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Peabody Essex Museum

Choosing your wedding venue sets the tone for your entire wedding weekend. So why not pick a locale that’s totally unique? Enter, Peabody Essex Museum. Located in the heart of historic Salem, Massachusetts, this stunning space has three incredible rooms, as well as an outdoor garden area, that will have your guests wowed.

The Peabody Essex Museum is the perfect combination of warm + historic along with clean + modern, which makes it easy for any couple to see their wedding day vision come to life! Featuring the contemporary Atrium (which transforms beautifully from daylight to dramatic evening light), the historic + elegant East India Marine Hall and the Bartlett & Copeland Galleries which open up to the stunning Asian Gardens, this venue simply has it all.  The central location puts guests close to restaurants, attractions and hotels all within walking distance!

Thanks to changes in their renovation schedule, there are still lots of Saturday night dates available at the Peabody Essex Museum in 2015. For tons more information and to book your wedding date, head over here!

Photo Credits: Ned Jackson Photography | Kevin Liang Photography | Sherrell Photography

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Vermont Country Wedding at Boyd Family Farm

Vermont seems to be the capital of charming weddings, and it only takes one look at this super sweet Boyd Family Farm fête to turn that theory into truth. With the talented Michelle Gardella behind the lens to capture every perfect moment this team of talents (including Sixpence For Your ShoeBBJ Linen and Mezze Cateringwhipped up, it goes without saying - this gallery charmed my socks right off.

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From Sixpence For Your ShoeFrom the moment Dina first laid eyes on Tim, singing “Man In Me” by Bob Dylan, five years ago in a bar, there was no denying the connection and soon to follow love. Dina and Tim, both Connecticut natives set their eyes on an intimate Vermont wedding, with a true weekend escape feel at a location near and dear to Dina and her family in Wilmington Vermont.

On a hillside overlooking the Mount Snow Valley, family and friends gathered as Dina and Tim wed with personalized vows (Tim, a professional musician, sang his) and a touching ceremony. Dina wore Modern Trousseau’s Dove, a lace overlay with dove gray seersucker beneath, truly stunning and unique while Tim was dapper in Charcoal gray!

Dina has always loved the peacefulness, serenity and rustic appeal of Vermont, spending much time there at her family’s West Dover home. She infused so much of that natural and rustic vibe into the wedding decor, through refined and tasteful personal touches, working closely with Mezze Catering in the Berkshires. The raw wood tables and cross back brentwood chairs beneath the soaring sail cloth canopy set the foundation for the design. The stationery throughout incorporated a subtle wood grain, with accents of burgundy and plum through the florals. Dina, the founder of a dog rescue organization, Karuna Bully Rescue, has an incredible devotion to animals, specifically dogs and wanted to incorporate this big aspect of her life into the reception. Through her engagement, she collected vintage dog tags from across the country spanning back decades, and used them on her escort cards, hand selecting the tags to accompany the guests names she felt had the most connection.

The food by Mezze Catering was the epitome of farm fresh, as guests dined in delight, followed by dancing and a spectacular fireworks display, a surprise touch by Dina’s father to end a spectacular night.

Photography: Michelle Gardella | Florist: Boyd Family Farm | Cake: Lisa Bigelow Cakes | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Dessy | Catering: Mezze Catering | DJ: Rockaway Entertainment | Bridal Gown: White Dress By The Shore | Ceremony Musician: Nicole Zuraitis | Linens: La Tavola | Linens: BBJ Linen | Makeup Artists: Nature Spa At The Grand Summit | Rentals: Classical Tents & Party Goods | Stationery & Design: Sixpence For Your Shoe | Venue: Boyd Family Farm

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Rustic Autumn Wedding at The Yellow House

I think we can all agree that autumn in Vermont is unequivocally beautiful, right? Basically, the perfect backdrop for perfectly rustic, laid-back New England nuptials. Think warm hued flowers from Ellen Synder Design, maple cupcakes from Mix Cupcakerie, family farms, and a bottle of Harpoon or Long Trail in hand. Christian Arthur Photography was there to capture the day. See it all here!


