Erin + Randy’s Antique in the Fall Wedding

Erin + Randy’s Vermont wedding isn’t exactly the type of DIY wedding where everything was done by themselves or family and friends. But that doesn’t mean that they didn’t do a whole lot of personalization and created a celebration that was truly theirs. Photographed by Orchard Cove Photography, this wedding features rich hues of the Fall colors- spiced wine, burnt orange, antique gold and lots of ivory.

During Erin + Randy’s 1.5 years of engagement, they spent many weekends driving all over Vermont antique shopping- mismatched whiskey barrels to mark the aisle, hobnob milk votives, old mason jars to line the perimeter of our venue to create a magical ambiance, antique bronze vases for single buds.

From Erin:

“We repurposed a wooden flower box as our card collector, used Vermont barn board for our ‘Erin & Randy’ sign for the side of the road, found reclaimed apple crates to bring height to our ceremony flowers, created cake stands from vintage cups and platters and opted for a $5 window display with handwritten details instead of typical wedding programs. We made a series of signs to pay tribute to our guests who travelled from all over the country to be with us, noting the distance they travelled to be part of our special day. Instead of paying for calligraphy for our escort cards, we hand-wrote them and stood them up with corks (that our bridal party had a fun time procuring!). We used twine and clothespins to display old photos from our childhood, our parents’ weddings and photos of our guests from years past.

Erin + Randy did such a great job pulling together personal details to pull off this DIY wedding. I love the tribute sign post they made indicating the distance their guests travelled to see them tied the knot. However, my absolute favorite is Erin and her father’s daughter & father dance. How adorable were they!

Congratulations Erin + Randy!!
Photographer: Orchard Cove Photography//Wedding Date: 10/05/2013//Dress Designer: Allure Bridals//Bakery: Caketopia Cakes//Floral Designer:Erin Ostreicher//Dress Store: J. Crew//Invitation Stylist:Scherdiva Salon//Band: The Grift//Event Venue: Tourterelle Restaurant & Inn//Equipment Rentals: Vermont Tent Company//Officiant:Wendy Bratt//

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Lauren + Ben’s Farm-Style Americana Wedding

Today’s real wedding just happened to fall into the right place at the right time.  Heading into what many will celebrate as a upcoming holiday weekend, Lauren and Ben’s farm style wedding had all of the perfect little touches to inspire a little Americana and a whole lot of crafty goodness!  A great combination of garden party glam, rustic farm sweetness, and a little ole’ red, white, and blue are the perfect way to get you ready for any weekend weddings, fun festivities or even a crafty picnic party!  Julie Sterling Photography was there capture the charm in each and every happy, laid-back moment!

While it’s hard to look past anything but this lovable duo, the whole day was executed with a casual charm that makes you feel like family.  The summery style of this wedding goes beyond the gorgeous garden arrangements and gingham touches.  Lauren and Ben created a fantastically un-fussy and fabulously relaxed affair that I would so be that guest.   You know the one I’m talking about.  The one that scours to see who left behind their deliciously crunchy granola favors and waits for the perfect moment to steal the cute craft paper table numbers and lanterns.  Shoot!  I’d probably even try to call dibs on the chair ribbons and bunting to use somewhere in my house. 

I guess it’s a good thing I’m not invited to some places, huh?  I kid, I kid!  It’s just hard not to love all the adorable little details Lauren and Ben worked into their spectacular day!  Thanks Julie Sterling Photography for snapping every sweet minute of it!  Congratulations Lauren and Ben.

