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Samantha & Myles Real New England Wedding Inspiration | Outdoor Tented Backyard Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

Despite the fact that Samantha and Myles first met overseas in Kazakhstan, were engaged during a hike in Peru, and the couple has a passion for traveling their hearts desire was to host a relaxed celebration in the country. Read on to learn more about this unique couple and their story;

Samantha & Myles Real New England Wedding Inspiration | Outdoor Tented Backyard Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

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

Suzanne and Joe Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Vermont Themed Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

Suzanne and Joe wanted to keep their wedding as "Vermont" as possible, working with many amazing local vendors to bring their vision to life. From the cozy rooms at the Inn at Weathersfield, to the antler centerpieces (a nod to Joe's passion for hunting), their efforts resulted in a hearfelt and home spun celebration full of Vermont charm. The menu at their rehearsal dinner and the reception was mostly sourced from Vermont, and they gave each guest a small burlap bag filled with amazing locally made products. Suzanne and Joe are both from Vermont and could not have imagined having their wedding anywhere else.

Suzanne and Joe Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Vermont Themed Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

Suzanne and Joe Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Vermont Themed Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

Suzanne and Joe Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Vermont Themed Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

Suzanne and Joe Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Vermont Themed Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

Suzanne and Joe Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Vermont Themed Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

Suzanne and Joe Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Vermont Themed Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

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Suzanne and Joe Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Vermont Themed Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

Suzanne and Joe Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Vermont Themed Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

featured professionals | LIGHTING & RENTALS: Celebration Rentals | PHOTOGRAPHY: Andy Duback PhotographyVENUE, ACCOMMODATIONS, CATERING, BAR SERVICE: The Inn at Weathersfield | CAKE: Irene's Cake by DesignWEDDING GOWN: Marry and Tux Bridal | FORMAL WEAR: JC Penney | BRIDESMAIDS DRESSES: Aliber's Bridal | FLORAL DESIGN: Jasper and PrudenceDJ SERVICES: Top Hat EntertainmentHAIR STYLIST: Boccaccio's Salon | MAKEUP ARTIST: Sarah Robinson from Indigo SalonINVITATIONS: Wedding Paper DivasCALLIGRAPHY: Jennifer Medler Rock | CEREMONY MUSICIANS: Ensemble AeviaTRANSPORTATION: Butler Bus Services and Hanover LimoWEDDING REGISTRY & GIFTS: Amazon, Macy's, Pottery BarnWooden parking sign: Chris' Custom Carvings

Monica & Patrick Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Elegant Tented Wedding at Hildene The Lincoln Family Home in Manchester Vermont | Vermont Bride Magazine

Monica and Patrick met as young children-their parents remember him chasing her around and saying he would marry her one day! But Patrick and his parents moved away and they lost touch for twenty-something years. A serendipitous reunion on Christmas found them bonding over their mutual love of skiing and Patrick eventually brought Monica to his family vacation home near Stratton Mountain.

Monica and Patrick's love of Vermont drew them to the state to search for a wedding venue. On their very first day of searching, they fell in love with Hildene. There was also a St. Paul’s church nearby, which was perfect since they had met as children at their local St. Paul’s in New York. Their one goal when planning their wedding was to share a memorable celebration with the people who mean the world to them, and to be romantic and playful. It was full of handmade touches they put together with their friends and family; golden animal drink stirrers and magnets to hold the escort cards, floral bases for the centerpieces, and watercolored menus and table names.

To read more of Monica and Patrick's love story and to see more photos from their wedding, pick up a copy of the Winter/Spring 2017 issue of Vermont Bride Magazine! They are available for purchase on newsstands throughout New England as well as right here on our website.

Monica & Patrick Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Elegant Tented Wedding at Hildene The Lincoln Family Home in Manchester Vermont | Vermont Bride Magazine

Monica & Patrick Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Elegant Tented Wedding at Hildene The Lincoln Family Home in Manchester Vermont | Vermont Bride Magazine

Monica & Patrick Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Elegant Tented Wedding at Hildene The Lincoln Family Home in Manchester Vermont | Vermont Bride Magazine

Monica & Patrick Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Elegant Tented Wedding at Hildene The Lincoln Family Home in Manchester Vermont | Vermont Bride Magazine

Monica & Patrick Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Elegant Tented Wedding at Hildene The Lincoln Family Home in Manchester Vermont | Vermont Bride Magazine

Monica & Patrick Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Elegant Tented Wedding at Hildene The Lincoln Family Home in Manchester Vermont | Vermont Bride Magazine

featured professionalsICE CREAM STAND: BEN & JERRY'S | EVENT LIGHTING: RAIN OR SHINE TENT AND EVENTS COPHOTOGRAPHER: JONATHAN YOUNG & ELISABETH MILLAY | VIDEOGRAPHER: VALERIE BARNES | VENUE: HILDENE | FLORAL DESIGN: LILY OF THE VALLEYDJ, PHOTO BOOTH, & EVENT LIGHTING: SUPERSOUNDS DJ INC. | CATERING, BAR SERVICE, & CAKES: PANGEA | GOWN: CASABLANCA & MODECASHOES: CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN | TUX: THEORY | GROOM'S SHOES: SALVATORE FERRAGAMO | HAIR STYLIST: PATTY BASSETMAKEUP ARTIST: FLAWLESS COSMETIC DESIGN | INVITATIONS: DESIGNS BY ROBYN LOVE | TRANSPORTATION: DUFOUR TOURS | CEREMONY: ST. PAUL'S ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH | OFFICIANT: REV. THOMAS MATTISON | REHEARSAL DINNER: INN AT WEST VIEW FARMACCOMMODATIONS: INN AT WILLOW POND | WEDDING COORDINATOR: NICOLE BROCK, HILDENE | REGISTRY: ZOLA

