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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

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

Samantha and Chad Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Sugarbush Ski Mountain Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

Samantha and Chad chose to have their wedding in Vermont because they wanted a location that would highlight the beautiful scenery of "home". They loved using Vermont Bride magazine as a reference for their planning, finding ideas for food, colors, decorations, music, and more within it's pages. Read on to find out what Samanatha had to say about their Real Wedding Love Story!

Samantha and Chad Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Sugarbush Ski Mountain Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

Meghan & Chris Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Elegant and Rustic Nature Inspired Wedding at the Mountain Top Inn & Resort | Vermont Bride Magazine

Meghan and Chris both love the outdoors and wanted to incorporate nature into their wedding as much as possible. They fell in love with the relaxed atmosphere at the Mountain Top Inn & Spa, as well as the stunning view of the mountains, and the abundance of activities that their guests would be able to enjoy throughout their weekend long celebration. They also used birch branches in many of the decorations and had a tree potting ritual as part of their ceremony--their guests were asked to sprinkle water onto the soil to help it grow and now the tree is planted in Vermont where the couple can visit it often.

To read more about Meghan and Chris' love story, and to see more photos from their wedding, get your copy of the Summer/Fall 2017 issue of Vermont Bride Magazine now!

Meghan & Chris Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Elegant and Rustic Nature Inspired Wedding at the Mountain Top Inn & Resort | Vermont Bride Magazine

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!

Shannon & Allen Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Stratton Mountain Vermont Wedding | Rustic Chic Burlap Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

Shannon and Allen first connected on Tinder and within a few days had their first date. The connection was immediate and they knew the relationship was something special. A couple of years later, while on vacation with Shannon’s family, Allen surprised Shannon with a proposal by the water. His teary eyes and nervous behavior told her that something was about to happen, but it was still a shock when he got down on his knee with a ring. They celebrated with champagne and dinner with Shannon’s family- the perfect ending to a whirlwind of a night.

Shannon grew up in Vermont and Allen in Maine, so they couple have a love of the slower pace in the north country. They live in the Boston area and knew that it would be a lovely escape from the city to hold their wedding in the green mountains. Shannon always knew she wanted to get married in Vermont because of it’s beauty and the special place it holds in her heart. They had actually started looking at venues before their engagement and toured Stratton while in Vermont for Christmas. They immediately fell in love with everything it had to offer- from lodging to an on site chapel, so that everything could be held in one location. They knew their guests could enjoy an entire summer weekend in Vermont with so much to see and do there.

Shannon loved to flip through Vermont Bride magazine for inspiration and loved that she could see so many different styles of weddings. They settled on a “Rustic Chic” theme with tan, soft pink, sage green, and burlap for their color palette and decor. Some of their favorite moments were the first look before their ceremony with just the two of them, and the fire and cocktail party they held on the Friday before the wedding. There was so much love, laughter and fun and everything came together above and beyond what they had imagined.

Shannon and Allen’s advice for other couples planning a wedding is: “If you’re on the fence with a first look…do it! It is such a special moment for just the bride and groom and having that captured on camera is something we are so happy that we have. We look at those pictures and talk about that moment almost every day. As a bride, the wedding day can be nerve wracking but every nervous butterfly I had went away once I saw Allen, it’s an indescribable feeling. Enjoy every second of the process from the engagement to planning to the big day because it truly does go by so fast. Wedding planning can be very overwhelming and stressful and it can cause the whole process to be more of a job than fun, when it gets stressful, take a step back, realize what all of it is for and know that in the end it will all be worth it and it does not need to be as stressful as it seems because everything will be perfect in the end.”

Shannon & Allen Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Stratton Mountain Vermont Wedding | Rustic Chic Burlap Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

Shannon & Allen Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Stratton Mountain Vermont Wedding | Rustic Chic Burlap Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

Shannon & Allen Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Stratton Mountain Vermont Wedding | Rustic Chic Burlap Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

Shannon & Allen Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Stratton Mountain Vermont Wedding | Rustic Chic Burlap Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

Shannon & Allen Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Stratton Mountain Vermont Wedding | Rustic Chic Burlap Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

Shannon & Allen Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Stratton Mountain Vermont Wedding | Rustic Chic Burlap Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

featured professionalsVENUE, ACCOMMODATIONS, CATERING, AND TRANSPORTATION: Stratton Mountain ResortPHOTOGRAPHER: Celia Kelly PhotographyFLORIST: Nancy Bishop Floral DesignDJ: Peak EntertainmentCUPCAKES: Crazy Russian Girl BakeryWEDDING GOWN: Lily Saratoga | ALTERATIONS: Will Fit You InFORMAL WEAR: Men’s Warehouse | HAIR STYLIST: Stella’s Salon + | MAKEUP ARTIST: Stacy HunterREHEARSAL DINNER: Garlic John’sFAVORS: Hobson’s Choice | INVITATIONS: Minted

