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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

 

Avery & Kensley | Real Vermont Wedding | The Ponds at Bolton Valley | Vermont Bride Magazine

Avery and Kensley initially met and started dating in Connecticut, but Kensley soon moved to Burlington and Vermont quickly became Avery’s home away from home as well. Vermont is where they fell in love and so they knew it was where they would say “I do.” Even before they became engaged they dreamed of the perfect Vermont Wedding. Avery even began collecting Vermont Bride magazines for inspiration.

All of their favorite memories of falling in love in Vermont was the inspiration for their theme. Their favorite season, summer, the picturesque green mountains, local gourmet food, and native Vermont flowers all played an important role. A cool, natural color palette of greens, gray, with pops of white and purple worked well with the rustic vibe of The Ponds interior. The strength of the tree, with its branches twisting together to form stronger limbs, has always been important to Avery and Kensley, so they used the idea of the Tree of Love throughout their wedding.

For more photos of Avery and Kensley's wedding and to read their entire Love Story, look for the Summer/Fall 2016 issue of Vermont Bride - on newsstands at the end of May!

Avery & Kensley | Real Vermont Wedding | The Ponds at Bolton Valley | Vermont Bride Magazine

Avery & Kensley | Real Vermont Wedding | The Ponds at Bolton Valley | Vermont Bride Magazine

Avery & Kensley | Real Vermont Wedding | The Ponds at Bolton Valley | Vermont Bride Magazine

Avery & Kensley | Real Vermont Wedding | The Ponds at Bolton Valley | Vermont Bride Magazine

Avery & Kensley | Real Vermont Wedding | The Ponds at Bolton Valley | Vermont Bride Magazine

Avery & Kensley | Real Vermont Wedding | The Ponds at Bolton Valley | Vermont Bride Magazine

Avery & Kensley | Real Vermont Wedding | The Ponds at Bolton Valley | Vermont Bride Magazine

Avery & Kensley | Real Vermont Wedding | The Ponds at Bolton Valley | Vermont Bride Magazine

Avery & Kensley | Real Vermont Wedding | The Ponds at Bolton Valley | Vermont Bride Magazine

Avery & Kensley | Real Vermont Wedding | The Ponds at Bolton Valley | Vermont Bride Magazine

featured professionalsCATERING, CAKE, ACCOMMODATIONS, COORDINATION, AND SPA SERVICES: Essex Resort & SpaVENUE: The Ponds at Bolton ValleyDJ: Peak EntertainmentPHOTOGRAPHER: Hannah Weddings Photography | FLORIST: New Leaf Organics | MUSICIAN: Adam Rice | GOWN: Allure BridalsBRIDESMAID DRESSES: Bill Levkoff | ALTERATIONS: Bonny’s Tailoring | TUX & FORMAL WEAR: Macy’s | HAIR STYLIST: Salon O’Brien’sMAKEUP ARTIST: Vermont Makeup | VIDEOGRAPHY: Boucher Visuals | EVENT LINENS: Vermont Tent Company | REHEARSAL DINNER: The Daily Planet | TRANSPORTATION: Premier Coach, Ground Force 1 | OFFICIENT: Kathryn BlumeFAVORS: BelleSavonVT | JEWELRY: Christie’s Fine Jewelry | BRIDE & BRIDESMAID'S NECKLACES & EARRINGS: Alljewelrybyjennifer

 

Amy & Tim Real Vermont Wedding | Isham Family Farm | Williston, Vermont | Vermont Bride Magazine

Friends since their freshman year at the University of Vermont, Amy and Tim dated for seven years before Tim popped the question under a giant oak tree at a surprise picnic. The couple were living in New Orleans at the time, which was a consideration at first for their wedding location, but the meaning that Vermont held for them won out in the end. The beautiful views and weather in the summer helped tip the scales as well.

Looking for a venue that was not too cookie-cutter, they fell in love with the laid-back atmosphere at Isham Family Farm. Amy and Tim knew it was a place they would look forward to visiting throughout the years. They even cut down their first Christmas tree as a married couple on the farm this past winter. 

To see more photos and read Amy and Tim's full love story, be sure to pick up a copy of the Summer/Fall 2016 issue of Vermont Bride Magazine - due out at the end of May!

