Best of 2023: Readers Choice Awards

Over the past few weeks, we have featured a selection of remarkable Vermont weddings in our annual Best of Vermont Weddings series.  Like last year, we requested  you, our loyal readers, to partake in our Readers Choice Awards and vote for your favorites!

Today, as we conclude this series and look forward to 2024, we are so excited to reveal your top choices. Despite tight competition and a significant number of votes, these winners emerged victorious. Without further ado, the highly anticipated moment has arrived, revealing the esteemed winners of each category as chosen by you!

Best of Wedding Florals: Purple Passion

 
This enchanting purple-hued bouquet by M’s Wedding Flowers truly mesmerized us… and you! These beautiful blooms took first place this year in our floral category.
 
Photo by Sarah Peet Photography

Best of Elopements: Autumnal Romance

 
A Vermont elopement is beautiful no matter the season, but it was this photo by Kate Seymour Photography that reminded readers how romantic a secluded lakeside wedding in the fall can be!

Best of Desserts: Let It Snow

 
After a flurry of votes, this delectable and intricately decorated cake by Blue House Bakeshop ended up taking first place!
 

Best of Wedding Style: Tips Up

 
This fun ski lapel pin added a whimsical touch to the groom’s outfit. It’s a perfect nod to the overall theme for this winter wedding-  and inspired all of you!
 

Best of Furry Friends: Sweet Smooch

 
This was our closest category by votes in our Best of Series! (Who can resist animals?) Congratulations to Allison Macy Photography for this winning image.
 
 
 

Best of Vermont Wedding Venues: Sterling Ridge Resort

Sterling Ridge Resort won you over with its Vermont charm and incredible views!

Photo: Isora Lithgow Creations

Best of Just Married Moments: Picture Perfect Perspective

 
This look at the couple’s first kiss, captured by Courtney Cania Photography, gave you alllll those warm “just married” feels. 
 
Venue: Quechee Inn

Best of Wedding Design: Chic Camping

Siri, “Pack my bags, I’m heading to camp!” We swooned for this summer camp chic celebration, planned by NJOY Weddings & Events at Basin Harbor, and you voted it your favorite too!
 
Photo: Julia Luckett 

Best of Rain: A Shower of Smiles

 
Not even rain could dampen these newlywed’s smiles! A true snapshot of the excitement that comes with finally getting to say the words “I do!”
 
Photo: Melanie Ruth Photography

That’s a Wrap on Best of Vermont Weddings 2023

Thank you to everyone who voted in our Readers Choice Awards! And a huge congratulations to every featured member in our Best of Vermont Weddings series! Our Vendor Guide is truly made up of the most creative and dedicated wedding professionals in Vermont. We are grateful for their support and their incredible work that continues to inspire all of us.

While this is one of our most popular string of blogs post for the year, we write about engagements, elopements and weddings year round. Have a celebration you’d like to share with us? Fill out a blog submission form for a chance to be featured.

It’s safe to say that 2023 was an amazing year, and we can’t wait to celebrate along with you all in 2024!

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Best of 2023: Wedding Design

Whether it’s the use of color, imaginative table setups, or breathtaking venue transformations, this year’s weddings were undoubtedly unforgettable in terms of wedding design. From beautiful blooms to colorful or unique accessories and even disco balls – these couples and their vendors knew how to throw a picture-perfect party!

But the excitement doesn’t end there! After you’ve seen our picks, it’s over to you to vote for your favorite in our Readers Choice Award below. 

Whimsical Escort Cards

Creativity was in full bloom with this escort card display by Tipsy Tulip Designs! Delicate buds, moss and handwritten names make this display a timeless combination!
 
Photo: Ellen Sargent Photography

Blinded by the Love

Feast your eyes on some of the most colorful wedding favors we’ve ever seen! Doubling as a seating chart and accessory to wear throughout the day, we adore these heart shaped sunnies.
 

Chic Camping

NJOY Weddings & Events brought one couple’s vision of a weekend summer camp to life at this stunning celebration at Basin Harbor. The weekend was packed with activities, and we absolutely adore the reception’s perfect blend of elegant and camp-chic decor.
 
