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Classic Vermont Wedding

Rich in meaningful moments and elegant stylings, this is the type of affair that fills your day with happy. From the bride’s stunning Anne Barge gown to the breathtaking florals from The Lily of the Valley to the thoughtful details so carefully chosen by the new Mr. and Mrs., including the date selected for their celebration.  See every moment from Jasmine Tara Photography in THE VAULT.

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From the Bride… I entered into the wedding world with absolutely no knowledge of top designers, trends or what style I wanted – all I was sure of was a classic vision without any overwhelming glitz or embellishments. I tried on several gowns before I knew that I wanted to go with a form fitting and tailored design.

I decided to take a solo trip to Malinda Macari’s store, Your Dream Bridal, without my mom, in favor of a clear head needed to make a decision on my own. Lucky for me, Malinda’s peaceful boutique provided me with the perfect space to find the gown I would later call my own. My first love about the Anne Barge Collette dress was the color. Being a red-head, champagne was a hue I felt complemented me and my vision for the day. I also loved the structure of the dress, it had that “wow effect” I was looking for without being too flashy. The pleats and buttons were a beautiful addition to a simple gown, which I made even more unique by accessorizing with a retro gold veil and a handmade beaded belt. My mom ended up coming back with me once I knew I had found ‘the dress,’ which ended with the emotional reaction I was hoping for and gave me every sense of confidence in my choice.

As for Michael and me. We met online and swiped right.  The old fashioned “Hey, I have a friend I would like to set you up with,” seems to be a thing of the past!

Coincidentally, we only lived one block away from each other in Charlestown, MA. Our relationship went pretty quickly and within nine months, Michael proposed. He was finishing up his MBA and working full time. I planned a weekend getaway in Kennebunkport for his 34th birthday. On our way up we stopped at Nubble Lighthouse in York, ME. He decided to ask me to marry him on his birthday…I was completely shocked! It was such a memorable weekend.

We decided since we were engaged, why wait to get married? We found a venue and set a date within a month and got married three months later! Our wedding date took place on September 11th, 2015. Michael spent much of his life in the Army, fighting for our country in different parts of the world. September 11th has had a lasting impact on all of our lives. Michael and some of his friends in attendance spent multiple years at war as a result of that day. Yet, we chose to marry on this day to also remember it as a day of celebration in the future.

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Photography: Jasmine Tara Photography | Cinematography: Clark+Walker Studio | Coordination: Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home | Floral Design: Lily Of The Valley | Wedding Dress: Anne Barge | Catering: Pangaea | Makeup: B. Boutique | DJ: Top Hat Entertainment | Groom's Attire: J. Hilburn | Venue: Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home | Bridal Boutique: Your Dream Bridal

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Traditional Pink Peony-Filled Spring Vermont Wedding

Filled to the brim with pretty pink peonies? Check. Chock full of sweet family moments? Check. Bursting with darling, personal details like the hand-painted map of this sweet couple’s love story? Check, check, check! Along with some super fun memories from Photobooth Planet, we are just head over heels for these pretty pink Heidi Vail-captured “I Do’s,” and you will be too! See it all right here.


From the Bride…The first Saturday in June proved to be the perfect timing for the formal peony garden to be in full bloom at Hildene, in Manchester Village, Vermont. Prior to stopping-and-smelling the roses, the Bride, Heather, the Groom, Lukas, their Bridal Party and guests, all prepped for the day at the historic Equinox Resort & Spa in the heart of Manchester Village; across the street stands the formidable First Congregational Church where they would soon wed. After a morning sprinkle, the skies opened up to the brightest blue to shine on the couple this day. Following the church ceremony where the couple laughed and loved (and the Bride’s 87 year old grandfather proudly walked her down the aisle), the 200 guests started arriving at Hildene, Robert Todd Lincoln’s summer home, and a truly remarkable venue that captures the beauty of Vermont in the Spring. The green mountains were illuminated that afternoon as the guests toured the home, roamed the gardens, and sipped on some speciality, craft cocktails. Dinner and dancing followed in the tent where there wasn’t an empty spot on the dance floor the entire evening, thanks to the phenomenal band, or a full-plate left on a table, thanks to the fabulous caterer. Speaking of tables, each was adorned with more of the beautiful calligraphy that matched the ceremony programs, invitation suite and save the dates, and even more peonies to brighten your day (vases were painted by the groom because his bride couldn’t get enough rose gold!). While the guests eventually returned home to New York and Michigan, for the most part, it wasn’t before they lit the way for the happy couple’s exit with heart-shaped sparklers, capping off the perfect day (and night).

Photography: Heidi Vail Photography | Floral Design: Lily Of The Valley | Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier | Ceremony Venue: First Congregational Church, Manchester Village, Vermont | Reception Venue: Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home | Bride's Shoes: Manolo Blahnik | Wedding Bands: Ahee's Jewelers Of Grosse Pointe, Mich. | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Monique Lhuillier | Catering: Pangaea | Makeup: Flawless Cosmetic Design | Hair: Allen Thomas Wood | Calligraphy: Designs by Robyn Love | Bow Tie's: Vineyard Vines | Groom's Attire: J.Crew | Groomsmen's Attire: J.Crew | Accomodations: Equinox Resort | Bride's Jewelry: Ippolita | Bridesmaids' Jewelry: J.Crew | Bridesmaids' Robes: Pretty Plum Sugar | Bridesmaids' Sandals: Jack Rogers | Cufflinks: Etsy | Flower Girl's Dress: Le Pink by Little Mass | French Macaron Tower: Irene's Cakes By Design | Groom's Shoes: Salvatore Ferragamo | Groom's Watch: Rolex | Music: Arcadia Music Productions | Photobooth: Photobooth Planet | Ring Bearer's Attire: J.Crew

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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 Entertainment | Groom's Attire: Vera Wang | Groomsmen Suits: Vera Wang | Fur shrug: Who is Sylvia? | Groom's Shoes: Men's Wearhouse

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