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Kellie & Steven Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Space Themed Wedding | Storm Troopers | NASA Astronauts | Woodstock, Vermont | Vermont Bride Magazine

After Kellie’s parents built a home in Queechee, Vermont, Kellie and Steven have enjoyed numerous relaxing visits as a reprieve to their normal lives in New York City. The area always relaxes and rejuvenates them with an abundance of nature, fresh air, and starry skies. After they became engaged, the couple knew they needed to share this experience with all of their friends and family. Space exploration is an important passion to Kellie, both personally and professionally, so it felt natural to incorporate it into their wedding. A former NASA astronaut and Space Station Commander officiated the ceremony and they included Storm Troopers during the recessional for a bit of fun and lightheartedness. “Starry Night” was the theme for the reception, with lots of twinkling lights and orbs throughout the tent.

Read more about Kellie and Steven's love story and to see more photos from their unique, space themed wedding, in the Winter/Spring 2017 issue of Vermont Bride, available now!

Kellie & Steven Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Space Themed Wedding | Storm Troopers | NASA Astronauts | Woodstock, Vermont | Vermont Bride Magazine

Kellie & Steven Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Space Themed Wedding | Storm Troopers | NASA Astronauts | Woodstock, Vermont | Vermont Bride Magazine

Kellie & Steven Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Space Themed Wedding | Storm Troopers | NASA Astronauts | Woodstock, Vermont | Vermont Bride Magazine

Kellie & Steven Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Space Themed Wedding | Storm Troopers | NASA Astronauts | Woodstock, Vermont | Vermont Bride Magazine

featured professionalsPHOTOGRAPHY: LOVELY VALENTINE | CEREMONY VENUE and ACCOMMODATIONS: WOODSTOCK INN | VENUE: MURPHY FARM | FLORAL DESIGN: FORD FLOWERSCATERER: QUECHEE CLUB, AND MURPHY FARM | CAKE: A TO Z CAKES, LLC | BAND: SULTANS OF SWING | WEDDING GOWN: ZUHAIR MURADHAIR STYLIST: JIWON YANG | MAKEUP ARTIST: GRACE UMAFFIA | VIDEOGRAPHY: BOSTON WEDDING FILMS | RENTALS: FORD FLOWERSREHEARSAL DINNER: QUECHEE CLUB | JEWELRY: DESCENZA DIAMONDS

Kamala & Amr Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Colorful Indian Wedding | Essex Resort and Spa | Vermont Bride Magazine

Kamala and Amr had a gorgeously, darmatic Indian themed wedding featuring a bold color palette of deep raspberry, purple, and gold. Rich tapestries, known as saris, were draped over the rafters in the atrium which perfectly captured the essence of their theme and gave an elegant and dramatic touch to the room. Each table was covered with exquisitely colored linens and unique candle holders that are typically used in Indian weddings. Kamala and Amr’s favorite moments were from their ceremony-the unity sand ceremony, vows, and readings created a beautiful and amazing sequence of events that reflected their deep love for each other and perfectly combined their personalities. Sharing those moments with all of their guests made the whole day magical.

To read more about Kamala and Amr's love story and see more photos from their wedding, pick up a copy of the Winter/Spring 2017 issue of Vermont Bride Magazine today!

Kamala & Amr Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Colorful Indian Wedding | Essex Resort and Spa | Vermont Bride Magazine

Kamala & Amr Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Colorful Indian Wedding | Essex Resort and Spa | Vermont Bride Magazine

Kamala & Amr Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Colorful Indian Wedding | Essex Resort and Spa | Vermont Bride Magazine

Kamala & Amr Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Colorful Indian Wedding | Essex Resort and Spa | Vermont Bride Magazine

Kamala & Amr Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Colorful Indian Wedding | Essex Resort and Spa | Vermont Bride Magazine

featured professionalsVENUE, WEDDING PLANNER, CATERER, CAKE, MAKEUP, TRANSPORTATION, & ACCOMMODATIONS: ESSEX RESORT & SPAPHOTOGRAPHER: LIS PHOTOGRAPHY | FLORIST: JUST WEDDINGS FLORAL DESIGN | GOWN & ALTERATIONS: SHALINE BRIDAL BOUTIQUEFORMAL WEAR: MEN'S WAREHOUSE | BRIDESMAID'S & FLOWER GIRL'S DRESSES: DAVID'S BRIDAL | HAIR STYLIST: ROBERT DOCKSTADER, SCHERDIVA SALON | JEWELRY: PERRYWINKLE'S FINE JEWELRY | DJ: TOP HAT ENTERTAINMENT | RENTALS: VERMONT TENT COMPANY | INVITATIONS: ZAZZLEFAVORS: KATE ASPEN FAVORS & DECOR | WEDDING REGISTRY: BED, BATH & BEYOND, CRATE & BARREL | REHEARSAL DINNER: HALVORSON'S UPSTREET CAFE | OFFICIANT: DAVID FORTUNA