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From the Bride… Our wedding was set on the property of Tyson’s great aunt’s home adjacent to Billings Farm and Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Park in Woodstock, VT, four generations of his family have called this town home (and the his parents were married on the property affectionately called “The Yellow House” in 1983). Fiddleheads, button stems, browns and tans highlighted by the beautiful golden and orange hues of Vermont foliage all came together for our wedding day in September. It was Vermont in every way from the mason jars to the fall colors and Harpoon and Long Trail ales — even one of the cupcakes was maple flavored.

The ceremony was outside in the gardens surrounded by a white picket fence under a lovely archway. Everyone stood around with a drink in hand to watch (to keep it fun and casual). We also danced/walked in together to Mmmm Bop, a favorite song of ours. The cocktail hour with lawn games (and Colgate baggo boards representing our alma mater!) was also outside on the banks of the Ottauquechee River and the stations-style dinner was served under a tent. We also wanted to represent our casual style and therefore, had a cocktail-style stations dinner (no assigned seating, various tables of different sizes and configurations spread amongst the tent) so we could maximize the socializing, noshing, drinking and dancing, and spend more time hanging out with the people we care about! It was great fun and was definitely an inspiration for us!

The location was an easy choice with the Seely family history surrounding us and beautiful customizable location. We loved the walkable community (especially as a PhD candidate in planning and public policy) and really wanted everyone to walk as many places as possible throughout the weekend, so it made Woodstock a great fit (people walked to the rehearsal, wedding, after party, golf, hotels). We also love the charming town near where we lived together after college at Colgate and near our graduate school of Dartmouth. In addition to Tyson’s parents, several of Tyson’s aunts and uncles have also been married there along with cousins, so the property has many memories. We also wanted to be married in a state where we, our friends, and our family, are all afforded the same rights to marry whomever we choose.

The bridesmaids wore brown dresses of their own choosing and the groomsmen wore different brown ties, navy blazers and khakis (also of their own choosing) to give the look a cohesive but not cookie-cutter feel. The florals had button stems and faux fiddleheads my sister made which were unique, funky, and fun and the florist did an incredible job working them into her design. The buttons and fiddleheads are now in a vase in our home. They complimented the hand-made card box my mother made with burlap and lace. The centerpieces, also made by sister, were sticks tied with gems in vases of water with floating candles on top and gave a rustic Vermont feel in addition to beautiful additional light in and around the tent. We served drinks from mason jars to give the event a rustic vibe and the linens were beige to allow the beautiful foliage to stand out. The cupcakes and stations were set on rustic pieces of wood and birch logs to add to the feel. Wooden handmade signs (by Tyson) were placed around the property to direct people. The platform we got married on was made from Advantech Wood (a JM Huber product, of which Tyson is a 5th generation family member of the private owned-family company) and was handmade by Tyson’s dad with the words “Lifetime Guarantee” from the wood left unpainted for us to stand on. We used “I do” and “me too” forks and wore “just married” sunglasses after the ceremony and in Colgate University tradition, the last song of the night was “New York, New York” by Frank Sinatra.

Photography: Christian Arthur Photography | Floral Design: Ellen Synder Design | Flowers: Ellen Snyder Design | Cupcakes: Mix Cupcakerie | Brides Shoes: Steve Madden | Rings: A Jaffe | Catering: Spice Of Life | Hair: Zuri's | Band: UpTown Celebration | Band: UpTown Celebration | Grooms Shoes: Cole Haan | Accomodations & Golf: Woodstock Inn & Resort | After Party: Bentley's | Brides Apparel: Ann Taylor | Brunch Catering: Woodstock Farmer's Market | Coordination: LoV Weddings | Groom's Apparel: Bonobos | Groom's Aunt's Home: The Yellow House | Hair Piece: Danforth Pewter | Jewlery: J. Crew | Makeup: First Impressions | Makeup And Nails: First Impressions | Rehearsal Dinner: Pi Brick Oven Trattoria | Tent And Rentals: Rain Or Shine | Wedding Platform: Advantech

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