Kelly & Ronnie Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Mountain Resort Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

After walking around all day with a ring in his pocket, Ronnie finally felt the perfect moment as he and Kelly walked around the Boston Public Gardens before a dinner reservation. When Kelly sat down by the water to take in the view, Ronnie seized the moment and got down on his knee to propose. Since both Ronnie and Kelly are from Vermont, with Sugarbush Resort being between both their hometowns, it was the obvious choice. They loved that their friends an family could all stay on site to enjoy an entire weekend of celebrating.

With their wedding being held at a ski resort, and Ronnie being an avid skier, they knew they wanted to incorporate skiing into the wedding somehow. They found a pair of antique, wooden skis that they decided to use for guests to sign instead of a traditional guest book and they could become something the couple can display in their home forever.

It was important to both Kelly and Ronnie to include personal, family touches. Kelly’s grandfather performed the ceremony, and they invited all of their aunts, uncles, and grandparents that celebrated a milestone anniversary that year to come out to the dance floor to their wedding song. Kelly and Ronnie’s advice to other couples planning a wedding is: “Right before the rehearsal, let go and enjoy the next couple of days.  There is nothing that you can do to prevent what could or will happen on your wedding day.  Know that you have done everything you can to prepare for this day.”

Kelly & Ronnie Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Mountain Resort Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

Kelly & Ronnie Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Mountain Resort Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

Kelly & Ronnie Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Mountain Resort Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

Kelly & Ronnie Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Mountain Resort Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

Kelly & Ronnie Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Mountain Resort Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

featured professionalsVENUE: Sugarbush ResortPHOTOGRAPHER: Sweet Lady Jane PhotographyFLORIST: A Schoolhouse GardenDJ: Craig Mitchell | CAKE: Sweet Simone’sHAIR STYLIST: Indigo Salon | MAKEUP ARTIST: Makeup Artist GuildREHEARSAL DINNER: TimbersJEWELRY: Diamonds and More

 

Angela & Mica Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Mountain Top Inn and Resort | Rustic Elegant Mountain Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

It was at a Halloween party Angela had in grad school where her and Mica first chanced to meet. She was dressed as Mother Nature and he was a lumberjack - talk about “opposites attract”! After grad school the couple moved to Pennsylvania where Mica accepted a teaching job at a college. They still came back to visit their friends in New Hampshire often and decided to spend New Years at the seacoast there. On New Year’s Eve day Micah took Angela to the beach, the location of their very first date and many dates since. Despite the cold they walked along the beach for a while and right before heading back Mica shocked her by getting down on one knee with a ring in his hand. Even more of a surprise, Mica had arranged for a photographer to capture the entire proposal, and did not reveal his secret to Angela until the eve of their wedding where he presented the photos to her as a wedding gift.

Angela grew up in Rutland, Vermont and Mica is from New Hampshire so they both love New England and knew they wanted to have their wedding there. Angela had grown up near the Mountain Top Inn and they had attended a friend’s wedding there, so she knew it had everything on her wish list. The location is stunning and it has the perfect blend of rustic and elegant. Because of this, Angela and Mica did not feel that they had to do much else in terms of decorating. They played off of the natural environment with neutral colors of white, gray, and green. They used wooden flower boxes, geometric lanterns, and candles to keep things simple and intimate.

Ben and Jerry’s ice cream has been a way the couple has celebrated milestones throughout their relationship so they knew serving their guests some of their favorite flavors was a must! They also wanted to include their beloved Bernese Mountain Dog, Jengo, and were thrilled that he could stay at the resort with them and be there for the ceremony.

Angela and Mica’s advice to other couples planning their wedding is: “Don’t get caught up in the little details. You know what you like and what you don’t. Just go with your first instinct. We planned our dream wedding in six short months and much of that was possible because we didn’t stress over the tiny details. The more sure you are of what you want and how you want the day to go, the less likely you are to be influenced by everyone else who has an opinion. We also found a venue that made planning our wedding incredibly easy, meaning that on the day of the wedding, we weren’t running around tending to last minute decisions and we could really enjoy the entire experience. Most importantly, remember that the only thing that really matters is that at the end of your wedding day, you are husband and wife. And that is the best feeling in the world!”

