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Elizabeth & Amit Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Camp on the Lake Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

Elizabeth, known as Lizzy to her friends and family, and Amit wanted to incorporate Amit's Indian heritage into their wedding as much as possible. They held multiple celebrations over several days, including offering Mehndi to all of their guests the Friday before the ceremony. Read on for more of what Lizzy shared with us about their special day!

Elizabeth & Amit Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Camp on the Lake Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

Red & Gold Wedding Inspiration | Rich Elegant Wedding Inspiration | Vermont Bride Magazine

We thought you would enjoy a little pop of vibrant color to warm your Monday. The red in this elegant photo shoot is rich and vibrant-perfectly accented with rich, gold tones and glittering details. 

Red & Gold Wedding Inspiration | Rich Elegant Wedding Inspiration | Vermont Bride Magazine

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

Merlot and Blush Urban Loft Wedding Inspiration | Modern meets Vintage in a Hip Downtown Lof

This merlot and blush inspiration photo shoot from JBphotography seemlessly blends vintage and modern elements in a hip and trendy loft setting. A banner with inspiring words of love calligraphied creates an ethereal backdrop for an intimate ceremony surrounded by candles and deep burgandy florals give the scene depth and drama. Bronze and metal geometric shapes give height to the table setting while laser cut signage adorns the place settings. A rustic, yet romantic, cake display further merges the hip and modern feel of a casual ceremony with a more traditional, vintage look with white washed doors and an antique suitcases and furniture.

Merlot and Blush Urban Loft Wedding Inspiration | Modern meets Vintage in a Hip Downtown Loft

Enchanted Forest Wedding Inspiration | Nature Lover Flowers and Moss | Pink and Green Wedding Color Palette

We love this fresh take on an ethereal wedding with an enchanted forest vibe from Kaemere Photography and Design. Cascading displays of brightly colored roses and tons of moss drape over the scene, which is lush and green with natural elements perfect for any fairytale fan or nature lover. A deer skull adds a unique and unexpected element amid all of the delicate roses. Even a whimsical bicycle is decked out with moss and flowers! Looking at these beautifully vivid photos you can almost smell the pine needles and feel the breeze rustling through the trees.

Enchanted Forest Wedding Inspiration | Nature Lover Flowers and Moss | Pink and Green Wedding Color Palette

Vermont Bride Summer/Fall 2017 Issue is Now Available | Vermont and New England Destination Wedding Inspiration | Wedding Photographers, Florists, Caterers, Officiants, Decorating, Rentals, Venues, Favors, Honeymoons, Makeup Artists, Wedding Gowns, Registries and more!

We are so excited to announce that the Summer/Fall 2017 issue of Vermont Bride hit newsstands last week! Vermont Bride is 132 thick, glossy pages of wedding inspiration from all over New England and the rest of the country. We have a balance of trendy wedding inspiration ideas, informative articles for wedding planning, and gorgous spreads of real Vermong wedding albums and love stories. In this issue we cover inspiration for all four seasons, starting with winter and ending with fall there are eye catching color palettes and themes. The Summer/Fall issue also covers our favorite wedding styles and themes! There are nine real Vermont weddings to inspire you and show you what other couples have done with popular venues throughout the state. Read their love stories to learn how they fell in love and how they planned their special day!

Vermont Bride Summer/Fall 2017 Issue is Now Available | Vermont and New England Destination Wedding Inspiration | Wedding Photographers, Florists, Caterers, Officiants, Decorating, Rentals, Venues, Favors, Honeymoons, Makeup Artists, Wedding Gowns, Registries and more!

Look for the Summer/Fall 2017 issue in major magazine retailers throughout New England, New York, and New Jersey. You may also spot some at our recommended wedding professionals throughout Vermont! Or you can always order your copy direct from our website, on our Buy Issues page.

Michelle & Jared Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Rustic Elegant Barn Wedding The Round Barn | Vermont Bride Magazine

Since Michelle and Jared met in Vermont and the state holds such special meaning to each of them, it was exactly where they wanted to celebrate with friends and family. A blend of elegant and rustic style in an idyllic barn setting was complimented beautifully with their peach and sage green color palette- full of vintage and antique details!

