October 23, 2013

Wedding Wear for Fall

Deciding what to wear to an outdoor ceremony during this time of year can be difficult- the temperatures vary and once the sun sets it is brisk. We have suggestions on looks that are elegant and will keep you warm.

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Things to consider when selecting your outfit:

Length: choosing a dress that is longer in length or that has sleeves will keep you warmer.

Fabric: selecting a fabric that is thicker and breathable can help; a great option is cotton.

Outerwear: choose a coat that is fitted and that goes with the dress you have chosen, it is a great way to make your look more pulled together and sophisticated.

Shoes: when deciding on what shoes to wear, we recommend wearing close-toe shoes or booties, depending on which suits the event and your overall look.

October 2, 2013

Five trends for a fall wedding

Vermont is known for the stunning scenery during this time of the year. With inspiration to be found all around, we have put together a list of the top five trends for this fall.

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  1. Romantic Lighting:  To accomplish the perfect ambiance we recommend using various lighting, with the use of chandeliers, string lighting, lanterns or candles.
  2. Natural and clean centerpieces: Take inspiration from the beautiful surroundings of Vermont this time of year and incorporate them into your event.
  3. Personalized touches: A great way to make your wedding even more intimate is to add special touches. We suggest personalizing the décor, napkins, table numbers, escort cards, and creating individual wedding favors.
  4. Trending Vermont locations: Stowe, Jay Peak, Essex, Mad River Valley.
  5. Fabric that works this year: Lace, cotton, satin.
September 2, 2013

Season Inspiration

(Post by Brittany Farnsworth)

With fall near, the changing leaves, brisk air, and Vermont’s natural attractions at their peak, we are here to share the inspiration of the season.

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August 8, 2013

Summer by the Sea Inspiration

Chevron stripes are a great way to add a statement to a table setting. The inspiration for this design was the sea. The centerpieces were simple and natural with shells and rope around the vase. Shells on the name cards were used to further push the theme.
For those of you who prefer solid linen, a runner or napkins would be a great alternative to the tablecloth. Both would complement a monochromatic floral arrangement.

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Happy Planning! Brittany, WTE Intern

July 12, 2013

Summer Sorbet Inspiration

With all this rainy weather, we wanted to brighten your summer wedding inspiration with sweet sorbet colors.

These fun colors add the perfect pop to a summer wedding and there are many ways you can incorporate them into your design.

Add a pop of color to your wedding stationery with shades of sorbet.

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Letting your bridal party choose a different shade in the sorbet family is a fun way to keep them coordinated while showing their individual personalities. Adding a pattern could make for a whimsical bridal party as well!

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Drinks that match the decor are a fun way to spread the theme to every area of your big day.

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Bright flowers paired with monochromatic vases and decor are an excellent way to add a summery, but not juvenile feel to your wedding design.

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Happy Summer!

July 1, 2013

DIY Summer Wedding Ideas

Wedding season is here. Have some fun and be creative at your summer celebration with these DIY ideas from Martha Stewart! Here are our favorite three!

Edible Escort Cards

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Berries are the perfect item for a summer celebration, display them in a fun basket and attach escort cards and stand them in the basket- not only will guests know which table to sit at but they will also have a fun summer treat!

Floral Paper Fans

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Outdoor weddings can be beautiful but with that summer heat can be uncomfortable. Surprise your guests with handmade fans- add a quote and the details of the celebration.

Sweet Snow Cone Station

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This classic refreshment has a new spin. During the reception, adults can help themselves to this fun station. Keep it stocked with cups, crushed ice, and an assortment of mojito, cosmo, and margarita cocktail syrups.

To see all the DIY ideas head over to the website at:http://www.marthastewartweddings.com/342472/10-diy-summer-wedding-ideas/@center/312332/good-things

 

June 17, 2013

Wanderlust VT

Wanderlust is a one of a kind festival that brings together the worlds leading yoga teachers, top musical acts & DJs, renowned speakers, winemakers & top chefs and much more! Join us at Wanderlust VT at the beautiful Stratton Mountain in Bondville, VT on June 20-23! 

