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Essence of Australia D1745 | Bridal Gown Trends | Vermont Bride Magazine | Fiori Bridal Boutique
Essence of Australia - style D1745

We love Essence of Australia wedding gowns for their romantic, fairytale inspired designs using gorgeous textures of fabric and intricate details of lace and beading. Here is a sample of some of our favorites, available at Fiori Bridal Boutique in Essex, Vermont. There is a little something for every taste and body type. The knowledgable and attentive staff at Fiori Bridal Boutique can help guide you to the gown that is perfect for you and spending an afternoon in their boutique is truly an experience every bride deserves!

Above is a French-inspired, long sleeve, A-Line wedding gown that features soft lace over crepe. Available in your choice of ivory and white.

 

Essence of Australia D1910 | Bridal Gown Trends | Vermont Bride Magazine | Fiori Bridal Boutique

Essence of Australia D1745 | Bridal Gown Trends | Vermont Bride Magazine | Fiori Bridal Boutique
Essence of Australia - style D1910

Gown style D1910 is a fit-and-flare wedding dress with a vintage-inspired look and filled with unique features. An illusion sweetheart neckline gives the bride a comfortable fit, while also allowing for the vintage lace detailing to extend beyond the neckline border in front, and into a breath-taking flourish in the back, achieving the popular “tattoo back” look that so many brides desire. The under-layer of matte Lustre satin smooths and shapes to the body creating sexy curves while also showcasing the upper layer of lace and clear crystal beading which create a subtle shimmer when the bride moves. Finishing the gown is a unique three-tiered skirt and extra-long cascading train, both of which feature intricate lace motifs along the hem. Timeless pearl buttons finish the back of the gown, adding to the overall vintage-inspired style. If you are looking to complete your vintage wedding day with the perfect – and truly unique – vintage-inspired wedding dress, then look no further, as this style will give you everything you dreamed of, and more!

 

 Essence of Australia D1951 | Bridal Gown Trends | Vermont Bride Magazine | Fiori Bridal Boutique

Essence of Australia D1951 | Bridal Gown Trends | Vermont Bride Magazine | Fiori Bridal BoutiqueEssence of Australia - style D1951

This classic, yet modern crepe sheath silhouette bridal gown, style D1951, features a detachable beaded crepe belt, plunging neckline, and a pretty chapel train. It comes in your choice of romantic Ivory and traditional White. All Essense of Australia wedding dresses are fit-tested on a variety of body types and constructed with the optimal level of support for each design.

 

Essence of Australia D1932 | Bridal Gown Trends | Vermont Bride Magazine | Fiori Bridal BoutiqueEssence of Australia - style D1932

This Regency Organza and tulle wedding dress boasts figure-flattering wrapped pleating on its bodice, a portrait neckline, a slimming dropped waist, and swirls of bold fabric on its skirt and chapel train. Choose from a corset closure or a zipper closure under crystal buttons.

 

Sewly Yours Bridal Salon | Vermont Bride Magazine

Sewly Yours Bridal was a fixture on Church Street in downtown Burlington for over 20 years, delighting and enchanting brides (and every little girl that walked by the windows) with their exquisite selection of vintage and modern-day gowns and accessories. This past year owner, Debbie Wells, decided to close up the shop on Church Street and open a more intimate studio on her property in Milton. Tucked away among her colorful gardens, Debbie's new space gives her the peace and creative flow she yearned for during the many years on a bustling downtown marketplace. We spoke with Debbie about the transition, what it has meant for her business, and what the new studio space is like.

How long has Sewly Yours been in business? I helped my first bride 34 years ago - in 1981.  Officially became "Sewly Yours" in 1992

What is the story of how you became a seamstress and bridal gown boutique owner? I grew up a "Navy-brat" and moved very often growing up.  When we were close enough to visit Vermont, spend my school vacations visiting my grandmother and great-grandmother here.  I was obsessed with their crafting and sewing, and they were endlessly patient with me.  I made all my own clothes through school and very early started sewing for friends.  A very dear, and still a best friend, refused to "let" me continue sewing for free and insisted on paying me!  Through shopping in a local fabric store, became well acquainted with the owners and staff, and started making display dresses for the store and gained referrals for work, including local bridal salons that need seamstresses for alterations.  In the early 90's opened my first retail boutique, featuring my own designs, restored vintage gowns from my collection and a small selection of designer gowns.  In 2001 had the opportunity to move downstairs into my former location on the corner of Church and Pearl Street.

Sewly Yours Bridal Salon | Vermont Made Wedding Gowns | Vermont Bride Magazine

 

Tourterelle French Wedding Venue in Vermont | Vermont Bride Magazine

Tourterelle is one of the sweetest spots for a wedding I know of. In addition to amazing views everywhere you look, there’s a comforting simplicity in everything about the place. 

From Christine’s ready and calm assistance to make sure everything is going smoothly for everyone, to the rustic Pavillion, housing receptions protected from the weather but with an outdoor feel, to the fountain in the small pond, with the family of ducks strolling by, it’s a place where you can feel at home.

Tourterelle French Wedding Venue in Vermont | Vermont Bride Magazine

 

Tourterelle French Wedding Venue in Vermont | Vermont Bride Magazine

Tourterelle is widely known for the excellence of their French Country Cuisine. Their culinary excellence has received much notice, both locally and beyond. Here’s a quote from “The Urban Spoon”:

"We travelled by motorcycle thru Vermont to tour the New England states of Maine, Mass. ,etc to New York City. We ate here the night the hurricane came in, and this was we believe the best meal of our trip. We have travelled extensively including two trips to Paris and also eat often at our favourite French restaurant, 'La petit France' in Toronto, Canada. We will return if we find ourselves within 500 miles of the place."

 

Classic Consort | Vermont Wedding Music | Vermont Bride Magazine

Classic Consort has enhanced hundreds of gatherings with beautiful music. Only the finest professional musicians make up Classic Consort. They play regularly with the Vermont Symphony, the Vermont Mozart Festival, the Vermont Contemporary Music Ensemble and other ensembles.

Founder Bonnie Klimowski is experienced at bringing the beauty of classical music to venues of all kinds. Indoors or out, daytime or evening, Bonnie and her musical partners will blend seamlessly and professionally with your event to create a beautiful musical atmosphere. She will work closely with you to choose just the right music to complement your celebration or event. She will guide you through the process of selecting your music and provide you with helpful advice, based on years of professional experience.

Whether you are celebrating special friends, a special occasion, valuable clients or employees, Classic Consort can add the touch of elegance that makes memories. Here is what Bonnie had to say when we asked her some questions about her long career as a classical musician at weddings:

 

North Photography | Vermont Wedding Photography | Vermont Bride Magazine

Today's Vendor Spotlight features one of the nicest, most down to earth photographers - Kathleen North Porter of North Photography. Photography is in her DNA, so to speak, as she is a second generation photographer following in her father's footsteps. The oldest of four children, Kathleen is very close to her family and understands how special and important it is to cherish each and every moment with them. She loves the joy of working with people and witnessing the bonds between them, from true love to true happiness!

A wedding and lifestyle portrait photographer located in the greater Burlington, Vermont area, Kathleen has lived in Vermont her whole life (except for a four year stint inValparaiso, IN where she received her Bachelor of Science and Fine Arts degree). Kathleen now makes her home in Westford, VT with her husband and son. For more information on North Photography, click here! You can also learn some fun facts about Kathleen in her 100th Blog Post!

North Photography | Vermont Wedding Photography | Vermont Bride Magazine

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