Kellie & Steven Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Space Themed Wedding | Storm Troopers | NASA Astronauts | Woodstock, Vermont | Vermont Bride Magazine

After Kellie’s parents built a home in Queechee, Vermont, Kellie and Steven have enjoyed numerous relaxing visits as a reprieve to their normal lives in New York City. The area always relaxes and rejuvenates them with an abundance of nature, fresh air, and starry skies. After they became engaged, the couple knew they needed to share this experience with all of their friends and family. Space exploration is an important passion to Kellie, both personally and professionally, so it felt natural to incorporate it into their wedding. A former NASA astronaut and Space Station Commander officiated the ceremony and they included Storm Troopers during the recessional for a bit of fun and lightheartedness. “Starry Night” was the theme for the reception, with lots of twinkling lights and orbs throughout the tent.

Read more about Kellie and Steven's love story and to see more photos from their unique, space themed wedding, in the Winter/Spring 2017 issue of Vermont Bride, available now!

Kellie & Steven Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Space Themed Wedding | Storm Troopers | NASA Astronauts | Woodstock, Vermont | Vermont Bride Magazine

Kellie & Steven Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Space Themed Wedding | Storm Troopers | NASA Astronauts | Woodstock, Vermont | Vermont Bride Magazine

Kellie & Steven Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Space Themed Wedding | Storm Troopers | NASA Astronauts | Woodstock, Vermont | Vermont Bride Magazine

Kellie & Steven Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Space Themed Wedding | Storm Troopers | NASA Astronauts | Woodstock, Vermont | Vermont Bride Magazine

featured professionalsPHOTOGRAPHY: LOVELY VALENTINE | CEREMONY VENUE and ACCOMMODATIONS: WOODSTOCK INN | VENUE: MURPHY FARM | FLORAL DESIGN: FORD FLOWERSCATERER: QUECHEE CLUB, AND MURPHY FARM | CAKE: A TO Z CAKES, LLC | BAND: SULTANS OF SWING | WEDDING GOWN: ZUHAIR MURADHAIR STYLIST: JIWON YANG | MAKEUP ARTIST: GRACE UMAFFIA | VIDEOGRAPHY: BOSTON WEDDING FILMS | RENTALS: FORD FLOWERSREHEARSAL DINNER: QUECHEE CLUB | JEWELRY: DESCENZA DIAMONDS

Katie & Ben Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Lake Champlain Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

Ben and Katie believe that fate was trying to bring them together for years. Both grew up in Vermont and they both attended and graduated from UVM the same year, yet somehow never met. After college, Katie worked for a while at Shearer Acura/Audi and VW, which Ben’s family owns, and he even started working there a few months after Katie left, yet they still did not meet. Finally a mutual friend invited Katie for a dinner with her former coworkers and Ben was there as well. They talked for hours that evening and six months later Ben gave Katie his number and asked her out on a date. Ben’s parent’s home overlooks Lake Champlain and was their immediate choice for hosting their celebration. It was also the perfect backdrop for their romantic, whimsical lakeside wedding theme in blushes, corals, gold, ivory, and green.

To read more of Ben and Katie's love story and to see more photos from their wedding, pick up your copy of Vermont Bride Magazine's Winter/Spring 2017 issue at local retailers throughout New England, or right here on our website. 

Katie & Ben Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Lake Champlain Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

Katie & Ben Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Lake Champlain Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

Katie & Ben Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Lake Champlain Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

Katie & Ben Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Lake Champlain Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

