How to Incorporate Your Personal Style Into Your Wedding

How to Incorporate Your Personal Style Into Your Wedding

4 Ways To Incorporate Your Personal Style Into Your Wedding


There are many ways you can incorporate your personal style into the wedding gown, regardless of what type of dress you choose. Your hairstyle, makeup, accessories, and attire should all be unique to . Here’s how to achieve this look:


You can take your everyday activities up a notch

If you’re a minimalist bride, then go for the nude makeup. Look for a stylist who will listen to you and take your suggestions into consideration. You can also incorporate your favorite products into the makeup, such as winged eyeliner, orange lips, or the smokey eyes.


Try a classic style for your hair

Take care when choosing your hair stylist for your wedding. Your hairstyle can make or break your look. You can’t go wrong with classics like updos, half-up, wavy hairstyles, and ballerina buns.


Unusual accessories are available

One area where you should not hesitate going all out is the accessories-Everything from your bridal shoes, to your hair accessories to your nose ring, or the mang tikka ; you can use these accouterments to show off your personal flair. This does not mean you should abandon your comfort zone. Flat pumps are better for you than heels. Comfort is the most important thing. Statement jewellery can complete your look.


You can choose a non-traditional wedding dress

This is a great way for you to express your individual style at your wedding. For the reception, you can choose an crop-top lehenga or unique and saris or pre-pleated saris. As long as the officiant permits it, the same applies to the main ceremony colours. Look beyond the box to find wedding dresses that highlight your best features. Wear them confidently.


Your bridesmaids should also be wearing the same look

You don’t have to limit yourself to your own attire when you can incorporate it into the dresses of your bridesmaids. This makes for stunning wedding palettes, as more Indian brides choose unique colours and attire for their daughters.


5 Things To Say Yes To During Wedding Planning

5 Things To Say Yes To During Wedding Planning

We have previously discussed 5 things that you shouldn’t say no to when planning your wedding. We will be discussing some opportunities that you should not miss if they present themselves. It can be difficult to plan your wedding. You will need to organize, pack, arrange, and send invitations for all your family members, friends, and relatives. You can add to that the anxiety and worry of wedding planning. What are some things you should say “yes” during this stage of your life?


1. We offer assistance

Arranging cars for guests can be a real pain. You don’t have enough money to transport them, or keep them safe in case of an emergency. If someone offers their car/s to you for your wedding, just say yes without a second thought. You are doing them a huge favor as car rental services can be disappointing at the worst times. You also save money by not having to pay those extra bucks. You can pay your aunt or uncle the fuel price at the end.


2. Friends are Saviors

One of your friends is interested in photography and would be happy to cover your wedding. Bingo! Give your friend a bear hug. You know your friends are great! They will not only think of the best solution, but they will also be comfortable with you discussing the plans and giving endless trial.


3. SO Ready to Share the Bills

Get married to him/her immediately! It is a great idea to get married to someone who is willing and able to split the costs of your wedding. This means that the person does not want you to be stressed or overwhelmed by the wedding expenses, but wants you to have the best day possible. Lucky you!


4. With Registry Marriage, In-laws are OK

Before they say no, say ‘yes’. It might not be feasible for everyone to plan a grand social wedding in this highly competitive market. It is better to plan a simple registry wedding followed by a party. While more and more couples are opting registry-and-reception option over highly-expensive social marriage, it is just because of the “wishes” of the parents, couples are left with no other option.


5. As a Wedding Gift, Honeymoon Package

A honeymoon trip to South Asian countries can cost at least a few thousand dollars. If you really want to travel to Bora Bora and Switzerland, then you will need to either save a lot or make other arrangements. If your in-laws, or core friends, want to gift a honeymoon to your favorite destination, why wouldn’t you?


How to Incorporate Your Personal Style Into Your Wedding

13 Incredible Vermont Wedding Venues

From mountain retreats to a unique Lake Champlain venue, here are 13 favorites.
Wedding venue in Vergennes, Vermont.
Basin Harbor

The state of Vermont may be on the smaller side, but that hardly means the Green Mountain State doesn’t pack a big ‘wow’ factor, especially when it comes to the best Vermont wedding venues. With gorgeous mountain ranges stretching the length of the state, Vermont offers picturesque views at nearly every angle—making it an ideal spot for an outdoor wedding, or a wedding with a mountain or lodge vibe.

