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Alyssa & Ryan Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Stratton Mountain Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

Alyssa and Ryan's wedding on the top of Stratton Mountain was enveloped in a majestic mist that added a bit of mystery and romance to the ceremony. It ended up being one of their favorite aspects of their day, along with the butterfly that few over thier head during the ceremony, and the amazing spread of cannoli and cupcakes at their reception. Their wedding is one of our featured Love Stories in the newest issue of Vermont Bride magazine, available now for pre-order on our site and in newsstands throughout New England in the middle of June!

Liza & Pat Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Vintage, Rustic Barn Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

Pat used to live across the street from the bar that Liza worked at and after a year of prompting from friends and coworkers, they finally began dating. Eventually they bought a house together, moving in during the winter. Once summer came and the snow thawed, they discovered an idyllic creek in their backyard which quickly became their favorite spot to relax. One afternoon Pat went down on one knee right in the water and asked Liza to marry him. They then had an impromptu celebration with close friends, family, and lots of champagne making it one of their fondest memories of their engagement.

Since both Liza and Pat are native Vermonters there was no question that was where they would hold their wedding. Liza has a penchant for vintage and the Barn at Lang Farm had the perfect combination of vintage style and Vermont fee that they were looking for. With antique touches and incredible views of Camels Hump beyond the farm’s gardens, the couple were sold. Their vintage-meets-rustic theme featured a blush, navy, gray, and marsala color palette and included lots of homemade and vintage touches.

Liza had grown up swooning over her grandparent’s black and white wedding portraits and knew she wanted to incorporate them somehow into the decor. She collected wedding portraits from other family and friends and dedicated each table to a different couple. It was a special way to include people whose marriage had inspired them in their own relationship. They also asked certain family members to bring a special dessert- grandma’s homemade donuts, Jackie’s signature apple pie, and Katie’s macaroons-to create a homemade dessert spread that their guests are still talking about!

They tried to DIY as much as possible so that their personalities and style really shone through. From wine bottle centerpieces, made from bottles of wine they shared, to a meticulously curated playlist of music, Liza and Pat did everything together. In this way the fun-loving and happy couple were able to give their family and friends a truly unforgettable party.

Liza and Pat’s advice for other couples: “t’s easy to get caught up in excitement and the details, but don’t let it stress you out. In the end, your guests will remember the experience, not the font on your invitations. Remember that ultimately this is a celebration for the two of you, so it should reflect both of you. Don’t try to do everything yourself - you’d be surprised what your groom wants to help with.”

Liza & Pat Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Vintage, Rustic Barn Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

Liza & Pat Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Vintage, Rustic Barn Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

Liza & Pat Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Vintage, Rustic Barn Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

Liza & Pat Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Vintage, Rustic Barn Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

Liza & Pat Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Vintage, Rustic Barn Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

Liza & Pat Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Vintage, Rustic Barn Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

Liza & Pat Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Vintage, Rustic Barn Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

featured professionalsVENUE: The Barn at Lang Farm | PHOTOGRAPHER: Colette Kulig Photography | CATERER: Bevo Catering | FLORIST: Centerpiece Florist | CAKE: Bride & Groom | GOWN: CB Couture | ALTERATIONS: Linda’s Sew Unique | FORMAL WEAR: Menguin | HAIR STYLIST: Liliana’s Hair | MAKEUP ARTIST: Beatriz Jarvis Makeup | INVITATIONS: Bride & Groom | JEWELRY: After Midnight Jewelers, Perrywinkle’s Fine Jewelry

Julie & Brian Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Mountain Top Inn and Resort Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine | Rustic Elegant Purple and Gray Wedding

Although both had been married before, Julie and Brian both knew that this time was different, and they wanted to celebrate the joy of finding a love that is also built on friendship. Thus their “It is never too late for Happily Ever After” theme was born! The couple has spent many holidays and special occasions at The Mountain Top Inn and Resort and knew it would be the prefect spot to say “I do”. It even overlooks the Chittenden Reservoir, where Julie and Brian went kayaking on their very first date.

Their color palette was gray, neutrals, and touches of purple. They also incorporated birch candle holders that were hand cut from family property in New York. There were lots of handmade touches- Julie’s best friend Tracie hand crafted the silk flowers that were in the bouquets and center pieces, and Brian made his famous handmade fudge for favors. The hair piece Julie wore closely resembled the one her mother had worn at her own wedding, 50 years prior, and the rose petals guests tossed had been saved from roses Julie received from Brian throughout their relationship. The kayak oar guest book also has special meaning, as both Julie and Brian love to kayak and it was how they connected on their first date.

Julie & Brian Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Mountain Top Inn and Resort Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine | Rustic Elegant Purple and Gray Wedding

Julie & Brian Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Mountain Top Inn and Resort Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine | Rustic Elegant Purple and Gray Wedding

Julie & Brian Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Mountain Top Inn and Resort Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine | Rustic Elegant Purple and Gray Wedding

Julie & Brian Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Mountain Top Inn and Resort Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine | Rustic Elegant Purple and Gray Wedding

Family is number one to both Julie and Brian, so they wanted to involve their family as much as possible. The wedding party consisted of their children and grandchildren. Brian’s son, Kristopher, gave a heartfelt and humorous speech, while Julie’s three daughters, Alaura, Alyssa, and Aimee, put together a speech that went along with the Fresh Price of Bel-Air rap. Their friend Lauren, who first introduced the couple, officiated at the ceremony and was able to tell guests how the couple first met.

