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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: 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.


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

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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Have a more modern, clean style?

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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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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: Culinary delight in Barnard, Vermont

With frigid temperatures outside this morning, we are warming up with a bit of sunshine and warm colors! One of our sweetest couples (we are respecting their privacy – and their names/faces will be withheld) hosted their wedding and reception at one of our favorite locations, the Barnard Inn.

This is one of those great wedding locations we can always count on for AMAZING food, great service and a fantastic environment. The close proximity to Woodstock is also a bonus. There are no rooms here, but you will find breathtaking gardens, several opportunities for ceremony locations and a true farm to table dining experience. Dinner is often gathered from the gardens in the back field.

When our couple from Washington, D. C. placed their trust in Storied Events to find the perfect location for them, we knew right away the Barnard Inn was perfect for their ceremony and reception. Turned out we were right and the details were stunning.

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We were so thrilled to work with one of our favorite photographers, Orchard Cove and collaborate with the very talented Erin Ostreicher Designs to make this wedding day a laid back, yet elegant affair.

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Escort CardsCocktail Hour VT The Family TreeThe reception was a casual family style, bbq in true Vermont fashion. A local pig was roasted and served with traditional bbq sides. A little sparkle and elegance was added to the tent via sequin chevron runners on farm tables. Complimenting linens dressed the remainder of the dining tables.

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Beautiful wedding, beautiful people! Thank you to all the professionals that collaborated on this event. We could not create them with out you!

xxoo – Carrie

Photography: Orchard Cove / Venue, Catering: Barnard Inn / Planning and Design: Storied Events / Event and Tent Rentals, lighting: Rain or Shine Tent and Events / Floral Design: Erin Ostreicher Designs / Linens: La Tavola / Band: Soul Kitchen / Hair and Make-up Styling: Ria St. Pierre of Hair Creations / Maple Cremees: Morse Farm / Transportation: The Good Bus