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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!

Storied Events Vermont Winter Wedding

Photos by Our Two Hearts

Photos by Our Two Hearts

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

Our Two Hearts Photography

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


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.


Romantic Red and all the Shades of Love

LOVEWe really cannot love RED enough. Its a true color of love. Red is great for spring, summer, winter and fall. Red is one of those colors that can be bold enough to stand alone, or pair with colors to evoke deep passion or subtle romance. Nature’s palette offers fruits, berries and of course, gorgeous flowers.

La Fleur Vintage

La Fleur Vintage

Lauren Ross Photography

Lauren Ross Photography

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Ruffled Blog

Check out our ♦ Wedding Color: Red ♦ Berry ♦ Maroon  Pinterest page for more great shades of red.

xxoo – Carrie

 


Friday: Rewind the Pretty, Pretty Week

Our first week of February comes to an end with beautiful Vermont day, albeit still a bit chilly. For those heading up to ski this weekend, we are blessed with snow and conditions are amazing. A great weekend to check out wedding venues, as well as hit the slopes.

Monday: Pink! A flashback to a great classic wedding at Stowe Mountain Lodge.

TuesdayA touch of Bermuda graced Vermont! Bright Blooms by Randi at Silver Toad and gorgeous imagery by Nancy Cohn and Lauren Ross.

Wednesday:  Lemon, butter, sunshine, mustard… take your pick. I paired my favorite shades of  yellow with tones and colors I love to see at weddings.

Thursday: Boogie Time! Elan Artists have two great showcases in New York City in February. Be sure to check them out if you are still selecting your entertainment for your reception.

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! I’ll be scouting out ideas and crafting over the weekend. Check out some of the ideas that might come alive on our Kids Valentines Day pinterest Board.

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Enjoy the weekend! (& Happy planning!)

xxoo – Carrie

Yellow: Mellow or Bright We Have the Shade for You

Yellow is popping up quite a bit this summer and here are some of our favorite shades.yellowYellow can be modern and architectural, bright and pretty, deep and romantic. We also love the soft butter – utterly elegant when paired with deep navy, berry and sorbet tones. One of my very favorite combinations is butter with silver brunia, sage and perfect, pretty little blueberries popping out. YUM!

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Glow floral design / Photo by Katrina Louise

Glow floral design / Photo by Katrina Louise

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For more great inspiration on yellow wedding ideas or using just a touch of yellow here and there, check out our Yellow Pinterest Board.

xxoo – Happy Planning! – Carrie

 


Friday: Rewind the week and exciting news!

I am wrapping up the month of January with a very busy and exciting week, filled with real weddings and inspiring details. (Wonderful news – see below!)

Monday: A pretty, pretty winter wedding we designed and planned. If you missed it, checkout all the loveliness photographed by Nancy Cohn and Lauren Ross.

Tuesday:  Our hearts melted for this amazing couple – Kendyl and Chris – who married in Stowe last summer. Check out their feel good Edson Hill Wedding with pictures by 822 weddings. You can also see more of this wedding in the feature collections of their website.

Wednesday:  Designing with fruits, veggies and herbs! Tips and ideas to help pull this organic look together for memorable celebration.

Thursday: A little passionate about purple? Check out a few of our favorite color schemes.

 Other happenings you may not want to miss:

  • Today in Boston: Justin Alexander Trunk Show: January 31, 2014 . 10am to 5pm. www.bellaserabride.com for more information.

SageAnd the drum roll please…I am so excited to announce the engagement of one of our very own event producers  – Congratulations SAGE!  A summer 2015 wedding is in the works.

Enjoy the weekend! (& Happy planning!)

xxoo – Carrie


Inspired Design: Fruits, Vegetables and Herbs

I love flowers. Truly, deeply love everything about them. As much as I know our clients do as well, frequently couples request an alternative to flowers or wish to have more texture and different elements incorporated into their wedding design. Given we are in the glorious state of Vermont, our resources for fruits, vegetables and herbs are abundant and are no longer just reserved for couples planning farm to table receptions. Expand your horizons, as nature’s bounty is ready and more than willing to grace your tabletops.

