Today’s couple brought a little bit of NYC chic to the Vermont mountains for one stunning wedding! From Harlow & Dahlia Events and captured by Christina Bernales Photography, this wedding is a great example that farm weddings don’t have to mean rustic. From the mismatched golden bridesmaids to the lace linened tented reception, every detail is elegantly thought out!
Our Wedding was the most special weekend of our lives, our family and friends still talk about how magical the entire weekend was and we feel so grateful we were able to have the wedding of our dreams and show the people the mean the most to us how beautiful Vermont is in the summertime. We wanted to get married in a place that was meaningful to us and that’s how we chose Vermont. While I claim to “always have skied”, Mick really introduced me to skiing (every weekend in the winter) shortly after we started dating and we’d drive every weekend to Vermont where his family had a house. We grew to love the vibe and the feeling being in the mountains gave us in both summer and winter and I knew immediately that I wanted to share the beauty of VT with all our friends and family.
As soon as I put on my dress (Runis by Pronovias) I knew it was the one. It was elegant, classic but also fit the vibe of summertime and outdoors. The dress was completely beaded lace and gave me the elegant boho vibes I needed. As for the bridesmaid, I wanted them to look classic and feel good in their dresses, so I let everyone pick their own dress as long as it was in a gold tone and below the knee. I’ve always liked mix and matching patters and shades of colors so it was perfect. Of course I had final say on everyone’s dress, but I ended up not seeing all of them together until the morning of the wedding and it worked out perfectly.
Pretty shortly after we got engaged at the end of June, we came up to VT for a summer weekend and I immediately starting looking at venues. I knew that I didn’t want something rustic, but was open to the idea of a barn that we could turn into a modern, chic venue. River Road Farm happen to be the first place we saw (by chance) and we INSTANTLY fell in love with it- it was perfect in every way. The grounds were stunning, the barn was updated and modern, and the best part of all was that we got the entire venue to ourselves for the whole weekend. River Road Farm was a warm and exclusive venue that was perfect for our weekend long event. Our vision was very clear from the start, we wanted to make sure Mick and I were represented in everything we did and have everyone feel the warmth of us being married up in VT and have the BEST time. From the outside, RRF looks Tuscan Villa, so for our Thursday night rehearsal dinner I wanted to lean into those vibes. I had a very clear vision for this night (mainly surrounding my rehearsal dinner dress) and wanted it to be an al fresco dinner. On the Friday night of our wedding weekend, we hosted welcome drinks at an awesome bar in Downtown Manchester (Union Underground) and everyone got to meet and mingle which set the tone for the rest of the weekend. As for the wedding on Sat, we wanted it to be clean, classic and chic all while surrounded by the greenery of the Green Mountains.
The most important parts to us were the vibe of the venue/weekend, food/booze and music. I had a very clear vision and was super specific about the venue, Mick and I are big music people and he wanted to make sure our 9 piece band was killer and my family is also big foodies and we needed to make sure that our food and drinks were out of this world!
It’s hard to pinpoint one favorite part of the day, it really was the entire weekend in full that made such a great memory. Our rehearsal dinner was super intimate on the Thursday night before the wedding and we had it on the property with only our wedding party and immediate families. We had a very intimate catered al fresco dinner and an open mic in which basically all of our wedding party ended up making a toast to us and gave us some good laughs as well. On our wedding day, we had 3 separate areas that we used – the grand lawn out by the pond for the ceremony, the area around the pool and under the tent for cocktail hour and dinner and then inside the barn for desert, drinks and dancing. We really loved our dinner portion under the tent because that is where we had everyone give their speeches and sat down for a full dinner. Then once that was over, we all got up and went directly across the lawn into the barn to dance and party the night away.
Make sure that who you are as a couple shines through. We didn’t have or do anything that felt dis-ingenuine to the two of us as a couple.
Photography: Christina Bernales Photography | Venue: River Road Farm | Planning: Harlow & Dahlia Events | Floral: Floral Artistry Vermont | Stationery: Tied & Two | Cake: Vermont Farms Catering | Rentals: Celebrations Rentals | Linens: Nuage Designs | Band: Ripcord | Hair and Makeup: Timeless Brides by The Loft | Dress: Pronovias from Elizabeth Johns Couture Boutique | Groom’s Attire: My Suit | Bride’s Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Veil: Elizabeth Johns Blaine Veil | Submitted via Matchology