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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.

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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!

March 28, 2013

Spring Site Visits

As the snow is slowly melting and temperatures begin to rise, now is a good time to begin scheduling a site visit if you are planning a tented wedding.

Weddings, Tents & Events offers complimentary site visits for all of our tented weddings and events. It is helpful to have us come by and measure the site, make recommendations for locations, flooring (if needed) and to review your preferences for delivery location, delivery time etc.

We are also happy to make creative suggestions for your location. Some private homes offer a variety of design options given what is already there.

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Perhaps you have a lovely stone patio that would be the perfect place for the cocktail tent

Surrounding trees might be a good opportunity for lighting

A walkway to the tent could be created using lanterns or luminaries

Whether you just need us to help with the logistical aspects or need creative help with design, we are always happy to help and go beyond our service as an Event Rental Company.

-Jenna

March 21, 2013

An Intimate, Rustic Vermont Venue: Amee Farm and Lodge

If you are looking for a rustic, intimate space in Vermont to have a wedding, I highly recommend Riverside Farms’ Amee Farm.

Though I work with Riverside Farms often through my work at Weddings, Tents & Events, I have never had the chance to tour their beautiful properties. Yesterday, Jenna and I ventured the back roads of Vermont to Pittsfield to see the splendor ourselves.

The entire property at Riverside Farms is just spectacular. The expansive lawn between the two beautiful barns is perfect for an outdoor ceremony or tented cocktail hour and the amenities that they offer, such as the Bridal Suite, Groom’s Cabin and The Stables create an exclusive and peaceful environment for the couple and their wedding party. There is so much comfort for a couple to be able to stay where they are having the wedding.

Their second location, Amee Farm, is just down the street. This is the perfect option for a couple who wants to have the same exclusive, peaceful and beautiful experience that they would have at Riverside Farms, but who want a more intimate, smaller setting. The main event space at Amee Farm can accommodate up to 125 guests.

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The event space is lovely –  The rustic style and reclaimed features that you see in the barns at Riverside are present throughout the Amee Farm.

One side of the space showcases large french doors that open onto the rolling hill where couple often choose to have cocktail hour. The large, reclaimed wood doors that separate the main space from smaller nooks and storage spaces break up the white walls beautifully.

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A staircase leading up to the second floor reveals the start of the guest bedrooms (which continues onto the next two floors), and reveals the most cozy and charming living areas, a dining space, and a kitchen. The deck off the front of the building on the second floor only continued to impress me, as they had placed beautiful Adirondack chairs to help the lodging guests relax even more and take it all in. They also offer a continental breakfast every morning!

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To top it all off, part of the property includes a General Store which is just as charming as the rest. They do offer catering for those looking for a more casual meal, and had wonderful choices for vegetarians and vegans.

For more information about weddings and other events at Amee Farm and Lodge, please contact the Event Sales Director, Liz Cotter at info.riversidefarm@gmail.com or give her a call at 802-282-9880

— Maddy

November 28, 2012

Deck your Holiday Table with WT&E

The Holidays are upon us and one of my favorite details to plan for my Holiday party is the table setting and design (okay, but mostly the food that goes on it).

In my opinion, a Holiday table does not have to scream red, green and santa clause. My favorite color palette to use when decorating for the Holidays is neutral-black, white and beige- with pops of red and mixing textures and patterns…metallics, wood, velvet etc.

I’ve decorated a Holiday themed table to share with you and I invite you to call Weddings, Tents & Events with your Holiday rental orders! If you need a few extra chairs, a larger table, some fun linen, or need china, flatware and glassware for your party, we can provide even small orders.

244.5162 or jenna@weddingstentsevents.com

October 3, 2012

Green Mountain Inn

If just passing the Green Mountain Inn in Stowe, VT, you would never know that this quintessential Vermont Inn boasts not only lovely wedding reception spaces for up to 120, but also a spa, outdoor 4-season pool, gym, a wonderful restaurant, and lovely suites and townhouses.

Yesterday, I was invited to visit to view their latest addition-an outdoor ceremony space. Tucked behind the in, along the forest line, the ceremony space features marble benches built into the stone wall that surround the area and a stone pathway that acts as a ceremony aisle.

 

October 5, 2011

2011 Wedding Season

Fall is here and another wonderful wedding season has passed us by. Soon enough, we will be sharing photos and stories from all of the fabulous weddings that we have helped with and hope that they will inspire brides-to-be  in 2012.

Although it may seem early to begin booking event rentals for 2012, it is never too early to plan ahead and prepare for what is to come. Contact us today for a preliminary rental quote so that we can get you started on your wedding planning journey!

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September 19, 2011

Vermont Bride Gala at The Barn at Boyden Farm

We are so happy to be a part of the 2nd Annual Vermont Bride Gala at The Barn at Boyden Farm in Cambridge, VT on October 9th.

When I heard that the theme of the Gala this year would be ‘Alice in Wonderland’ I was so excited about using fun colors and whimsical patterns as well as mixing vintage elements with a very bright and fun design aesthetic.  Not to mention, the Barn is a gorgeous venue for Vermont Weddings.

WT&E will be presenting three display tables at the Gala so be sure to stop in and say ‘hello’ to Jenna. Tickets for the event are being sold in advance online at Vermont Bride Magazine. See you there!

April 5, 2011

WTE Offers Custom Event Furniture

If you have a vision for your wedding day and just can’t seem to find what you are looking for in our current inventory, let us know and we just might be able to supply you with a one of a kind piece, just for your wedding. We can custom create any of the following…your imagination is the limit!

Ceremony Benches

Head Tables

Bars

Ceremony Arches

Huppas

Schedule a meeting with one of our event coordinators to learn more. {jenna@weddingstentsevents.com or 496.3545}

April 5, 2011

Event Rentals: What to Expect

Many brides envision themselves celebrating their big day in the middle of a field in the most beautiful place imaginable…totally doable? Yes! Easy and straightforward? Not necessarily. Interested in finding out what might be involved, how to prepare and what to expect? Read on…

Expect that you will need to create a full kitchen for the caterer: Unless the site where you envision your wedding day happens to have a kitchen, you will need to coordinate your rentals with your caterer to make sure they will have what they need to provide your scrumptious wedding meal. No worries, we have everything a caterer would need and we do it all the time.

Schedule a site visit with us to survey the ‘lay of the land’: We offer a complimentary site visit for each and every bride so that we can survey the site to determine if it will require flooring, the dimensions, and to suggest exactly where the tent should be placed.

Determine if we need to come with extra voltage: Although your chosen site might be gorgeous, it might not necessarily come with electricity. Luckily, we provide ‘super quiet generators’ to supply you with needed electricity.

Expect to be taken care of: We are dedicated to making this overwhelming experience a calm and stress-free (or as stress-free as possible!) one. We also have lots of experience with providing a wedding setting in a remote location so really, it’s a cinch for us.

Planning a tented wedding? Call our event coordinators to chat about how we can help you with your special day. {496.3545}