Carly and Charlie (do you love how that sounds as much as I do?) were married in Shelburne with a reception at The Coach Barn at Shelburne Farms this July. There is something to be said for planning your wedding and being somewhat laid back about the details that others can get bogged down by…Carly was as trusting as a bride can be about letting me bring her “casual, wildflower feel” to life. This couple had fun with the table numbers (they used different football players’ names in personalized frames!) and even had an arcade game for guests to practice their hunting skills on “Big Buck”. I bet their guests got a kick out of that!
The bride’s bouquet featured yellow dahlias, mini green hydrangea, yellow, orange & white ranunculus, fresh mint and bupleurum.
The bridesmaids wore black dresses (beautiful, summery black dresses!) and carried bouquets that featured yellow roses.
Centerpieces in mason jars were filled with snapdragons, ranunculus, dahlias, freesia, roses, cottage yarrow and crespedia for a fresh-from-the-field wildflower feeling.
A wooden sap bucket greeted guests as they entered the coach barn.
Seating cards stamped with either a chicken, fish or carrot pointed guests in the right direction.
On a bright sunny day the Coach Barn was filled with light.
A little color in the courtyard welcomes guests.
Here is one more shot of the attendants’ bouquets all boxed up for delivery. Love those yellow roses.
Congratulations to Carly and Charlie! I often think about how exciting it must be for guests to visit Shelburne Farms for the first time as they drive down the road past the Dairy Barn, past the sheep and cows in the pasture, catching glimpses of Lake Champlain along the way and finally arriving on the shore of the lake on such a magnificent day. Vermont at its finest.