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Recently we featured the wedding of Freddie & Caitlin by Sincerely, Liz: Photography. These adorable holders with pom poms were thown post-ceremony, and they are so cute (and easy to make). Here are Caitlin’s instructions on making them.

We found our large paper doilies at Michaels. Roll them up into a cone shape (easier said than done), and hot glue the seam. Embellish the outside if you like, and fill it with pom poms! We got our pom poms at Walmart. This was a last minute project. Our team of 4 finished these in about an hour the night before the wedding. 

Hill City Bride - Sincerely Liz Photography

Let me just say that I am a big fan of warmth. Ok, a huge fan! I like hot summer days feeling the heat of the sun on my back or at the very least in the winter snuggling under a warm blanket (I have a great fleece one made by my husband, Earl’s, grandmother!) with PLENTY of clothes on. I definitely belong in Virginia or even further south… or at least that is what I thought.

During the winter, Earl and I were invited to visit Vermont. 700 miles north in the middle of winter. The purpose was two-fold. First of all (and mainly!) to visit both Riverside Farm and Amee Farm and secondly to meet other wedding vendors. So, Earl and I bought some extra-warm outdoor clothes (yay, Under Armour!), made plans for the kids to stay with friends, and we took a fun road trip (yes, I did say road trip) up to New England. We headed to Pittsfield to Amee Farm, which would serve as both our inn and home base for the weekend.

Perfect Vermont Destination Wedding

As you can see below, it was definitely a wintery day when we arrived! Amee Farm serves as both a bed and breakfast, yet it also services Riverside Farm (just down the road!) during wedding weekends. It’s the perfect place to have guests stay overnight for your destination wedding, or if you want to head to Pittsfield for adventure (check out both Perfect Vermont – we hiked and snowshoed with them… SO fun, yet they also offer yoga and wellness retreats – and Great Bike Tours, which would be perfect for getting out and exploring the trails and town).

Take a peek below at what Amee Farm has to offer both inside and out, upstairs and down. Oh, and you will see #perfectvt, so if you are a fan of Twitter or Instagram, just check out the hashtag for fun, personal photos from the weekend (thank you to Jasmine Lee Photography for these professional photos for our posting!).

Amee Farm by Jasmine Lee Photography - Hill City Bride
Amee Farm by Jasmine Lee Photography - Hill City Bride - Pittsfield
Interior of Amee Farm by Jasmine Lee Photography - Hill City Bride
Amee Farm by Jasmine Lee Photography - Hill City Bride Blog
Amee Farm by Jasmine Lee Photography - Hill City Bride - Vermont
Amee Farm by Jasmine Lee Photography - Hill City Bride - VT
Pittsfield VT Amee Farm by Jasmine Lee Photography - Hill City Bride
We also had the opportunity to experience making ricotta cheese (it’s a lot easier than you would think… check out our blog posting here), and we even explored the local Pittsfield General Store in the center of town.

Amee Farm by Jasmine Lee Photography - Hill City Bride - Ricotta Cheese Making
General Store Pittsfield VT by Jasmine Lee Photography - Hill City Bride

Amee Farm is just a short jaunt down the road from Riverside Farm, which is a lovely place for destination wedding, and the owners, Joe and Courtney Desena have literally thought of everything to make a wedding run smoothly! In fact, the couple themselves was betrothed on the property just 10 years (and 4 children!) ago, and they currently reside on the farm.

Riverside Farm consists of a brides cabin, groom’s cabin and a white barn, all of which can be used for overnight stays on the farm. The two large brown barns are able to be utilized for weddings and receptions, and the possibilities for the property itself are truly endless!

Of course we were there during the winter, yet a majority of the weddings take place during the peak warm months. If you would like to view weddings that occurred at Riverside Farm just click here to view a celebration photographed by Jose Villa or here for one photographed by Pam Cooley. Both are worth a look! Ok, on to all of the lovely photos from Riverside Farm.

