains in the backdrop, they chose small, simple details that would accentuate the natural beauty around them. They scoured yard sales for mismatched antique dinner and salad plates and hand made centerpieces of fall flowers in mason jars. In fact, everything from the card box to the cake stand and popcorn bar featured wooden accents that were hand crafted by Cyndie and Josh. Their favors of s’mores kits with raspberry, caramel, and coconut marshmallows rounded out the woodsy theme.

Their wedding reflected their crafty side, but the piece de resistance was a fully functioning 80s style arcade, which they completely refurbished and resurfaced with rustic scrap wood pieces stamped with their favorite childhood video games. At the end of the night their guests enjoyed a mouth-watering display of donuts instead of cake, and a s’mores filled bonfire.

Cyndie and Josh’s advice for other couples: “Don’t be afraid to be different. We made a LOT of choices that other people thought were untraditional or just plain odd. You might start to doubt those decisions as the day comes closer, but WAIT. Don’t lose sight of the fact that everything that will make your day unique about YOU as a couple will be the very same things that people will remember the most.”

Cyndie & Josh Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Blueberry Hill Inn, Goshen Vermont | Rustic, Country Fall Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

Cyndie & Josh Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Blueberry Hill Inn, Goshen Vermont | Rustic, Country Fall Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

Cyndie & Josh Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Blueberry Hill Inn, Goshen Vermont | Rustic, Country Fall Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

Cyndie & Josh Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Blueberry Hill Inn, Goshen Vermont | Rustic, Country Fall Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

Cyndie & Josh Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Blueberry Hill Inn, Goshen Vermont | Rustic, Country Fall Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

Cyndie & Josh Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Blueberry Hill Inn, Goshen Vermont | Rustic, Country Fall Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

Cyndie & Josh Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Blueberry Hill Inn, Goshen Vermont | Rustic, Country Fall Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

Cyndie & Josh Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Blueberry Hill Inn, Goshen Vermont | Rustic, Country Fall Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

Cyndie & Josh Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Blueberry Hill Inn, Goshen Vermont | Rustic, Country Fall Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

featured professionalsPHOTOGRAPHER: Ben Hudson Photography | TENT RENTALS: Celebration RentalsVENUE, CATERING:  Blueberry Hill Inn | BAR SERVICES: Two Brothers TavernACCOMMODATIONS:  Blueberry Hill Inn, Brandon Inn, Chipman Inn, and the Marriott | DJ: APQ Production | DONUTS: Big Picture TheaterWEDDING GOWN & ALTERATIONS: Bride’s ChoiceHAIR STYLIST: Morgan Trombley, Saje Salon | MAKEUP STYLIST: Stacey Greene, Saje SalonWEDDING OFFICIANT: Diane Mott

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