• Vermont Wedding Weekend: Part 3

    August 10, 2009

    Vermont is a beautiful place for a wedding! :-D

    Here’s the final recap of the wedding weekend: the ceremony and reception.

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    It was a warm, sunny day– perfect for an outdoor wedding. Bagpipes played for the pre-ceremony music.

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    The groom and his men hydrated themselves before the ceremony. I bet those coats and kilts were HOT!

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    The ceremony started promptly at 3:00 pm with the bridesmaids navigating a steep hill and then walking down the isle. The bride soon followed, escorted by both of her parents.

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    The ceremony was lovely. I got a little choked-up! :oops:

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    Mr. and Mrs.! :mrgreen:

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    The wedding party had 20 people in it! The big group looked really cool walking together.

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    A cocktail hour immediately followed the ceremony.

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    I drank a glass of Pinot Grigio on the outdoor patio before dinner. It was wonderful catching up with old friends and chatting with new ones.

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    The reception was held at the gorgeous Edson Hill Manor in Stowe, Vermont.

    Inside the tent:

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    Our table:

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    How cute are the centerpieces and table numbers!?! Loved ‘em! :-D

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    Pretty!

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    Table 17 decided to take a prom shot! :-D

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    Dinner started with a simple garden salad.

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    Before the main course was served, the bride and groom had their first dance. They’re were so sweet together!

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    Dinner was one of the best that I have ever eaten at a wedding: grilled salmon, cold orzo salad, steamed carrots, and wild mushroom risotto. Delicious and nutritious!

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    The guys! Check out the groom’s sneakers! :mrgreen:

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    The night got chilly, so I threw on Mal’s suit coat to stay warm.

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    The bride and groom nixed the traditional wedding cake and went with cupcakes instead! Yum!

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    Coffee + cupcake = happy gal! :mrgreen:

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    One of the best parts of the evening was a visit from the bride and groom’s French bulldog, Sophie. She’s too cute!

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    I love that she got all dressed up for the event!

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    The rest of the evening was spent getting down on the dance floor!

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    And a male model pose from the guys! ;-)

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    It was an absolutely amazing wedding!

    Thanks, Denning and Jenny! And CONGRATS!!!

    Vermont Wedding Weekend: Part 1
    Vermont Wedding Weekend: Part 2

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    { 43 comments… read them below or add one }

    kay (eating machine) August 9, 2009 at 8:21 pm

    oh man i love the kilts!
    my family is scottish, but my fiance has already said NO WAY to getting married in a kilt :-(

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    Jenny August 10, 2009 at 1:46 pm

    awesome Tina- and I LOVE the wedding meal- nutritious and yummy-looking!!!

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    Becci August 10, 2009 at 2:05 pm

    What a perfect day for a perfect wedding! It was absolutely gorgeous…thanks for sharing!!

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    VeggieGirl August 10, 2009 at 2:09 pm

    Vermont is a beautiful place, PERIOD – love it there.

    These recaps are so lovely!!

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    brandi August 10, 2009 at 2:11 pm

    everything was beautiful!

    and I love your dress!

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    Lizzy August 10, 2009 at 2:13 pm

    your dress is beautiful!!!! i love it.
    the dinner looks amazing
    and what a great idea for a different approach to wedding cake. cupcakes are a totally great idea! :) it looks like you guys had such a good time! yay :)

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    Missy (Missy Maintains) August 10, 2009 at 2:17 pm

    Love your dress! Dinner looks perfect!! Glad you had a good time!

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    Johanna B August 10, 2009 at 2:17 pm

    Vermont is beautiful. Love the kilts. Can’t imagine bagpipes tho’. Your dress was beautiful.

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    Taylor August 10, 2009 at 2:17 pm

    Such a gorgeous wedding! I love weddings, but this one had a great dinner! most of the time the food is blah! I’m glad you had a fantastic weekend!

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    Amelia August 10, 2009 at 2:22 pm

    That looks like a really fun wedding! The bride’s dress is so pretty. You’re right about that dinner too – healthier than you’d normally see!

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    Megan (The Runner's Kitchen) August 10, 2009 at 2:35 pm

    What a gorgeous wedding! And you look so healthy and happy in the photos – absolutely glowing :-)

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    Runeatrepeat August 10, 2009 at 2:35 pm

    Love the recap! Thanks :)

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    Cait (Cait's Plate) August 10, 2009 at 2:40 pm

    I LOVE YOUR DRESS!! And what a beautiful wedding! :)

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    Maria August 10, 2009 at 3:00 pm

    What a fun wedding! Thanks for sharing!

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    Natalie (Will Jog for Food) August 10, 2009 at 3:02 pm

    What a beautiful wedding! That’s awesome that the groom was rockin the converse.

