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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

Tropical Wedding Inspiration | Turn any setting into a tropical oasis with the right combination of florals, colors, and decorations | Vermont Bride Magazine

The budget conscious couple may not be able to have a tropical destination wedding, but you can easily transform any setting into a tropical oasis using the right flowers, colors, and decorations. The lush combination of pale yellows, vibrant red and orange, and creamy whites instantly adds a warm, summery vibe. The large green leaves are an easy and add another stylish layer to the exotic, wood chargers. Throw in some mercury glass candles and gold accents and you have an elegant, equatorial look that can be adapted to any setting. 

Sharon & Mike Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Lakeside Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

Both Sharon and Mike practically lived at Bolton Valley Resort, but their paths had never crossed until they met online. After a few dates they lost touch for a while, but fate would have it that Mike would run into Sharon snowboarding at Bolton alone one afternoon. He gave her a call that day and the rest is history! Since Vermont is where they met, it was inevitable that it was the place they wanted to celebrate their marriage. Sharon had her heart set for a location on the water and discovered Basin Harbor while flipping through an issue of Vermont Bride. The couple loved that Basin Harbor combined both their love of the water and of the mountains, and it was a true destination location allowing all of their gusts to stay in one place and enjoy the entire weekend together.

To read more of Sharon and Mike's love story, and see more photos from their wedding, be sure to pick up your copy of the newest issue of Vermont Bride magains, the Fall/Summer 2017 edition! You can find it at select retailers throughout New England, New York, and New Jersey, or purchase it directly from our website.

Sharon & Mike Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Lakeside Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

Sabrina & Conor Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Rustic Round Barn Wedding | Destination Wedding in Vermont | Vermont Bride Magazine

Sabrina and Conor officially met at a typical White Mountain, backwoods bonfire, even though the two had grown up in the same town. The pair have lived all over New England, and finally settled in Burlington, Vermont, and immediately fell in love with the charm of Vermont. After becoming engaged, Sabrina used Vermont Bride's website to help her find information on local vendors to make her wedding vision a reality. They wanted all of their close family and friends to be able to stay at one location and enjoy an entire weekend together, and Sleepy Hollow Inn completely fit the bill for them.

To read more of Sabrina and Conor's love story, and to see more images from their wedding, get your copy of the Summer/Fall 2017 issue of Vermont Bride Magazine today! Look for it in select stores throughout New England, New York, New Jersey, or purchase it directly from our website.

Sabrina & Conor Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Rustic Round Barn Wedding | Destination Wedding in Vermont | Vermont Bride Magazine

Meredith & Jonathan Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Destination Wedding in Stowe, Vermont | Elegant Outdoor Wedding Inspiration | Vermont Bride Magazine

Meredith and Jonathan worked together for an entire summer but didn't really get to know each other until three years later when they ran into each other again at a mutual friend's party. They immediately hit it off and after Jonathan agreed to take a series of six salsa dancing lessons with Meredith, she knew he was "the one"! Vermont is a favorite skiing and snowboarding destination for the couple and they knew it would also be the prefect location for a destination wedding. The perfect location combined with the natural beaty of Vermont in the summer, and Meredith and Jonathan had everything they wanted for the prefect weekend celebration.

To read more of Meredith and Jonathan's love story, and to see more photos from their wedding, be sure to get a copy of the newest Summer/Fall 2017 issue of Vermont Bride Magazine, available now in select stores throughout New England, New York, New Jersey, and avialbe for purchase through our website.

Meredith & Jonathan Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Destination Wedding in Stowe, Vermont | Elegant Outdoor Wedding Inspiration | Vermont Bride Magazine

Mary Alice & Brian Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Rustic Barn Wedding in Jericho Vermont | Vermont Bride Magazine

Mary Alice and Brian wanted their wedding to strongly reflect the Vermont culture that they love so much--local food, local beer, and a mountain backdrop. The Mansfield Barn was the perfect fit for the location and they quickly found many amazing local vendors to create the wedding of their dreams, including having a Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream station where their guests could make their own sundaes. Mary Alice and Brian are big ice cream fans and decided to forgo having a cake in favor of ice cream. They even had matching ice cream bowls with the words "Mrs." and "Mr." on them which they used to give each other their first bites of ice cream.