Photo: Julia Luckett 

Budding Creativity

An interactive element for guests during your wedding reception is always a win in our book! For their garden party wedding, the couple wanted to keep the day full with fun activities for guests of all ages. Not only did guests enjoy making their own flower crowns, but it also gave them a beautiful keepsake to remember the occasion!
 
Photo: Moho Photo

Classic Sophistication

The Linen Shop used chic white and blue linens to create an effortlessly elegant base for this couple’s wedding day decor. The bud vases add delightful, bold pops of color against the blue floral tablecloth.
 
Photo: Rodeo & Co.

Overflowing Florals

We are officially adding florals in water fountains to our Pinterest boards! This floral installation by  M’s Wedding Flowers is so romantic and unique. It was perfect as a colorful, dramatic backdrop for photos, or just a serene place to sip a cocktail and enjoy the view.
 

In our Lover Era

“Alexa, play ‘Love Story’ by Taylor Swift.” For a playful twist on a seating chart (that also doubled as favors!) the bride and groom handmade friendship bracelets for their guests. Complete with each guest’s name and charms, who wouldn’t love this?
 

Enchanted Tent

This beautiful tent reception executed by Jaclyn Watson Events is a dream come true! Twinkling string lights, rattan chandeliers and lavender draping created an enhancing ambience. Rock cairns scattered among florals added an earthy touch to the beautiful tables. 
 

Growing Love

We’re hoping ground floral arches continue to grow in popularity in 2024! This timeless ground floral arch by Anaphora Flowers is not only beautiful but also symbolic. The couple began their ceremony with an open semi-circle, and later in the ceremony, the couple’s mothers closed the circle around them to symbolize the unity in a marriage. Beautiful in style and meaning!
 

Colorful Romance

This wedding nailed the summer-meets-fall vibe, with a color palette that pops everywhere, from the cozy candles to the colorful ribbons on the bride and groom’s chairs.
 
Florals & Decor: A Clover & One Bee
Photo: Hayes & Baker Photography
Planner: Odyssey Events

Tying the Knot

This color decided to forgo the traditional color palette and embraced a bold, colorful approach. Ribbons added to the joyful, colorful celebration from the ceremony to the reception decor. 

 
Photo: The Great Blue Photo Co.

Disco-vering a Touch of Sparkle

 
We love this mirror set up as a welcome guests to your reception! Sara Judith Events worked with the bride and groom’s timeless green and white color palette and elevated it with a touch of sparkle and whimsy through the addition of disco balls!
 

Photo: Esra Y Photography, Venue: Equinox Resort

Readers Choice Awards

Now that you’ve seen our picks for the best Vermont design in 2023, it’s time for you to vote! We’ll share your top picks for each category at the end of the month.

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Best of 2023: Wedding Flowers

As we look back on 2023, we’re taking a moment to reflect on the stunning array of wedding flowers that decorated Vermont’s weddings last year. From elegant bouquets to lush displays, we saw an incredible variety of floral artistry. In this special feature, we’re excited to showcase some of our favorite blossoms and bouquets from this year!

But the excitement doesn’t end there! After you’ve seen our picks, it’s over to you to vote for your favorite in our Readers Choice Award below. 

Purple Passion

This enchanting purple-hued bouquet by M’s Wedding Flowers truly mesmerized us. The assortment of blooms, each selected with care, and the coordinating lavender ribbon weave together a bohemian dream. Its diverse florals and organically modern shape bring a fun vibe, unified by an elegant monochromatic scheme.

 
Photo: Sarah Peet Photography

Bright Archway

Tipsy Tulip Designs brought to life this vibrant, citrus-inspired ceremony display for Sara Judith Events‘s wedding design. Set against the rolling Green Mountains, this stunning archway and its accompanying flowers offer a burst of bright color, creating a modern yet timeless spectacle for that special ‘I do’ moment.
 
