BEST OF 2021 WEDDING STYLE

Your wedding day style (attire, hair, makeup, accessories) reflects who you are and sets the vibe of your big day. While every couple is gorgeous in their own way, here are just a few of our favorite looks from 2021. Schedule your hair makeup trial, and go find your dream dress now because we promise you will want to recreate these looks for your wedding!

Love this post? We’re sharing our “semi finalist” picks on Instagram. Go check it out for even more inspiration!

Beaded Beauty

The scalloped beading on this dress from Fiori Bridal reminds me of butterfly wings, and is simply stunning. (Photo: AveyBaby Photography)

Glam & Gorgeous

With her bold lip and fur shawl, this bride embodies glamour! (Photo: Colette Kulig Photography)

The James Bonds

These grooms’ classic, debonair style is a great compliment to their killer (see what we did there?) wedding planned by Destinations Found. (Photo: GarrenTee Photography)

The Perfect Mismatched Bridal Party

This bridal party absolutely nailed the mismatched look. Each bridesmaid looks gorgeous in her own unique way. A coordinated color palette and beautiful, natural makeup by Jennifer Perellie ties it all together. (Photo: LuvLens Photography)

Boho Beauty

This couple crushed the romantic, boho look. The bride handmade her own lush bouquet, and her maid of honor (@makeupby_cbelle) created this natural makeup look that completes the vibe. (Photo: Jenna Brisson Photography)

Classic & Cool

This couple is so glamorous. Jennifer Perellie created a makeup look that allows the bride’s natural beauty to show through and compliments the classic wedding planned by Lindsey Leichthammer. And that candid shot of the couple with their sunglasses…too cool for words. (Photo: Matt Lim)

The Cape Skirt

The beading on this dress is enough to make us soon, but the CAPE…we’re toast. This dress sets the tone for this amazing celebration. (Photo: K Lenhart Weddings)

 

Sheer Perfection

This bride embodies feminine and free spirited style in this lace and tulle gown with blush undertones from Veilmonté Bridal Showroom. The addition of a long veil is perfection.  (Photo: Julia Rebecca Photography)

 

Happily Leather After

We are obsessed with this white leather jacket with “happily ever after” embroidered on the back. Your wedding reception, after party, honeymoon, bachelorette party, the grocery store…we can think of several occasions to rock this. (Photo: Colette Kulig Photography)

 

Effortless Elegance

Is there anything more elegant than a sweeping cathedral veil? This couple effortlessly married their two heritages (Indian and Filipino) with a beautiful celebration planned by Odyssey Events. (Photo: Nicholas Natale)

 

Thank you to everyone who submitted for the Best of 2021 series! Don’t forget to check out our “semi finalists” on Instagram, and sign up for our newsletter to get each Best of post emailed to you weekly this month!

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Quick recap: what is Vermont Weddings Best of 2021 Series?

A little backstory if you’re unfamiliar: we started the Best of series last year (2020) to highlight some of the amazing work by the talented teams in the Vermont wedding industry. It’s an opportunity to both celebrate a year’s worth of weddings and inspire couples who are planning a future Vermont wedding. (A quick note on the word “best”: the intention isn’t to make this a competition between weddings, but to share a small, but representative, sample of the weddings in Vermont this year.  To that end, please know that we love each and every wedding that was submitted, and the final picks are carefully chosen based on a variety of factors to create a compelling series.)

Here’s what you can expect:

All December, we’ll be rolling out inspiring stories in various categories:

Plus, because the submissions were just THAT good, we’re sharing our “semi finalist” picks for each category on Instagram. That means you’ll want to follow us to see even more highlights, and come back to the blog each week to see the “best” picks in each category.

We recommend signing up for our newsletter – we’ll send you an email each week with the highlights so you won’t miss a thing. (Going forward we only send 1 – 2 emails a month.)