To read more of Mary Alice and Brian's love story and to see more photos from their wedding, pick up a copy of the newest issue of Vermont Bride Magazine, the Summer/Fall 2017 edition, available in stores throughout New England, New York, and New Jersey in June. Or purchase a copy directly from our website!

Mary Alice & Brian Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Rustic Barn Wedding in Jericho Vermont | Vermont Bride Magazine

Helen & Trevor Real Vermont Wedding | Rustic Barn Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

Helen and Trevor love the Mad River Valley in Vermont and everything it has to offer, so it was the perfect location for their wedding celebration. They wanted an intimate wedding weekend where their guests could stay and enjoy all of the festivities, which was exactly what the Lareau Farm Inn provided them. It was the perfect venue for the relaxed and positive vibe they were seeking for their outdoor wedding.

To read more of Helen and Trevor's love story and see more photos from their wedding, be sure to pick up your copy of the Summer/Fall 2017 issue of Vermont Bride magazine, available for preorder now!

Helen & Trevor Real Vermont Wedding | Rustic Barn Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

Sarah & Todd Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Outdoor Nature Inspired Wedding | Barn Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

Sarah and Todd’s relationship has been centered around the outdoors- their first date was a hike up Rattlesnake Mountain in New Hampshire. The proposal happened on top of another mountain, Flume Mountain, the 32nd hike of the couple’s plan of hiking the 48 peaks over 4,000 feet in New Hampshire. At the summit, Todd found a rocky outlook that was private and while sitting side by side he opened the ring box to only have the ring fall out! Thankfully he was able to catch it between his legs, but was then afraid to move for fear that the ring would fall down the rocky slope. Sarah had to get down on her knee to fish the ring out from between Todd’s legs, and while it was scary at the time, it makes for a good proposal story now!

Sarah and Todd’s first venue cancelled on them five months before the wedding. They began frantically searching for a new location and through word of mouth found Sheady Acres. After Sarah checked out their website and called to arrange a visit, the couple decided it was the perfect place. They were excited to utilize the five on-site cottages for their families to stay in, and the gorgeous barn was exactly what they were looking for. It turned out to be much better than their original venue was going to be. The icing on the cake was that Sheady Acres donates a portion of their profits to a local animal shelter.

Staying in the nature and outdoorsy theme that fits the couple so well, they chose a green and white color palette. They incorporated the outdoors in the details as much as possible. Sarah wore a hair comb with a bird on it, and the bridesmaids all wore floral patterned dresses. The tables were named after the mountains the couple have hiked, complete with a photo of Sarah and Todd on that mountain. Todd’s ring was specially designed to feature an etching of the mountain range they got engaged on. The centerpieces included a ceramic bird and the escort cards were embellished with an animal and placed on a pinecone. They also used all compostable and recycled plates, cups, and silverware.

One of the couple’s favorite moments of their wedding is the unity blueberry bush that was a part of their ceremony. Instead of a traditional unity candle, the couple chose to place soil from their parent’s homes into a potted blueberry bush, which is not planted in the yard of their home as a symbol of the promise they made to grow together. Sarah also loved her bouquet which was made up of mostly vegetables and herbs. The center was an artichoke surrounded by kale, dill, allium, poppies, and zinnias. The bouquet was also created by her mother and combined Sarah’s love of green and unique details.

It rained heavily the entire morning of their wedding day and they finally had to decide to move the ceremony into the barn. They had finished arranging the tables to make room when suddenly the rain stopped. With fifteen minutes to go before the start of the ceremony they decided to have it outside after all and made a mad dash to get it all organized. Many guests stood since there was not time to arrange enough chairs, but in the end it made for a more intimate setting. The rain held off so that their guests were able to have the cocktail hour and play lawn games outside before it started raining again right as dinner was served. 

Other favorite parts of their celebration included not hearing their personally written vows until the ceremony, and having their friends and family so close since they were able to stay in the cottages on the property. It allowed them to spend time with everyone before, during, and after the wedding which was very meaningful to them. 

Sarah and Todd’s advice for other couples planning a wedding is: “I would say, be true to yourself and do not include details because of tradition or because of what someone else wants you to do. Our original venue was going to make us compromise much of what we had envisioned for our day, but once we found Sheady Acres we were able to truly make the day, and the entire weekend, what we wanted it to be. Also, get a videographer!! I cannot express enough how much more of the day was captured in the video we have as compared to the photos. I love them the photos, but the video is so amazing because I am able to see so many of the details of the day that I missed.”