 

Cinderella Wedding Inspiration | Royal Elegant Blue Wedding Decor | Vermont Bride Magazine

This beautiful royal couple wedding inspiration, from Rebecca Marie Photography, is truly fit for Cinderella and Price Charming. With gorgeous dark and light blues, elegant fillagree details, and scrumptious looking desserts topped with royal icing.

Cinderella Wedding Inspiration | Royal Elegant Blue Wedding Decor | Vermont Bride Magazine

Cinderella Wedding Inspiration | Royal Elegant Blue Wedding Decor | Vermont Bride Magazine

Cinderella Wedding Inspiration | Royal Elegant Blue Wedding Decor | Vermont Bride Magazine

Cinderella Wedding Inspiration | Royal Elegant Blue Wedding Decor | Vermont Bride Magazine

Cinderella Wedding Inspiration | Royal Elegant Blue Wedding Decor | Vermont Bride Magazine

featured professionalsPHOTOGRAPHER:  RebeccaMarie Photography | CAKE DESIGNER: Astonishing Cakes llc | BAKERY: d'Eclair! Pastry | FLORAL DESIGNER: Flowers Forever Design | LINENS AND COVERINGS: La Tavola Fine Linen | EVENT PLANNER: La Vie le Gage Couture Events Wedding Planning | EVENT VENUE: The Chateaux at Fox Meadows | EVENT DESIGNER: Vintage Rentals Denver

 

Hilary & Josh | Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Stowe Mountain Lodge | Rustic Elegant Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

Hilary and Joshua have lived many places during their relationship, due to Joshua’s military service, but they dream of one day planting roots in Vermont. To them it is the most beautiful state in the country and so it was the perfect place for them to hold their wedding. They chose to stay at Stowe Mountain Lodge while they searched for a venue, but upon checking in to the resort they realized they had already found the perfect place!

Their theme of rustic glamour had shades of purple and gold to compliment the woodsy feel of the decor, which featured lots of flowers and plants. It was the perfect combination of classy, elegance, and rugged, nature. Solstice, the caterer at Stowe Mountain Lodge, worked with the couple to create their dream menu with duck, venison, local cheeses, and all local drinks. Their last minute decision to hire the band The Party Factor for the reception helped them show off their dance lessons.

Hilary and Joshua’s advice for other couples planning their wedding; “When you're choosing a venue, don't forget you're also interviewing a wedding coordinator. One of the main reasons we chose Stowe was because Wendy Collins, our coordinator, was stellar. She made what would have been a stressful year much easier and on the Big Day itself, took care of all the behind the scenes work. We literally had nothing to worry about the day of, and everything went flawlessly.”

Hilary & Josh | Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Stowe Mountain Lodge | Rustic Elegant Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

Hilary & Josh | Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Stowe Mountain Lodge | Rustic Elegant Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

Hilary & Josh | Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Stowe Mountain Lodge | Rustic Elegant Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

Hilary & Josh | Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Stowe Mountain Lodge | Rustic Elegant Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

Hilary & Josh | Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Stowe Mountain Lodge | Rustic Elegant Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

Hilary & Josh | Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Stowe Mountain Lodge | Rustic Elegant Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

featured professionalsVENUE, ACCOMMODATIONS, HAIR & MAKEUP, & SPA SERVICES: Stowe Mountain LodgePHOTOGRAPHER: Kathleen Landwehrle | REHEARSAL DINNER & RECEPTION & CATERER: Solstice at Stowe Mountain Lodge  | FLORIST: School House GardenBAND: The Party FactorCAKE: The CakeryWEDDING GOWN & ALTERATIONS: La Reine Bridal | FAVORS: Mount Mansfield Maple ProductsINVITATIONS: Kleinfeld PaperWEDDING PLANNER: Wendy Collins at Stowe Mountain Lodge

Silver & Indigo Wedding Inspiration | Elegant Classy Wedding Inspiration | Vermont Bride Magazine

 

This gorgeous indigo and silver inspiration is one of our favorite features of the Summer/Fall 2016 issue of Vermont Bride magazine. Indigo is a deep and vibrant hue that has many variations in tone, from electric to tropical. Originating in India, it also has the distinction of being one of the world's first widely used dyes for fabrics and textiles. With such an exotic history, it is no surprise that indigo pairs well with lustrous and sparkly silver. The cool tones of silver cut through the depth of indigo for a balance and contrast that is elegant and regal.