Photo: Jenna Brisson 

Classic White

Michael Tallman Photography captures the essence of Vermont tradition with this all-white bouquet set against a charming covered bridge. Crafted and sustainably grown by Flower Power VT, each blossom in this classic arrangement speaks volumes of elegance, purity, and the timeless beauty of love.
 
Photo: Michael Tallman Photography

Golden Hour

A Clover and One Bee presents a display and bouquet that warms our hearts. Combining deep crimson, lush green, and pristine white, these bold hues stand out, especially with the hint of gold accents. This arrangement is the epitome of elegance, warmth, and beauty, reflecting the magical moment of golden hour.
 
Photo: Sand and Stone Film Collaborative

A Welcoming Display

Anaphora Flowers crafts a welcome sign and table bud vases that exude charm and warmth. The vibrant flower box accenting the welcome sign invites guests into the celebration, while the bud vases along the reception tables demonstrate how small blooms can make an impactful, grand statement. Together, they create a bold, sweet setting that’s simply irresistible.

Readers Choice Awards

Now that you’ve seen our picks for the best wedding florals in 2023, it’s time for you to vote! We’ll share your top picks for each category at the end of the month.

Advice for Planning Your Own Vermont Wedding

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This Mountain Top Resort Wedding Was a True Winter Wonderland

Nothing is more romantic than freshly fallen snow in Vermont, especially when it happens on your wedding day! This December wedding at Mountain Top Resort checks off all of the boxes: snow, twinkle lights, cozy flannels, gorgeous florals by M’s Wedding Flowers, and a packed dance floor that surely kept guests warm all evening long.

Amy and Adam’s wedding was made even more beautiful by the incredible work of Idena Beach Photography and we’re excited to share all the timeless photos and details with you below!

Saying 'I Do' in the Snow: An Unforgettable Winter Wedding

Amy and Adam’s wedding weekend started out quite mild for Vermont in December. Mountain Top Resort had not a single snowflake, mostly fading patches of grass. That all changed on the morning of the wedding when it started snowing, snowing, and… snowing, until the entire mountain was covered in nearly 14 inches of snow!

Related Reading: 10 Vermont Winter Wedding Ideas to Inspire Your Celebration

Although not expected, Amy, Adam and all of their guests embraced the weather in style! Amy wore snow boots under her wedding dress and the couple utilized clear umbrellas to shield themselves from the snow. (Pro tip: Clear umbrellas are great for rainy or snowy days. They allow whatever light you have to still come through to help out your photographer and they keep you cool or dry outdoors!) Adam wore an emerald green jacket and bowtie, which pulled together the couple’s elegant winter color scheme.

The Event Barn at Mountain Top Resort was the perfect space for both the ceremony and reception. Everywhere guests turned were gorgeous floral arrangements by M’s Wedding Flowers, strings of sparkly twinkle lights and candles. Over on the dance floor, the energy was unmatched! Adam and Amy’s dad had a one hand push up contest and guests enjoyed a few shot skis. Amy even changed into a fun jumpsuit as the evening went on!

Everyone loved that they had to “hunker down” together and stay indoors, celebrating Amy and Adam all day. It may have been a chilly day, but the love and energy captured are nothing short of heart warming!

Experience the Magic of Mountain Top Resort

Mountain Top Resort is a secluded and idyllic wedding venue located in Chittenden, Vermont. Situated on on 700 private acres of woods & meadow, with sweeping views of the surrounding Green Mountains and a pristine 740 acre lake, Mountain Top Resort is the perfect location for couples looking for a special place to hold a weekend long celebration!

Bring Your Vision to Life With Blooms From M's Wedding Flowers

Specializing in unique, affordable, and beautifully unconventional arrangements, M’s Wedding Flowers offers a truly personalized service to make your wedding blooms unforgettable! Emily is passionate about her work, making sure that each floral creation she makes is just as unique as the couple she is working with.

Vendors: 

Venue: Mountain Top Inn and Resort, Photographer: Idena Beach Photography, Make Up: Carina Scott Makeup, Hair: Cassondra Schauble Hair, Florals: M’s Wedding Flowers, DJ: Ben Goldfarb.

