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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

Lisa & Andrew Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Fall Vermont Wedding in a Barn | Lang Farm Barn Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

When Lisa and Andrew first met as co-workers they developed a major crush one each other that eventually led to a first date involving a ride on Andrew's motorcycle. Since Andrew had grown up in Vermont and Lisa had lived there for six years they knew it was where they wanted to have their wedding. Read on to hear more from Lisa about their love story and how they planned their special day:

Lisa & Andrew Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Fall Vermont Wedding in a Barn | Lang Farm Barn Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

Lisa & Andrew Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Fall Vermont Wedding in a Barn | Lang Farm Barn Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

Lisa & Andrew Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Fall Vermont Wedding in a Barn | Lang Farm Barn Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

Lisa & Andrew Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Fall Vermont Wedding in a Barn | Lang Farm Barn Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

Lisa & Andrew Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Fall Vermont Wedding in a Barn | Lang Farm Barn Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

Lisa & Andrew Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Fall Vermont Wedding in a Barn | Lang Farm Barn Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

 

How and where did you meet? We met when we were both working at Wake Robin in Shelburne. When we first met it felt like love in the 6th grade - having a major crush on someone without knowing a single thing about one another and hardly speaking to one another. When Andrew drove his white motorcycle in to work that sealed the deal. I begged Andrew daily - and I mean daily - to take me for a ride. Once I acquired a helmet he finally did. A couple weeks later we went on our first date after work on that motorcycle to a beach in Charlotte. That date lasted over five hours. I remember being pulled over by security driving back in to Wake Robin it was so late - I had left my car there. Our relationship grew from there. Andrew's mother talked about getting ourselves photographed on that bike when we became engaged.

What was the proposal like? I had a feeling Andrew was going to propose. I didn't want to get my hopes up but I did search the house for the ring a couple weeks prior. I really hate surprises and secrets. He gets so nervous about things that it was easy to tell something was up. Little did I know the ring was in his coat that I was wearing to take the dog out. He proposed on the way to dinner, the day before Thanksgiving, so I could see and talk to my family afterwards.

Why did you choose Vermont for your wedding? Andrew grew up in Burlington, myself Connecticut. It was a no brainer. When we got engaged I had lived here for six years and only my immediate family and close friends had visited. I was so excited to have the rest of my extended family come see why I stayed in Vermont. Vermont in October was the only cookie-cutter thing about our wedding I was okay with. Fall is my favorite season. Who could pass up Vermont in October?!? And the day of was perfect. A little windy but 64 degrees and sunny during peak foliage. I envied everyone who drove up here for the weekend and got to witness the miles and miles of foliage. 

How did you choose your venue? It was so hard to find a venue that we liked available 11 months out - especially for an October wedding. Lang Farm had one of the only openings with my seal of approval. But we couldn't have been happier with the Garden Barn. I couldn't have imagined our wedding anywhere else now, especially with an antique shop steps from our wedding - the vintage feel was part of our theme. It wasn't actually a "barn" which made me SO happy because I didn't want that. The floor was copper - it matched my color scheme! Too many Vermont weddings happen in barns but without any heat or AC - or plumbing. Im not that rustic!

What was your theme/color palette? It was a vintage/boho/glam mixup with personal touches - such as leopard print - mixed in. Dark green and raspberry were the colors that were incorporated into our invitations and smaller details (Andrew's suit HAD to be dark green) but we had more metallics than anything. Gold, silver, copper, rose gold, etc.

What was your favorite detail from your wedding? OMG, too many to choose from! I DIYed anything that was DIYable - I had dream catchers that I made scattered throughout the space. I was obsessed with my bouquet that my mother-in-law made that had tassels I found from a vintage marketplace. I couldn't believe my mother and I found over 100 different gold water glasses from thrift stores. But what I think I was happiest with was my wedding party. It was so important that they weren't matchy-matchy, that no one had to break the bank to obtain their outfit, and that they weren't too done-up or formal. More than one member of our party got their outfit from a second-hand shop and/or wore items from their own (and my own) closet. But it was crucial to me that everyone looked cohesive and fit the vibe we were going for. I spent a lot of time pulling all their outfits together - who knew there were so many pocket squares to choose from?? But it was so worth the effort. They all looked incredible.

How did your wedding reflect your relationship as a couple? It was important that our wedding wasn't one that could easily be replicated. As a couple, Andrew and I don't necessarily want to be the first ones noticed in a crowd but we definitely like having a one-of-kind style. We also believe that if you can't find exactly what you want you can always make it. Everything about my wedding attire had a personal touch. I sewed hand-made details to my dress and shoes and my veil was custom-made by my mother and myself. My dress (not a traditional wedding gown) was a color I couldn't find in any bridal store so my mother suggested we make my veil and we happened to find the perfect color of lace in a fabric store. My mother and I had so much fun planning. Andrew was so determined to have the perfect green suit that he almost had one made for him by a friend. When discussing caterers he even suggested catering the wedding himself when we couldn't decided on food (He's co-owner of Drifter's in Burlington but I'm so glad we didn't go that route). He settled for making my favorite dessert rather than a cake or cupcakes (pumpkin pie) and provided food for our rehearsal dinner that we had at the house my family rented for the weekend. I even drew, designed, assembled, hand-wrote and painted on all our wedding invitations/envelopes. We love projects and being creative even if Andrew won't readily admit it (because projects get frustrating sometimes!)

