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All-American Wedding Theme

Watching the world cup has been a fun way to remember the flags (and colors) of various countries.  Of course, many countries share the same flag colors.  For example, France, England, Australia, the United States all share red, white and blue.   Here in the US, red, white and blue are classic summer colors and […]

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Vermont Wedding – Wine Theme

Believe it or not, creating a theme for a party always makes the planning easier and that’s no different when planning a wedding.  The theme creates the foundation, it becomes the ‘DNA’ of the event.  It assists you in developing a color palette, the decor and sometimes even the attire. For oenophiles, what better theme […]

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Unique Guest Book Ideas

The Echo Lake Inn hosts approximately 20 weddings a summer so that means we’ve seen A LOT of great ideas over the years.  While some couples throw in a guest book as an after-thought, others have some unique ideas that acted not only as ice breakers during the cocktail reception, but they were wonderful additions to the couples […]

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Pink & Green Wedding Color Scheme

Of the many daunting things in planning a wedding, selecting a wedding color scheme might be the hardest.  There are so many wonderful color palettes out there and settling on ONE can be difficult.  Especially since the colors will dictate the flowers, the clothing and even the wedding decor so it’s imperative that you LOVE […]

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Vintage Wedding Decorating Ideas

It looks like we’re going to have a stretch of lovely weather.  And that gets us excited for our upcoming wedding season…just days away! Something that’s trending that we LOVE are vintage themes – here’s a dainty theme: soft cameo colors, lace and doilies. It works beautifully with wildflowers tucked in mason jars and mis-matched china.  In addition to a […]

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Wedding Registry Tips

Although we host several weddings a year, we rarely work with couples relative to their wedding registry.  But here’s a tip: consider registering at independent retailers for your wedding registry.  Many small businesses offer this service and it’s a lovely way to support your local community and get unique items for your home.     […]

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Personalizing your wedding with flowers

The warm sun has made a dent in the snow banks around the Inn but there are a few shady spots that won’t be disappearing anytime soon. As the snow melts, we set our sights on our busy summer events.  We host between 20-22 weddings every summer so the snow better melt soon, our tent […]

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Using chalkboard paint for your wedding decorations

Our former wedding coordinator is an interior designer and she frequently says that interior design and wedding design dovetail beautifully.  After seeing how chalkboard paint has made an appearance in wedding decor, I think I have to agree. Chalkboard paint is a festive way to give just about anything a vintage flare; as the owner of […]

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Wedding Dessert Ideas – Vermont Weddings

As we battle the frigid temperatures, it’s hard to imagine that our wedding season will be here in just two months. As the owner and innkeeper of a historic property, one wedding trend I LOVE is the incorporation of all things vintage.  Last year we had a festive 1940′s carnival theme, a retro 1920′s theme and […]

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