Riverside Farm - Jasmine Lee Photography - Hill City Bride
Landscape Riverside Farm - Jasmine Lee Photography - Hill City Bride
Riverside Farm - Jasmine Lee Photography - Hill City Bride - Perfect Vermont
Riverside Farm - Jasmine Lee Photography - Hill City Bride - Snow
Riverside Farm - Jasmine Lee Photography - Hill City Bride - Snow Wedding
Riverside Farm - Jasmine Lee Photography - Hill City Bride - Winter
Riverside Farm - Jasmine Lee Photography - Hill City Bride - Winter Wedding
Snow Riverside Farm - Jasmine Lee Photography - Hill City Bride
Snowfall Riverside Farm - Jasmine Lee Photography - Hill City Bride
Riverside Farm - Jasmine Lee Photography - Hill City Bride - Barn Wedding
Pittsfield VT Riverside Farm - Jasmine Lee Photography - Hill City Bride
Riverside Farm - Jasmine Lee Photography - Hill City Bride - New England Wedding
Riverside Farm - Jasmine Lee Photography - Hill City Bride - Wedding
Vermont Weddings at Riverside Farm - Jasmine Lee Photography - Hill City Bride
Wedding Barn at Riverside Farm - Jasmine Lee Photography - Hill City Bride
Winter Riverside Farm - Jasmine Lee Photography - Hill City Bride
Vermont Riverside Farm - Jasmine Lee Photography - Hill City Bride
Riverside Farm - Jasmine Lee Photography - Hill City Bride - Pittsfield VT
Entry of Riverside Farm - Jasmine Lee Photography - Hill City Bride
Destination Wedding - Riverside Farm - Jasmine Lee Photography - Hill City Bride
Decor at Riverside Farm - Jasmine Lee Photography - Hill City Bride
New England Wedding Riverside Farm - Jasmine Lee Photography - Hill City Bride
Riverside Farm - Jasmine Lee Photography - Hill City Bride - Destination Wedding
Riverside Farm - Jasmine Lee Photography - Hill City Bride - Groom Cabin
Riverside Farm - Jasmine Lee Photography - Hill City Bride - Vermont Weddings
Riverside Farm - Jasmine Lee Photography - Hill City Bride - Vermont Wedding
Riverside Farm - Jasmine Lee Photography - Hill City Bride - Wedding Photography
Riverside Farm - Jasmine Lee Photography - Hill City Bride - Weddings
Riverside Farm - Jasmine Lee Photography - Hill City Bride - Weddings in New England
Riverside Farm - Jasmine Lee Photography - Hill City Bride- New England Weddings
Vermont Wedding Riverside Farm - Jasmine Lee Photography - Hill City Bride
Wedding Destination VT - Riverside Farm - Jasmine Lee Photography - Hill City Bride
Weddings in New England Riverside Farm - Jasmine Lee Photography - Hill City Bride

And then, last but not least, I had a wonderful, amazing, lovely time meeting so many of the people that were also part of the Perfect Vermont weekend with us! There were wedding professionals there from all over… California, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Canada and more (and of course me from Virginia). Take a peek at some of the fun we had touring and enjoying a lovely meal together.

Perfect Vermont - Jasmine Lee - Hill City Bride - New England
Perfect Vermont - Jasmine Lee - Hill City Bride
Perfect Vermont - Jasmine Lee - Hill City Bride - Amee
Perfect Vermont - Jasmine Lee - Hill City Bride - Riverside
Staff - Perfect Vermont - Jasmine Lee - Hill City Bride
Riverside Farm - Perfect Vermont - Jasmine Lee - Hill City Bride
Touring - Perfect Vermont - Jasmine Lee - Hill City Bride
Wedding Professionals - Perfect Vermont - Jasmine Lee - Hill City Bride
Weddings - Perfect Vermont - Jasmine Lee - Hill City Bride

Here are some of the great pros we met on the trip… be sure to check them out!

Again, if you are thinking of a New England wedding, be sure to take a peek at what Riverside Farm has to offer. It’s lovely!

Can you picture in your mind a photo of your parents’ or even your grandparents’ wedding? It seems that no matter what they wore, you can pretty much guess the decade they got married in due to hairstyles, clothing and the like. Honestly, the era is very obvious in even *ahem* my wedding photos. My poufy-sleeved dress screams everything about the 1990s! (Look at my cutie pie mom and dad in 1964!)

Mom Dad Wedding

It’s no secret that I adore vintage things, and I also totally enjoy the town I live in. AND I geek out over First Fridays (and weddings). So, if you are in or near Lynchburg, you may want to take a peek at what they have coming up on Friday night that highlights local history along with fun wedding fashions.

Here is what the Lynchburg Museum had to say about the event…

As part of First Friday on May 2, the Lynchburg Museum at 901 Court Street will be open free of charge from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.  In celebration of spring, the Museum will highlight 19th and 20th century wedding gowns and associated materials.

Wedding items from the 1830s through the 1960s will be showcased. Objects include wedding gowns, gloves, shoes, invitations, and wedding planning guides. One gown to be shown was worn by Barbara Crowder at her wedding to Alexander Schwan, Jr. in 1956 at Centenary Methodist Church. Another gown was purchased at Miller & Rhoads in Richmond in 1944 and worn by Janet Thornhill for her wedding to Thomas Thornhill, Jr. The gloves and ribbons worn by Elvira Daniel on her wedding day in 1836 at Point of Honor will also be on display. These items will remain on display through the weekend. The Museum will be open Saturday from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and Sunday from 12 noon – 4:00 p.m.