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A Magical Winter Elopement in Stowe, Vermont With Gorgeous Florals

Couples who are looking for a unique and meaningful way to tie the knot may find that a Vermont elopement offers the perfect solution. Whether you’re looking for an intimate gathering of just a few family members and friends or a totally private and secluded ceremony, a Vermont elopement can be an incredibly special and authentic way to celebrate your union. With its stunning natural beauty, incredible outdoor adventures, and charming small towns – Vermont is the perfect destination for a romantic and unforgettable elopement.

Sarah and Steven’s winter elopement in Stowe, Vermont is the perfect example of tailoring your special day to your interests and keeping things intimate. Keep reading for all the details (like that breathtaking floral work by M’s Wedding Flowers!)

An intimate Vermont Elopement

Your wedding day is a special event that should reflect your personality in every way possible, from having an elopement or an extravagant celebration to the very details of your decorations. And one crucial aspect of wedding planning that shouldn’t be overlooked is the selection of your floral arrangements.

Your wedding florals not only add an enchanting touch of nature to your ceremony and reception but also hold the power to represent your unique style and personality. We love Sarah and Steven’s floral decorations they designed with M’s Wedding Flowers. The color coordination of Steven’s suit to Sarah’s bouquet is just perfection! 

Sarah and Steven opted for a small, intimate celebration at Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe, Vermont on a wintry Vermont day and these beautiful images captured the day perfectly!

 Vendors:

Venue: Trapp Family Lodge, Flowers: M’s Wedding Flowers, Photographer: Dear Dahlia, Hair & Makeup: H Studio.

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These Brides Crafted a Unique & Meaningful Wedding Day All Their Own

Erin and Rachel’s colorful wedding is sure to put a smile on your face and inspire you today! These two brides had a clear vision for their big day – and with the help of their wedding team, brought those stunning dreams to life with their fall wedding in Waterbury, Vermont.

Colette Kulig Photography captured each heartfelt memory and meaningful detail. This couple’s celebration is a good reminder that with a little creativity and a lot of love, anything is possible when it comes to your Vermont wedding!

A Day Filled With One-of-a-Kind Wedding Details

Erin and Rachel put a lot of thought into every detail, making sure their big day was truly one-of-a-kind. They started the day with handwritten letters that they read to each other during their first look. It was a beautiful and intimate moment that set the tone for the rest of the day.

M’s Wedding Flowers created the lush arrangements that added pops of color to every corner of the venue. From the bouquets to the centerpieces, every detail was autumnal perfection.

The reception was just as fun-filled and creative as the rest of the day. There was colorful confetti, a scavenger hunt, and of course, plenty of dancing. It was a celebration of love and life, and everyone had a great time.

Amazing Bridal Style

But perhaps the most unique element of Erin and Rachel’s wedding was Erin’s black, beaded jumpsuit. This non-traditional bridal look was a showstopper and even won the Best of 2022: Wedding Style category! We can’t stop swooning over it.

Hopcraft Collective crafted hair and makeup looks for the brides that accentuated their natural beauty and matched their styles perfectly. 

Waterbury, Vermont – A Dreamy Wedding Destination

Waterbury, Vermont is a wonderful wedding destination. It’s a historic town with plenty of attractions nearby, such as the serene Waterbury Reservoir, the Ben & Jerry’s factory, and award-winning restaurants. Plus, you’re close to Stowe, Burlington and Montpelier to offer guests even more options for outdoor recreation, shopping, and entertainment. Erin and Rachel’s venue, Zenbarn, is nestled in the heart of Waterbury.

Vendors

Venue: ZenBarn, Photographer: Colette Kulig, Florist: M’s Wedding Flowers, DJ: Michael Phillips (“Sparky”) of Aux Boston, Hair: Ali Garofano, MUA: Hopcraft Collective.

