Category: Fantastic Favors

Destination Wedding at Stowe Mountain Lodge

Jennifer and Griffin had their destination wedding at Stowe Mountain Lodge over Labor Day weekend.  The outdoor ceremony took place poolside on a beautiful summer evening followed by a cocktail hour on the deck which was aglow with a roaring fire.  Mossy arrangements were perched atop tree trunks to bring a natural, Vermonty feeling into

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Alison’s favorite things (vol. 17)

It’s been over a month since I’ve given a shout out to one of my favorite things and since my husband discovered something super delicious this week at Marvin’s Country Store in Johnson (something I happened to discover a few weeks ago at Sweet Clover Market in Essex!) it feels like a perfect time to spread the word about Effie’s Homemade

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Finishing Touches for your Tabletop

Savvy online shoppers know that Etsy has so many great finds!  I absolutely adore these place cards by Timeless Paper that one of my brides will be using for her wedding this July.  The table number card below would be a great addition to almost any tabletop!  There are several unique designs to choose from….leaves, pumpkins, peacocks, planes…whatever suits your fancy! 

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Alison’s favorite things (vol. 10)

It’s Arthur’s Fault!  I found out that Arthur actually lives up the street from me when I met his wife on a walk with my husband one lovely summer day so this “local love” is about as local as it gets!  When I bought his black bean & garlic sauce at the Jericho Farmer’s Market and tried the

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Love it/Hate it: favors

I know some people really object to the word hate and I suppose I could call this a “do” and “don’t” list, but sometimes there is no in-between and you have to just love or hate something. I’ve seen a lot of favors in our wedding travels…from the mundane to the most heartfelt and I think it

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DIY Favor-Chive blossom vinegar

When it comes to details I think that personalization is key.  When you’re planning DIY projects for your wedding I think simplicity is essential.  For our Vermont wedding in August of 2003 (which was highly DIY!) I made a sunlight infused chive blossom vinegar for our favors and I think it is a great, easy way to personalize something for

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Alison’s Favorite Things (vol. 2)

I am known as a bit of a sweet tooth and consider myself a connoisseur of cookies (and chocolates and cakes, too!).  This week I am sharing one of my absolute favorite things, Vermont Cookie Love.  They make the most delicious chocolate chip and mocha chocolate chip cookies and the rest of their flavors are pretty amazing as well.  These

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Alison’s Favorite Things

While “raindrops on roses” would probably fall into this category they are not exactly what you want to see on your wedding day!  We have so many unique & inspired small businesses and artisans in VT that I think it’s only fair to share some of them with you.  You’ll probably see some of these items suggested as fantastic

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