To see more images from this gorgeous inspiration be sure to pick up your copy of the Summer/Fall issue! Available where magazines are sold, throughout New England, or on our site.

 

Silver & Indigo Wedding Inspiration | Elegant Classy Wedding Inspiration | Vermont Bride Magazine

Silver & Indigo Wedding Inspiration | Elegant Classy Wedding Inspiration | Vermont Bride Magazine

Silver & Indigo Wedding Inspiration | Elegant Classy Wedding Inspiration | Vermont Bride Magazine

Silver & Indigo Wedding Inspiration | Elegant Classy Wedding Inspiration | Vermont Bride Magazine

featured professionalsPHOTOGRAPHY: L'Estelle Photography | WEDDING COORDINATOR: D'Love Affair Weddings & Events | VENUE: Sunset Bay Yacht Groups | GOWN: Clara Couture Bridal | ACCESSORIES: Davie & Chiyo | JEWELRY: Romance In Silver | MAKEUP ARTIST: Elena TsangHAIRSTYLIST: Angela Liu, Dotcom Group | WEDDING DECOR: Universal Decor | FLORAL DESIGN: Orchidwood Floral DesignCAKE & DESSERTS: Hello Sunshine Cake Studio | STATIONARY DESIGN: Maurelle Calligraphy + Design | ENGAGEMENT RING: KIG Fine Jewelry & Custon Design | MODELS: Joleen Mitton, Phillip Dzhenganin

 

Rose & Anton Real Vermont Love Story | The Mountain Top Inn & Resort | Vermont Bride Magazine

Rose and Anton both love nature and wanted to be surrounded by it for their wedding. Trees, a lake, and an abundance of natural beautiy were on their checklist. Since many of their guests would be traveling from New York City, they also wanted it to be in driving distance and offer lots of activities to enjoy during their weekend long celebration. The Mountain Top Inn and Resort, in Chittenden, Vermont, proved to be the perfect place for what they had in mind. With gorgeous scenic vistas, tons of outdoor activites, and comfortable accommdations for everyone, they fell in love with it immediately!

To read more of Rose and Anton's love story and see more photos from their wedding, pick up a copy of the Summer/Fall 2016 issue of Vermont Bride - available now!!

Rose & Anton Real Vermont Love Story | The Mountain Top Inn & Resort | Vermont Bride Magazine

Rose & Anton Real Vermont Love Story | The Mountain Top Inn & Resort | Vermont Bride Magazine

Rose & Anton Real Vermont Love Story | The Mountain Top Inn & Resort | Vermont Bride Magazine

Rose & Anton Real Vermont Love Story | The Mountain Top Inn & Resort | Vermont Bride Magazine

featured professionals | VENUE, CATERING, and ACCOMMODATIONS: The Mountain Top Inn & Resort | WEDDING PLANNER: Jaclyn Watson Events | PHOTOGRAPHER: Steve Holmes Photography | FLORIST: A Schoolhouse Garden | CAKE: Irene's Cakes by Design | WEDDING GOWN: Zuhair Murad | ALTERATIONS: Kleinfield | HAIR & MAKEUP: Five Elements Salon & Day Spa | INVITATIONS: B-Wedding Invitations | OFFICIANT: Mitzi McInnis | CEREMONY MUSICIAN: Dayve Huckett | BAND: Silver Arrow Band | JEWELRY: David Yurman

Janie & Blake | Real Vermont Wedding | The Hildene Manchester, Vermont | Vermont Bride Magazine


On a rainy night in March, Janie and Blake were grabbing cocktails with friends in Manhattan. Their eyes met from across the room and Blake came over to introduce himself and they have been together ever since. Fast forward to another rainy day, this time in Vermont, Blake and Janie had attempted to tour the Hildene mansion but were thwarted by the rain and returned to her parent’s home in Winhall. As they ran to the porch for cover, Blake got down on one knee and popped the question.

Janie and Blake equally love the mountains of Vermont and the outdoors, and after they visited Hildene, this time without the rain, they both knew it was the perfect place to exchange their vows. Wanting to respect the natural beauty of the gardens at the mansion, the couple kept their color palette true to the surrounding flora with shades of green, pink, orange, and white. Gold metallic and mercury glass added some sparkle and shine to the cocktail hour and reception.