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Best of 2022: Readers Choice Awards

For the past few weeks, we’ve been highlighting a few of the incredible Vermont weddings from 2022 in our annual Best of Vermont Weddings series. New this year, we asked you, our devoted readers, to vote for your favorites in our first ever Readers Choice Awards. Today we’re sharing your favorites as we wrap up this series and get excited for 2023!

Thousands of you voted for your favorites – and the polls were very close – and we’re excited to celebrate these winners! 

Best of Cakes & Drinks: Wildflower Wonder 

This pressed flower cake by Blue House Bakeshop, which matches the bride’s dress, took the cake as your top pick.

Photographer: Rodeo & Co

Best of Style: Black and White Beauties

These brides’ style was stunning and you agreed! The classic white gown, the killer black beaded jumpsuit, the wildly lush bouquets by M’s Wedding Flowers … it’s absolutely gorgeous! 

Photo: Colette Kulig Photography

Best of First Looks: All Grown Up (Readers Choice Award)

This dad was brought to tears when he sees his daughter for the first time on her wedding day, and honestly, so am I watching this clip!

Film: Beyond Bliss Films

Best of Ceremony Details: Pretty in Pink 

You loved this beautiful ceremony at the Inn at Weathersfield! From the bold pink floral aisle decor, matching ceremony arch, and coordinated petal drop as they walked back down the aisle as newlyweds – it’s unforgettable! 

Photo: GarrenTee Photography

Best of Florals: Falling in Love

You swooned for these orange and corals fall bouquets by Fleur Du Nord Farm. They perfectly pop against the dark green bridesmaid dresses and are the sweetest nod to the beautiful Vermont foliage at Sterling Ridge Resort.
 

Best of Venues: Sterling Ridge

Sterling Ridge Resort, a log cabin resort hidden in the mountains, provides a unique, private space for couples to celebrate with loved ones for an entire wedding weekend. You crowned this spot your top pick this year!
 

Best of Dogs: On the Run 

Cheddar the dog was thrilled to be included in his parent’s big day. His “my-humans-just-got-married” excitement caught your hearts!
 
 

Best of Reception Details (Tie!): Chopped 

This couple included a friendly axe throwing competition for their Mansfield Barn wedding reception, and it slashed through the competition to the top! 

Photo: Juniper Studios

Best of Reception Details (Tie!): Ring Ring

This champagne welcome that Sara Judith Events helped design, deserves a cheers of its own! 

Photo: Adam Michaels 

Best of Elopements & Microweddings: Boho Beautiful

You loved this couple’s microwedding at Sugarbush Resort, with so many beautiful boho details!
 
Photo: Rae Ann Photo LLC
 
 

Best of Champagne Pops: Smoke & Spray

You loved this unique take on the famous champagne pop photo!

Photo: GarrenTee Photography

Best of Just Married: The Aisle Kiss

This couple was so excited to be married, they barely made it to the end of the aisle before stealing another kiss! In turn, they stole your hearts!
 

That’s a Wrap on Best of Vermont Weddings 2022

Thank you to everyone who voted in our Readers Choice Awards! And a huge congratulations to every featured member in our Best of Vermont Weddings series! 2022 was an amazing year, and we can’t wait to celebrate along with you all in 2023!

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Best of 2022: Wedding Florals

Flowers are the ultimate wedding accessory. Whether in a bouquet, adorned on an arbor, or decorating a tablescape, wedding florals add that extra something to each celebration. 

Editorial Picks for Best Vermont Wedding Florals

Vermont wedding florists crafted countless gorgeous creations this year, and after culling through the stunning submissions, I narrowed it down to our editorial picks for the best Vermont wedding florals of 2022.

After swooning over them, you voted for your Readers Choice Awards winner – see who below!

Falling in Love (Readers Choice Awards Winner)

I love the use of orange and corals in these fall bouquets by Fleur Du Nord Farm. They perfectly pop against the dark green bridesmaid dresses and are the sweetest nod to the beautiful Vermont foliage at Sterling Ridge Resort.
 

A Petal Party

I couldn’t narrow a favorite in this submission from Blossoming Bough – the arbor; the aisle runners; the bouquet; the tablescape… all topped with a post ceremony petal toss?! It’s chef’s kiss. 