The Museum is on the free trolley route that loops between participating attractions.

For more information, call 455-6226, or visit www.lynchburgmuseum.org or the Museum’s Facebook page.

 

Some sessions are just so unique that they just leave a lasting impression. I feel that the colors combined with the Japanese history and vintage aspects of the elements of these photographs do just that. This Asian Geisha inspiration shoot was dreamed up by the photographer, who is Japanese and had several 100 year old kimonos and vintage décor in a box tucked away. Her stylist Kelley Garner put together this themed styled shoot to juxtapose the Asian theme with her  high fashion style. Top it off with an amazing Asian cake and floral design and viola… it’s a geisha inspired fashion shoot!

Geisha Inspired Fashion Shoot

Here is what the photographer, Pam from Paris Mountain Photography, had to say about the inspiration behind the shoot…

I was watching a car commercial at around midnight that had a beautiful woman and some red fabric flash on the screen for about 1 second, and the inspiration was born!  My mother is Japanese, and I have a lot of her vintage kimonos.  She also sent me a couple more to use for the session along with her vintage tableware. I was SO excited to use elements that I grew up with and know she used as a child.

My Stylist Kelley Garner also got several items from a friend who served in the military in Japan, and the owner of the venue Belle Terra had a beautiful screen that served as the backdrop for our amazing Asian inspired cake. Their ability to transform two Asian city girls in to fashion Geishas was absolutely amazing! Every year we always try to get together a couple of times to work on inspiration shoots not only show our work to our clients but also to push our limits at artists. The challenge is fun, and we enjoy the creative process more and have a wickedly fun time together! 

Hill City Bride - Paris Mountain Photography - Japan
Hill City Bride - Paris Mountain Photography - Japanese Session
Hill City Bride - Paris Mountain Photography Wedding Cake
Hill City Bride - Paris Mountain Photography
Hill City Bride - Paris Mountain Photography - Wedding
Hill City Bride - Paris Mountain Photography - Traditional Japan Session
Hill City Bride - Paris Mountain Photography Geisha
Hill City Bride - Paris Mountain Photography - Japanese Flowers
Hill City Bride - Paris Mountain Photography - Red Geisha
Hill City Bride - Paris Mountain Photography - Red Japanese Session

 

 

 

 

Vendors:

Cake - Honeymoon Bakery

Florals - A Perfect Wedding Floral Design

Hair/Makeup - A Glamour Affair

Photographer - Paris Mountain Photography

Stylist – Kelley Garner

Venue - Belle Terra Weddings

So, every once in a while I see a wedding that just sends me oohing and aahing over the sweet detailing, and this budget wedding (that totally doesn’t look like a wedding with a budget!) by Sincerely, Liz: Photography does exactly that. So much so that I requested this wedding for our most recent wedding issue of clutch, the bride’s guide to have and to hold.

There are so many DIY details in this wedding, and it was done with just $10,000. It’s hard to believe! The colors are so bright and happy, and this wedding is just full of sweetness. Caitlin put so much thought into her detailing. She peppered handmade signage throughout her wedding day, and I also love the hearts that lined her aisle. They are all so colorful and really add a reason to smile to their day. Believe it or not it actually was rainy at their wedding!

So, sit back and take notice to the time and attention that this wedding has, and draw your own inspiration. Who knows? You may even be able to create your own lavish, colorful, budget wedding. Enjoy taking a peek!

 

Hill City Bride - Sincerely Liz Photography
Hill City Bride - Sincerely Liz Photography
Hill City Bride - Sincerely Liz Photography
Hill City Bride - Sincerely Liz Photography
Hill City Bride - Sincerely Liz Photography
Hill City Bride - Sincerely Liz Photography
Hill City Bride - Sincerely Liz Photography
Hill City Bride - Sincerely Liz Photography
Hill City Bride - Sincerely Liz Photography
Hill City Bride - Sincerely Liz Photography
Hill City Bride - Sincerely Liz Photography
Hill City Bride - Sincerely Liz Photography
Hill City Bride - Sincerely Liz Photography
Hill City Bride - Sincerely Liz Photography
Hill City Bride - Sincerely Liz Photography
Hill City Bride - Sincerely Liz Photography
Hill City Bride - Sincerely Liz Photography
Hill City Bride - Sincerely Liz Photography
Hill City Bride - Sincerely Liz Photography
Hill City Bride - Sincerely Liz Photography

 

 

Vendors:

  • Photography – Sincerely, Liz: Photography
  • Cake – Bride’s Aunt
  • Catering – Bull and Bones
  • Dress – Aire Barcelona by Rosa Clara
  • Florist – Northside Florists
  • Makeup & Hair – Jennifer Metro
  • Venue – Nesselrod on the New