To see more photos from Janie and Blake's wedding, and to read their entire Love Story - pick up a copy of the Summer/Fall 2016 Vermont Bride Magazine, available at the end of May!

Janie & Blake | Real Vermont Wedding | The Hildene Manchester, Vermont | Vermont Bride Magazine

Janie & Blake | Real Vermont Wedding | The Hildene Manchester, Vermont | Vermont Bride Magazine

Janie & Blake | Real Vermont Wedding | The Hildene Manchester, Vermont | Vermont Bride Magazine

Janie & Blake | Real Vermont Wedding | The Hildene Manchester, Vermont | Vermont Bride Magazine

Janie & Blake | Real Vermont Wedding | The Hildene Manchester, Vermont | Vermont Bride Magazine

featured professionalsTENT & RENTALS: Rain or Shine Tent and Events Co.PLANNING & COORDINATION: Jaclyn Watson Events, and , Nicole Brock - Hildene Wedding & Private Function DirectorPHOTOGRAPHER: Daria Bishop Photographers | VENUE: Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home | FLORIST: Silver ToadCATERER & CAKE: Pangaea Catering | LINENS: Vermont Tent Company | CEREMONY MUSICIANS: VSOBAND: Nocturne | GOWN: Ines Di Santo | ALTERATIONS: Bergdorf Goodman | TUX & FORMAL WEAR: Rothmann'sHAIR STYLIST: Marie Turmel | MAKEUP ARTIST: Vivian Infantino | VIDEOGRAPHY: Meg Simone | PHOTO BOOTH RENTAL: Photobooth PlanetREHEARSAL DINNER: Stratton Mountain Club | TRANSPORTATION: Grace Limo | INVITATIONS: Christa Alexandra DesignsFAVORS: Red Kite Candy | JEWELRY: Devon Fine Jewelry | WEDDING OFFICIANT: Father Wayne Bell | SPA SERVICES: Equinox Hotel

Mercedes & Mark | Montreal Wedding Inspiration | Vermont Bride Magazine 

Sometimes, wedding days go off without a hitch from start to finish, as pieces of a puzzle that fit perfectly together. However, sometimes, this so important day has a few little mishaps up it’s sleeve which turn into anecdotes that feed discussions for years to come. Marc and Mercedes’ wedding day is part of the latter. Mother Nature refused to cooperate for their outdoor, couples photos - which were attempted at a quaint and rustic barn on the way to the church - and they had to schedule a session for a later day. Fortunately, Mercedes and Mark did not mind and they were more than happy to spend the extra time with their guests. For their patience they were rewarded with a gorgeous and sunny day - and the chance to dress up again!

Mercedes & Mark | Montreal Wedding Inspiration | Vermont Bride Magazine

Mercedes & Mark | Montreal Wedding Inspiration | Vermont Bride Magazine

Mercedes & Mark | Montreal Wedding Inspiration | Vermont Bride Magazine

Mercedes & Mark | Montreal Wedding Inspiration | Vermont Bride Magazine

Mercedes & Mark | Montreal Wedding Inspiration | Vermont Bride Magazine

 

featured professionals | PHOTOGRAPHER: Bonnallie Brodeur - Photographe | DRESS STORE: Anaïs Design | DJ: Discomatch | FLORAL DESIGNER: Fleurs et passion | GROOMSMAN ATTIRE: Jaf prêt à porter | EVENT VENUE: La Distinction | JEWELRY: Taras

Stephanie & Robby's Safari Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

Robby and Stephanie dreamed of a rustic style wedding full of sentiment and designed to pull the heartstrings. They met in Kindergarten and both have a special place in their heart for animals, especially since Stephanie's father is part owner of Safari Wilderness Ranch. Stephanie and Robby decided that the barn at the ranch was the perfect backdrop for their nuptials and celebration. Stephanie's vision of a romantic, simple, rustic, yet elegant wedding was filled with vintage details such as authentic butter churns, mason jars, mini cobbler favors made on site, custom made beer bar, and customized mason jar placecards. The day included the most perfect weather for an outdoor intimate ceremony, breathtaking flowers and gorgeous dresses. Stephanie and Robby were wed surrounded by their loved ones and wild African and Asian animals.

Stephanie & Robby's Elegant and Rustic Safari Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

 

Stephanie & Robby's Elegant and Rustic Safari Wedding | 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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