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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!

Images below via Christopher Duggan

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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”.

Images below by John Seakwood Photography

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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: Preppy and Bold in Barnard

Barnard, Vermont is one of my favorite towns to host a wedding. The country charm, historic buildings, recreational activities and fabulous food all combine to create an incredible atmosphere to produce any event. Today, we are sharing one of the past weddings held at the Barnard Inn.

The couple adapted a citrus-y theme, using yellows, oranges, greens and grey. The beautiful blooms by Blomma Flicka were a perfect touch to the historic church and tented reception.Citrus Wedding inspiration Vermont Vermont Destination Wedding Planner Citrus Vermont Destination Wedding Church Vermont Wedding Planner Vermont Wedding Coordination Vermont Destination WeddingThe Barnard Inn is the prefect destination to host a tented event. Chef and owner, Will Dodson creates incredible menus with ingredients from the garden on property. Guests can enjoy the courtyard for cocktails and the manicured lawn for the tented reception. Vermont Destination Wedding Citrus inspiration Barnard Inn Weddings New England Destination Wedding Planner Vermont Wedding Design Vermont Weddings Vermont tent wedding Vermont Wedding Planner Vermont Wedding Planner Vermont Wedding Planner Sparkler exitThe night ended with a sparkler send off – and guests were shuttled back to Woodstock.

Thank you to the wonderful professionals that made this night happen.

Photography –  Daria Bishop Photography : Location –  Barnard Inn, Vermont : Rentals – Rain or Shine Tent and Events : Floral Design – Blomma Flicka : Linens – The Linen Shop.