Angela & Mica Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Mountain Top Inn and Resort | Rustic Elegant Mountain Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

Angela & Mica Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Mountain Top Inn and Resort | Rustic Elegant Mountain Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

Angela & Mica Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Mountain Top Inn and Resort | Rustic Elegant Mountain Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

Angela & Mica Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Mountain Top Inn and Resort | Rustic Elegant Mountain Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

Angela & Mica Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Mountain Top Inn and Resort | Rustic Elegant Mountain Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine3

Angela & Mica Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Mountain Top Inn and Resort | Rustic Elegant Mountain Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

Angela & Mica Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Mountain Top Inn and Resort | Rustic Elegant Mountain Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

Angela & Mica Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Mountain Top Inn and Resort | Rustic Elegant Mountain Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

Angela & Mica Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Mountain Top Inn and Resort | Rustic Elegant Mountain Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

Angela & Mica Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Mountain Top Inn and Resort | Rustic Elegant Mountain Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

featured professionals | VENUE, CATERING, ACCOMMODATIONS, HAIR STYLIST, MAKEUP ARTIST, REHEARSAL DINNER: Mountain Top Inn & Resort | PHOTOGRAPHER: Colette Kulig Photography | FLORIST: Central Market Florist | ICE CREAM CATERING: Ben & Jerry's | CAKE: Sweet Lovin’ Creations by Debbie | WEDDING GOWN: Fiori Bridal Boutique | ALTERATIONS: Make It Sew | FORMAL WEAR: Men's Wearhouse | JEWELRY: Littman Jewelers | DJ: Starlite Entertainment | INVITATIONS: Minted | OFFICIANT: Jane Moscatiello

Elizabeth & Dylan Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Waitsfield Vermont Barn Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

Elizabeth and Dylan’s relationship evolved from friendship to something more during their time at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, New York. On their eighth anniversary they planned a hiking trip in New Hampshire but what Elizabeth thought would be a day trip was really a romantic weekend getaway in a log cabin that Dylan had planned. On the first evening while sitting by a waterfall at sunset, Dylan proposed!

Elizabeth grew up in Vermont and always envisions having her wedding there someday. The couple wanted a vanue that was both indoors and outdoors, with a beautiful view. The Skinner Barn had everything on their checklist, and more. While the day of their wedding seems like a blur of amazing events, the feeling of love and support from their friends and family is what stands out to them most. An indescribable feeling of joy to accompany a surreal weekend of celebrating their relationship and marriage.

Elizabeth and Dylan have this advice for other couples: “All the details are fun (and sometimes stressful) to plan but remember what it’s all about.  No matter what the details look like, it will be the most amazing day, celebrating you and your partner with so much love from family and friends.  One thing we did is we took a moment to ourselves right after the ceremony, we walked down the aisle and went straight to the side of the barn, where they had set up a glass or champagne for us and we just had a few minutes to reflect and be alone, it was one of the most memorable moments of our wedding.  So even if it’s only a few minutes, take it, spend a few minutes alone with your new husband/wife.”

Elizabeth & Dylan Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Waitsfield Vermont Barn Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

Elizabeth & Dylan Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Waitsfield Vermont Barn Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

Elizabeth & Dylan Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Waitsfield Vermont Barn Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

Elizabeth & Dylan Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Waitsfield Vermont Barn Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

Elizabeth & Dylan Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Waitsfield Vermont Barn Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

Elizabeth & Dylan Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Waitsfield Vermont Barn Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

featured professionalVENUE: THE SKINNER BARNPHOTOGRAPHER: JAMY BEECHER PHOTOGRAPHYCATERER: CATERING BY DALE | BOUQUETS AND BOUTONNIERES: MAD RIVER GARDEN CENTERDJ: DJ LUIS CALDERINCAKE: MIX CUPCAKERIEWEDDING GOWN: MAGGIE SOTTERO | GOWN BOUTIQUE: CAMILLA’S BRIDAL | FORMAL WEAR: BANANA REPUBLICMAKEUP ARTIST: VIVIAN INFANTINOHAIR STYLIST: KRISTEN JARVIS | REHEARSAL DINNER: MAD RIVER BARNPHOTO BOOTH RENTAL: MICHAEL TALLMAN PHOTOGRAPHYRENTALS: VERMONT TENT COMPANY | TRANSPORTATION: ALPINE TRANSITFAVORS: CARMAN BROOK FARMINVITATIONS: RUSTIC PAPERSWEDDING OFFICIANT: LINDSEY FARRELL

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