Elegant and Timeless Wedding Inspiration at an Historic Castle | Dramatic Gowns and Style | Vermont Bride Magazine

When Cesar Chavez and his team were planning this styled shoot, they knew they wanted to put together a unique, elegant, and fashion-forward styled shoot. And they succeeded, big time! With a color palette of maroon, dark purple, mauve,  green and gold, the details came together for a timeless look that perfectly complimented the dramatic and historic surroundings. The fashion is front and center with the bride wearing a sultry, risqué, silver sparkle illusion gown with long elegant feathers custom made by Sheri Autry Couture that really brings the "Wow" factor.

Vermont Bride LOOKBOOK issue number 8 | Vermont and New England Wedding Inspiration | Free digital publication for planning your wedding

The eighth issue of the Vermont Bride LOOKBOOK is now available! Our LOOKBOOK is a digital publication that comes out twice a year and features inspiration for your Vermont and New England wedding with stylized photo shoots featuring the latest trends in design, themes, and decor, as well as real wedding stories from weddings held at some of Vermont's best venues and featuring the state's finest vendors. The LOOKBOOK is also a great resource for finding a variety of vendors to help you plan the wedding of your dreams. Each ad links directly to their listing on our website for more info, as well as a link to their website - planning a wedding has never been so easy!

And the best part about the LOOKBOOK is that it is easy to access from any device, and it is free to read! Easily share content with family and friends, or pin images to reference later. To read the Vermont Bride LOOKBOOK, issue number 8, right now click here!

cover image was provided by The Light + Color Photography and features floral design by The Village Green Florist Weddings & Events and a wedding gown from Fiori Bridal Boutique

Ceremony Processional Inspiration Videos | Vermont Bride Magazine | Valentine's Day Inspiration This Valentine’s Day, what could be more romantic to watch than a wedding processional? Here’s a sampler of videos with some fun ways of thinking about the wedding processional! Hopefully these will engage your romantic spirit, enthusiasm, and sense of adventure, while opening up your vision of a wedding processional in some unexpected and fun ways! Everyone loved the wedding of Catherine Middleton and Prince William, so let’s just start there! Catherine’s processional was “I Was Glad When They Said Unto Me” by Sir Charles Hubert Hastings Parry, a British composer who lived from 1848-1918 – not your everyday processional music selection! Nor did anything else about their wedding qualify as “everyday.” I love the close-ups of their faces, and what a fun way to start this video processional adventure:

 

Changing gears completely, let’s have a look at an African styled wedding processional, shall we? Love the beat, and check out the stilts at about 1:30! And the smile on that bride – she’s clearly loving every moment:

 

OK – getting mellow again – get out the tissues if you haven’t yet, for this groom singing the bride up the aisle:

 

Get down, everybody, let’s dance:

 

Here’s a traditional Korean wedding – the bride enters at about 1:22:

 

I just love this sweet and mellow processional to a solo flute playing the theme to the movie “Braveheart:”

 

And while we’re in a Scottish theme, anyone for bagpipes?

 

In the next video, the two grooms assembled a large group of musicians, including many talented friends, for a rousing and touching entrance. This one features the musical performance very strongly – the grooms enter at about 10:00:

 

Something to think about: Pachelbel’s Canon is the most popular processional – but so often the folks who love the music only end up hearing a phrase or two before the bride has arrived at the altar. How about delaying the bride’s entrance and give everyone a little chance to anticipate?

 

For contrast again – I love the beat and the mellow sway of this African American processional:

 

The gentle, sweet vocals in this Jewish wedding processional end with the bride circling the groom seven times before the couple moves to the huppah. The Seven Circles is a Jewish tradition representing the seven wedding blessings and seven days of creation, and demonstrating that the groom is the center of her world. I recommend having tissues handy again, before the groom starts singing for the bride’s entrance:

 

And, well, this is Vermont, and we couldn’t be complete without Maria’s processional from “The Sound of Music.” Not sure I’d recommend a tune representing “How do you solve a problem like (name of bride or groom) – but I guess it worked for Julie Andrews, and it does sound lovely in context:

 

Enjoy! And Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!

Lisa Carlson is a freelance flutist, performing for weddings and other occasions throughout Vermont and beyond, with musical offerings ranging from a quartet of flute with violin, viola and cello, to solo flute, to duos and trios of flute with harp, violin, piano, cello, oboe, and more. She maintains a studio in Montpelier, Vermont, and teaches flute in Vermont, in Lebanon, NH, and online to students worldwide.