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Vermont Wedding with Glitz and Glam

Gina & Nathan  |  March 14th  |  Rutland, Vermont

Gina, Vermont’s favorite fun loving news anchor, and Nathan had the most stylish rustic wedding with barn elements, tons of candle light, and modern glitz and glam.

Vermont Wedding with Glitz and Glam

From the bride: We chose not to have a sit-down formal meal. Instead, cocktail hour went directly into speeches/dances and then throughout the night there were waves of food. We wanted to have a party that just flowed the whole night and didn’t stop.

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Vermont Wedding with Glitz and Glam

We elected to have the band start during the cocktail hour, which was 7:00pm. As 10:00pm turned into 11:00pm, we transitioned into a DJ (the band & DJ traded songs in a kind of duel 3 or 4 times, which was cool) to keep the party going as opposed to offering an after party somewhere else. The night kept going until 2:00am!

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Gina’s RECOMMENDED VENDORS
Photographer: Our Two Hearts   //   Event Planner: Storied Events   //  Venue: The Mountain Top Inn & Resort   //  Dress Designer: Jenny Packham  //  DJ: DJ Luis Calderin   //  Band: A House on Fire

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Modern DIY Elegance in Vermont

Abbie & Erik | August 17th |  Jay, Vermont

From the bride:
We knew we didn’t want the typical hotel wedding and weren’t really a fan of a Vermont barn wedding, when we saw Jay Peak Resort we knew it was perfect as the location provided many different options for lodging and lots of unique entertainment options. Our rehearsal dinner included a tram ride up to the top of the mountain and then a bon fire with s’mores at the base. The morning of the wedding, the guys and some of our guests golfed. And the day after most of the wedding party (ourselves included) spent the day at the indoor waterpark and bar. It was a different and fun way to relax! Planning wise, it makes it easy when everything can be at one resort and guests seem to love the mini-vacation that came with the wedding.

Wedding: Modern DIY Elegance in Vermont Erik and I worked together on everything. We wanted our wedding to reflect both of us.  Erik is a graphic designer. He made all of the stationary for our wedding: save-the-dates, invitations, ceremony programs, and lots of signage. Everything coordinated. We had a consistent wedding logo and the colors and background design were carried throughout. Pretty much anything that we could do ourselves, we did. This helped keep the cost down and also made everything that much more special.

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Wedding: Modern DIY Elegance in VermontOur ceremony was at the base of the mountain. We lucked out with an absolutely beautiful, sunny, warm day.

Wedding: Modern DIY Elegance in VermontWe had Erik’s two sisters read a children’s book as part of the ceremony. It was something fun and different to carry on. We also started off with a something from Robert Louis Stevenson that my family usually reads everything Thanksgiving.

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Wedding: Modern DIY Elegance in Vermont Wedding: Modern DIY Elegance in VermontLooking back, I would not have stressed about what everyone else wanted/thought of things. At times I think we were both so worried about making everyone else happy that we forgot what the day was truly about.

Wedding: Modern DIY Elegance in VermontMy advice: Enjoy everything! As stressful as wedding planning might be, it’s all over so quickly! Also, don’t rush the engagement. You have all life to be married!

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Abbie & Erik’s
RECOMMENDED VENDORS
Venue, Caterer, Lodging: Jay Peak Resort
Photographer: Letter 10 Creative. Jaime and Jamie are AMAZING. We knew them from two other weddings and they were the first vendor we secured. We picked a wedding date we knew they were available for. They take gorgeous pictures and pay attention to every detail – Jamie even had a safety pin when part of my dress broke when getting ready.
Florist: Centerpiece Florist  //  DJ: Top Hat DJ  // Hair: Angela of Taiga Spa at Jay Peak Resort. She’s amazing!
Printed items: smartpress.com They were fantastic. We got great prices and fast service. When we weren’t happy with the initial quality of something, they replaced the whole order promptly, no questions asked.

Honeymoon Location: A mini-moon in Cape Cod. We’re headed to Australia and New Zealand this coming winter!

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  • Letter10 Creative Wedding Featured in Luxe Mountain Magazine April 25, 2014 9:46 am

    [...] is with great pleasure and gratitude that we announce Letter10 Creative was featured in Luxe Mountain Wedding Magazine‘s blog. Even more exciting than getting published, was what the bride herself had to say [...]
Rustic Chic in Vermont

Lauren  & Harvey  |  June 24th  |  Stowe, Vermont

From the bride, Lauren:
Stowe has the mot beautiful scenery in the world! The air is clean and the mountains are beautiful. Everyone just relaxed the second they got there and got to enjoy a whole weekend away. So many of our guests have returned to Stowe  since our wedding because they loved it so much!