Of course, the New England winters can be a bit blustery, but if you and your fiancé are avid skiers or just love the snow, you won’t mind; in fact, you may just find winter in Vermont to be the perfect fairytale-esque backdrop for your big day. Whatever the season you’re considering for hosting a Vermont wedding, you can find a spectacular and impressive wedding or reception venue on The Knot Marketplace. Here are 13 of our favorites.

The Lodge at Spruce Peak in Stowe, Vermont

Wedding venue in Stowe, Vermont.

The Lodge at Spruce Peak


Just minutes away from charming downtown Stowe, The Lodge at Spruce Peakimpresses no matter the season. Outdoor weddings are a possibility regardless of sunshine or snow, but whatever the weather, your event will be set against the lovely Vermont mountains, including the state’s tallest peak, Mount Mansfield. The lodge offers a variety of unique wedding venues to choose from, all located on-property (including one that’s also an ice rink!), and there’s something for weddings of every size, from intimate destination weddings to big bashes hosting up to 300 of your favorite people. And their in-house caterers will make planning a breeze.


Sugarbush Resort in Warren, Vermont

Wedding venue in Warren, Vermont.

Sugarbush Resort


If you want that Vermont mountain backdrop, but you don’t necessarily want the alpine lodge feel, you should consider Sugarbush Resort, a beautifully rustic hideaway near Lincoln Peak. Rather than feeling like an all-out ski destination, this venue channels Vermont’s agricultural history, with its striking red barn exterior and quintessential round barn. For couples seeking a combination of mountain views and the barn wedding vibe, Sugarbush is one of the only venues to give you the best of both worlds. There are several ceremony and reception locations to choose from, with options suitable for weddings of 50 to 300 guests.

The Inn at the Round Barn Farm in Waitsfield, Vermont

Wedding venue in Waitsfield, Vermont.

The Inn at the Round Barn Farm


Sure, Vermont has mountains, but it also boasts rolling hills of wildflowers, tranquil ponds flanked by weeping willows, and lush farmland—all of which you can find at The Inn at the Round Barn Farm. For a country-inspired wedding, this venue ticks all of the boxes. Just imagine those perfect wedding portraits featuring you and your honey drifting across the tree-lined pond in a rowboat (and if that’s not straight off the page of a romance novel, we’re not sure what is). Follow up the ceremony with a reception in the rustic round barn, all decked out in fairy lights, and you have a dreamy special day your guests won’t soon forget.

Castle Hill Resort & Spa in Proctorsville, Vermont

Wedding venue in Proctorsville, Vermont.

Castle Hill Resort & Spa


Looking for a Vermont wedding venue with historic appeal? Castle Hill Resort & Spa, a National Register of Historic Places-listed venue, is waiting. The English Cotswold-style mansion, with its elegantly landscaped gardens, is ideal for an upscale wedding. With a library and two formal dining rooms inside and the gardens outside all at your disposal, you’re sure to find the perfect backdrop for your wedding. Invite your guests to stay at the resort (or at least book a room for you and your spouse-to-be) to enjoy the equally gorgeous guest rooms, outfitted with period furnishings and the utmost in historic luxury.

The Spirit of Ethan Allen in Burlington, Vermont

Wedding venue in Burlington, Vermont.

The Spirit of Ethan Allen


Why settle for a waterside wedding venue, when you can exchange your vows literally right on the water? The Spirit of Ethan Allen is the only cruise ship on Lake Champlain, harbored conveniently in Burlington. Rent the entire ship for a wedding for up to 300 guests and then set sail for your big day. An extra bonus to taking to the lake for your ceremony and reception? You get not only the amazing views of Vermont’s Green Mountains, but also the views of the Adirondacks across the water in New York.

Basin Harbor in Vergennes, Vermont

Wedding venue in Vergennes, Vermont.