 
Wanderlust’s core mission is to create community around mindful living by focusing on a few simple principles: practice yoga, eat well, be green, practice purpose, create awareness, showcase art. 
 
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For a beautiful, creative & relaxing weekend away, check out Wanderlust! You can find all the details including the schedule for the festival, tickets & more on the their website,http://stratton.wanderlustfestival.com/
June 10, 2013

Bold & Bright

Today we are here to share Summer Wedding Trends from the bridal team over at Martha Stuart weddings. From bold accents, minimalist sheath to hot pink, with over 40 themes, you are sure to find the perfect theme for your celebration! Here are some of our favorites:

 

Two Tone Table

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Bold accents pop against white table, linens, chairs and plates. The inspiration comes from the sheet of wrapping paper at the center that ties everything together. Try out this theme with a bright pop of color like cobalt blue or pink for an extra feel of summer.

 

A Chic Setting

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Bowls with floating candles, peonies, roses, and ranunculuses dot a boldly striped runner. The neutral linens give the eye a place to rest. This theme is perfect for a summer night celebration. Choose soft/neutral colors for the perfect chic setting.

 

Cake For One

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Try out this fun idea for your summer celebration. These monogrammed groom’s cakes were given to all of the wedding. The cakes were tucked into boxes and bounded with bows and tied into the wedding theme of purple.

 

Basket Of Berries

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This cake represents summer! Early summer is the best time to choose a cake like this one- brimming with a fresh and varied assortment of the season’s best berries.

 

The Frill Of It

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Get creative with this DIY- Cherry poppies don’t have to be in season for you to make this fondant, covered cake. Fashion crepe-paper ones yourself or look for similar ones at the craft store. The flowers pop against the neutral color of the cake for a fun summer feel!

 

Flower-Wrapped Favors

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Wrap favors in brightly colored paper and top them off with a flower- a low-cost alternative to the real thing. Pops of color add excitement to the favors and offer the perfect touch to your summer celebration.

 

For a full list of the Bold & Bright wedding themes, check out the website, http://www.marthastewartweddings.com/231138/summer-wedding-themes-bold-and-bright#226360

 

June 3, 2013

Mountain Jam Music Festival 2013

Join us at the ninth annual Mountain Jam Music Festival in Hunter, NY this coming weekend! The festival is from Thursday, June 6th, to Sunday, June 9th 2013. Located in the beautiful mountains of Catskills at the world class ski resort, Hunter Mountain.

Mountain Jam is a four day, multi-stage event that features approximately 50 bands. Over the years, Mountain Jam has hosted some of the top names in live music and this year is no different!

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Enjoy beautiful views of the Catskill Mountains while watching the music or dare to go out of your comfort zone and experience North America’s longest and highest Zip line. This family friendly event also offers plenty of other attractions from food vendors, arts & crafts, artist signings, children’s entertainment, wine garden and much more!

Tickets are on sale now, so make sure you get yours and don’t miss out on a fun-filled weekend! Check out their website, mountainjam.com for all the details!

May 29, 2013

Celebrating Jazz: Burlington Jazz Festival

From May 31- June 9th, Burlington celebrates the 30th anniversary of the Burlington Discover Jazz Festival and we are happy to be a part of it! The jazz community got its recognition in 1983, by combining great local jazz artists and jazz legends around the world. The result: a wonderful celebration of music where Burlington comes alive with various performances, concerts, classes and more!

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This 10 day event is a chance for the community to celebrate jazz music and meet world-renowned artists. With hundreds of artists, everyone is sure to fall in love with the classic style of jazz and that’s the mission of the festival- to broaden the awareness and appreciation of jazz through live performances, present educational activities, showcase Vermont and regional artists, and create a vital city-wide festival!

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Tickets are on sale now, so don’t miss out on this fun event. Check out their website, http://discoverjazz.com/ to get all the details! Hope to see you there!

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