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LaBella Bride Magazine: Vermont Photoshoot

I am so pleased to announce that we will be featured in LaBella Bride Magazine: 2009 Issue. Although we can not show you some of the great photographs that were taken at the shoot (you will just have to wait till its release) I will take you behind the scenes.

LaBella Bride Magazine
1006 Reservoir Avenue
2nd floor
Cranston, RI 02910

My alarm clock went off on Wednesday morning at 4:00am (Eeeeww!! haha). Being a nigh owl this was not the most flattering hour for me. Still, I was out the door and ready to hop in the car with the crew of LaBella Bride Magazine. Where were we going? The Pitcher Inn in Warren, Vermont.

Arrival Time: 8:00am We moved into full force for a full day of photoshoots. Ari Sadri, the general manager of the Inn, greeted us and gave us the grande tour. A+ in hospitality! This is Vermont’s little gem! The Pitcher Inn epitomizes Vermont’s charm. Each room represents select aspects of the State: History, Character, Environment, Sports and Society – all intertwined with comforts that could satisfy a King and Queen.

Every room has so much detail and I am going to go out on a limb here and say I was in the “Hunting Room”. It had detailed wood mouldings made to look like grass and my ceiling was a hand panted sky. There were duck statues and, oh yes … a case locked up of “mock” guns. After getting settled in to our rooms it was time to start to shoot. (Oh look – a pun! lol)

Tabletops, invitations, bouquets and floral arrangements where created by some of the best local vendors. Mountain Flower Farm, The Pink Shutter, Alison Bucholz-Ellis, Storied Events, Lassod Moon, Admire Designs, Blomma Flicka Flowers, Flora Latte, Perennial Studio, The Blue Toad and The Painted Tulip. We ended with some food shots from the The Pitcher Inn. YAY – food shots – my favorite!!!! Yum Yum!!

Brides, you are going to love the ideas these vendors “brought to the table”. The color schemes that are coming out are so beautiful and romantic. Some of the latest colors featured in the year’s palette are Lemon Sherbert, Eggplant, Marigold, Peach Puff and Sunset Orange – WOW! We photographed all day to bring you the very best ideas and images for 2010 weddings and Katina LaFazia (Editor) had every detail planned out and kept us right on schedule!

Just putting the finishing touches on the floral arrangement for our first tabletop setting.

I had help from Jay and Jamie, part of the LaBella Bride Magazine team. They assisted me all day – thanks guys! They helped me with everything from lighting to setting up and providing the humor/entertainment! (It was not all work – there was some play.) This shot is entitled, “Always a bridesmaid never a bride.”
One of the over fifty lights we had set up to spot light every little detail for the tabletop and florals. I was keeping my fingers crossed that we were not going to blow a fuse!

My favorite part of the photoshoot was shooting in their wine cellar where a very romantic table top was set. Candlelight, pink and white roses for a hint!! I cannot cheat and show you the images — you will just have to wait till December when LaBella Bride Magazine launches its 2010 Issue.

The day ended perfectly! We all got to sit down and enjoy the pleasures of the table and food. As a member of Vermont Fresh Network, the Inn is committed to using the freshest local and regional ingredients which means Executive Chef, Sue Schickler, is able to change the menus seasonally and introduce special dishes based on the bounty of the local market on a daily basis. What culinary mastery!!!! Her inspirations include France, Italy and the Pacific Rim. We had a five course meal and not a single morsel or crumb was left to be found!!! I’m also not afraid to admit that I may have sampled a bite from everyone’s plates too!! heehee

We did a quick sightseeing drive and let me tell you, Vermont has some truly breathtaking sights (even from the backseat of an SUV). This image was actually shot with my handy-dandy little “point-and-shoot”right through the car window!

The Pitcher Inn
275 Main Street
P.O. Box 347
Warren, Vermont 05674