Basin Harbor


For a waterfront wedding venue without putting your entire guest list on the water, however (after all, if someone, say the flower girl, gets seasick that’s a wedding disaster you definitely don’t want), look to Basin Harbor in Vergennes. This lovely lakeside venue boasts a handful of spectacular ceremony spots, including a dock that juts out into Lake Champlain and features a backdrop of the Adirondack Mountains. As a perfect finishing touch to your big day, trade out your getaway car for a getaway speed boat. The photos alone are worth it.

The Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe, Vermont

Channel one of the most well-known musicals of all time as you plan your wedding at The Trapp Family Lodge, just a few miles from downtown Stowe. This venue was founded by the real family that inspired The Sound of Music and, as such, you’ll find Austrian influences at every turn. With 2,500 acres, the venue offers plenty of space for you to choose from—including a croquet lawn and two separate meadows, and various indoor spaces—and if you and your fiancé are beer fans, you’ll love the on-site beirhall.

The Trailside Inn in Killington, Vermont

Wedding venue in Killington, Vermont.

The Trailside Inn


If you and your partner are avid hikers, you’ll definitely want to check out The Trailside Inn, near Killington. From the most casual to the most elegant weddings, this large venue can do it all. The real draw, though, is all the wooded outdoor space, perfect for more intimate ceremonies, receptions, and wedding portraits, all surrounded by the great outdoors. One of the best parts of booking your dream wedding here, though? When you do, you’ll enjoy exclusive access to the entire property, for a level of privacy you’ll be hard-pressed to find at other, similar venues.

River Road Farm in Manchester, Vermont

Wedding venue in Manchester, Vermont.

River Road Farm


This is a far cry from your average barn wedding. River Road Farm does offer a barn for your event space, but this is certainly unlike any other barn venue you’ve likely spotted during your wedding planning. The deep-stained flooring, rich leather and wood accents, stone walls, and chandeliers all make the space as dramatic as they come. You would never guess that the venue was actually a 110-year-old horse barn. The venue is suitable for up to 200 guests and you’ll find other ceremony spots beyond the barn across the farm, including the gardens, lawn, and trout pond bridge.

The Henry House in Bennington, Vermont

Wedding venue in Bennington, Vermont.

The Henry House


For the most bang for your buck (because, let’s face it, weddings can get pricey), look to The Henry House. The 250-year-old, Revolutionary War-era home offers an array of features that all add a little extra something special to your wedding. There’s a 14-foot stone fireplace for fireside ceremonies; an expansive slate patio for wedding party portraits; and a converted barn-turned-bar for reception drinks. The home itself sleeps 13 guests and features period furnishings among the Georgian-style architecture. You and your wedding party can take up residence for the entire wedding weekend and enjoy it all, all on a budget.

Turning Stone Farm in Greensboro, Vermont

Wedding venue in Greensboro, Vermont.

Turning Stone Farm


This 1880s rustic barn venue is lovely any time of year, but it really shines in the fall. Surrounded by woods, the trees come alive in vibrant hues of red and orange come autumn, perfectly complementing the expansive red barn. Just add a few pumpkins and maybe a bonfire or two and you have the fall-time wedding you’ve been dreaming of. Turning Stone Farm is suitable for weddings of up to 300 guests and you can host your ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception all in the one spot, moving between the barn, orchard, gardens, and other plentiful spaces.

Stratton Mountain Resort in Stratton Mountain, Vermont

Wedding venue in Stratton Mountain, Vermont.

Stratton Mountain Resort


A lot of Vermont resorts and other wedding venues offer outdoor ceremony and reception spaces with fantastic views of the Green Mountains, but if you truly want to take your wedding to another level, don’t settle for mere mountain views—say ‘I do’ on the mountain summit itself. That’s exactly what you can do at Stratton Mountain Resort, which offers its summit deck for intimate weddings, accessible only via the ski gondola. From the top, you and your guests will be able to view up to four states and mountain ranges.

Park-McCullough Historic Governor’s Mansion in North Bennington, Vermont

Wedding venue in North Bennington, Vermont.

