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Preppy Pink and Navy Mountainside Wedding in Vermont

Posted by Caitlin on Oct 03, 2012

Jessica & Jack

July 16

East Fairfield, Vermont 

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Q & A with the Bride: 

1. Which three details from your wedding were your favorites?

I loved them all! The sailcloth tents, the lighting, the flowers, the stationary, the photobooth Jack made, my dress and shoes, the sky lanterns, the fireworks–everything just came together so perfectly. I couldn’t have asked for more.

2. If you could offer one piece of advice for other couples planning their wedding, what would it be?

As a floral designer, I always tell brides to pick one theme and stick with it. Once you’ve settled on an idea, you shouldn’t look at or tag anything that doesn’t fit with your vision. Also, offer your guests something to do in addition to dancing, so they don’t leave early. We had tables set up in the lounge tent with a box of board games and cards so that guests, who didn’t want to dance, would have something fun to do instead. 

3. Give us one moment from your wedding day that you can’t stop thinking about. 

When Jack and I talk about our wedding, two things we always mention are how truly happy and in love we both were that day and still are, and how amazing it was to watch 40 sky lanterns (lit by our guests) float away into a sky of fireworks after the sun had set.

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Terace & Philip

April 20

Newport, Rhode Island

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Which details from your wedding were your favorites?

I made sure that all the gift bags were handmade locally, all the contents made in Rhode Island or the USA. We had two bands, the Yvonne Monnett Quintet performed while guests arrived throughout the cocktail hour.  Then we had Travis Colby’s Roomful of Blues members perform at our reception.

I had a cape made by Vivian of Vivian’s Tailoring in North Smithfield, Rhode Island. It was a design I came up with when I saw an Alexander McQueen cape in one of my magazines and inquired about its cost.  It was $17,000, so I commissioned Vivian to create my cape and it was such a lovely addition to my ensemble!

If you could offer one piece of advice for other couples planning their wedding, what would it be?

Just remember it’s one day so keep your wits about you.  Stop and enjoy your day because in all the years I’ve been photographing weddings all I’ve heard is it goes by in a flash and boy it does!

Give us the one moment in your wedding day you can’t stop thinking about.

When I first got downstairs and saw the tent all set up and saw Philip standing at the arbor it was such an unbelievable feeling!  We selected two very meaningful readings “Love” by Roy Croft and “The Art of Marriage” by Wilfred A. Peterson that truly articulated our feelings. It truly was a beautiful wedding!

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Classic, Preppy Late Summer Wedding on Cape Cod

Posted by Kim on Aug 02, 2012

Christy & Doug

September 17

Brewster, Massachusetts

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Which three details from your wedding were your favorites?

  1. After our rehearsal dinner, we invited everyone to a casual bonfire on the beach.  It was a great night because we were able to relax and catch up with people we haven’t seen in years!
  2. Our ceremony was held on the front lawn under a large oak tree that was beautiful but the best detail was that I was able to get ready in a room overlooking the front lawn.  We were able to see everyone arriving at the wedding and the guys walking in while we waited.
  3. We spent 6 months making and bottling homemade limoncello to give as favors and everyone loved them!

If you could offer one piece of advice for other couples planning their wedding, what would it be?

Christy: Don’t rush the planning because everything will fall into place and don’t stress the small things on your wedding day because no one will notice they were missing at the end of the night.

Doug:  Enjoy the planning because the actual day goes by so fast and looking back I enjoyed it even more because I stayed involved in the planning.

 Give us the one moment in your wedding day you can’t stop thinking about.

 We decided not to see each other before the ceremony which made seeing each other for the first time during our ceremony such a special moment.  We will both remember that moment forever!

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All this week, we’ve been inspired by the Fourth of July holiday. We shared red, white, and blue wedding gowns and bridesmaid dresses, as well as a super-patriotic real wedding. To kick off the weekend, we thought we’d share one more piece of red, white, and blue wedding inspiration in the form of this style shoot which took place on the shores of Lake Superior in Marquette, Michigan. We love the preppy, whimsical details – particularly the striped table runners, the “sign-in oar,” and the message in a bottle decor.

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