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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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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

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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


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.


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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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