Sarah & Todd Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Outdoor Nature Inspired Wedding | Barn Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

Sarah & Todd Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Outdoor Nature Inspired Wedding | Barn Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

Sarah & Todd Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Outdoor Nature Inspired Wedding | Barn Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

Sarah & Todd Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Outdoor Nature Inspired Wedding | Barn Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

Sarah & Todd Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Outdoor Nature Inspired Wedding | Barn Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

Sarah & Todd Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Outdoor Nature Inspired Wedding | Barn Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

Sarah & Todd Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Outdoor Nature Inspired Wedding | Barn Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

featured professionalsVENUE: Shéady Acres | PHOTOGRAPHER: Jessie Dineen PhotographyCATERER: The Lazy FarmerFLORIST: Flowers by Olga, Arrangements by Bride’s Mother | ACCOMMODATIONS: Jay Peak ResortDJ: Bride’s nephew | WHOOPIE PIES: Bride’s Mother | WEDDING GOWN: Andrea’s BridalALTERATIONS: Material Instinques | FORMAL WEAR: Shirts: L.L. Bean, Ties: The Tie Bar, Pants: American Eagle, Jacket: Macy’sHAIR & MAKEUP: Alexis Hart-AllenVIDEOGRAPHER: Bride’s Stepmother | TRANSPORTATION: Jay Peak Resort Shuttle ServiceFAVORS: Ben’s Maple SyrupINVITATIONS: Paperless PostDECORATIVE FLAGS: Bride's Mother | GROOM'S RING: Michelle Lenae Jewelry | BRIDE'S RINGS: Day's Jewelers | BRIDE’S FOOTWEAR: Kate Spade Keds

Kristin & Walter Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Lakeside Elegant Black Tie Wedding | Highgate Springs, Vermont | Vermont Bride Magazine

Kristin and Walter, who goes by Woody, are avid travelers and they often take little weekend getaways when their schedule allows it. One such weekend, they headed to Amsterdam, in the Netherlands, for one such trip. After pushing through the jet lag Saturday morning, Kristin was ready to take a nap but Woody insisted they meet up with a tour group he had already paid for. As they stood waiting on a stunning bridge in the middle of Amsterdam, they spent a couple of minutes just taking in the beauty all around them. Kristin started to suspect there really was no tour group coming and then suddenly Woody got down on one knee and proposed! He had even arranged for a photographer to capture the entire thing and then they had an hour long engagement shoot around the city.

Kristin & Walter Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Lakeside Elegant Black Tie Wedding | Highgate Springs, Vermont | Vermont Bride Magazine

Kristin spent the first ten years of her life living in Vermont and even after her family moved to Florida they often vacationed at a summer camp in Highgate Springs. The family lake house is a beautiful spot and perfect for Kristin and Woody to hold their wedding. Having their celebration in a place that held so many childhood memories, set on a beautiful cliff overlooking the lake, was the perfect fit for the couple. The weather was gorgeous and every detail came together better than they had imagined. It was an intimate gathering of their closest friends and family with a balance of their love of the outdoors and Vermont, but still formal and elegant. 

Some of their favorite moments happen to have stemmed from mishaps. After all of the flowers died due to a heatwave, Kristin and her bridesmaids went out into the nearby fields and picked buckets of wildflowers. The flowers ended up being more beautiful than Kristin had imagined. While lighting off their wish lanterns some became caught in the trees. There was a brief panic that they would catch the trees on fire, but they eventually floated away in a beautiful display. The lanterns floated across the lake and into the water, which made for a stunning sight for all of their guests.

Kristin & Walter Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Lakeside Elegant Black Tie Wedding | Highgate Springs, Vermont | Vermont Bride Magazine

Kristin & Walter Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Lakeside Elegant Black Tie Wedding | Highgate Springs, Vermont | Vermont Bride Magazine

Kristin & Walter Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Lakeside Elegant Black Tie Wedding | Highgate Springs, Vermont | Vermont Bride Magazine

Kristin & Walter Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Lakeside Elegant Black Tie Wedding | Highgate Springs, Vermont | Vermont Bride Magazine

Kristin & Walter Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Lakeside Elegant Black Tie Wedding | Highgate Springs, Vermont | Vermont Bride Magazine

