Honoring a Decade of Love

“Celebrated nuptials and receptions”, Storied Events’ first tag line. Ten years later, I look back and am speechless. I am truly in awe of the clients and colleagues I work with every day. I am blessed with an incredible staff that is ever-evolving, patient and growing, while at the same time always changing, wearing many hats. To each person and company that helps to create what Storied Event is and will be, I thank you. Thank you to the amazing, creative clients that find their way into our world. We honored to help you create memories. My heart could not be bigger! This year we will be #honoringadecadeoflove on social media and with a few special surprises along the way. 7_gold-heart



Vermont Winter Wedding: Gina and Nate’s Dance Like You Don’t Give a Buck Reception

I love when clients can bring me ideas but need help putting it all together. Gina, a news anchor here in Vermont and her groom, Nate, a marketing expert wanted something different, something that screamed who they were as individuals, and who they were as a couple. For them, this meant a formal event, but with a casual environment with dancing and food all night, nothing too traditional while combining their love for a luxury mountain lodge in winter, lots of sparkle and one big party. Got it? Well, we did and we are so glad we met and worked with Our Two Hearts Photography – they captured all these amazing details and moments!

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Winter Wedding in Vermont Vermont Winter Wedding - Glam LodgeNate and Gina are so passionate about all they do – every detail, every moment was special. Their expressions are priceless.

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The ceremony environment was classically elegant. Simple in design, the focus was on Gina and Nate and their marriage vows.

Photos by Our Two Hearts

Photos by Our Two Hearts

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Our Two Hearts Photography

Our Two Hearts Photography

Our Two Hearts Photography

A sparkly – winter wedding needs quite a bit of sparkle right? Well, we draped tables for  with sequined linen, produced sparkly risers for all the details and then let the candle light bring the natural twinkle. OH, and finding a small gold buck for a “dance like you don’t give a buck” reception was a definite bonus.

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Thank you to such a great team bringing the glam and helping to make this night magical!  Talent that made it all happen:

{ VENUE } MountainTop Inn and Resort, { HAIR } Kerry Armstrong, { MAKE-UP } Cynthea Spa, { RENTALS } Rain or Shine Tent and Events, { LINENS } The Linen Shop and BBJ Linens, {VIDEOGRAPHER} Juharo Productions { BAND } House on Fire { DJ } DJ Luis Calderon { PROPS } All Storied Events { FLOWERS } In Full Bloom { PHOTOGRAPHY } Our Two hearts


Vermont Real Wedding: Sweet Citrus Shades and Peaches

This was our first wedding at Reading Farms Estate and our first time working with Grazier Photography. All I can say is I am overwhelmed with how wonderful Enna and Matt captured this fabulous Estate. Reading Farms is about 20 minutes South of Woodstock. Its location allows guests to make the most of the Woodstock area, while still hosting your wedding at a very private, luxury estate.  Reading-Farms-Estate-Wedding in VermontPrivate Estate Wedding in Vermont by Storied Events Vermont Private Estate Wedding With Storid Events Private home destination wedding in Vermont

The grounds at Reading Farms Estate have it all. Gardens, Ponds, rolling hills, tree lined paths, barns and of course a great tent site. But as beautiful as the estate is, nothing compared to our bride this sun-soaked afternoon.  Vermont destination wedding planner Storied Events Vermont Destination Wedding Design Vermont Destination Wedding Flowers and Design Citrus inspired wedding in Vermont

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Blomma Flicka worked their magic to create a clean, citrus / peach inspired wedding. With a tree-lined ceremony site, a beautiful barn to display escort “felt acorns” to the clean lines of the reception tent, this couple’s vision was captured perfectly.  Private Estate Wedding in New England New England Destination Wedding Planner Vermont Wedding Planner Vermont Wedding Design by Storied Events

