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Pets In Weddings | Vermont Bride Magazine

You want to celebrate your wedding day with all your loved ones – but what about your four-legged loves? Including your dog on your wedding is a wonderfully sentimental idea, but should be approached with careful thought and consideration. Does your dog do well with crowds? Will it be a hot day with little shade? Are they well-behaved? Are you getting married next to water and they love to swim? Are you willing to be flexible if your wedding doesn’t go perfectly? I ask because I’ve seen a ring-bearer-dog decide to take a number two in the middle of the ceremony. I’ve seen pups barking throughout a ceremony, and tiny guest-dogs hop on a dinner table, and a great dane put his paws on the cake table. Pets are great, but they’re also unpredictable.

Pets In Weddings | Vermont Bride Magazine

That being said, it is your day, and you should do what – that will make both you and your pets the happiest. If you do decide to include your dogs, I highly recommend a designated wrangler to take care of potty breaks, water, and shade throughout the day. Practicing a walk down the aisle a few times might be a good idea too.

Including Pets In Weddings | Vermont Bride Magazine

November 18, 2017

Loft Wedding Inspiration

Loft Wedding Inspiration | Modern Urban Weddings | Vermont Bride Magazine

With a laid-back, urban vibe and industrial feel, hosting your wedding in a loft style space can be the perfect way to acheive a modern, casual-chic theme. The bare bones architectural details of a loft are the perfect blank canvas for you to style and decorate in a million different ways. From a minimilist, all white pallette, to more intricate installations of flowering vines and hundreds of candles - it is open to your interpretation and inspiration.

Loft Wedding Inspiration | Modern Urban Weddings | Vermont Bride Magazine

Loft Wedding Inspiration | Modern Urban Weddings | Vermont Bride MagazineFeatured Professionals: Photography: The Light + Color Photography | Floral Design: The Village Green Florist Weddings and Events | Wedding Gown: Fiori Bridal Boutique | Makeup: Jennifer Perellie Makeup | Hair Styling: Brittany Degree from Bridge Street Hair | Food: Pingala Cafe | Location: Laughing River Yoga Studio

In the Summer 2015 Lookbook, we feature a light and airy styled photo shoot showcasing bright yellows, vibrant greens, and a concrete block centerpiece. Fun vintage furniture is placed for lounging and drinking, and the bright white accents shower the space with light and warmth. But this is certainly not the only direction you can take for loft decor. We gathered together some of our favorite inspiration from all over to show a few other options in loft wedding style.

Lighting Inspiration For Weddings | Vermont Bride Magazine

A wedding trend I’ve seen become more popular in the past few years are sparklers, and even more recently, paper lanterns. These activities can add a bit of magic to your evening and make for great photo opportunities, but do require a bit of proper planning.

Lighting Inspiration For Weddings | Vermont Bride Magazine

Let’s think about the basics for a minute here. Sparklers and lanterns have fire. Are you planning to get married in a hay field in July when it hasn’t rained for a few weeks in drought conditions?  – All I am saying is just be mindful of Mother Nature, her drought conditions, and any potential flammable environment around you. Let’s not even get into how potentially flammable that pretty dress can be!

Lighting Inspiration For Weddings | Vermont Bride Magazine

November 18, 2017

Real Wedding | Gina & Tim

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Gina and Tim frequently "get away from it all" at Gina's father's log cabin in the woods of Vermont, and they knew they wanted their friends and family to have that same feeling at their June wedding. Their whimsical, rustic celebration started with an intimate ceremony under a covered bridge. With the sound of the babbling brook beneath them, and those closest to their hearts around them, Gina and Tim exchanged "I dos". The elegant Hermitage Inn provided the perfect backdrop for the rest of the day's festivities. Here are some highlights from Gina;

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The Winter 2015 edition of the Vermont Bride Lookbook is here! It is full of gorgeous, colorful inspiration for your wedding. Swoon over beautiful bouquets, luscious cakes, color and theme ideas, decorating details, and more. We have featured eight lovely real weddings that showcase some of Vermont's best venues, photographers, caterers, and florists. If you are still in need of vendors to provide you with one-of-a-kind, exemplary service, then look no further! The Lookbook has a comprehensive index of our preferred wedding professionals.

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The winter landscape in Vermont can start to look a little monochrome after a while, with snow-covered mountains, trees, and the pale gray, cloudy sky that typically dominates from December through March. To cut through the stark white, we love the idea of using deep, rich jewel tones to add warmth and sparkle to a winter season wedding. Dark purples, reds, studded with glittering gold, are the perfect foil to the ice and frost.

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Dark chocolate whoopie pies are a perfect match for delicate gold calligraphy. Lots of shiny, vintage decorations give tabletops luxurious charm and interest. The sage and lime greenery pairs nicely with the more saturated garnet and plum colored flowers. Strings of cafe lights hang as a backdrop and give the entire area a warm glow that will last well into the evening.

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Natural elegance was the theme for this light and fresh wedding, captured by Civic Photos. Morgan and Kyle were married under a vine covered pergola at the Tuscan Courtyards, in Texas City, as ribbons and candles swayed around them in the breeze. Lots of personal history could be found in the details, like the program which featured fun facts about the couple and their relationship. Each bridesmaid wore a different style of dress, befit their personality, which went perfectly with the laid back, casual feel the couple wanted to portray. It was the perfect blend of traditional, sophisticated decor and comfortable, home-spun ambiance.

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These stunningly enchanting images, from Lis Photography, seem like they are straight out of a fairytale. From the majestic white horse to the cherub-cheeked flower girl, it feels like you have been transported back to another time. A time where prince charmings rescued damsels in distress and pricesses were transported through golden fields in horse drawn carriages. While gazing into the ethereal background, you half expect to see wood nymphs dancing around.

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Thanksgiving is a time to reflect back on the year and give thanks for the good stuff, which we feel makes it a perfect time to celebrate your love and commitment with friends and family. Combining your wedding with a holiday gives it a little extra something special to make it shine. Feelings of warmth, kindness, and sharing go hand-in-hand with one of life's greatest celebrations. Here is some of our favorite Thanksgiving inspired wedding ideas:

Thanksgiving Wedding Inspiration

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Big Tupper Ski Lodge is, according to their website, a "basic, no frills, affordable ski/snowboarding experience for individuals and families."  However, "basic" and "no frills" couldn't be FURTHER from the truth when it came to Bridget and Daniel's wedding day. They completely transformed the bare-bones lodge into a beautiful reception filled with lights hanging on tree branches, glowing lanterns, and simple rustic elegance. Almost everything was done by family members, friends, and other people who helped pull things together. The inspiration for the wedding came from Bridget's idea of "Burlap and Birch" but her mother (who recently started her own wedding event design business) is the true artist and knew that they could pull together a beautiful wedding that was on a budget.

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