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Top 5 Do’s and Don’ts for Outdoor Fall Weddings

Happy Wedding Wednesday folks! Today we're here to talk about one of our favorite times of the year in Vermont, fall. Fall weddings can be some of the most breathtaking, especially here in New England. Much like weddings at any other time of year however, there are some key points to consider during your planning process! Our friends over at brides.com have put together some great tips that we wanted to send your way today. Check out our Top 5 below! Do avoid big football and baseball weekends Otherwise, you may...

The Ultimate Last Minute Wedding Checklist for any Bride!

When it comes to your big day, we've found that the final few days before and the amount of planning and preparations you are able to do will take you a very long way. Our friends over at Bridal Guide Magazine have put together yet another fantastic list for all the blushing Bride-to-Be's out there and we just had to share a few of our favorite tips! Check them out below: Wedding Day Checklist: Check in with all of your wedding vendors - This basically means, you never know what's...

Vermont Wedding Venue: The Barn at Boyden Farm

Vermont Wedding Venue: The Barn at Boyden Farm - The Barn at Boyden Farm Wedding The Barn at Boyden Valley Farm is one of the most unique among the Vermont Barn Wedding Venue list. With an early 1800's hand-hewn post & beam structure, and 30ft. cathedral ceilings, this venue is by far one of the most stunning Vermont has to offer. It has plenty of room for both your ceremony and reception and as always, the perfect backup plan just in case it rains. Checkout their lovely website for more information about...

5 Do’s and Dont’s for picking out your Wedding Dress!

5 Do's and Don's for picking out your wedding dress - Brides this one is for you! When it comes to picking one of the most important pieces of clothing you'll ever wear, you have to take it seriously. We're not saying you have to do the big ordeal of bringing all your bridesmaids to a fancy bridal boutique and drinking champagne, if a small setting at a local boutique is more your style go for it! Just get started, as soon as possible. Our friends over at Glamour...

Ultimate Wedding Planning Checklist

Ultimate Wedding Planning Checklist! Happy Wednesday to all our bride-to-be's out there. We're exciting to have you back for another edition of #WeddingWednesday! Today we wanted to share a very cool checklist from the wedding powerhouse team at Real Simple Magazine. Check it out below! To plan the perfect celebration, use this comprehensive wedding checklist, with a timeline  based on the 16-month length of the average U.S. engagement. Sixteen to Nine Months Before - Focus on things like starting up a wedding binder or folder. This will come in use...

100 ideas for your Vermont Winter Wedding

100 ideas for your Vermont Winter Wedding - We're back with another Wedding Wednesday update! Today on the blog we want to share this fantastic list of ideas for your Winter Wedding. Back in December we shared some fun 2016 Winter Wedding Trends and you asked for more. So here's a few of our favorites plus tons more to help you plan your big day! Ceremony Décor - A cozy ceremony in front of a gorgeous stone fireplace. Ceremony Program - Wintry pine cone motif ceremony program. Transportation - A horse-drawn sleigh is a wonderfully...

30 Expert Wedding Planning Tips and Tricks

Happy Wedding Wednesday folks! Today we're back to share some great tips and tricks for all the excited bride-to-be's out there. From picking out your wedding date to your meal and bar plan, guest list and more, check out these 30 Wedding Planning tips below! 1. Guests Come First Get a grip on the approximate number of guests you'll invite before settling on a venue. This will ensure there's ample space for your crew. As a rule of thumb, allow for 25 to 30 square feet per guest. That may...

34 Wedding Planning Tips for 2015!

Who better to share advice on planning your upcoming wedding than a set of Newlyweds?! From taking time to breathe to decorations, assembling your team and more, the team at Martha Stuart Weddings have put together this fantastic list of tips for you to read. Checkout a few of our favorite below! Time Planning is Time Well Spent - “You are giving your guests an experience that reflects your relationship, so don’t feel ashamed of the time you invest in planning. It’s worth it!” —Carrie Crowell Early Bird gets the...

