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The tenth issue of the Vermont Bride LOOKBOOK is now available! Featuring inspiration for your Vermont and New England wedding, with stylized photo shoots showcasing the latest trends in design, themes, and decor, as well as ten real Vermont wedding stories (in their own words), held at some of Vermont's beautiful venues, including some of the state's finest vendors.  Bridal fashion spreads that feature 2018 (& 2019) wedding gowns, bridal tips for your hair & makeup, and so much more…

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GORGEOUS, 2018/2019 WEDDING GOWNS AVAILABLE FROM FIORI BRIDAL BOUTIQUE

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A page from Brittany & Alex Vermont wedding -  click here to see their love story & beautiful photos!

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more... GORGEOUS WEDDING GOWNS & VEILS AVAILABLE FROM SEWLY YOURS BRIDAL

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INSPIRATION - a page from Modern Urban Stylized Wedding - click here to see more beautiful inspirational imagery!

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A page from Ashley & Joe's Vermont wedding - click here to read their love story & see their beautiful wedding photos!

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LOOKBOOK Cover Photo: by Laura Lee Photography, Venue Sugarbush Resort, Featured couple: Ashley & Joe’s Vermont wedding.

Note: Vermont Bride's LOOKBOOK is a (online) digital publication published twice a year.

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

Gothic & Elegant Wedding Inspiration | Halloween Wedding Inspiration | Victorian Wedding| Vermont Bride Magazine

This edgy, Victorian and gothic wedding inspiration is perfect for fall or Halloween weddings. Full of unique and creative ideas for incorporating a couple's love for creepy things in an elegant and sophisticated way. With a dark red, black, and gold color palette and featuring exotic touches like fire breathers and a six foot boa constrictor, this wedding is sure to be one that your guests will remember! The bride has a Victorian hair style and a floral necklace choker, and dramatic makeup that adds a touch of drama to her overall look. The reception features anatomically molded hands for place card holders and jaw-dropping display of cocktail magic with aromatics and fire. The dramatic uplighting and fog create a spooky atmosphere in the weathered, dark wood round barn with amazing rafter beam ceilings.

Gothic & Elegant Wedding Inspiration | Halloween Wedding Inspiration | Victorian Wedding| Vermont Bride Magazine

Brittany & Don Destination Wedding Inspiration | Caribbean Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

What was the proposal like? We traveled to Quebec City for New Year’s Eve and stayed in a beautiful suite at Chateau Frontenac overlooking the St. Lawrence River.  Four years earlier we had spent our first New Year’s Eve together in Quebec City, so it already held a special place in our hearts as we had the most fun and romantic experience where we reminisced about returning.  Soon after we arrived and settled into our beautiful room there was a knock on the door and to my surprise, Don had coordinated for my sister to join us to spend her first night away from her 3-month-old baby in Quebec City for New Year’s Eve and to celebrate our engagement.  I was surprised with dinner reservations that evening at Le Saint-Amour where we had dined four years earlier, which is also rated in the top ten of Canadian traveler’s favorite dining restaurants and an icon of Quebec gastronomy.  We opted for the Chef’s menu with wine pairing as we had done in the past, which quickly turned our evening into a full dining event.  By the end of the dinner we were all so full that the thought of one more course was almost unbearable, but dessert was served with a note on my plate and Don getting down on one knee to pop the question.  It almost felt as though the other restaurant goers were in on the surprise because they all stopped eating to watch us in our moment and they broke out into a huge applause congratulating and celebrating with us.  We then spent two more days in Quebec City and quietly enjoyed our recent engagement only sharing the news with our closest friends and family.  It wasn’t until we returned from our trip that we published the news on social media as we wanted to spend our time in Quebec City living in the moment and celebrating our excitement with just each other.

How did you choose your venue? We both knew that we would prefer a more intimate wedding with our closest friends and family, which is why we decided on hosting a destination wedding.  I was more hesitant about planning a destination wedding as I knew that some of our loved ones would not be able to go and I also knew that the distance could be difficult for planning purposes.  When I began my venue search, I realized that I couldn’t imagine our wedding any other way than on a beach, which led us to our choice in celebrating in Barbados.

Brittany & Don Destination Wedding Inspiration | Caribbean Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

Romantic Pink Wedding Inspiration | Antique and Elegant Wedding Inspiration | Vermont Bride Magazine

A magnificent 17th century villa, cosily perched on a hilltop overlooking the green Umbrian valleys, makes for a stunning backdrop for this wedding inspiration. An delicate blend of freshness, delicate pastel shades, and a touch of elegance, but not too lavish.The marble work gleams in the sunshine creating well defined volumes; the details of the internal decor and the elegance of the original, antique wallpaper took us back in time to the pomp and splendour of life in an authentic Italian country Villa. The gown is a sheer, white classic gown, with just a crystal band around the waist – a perfect compliment to the beautiful surroundings . An antique veranda with splendid marble effect frescoes and romantic decor from the 1800s are alone a wonderful work of art, gloriously illuminated by an enormous glass window that overlooks the Italian style gardens. Despite being elaborately set, the table maintains a quality of lightness thanks to the clear glass tableware and the soft, delicate flowers of white hydrangeas, ranunculi, tulips, English roses and carnations.

Romantic Pink Wedding Inspiration | Antique and Elegant Wedding Inspiration | Vermont Bride Magazine

Amanda &  Ben Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Country Inn Wedding at the Lilac Inn | Cozy Vermont Wedding at a Country Inn | Vermont Bride Magazine

 

How and where did you meet? Benjamin and I met in Philadelphia at the, now closed 941 Theatre, on New Year’s Eve 2008. It was love at first sight. I thought he was so handsome! We were friends for a few years, then started dating long-distance in 2011, i was in Vermont and he was in Philadelphia, I eventually moved to Philadelphia by the end of that summer.

What was the proposal like? Benjamin proposed on Christmas morning in our living room in Philadelphia. It was just the two of us and it was so personal and romantic I still can’t believe how surprised I was. It was so special!

Amanda &  Ben Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Country Inn Wedding at the Lilac Inn | Cozy Vermont Wedding at a Country Inn | Vermont Bride Magazine

Modern and Feminine Ballet Wedding Inspiration | Airy, Dreamy Pink and Blue Wedding Design | Vermont Bride Magazine

Initially inspired by the Pantone Colors of the Year, “Serenity” and “Rose Quartz”, this wedding inspiration photo shoot is soft, dreamy, and playful in nature. The soft, feminine pink and powdery blue complement each other so beautifully. Fluid and airy link the art of ballet, the classically modern backdrop of the Olympic Rooftop Pavilion provided a perfect canvas to bring the vision to life. The breezy open air patio gave the Sarah Seven gown from The Dress Theory the most ideal flowy and fluttery feel. Floaty, hanging, and free moving florals and modern details mixed with elegant, vintage feeling props come together with the pinks and blues to create an elegant and dreamy combination. 

Modern and Feminine Ballet Wedding Inspiration | Airy, Dreamy Pink and Blue Wedding Design | 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

Spring Wedding In the Woods Inspiration | Woodland Wedding Inspiration | Vermont Bride Magazine

This gorgeous woods wedding inspiration started with the Pantone 2017 colors of Kale, Greenery, and Pale Dogwood. With a color palette like that the thought of a woodland setting immediately springs to mind. The Fernwood Cellars' Redwood Retreat in Gilroy California was the perfect setting for bringing out all of the greens and browns. Paired with dramatic florals and ferns everything comes together to create a very romantic theme with a touch of mystery.

Spring Wedding In the Woods Inspiration | Woodland Wedding Inspiration | Vermont Bride Magazine