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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!

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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.

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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.


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.


Vermont Real Wedding: Mandy & Andrew at the Lang Barn

When it comes to Vermont destination weddings, Mandy and Andrew hit it out of the park! Originally, a large, Florida based wedding was in the works, but it never felt right to the two of them. So just a few months before they wanted to tie the knot, I got a call from Mandy’s mom and the rest was history! Shortly after that call, the Lang Barn in Essex was the new destination and well, you can see for yourself everything that followed! The wedding was a magical, love filled day. Storied Events VT Destination Wedding Vermont Catholic WeddingVT DESTINATION WEDDING Vermont Wedding planned by Storied Events Vermont Destination WeddingThe guests stayed at the The Essex Resort, just down the road from the Lang Barn (reception site). In the short time, we also managed to execute a catholic ceremony at the Holy Family Church.  I knew Mandy and Andrew were very much in love, but looking back, these photos really say it all.Vermont Wedding Barn Vermont Wedding Barn Vermont Destination Wedding Location Vermont  Wedding Design Vermont Wedding Design Vermont Destination Wedding Vermont Destination Wedding Vermont Destination Wedding Ben and JerrysOf course the night ended with a sweet tooth – Ben and Jerry’s. I was so honored to work with Mandy, Andrew and their families. It is even a wonderful blessing to keep in touch and watch their beautiful growing family. Thank you for letting me be part of such an amazing wedding and all of your life events!

xxoo-Carrie

Thank you to all the wonderful professionals we collaborated with on this event: Reception Venue: The Lang Barn /  Catering: Lets Pretend Catering /  Bar Catering: Fluid Bar Service  / Floral Design: The Painted Tulip /  Event rentals: Vermont Tent Company  / Entertainment: Top Hat DJ / Hair and Make up Styling: Jaime Dragon of Lush Salon / Dessert: Ben and Jerrys / Photography: Lauren Stagnitti  / Room shots by Storied Events 


Happy Valentine’s Week

Love is in the air! It is Valentine’s week and I am going to kick it off by sharing one of the intimate Valentine’s Day weddings Storied Events planned at Stowe Mountain Lodge.  The ceremony, held in the golf cottage, provided a perfect space for guests to gather. Cider donuts, warm cider drinks and a cozy fireplace set the tone. Valetines Day Intimate Ceremony Storied Events.Valetines Day

Eric Foley Photographers captured these fabulous images. Blomma Flicka created the floral designs.Storied Events Valetines Day Eric Foley Photography Storied Events Valetines Day Eric Foley Photography Valentines wedding cake Storied Events Valentines Day

There were a lot of little details around the room to create a warm, winter, festive Valentine’s Day. Thank you to all the professionals we worked with to create such a beautiful event.

xxoo – Carrie

Ceremony and Reception Venue: Stowe Mountain Lodge / Photographer: Eric Foley Photographers / Floral Designs: Blomma Flicka / Event lighting and draping: Port Lighting / Calligraphy: Megan Chapin Calligraphy / Cake: The Cakery /  Linens: Wildflower Linens / Event rentals: Vermont Tent Company


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

Real Wedding: Melissa and Jeff in Stowe

There is a tradition in Bermuda – everyone, I mean everyone gets on the dance floor for the electric slide. Who knew?! I found out at the wedding of Melissa and Jeff. From citrus, to bold purple – Melissa brought an infusion of Bermuda energy to the backyard of Edson Hill, with the help of Randi at Silver Toad Brilliant Blooms and Wedding Design. Behind the lens of these stunning photos is the keen eye of Nancy Cohn and Lauren Ross. Vermont Destinaton Wedding Photo by Lauren Ross nancy cohn Photography Nancy Cohn PhotographyStowe Vermont Wedding Stowe Vermont Destination Wedding Photo by Lauren Ross Photo by Nancy Cohn Vermont Destination Wedding Photo by Lauren Ross Photo by Lauren Ross Stowe Vermont Destination Wedding Planner Photo by Lauren Ross Escort Cards designed by Storied Events Fields-Franklin20110821_0804 Fields-Franklin20110821_0795 Picture 285 Picture 286 Picture 289 Photo by Nancy CohnThank you to all the lovely professionals who contributed to this great event. Oh, and if you get a chance to check out Meta and the Cornerstones – do! The link is below. Not to be missed!

xxoo – Carrie

Ceremony and reception location: Edson Hill / Photography: Nancy Cohn and Lauren Ross / Floral Design: Silver Toad Brilliant Blooms and Wedding Design / Rentals: Vermont Tent Company / Band: Meta and the Cornerstones / Cake: Perrin Williams @ The Vermont Cake Studio / Calligraphy: Megan Chapin Calligraphy / Invitations and printed materials: Elum Designs / Officiant: Mitzi McInnis / DJ: Supersounds