Park-McCullough Historic Governor’s Mansion


Your inner romantic may just let out a squee when you see this stunner of a historic wedding venue. Park-McCullough Historic Governor’s Mansion is just the gingerbread-style mansion that you’d want for a truly romance-themed wedding, with its Romantic Revival and Second Empire architecture, surrounded by 200 acres of parkland and gardens. From the terraces to the gardens to the carriage barn, take your pick of multiple wedding ceremony and reception spots (suitable for guest lists up to 200 people) to plan a wedding day steeped in sweetness.

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10 Things No One Tells You About the Wedding Day

No matter how many weddings you’ve attended before, or how many times you’ve been a bridesmaid, there are some things you just don’t find out about until your wedding day.

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Talk to anyone who’s gone through it before and they’ll tell you that your wedding day absolutely flies by. You’ll be so busy going from one thing to the next that before you know it, you’ll be cutting the cake. You may already know that you need an emergency kit (just in case), that it can be difficult to use the bathroom in your ball gown, and to pack a stain remover. But aside from the logistics, there are tons of intangible, special moments that make up the wedding day itself. Here, 10 truths about the wedding day that no one ever talks about.


1. Ten minutes before the ceremony is the most nerve-racking part.

The time leading up to the walk down the aisle will be the most anxiety-ridden 10 minutes you’ll ever have. And it makes sense—you’re about to make a life-changing decision in front of all the people you love and care about the most. Just remember that your other half is waiting for you at the end of the journey and you’re going to have a huge party to celebrate (not to mention the reason why you said “yes” in the first place).

2. The ceremony is the best part.

There’s something truly amazing about the wedding ceremony. The traditions, the vows and all your emotional family members and friends make it one of the most special moments of your life. Our advice? Take it all in and drink it up. You’ll want these memories to last a lifetime.


3. You’ll definitely cry.

Okay, this one might not be such a secret—all we can say is that crying is basically inevitable. And since you already know the waterworks are coming, the best thing to do is just be prepared. Store some tissues nearby, and if you’re a bride, make sure to wear waterproof makeup (or even get eyelash extensions) and keep some mascara and lipstick readily available for quick touch-ups.



4. Your face will hurt from smiling so much.

Thousands of pictures aside, you’ll be smiling all day because it’s going to be the bestday ever. You’re marrying your best friend, after all! Between finally “making it official” with your partner and dancing like crazy with all of your close friends and family, there’s literally no reason to frown (even if it rains).


5. You’ll be amazed by the love and support of your family and friends.

They all showed up for one reason—you! You and your soon-to-be spouse will get all—and we really mean all—of the attention. You may not even be able to eat dinner, since you’ll have so many people to talk to and so many pictures to take. Between the pinches on the cheek from your grandma and the side-punches from your college pals, you’ll be overcome by the love and support of those around you.

6. You’ll want a little alone time.

In fact, you might be so overcome with emotion that you may want to take a few moments just for you, or the two of you. Some of the most special minutes of the day are the few you get to spend alone, preparing for what’s to come, or together with your new spouse, taking it all in.

7. You might be a little exhausted.

Let’s face it, you won’t get too much sleep the night before your wedding. Between stressing over the seating chart, a tiff with your mom or just overall excitement for the day to come, you’ll be seriously lacking in shut-eye. Pro tip: Under-eye concealer will be your best friend.

8. It won’t all go as planned.

Something might end up going wrong. It could be little, or it could be big, but our best advice is to soldier on and try to think of the big picture. Can you solve this problem easily? Does it make a huge difference in the long run? Are your guests still having fun? Are you having fun? If these questions are easily answered, then don’t sweat it—just keep enjoying your celebration, and feel free to delegate tasks to planners and relatives so you don’t have to deal with drama.


9. The most magical moment will be when you least expect it.

We promise that the most special time of the day, or weekend, is going to be something you never expected. A stolen minute or two with your soon-to-be spouse, a hug from your dad or an impromptu speech by your college roommate could end up meaning the world to you.


10. You’ll feel different.

Even if you and your other half have been cohabiting for years, once you’re legally wed, things will feel official. It might just be a slight shift or it could feel like a noticeable change, but it will definitely seem like the real deal—because it is!

