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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.


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.

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La Fleur Vintage

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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

 


Boogie Time: Band Showcases coming up in NYC

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Couples in NYC (or if you are heading to the area next week)  there are a few opportunities to watch and listen to some great musicians if you are considering a band for your wedding.

♦  New York City  ♦

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Elan Artists  – Monday, February 10, 2014

Sir Studios ♦  520 W. 25th Street  ♦   New York, NY 10001

Line up is as follows and RSVP is required!

Featured Entertainment:

• 6:45pm Cocktails with Trance Se Bon
 • 7:00pm SOUND HOUSE
 • 7:30pm DJORE

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Elan Artists – Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Smash Studios ♦  307 West 36th Street (between 8th & 9th Ave) 18th Flr   ♦   New York, NY 10018

Line up is as follows and RSVP is required!

Featured Entertainment:
• 6:30pm Jazz & Cocktails
• 7:00pm THE ELEMENTS
• 7:30pm ERIC NICOLAS & ONELOVE

Check out Elan Artist’s website www.elanartists.com for more information.

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Boogie time is a regular post dedicated to helping spread the word of band showcases for engaged couples. All the bands mentioned do travel and play often in Vermont. 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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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


Boogie Time: Band Showcases coming up in Boston and NYC

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Couples in NYC and Boston (or if you are heading to the area next week)  there are a few opportunities to watch and listen to some great musicians if you are considering a band for your wedding.

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Smash Studios ♦  307 West 36th Street (between 8th & 9th Ave) 18th Flr   ♦   New York, NY 10018

Line up is as follows and RSVP is required!

Featured Entertainment:
 • 6:45pm Jazz & Cocktails
• 7:00pm The Brit Pack
• 7:30pm The Hudson Project

Check out Elan Artist’s website www.elanartists.com for more information.

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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

The Hooley House  ♦  25 Union Street  ♦ Boston, MA ♦ 617-742-2121

7:30 PM Start with Featured Entertainment:
 • Stardust, DC Project, Boston Party Ensemble and D2

Storied Events has worked with Stardust and DC Project – we love their sound and energy!

Check out Best Band’s website www.bestbands.com for more information.

Boogie time is a regular post dedicated to helping spread the word of band showcases for engaged couples. All the bands mentioned do travel and play often in Vermont. xxoo – Carrie

NYC Couples: Band Showcase January 20th

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Hey hey New York lovelies! If you have not selected your wedding entertainment, grab your best dancing shoes and head on over to the Soho Loft on January 20, 2014. Some of Storied Events’ favorite bands will be playing. This is an opportunity to see short sets but get a good feel for the style, music and vibe each of these great groups bring to an event.

Location: Soho Loft  ♦  446 Broadway, 3rd Floor   ♦   New York, NY 10013

Line up is as follows and RSVP is required!

Featured Entertainment:
 • 6:45pm Jazz & Cocktails
• 7:00pm The Elements
• 7:30pm Sound House
• 8:00pm Rhythm Collective
                with Will Champlin

Check out their website www.elanartists.com for more information.