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Riverside Farm Wedding from Wayne and Angela

Brides of the world, you are amazing. You guys stun me day after day with your talent. Take this beautiful bride. She handcrafted a storybook wedding, starting with the letterpress paper products, and following through with an entire library theme (done so, so right) to create a day that has all of us blown away. If Wayne and Angela‘s photos of the day are any indication of just how gorgeous this affair really was, you bet I’ll be reading along with their story in the full gallery!

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Fall
Settings
Barn

From the photographers… A classic boy-meets-girl college romance blossomed into love as Liz and Donny began to write their love story together through this journey down the aisle. Like many brides-to-be, Liz had been anticipating this day for a long time, and couldn’t wait to get busy planning the details of her wedding day! After selecting a beautiful retreat in the rolling hillsides of Vermont and inviting us to be a part of her adventure, Liz prepared herself for a busy year of wedding crafts and design, starting with a homemade letterpress station where she created her own storybook invitations!

It’s an understatement to say that this bride had gifted hands, as we soon realized she had made just about everything for the wedding! Most impressively, Liz had handcrafted an “antique” wooden library catalog chest to house her guests escorts cards, which were all custom-designed to look like library catalog cards—from the library’s romance section! They then had to find their seats as if looking for a book in a library, matching their catalog number to the row where their table was set. To carry over the theme, each long table was decorated with old library books cut out to hold fresh flowers, and each guest section had its own notebook (handmade by the bride, of course!) where they could share thoughts, well wishes, and wedding advice for the newly weds. The storybook theme continued as each menu was letterpress printed onto handmade bookmarks, and the cake itself was a masterpiece of stacked “books,” made to match the beginning of this whole inspiration, her storybook invitations. It was all so picture perfect, and the fact that the theme came full-circle was more than impressive!

Riverside Farm is a friendly, family-owned property that makes getting married a smooth and enjoyable journey. With a Groom’s Cabin and detached Bride’s Suite on site, it made getting ready a breeze; and with everybody on site, there were no logistical nightmares. The bride and groom met at a nearby church for their ceremony, and rode back to the farm as newlyweds in one of the Riverside families’ antique car, escorted by one of the family members himself! The property of the farm itself was quite breathtaking and held so many little treasures for picture-taking, that we spent a good portion of the afternoon exploring the grounds with the couple, while Liz strolled around in her yellow Hunter boots. While the weather in Vermont is not the most predictable, there’s nothing that a little (or a lot of) yellow can’t do to cheer you up!

Liz and Donny really put together a great experience for their guests. From the comfort foods served at cocktail hour (like mini grilled cheese bites and tomato soup) to the full Milk and Cookies Bar for dessert, every little detail was designed specifically by the bride and groom so that everybody there would have a memorable and pleasant evening. The live band started the party before dinner even began, and the dance floor was rarely empty after that! There was so much love and energy in the room that night—it was truly the perfect ending to a great story, and the start of a new one to come.

Photography: Wayne and Angela | Flowers: Trish Hegewald at Pittsfield Garden Center | Event Design: The Bride | Catering: Occasions Catering | Ceremony Location: Christ the King Church (Darien, VT) | Reception Location: Riverside Farm | Invitations: Handmade by the Bride’s own Letterpress | Shoes: Jimmy Choo + Hunter Boots | Dress: Tara Keely | Hair: Alexandre Chouery | Make up: Vivian Infantino | Cake: Irene’s Cake by Design | Live Band: Hal Prince Band

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Vermont Wedding + Honeymoon Films from Joel Serrato

Now it wouldn’t be a Jose Villa day without showing off work of his wildly talented other half, mister Joel Serrato. He’s one of those guys who picks up a camera and turns anything he captures into film world gold. No joke. And since Joel was there to document Dani and Ryan’s perfect day, we thought we’d set aside some time to swoon the footage inside and out.

And just when I was totally certain today could not get any better, I stopped to watch their fabulous honeymoon film. That’s right, a perfectly packaged video of Dani and Ryan’s post-wedding trip to Africa. With a portable super 8 on hand, they shot the special moments for Joel to craft into a lifelong treasure. It’s an absolute keepsake every couple deserves and is a service now offered by Joel to his lovely clients. Seriously, best idea EVER.

Cinematography: Joel Serrato Films

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Vermont Wedding from Jose Villa

Shut the front door Jose Villa. This, this very wedding is one of the reasons I love Jose so much. It’s woven with breathtaking details shot in a way you can’t put words to, a way that Jose Villa knows all too well. It’s his trademark and when a wedding falls in our laps with details like these crafted by Moon Canyon Design + Foret Bespoke Floral + Sierra Knot and a couple so joyous you can’t help but smile, well it makes me love my dream job all the more fiercely. And if I’m being really honest, I want to steal that VW Bus and drive it around for the rest of my days. It’s a love bus in its cutest form. Have a look at the full gallery for so much more (plus the engagement and rehearsal dinner) and stay tuned because we have the wildly beautiful film behind the day coming up next!

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Seasons
Summer
Settings
Farm
Styles
Rustic

From Moon Canyon Design… The ceremony took place in a remote area of the farm.  We wanted the decor to enhance the guests journey down the overgrown walkways to this site.  Vintage photos lined pathways to the ceremony which opened up to a dramatic branch arbor covered with wild hydrangea local to New England.  

For the reception we took a more elegant approach to our farm focused design.  A mix of Dramatic 3 foot tall arrangements and lower wide arrangements were overflowing with fall flowers.  Including Passion Vine, Sunflowers and Dahlias these arrangements carried a softer more romantic color palette.  Iron chandeliers holding hundreds of candles lit the airy barn creating an intimate ambiance that encompassed the warmth of the day.

Photography: Jose Villa | Venue: Riverside Farm | Rentals: 1888 | Catering: Cloud Nine | Event Design: Moon Canyon Design with special help from Rose Mattos of Foret Bespoke Floral + Sierra Knot | Graphic Design (events): Elise Crevier | Invitations: Momental Designs | Filmmaker: joel serrato films | Custom Signage + Caligraphy: Sierra Knot | Cake: Irene’s cakes by designs | Dress: Elie Saab | Groom’s Suit: Rag & Bone | Makeup: Jeannie Vincent | Groom’s Ring: Carrie Bilbo | Bride’s Ring: M.Flynn | Bridesmaid Dresses: Custom Made by Bride’s Aunt

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