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Fun, Heartfelt, and Intentional Warehouse Wedding

Fun, Heartfelt, and Intentional Warehouse Wedding

A photo booth, a disco ball lit dance floor, and a whole lot of love—these are the ingredients to a truly unique celebration. Liam and Arnel wanted a day filled with their favorite people in their favorite city and that’s exactly what they got. With a historic venue, cozy color palette, and DIY decor, this Chicago warehouse wedding is serving up inspo you’ll want to share with your wedding vendor team

Salvage One—complete with exposed brick walls and vintage furniture pieces—proved to be the perfect wedding location for this nontraditional couple. To infuse the space with personality they put their graphic design skills to work, custom making all the wedding signage. Pop-of-color florals by Flowers for Dreams were also incorporated to add extra character to the venue. 

Laetitia Donaghy Photography captured every detail that made this warehouse wedding one for the books. Get your Pinterest boards ready and keep scrolling for an unlike-any-other nuptial.

Photographer’s Thoughts On This Warehouse Wedding 

Liam and Arnel are the absolute loveliest couple. The entire day was filled with tears and laughter. This stylish couple oversaw every single design detail of their day. The fun Jenga advice game, the throwback photo booth, the hotdog station, the rainbow cake—all of it taking place in the historic Salvage One. Arnel made their own signage and invitations. Liam, a flight attendant, had some of his flight attendant friends include plane props in their speeches—it was an absolute hit! We still keep in touch because they are amazing souls. These two have become friends for life and I am so thankful I got to be their wedding photographer.

The Couple:

Liam and Arnel

The Wedding:

Chicago, Illinois

A Wedding Turned Party 

We’re so proud  of having thrown the best and last party our entire guest list attended before going into lockdown the rest of 2020. Also, being able to show our younger nieces and nephews that love between any two people is beautiful and worth throwing a party for.

Memorable Guest Entrances 

The most memorable part of the day was watching guests trickle out of the trolley and into the venue from our little hideaway upstairs. I’ll never forget seeing the smiling, familiar faces all glowing in the sun on a particularly warm February day.

Incorporating Loved Ones In Your Wedding

We asked a dear friend to officiate our wedding and she helped make the ceremony so incredibly personal. After sharing our hand-written vows, we also partook in a planting unity ceremony in which we took soil from the places we have grown up in and mixed them together in a pot for a small plant. 

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Every couple should create a new email address solely for the wedding. Please don’t forget the guest experience when planning your day, either. It’s also important to not sweat the small stuff. 

DIY Wedding Day Favors

We laser cut custom place cards with everyone’s names on them. These doubled as meal identifiers for the catering team as each attached tassel color corresponded to a meal choice.  At the end of the night we also gave out Morning Recovery bottles. We had a Sunday wedding and wanted our guests to enjoy themselves without fear of feeling it too much the day after.

Venue Was Love At First Sight 

The venue was one of the first things we signed on and really set the tone for the wedding. Salvage One is a converted warehouse with multiple floors full of antique goods and furniture by day and event space by night. We loved the idea of our guests being able to walk around among the trinkets and decor. The reception floor was also fully customizable depending on the size of the wedding and we were able to pull from the store’s unique collection of chairs, tables, couches, lounges, etc. Oh! And of course there’s the disco ball and massive dance floor. It was truly the perfect place.

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Laetitia Donaghy Photography
Ceremony + Reception Venue – Salvage One
Floral Design – Flowers for Dreams
Catering – Maison Cuisine
Cake – Maison Cuisine
DJ – Okyne Medialab
Videography – Whole Heart Video
Invitation Design – Arnel Sancianco
Hair Styling – Kaila Kwon
Groom’s Apparel – Suit Supply

Congratulations to Liam and Arnel on their fun-filled warehouse wedding. And big thanks to photographer Laetitia Donaghy Photography for preserving these precious wedding day moments packed with inspiration.  

From the venue to the decor, Liam and Arnel infused their wedding with details that authentically represented their love story. If you’re dreaming of a celebration unlike-any-other, kickstart your wedding planning process by checking out these unique ways to personalize your wedding.


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