Photo: Abigail Grey Photography

The Dreamiest Arbor

Truly one of the most stunning arbors I’ve ever seen. Tipsy Tulip Designs crafted the perfect, romantic backdrop for this couple’s wedding ceremony at The Essex. (Their outfits, her in a gown from Fiori Bridal and him in a suit from McNeil & Reedy add to the glamour.) 
 
Photo: Amy Demos Photography
 
 

A Blizzard Beauty

The all white floral scheme is classic and oh-so elegant for this winter wedding. Florist Jasmine of A Clover and One Bee, shared that there was a major snowstorm that day, and she rode in a snowplow to personally deliver the bouquet to the bride! (Doesn’t get more Vermont than that!) 
 
 

Bold and Beautiful

These coral peonies steal the show, and the lilac is a stunning, unexpected compliment. I can only imagine this bouquet by M’s Wedding Flowers was as sweetly fragrant as it is boldly beautiful! 

Photo: Kate McElwee Photography

 

 

The Sunshine Day 

This arbor by Flower Power VT makes me want to break into into song – “it’s going to be a bright, bright, sunshiny day!” I can’t think of a better backdrop for a beautiful, joyful summer wedding celebration. Even more amazing: all the blooms are grown on Anne’s farm! 

 
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Best of 2022: Wedding Style

This year like never before, couples slayed their wedding photos in style. From elegant, timeless looks to one of a kind outfits, Vermont couples came dressed to impress!

Check out the style inspiration below in our editor’s picks for Best of 2022 Style, and scroll to see who you voted for your Readers Choice Awards pick! 

In Vogue

This unbelievably chic couple looks like they stepped out of the pages of Vogue. Jennifer Perellie created a sophisticated look for the bride that complimented their unique elopement style perfectly.

Photo: Illume by Paul Reynolds

Timeless Beauties

This couple’s style is as elegant as it is timeless! His black tux, from McNeil and Reedy and her embellished gown from Fiori Bridal, are stunning choices for their wedding at The Essex. (And if the arbor by Tipsy Tulip Designs looks familiar, it’s because it was a pick for the best florals of 2022!) 

Photo: Amy Demos Photography

The Two for One 

Just look at the ruffles on her skirt – how can you help but soon?! This Veilmonté Bridal Showroom gown had a surprise though; not only was it perfect for a romantic ceremony but the skirt detached revealing a sleak, ready-to-dance reception dress. Amazing. 

Black Beauty

This bride was determined to show off her darker style in her wedding attire, and she nailed it! Her black lace top and dip dyed skirt combo are stunning. (She even painted her nails black to match!) 

Photo: Madison Anne Studio

Shades of Green

Jaclyn Watson planned this stunning wedding which featured shades of green from the wedding party to the decor. This bridal party totally nailed the mismatched look with their coordinated green dresses. I especially love how their bouquets kept in the same green and white palette, perfectly complimenting the style. 

Photo: Kelsey Regan Photography

Classy and Classic

I love this timeliness look by Fawn MUA! The subtle makeup and lush lashes compliment her traditional gown and beaded veil perfectly. Perfection.

Photo: Rob Springs Photography

The Winter Wow

This is what happens when your wedding party not understands the assignment but completely rocks it. From the goggles to the boots to the fur shawls, this wedding party has the après party look locked down!

Photo: Juniper Studios

Black and White Beauties (Readers Choice Awards)

The bride’s beaded black suit is truly unlike anything I’ve seen before; I’m obsessed! Add to that her beloved in a stunningly elegant white gown and the wildly lush bouquets by M’s Wedding Flowers and I’m rendered speechless. Their entire look is a showstopper! 

Photo: Colette Kulig Photography

The Cape Sweep

This glamorous couple works in theatre, so it came to no surprise to planner Odyssey Events that they understood drama! The bridal cape adds an unparalleled sense of drama and elegance to their classic look.

