What a nice surprise!
As we create, build and maintain our businesses, it is so easy to get caught up in trivial tasks and losing perspective of what really matters. For me at VWS it is about building relationships with my members and readers; and promoting the extraordinary wedding talent we have in Vermont to our couples planning their destination weddings. As we all know it takes time to build a business and make those connections. However, every once in awhile you receive an unexpected gift…
On Tuesday, Hannah from Grace Ceremonies sent me a note, “I just added Vermont Wedding Style to my links page – I love your style, inspirations and your toolkit is awesome! I work with couples to design custom wedding and commitment ceremonies and am always looking for more resources to offer them.”
Thank you Hannah for reaching out to me and starting the conversation.
Rev. Hannah Grace and Grace Ceremonies offers customized, one of a kind weddings and commitment ceremonies, baby namings and mother blessings, funerals, memorials and ash-scatterings, healing rituals, life-cycle and transition ceremonies and rites of passage like croning rituals and alternative coming of age ceremonies.
Custom ceremonies are individually designed to reflect each person’s unique personality, beliefs, relationships and family. They can blend cultural or religious backgrounds, incorporate spiritual traditions or draw on a variety of non-traditional elements in creating a personally meaningful ceremony.
Interfaith honors the spiritual principles taught by all faiths, respecting their differences while emphasizing their deeper unity. Hanna Grace received her ordination from the International Seminary for Interfaith Studies in New York, NY. As an Interfaith Minister, she facilitates those who wish to mark significant occasions through ritual and ceremony, bringing to the process a respect for all people and an understanding of diverse faith traditions.
To learn more about Grace Ceremonies, please contact Hannah at 413.362.6030.
We have a great time here at Vermont Wedding Style. And as a photographer, I love taking photographs of my team at work on a photo shoot. I would like to introduce you to our Creative Director, Tedd and our model, Vivian.
When I saw Kurt’s work, I instantly fell in love with his black and white images. His love for art is evident in his stunning photographs. He has the ability to create iconic images as he captures moments throughout a wedding celebration.
There are so many things I love about this image, without exception the composition is perfect. The play of light and dark immediately draw your eye to the birds at the bottom of the stairs. The architectural symmetry adds to the visual interest creating a beautiful photograph.
Kurt Budliger Photography
We are thrilled to have our Vermont Wedding Style Summer 2012 Wedding Lookbook featured on Hindsight Bride, Mountain Wedding Inspiration and Advice Blog.
Thank you Christie for your love and support.
We are thrilled to introduce our first Summer 2012 Wedding Lookbook. Highlighting Vermont
and our talented Vermont wedding professionals. Discover the best of Vermont, fall in love
with beautiful bouquets, get inspired by our Kissed by Color galleries and enjoy the wonderful
work of our photographers throughout the pages of our Real Vermont Weddings.
The Moment of Remembrance is a time to remember, reflect
and honor those who have given their all in service to our country.
Thank you to all the men and women who have bravely served our country
to protect our freedoms.
Happy Mother’s Day!
To all of the beautiful moms, grandmothers, aunts, and godmothers who have loved us,
guided us, supported us and gave us our wings to fly! xoxo
Hello to all our Vermont Couples! Splendid Communications is one of the leading experts on business and social media in the wedding industry. Liene, the founder, is all about finding out how couples tick, interact, and make their wedding decisions and as a result, how we as wedding professionals and an industry can better serve your needs and expectations. She has developed a quick and easy, completely anonymous wedding survey to help with her research. The survey is open to anyone who got married in 2007 and later or who is currently planning on tying the knot. It is also a global survey, so brides or grooms in any country are welcome to participate. All answers are anonymous and the entire thing should take about five minutes to complete.
Thank you! Paige
I wanted to share with you a film by Marion Abrams of Tweed River Video. I think it will show you why I am so proud to call myself a Vermonter and what an incredible community of talented wedding professionals we have in this state.
This was an extraordinary wedding. On August 28th life changed for the people of Pittsfield, Vermont. Tropical storm Irene struck hard, it destroyed 9 homes in a town of 427 people, and it cut off the roads completely to the north and the south. Pittsfield was an island, with no power and no phone service. But something amazing and beautiful happened. The community grew. Whatever you needed, someone had for you. A makeshift medical clinic was set up in the library, food and water distribution in the Volunteer Firehouse, freezer emptying cook outs on the green, and a makeshift school and soccer games for the kids. Bicycles and ATVs replaced cars for transportation, and hugs replaced nods as the standard greeting in town.
Brian and Del’Rae had been planning their wedding for over a year. Two weeks after the floods things were getting better around town, but travel was still very difficult and both Brian and Del’Rae seemed to be spending all of their free time helping out their neighbors. This is where the wedding got special. They decided to hold the wedding in Pittsfield, instead of in a neighboring town as they had originally planned. So the church where morning town informational meetings had been held would hold the wedding ceremony. Sharon Mayer, an event planner at Killington, volunteered to help them get organized. Riverside Farm (who had postponed an out of town wedding due to the flood) donated space in their beautiful wedding barn. The drinks were served by the folks from the Clear River Tavern (Jason, who had been manning cook outs on the green and Doug, who had been busy with his duties as town constable). Food was provided by the Swiss Farm Inn. Flowers were provided by the Pittsfield Garden Center. And many other folks stepped up to help out. I did what I do, I donated a wedding video.
When you watch the video you’ll see Brian and Del’Rae unloading and handing out supplies, you’ll see a little of the flood, you’ll see the National Guard passing through, you’ll see our neighbor Ottell sending the couple off with an old fire horn from the PVFD, you’ll see a lot of love and celebration, and finally you’ll see the town of Pittsfield sign that was washed away and recovered.