What were some of your favorite moments? Having almost all our aunts, uncles, cousins and old friends there for our wedding was by far the best experience. We had people travel from ten different states come to our wedding! Which is a lot considering our wedding wasn't very large. As time goes on you're not as close with some people as you were growing up but having everyone come together for big life moments has been fun the older we're getting. An old friend of Andrews who flew up from Florida even went through the process to be our officiant. We also got a kick out of having the "Wake Robin crew" there: our old coworkers who witnessed the beginnings of our relationship.

What advice would you give other couples planning their wedding? If you want to DIY things for your wedding give yourself plenty of time so you don't burn out. I mean PLENTY. I spent months on my invitations, not only because I didn't want to wait until the last minute but they were important to me and I wanted to enjoy the process of making them. If you're feeling stressed about the details, (such as I was) remember you will not get to experience your wedding as your guests do, which sucks because you're planning mostly everything for them. With that in mind, know you're the only one who will see the appetizers got put in the "wrong" spot. It's not as big of a deal as it might feel. Most importantly, the day of, let everything go. Relinquish control, know there's nothing more you can do, relax. Remember why you went through all the planning in the first place. Because you're getting married and you want to celebrate and have fun! One of my cousins noted how calm I was the morning of the wedding and I told her I got all my stress out the day before (it was awful, I was such a wreck I thought I was going to explode). I had no more energy for stress the day of. I just wanted to enjoy the day. So have fun! 

I loved looking through Vermont Bride Magazine when I first started planning everything! It was great to find inspiration from real weddings and to see what services/vendors were available in my area. 

featured professionals | VENUE: The Barn at Lang Farm // WEDDING OFFICIANT: Linsley Oaks // PHOTOGRAPHER: Colette Kulig Photographry // CATERER: Southern Smoke Catering // FLORIST: Valerie Ryan // DJ & PHOTO BOOTH RENTAL: VT Party Starters // INVITATIONS: Lisa Ryan // CAKE: Drifters Cafe and Bar // WEDDING GOWN DESIGNER: Amsale // WEDDING GOWN STORE: Bloomingdales // ALTERATIONS: Sewly Tailoring // BRIDESMAID DRESSES: ASOS, Mod Cloth // GROOM’S FORMAL WEAR: Grand Frank // GROOMSMEN’S FORMAL WEAR: bow-n-ties.com // JEWELRY: Etsy.com // HAIR STYLIST: Karin Stevenson, Envision Salon // MAKEUP ARTIST: Lisa Ryan // TRANSPORTATION: Burlington Limo & Car Service // LIGHTING: Samuel Millett // DRINKS: Fluid Bar Service

 

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

Marieke & Curtis Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Rustic Elegant Barn Wedding with Blush Pink and Gold Details | Vermont Bride Magazine

Marieke and Curtis' wedding had a certain ethereal feel to it that seemed accentuated by the majestic mountains in the background. Despite the threat of thunderstorms, the raindrops held off until after the ceremony, and now the couple look back fondly on their wedding day as "the perfect storm". Read on to hear more about what Marieke shared with us about their special day;

Marieke & Curtis Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Rustic Elegant Barn Wedding with Blush Pink and Gold Details | Vermont Bride Magazine

September 24, 2017

Urban Loft Merlot & Blush

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

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

Eleanore & Michael Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Elegant, French Country Wedding in Vermont | Vermont Bride Magazine

Michael chose the perfect time to propose to Eleonore, right before they were about to head home to Vermont to celebrate Christmas with their families. Before they left California, where they were both doing residencies at Stanford, Michael gave Eleonore a beautiful Tiffany necklace as an early Christmas present. When she turned around after putting it on he was waiting with the ring. Even though they were living in California at the time, the couple knew they wanted to have their wedding in Vermont where they had both grown up and their relationship had begun.

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

Eleanore & Michael Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Elegant, French Country Wedding in Vermont | Vermont Bride Magazine

Abbie & Dan Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Vintage Romantic Wedding at The Ponds at Bolton Valley | Vermont Bride Magazine

Abbie and Dan met during their freshman year at Ithaca College in history class, where Abbie would sit next to Dan and nervously try to start conversations with him. It took a few years, but eventually Dan finally asked her out on a date and soon the pair were inseperable. After a year and eight months of long distance dating between Boston and New York City, Dan moved to Boston to be with Abbie. Their wedding at The Ponds at Bolton Valley was full of romantic, elegant flowers in shades of pink and cream, and loaded with gorgeous vintage details. You can read their entire Lobe Sotry and see more photos from their wedding in the Summer/Fall 2017 issue of Vermont Bride magazine, available for pre-order now on our website and available on newsstands throughout New England starting the second week of June.

Abbie & Dan Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Vintage Romantic Wedding at The Ponds at Bolton Valley | Vermont Bride Magazine

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!