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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.

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

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

August 20, 2012

Featured Vendor: Catering By Dale

We work with many caterers in Vermont throughout the year, but today we want to feature one of our favorites…Catering by Dale!

We often work with them at The Skinner Barn in Waitsfield, Vermont as they are the exclusive caterer at that venue (soon to be featured on our blog, as well).

Not only does the team from Catering by Dale ensure that your guests enjoy some of the most amazing, luscious food, but they also take care of many of the small details for your event including set-up and break-down, organizing your rental order and orchestrating the night with the help of their event coordinators.

I dare you to look through the photos below and not develop a craving for some of this delicious food at  your next event.

The food you see above (from top to bottom) is New Zealand Green Mussels w/ Fresh Fruit Salsa and Spicy Gazpacho, Homemade Birch Beer Floats w/ Lake Champlain Chocolates Vanilla Ice Cream and Seared Scallop Cocktails w/ Caviar and Lemon Aioli.

June 21, 2011

Woodland Retreat Design Inspiration

We were pleased to be involved with the latest ‘Woodland Retreat’ design shoot by Piper Designs. The concept for the design of the shoot was very playful-a very Ralph Lauren in Vermont kind of feel. We loved how the neutral navy and camel was brought to life by the pops of yellow and red.

Featured Linen: Camel Cotton Linen & Napkin, Navy Matte Satin Linen

Featured Flatware: King Arthur Gold Flatware

Featured China: Mikasa Collection

Featured Seating: Vermont Hand-Crafted Benches

See wedding artist credits below…

Wedding Artists: Birke Photography, Piper Designs, Twigs et Fleurs, The Wooden Spoon, Lasso’d Moon Paper Designs, HeadNorth Event Retreat, Brigid Bridal