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Golden Fall Meadow - Vermont Wedding Inspiration

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Planning a Vermont wedding in the fall?  It's a sought-after destination this time of year for our incredible foliage.  Here's one vision that uses dry, golden meadow grass as a textural backdrop for an intense color palette of berries, wine, and fuchsia tones - featuring locally grown flowers and botanicals.  Be inspired!





VENDOR LOVE: Photography: The Light + Color Venue: The Inn at Grace Farm Gown: Fiori Bridal Rentals: Vermont Tent Company Cake: BakeAria Floral & Event Design: Creative Muse Floral Design

Romance on the Summer Slopes

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Jackie and Eric tied the knot on a lovely summer day in August.  Early morning rain moved the ceremony inside.  They rolled with it and the weather nodded back in return with beautiful sun and dramatic skies all afternoon.  The summer slopes of Sugarbush Resort was the perfect destination for their family and friends to join them in celebration.  Enjoy these photographs by Root and Bud Weddings.







Rustic Glam Wedding on the Mountainside

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Caity & Jake tied the knot at Sheady Acres, a unique destination on Jay Peak in the heart of the northern Green Mountains of Vermont.  Caity's vision for a rustic glam event came together in shades of blush and rose gold with lots of wood and glass details.  We featured roses, lisianthus, and peonies in her floral palette.  Enjoy these gorgeous photos by Sabin Gratz.






Blushy Summer Romance

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Kelly & Pat's Fourth of July wedding at Jay Peak Resort brought elements of shabby chic, summer whimsy, and romantic elegance together in a way that was a true reflection of Kelly's personality. The bride made the bridesmaid dresses and collected countless vessels, candelabras, vintage books, and eclectic decor items for the reception.  We brought her vision together with a palette of blush, soft blues and greens, white, and ivory.  Featured flowers and botanicals included roses, peonies, ranunculus, tweedia, amaranthus, astilbe, nigella, and sea star fern.

Enjoy these sweet images by Grace Photography, courtesy of Kelly Cross.

Creatively Yours,
Sarah Jo



Why I Love April

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There are many reasons why I love the month of April...
It's my birthday monthIt really starts to feel like Spring in Northern VermontMigrating birds come back and fill the previously empty winter air with songThe evening chorus of spring peepers DaffodilsCool damp earthWaking up to the sun through my east-facing bedroom windowFuzzy gray pussy willowsTaking my '62 Chrysler Newport out of winter storageWatching my son jump in puddlesDigging out the little stream that runs across the side hill Morning coffee on the deckThe feeling of rebirth and rising up that comes after a long northern winter Do you love April, too?  I'd love to hear why!
Creatively Yours, SJ


Farmhouse Estate Styled Shoot

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There's nothing quite like mid-June when the peonies are all in bloom to take me back to the generational family farms of my roots.  I can taste my grandmother's jellies and sweets, hear the melodic chirping of meadow birds, and smell the first cut hay drying in billowing rows.  So, it seemed right to stage this wedding inspired shoot at the Barlow House, a quintessential Vermont farm estate, and bring all of these memories together.
I selected a focal palette of pinks and violets and filled in with lots of accent colors inspired by vintage china passed down to me from my Great Grandmother, Georgianna Farnham Willey.

Fragrant blooms from early Vermont gardens, including my own, filled the air with the sweet perfume of peonies and tea roses, and the peppery tickle of lupines.

Vintage lace, antique botanical prints, fresh sangria, berry pies, a sense of place...what's not to love?

Enjoy!










Creatively Yours, Sarah Jo
-Vendor Love-
Photographer: The Light + Color Gown by Lilli…

Summer Wedding on the Lake

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July 30th was a perfect summer day.   The sun was shining, the air was warm,  a light breeze moved across the lake... and Carolyn & Fergal tied the knot!   I loved bringing their alfresco summer vision to life.  
Thanks to Jaclyn Schmitz Photography for these stunning photos!


Carolyn wanted local flowers featuring bright, bold colors and textures.    I harvested buckets of fresh blooms from our favorite local grower and assembled carefree arrangements in an assortment of glass and ceramic vessels.






The ceremony and celebration took place on the shores of Lake Champlain at All Souls Interfaith Gathering in Shelburne, Vermont.   The setting was pastoral and serene, Vermont summer at it's finest!



Carolyn's bouquet featured an assortment of blooms and textures including zinnias, dahlias, ranunculus, snapdragons, astilbe, veronica,  scabiosa pods, tweedia, bachelor buttons, and grasses.









We love a good summer wedding, how about you?