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We had beautiful personalized welcome bags in a rustic cream stiff cotton for all our guests. Each bag included Vermont pure water, Vermont nut free chocolate bars, Vermont Cabot aged cheddar, a bag of Vermont specialty crackers and a small bottle of Robert Mondavi Wine.

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My bridesmaids couldn’t decide on dress colors so I fired them all (in a nice way). They were actually happy they didn’t have to stand up through the ceremony or stress about the dresses. It was also way easier for me and for them. Everyone was much happier.

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Our programs were a beautiful double-sided fan with a wood handle with small hearts carved in at the top. The program listed who was walking down the aisle, who was with us in spirit, the traditions of a Jewish wedding, a thank you to everyone for traveling to Vermont to celebrate with us and a note that a donation had been made in everyone’s name to the allergy and Crohn’s foundation. KathleenLandwheir06 KathleenLandwheir07

Upon arrival, guests were greeted with a country style rustic lemonade stand. Our signature Vodka Pink Lemonade was served in mason jars with twine tied around the top with different tags with cute tag lines.

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The ceremony was held outside on the terrace facing the spectacular Mt. Mansfield.

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The ceremony was very special to us. It was really casual and relaxed and filled with lots of laughter and joy.  Saying I do to your soul mate with your loved ones around you in front of one of the most beautiful mountains is a moment we will never forget.

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We had large torch candles along the curtain as you entered the reception.

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The centerpieces were a cluster of flowers, jugs, wooden containers, and candles.

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Our birch bark off-centered cake had the most beautiful handmade sugar flowers! KathleenLandwheir22 KathleenLandwheir25

The reception was very casual and the focus was on drinking, eating amazing food, relaxing and just enjoying being together! It was just a fun party!

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We served Ben and Jerry’s ice cream in mini personal containers and we had a sorbet stand served in cones. Both were served with personalized wooden mini spoons with our own personalized quotes on them.  We also had S’mores that were cooked outside at the fire pit. KathleenLandwheir29

We had a firework show just for our wedding. The first time we came to Stowe as a couple, we saw a firework show on the mountain and we really wanted to recreate this for our guests.

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My advice: We planned our wedding in 4 months.  I did my research every morning and evening and I got a little bit done every day. There are so many resources at our fingertips. You don’t need years of planning in order to make it perfect. The most important thing is to find great people to work with that are creative and really understand your vision. They should be able to help guide you on the path to having your perfect dream wedding.

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Lauren’s RECOMMENDED VENDORS

Photographer: Kathleen Landwehrle Photography.  Kathleen is so amazing. Calm, relaxed, creative. We really didn’t give Kathleen any directions and we couldn’t be happier with our pictures. She just knew exactly where to take us.

Venue & Food: Stowe Mountain Resort, Spruce Base Camp. The venue has incredibly high ceilings with the amazing wood beams. The floor to ceiling windows looking at the mountains within the circular room are jaw dropping! Lacy Walsh was amazing. We really wanted our wedding to just be a happy casual party where people could walk around and interact with each other and just have fun. Lacy was creative, patient, friendly and made everything easy. My whole family, including myself, are huge foodies! We really didn’t want typical wedding food or a sit down meal. The food was one of our biggest priorities and Chef Aaron was so great and used all market fresh ingredients as local as possible. The way they set up the serving stations with the chalkboards, wood planks, etc. made it so rustic and chic. They really understood our vision.

Florist: Nancy’s School House Garden.  Nancy is amazing at what she does. Our flowers and room décor was just out of this world. She understood exactly what I wanted. She was sensational and so easy to work with.

Cake: Vermont Sweet Tooth.  Marion was so sweet and thoughtful. Not only was the cake the most beautiful and special cake I have ever seen, but it was allergy free and so delicious!

Guest Lodging: Stowe Mountain Lodge. Sensationally amazing! The entire hotel is spectacular. The façade, the majestic lodge style lobby, the gorgeous rooms and the incredible service. One of the nicest hotels in the world! Also a 10 second walk to our venue.

Invitations, Programs, Welcome Bags, Drink Tags:  Andrea Abramovitch, Printcess Designs  //   Musicians: Vermont Symphony Orchestra, string trio.

Honeymoon Location:  Hawaii and L.A. –  Four Seasons, Maui  //  Fairmont Orchid, Big Island  //  Grand Hyatt, Kauia //  London Hotel, L.A

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  • Laura May 13, 2013 12:45 am

    This wedding was so beautifully decorated with the perfect amount of unique ideas! Where did the adorable little wooden spoons come from??