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{SNEAK PEEK} Robyn + John - a classic Vermont farm wedding!

The Mansfield Barn - Jericho, Vermont

Saturday’s Vermont barn wedding was nothing short of gorgeous and classic! While the day may have started with ominous storm clouds looming over it sure didn’t last!

Robyn and John were determined to have a fun and light-hearted day surrounded by their family and closest friends and they got just that. They chose to start their day with a sweet first look at the covered bridge in town. When we arrived at the bridge and stepped out of the car, all we could see was John at the end of the bridge with his back to us, patiently waiting on his bride. We walked out to meet him and watched the excitement rise on Robyn’s face as she got closer and closer to John. Soon enough she was close enough to reach him and as he turned around, his face said it all. He quickly wrapped her up in his arms and told her how gorgeous she looked as they kissed in the middle of the covered bridge. Their sweet first look lead in to the most perfect time for portraits of the two of them as they laughed and kissed and danced in the field!

Now, with all the nervous jitters out of the way, they could get their ceremony under way. As Robyn walked down the aisle to John, overlooking the Vermont mountains and surrounded by friends and family – all you could feel was happiness. The day continued on with fun and festivities that we can’t wait to share more of!

Stay tuned for the full post to come!

Photography: AB Photography | Venue: The Mansfield Barn | Florist: Chappell’s Florist | Catering: The Waterfront Catering Group | Cake: Frosted VT | DJ: Super Sounds DJ | Dress: Maggie Sottero | Bridesmaid’s Hair: Liliana’s Hair | Bride’s Hair: Lauryn Spittle | Makeup: Mirror Mirror

new england outdoor wedding - vermont
new england outdoor wedding - vermont
new england outdoor wedding - vermont
new england outdoor wedding - vermont

Top 4 Things to do with Your Gown after Your Big Day!

Hey friends! Let's just take a minute and think back on the day you found your wedding dress. You probably tried on numerous dresses in many styles when suddenly you found, the one. You felt amazing in it and you knew this was the dress you had to have for your day. So you bought the dress of your dreams and had the most magical wedding that you always wanted. You're back from your honeymoon and loving this new life yet every time you open your closet your dress is just....hanging there. While many people like the idea of saving their dress for their daughter to wear, there are many who want fun things to do with the dress after. Below are some awesome things you can do with your dress if you decide to not save it for later, enjoy!

1. Utilize the scraps or layers

If you're anything like me, you had to get your dress tailored and hemmed to the right size which may have left you with some scraps and pieces of lace. Consider using some of the scrap pieces to add some flare to some simple white throw pillows or sew some of the lace to a pretty white clutch. If you're feeling like using more of your dress there are plenty of vendors on Etsy who will make custom designed pillows and decor for you when you send your dress. One super cool thing to do if your dress has lace pieces is to have  necklace made with some of the pieces! This is a great shop on Etsy (click here!) that will make beautiful pendants with your dress so you can wear it forever!

2. Trash the Dress

Plan a fun photo shoot for you and your new husband where you get to do some crazy activity in your dress! Some people go paint balling, mudding with their ATV's, jump in the ocean and more! Pick something fun that shows off your personality and get a little crazy! You will have your gorgeous wedding photos and your fun shoot photos to have some fun memories!

3. Donate your dress

There are numerous organizations you can donate your dress to. One of my favorite places is Brides Across America - which works to supply wedding gowns to military brides taking out one stress and financial factor for those serving our country. You can check them out here! about Another great place to donate is to Wish Upon a Wedding to help terminally-ill brides have the wedding of their dreams. You can find more information about them here!

4. Re-sell your dress

If you're looking to re-sell your dress you can check out Pre-Owned Wedding Dresses. Here you can buy and sell dresses easily by just simply setting up an account! There is only a $25 listing fee for selling a dress and then zero commission afterwards. Head on over to their site to see how easy you can re-sell your beautiful gown!  

Ashley Largesse Workshop

Edson Hill, Stowe - Vermont | theWorkshop with Ashley Largesse

All I can say is wow. This day, this workshop, it was a game-changer. I nervously walked around talking to and meeting the insanely talented photographers who were also attending this event and the nervousness disappeared. The room was full of warmth and you could tell everyone was just as uneasy as I felt. Ashley created an atmosphere that radiated with love and confidence in everyone there and it was truly contagious. We spent the day learning great business tips and photography tips before participating in the most beautiful styled shoot. I couldn't be more grateful to Ashley for putting on such a beautiful workshop and for taking the time to invest in each one of us! 

Photographer & Teacher: Ashley Largesse | Venue: Edson Hill | Floral Design: Jayson Munn Design | Stationery: Christa Alexandra Designs | Dress: Everthine Bridal Boutique | Hair: Kerry Armstrong Formal Hair Design | Makeup: Jennifer Perellie Makeup | Rentals: Vermont Tent Company | Calligraphy: Dancing Ink | Jewelry: Edera Jewelry | Giveaways: Farmhouse Group Events | Giveaways: Et Cetera Event Company