Spring 2015 Wedding Dress Trends

Each year we have the privilege of being on the cutting edge of bridal and wedding trends. We love to see what new and exciting ideas are working into all the dresses, flowers, accessories and ceremonies! Today our friends over at Who What Wear have put together a stunning report of the 2015 Top Wedding Dress Trends they have noticed so far. We can't wait to see them all in person! COLOR - Adding color to your wardrobe no longer just means your closet. Brides are taking this expression one...

10 Things Successful Women Do Every Day

When it comes to planning your wedding, being in the best shape possible (and we don't mean physically) is very important. Having a clear mind, focus, and goals will make the planning process that much easier. Lauren Conrad, one of our favorite lifestyle gurus, recently published this article about 10 Things Successful Women Do Every Day and we thought it would be great to share with our Bride-to-Be's out there! Check it out below -  Check It OffIt might seem simple, but never underestimate the power of a to-do list....

10 Style Tips for Your Valentine’s Day Wedding

Happy Valentine's Day to all the lovebirds out there! Planning a holiday wedding is always an extra challenge. There can be so many ideas and so many themes to incorporate, but also an endless amount of options. For all of you Valentine's Day Brides out there, our friends over at The Knot have some great tips for you! Checkout a few of our favorites below -  1. Show Your Love - To get started, think about Valentine's Day and what it means to you. Look for inspiration from your own...

42 Winter Wedding Ideas!

While some folks in the country have the luxury of sunny weather year round, us Vermonters are used to at least half the year filled with snow, mud, clouds and rain. We always make the best of it though and we are not scared of a fantastic Winter Wedding! Checkout a few of our favorite ideas from this recent roundup by Buzzfeed on 42 Lovely Ideas for your Winter Wedding -  1. Rustic and Winter Theme Wedding Invitations 2. A Smores or Candy Apple Bar 3. Hot Chocolate Theme Drinks 4. Pinecones...

21 Day Pre-Wedding Diet Plan to Help you Feel Great!

Happy Tuesday Folks! When it comes to the dreaded pre-wedding diet, we know how much pressure all you brides out there can feel. Everything from extra gym sessions to fad diets and weight loss tricks are so commonly used in this day and age so we thought we would pass along a some healthy tips your way! Our friends over at Martha Stuart Weddings have put together this great 21 Day Guide to get you feeling great for your big day. Here are some of our favorite highlights:   Set Goals: Before...

100 Ideas for a Winter Wedding!

Happy Friday Folks! While some parts of the country is still enjoying the last bits of sunshine and warm afternoons, here in VT we're in full blown winter mode. Many people might think that a winter wedding isn't the greatest idea, but we're here to change your mind about that today. Our friends over at Bridal Guide Magazine have rounded up 100 Winter Wedding Ideas to inspire your big day. Check a few of our favorites out below! Decor Ideas  A cozy ceremony in front of a gorgeous stone fireplace A...

Wedding 101: The Beginners Guide to Wedding Dresses!

Happy Tuesday guys! Today we're excited to share this fun bit of Wedding 101 with you all. There's no other experience in this world that's quite like picking out your wedding dress. Many factors come into play especially those related to shape and size and our friends over at WeddingDresses.com have put together a great rundown for you to checkout! From size and shape, to cut, fabric, length, season and more...

10 Essential Wedding Planning Rules for Every Bride!

Happy Wednesday guys! Today we're back with another great article from our friends over at The Knot. Their bridal experts have put together 10 Essential Wedding Planning Rules for Every Bride! From exotic wedding flowers to dressing your bridesmaids, they have you covered. Head over to The Knot today for the full list of 10 Wedding Planning Tips!  Plus don't forget to follow The Portrait Gallery on Facebook + Twitter + Pinterest for daily wedding inspiration!...

11 ways to look your best in photos!

11 ways to look your best in photos! 1-Get plenty of sleep the night before the shoot. No one looks good with bags under their eyes.2-Drink lots of water before the shoot. Water helps hydrate the skin and tends to minimize smile lines and wrinkles.3-Eat Watercress. Not only is it great in a salad, but it also has an immediate effect making your skin look fantastic.4-Turn your body sideways to the camera. This has a slimming effect as less of your body is showing. 5-Point your front foot towards the camera...