Photo: Savannah Brown

Wild and Wonderful

Photographer Hallie Jade got married this year at Wild Sugar, the venue her and husband own and maintain. I love their colorful style – from her veil to their wedding party…it’s a little wild, and totally wonderful. 

Photo: Jessica Dantowitz (Miranda Photo Co., second shooter)

Modern Love

I love the contrast between the clean, modern lines of the space (how cool is that metal arbor?) with the lush, colorful flowers by Yanique Events. Designed by Ehmann Events, this look is so fresh and lovely! 

Photo: Isora Lithgow Creations

Radiant in Red

The bride wore a stunning red sari for her Sikh marriage ceremony, known as the ‘Anand Karaj’, meaning blissful union.  This grand, multi-day event was planned by NJoy Weddings & Events. From the rich colors to her sparkling jewels to her natural excitement, this bride is positively radiant! 
 
Photo: Virdee Films 

The Getaway Look

I love this bride’s feathered jacket for the most perfect getaway outfit! It adds a touch of whimsy and elegance to their sparkler exit.

Photo: Idena Beach Photography

French Fête

This couple’s celebration was inspired by classic French culture (they even shared their first dance to a classic French song!). The bride wore an off the shoulder gown, and the groom wore a white tux jacket. The elegant style was mirrored by their decor, including the lush florals by Anaphora Flowers. Each detail provided the perfect ambience for their intimate fête.
 

Nailing It

I love this close up shot of the bride’s bedazzled nails. The design is fun and glitzy, and the neutral color palette keeps it sophisticated. Hands down, a great look! 

Photo: Jess Rene Photo

Dark and Dreamy  

This couple embraced their dark side with a color palette that was both dreamy and dramatic! It’s a great choice for their emotional fall wedding (just try to watch their vows without crying). 
 
 
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Meet Vermont Florist, Emily, of M’s Wedding Flowers

When you love what you do, it shows! We recently had the pleasure of sitting down with Vermont wedding florist, Emily,  the brains behind the beauty that is M’s Wedding Flowers.

Located in Moretown, Vermont, Emily works with couples of all budgets and wedding aesthetics. (Think: romantic to rustic to garden party… she covers it all!) M’s Wedding Flowers offers uniquely beautiful bouquets, centerpieces, arbors, and more for your special day. Read on to see Emily’s stunning work and learn more about her take on floral design.

Bridal Bouquet by M's Wedding Flowers
Emily of M's Wedding Florals
How did you get into wedding floral arrangements?
 
I was fortunate enough to be hired at my local floral shop fresh out of high school. I worked there for a few years before going to school, where I studied plants and landscape architecture. Once I left school I worked for a landscaping company in Woodstock before switching back to floral when I was laid off for the winter. Once I got my hands back on floral arranging, there was no turning back!
 
How would you describe your floral arrangement style?
 
I love building natural bouquets that really show off the individual flowers. I also love working with unique florals, and I love to add fruits to bouquets.
 
What inspires your work?
 
The flowers themselves and each couple’s individual style. I love picking out the right flowers to bring a couple’s vision to life!   
Wedding Florals by M's Wedding Flowers
Any special tips for couples for choosing/working with a wedding florist in general? 
 
Have a good vision for your florals but be flexible in letting your florist guide you. Floristry is an art.
 
What’s your favorite moment during a wedding?
 
My favorite part of a wedding is getting to see the space transformed! It doesn’t matter how many times I’ve been to a particular venue, it always looks new and magical once everything is set up and in place! 
 
What’s your favorite thing to do in VT? 
 
My favorite things to do in Vermont are gardening, swimming in the river, bonfires, and playing around with snow photography.
 
If you weren’t a wedding florist what would you do?
 
I would probably be drafting landscapes and gardening!
 
What’s a fun fact about yourself?
 
I love to draw and sometimes draw out my bouquets before I build them for clients.
 
Bridal Bouquet by M's Wedding Flowers
Bridal Bouquet by M's Wedding Flowers
Bridal Bouquet by M's Wedding Flowers

Thank you, Emily! Learn more about M’s Wedding Florals in the Vermont Weddings Vendor Guide.