A FAIRYTALE CASTLE WEDDING SET IN VERMONT’S NORTHEAST KINGDOM

And they lived happily ever after! This couple’s fairytale wedding was set in a one-of-a-kind hidden castle in Vermont’s serene Northeast Kingdom. “This wasn’t just a castle wedding,” says bride Casey. “It was an intimate, romantic wonderland focused on family, and making lifelong memories!”

Colette Kulig Photography captured those memories in the beautiful gallery below, marked with bright, bold colors adding to the whimsical, joyful vibe of the day. Casey says, “I can’t express how amazing our vendor team was. They made the day picture perfect.” It was heaven on earth!” 

Surrounded by close family and friends, Casey and Lucas certainly had the most magical day of their life! 

Couple smiling at ceremony arch during VT wedding

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Photography: COLETTE KULIG PHOTOGRAPHY | Videography: EIGHTZERO2 PRODUCTIONS | Venue: NORTHEAST KINGDOM CASTLE | Planning & Design: WILLOW HILL DESIGN | Floral Design: FOLKLORE FLOWER CO

THIS COUPLE CELEBRATED THEIR MICROWEDDING WITH A SUNSET CEREMONY AND DINNER

Alison and Simon’s elegant microwedding at The Essex Resort and Spa was “touching and sweet” says photographer Colette Kulig. The couple downsized their original wedding plans (due to Covid-19) and focused on the details that mattered most to them – a meaningful ceremony and an intimate dinner with immediate family and best friends at sunset. We love how the couple used a blue color palette throughout to bring all the details together! Check out their full gallery below! 

White bride and groom walking down aisle after outdoor wedding ceremony at the Essex Resort in Vermont

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Photographer: COLETTE KULIG PHOTOGRAPHY | Wedding Venue: ESSEX RESORT & SPA

THIS COUPLE HOSTED AN ELEGANT AL FRESCO DINNER PARTY FOR THEIR FALL WEDDING

When asked about today’s wedding, photographer Colette Kulig enthusiastically responded, “SIMPLE ELEGANCE is literally the definition of this wedding.” We couldn’t agree more. From bride Laura’s old Hollywood glam style, to the beautiful tablescape, each detail is perfection.

Laura and Jared celebrated their wedding with a traditional church service and an intimate dinner party on The Taconic‘s patio with close loved ones. After their al fresco dinner party, the couple kicked off the dance floor with an acoustic cover of Taylor Swift’s “Lover”, and their guests joined them under the twinkle lights long into the evening. 

Check out their full gallery below.

White bride and groom sitting at dinner table and laughing on wedding day in Vermont

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Venue: KIMPTON TACONIC HOTEL | Photographer: COLETTE KULIG PHOTOGRAPHY

A GOLD AND GREEN WEDDING AT SUGARBUSH RESORT

With touches of gold and green, Ali and Kevin’s Sugarbush Resort wedding is timeless and elegant. Photographer Colette Kulig captured their special day and noted one of the most unique details is something often overlooked in wedding blog talk: the groom’s band. Ali made the ring in a high school jewelry class and worn it for years before the couple had it resized for Kevin. Such a fun, special detail! Check out the full celebration below.

Bride and groom walking in front of bridal party at Sugarbush wedding in Vermont

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Photographer: COLETTE KULIG PHOTOGRAPHY | Wedding Venue: SUGARBUSH RESORT | Floral Design: A SCHOOLHOUSE GARDEN | Makeup Artist: HILLARY FAY STUDIOS

THIS IS WHAT A FALL HYGGE WEDDING IN VERMONT LOOKS LIKE

Have you heard of “hygge?” It’s a word for a quality of coziness, and today’s wedding at the Grafton Inn embodies it fully! Shauna and Brenden were enchanted by the Inn’s New England bed and breakfast charm to set the stage for their cozy fall wedding. 

Colette Kulig captured their magical day. Grab a blanket and curl up to check out the full gallery below.

Bride and groom standing on the steps of the Grafton Inn in Vermont

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GRAFTON INN | Photography: COLETTE KULIG PHOTOGRAPHY | Wedding Planner: EHMANN EVENTS | Floral Design: PETALS FLORAL DESIGN