Vendor Information:

Photographer:  Julie Sterling Photography

Caterer:  Juniper’s Fare

Floral Designer:  New Leaf Organics

Reception Venue:  Lareau Farm Inn
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Chiara + Creighton’s Shower-Filled Fall Wedding

If your seated, I’m just going to let you know now– you are about to fall out of your chairs and fall in love with this next wedding.  It’s okay though.  There is so much pretty in Chiara and Creighton’s rainy day, that it’s like gently falling into a pile of close friends.  Dreamily drifting into the Vermont autumn leaves, where even if you should fall into an unexpected puddle, there’s plenty of pretty partying and warm hearts to go around.  It’s another wedding that proves a few showers can’t ruin true romance.  Thanks to Ilene Squires Photography, you do not want to miss a moment of this surreal beauty and superbly snapped soiree.  (Oh!  Heads up.  Be sure to check out Gran throwin’ some elbows for the bouquet.)

Did you check out that dreamy gown and the fall folliage?   Can these two be any more beautiful with a more perfect background?!Wait till you see the sweetest first look and how Ilene Squires’ perfect photos are somehow made better by the rain.  (If that’s even possible..)

From the photographer:

It was a true family affair from start to finish with delicious, locally sourced food and decor. Creighton, who grew up on a farm near Saratoga Springs, had much of the decor brought from his home… talk about personal!  A little rain couldn’t hold Chiara and Creighton down as they proceeded with a very intimate, indoor ceremony officiated by David, their future brother-in-law. He was a total hoot!



With the cornstalk chuppah, a classic red color palette, the pretty pumpkins, and a happenin’ Hora, it’s hard to decide what’s the best part of Chiara and Creighton’s gorgeous day.  Luckily, Ilene Squires Photography has captured it all!    Every ounce of loveliness, every sprinkle of rain, and every bit of fun and love that Chiara and Creighton share.  Please be sure to see every album inspiring photo in the full gallery.  Thanks Ilene Squires for sharing this with us.  Congratulations Chiara and Creighton!

Vendor information:

Photographer:  Ilene Squires Photography

Event Venue:  Sleepy Hollow Inn

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Ashley + Sean’s Budget Friendly Backyard Wedding

Weddings are a team sport.  They require all the main player to reach a level of synchronicity and synergy that professional sports teams strive for through grueling hours of practice, practice, practice.  And when you’re on a budget, a good team is what can make or break your big day.  Ashley + Sean’s wedding is proof of how championship teams are often right in our own backyards.  Today’s flower filled fete had a terrifically talented pool of friends and fam to pick from including a chef, a songstress and an incredibly creative and skilled Dad.   MickoPhotos has beautifully documented the day and the DIY deets and vintage touches (like Ashley’s amazing gown) that make this backyard beauty a winner!

From the bride:

Our whole wedding was DIY, creative and personal. It was done with the help and talents of so many of our friends and family. I designed and we hand printed all of our invitations. My maids of honor wrote and performed an original song during our ceremony that all of our wedding party and then all of our guests chimed in on.  My sister in law wrote and recited a poem, my father designed and built our chuppah. My brother, a chef, created the menu and prepped all the food with our friend. A family friend made our delicious carrot cakes and designed our beautiful dessert buffet. Friends and family contributed flowers from their gardens and helped us arrange the flowers and bouquets. Another of my friends did my hair and make up. I could go on and on, we have amazingly talented friends and family and they all contributed in their own way with every aspect of the wedding which made it so personal, special and memorable.

Part of what makes a great team work is trusting each other and giving credit where credit is due.  Well, Dad, amazing hustle on that chuppah!  It’s so pretty I would want to hang out under it all day, every day.  And bro-man, a menu that good deserves an end-zone dance.  Get the high fives and butt-pats going after all the contributions every line made to this wedding.  This goes for MVP’s Ashley and Sean too! A great team follows a great couple; which is easy to spot in the emotion and fun captured by Martina at MickoPhotos.  Congratulations Ashley and Sean!  Thanks Martina at MickoPhoto for submitting the best kind of championship ring ceremony.

Vendor Information:

Photography: MickoPhoto

Tent and rentals: Green Mountain Tent Rentals

Band: Will Patton

Food: Zachary Corbin

Desserts: Patricia Johnson

Dress: Palm Beach Vintage

Bridal Bouquet: Windham Flowers

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