Pretty tones of plum and peach give this wedding a chic look amongst the naturally gorgeous setting at The Round Barn Farm in Waitsfield, Vermont. We’re head over heels for the bouquets by A Schoolhouse Garden! For their destination wedding, Jenifer and Alex (who live in Houston) knew instantly that this was the place they wanted to exchange vows when they saw the rustic charm of the 1910 barn and surrounding pastoral views. Jenifer, along with a bit of help from close friends, created many of the beautiful details including the door knob table numbers and banners, right down to the tags on the Tiny Pies and the “Love Is Sweet” stamped on the favor bags. Congrats to this creative couple! And thanks Christa Elyce Photography for sharing these lovely and inspiring images.
From the Bride…
On the Venue:
When we were engaged, I immediately knew I wanted an outdoor ceremony and something away from the city. Alex grew up in New England and it was an easy decision to find somewhere up there to have our wedding. The first time I saw the Inn at the Round Barn Farm, I knew right away that it was where we were going to get married. I loved its rustic charm and the owners and staff were so sweet and helpful. I knew that the style I wanted was rustic/vintage but elegant and that fit right in with the barn. I myself am very creative (and hardheaded) and had a hard time giving up decorating to others. So, I decided that with the help of my fiancé, best friend Sheron, my wonderful photographer/friend and a few great vendors, I could do most of the decor myself.
Details of the Day:
As for the planning side, I will say that it was tough planning from afar and trying to do so much myself. It is hard to visualize things without being able to see the space. Regardless, it was still fun to plan. It was great to get away a few times and visit Vermont to do the planning. For our wedding colors, I did not want to go with the typical fall colors of Oranges and Browns. So, instead I chose my Mother’s favorite color, plum/purple, and peach, a muted orange tone to lighten it up a bit. My mother passed away a few years ago and I wanted to do what I could to have it feel like she was there. She is who inspired all of my creativity! The florist had great ideas that mimicked my own and our style was very much the same. This made it so much easier! I think that one of the most important things is to have vendors that you feel comfortable with and that understand what you are looking for. Nancy at A Schoolhouse Garden was just that. She helped make my dessert table dreams come true 🙂
Speaking of the dessert table… I think it was my favorite part of the decor! Being a cake designer myself I knew the look I was going for and was very picky about how it was styled. Nancy helped create the scene with her great props and hunted down some vintage plates for me. Marie-France at Cuisine Lucette provided that cake and all of the fabulous desserts. I told her it was very hard for me to hand over my wedding cake design to someone other than myself, but she did a great job! She also agreed to let Sheron and I make the flowers for the cake so that it had a personal touch to it. Sheron and I own Sugary and Chic Cake Boutique in Houston and we love what we do. We love creating wedding cakes for our brides. Of course we had to play a role in my own wedding cake!
On Planning a Destination Wedding:
I couldn’t have hoped for a better wedding. It went so smoothly thanks to Lisa Reisner and everyone else at the Round Barn. Without a doubt, it could not have happened without such a supportive (then) fiancé, my best friend Sheron, my family and great vendors to pull it all off. Many thanks to all involved! Overall, I loved having a destination wedding. It forces you to step out of the box, get away from the everyday hustle and bustle and also forces your guests to enjoy a mini vacation. Yes it was a bit hectic to plan, but worth every minute!
Photographer: Christa Elyce / Venue & Caterer: The Round Barn Farm / Flowers & Rentals: A Schoolhouse Garden / Hair & Makeup: Salon Cruz / Shoe Designer: Jimmy Choo / Bride’s Dress: Priscilla of Boston / Bridesmaid Dresses: J. Crew / Groom’s Attire: Men’s Warehouse / Stationery: Tweedle Press / Cake: Cuisine Lucette in conjunction with Sugary & Chic Cake Boutique / DJ: The Grift
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