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Nili & Anthony | Woodstock VT

I have been so excited to share this wedding with everyone! Such an amazing wedding with great people and so many personal touches. I had never been to Vermont before and Woodstock was exactly what I expected. A fun little town with the best coffee I’ve ever had, really nice people and thank goodness still a little snow. Nili and Anthony did so much of the work themselves, I asked Nili if she wouldn’t mind sharing and she wrote up the most amazing summary of all the personal touches she and Anthony worked on for the wedding. Be sure and read all about it below the photos. So no more waiting…yes this is a long post! Thank you guys! It was a pleasure.


*Attire*
The dress – Amsale with a few custom tweaks that I had made (sweetheart
neck, black belt, added brooch in the back)
The tux- Hugo Boss
My shoes- Christian Louboutin
Veil- handmade veil by Brenda’s Bridal Veils on Etsy.com
His shoes- Kenneth Cole
Rehearsal dress– Sarah Seven (Etsy designer from Portland, Oregon)
Bridesmaids Dresses and Necklaces – J Crew

*Vendors*
Florist- Tara Pollio Floral Event Design
Reception – Woodstock Inn in Woodstock, VT,
Ceremony – Murphy Farmhouse
Welcome Dinner – Simon Pearce Studio in Quechee, VT
Logo – Betsy White

*Projects*

Now for the projects… pains me to relive all of the hours spent on
these.– all worth the efforts in the end!! :)

We tried to do a lot of these projects ourselves to give the wedding a more
personal feel. Definitely a difficult task while working 60 hours a week at
my busy law firm. Planning a wedding after 11 pm and during lunches and
weekends proved to be a bit challenging but I think we got most of our
planned projects done.

Trees and wood were a common theme throughout the wedding. We liked the
idea of a tree representing life and growth and embraced our natural setting
in Vermont. Overall we tried to create a rustic chic feel for the weekend.

Our invites were custom made, I had the printer (Cardson Wood) print it
on actual sheets of Walnut wood. We choose a rich walnutto go with
our chocolate brown and chartreuse and moss green color scheme.

Many of our DIY projects were centered around the Gocco machine (a Japanese
printing press that is no longer in production) that we bought a few months
before the wedding to make most of the printed materials. We pretty much custom
printed (Goccoed) it on everything!We printed our Save the Dates, the
directions cards within the invite, therecyclable CDs cases, the cloth
welcome bags, tags on the bags and many of the other paper products we used.

To carry the tree theme we bought spruce tree saplings, wrapped them in
burlap with yarn, added a personal message and used them as our table
favors. It was our Eco stamp on the wedding and we hoped that the guests
could plant them at home and watch them grow as our love and relationship
grows. The weekend before the wedding Anthony went up to New Hampshire and
had birch logs and a birch stump cut down from a tree farm. We used the
logs as escort card holders and the tree stump as the base for our wedding
cake. I also purchased birch sleeves on Ebay to use as the vases for the
centerpiece flower arrangements to carry the birch/wood theme throughout. We
also named our tables after trees– Maple, Fir, Pine, ash to name a few.

We also tried to incorporate moss throughout both venues to add to the
woodsy, Vermont feel. I bought a moss aisle runner on Ebay to use at the
farmhouse and moss by the pound to use a decoration throughout. I bought
large moss balls from Pottery Barn and suspended them at the Inn for a
visual aesthetic.

Cocktail – We bought a bunch of knit pillows to make the cocktail area more
loungey and warmer. I thought they would welcome the guests in out of the
cold. Our green signature cocktail was called the Vermont crush in honor of
the winter we spent skiing in Vermont before we were engaged. I had custom
made stir sticks and coasters printed with our logo to add to the theme.

Candy Bar– this was a fun project to put together. I searched online and
stores in the area for different sized apothecary jars. I also scoured
candy websites for green and brown colored candies to go with our theme. I
am sure the guys in the mail room at work loved my million packages that
would come in daily! We tied ribbons to the jars, hand wrote the candy
names and voila a candy bar! This was one of our biggest surprises of the
night– originally, we thought that it would please our friends but it seems
that it was a bigger hit with our parents friends! Who would have known!