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A farm to table reception prepared by Let’s Pretend is always delicious and far from “wedding food.” Each bite is worthy of praise. Their creativity shines in all their presentations  – and guests (and wedding professionals alike) were drooling over the Lincoln log bacon towers.  Vermont Wedding Design Vermont Wedding Citrus Colors Vermont Wedding yellows and navy blue Vermont Destination Wedding Designer Vermont Wedding Planner Vermont Outdoor Tent Weddings Vermont Luxury Wedding Vermont Luxury Wedding Planner

The end of the night included a bourbon tasting bar complete with a bon fire and adirondack chairs by the fire.  Vermont Wedding burboun bar Vermont Tented Wedding at Private home Vermont Outdoor tent weddings Vermont Luxury tent weddings by Storied Events

A spectacular night for an incredible couple and family. Thank you for letting us be part of this memorable event.

A large shout out and thank you the wedding team:  Photography: Grazier Photography  – Location: Reading Farms Estate – Catering: Lets Pretend Catering – Rentals: Rain or Shine Tent and Events – Floral Design: Blomma Flicka – Lines: The Linen Shop – Cake: Irene Maston – Transportation: People Movers – Portable Restrooms:Luxury Event Restrooms.


Real Wedding: Bizia and Clinton, Shelburne Farms, Vermont

This is one of THOSE weddings we knew would be incredibly beautiful, filled with details, emotion, incredible food and Ah-MAZING music from the moment we spoke with Bizia and Clinton. Their laid-back vibe combined with elegant grace and our shared dynamic taste in style, would provide a solid base to create this spectacular day.

All photos by by the incredibly talented team: 822 weddings. Shelburne Farms weddingShelburne Farms, filled with rolling hills, barns and a lake, is not only an stunning canvas for events, but also a sustainable farm with an Inn, cheese maker,  educational classes and farm to table dining. Everyone, at some point in their life, should taste their Clothbound Cheddar and visit the farm.

