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Tara Lynn Blrdal Gown | Styled by Blomma Flicka | Vermont Bride Magazine

One of our favorite inspiration features from the new Summer/Fall 2015 edition of Vermont Bride Magazine, is the Something Old, Something Blue fashion spotlight. A dramatic, old-world theme styled by Danika Johnson, of Blomma Flicka, set at the rusticly elegant Samuel Read Hall House in Brownington. Bold patterned walls, charmingly innocent farmhouse character, and a weather-worn barn are the perfect contrast to Danika's lush, colorful bouquet design and the custom gown from Tara Lynn Bridal.

Tara Lynn Blrdal Gown | Styled by Blomma Flicka | Vermont Bride Magazine


Amy & Joel | Vintage Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

Amy and Joel’s vintage inspired wedding was truly a blend of cultures. Joel and Amy met overseas and dated long-distance— she was living in Rome, and he in Ohio. They gave their relationship a fair chance though. After months of Skype sessions and handwritten letters, they found themselves in love. Joel proposed shortly after moving to Rome, and they began planning a perfect-for-them wedding that reflected all they hold dear: friends, family, and special touches. They had many Italian friends fly in for it, and had Italian traditions incorporated into their wedding day— Scripture read in Italian during their ceremony, Italian food at their reception, gelato with the wedding cake, and the Italian ribbon-cutting ceremony as Amy left for the wedding ceremony. We also fell in love with all of the charming, special details from the day.

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Amy is a darling artistic person, and made most of the decor herself. Including the vintage paper backdrop at the reception. The bunting is made from her grandmother’s scrap fabric bin and Amy hand-drew the olive-leaf motif on their invitations and program. Vintage also played a big role in the decor — They served dinner and dessert on china that Amy collected at vintage stores and yard sales for months before the wedding. It’s the little, personal details that always end up being the most meaningful. Amy wore a gold bracelet — the same one worn by her mother, sister and grandmother on their wedding days. While out on a regular weekend trip to the farmer’s market near her parents’ house, Amy met a woman selling flowers and decided that wildflower bouquets would be the most natural accompaniment to her sweet wedding decor. Homemade buckeyes and maple syrup favors were the finishing touch to their heartfelt, made-with-love celebration.

Amy & Joel | Vintage Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

Amy & Joel | Vintage Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine


Have Fun With Engagement Photos | Vermontbridemagazine.comphoto by Polis Photography

It seems that, these days, engagement photos have become a must-have for engaged couples. Especially with the advent of the Save The Date and the popularity of social media, more and more couples are making it a priority to document their early days of betrothed bliss. Gone are the days of your standard studio sitting, with pull down, shade backdrops and hand-over-hand poses. The modern bride and groom are taking their engagement photo sessions to unique settings and putting their own personal flair into them.

We have gathered some of our favorite photo ideas to share with you to get your creative juices flowing! Take a cue from these couples and think outside of the box when planning your engagement photo settings, making sure to include a good dose of your own personalities in the process.

Fun Engagement Ideas | Light + Color Photography | Vermontbridemagazine.comphotos by The Light + Color Photography


The Hermitage Inn |

Looking for an elegant country setting for your wedding and reception? The kind of place that evokes the timeless beauty of a bygone era, surrounded by the natural splendor of Vermont's landscape. Where classic Vermont meets modern amenities and your guests relax in the garden while enjoying gourmet, locally grown food. Well, then you have to check out The Hermitage Inn.

Nestled in the cozy town of Dover, Vermont, The Hermitage Inn can accommodate up to 150 guests in their picture-perfect, white farmhouse. Surrounded by lush gardens and stunning views of the Green Mountains, it is the perfect setting for a sophisticated or upscale casual event. They have numerous indoor venue options from private dining room to an upscale pub, or choose a large tent with romantic lighting for an outdoor extravaganza. There is even a covered bridge where you can say your "I do's" while listening to the sounds of the babbling brook below.

Gorgeous Outdoor Weddings at The Hermitage Inn |


Angela & Shawn's Wedding |

Angela and Shawn's wedding was full of handmade details, from Angela's sister sewing and crafting much of the decor, to her mom picking and canning jam for the favors. It was a gorgeously sunny and blue skied day, gathered with their closest friends and family at The Old Lantern in Charlotte. Their picture-perfect moment was topped with stunning view of Lake Champlain and timeless photos taken on the covered bridge nearby. It simply could not have been any more idyllic!

Angela & Sean's Elegant Barn Wedding |