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August 11, 2016  TAGS:  BARN  RUSTIC  INSPIRATION  PURPLE  GOLD  GREEN

Bonnie & Corey | Cambridge, Vermont

Bonnie & Corey Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Barn Wedding Inspiration | Vermont Bride Magazine

After Bonnie and Corey were engaged they spent many weekends touring New England for the perfect wedding venue. Bonnie then remembered the beautiful open space at Boyden Valley Winery, which she had toured with her parents months before. After the couple took a drive to check it out, in the dead of winter, they knew it was the ideal place for them. It was important to them both that the wedding was personalized to their relationship and so they ended up putting together most of the details themselves. Bonnie’s parents helped to hand craft table linens, centerpieces, a cupcake stand - even Bonnie’s veil! Almost ever piece of decor at the wedding was created by someone they love.

Because of the historic nature of the barn they were not allowed to have any open flames, but Bonnie still managed to create a warm, ambient lighted atmosphere by using amber colored lights inside of mason jars. The effect reminded Bonnie of her love of catching fireflies as a child. The color palette was an ombre of purples - from eggplant to lavender - as well as gold, and pops of green. The couple wanted to keep waste at a minimum so many items were up-cycled or ended up going home with them. Each guest received a potted cooking herb which doubled as part of the centerpieces.

The reception featured several mini desserts for their guests to enjoy and Bonnie had intended to have mini “his” and “hers” cakes in place of a traditional cake cutting. Due to time constraints the mini cakes did not make it but, on a whim, they decided to toast marshmallows at the outdoor s’mores bonfire and feed them to each other. It was completely spontaneous and very personal as the couple loves to camp and cook outdoors, and became one of their favorite moments. 

Bonnie and Corey’s advice for other couples planning a wedding; “This advice was given to us by my cousin Caroline who married us, it was such great advice, I will pass it along. Make sure there is a private space for the two of you to escape to immediately following the ceremony – some place you can be alone for a few minutes to take it all in. Also, have your caterer have a drink and some hors d'oeuvres ready for you in the space. You can toast to being married – and this might be the only time you eat!”

Bonnie & Corey Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Barn Wedding Inspiration | Vermont Bride Magazine

Bonnie & Corey Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Barn Wedding Inspiration | Vermont Bride Magazine

Bonnie & Corey Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Barn Wedding Inspiration | Vermont Bride Magazine

Bonnie & Corey Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Barn Wedding Inspiration | Vermont Bride Magazine

Bonnie & Corey Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Barn Wedding Inspiration | Vermont Bride Magazine

Bonnie & Corey Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Barn Wedding Inspiration | Vermont Bride Magazine

featured professionalsVENUE: The Barn at Boyden FarmPHOTOGRAPHER: Brit Perkins PhotographyCATERER: Spice of LifeDJ: Wedding DJ Vermont  | CUPCAKES: My Little CupcakeWEDDING GOWN: Madeleine’s DaughterALTERATIONS: Cape Cod AlterationsTUX: ExpressHAIR & MAKEUP: Salon Elixir  | VIDEOGRAPHER: Evan T. Perry/Brit Perkins Photography | EVENT RENTALS: Vermont Tent CompanyFAVORS: Boyden Valley Winery Wine Glasses