Some of Julie and Brain’s favorite moments included the final sendoff where guests made an arch of sparklers the couple went through as they cheered, Tracie and her son Chase, did a reading from Dr. Seuss “Oh the Places You Will Go!”, Julie’s niece, Kelly, also did a reading, and Molly Quinn did an amazing rendition of “I Can’t Help Falling in Love.” Their advice for other couples planning a wedding; “Enjoy every moment of your engagement!”

Julie & Brian Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Mountain Top Inn and Resort Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine | Rustic Elegant Purple and Gray Wedding

Julie & Brian Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Mountain Top Inn and Resort Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine | Rustic Elegant Purple and Gray Wedding

Julie & Brian Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Mountain Top Inn and Resort Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine | Rustic Elegant Purple and Gray Wedding

Julie & Brian Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Mountain Top Inn and Resort Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine | Rustic Elegant Purple and Gray Wedding

Julie & Brian Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Mountain Top Inn and Resort Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine | Rustic Elegant Purple and Gray Wedding

Julie & Brian Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Mountain Top Inn and Resort Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine | Rustic Elegant Purple and Gray Wedding

Julie & Brian Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Mountain Top Inn and Resort Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine | Rustic Elegant Purple and Gray Wedding

featured professionalsVENUE, CATERER, & ACCOMMODATIONS: Mountain Top Inn & ResortWEDDING PLANNER: Chelsea Howe from Mountain Top Inn & Resort | PHOTOGRAPHER: Aspiring Photography by Jessica ThompsonFLORIST: Silk flowers handcrafted by bride’s best friend Tracie Irwin | DJ: Michael Coppinger | VOCALIST: Molly Quinn | CAKE: Centerpiece Cakes by StephWEDDING GOWN: Trace of Lace | ALTERATIONS: Make It SewTUX/FORMAL WEAR: McNeil and ReedyHAIR STYLIST: Seguin Ragosta | MAKEUP ARTIST: Cassie LafasoINVITATIONS: MixpicJEWELRY: EtsyFAVORS: Fudge homemade by the groom | WEDDING OFFICIANT: Lauren Sullivan | WEDDING REGISTRY: Bed, Bath and BeyondGIFT TO GROOM FROM BRIDE: A compass engraved “For Our Adventures.”

 Vanessa & Alek | Real Vermont Wedding | Burlington Waterfront | Echo Lake Aquarium | Vermont Bride Magazine

Vanessa and Alek's waterside wedding took place at Echo Lake Aquarium and Science Center, and took full advantage of the gorgeous Lake Champlain views. We are completely swooning over the bridal party's arrival via sailboat - yeah that's right, they floated across the lake to the waiting guests on a boat! Classicly romantic is the perfect way to describe the scene. To read more about Vanessa and Alek's love story, and to view more photos, pick up the latest issue, (Winter/Spring 2016 edition), of Vermont Bride, available now on our website, (here), or at select retailers throughout New England!

Vanessa & Alek | Real Vermont Wedding | Burlington Waterfront | Echo Lake Aquarium | Vermont Bride Magazine

Vanessa & Alek | Real Vermont Wedding | Burlington Waterfront | Echo Lake Aquarium | Vermont Bride Magazine

Vanessa & Alek | Real Vermont Wedding | Burlington Waterfront | Echo Lake Aquarium | Vermont Bride Magazine

Nicole & Dustin | Yellow and Gray Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

We are charmed to share with you some bright and cheery wedding inspiration from Virginia, with the wedding of Nicole and Dustin. Their classic canary yellow, gray, and white themed celebration is just the thing to lighten your Monday.

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Nicole & Dustin | Yellow and Gray Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

November 19, 2017

Real Wedding | Amy & Joel

Amy & Joel | Vintage Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

Amy and Joel’s vintage inspired wedding was truly a blend of cultures. Joel and Amy met overseas and dated long-distance— she was living in Rome, and he in Ohio. They gave their relationship a fair chance though. After months of Skype sessions and handwritten letters, they found themselves in love. Joel proposed shortly after moving to Rome, and they began planning a perfect-for-them wedding that reflected all they hold dear: friends, family, and special touches. They had many Italian friends fly in for it, and had Italian traditions incorporated into their wedding day— Scripture read in Italian during their ceremony, Italian food at their reception, gelato with the wedding cake, and the Italian ribbon-cutting ceremony as Amy left for the wedding ceremony. We also fell in love with all of the charming, special details from the day.

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Amy is a darling artistic person, and made most of the decor herself. Including the vintage paper backdrop at the reception. The bunting is made from her grandmother’s scrap fabric bin and Amy hand-drew the olive-leaf motif on their invitations and program. Vintage also played a big role in the decor — They served dinner and dessert on china that Amy collected at vintage stores and yard sales for months before the wedding. It’s the little, personal details that always end up being the most meaningful. Amy wore a gold bracelet — the same one worn by her mother, sister and grandmother on their wedding days. While out on a regular weekend trip to the farmer’s market near her parents’ house, Amy met a woman selling flowers and decided that wildflower bouquets would be the most natural accompaniment to her sweet wedding decor. Homemade buckeyes and maple syrup favors were the finishing touch to their heartfelt, made-with-love celebration.

Amy & Joel | Vintage Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

Amy & Joel | Vintage Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

Burke Mountain, Burke, Vermont

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The weather in Vermont is unpredictable and, especially in the late Spring, the chance of rain is always imminent. Despite the drizzle, or perhaps because of it, Erica and Andrew's Burke Mountain wedding was ethereal and romantic. Soft mist enveloped their ceremony and the dewy landscape came alive with life and new growth all around them. Quite the perfect reception for a new marriage! Here is what Erica had to say about the highlights of the day:

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