This Vermont wedding is full of good ol' New England charm with a bit of DIY yumminess tucked in! There are so many steal-worthy ideas from the handmade bird mobiles to a hula hooping reception! Dreamlove Photography totally nailed it with their crisp and colorful images. Wrap up in a blanket, grab a hot cider and check out the full gallery for more inspiration!
The reception, upon first glance looked rustic, but elegant. They used basic white tablecloths and simple flatware, but they filled almost every empty space with the most gorgeous and colorful flowers, laced with feathers and dried grasses. Ball jars filled with flowers even hung from the ceiling! They folded little wild flowers into the napkins on the plates, and used muted colored paper instead of table runners. They used plant hangers (the pole kind that you push into the ground) and hung jars of flowers at the ends of each aisle for their super quaint outdoor ceremony. Chayah also hand-made sparrow mobiles to hang from the ceiling of the reception. She used old scraps of fabric, and grapevine branches harvested from a local grower to mount the birds to!
Tiny christmas lights decorated the ceiling of their reception, and they were smart enough to bring in overhead heaters that were actually quite classy and kept everyone toasty. To save on funds, Chayah and Mike hand picked antique dinner plates from various thrift shops and antique stores in New England. Combined with using Ball jars for drinks, it really gave the tables a unique and old-farm feel. Chayah and Mike had Primate Fiasco, a "psychadelic dixieland" band play long into the night! Chayah even got up and sang her bluesy version of "Do the Hokey Pokey", which threw the crowd into beautiful hysterics.
Chayah's puppy, Athena, was the speedy ring-bearer, and quite the star of the show when ring time came around. When the time came, she dashed down the aisle, with the rings dangling from a ribbon around her neck.
Wedding Photography: Katie and Max of Dreamlove Wedding Photography / Wedding Flowers: Sarah Jo Willey of Creative Muse Floral Design / Wedding Venue: The Lareau Farm Inn / Reception Band: Primate Fiasco