Real wedding: Emily + Ali

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This stunning Vermont wedding captured by the talented Matt Miller is quite a treat for anyone who has a fondness for nature, pretty things, and incredible details. Emily & Ali left no stone unturned while gathering things for their charmingly woodsy outdoor wedding, but friends are really where the magic came together. Everyone pitched in to make this day perfect, by sawing tree stumps & collecting hay bales, hanging lights & even handpicking flowers for the centerpieces.

Plus – the entire thing was planned long distance, which is mega impressive. Let’s get to the good stuff!

Cute cute cute first look. Love her turquoise sneaks!

Hay bales draped with beautiful quilts is always a terrifically adorable seating choice.

Emily & Ali got super creative with their decor – wine bottle corks, pine cones, wildflowers, nature-ish clippings… such a cute idea and yes, cost-effective!

Those paper bags filled with s’mores goodies for favors are perfect – bring on the fire pit. Speaking of, local residents even provided campers for guests to stay in overnight.  So fun!

Congratulations, Emily & Ali, everything looked amazing.

Ceremony & Reception Location: Private Home in Georgia, VT / Rentals, Linens & Tent: Vermont Tent Company
Photography: Matt Miller at Our Labor of Love / Music: Aaron Topfer / Caterer: Let’s Pretend Catering / Cake: BakeAria / Dress & Accessories: Monaco (Designer: Amy Michelson) Birdcage Veil: Etsy, Vanrobmac / Floral Décor & Design: Handpicked by our friends and family / Decorations: DIY / Hair & Makeup: Emily’s mother and friends / Ali’s Attire and Wedding Party Attire: Express / S’mores Kits: DIY

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Alexa @ Sohdalex on Sep 28, 2010

What beautiful photographs.

Camille @ STYLE NOTES on Sep 28, 2010

Total romance...Matt Miller captured the memories in such a special way!

Matrioshka on Sep 28, 2010

We had Matt do our photography and can't wait to see the results, he's so tallented!

Anna on Sep 28, 2010

Love the hints of turquoise!

Nina Designs on Sep 28, 2010

Everything was so beautiful! Congratulations on the happy couple!

Heather on Sep 28, 2010

Absolutely beautiful. I have to know, where did the wooden cake stand come from? I'm having a wedding in upstate NY and NEED to find one!

Rachel - theWeddingVine on Sep 28, 2010

Such a fun-loving wedding!! Absolutely love the dress, really cute organza straps!!

becomingparis on Sep 28, 2010

This is beautiful! Thank you for sharing Emily and Ali! All the best to you as newlyweds! I adore the unique ideas in this post -- really wonderful the idea of the hay bales with blankets and the hanging lantern, and the turquoise shoes are wonderful! love the dress too! and the colored ties... blessings to both of you! ~Jenn

lydia {ever ours} on Sep 28, 2010

so many cute details...and such gorgeous photography.

Lizzie [Ten Thou Bride] on Sep 28, 2010

Such sweet photos! They are so darling!

holly hatam on Sep 28, 2010

Could I PLEASE have the bride's blue shoes?!

Emily (the bride) on Sep 28, 2010

Thank you everyone for the sweet comments. The wedding was truly amazing and everything that imagined. The wodden cake was made by our baker and I believe it was made from fondant. The cake was inspired by our save the dates. Our baker did an amazing job of portraying them and it looked absolutely beautiful. Matt Miller and Our Labor of Love did an absolutely amazing job at capturing our wedding. We really could not have asked for anything more. It was the best day of our lives. Thank you to 100 layer cake for showing the world our wonderful day. We are happy that people can share in our love and happiness through beautiful pictures. Such a dream come true!

Emily (the bride) on Sep 28, 2010

just to clarify **wooden bench on the cake*** we did not have a wooden cake lol :)

Ali on Sep 28, 2010

Hey Heather, the blue cake table was actually the owner of the home's bedside table. Hit some thrift shops and I bet you could replicate if you find the right paint.

Ali - the other bride :-) on Sep 28, 2010

Wow. Emily nor I answered Heather's comment correctly once I read the question again; please forgive whatever just made us both miss the boat on that one. The cake STAND was a quick DIY project we did by sawing a tree trunk. We used the pieces for both our cake stand and our table numbers. If you don't have access to do something like this Etsy definitely has similar items for sale.

Susan on Sep 28, 2010

Such a gorgeous wedding! I love it!

Marisa on Sep 28, 2010

Ali! Emily! Wowsa! Congratulations to you both! I have been dying to see photos and look what I stumble upon! Your photographer, cake, your colors, the setting, your friends & family & YOU!! I am in complete awe :) Levi & I are just flipping out at how awesome & lovely everything looked! Love, love, love to you both & thanks for sharing 100 Layer Cake!

suzanne on Sep 28, 2010

Such a warm and sweet wedding! And beautifully captured!

Street Hanger on Sep 29, 2010

What a beautiful wedding. aqua converse + red nails + white wedding dress = gorgeous! I featured another wedding on my blog & got such great reaction from readers. It's nice to know people are using creativity and originality on their most special day. Thanks for posting!

Gold Bridesmaid Dresses on Sep 29, 2010

That's amazing! It is very romantic and snapshot on all important moments!! I love it so much and it is a great reference for our reference! Thanks for sharing!

Becky on Sep 29, 2010

O wow that looks amazing really inspiring

Alexis - OMG I'm Getting Married on Sep 29, 2010

As usual - such beautiful colours from Our Labour of Love. Gorgeous shots

Misty Posey on Sep 29, 2010

The photos are amazing and the two of you make a darling couple, CONGRATS!! The colors the cake the wildflowers on the tables, and the every little touch was perfect. I really loved the seating you did with the hay, great idea!! I have 2 daughters, I have a little while before marriage, but I would hope I could come up with something this lovely for my girls. Enjoy your marriage and enjoy each other forever! Thanks for the ideas :)

Kate on Sep 29, 2010

Oh! I just love all the details about this day - and the photography is AMAZING! From one Vermont Lover to another - Congrats!!! XOXO

Vanessa on Sep 30, 2010

Beautiful wedding! Love the pictures! Thanks for mentioning my veil.

jonahliza on Sep 30, 2010

i love dreamy photographs. these shots are beautiful.. a wedding underneath the big tree.. thats what i want.

Bao + Tam Huynh on Sep 30, 2010

Lovely photos! The dress is gorgeous too!

Sarah on Oct 4, 2010

Absolutely adorable! The best of luck to both of you!

Jen on Oct 5, 2010

Adorable sign!

Kristen on Oct 5, 2010

Just beautiful!

Jordan P on Oct 6, 2010

WOW! I want to get married to this wedding.

Andrea on Jun 21, 2011

This wedding makes me SO happy! My sweets and I are getting hitched next September and as two ladies it is a relief to see such a wonderful wedding we can relate to :)

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