featured professionalsJUSTIN ALEXANDER WEDDING GOWN: FIORI BRIDAL | SPA SERVICES: THE ESSEX RESORT & SPADJ: WEDDING DJ VT | WEDDING COORDINATOR: JACLYN WATSON EVENTS | PHOTOGRAPHY: SABIN GRATZVENUE: PRIVATE ESTATE | MARCHESA NOTTE WEDDING GOWN: BHLDN | BRIDE'S SHOES: JIMMY CHOO, BADGLEY MISCHKA, STUART WEITZMANALTERATIONS: KITTY DALEY, SEW ON SITE | FORMAL WEAR: MEN'S WAREHOUSE | MAKEUP: JENNIFER PERELLIE MAKEUP | HAIR STYLIST: SARAH BOVE, PREEN A GREEN SALON | JEWELRY: VON BARGEN'S JEWELRY | TIARA: ANDREW PRINCE | BRIDEMSAID'S GOWNS: BHLDN, ADRIANNA PAPELLL, J. CREW, REFORMATION | CATERER & CAKE: CLOUD 9 CATERING | BAR SERVICE: LIQUID ART | MUSICIANS: VERMONT SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, MARIAMI | FLORAL DESIGN: PROUD FLOWER | TENT & RENTALS: VERMONT TENT COMPANY | PHOTO BOOTH RENTAL: PHOTOBOOTH PLANETINVITATIONS: CHRISTA ALEXANDRA DESIGNS | CALLIGRAPHY: LAURA GUION, MOTHER OF THE BRIDE | FAVORS: RED KITE CANDYBRIDESMAID'S GIFTS: BAKED BEADS | HORSE DRAW CARRIAGE: THORNAPPLE FARMS | TRANSPORTATION: SHEARER AUTOMOTIVE | REST ROOMS: LUXURY EVENT REST ROOMS | REHEARSAL DINNER VENUE: SHELBURNE VINEYARDS | REHEARSAL DINNER CATERING: THE CORNERSTONE | REHEARSAL DINNER MUSICIANS: MAD MOUNTAINS SCRAMBLERS | WEDDING REGISTRY: THE STORE IN WAITSFIELD, CRATE & BARREL

Janie & Blake | Real Vermont Wedding | The Hildene Manchester, Vermont | Vermont Bride Magazine


On a rainy night in March, Janie and Blake were grabbing cocktails with friends in Manhattan. Their eyes met from across the room and Blake came over to introduce himself and they have been together ever since. Fast forward to another rainy day, this time in Vermont, Blake and Janie had attempted to tour the Hildene mansion but were thwarted by the rain and returned to her parent’s home in Winhall. As they ran to the porch for cover, Blake got down on one knee and popped the question.

Janie and Blake equally love the mountains of Vermont and the outdoors, and after they visited Hildene, this time without the rain, they both knew it was the perfect place to exchange their vows. Wanting to respect the natural beauty of the gardens at the mansion, the couple kept their color palette true to the surrounding flora with shades of green, pink, orange, and white. Gold metallic and mercury glass added some sparkle and shine to the cocktail hour and reception.

To see more photos from Janie and Blake's wedding, and to read their entire Love Story - pick up a copy of the Summer/Fall 2016 Vermont Bride Magazine, available at the end of May!

Janie & Blake | Real Vermont Wedding | The Hildene Manchester, Vermont | Vermont Bride Magazine

Janie & Blake | Real Vermont Wedding | The Hildene Manchester, Vermont | Vermont Bride Magazine

Janie & Blake | Real Vermont Wedding | The Hildene Manchester, Vermont | Vermont Bride Magazine

Janie & Blake | Real Vermont Wedding | The Hildene Manchester, Vermont | Vermont Bride Magazine

Janie & Blake | Real Vermont Wedding | The Hildene Manchester, Vermont | Vermont Bride Magazine

featured professionalsTENT & RENTALS: Rain or Shine Tent and Events Co.PLANNING & COORDINATION: Jaclyn Watson Events, and , Nicole Brock - Hildene Wedding & Private Function DirectorPHOTOGRAPHER: Daria Bishop Photographers | VENUE: Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home | FLORIST: Silver ToadCATERER & CAKE: Pangaea Catering | LINENS: Vermont Tent Company | CEREMONY MUSICIANS: VSOBAND: Nocturne | GOWN: Ines Di Santo | ALTERATIONS: Bergdorf Goodman | TUX & FORMAL WEAR: Rothmann'sHAIR STYLIST: Marie Turmel | MAKEUP ARTIST: Vivian Infantino | VIDEOGRAPHY: Meg Simone | PHOTO BOOTH RENTAL: Photobooth PlanetREHEARSAL DINNER: Stratton Mountain Club | TRANSPORTATION: Grace Limo | INVITATIONS: Christa Alexandra DesignsFAVORS: Red Kite Candy | JEWELRY: Devon Fine Jewelry | WEDDING OFFICIANT: Father Wayne Bell | SPA SERVICES: Equinox Hotel

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White Rocks Inn, Photo by Letter10 Creative

Probably one of the single most important decisions to make regarding your wedding, after the actual date, would be what venue to host it at. For those that have day-dreamed about their wedding day, and already started planning it pre-engagement, this may be an easy task - but for most it is a difficult decision. Often guest count and budget come into play when narrowing down the options, but also the type of venue is an important factor to consider. Vermont has many different styles of venues and locations to choose from and the number of choices can be overwhelming.

If you live in Vermont, starting with venues close by can be an obvious place to start. However, don't let distance discourage you from venturing out beyond your 'burb. Many venues offer on-site accommodations which can be well worth the cost as it eliminates the need for other expenses, such as transportation, and all of your guests can stay at the same place allowing the party to extend later into the night and the entire weekend. Plus you have the added benefit of discovering a new part of Vermont and avoiding having your wedding at the same venue as all of your friends.

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Echo Lake Aquarium, Photo by Rodeo & Co.

With so many venues to pick from, it can be hard to decide, but there are some basic factors that should go into your decision: