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November 21, 2017

DIY Wedding Favors

DIY Wedding Favors | Vermont Bride Magazine

When planning a wedding you have taken the time to choose your guest list, design and mail your invitations, and finalize your registry items. Then in turn, your guests have to take the time to pick out an outfit, book a hotel room and make vacation plans on top of deciding what to gift you as your first present as a couple. So why shouldn’t your guest favors not be well thought-out too? It doesn’t have to cost a lot of money, but something heartfelt and/or handmade is a very special way for your guests to feel thought of in your celebration of love. Your favors could go along with the theme of your wedding, act as centerpieces to fill your tables, or incorporate an interest or hobby that the two of you share. Below, I’ve listed some of my favorite DIY wedding favor ideas that I have seen while photographing weddings, including custom frisbees, handpainted ornaments for a Christmas themed-wedding, and table seating cards with family recipes – make it your own, and make it thoughtful!

Beverage containers have become more popular in the past few years. I love the idea of personalized cups that double as table seating, “cozies” for those couples that prefer their beverage from a can, and one couple even went thrift-shopping for glasses then custom decaled each one. Talk about a labor of love!

DIY Wedding Favors | Vermont Bride Magazine

If you have a green thumb, mini plants make for an adorable gift, and can also double as table centerpieces. I’ve seen succulents in modern containers, violets grown in up-cycled baby food jars, and even mini trees.

DIY Wedding Favors | Vermont Bride Magazine

November 21, 2017

Fall Inspiration

Fall is a gorgeous time of the year in Vermont, when the mountains get to show off their colors and the temperature cools enough for warm, knit sweaters and bonfires in the evening. Rich hues of red, orange, yellow, and brown are everywhere and the fruits from the labors of summer are harvested. It's no wonder that it is many of the locals' favorite season. Summer may have the distinction of being "wedding season", but there is something about a fall wedding in Vermont that conjurs cozy, romantic thoughts. Today, we put together some inspiring fall images to get you excited for the cooler weather.

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1. Beautiful Fall Bouquet of Sunflowers, Kale, Hypericum Berries, Solidago, Broomcorn and various Greens by Peck's Flower Shop.

2. How stunning would a fall reception be, overlooking the mountain foliage across the lake in The Pond Pavillion at The Equinox Resort & Spa?

3. Give the gift of Vermont with crisp, sweet apple favors at each place setting. Image via La Bottine Couture.

4. This maple leaf adorned cake is simple but makes a stunning statement, cake by Irene's Cakes by Design, image by Paul Reynolds Photography.

5. Choose a gown with a little more coverage for a chilly outdoor wedding, like this gorgeous design by Justin Alexander, available at Fiori Bridal Boutique.

6. A rustic display of homemade maple and apple donuts is sure to warm your guests and satisfy their appetites. Photo by Stoilov Studio.

November 21, 2017

Wishi Washi

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Washi tape isn't just for scrapbooking anymore. These adorable and colorful rolls of adhesive from Japan have taken America by storm and can be found adorning everything from cards to light switches. With an endless choice of colors and patterns, not to mention the low price tag, washi tape is the perfect DIY tool to add some flair to anything. Here are some ideas for easily incorporating washi tape into your wedding decor that anyone with a pair of scissors can pull off.