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Winter Wedding at the Equinox Resort from A Brit and a Blonde

Yes. This winter wedding near the ski lifts of Vermont wins. At least in my heart. Winter weddings are the absolute best. All that beautiful white snow, and the gray, cold skies make for perfectly rosy cheeks and bright eyes. And this one. Oy, this one is fabulous. A Brit and a Blonde outdid themselves with the beautiful images from the gorgeous winter day.

From Jason & JessicaKarima & Mike are big skiers. They both grew up heading to ski hills with their families. So they knew for their big day – it needed to be a winter wedding near a ski hill. They fell in love with the Equinox hotel in Manchester, Vermont which is nestled right in the mountains and really close to Stratton where Karima went on many ski trips with her family as a child. It was perfect. Right across the street was the 1811 House – where some of their guests stayed and made for some great photos too.

Mike designed a really cute Save the Date which was a lift ticket that they sent to guests. And he also created the vintage ski table numbers for each table and the vintage ski signage. The couple also found old vintage skis which they used instead of having guests sign a book. Such a cool idea and they have them up in their house now as a sweet memory of the day. The flowers were so beautiful and had a wintery feel to them.

We adore Karima’s gorgeous Vera Wang wedding dress. She looked stunning and that black sash really completed the look. Since it was winter, and the couple really wanted some images taken outside – Karima opted for a really gorgeous fur shrug that she bought at a vintage store which kept her nice and warm. Her Kate Spade shoes were picture perfect too.

Photography: A Brit & A Blonde | Florist: Flowers, Flowers | Wedding Dress: Vera Wang | Cake: Irene's Cakes by Design | Reception Venue: Equinox Resort | Bride's Shoes: Kate Spade | Bridesmaid Dresses: Monique Lhuillier | Caterer: Equinox Resort | Lighting: Rain or Shine | Band: Night Shift | Groom's Attire: Black by Vera Wang | Groom's Shoes: Men's Wearhouse | Fur shrug: Who is Sylvia? | Groomsmen Suits: Black by Vera Wang

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Manchester, Vermont Wedding from Paper Antler

Since moving to New England, my hubster and I have made it a point to try and travel here, there and everywhere on the weekends. And from Mass. to Maine, Rhode Island to New Hampshire — we’ve seen a lot. But Vermont is that one state we’ve left undiscovered. And you know what? This stunning affair from Paper Antler is JUST the kick in the toosh I need to set our Vermont trip into motion. But until the weekend rolls around, I know exactly where I’ll be spending my time — right here in full gallery of mountainside scenery.

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From Paper AntlerMeg and Wade celebrated their wedding day at the base of the Vermont Taconic Mountains in the pond pavilion of the Equinox Resort. Their colors of bright verdant green and soft pink highlighted the surrounding nature. Meg wore her grandmother’s fur stole to keep warm from the Vermont spring breeze. There were so many fun personal details from the “love vermont” gift bags, to the giant “M” for Machon shaped seating guide nailed to an old door.

photography: Paper Antler | flowers: nancy bishop floral design | dress: Rachel Zoe | invitations: Saint Pierre Design | Ceremony Venue: Conversion of St. Paul Parish | catering: Equinox Resort | makeup: Flawless Cosmetic Design | hair: American Hairlines | wedding reception: Pond Pavillion at Equinox Resort

Montpellier, South France Wedding from Shoot In Love

Oh France. You just know how to wrap me around me your pretty little finger, don’t you? And after seeing Montpellier through the talented lens of Shoot In Love via this completely perfect wedding, I do believe I’m wrapped that much tighter. Because this is the dreamiest of destination weddings complete with a guest list so awesome they all dressed in retro fo the ceremony. It doesn’t get much more fabulous than that, and you can see precisely what I am talking about right here.

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From Shoot In LoveMarie and Armand married in Montpellier in South France. They put a lot of care in details, old bike, old french car, candles, a lot of flowers. The wedding took place in two parts. First the civil ceremony, all the guests wore retro costumes. To go to the town hall, the couple had organized a cortege of bike.  After the first ceremony, they organized a beautiful “cérémonie laïque” outside. Laugh, tears, songs, braces it was a very emotional ceremony. The cocktail was a celebration of friendship and family, rhythm by old songs played on the accordion. 

From the Bride… The magical site, surrounded by old stone, our guest’s retro costumes, who all played the game, the whole procession accompanying us bike to City Hall…the sun, the excitement, surprises, smiles, love everywhere we look, made this day a wonderful memory…UNFORGETTABLE!

