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January 7, 2015  TAGS:  WINTER  MOUNTAIN  STOWE

Real Wedding | Kayse & Eben

 

Trapp Family Lodge, Stowe, Vermont

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Winter is not the traditional season for weddings in Vermont, but it has been gaining popularity in the past few years. With opportunities for soft textures, cosy fires, and soul-warming libations, it's no wonder that more couples are choosing a snowflake adorned setting for their "I do"s. Kayse and Eben had been frequent "weekend warriors", driving up to Vermont for mini ski adventures, for years and knew it would be a special treat for their friends and family to experience the enchanting atmosphere that Stowe had to offer.

Read on to see what Kayse had to say about their path to this special Winter wedding:

Vermont Bride Magazine | Trapp Family Lodge Winter Wedding Vermont

 

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Today we are bringing you some charming wedding inspiration from the peach state of Georgia! Jess and Matt's late May nuptuals took place at Pineola Farms, a 12 acre pecan orchard - a fitting backdrop for their modern-country style. The fusion of styles came together beautifully, from cowgirl boots paired with a crystal belted flare gown, to gray chevron striped tablecloths paired with rustic, wild flowers atop chunky wood slices. The event was capped off with a vintage, green pickup truck for the perfect photo opps.

Jess and Matt's color palette consisted of shades of teal and white, with wood and chalkboard details. The bouquets were rustic bunches of local wild flowers bound with burlap, which were echoed in the centerpieces on the tables. Billowy white paper pom poms adorned the seats and arbor at the ceremony, which echoed Jess' wedding gown skirt. Overall, we think Jess and Matt did a fabulous job at combining sleek, modern elements with a rustic setting.

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The winter landscape in Vermont can start to look a little monochrome after a while, with snow-covered mountains, trees, and the pale gray, cloudy sky that typically dominates from December through March. To cut through the stark white, we love the idea of using deep, rich jewel tones to add warmth and sparkle to a winter season wedding. Dark purples, reds, studded with glittering gold, are the perfect foil to the ice and frost.

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Dark chocolate whoopie pies are a perfect match for delicate gold calligraphy. Lots of shiny, vintage decorations give tabletops luxurious charm and interest. The sage and lime greenery pairs nicely with the more saturated garnet and plum colored flowers. Strings of cafe lights hang as a backdrop and give the entire area a warm glow that will last well into the evening.

 

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Persephone Dress. Photo by Justin Larose.

If you are passionate about using local companies, or are looking for the perfect way to showcase Vermont in your wedding, then you have to check out Tara Lynn BridalTara Lynn Bridal offers custom made-to-order dresses, eye-catching hand-sewn embroidered pieces, and more wedding attire options using natural and organic fibers. From her studio in Sutton, Vermont, owner Tara Lynn Scheidet offers a personalized style and experience that puts the look, fit, and personality of the bride first.

Tara Lynn Bridal’s dresses and suits are a departure from more traditional wedding attire, attracting brides looking for something with more unique flair and less of the traditional “white and fluffy” style.  Because each piece is custom-made, you won’t find these dresses on racks in traditional bridal shops. With unique designs ranging from hand-painted trout to trains made from seashells, beads, and feathers, Tara Lynn strives to bring brides’ dreams to life.

 

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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: