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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

Jess & Chris | Real Vermont Love Story | The Skinner Barn | Waitsfield Vermont | Vermont Bride Magazine

Jess and Chris first met at Saint Michael's College, in Colchester, Vermont, and began dating soon after graduation. They fell in love in Burlington, and Jess grew up in Vermont, so the state had special meaning to them both. Even though they moved out of state they go back to Vermont every chance they get to play outside, eat, drink, and be with friends and family. The special meaning, and natural beauty of the Green Mountain State, made it an obvious choice for the location of their wedding.

Jess and Chris are relaxed and laid back so their celebration was the same. The cocktail hour was held outside on the lawn, compete with lawn games like stilts, corn hole, ladder ball, and bocce. An array of local cured meats and cheese from Vermont, and fresh shucked oysters from Massachusetts (where the couple now reside) were on hand as well. Having good food, drinks, and most importantly fun was the focus of the day.

To read more of Jess and Chris' love story and see more photos of their wedding, pick up a copy of the Summer/Fall issue of Vermont Bride Magazine, out at the end of May!

Jess & Chris | Real Vermont Love Story | The Skinner Barn | Waitsfield Vermont | Vermont Bride Magazine

Jess & Chris | Real Vermont Love Story | The Skinner Barn | Waitsfield Vermont | Vermont Bride Magazine

Jess & Chris | Real Vermont Love Story | The Skinner Barn | Waitsfield Vermont | Vermont Bride Magazine

Jess & Chris | Real Vermont Love Story | The Skinner Barn | Waitsfield Vermont | Vermont Bride Magazine

Jess & Chris | Real Vermont Love Story | The Skinner Barn | Waitsfield Vermont | Vermont Bride Magazine

Jess & Chris | Real Vermont Love Story | The Skinner Barn | Waitsfield Vermont | Vermont Bride Magazine

Jess & Chris | Real Vermont Love Story | The Skinner Barn | Waitsfield Vermont | Vermont Bride Magazine

featured professionalsPHOTOGRAPHER: Ben Hudson Photography | VENUE: The Skinner Barn | CATERER: The Mad Taco | FLORIST: A Schoolhouse Garden | CAKE: Birchgrove Baking | DJ: DJ For Your Day | RENTALS: Vermont Tent CompanyGOWN: Nicole Miller | TUX & FORMAL WEAR: Men’s Wearhouse | HAIR STYLIST: Kerry Armstrong Formal Hair Design | INVITATIONS: Meredith Lindsey Designs | JEWELRY: Harston’s Jewelers | REHEARSAL DINNER: The Common Man | ACCOMMODATIONS: The Waitsfield Inn, The Featherbed Inn, The Golden Lion Riverside Inn | SPA SERVICES: Complexions | OFFICIANT: Charles Shaw

 

Dallas & Jeffry's Real Vermont Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine | Features in the Winter/Spring issue

Dallas and Jeffrey have been vacationing in Vermont for years to enjoy nature's playground - mountain biking, snowboarding, hiking, and relaxing - and they couldn't wait to share it with their friends and family. Their July nuptials were the perfect way to showcase their favorite place. We love the delicate balance of rustic, Vermont barn style, with the modern, classy touches of their gold and pink color palette.

Dallas and Jeffrey's wedding is one of the featured Love Stories in the Winter/Spring issue of Vermont Bride. Get your copy now to read more about their Love Story and to see more photos from their wedding!

Dallas & Jeffry's Real Vermont Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine | Features in the Winter/Spring issue

Dallas & Jeffry's Real Vermont Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine | Features in the Winter/Spring issue

Tourterelle French Wedding Venue in Vermont | Vermont Bride Magazine

Tourterelle is one of the sweetest spots for a wedding I know of. In addition to amazing views everywhere you look, there’s a comforting simplicity in everything about the place. 

From Christine’s ready and calm assistance to make sure everything is going smoothly for everyone, to the rustic Pavillion, housing receptions protected from the weather but with an outdoor feel, to the fountain in the small pond, with the family of ducks strolling by, it’s a place where you can feel at home.

Tourterelle French Wedding Venue in Vermont | Vermont Bride Magazine

 

Tourterelle French Wedding Venue in Vermont | Vermont Bride Magazine

Tourterelle is widely known for the excellence of their French Country Cuisine. Their culinary excellence has received much notice, both locally and beyond. Here’s a quote from “The Urban Spoon”:

"We travelled by motorcycle thru Vermont to tour the New England states of Maine, Mass. ,etc to New York City. We ate here the night the hurricane came in, and this was we believe the best meal of our trip. We have travelled extensively including two trips to Paris and also eat often at our favourite French restaurant, 'La petit France' in Toronto, Canada. We will return if we find ourselves within 500 miles of the place."

Jen and Tim's Rustic Romance | Vermont Bride Magazine

When they began planning their wedding and reception, Jen and Tim knew a rustic, Vermont theme was the perfect reflection of their relationship. Tim is an arborist and a rugged outdoorsman, and Jen has the combination of beauty, charm, and skills with fishing and hunting to make her his perfect match. So it was only fitting that the celebration of their union reflected Jen and Tim’s personalities and all of the things they love to do together. Jen spent months preparing all of the adorable rustic details including handmade wooden signs, centerpieces made from wildflowers. old horseshoes and deer antlers, handmade bride and groom deer sculptures, and a wall of photographs that told the story of Jen and Tim’s lives and their relationship, from childhood through their engagement. Their love for the outdoors, and each other, was present in every detail from their outdoor ceremony to the little saplings each guest received to take home and plant.

Jen and Tim's Rustic Romance | Vermont Bride Magazine

Jen and Tim's Rustic Romance | Vermont Bride Magazine

The Hermitage Inn | VermontBrideMagazine.com

Looking for an elegant country setting for your wedding and reception? The kind of place that evokes the timeless beauty of a bygone era, surrounded by the natural splendor of Vermont's landscape. Where classic Vermont meets modern amenities and your guests relax in the garden while enjoying gourmet, locally grown food. Well, then you have to check out The Hermitage Inn.

Nestled in the cozy town of Dover, Vermont, The Hermitage Inn can accommodate up to 150 guests in their picture-perfect, white farmhouse. Surrounded by lush gardens and stunning views of the Green Mountains, it is the perfect setting for a sophisticated or upscale casual event. They have numerous indoor venue options from private dining room to an upscale pub, or choose a large tent with romantic lighting for an outdoor extravaganza. There is even a covered bridge where you can say your "I do's" while listening to the sounds of the babbling brook below.

Gorgeous Outdoor Weddings at The Hermitage Inn | VermontBrideMagazine.com

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