Wedding Photography: Shoot In Love | Reception Venue: Mas de Causse in Montpellier, France | Floral Design: Bénédicte Enjalbert (marcani66@hotmail.com) | Catering: Vip Cook Traiteur | Wedding Dress: Cymbeline “Fadela” | Groom’s Attire: Marcel et Marcel | Hair + Makeup: Cyrielle Borg

Vermont Wedding Film from Love & You Video

I’m head over heels in love with this Vermont wedding and its fabulous film from Love & You Video. Full of the prettiest purples and located in one of the most gorgeous venues in all of New England, this wedding is sure to inspire your inner, creative genius. Oh, and their vows? Adorable.

From Love & You Video We had been contacted by the bride, Jenn, about traveling to Vermont to film her wedding. Having heard rumors that Vermont in the fall is beautiful, right away we said yes.  We were blown away once we got to the location.  The Hildene, which is actually the home where Abraham Lincoln’ son lived, looked as if it was straight out of a movie. Everywhere around the Hidene was gorgeous, even the garden is designed off of a stained glass window. Plus the fact that Jenn & Peter are such a sweet, loving and fun couple, we knew this wedding film was going to be very special.  During the ceremony, when Jenn & Peter recited their vows, you could see how much love they truly have for each other.  We were very lucky to be part of their special day.

Wedding Cinematography: Love & You Video / Wedding Venue: The Hildene in Manchester, Vermont / Wedding Photography: Daria Bishop Photography / Event Design: Rain or Shine Tent / Floral Design: Nancy Bishop Floral Design / Invitations: Joanna Walker Design / Wedding Dress: Enzoani / Bride’s Shoes: Butter / Groom’s Attire: Suit Supply

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Vermont Fall Wedding from Clark + Walker Studio

If you’re in the mood for some full on fall splendor, you’ve come to the right place because this morning we’re kicking things off with a quintessential New England beauty. Captured by the very talented Clark + Walker Studio this Vermont affair is equally as radiant as the crisp October air. We adore the nods to the groom’s love of fly-fishing and the bride’s Reem Acra gown is a dream (p.s. check out the matching cake). You can see all the autumnal awesomeness right here in the gallery.

From the Bride… My husband and I met on the first day of law school in 2009.  He proposed in December 2010 on top of Sankaty Light House on Nantucket island and our wedding was on October 13, 2012 in Manchester, Vermont.  Both from the Northeast and lovers of fall, my husband and I thought Vermont in October would offer the perfect backdrop to our wedding.  We wanted the wedding to have personal and autumn touches, but also to be classic.  We incorporated touches of fly fishing, my husband’s favorite past time, and incorporated lots of family photos and heirlooms.  We walked under criss-crossed fly rods when we left the church, one of our favorite moments of the whole day.  My favorite personal touch was the table numbers, which we named for years and included pictures of us in those years.  I also changed into my mother’s wedding dress at the very end of the reception, which I had shortened for more of a party length.  For our color scheme, we wanted to keep it simple and muted fall.  We started with a swatch of my family tartan for our color pallet inspiration.  With the muted greens and rust colors, we felt like the tartan had the perfect fall feel.  The whole day felt like a dream, and we are thrilled with the memories–and the photos thanks to Clark + Walker!

Wedding Photography: Clark + Walker Studio / Ceremony: First Congregational Church, Manchester, Vermont / Reception Venue: The Equinox, Manchester, Vermont / Wedding Designer + Coordinator: Lauren Hartwick at The Equinox / Floral Design: Julane Irvin-Ware at Flowers Flowers / Catering + Cake: The Equinox / Invitations: Paper Dolls in Saratoga Springs, New York / Wedding Dress: Reem Acra / Reception Dress: Mother’s 1976 wedding dress (altered) / Earrings: L’Elite Boston / Hairpiece from Etsy / Veil: Vows Boston / Fur stole: Lily Bridal in Saratoga Springs/ Other Accessories: Various family jewelry + great grandmother’s handkerchief from her wedding day / Groomsmen’s Bow Ties + Cummerbunds: Custom made (family tartan) by Lochcarron of Scotland / Robes: Plum Pretty Sugar / Mother’s Robe: Oscar de la Renta / Shoes: Stuart Weitzman / Hair + Makeup: American Hairlines + Marieanne Souza at Flawless Cosmetic Design  / Bridesmaid Dresses: J.Crew / Entertainment: The Accents

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