Amy & Tim Real Vermont Wedding | Isham Family Farm | Williston, Vermont | Vermont Bride Magazine

Amy & Tim Real Vermont Wedding | Isham Family Farm | Williston, Vermont | Vermont Bride Magazine

Amy & Tim Real Vermont Wedding | Isham Family Farm | Williston, Vermont | Vermont Bride Magazine

Amy & Tim Real Vermont Wedding | Isham Family Farm | Williston, Vermont | Vermont Bride Magazine

featured professionalsCATERER: Have Your Cake Catering | RENTALS: Celebration Rentals | FLORIST: The Village Green Florist Weddings & Events | DJ: Wedding DJ VT  | PHOTOGRAPHER: Ashley Largesse Photography | VENUE: Isham Family Farm | CEREMONY BAND: The Tenderbellies | WEDDING GOWN: Stylish Impressions | TUX & FORMAL WEAR: Men's Wearhouse | HAIR STYLIST: Sierra RousseauMAKEUP ARTIST: Elizabeth England (Organic Makeup Artist) | FAVORS: Vermont Honey Company | INVITATIONS: Christie Grabelle | REHEARSAL DINNER: Bluebird Barbecue

 

Amy & Andrew Woodstock Vermont Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine | Summer Fall Issue

We are so excited about our newest issue for Fall and Summer 2016 - it is at the printer as I type this! It is full of amazing real weddings from all over Vermont, as well as fun, whimiscal, colorful, and enchanting ideas and inspiration. I know we say this every time, but it is our best issue yet. We love to share even more pictures of our real wedding love story features right here on the blog. There is only so much room in the magazine pages and there are always loads of other beautiful pictures to share. So today we are giving you a sneak peak of the wedding of Amy and Andrew at The Woodstock Inn in Woodstock, Vermont.

Amy and Andrew grew up in the same small town but their paths had never crossed. It was fate that the two should meet, years later, at a bar in Boston and discover how close they had been yet what they had been missing. After Andy proposed, on a snowy winter day in a state park walking their dog Leroy, the couple decided that Vermont would be the perfect place to exchange their vows. The enchanting front gardens at The Woodstock Inn immediately spoke to the couple and the rest of the details fell together. A romantic Vermont theme full of greenery and flowers, with accents of white, champagne, and light coral were used to make things pop.

To see more photos from Amy and Andrew's wedding and to read their entire love story, be sure to pick up a copy of the Vermont Bride Summer/Fall 2016 issue, out in stores at the end of May!

Amy & Andrew Woodstock Vermont Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine | Summer Fall Issue

Amy & Andrew Woodstock Vermont Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine | Summer Fall Issue

Amy & Andrew Woodstock Vermont Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine | Summer Fall Issue

Amy & Andrew Woodstock Vermont Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine | Summer Fall Issue

Amy & Andrew Woodstock Vermont Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine | Summer Fall Issue

featured professionalsPHOTOGRAPHY: The Light + Color Photography | DJ: Wedding DJ VTTENT RENTALS: Rain or Shine Tent and Events Co. | VENUE, CATERING, & CAKE: The Woodstock InnFLORIST: Jasper & Prudence | WEDDING GOWN: Lian Carlo | ALTERATIONS: L'elite Bridal | FORMAL WEAR: Vera WangMAKEUP: Vivian Infantino | HAIR STYLIST: First Impressions | VIDEOGRAPHY: Well Spun Weddings | REHEARSAL DINNER: Cloudland FarmsINVITATIONS: Gus and Ruby Letterpress | WEDDING PLANNER: Ann at the Woodstock Inn | WEDDING OFFICIANT: Joan Javier Duvall | JEWELRY: custom band from Zayas Jewelers, groom's band from Longs Jeweler

 

 

 Alexis & Andrew | Real Vermont Wedding | Pink and Gold Modern Love Story | Vermont Bride Magazine

Alexis and Andrew had an elegantly modern wedding celebration at The Holiday Inn in Rutland, with a stunning pink and gold color palette. Lots of love and art deco influences in the decor, which glittered and shined amid sparkling candles. Gilded birdcages and a phenomenal four-tiered, gold striped, cake furthered the fairytale-esque atmosphere. While an old fashioned popcorn cart, a hot dog station, and a colorful candy bar kept things fun and whimsical.

Alexis & Andrew | Real Vermont Wedding | Pink and Gold Modern Love Story | Vermont Bride Magazine

Alexis & Andrew | Real Vermont Wedding | Pink and Gold Modern Love Story | Vermont Bride Magazine

Alexis & Andrew | Real Vermont Wedding | Pink and Gold Modern Love Story | Vermont Bride Magazine

Alexis & Andrew | Real Vermont Wedding | Pink and Gold Modern Love Story | Vermont Bride Magazine

Alexis & Andrew | Real Vermont Wedding | Pink and Gold Modern Love Story | Vermont Bride Magazine

Alexis & Andrew | Real Vermont Wedding | Pink and Gold Modern Love Story | Vermont Bride Magazine

featured professionals | PHOTOGRAPHER: Colette Kulig Photography | CEREMONY LOCATION: Christ the King Church | CAKE DESIGNER: Debra Poplawski | TRANSPORTATION: Ice House Limo | TUXEDO AND MENS ATTIRE: McNeil and Reedy | DJ: MC SOUNDS | RING DESIGNER: Plaza Jewlers | HAIR & MAKEUP STYLIST: Rose Benedict | REHEARSAL DINNER VENUE: The Palms Restaurant | PHOTO BOOTH EQUIPMENT: Top Hat Entertainment | EVENT VENUE: Holiday Inn Rutland/Killington