Kristin & Walter Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Vermont Bride Magazine | Lakeside Black Tie Wedding

featured professionalsVENUE: Private Family Lake House | PHOTOGRAPHER: Sarah Kjelleren and Bryant NormanCATERER & CAKE: Have Your Cake CateringMUSICIANS: Made In The ShadeWEDDING GOWN: Hayley PaigeHAIR & MAKEUP: Hope Gorman | TENT RENTALS: Fosters Tent Rental TRANSPORTATION: Charter Bus & Limos | WEDDING OFFICIANT: Carter Smith

Casey & Heather Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Same Sex Marriage | Intervale Barn Burlington Vermont | Vermont Bride Magazine

Casey and Heather met when they were both living in New York City.  After they started dating, they decided to move to Vermont together and Heather landed a great job there right away.  Casey needed to finish her school year teaching middle school Science in New York, so Heather moved to Vermont and lived with Casey’s parents.  They were apart for three months while Casey was finishing teaching.  During the time they were apart, Heather bought a ring and started planning a surprise proposal for when she returned to New York City to help Casey pack. When Heather got to the airport she got right in a cab to rush to their apartment to meet Casey and propose.  It felt like the longest cab ride ever because she was so nervous and they had been apart for so long. When Heather got there, she went up to the apartment, knocked on the door and got down on one knee with the ring out for when Casey opened the door.  As soon as Casey opened the door, Heather told Casey how much she loved her and asked her to marry her.  Casey was so surprised she responded “Is this for real?” before ultimately saying “yes.”  It was perfect!

It was important to Casey and Heather that they had a wedding where all of their guests felt relaxed and had the best time ever, without having to follow a strict wedding schedule. They also wanted an outdoor option, with an inside back-up space if the weather was less than ideal. The Intervale Barn had all of what they were looking for plus more, with a pond and plenty of space for an outdoor bar, food truck, lawn games. The barn also had a state of the art sound system and the tables and chairs were included. They had amazing BBQ from Smokin’ Butts BBQ, great beverages from TRU Spirits and they had to include Heady Topper and Focal Banger by the Alchemist Brewery where Casey works as a brewer.

Some of their favorite moments from the celebration were their first dance to “The Rose” by Bette Midler, which Heather sang quietly to Casey as they danced. Heather’s family from Indiana was able to come and she enjoyed spending time with them before the wedding, catching up and making them dinner at her and Casey’s house. Casey was also thrilled her entire family was able to attend - it made for a joyous occasion.

Casey and Heather’s advice for other couples planning their wedding is: “Some of the best advice I can give, is advice that was passed down to us by some of our friends and family.  Just enjoy the moments as they come.  It is easy to get bogged down with planning and details and trying to make everything perfect.  Perfect is in the eye of the beholder.  The point of the day is to celebrate your love for each other in the company of friends and family.  So long as that happens, it is perfect.  Take time throughout the wedding to pause and remember the moments as they come.  Don’t let the day fly by without enjoying each moment.  We are glad we took this advice because now we will have these cherished moments in our minds for years and years to come.”

Casey & Heather Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Same Sex Marriage | Intervale Barn Burlington Vermont | Vermont Bride Magazine

Casey & Heather Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Same Sex Marriage | Intervale Barn Burlington Vermont | Vermont Bride Magazine

Casey & Heather Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Same Sex Marriage | Intervale Barn Burlington Vermont | Vermont Bride Magazine

Casey & Heather Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Same Sex Marriage | Intervale Barn Burlington Vermont | Vermont Bride Magazine

Casey & Heather Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Same Sex Marriage | Intervale Barn Burlington Vermont | Vermont Bride Magazine

featured professionalsVENUE: Intervale Barn PHOTOGRAPHER: Timothy Estey Photography | CATERER: Smokin’ Butts BBQ | FLORIST: Stray Cat Flowers | DJ: Robert Hendrix | CUPCAKES: Sugar Bean Treats | WEDDING GOWNS: Casey’s Dress: J. Crew and Heather’s Dress: Touma’s Bridal | ALTERATIONS: The Tailor Shop | HAIR & MAKEUP: Studio Bellezza | VIDEOGRAPHER: Zoila Turcios | REHEARSAL DINNER: Halvorson’s Upstreet CaféTENT RENTALS: Vermont Tent Company | BAR RENTAL: TRU Spirits | WEDDING OFFICIANT: Heather McCoy | JEWELRY: Alchemy Jewelry

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