Vermont destination wedding location Shelburne Farms Wedding venue VermontThe Inn is lovely. Quaint and charming, filled with historical romance and million dollar views of Lake Champlain.Vermont Destination Wedding at Shelburne Farms Once Clinton and Bizia decided to marry at Shelburne Farms, the details were in the works immediately. Bizia is the founder of the Etiquette School of Santa Fe. No surprise here that beauty, grace and of course, tea, would be incorporated into this day. And no wedding is complete without the Jimmy Choos. Shelburne Farms Vermont Wedding Jimmy Choo Vermont Wedding Style Vermont Wedding Vermont Destination Wedding Bride Kids in Vermont WeddingsOn the other side of the Inn, Clinton and his entourage were adding a bit of hip, masculine style to this wedding.Vermont Wedding Style Shoes Vermont Wedding style grooms Vermont wedding style grooms VT Destination WeddingsThe wedding party was gorgeous in shades of blue and teal. A formal nod to English weddings with the page boys and flower girls.Sophisticated Vermont Weddings Vermont Wedding kids Vermont Destination Wedding colors tealThe ceremony was held on the shores of Lake Champlain – where every couple dreams of getting married at Shelburne Farms. The processional was complete with cuteness, elegance and all the excitement that comes along with children, pets, family and of course, looming thunderstorms.  groom style vermont wedding at Shelburne Farms Vermont Wedding Planner Storied Events Vermont Destination Weddings Vermont Wedding Ceremony weddings outside in Vermont at Shelburne Farms Vermont outdoor wedding ceremoniesYes, I did write THUNDERSTORMS. Mother Nature had another plan for the ceremony – luckily (and as always!) we did too. So, in the middle of all the sentimental words, we moved inside and the bride had another chance to walk down the aisle. Lucky girl! Vermont Weddings Vermont Event Planner Storied Events Vermont Wedding Venue Shelburne FarmsGuests were treated to many surprises throughout the evening and thoughtful, stunning details filled every space of the coach barn.Vermont Wedding ceremony Vermont Wedding Flowers Vermont Wedding Flowers by The Greenery Vermont Destination Wedding Details Vermont Wedding Design Vermont Destination Wedding Maritime theme Vermont Craft brews WeddingCocktail hour was held in true sophisticated, farm fashion and certainly would not be complete without the petting zoo. The hour also provided an opportunity for some more stunning photos after the storms were over.Farm Chic Weddings in Vermont Vermont Farm to table Weddings Vermont Wedding Music Vermont Destination Weddings Vermont Destination Wedding Planner Blue green weddings in Vermont Vermont Wedding Outdoor Vermont Destination Wedding Lake Champlain Lake Champlain Wedding VT Vermont wedding brideDinner. Well styled, stunning tables by The Greenery set the tone for the family style, farm to table meal served by one of Vermont’s most loved butchers – Frank Pace. Tables were named after islands and places near and dear to Clinton and Bizia. Barn Weddings in Vermont Barn Weddings at Shelburne Farms VT Elegant Vermont Weddings Wedding Menus in Vermont Vermont Destination Wedding Designer Vermont Wedding Design Shelburne Farms Vermont Barn Wedding Vermont Barn Wedding Vermont Barn Wedding Planner Vermont Wedding Style Rustic elegance Barn Wedding Design VT Destination Weddings with Storied Events and The Greenery Vermont Barn Weddings Vermont Farm to table weddings Vermont Farm to Table WeddingsThen CAKE. And I have no words. It was just as delicious as it looked!   Vermont Wedding Cakes Fans of the Grateful Dead and Jerry Garcia Band…Bizia and Clinton hired Melvin Seals and the Jerry Garcia Band as the main entertainment of the night. What do we do when a client secures one of our favorite bands? We build a six foot tall, dancing grateful dead bear as the “chandelier”, aptly named “Melvin”.Grateful Dead Bear Wedding by Storied Events VT Vermont Wedding and Event Planner Vermont Wedding with Grateful Dead Bear by Storied Events Melvin Seals at Wedding in Vermont Vermont Wedding Melvin Seals JGB Jerry Garcia band and Melvin Seals Wedding in Vermont Vermont Wedding with Melvin Seals Guests danced the night away and enjoyed the rest of the festivities. As the rain subsided everyone was able to enjoy the glow of the courtyard, Ben and Jerry’s, tea service – by Dobra Tea House – and the sky lanterns. Vermont Outdoor Weddings Vermont Destination Wedding Planner Vermont Wedding weddings in Vermont Ben and Jerrys wedding in Vermont Vermont Outdoor weddings Faralitos Vermont Wedding Sky Lantern Vermont Outdoor Wedding Muah. Blissfully happy we were part of this Vermont destination wedding.

Kudos to all the professionals that made this event happen: Shelburne Farms, Vermont Tent Company, The Greenery, Bakearia, Frank Pace Catering, Dobra Tea House, Healy Productions and a huge thank you to 822 Weddings for an incredible job.


Destination Wedding Planning: The Berkshires, Part One

It is no secret I specialize in sophisticated, country fêtes. So when the Berkshire Wedding Collective invited Storied Events to the Berkshire Wedding Tour, I rearranged my schedule and ensured I would be present for several days of venue touring and networking with the areas most talented professionals. To thank the Collective would not be enough, as the experience and knowledge I gained of the area during my stay offered the ability to confidently begin to expand our services to the Berkshires. I toured the area with a group of planners from Boston, New York, Newport and Connecticut. We were all very appreciative of the incredible amount time, effort and details we were graciously provided. Visit the Berkshire Wedding Collective – and enjoy the details of our trip – and follow our blog.  This is the first post of our Berkshire Wedding series.

Stockbridge, the last exit on the Mass Turnpike before you enter New York is home to the Red Lion Inn – my home for four nights visiting the Berkshires. I highly recommend this historic inn as a “home base”. So many attributes to ensure the wedding party, guests and family are delivered a charming first impression of your wedding weekend. The food and entertainment here are fabulous. I miss their breakfasts already!