    I love the cupcake idea :)

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    Nicole (dishin') August 10, 2009 at 3:11 pm

    Looks like a great time. What great weather for a wedding!

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    Christie @ Quit Your Diet August 10, 2009 at 3:12 pm

    What a gorgeous wedding.

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    Sally August 10, 2009 at 4:01 pm

    What a gorgeous wedding! My husband and I had cupcakes at our wedding, too – yum!

    PS How tall is Mal?

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    Tina August 10, 2009 at 4:04 pm

    @Sally: I think he’s 5’8.”

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    Paige@ RunningAroundNormal August 10, 2009 at 4:08 pm

    Everything looks so beautiful! What an original wedding! Looks like you guys had a blast.

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    Bridget August 10, 2009 at 4:10 pm

    LOVE this!! So beautiful and makes me so excited for mine because I have a similar tent, linens, AND centerpieces! Yay for weddings. Looks like so much fun!

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    Bridget August 10, 2009 at 4:10 pm

    LOVE this!! So beautiful and makes me so excited for mine because I have a similar tent, linens, AND centerpieces! Yay for weddings. Looks like so much fun!

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    Hannah August 10, 2009 at 4:25 pm

    Tina,
    You look really great in all these pictures – so beautiful, happy and healthy! Its really inspiring to see how normal and down-to-earth you are about everything from fitness, food and fun. I so wish I had your balance in my life!
    Thanks for letting us peek into your daily life!
    Hannah

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    Pam (Highway to Health) August 10, 2009 at 4:35 pm

    Wow, what a beautiful wedding!

    You and Mal look so cute together. I love your dress. Sounds like you had a blast all weekend!

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    JE August 10, 2009 at 4:51 pm

    Lovely pictures! The bride’s dress is so beautiful-would you happen to know the designer?!

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    Lynn (The Actors Diet) August 10, 2009 at 4:55 pm

    holy green! what a gorgeous wedding!

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    Jenn Eats Nutritiously Now August 10, 2009 at 5:02 pm

    Her dress is gorgeous!

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    Kristen @ Simply Savor August 10, 2009 at 5:12 pm

    I looove the dress you wore to the wedding! And those cupcakes look delicious!

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    Laura August 10, 2009 at 5:21 pm

    I know I am the hundredth person to say this, but i LOVE your dress! where did you get it?!

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    Amanda @ Cakes and Ale August 10, 2009 at 5:41 pm

    Love the kilts! My family is Scots too… you know, it’s traditional for the men to wear nothing underneath! Wonder if these gents kept that practice!

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    She-Fit August 10, 2009 at 6:11 pm

    oh wow! What a beautiful location to have a wedding. I love all the pics.

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    Cynthia (it all changes) August 10, 2009 at 6:31 pm

    I love kilts at weddings. And the food looks amazing! Bet it tasted great and was healthy too :-)

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    Jocelyn August 10, 2009 at 6:36 pm

    love the pictures what a beautiful spot for the wedding! The brides dress=amazing and loved the guys outfits…especially the groom’s hightops! LOL also love the little doggies in their wedding attire ;)

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    Tina August 10, 2009 at 7:42 pm

    @Laura: It’s from Marshall’s! :)

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    Sagan August 10, 2009 at 7:47 pm

    Aw it looks so lovely! That’s such a nice idea to have both parents walk the bride down the aisle, too.

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    Sagan August 10, 2009 at 7:58 pm

    PS Just found your articles at Health’s Feel Great Weight, they’re awesome!

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    Wedding Ideas August 10, 2009 at 8:06 pm

    Looks like it was a fun wedding with great weather!

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    Rebecca August 10, 2009 at 8:18 pm

    Wow that looks like such a beautiful wedding! I love the bagpipes!

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    Pam August 10, 2009 at 8:22 pm

    Beautiful photos and those cupcakes..yum!

    Glad you had a great time!

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    Andrea@WellneeNotes August 10, 2009 at 8:44 pm

    What a beautiful wedding! Looks like lots of fun… I love the cupcakes instead of a cake!

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    Sarah August 10, 2009 at 10:57 pm

    Yay, cupcakes! I prefer those to cake anyway, perfect serving size :)

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    Laura August 10, 2009 at 11:58 pm

    Beautiful dress, Tina! And lovely photos – you and Mal both look like such genuinely lovely, nice people.

    I really like the bride’s dress, and her mother’s dress too! The mother of the bride dress looks almost Regency-style, like she ought to be in Jane Austen. :)

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    Joelle at East Hill Events August 18, 2009 at 9:46 pm

    Looks like a wonderful wedding! The food looks delicious, the bride amazing and I love that tent! So Vermont!

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