How to incorporate these elements into the design? The go big or go home theory (aka all or nothing). Lush tablescapes resembling the harvest tables of the days of old – or a more modern take of beautiful vases, filled to the brim with root veggies and leafy greens. Add a few candles to create a very romantic environment.

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If the idea of adding fruits, vegetables or herbs to the tabletop is too organic, incorporate these details into striking displays on the bar, cake or other areas of interest at the reception.

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If you are looking for just a touch, something special or can’t quite put your finger on what else the tabletop design may need, add a piece of fruit to the place setting or tuck a sprig of your favorite herb in the napkin. For a surprising element, add a vegetable detail to your bouquet.

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Style Unveiled

Spread an obscene amount of berries on a table for a great dessert display. Toss raspberries in the champagne glasses. Use artichokes, lemons or apples for escort card or place card holders. More of a foodie and prefer to eat your veggies? Answer: pickled vegetables on the table. Hands down winner all around. The possibilities are unlimited, the key is having a well, thought out display and design plan.

Interested in the look? Don’t make these 5 (five) mistakes;

  1. Mind your budget. The lush look is never inexpensive – given flowers or fruits, veggies and herbs. Even simple designs can be more expensive than you originally think.
  2. Grow your own herbs. Unless you are a gardener, farmer or have a complete understanding of how these will or will not grow – just don’t do it. Dead herbs or long, leggy spiky stems are not ideal – unless that is your desired look.
  3. Stress. Timing is everything when it comes to making your own jars of jams, pickled vegetables, etc. Don’t stress yourself out if the project is just too big. Its like ordering everything on the menu when your eyes are bigger than your stomach. It might be a great idea at the start of the planning process, but a few months before the wedding, it can be a huge undertaking. Thanks to the latest trends,  you can find these products with much ease.
  4. Under estimate. Designing an entire wedding using fruits and vegetables can be an overwhelming experience. Ordering, sourcing, storing (produce does go bad) and moving all those materials is a project on its own. This concept may be more than you bargain for if you are in the DIY mindset. If your heart is set on an artistic look, with fresh product and you plan on a stress-free wedding day – hire a professional designer. Then go back and read #1.
  5. Over-do it. Fruit and vegetable display for cocktail hour. Packets of seeds for escort cards. Fruits and vegetable names for tables. Vegetables for display, vegetables to eat, one on the plate, and so on… Too much! Keep it in check, keep it real.

For more great inspiration check out our Inspired:Fruit and Veggies pinterest board!

Happy planning! – Carrie


Real Wedding: Modern Winter Stowe Wedding

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We absolutely adored working with Kate and Adam. This amazing couple hosted family and friends in Stowe for a winter wedding. From antlers to gold sparkle, the details are stunning. Thank you to all the amazing professionals that collaborated with us to create an incredible event.

xxoo – Carrie
Photography: Nancy Cohn and Lauren Ross / Ceremony Location: Stowe Mountain Lodge /  Reception location: Stowe Mountain Resort Spruce Camp / Rentals: Vermont Tent Company /  Floral Design: The Painted Tulip /  Lighting: Port Lighting  / Linens: BBJ / Band: The Elements / Seating Board and Calligraphy: Megan Chapin Calligraphy /  Invitations: Lilah Paper / Hair and make up: Hair Creations

Friday: Rewind the week

Here is what was happening around here this week and notable events and happenings for couples in NYC, Philadelphia and Boston!

Monday:  Happy Martin Luther King Day!

Tuesday: Real Wedding at one of our favorite locations, the Barnard Inn, captured by one of our most adored photographers Orchard Cove Photography. This wedding is filled with sparkles and sweet details!

Wednesday:  Planning an outdoor wedding? You find suggestions and tips here for lighting outdoor spaces.

Thursday:   Time to grab your dancing shoes again. Check out the boogie time post for all the details on these great band showcases!

We finished our Pinterest Page overhaul this week! Check our new boards for a ton of great wedding inspiration.  Here are a few pins from our ♦ Wedding Color: Pink ♦ Blush ♦ Board. Enjoy!

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Enjoy the weekend! (& Happy planning!)

xxoo – Carrie