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Our first night in the Berkshires we were invited to Wheatleigh. Imagine a Florentine palazoo styled, private estate with 22 acres for your wedding.  Tiffany windows, rolling hills, century old trees, sculpture gardens, luxury appointed rooms and a European trained staff dedicated to ensuring warm hospitality all combine for an awe inspiring weekend wedding. Bliss. If cuisine is at the top of your list, you will be inspired by the menu and your guests are sure to claim your event is the “best wedding ever”.

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More to come on our Berkshire Wedding Tour, extraordinary venues and professionals to plan your Berkshire wedding.

xxoo – Carrie


Vermont Wedding: Two day Event with Heritage, Family and Classic Fall Beauty

I love when clients bring their heritage into the mix on the night before. Call it a rehearsal dinner, a welcome party or in the case a “Polterabend.” What you say? A Polterabend.  with this German wedding custom, the night before the wedding the guests break porcelain to bring luck to the couple’s marriage.  This night, no dishes were shattered, but we rather shattered before the event and displayed in glass apothecary’s to pay homage to the tradition. Vermont luxury Weddings Vermont Wedding TentVermont Destination WeddingVermont WeddingThe Stratton Mountain Boys entertained the guests this evening and Jasper and Prudence Floral created a festive atmosphere with hanging flowers and hop galands. The next day, the wedding celebrated in true Twin Farms style – pure luxury and elegance. Zoe Ink created the most stunning suite of printed materials (some pieces shown below).Vermont Luxury Weddings Vermont Wedding Vermont luxury Destination Wedding Planner Vermont Luxury Tented Events Vermont Destination Weddings Vermont Wedding Planner Vermont Wedding Luxury PlannerAn incredible weekend, on an incredible property. Thank you to all those professionals that worked on this team to make it all happen.

Photography: Lauren and Abby Weddings – Location: Twin Farms – Floral Design: Jasper and Prudence – Rentals and Linens: Vermont Tent Company  – Printed Materials: Zoe Ink –  Calligraphy: Anne Vollum – Transportation: Ethan Allen Coachworks. Ceremony music: Heiland Consort – Stying: Natasha Hunter – Sound: Healy Productions – Band: Hal Prince Productions.


Real Wedding: Laura & Robert in Chester, Vermont

Patience is so difficult when you really want to share something you love! I’ve been holding on to these beautiful images by Belathee Photography forever… and I am so thrilled to finally share the wedding of Laura and Robert. The wedding was featured on Snippet & Ink yesterday, so forgive us if you’ve seen some of these images already, but you can never get too much of stunning wedding!

Fox Chair Mountain Farm in Chester, Vermont was the perfect backdrop to host a weekend full of events. This wedding location is truly a lovely blend of architecture, rivers, and fields. The small barn and perfect tent site are a bonus too! vt wedding_location_MG_2461Working with Laura and Robert was an incredible experience. I felt like I got to know them just a bit more than I do most couples. It might have something to do with switching venues (and regions of Vermont!) mid-way through the planning process, but we certainly found the perfect place for their celebration! From the incredible ceremony and details throughout you can see all the time and love this couple put into the festivities. It helps the bride is a talented graphic designer and the groom, a composer. Vermont Wedding Invitations Vermont Destination WeddingVermont Wedding Ceremony The ceremony under the big tree was picture perfect. Sunshine, music, pre-ceremony lemonade and ice-d tea greeted guests. Vermont Country WeddingStunning florals by Ariella Chezar graced the entire property. Laura’s bouquet was breathtaking.

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xxoo – Carrie

Photography: Belathee / Location: Fox Chair Mountain Farm / Planning and Design: Storied Events /  Floral Design: Ariella Chezar  /  Tent and Event Rentals: Rain or Shine Tent and Events / Catering: Lets Pretend Catering / Lighting and Photobooth: Rob Alberti  / Transportation: Ethan Allen Coachworks / DJ: JTD Productions / Stylist: Ria St Pierre of Hair Creations Etc.