Welcome bags- We tried to stuff these with as many local products that we
could. Little jars of Vermont maple syrup and Cabot Cheddar cheese were
some of the highlights and also included the usual items (maps, gum,
kleenex, chocolate, water, etc.).

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Amy Martin - April 9, 2009 - 7:55 pm

SUCH a cool wedding!! I love all the details… kudos to the bride and groom! :)

kate - April 9, 2009 - 7:56 pm

OH…MY…GOD! So gorgeous, amazing photos!!

Emily - April 9, 2009 - 8:08 pm

What lovely details. The images are just beautiful, Leigh!

Sarah - April 9, 2009 - 9:53 pm

I think this might be one of my favorites ever! I LOVE her bouquet and the shoes… wow! Great job capturing all of the couples hard work Leigh :)

Dana & Jeremy - April 9, 2009 - 9:55 pm

Amazing photos of an amazing couple. This wedding belongs in a magazine (as do all your weddings!)

Carla - April 9, 2009 - 10:10 pm

OMG…I don’t even know these people and I CRIED looking at all of your beautiful pictures Leigh! Great job capturing a gorgeous wedding my girl. YOU ROCK IT!

Nic - April 9, 2009 - 10:56 pm

AMAZING! if this is how you’re gonna shoot when sick… Im not sure I’d go to the Dr. fantastic images Leigh

see you soon. – nic

Kristin - April 9, 2009 - 11:09 pm

WOW Leigh! Nic told me to look at this… You have outdone yourself! Those photos are UH-MAZ-ING! What a great couple. My favorite of your work so far!

Michele B - April 10, 2009 - 12:14 pm

You did such a wonderful job capturing this super creative wedding!!!!

Nicole - April 10, 2009 - 2:14 pm

WOW! Beautiful photos. Amazing details. Congrats to the couple. Great job, Leigh. If these photos don’t land in a magazine, I don’t know which ones will…

Victoria Rivers - April 11, 2009 - 11:15 am

These are some of the most beautiful wedding photos that I’ve ever seen! Almost as incredible as being there in person! Bravo!

jo - April 11, 2009 - 6:36 pm

Loved all the great details! You did a wonderful job planning and your pics are so beautiful.

grace - April 13, 2009 - 2:45 am

My favorite wedding of all Leigh… You are simply amazing!!!!

Melyssa - April 13, 2009 - 2:35 pm

Stunning and Heartfelt. Mazel tov to the Bride and Groom. Is there any way you could tell me who designed or where they got their Ketubah (Jewish wedding contract with the intertwined trees) it’s simply beautiful?

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Jen @ Green Wedding Shoes - April 14, 2009 - 6:59 pm

WOW! Beautiful. I love everything with this wedding! So many great little details. Stunning photos!! Love Love Love.

Joanne & Butch - April 14, 2009 - 8:19 pm

Beautiful weekend, wedding,pics and especially, the couple!!

xxxoo

Nicole Polk - April 14, 2009 - 10:36 pm

yay! so excited to see the pics – lovely as always! thanks for having me shoot with you again and i can’t wait till san diego in may :)

rebecca Stone - April 15, 2009 - 10:52 pm

OH MY GOD. Leigh Miller- you rock my world. DREAM wedding, DREAM photographer!!
Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous. :)
xoxo

Auntie Carol - April 17, 2009 - 3:11 pm

How absolutely beautiful! Sharon, with her memory for detail, was able to describe the warm, cozy country feeling, as well as the “chic” touch. I am so sorry I was not present, but you were both in my thoughts and prayers. What a stunning-looking bride (and.. the SHOES!) and bridegroom. You both looked like you were living a dream and loving every moment being with each other. Hope to see you over the summer. Wishing you love, peace , laughter, and adventure. Thanks for e-mailing me the photos!!!!!
Love, Auntie Carol xxoo

Mom & Dad - April 20, 2009 - 3:32 pm

Photos are fantastic and just recreate the entire weekend. It was fabulous to say the least. All of your attention to detail showed and Leigh captured it. Our trees are planted and growing already. Love, M&D

Wendy Franconia - May 21, 2009 - 2:20 pm

Simply stunning. I think they both could be models. You’ve outdone yourself Leigh. These are my favorite of yours. Undeniably attractive couple.

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question: wondering where you bough the ketubah! we love it and are getting married in VT in june. thank you

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