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Barn At Gibbet Hill Wedding

What do you get when you combine the breathtaking locale known as The Barn At Gibbet Hill with one gorgeous + crafty bride-to-be?  Some serious pretty.  Pretty that is dripping in fabulous DIY details (I’m looking at you chalkboards, table runners and invites), rustic meets elegant stylings and a whole lot of magical moments captured by Lindsay Flanagan Photography.  See them all here.

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From Lindsay Flanagan Photography… Leah and Kevin added some charming touches to their day, including the bride’s Mother’s necklace fastened to the bouquet, homemade jam from The Barn at Gibbet Hill as favors, and a candy bar at the end of the night. The bride and her mother collected all of the centerpiece vases from farm stands and antique shops. The bride also created the chalkboards, the table runners and even the invitations!

Photographer: Lindsay Flanagan Photography | Wedding Dress: Jenny Yoo | Florist: Floral Arts (Mike Spano) | Wedding Cake: Konditor Meister | Ceremony Venue: The Barn At Gibbet Hill | Reception Venue: The Barn At Gibbet Hill | Bridesmaids Dresses: J. Crew | Makeup Artist: Beautiful Faces (Alison Melkonian) | DJ: Entertainment Concepts | Groom's Suit: J. Crew | Wedding Dress Store: Flair Bridal

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Groton Wedding at The Barn At Gibbet Hill

It’s a well-known fact that The Barn At Gibbet Hill is a magical place where adorable duos go to tie the knot; a place where classic details and rustic elements join forces to create some of the prettiest days you’ll ever see.  And when it’s a drop-dead gorgeous affair like this one captured by Ruth Eileen, well… happy, happy Friday.  See every beautiful moment right here in the full gallery.

And a gorgeous film from Jeff Brouillet Films?  Yes, please.

From the Bride… There were a few big things that Justin and I knew we wanted for our wedding. We knew we wanted it to be a great celebration – a wonderfully fun day for all of our guests. And to do that, we knew we had to have a great venue, delicious food, a lively band and of course open bar, so those were the major items on our “must-have” list. We were fortunate to get all of them!

With the big items secured, it was easier to focus on all the details and with a 14-month long engagement there was plenty of time to do that. To me, the details really mattered so I obsessed over them to the point where sometimes I thought I was overdoing it – but in the end, they all added up to a beautiful day!

My mom was such a champion for our big day and spent hours talking and planning over all the tiny details. I wanted it to feel really personal so a lot of them were homemade and special to us. I had my grandmother’s thimble in my bouquet (she was a seamstress) as she was the one who introduced us. And the favors were tiny jars of jam made by my aunt and her daughter-in-law. My mom and I spent a week with them at their home in NC finishing up the jars by tying little scraps of fabric on with twine and adding the “CJ” label. While there, we also purchased a large role of burlap that my aunt then made into long table runners for the round reception tables. We started collecting the little glass jars at various spots and even found an old wooden crate we could use to stack the jams.

The creativity didn’t stop when we returned home to Boston and we spent every weekend combing through craft stores and antique shops collecting all of the essential details that comprised our day.

Justin and I were very happy with the way the day came together and felt that it was as near perfect as it could possibly be. People always say it’s the best day of your life and for us, it truly was. We were surrounded by all of the people we love most in the world in a beautiful setting as we committed ourselves to one another for life – there isn’t anything better than that!

Photography: Ruth Eileen | Videographer: Jeff Brouillet Films | Wedding Dress: Wtoo | Floral Design: Flourish | Cake: Konditor Meister | Invitations: Happy Frog | Ceremony Venue: St. Catherine’s Roman Catholic Church | Reception Venue: The Barn At Gibbet Hill | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Wtoo | Hair & Makeup: Special Event Beauty
 | Band: Wilson Stevens Productions

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Whimsical Massachusetts Farm Wedding from Iris and Light

Barn weddings might bring visions of a more rustic fête, but you know what I love? I love when Brides sprinkle in a little glamour and add a touch of elegance just for good measure. Because the result is always a wedding that makes my jaw drop right to my desk, and there is nothing I love more than that. Take this Gibbet Hill captured by Iris and Light for instance, it’s the perfect marriage of rustic and elegance, and it’s the definition of lovely. See it all here.

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From the Bride… Gary and I met on my first day at work, at a small advertising agency in Boston. Two months later we went on our first date, and less than a year after that we were engaged. We had a year and a half engagement, which gave us plenty of time to plan the wedding of our dreams without much stress. We knew that we wanted a different venue, something more laid back and rustic. As soon as we stepped foot into The Barn at Gibbet Hill, we knew it was the perfect place. Rustic meets elegant. My dress came next – billowy and romantic – I fell in love with it immediately. With our rustic venue, and my romantic dress, we had the mood and theme for our wedding. We decided on peaches, blush pinks, gold and sage green to complement the warm wood textures of the venue. Pinwheels and fans and cows (oh my!) added the whimsy that really represented our personalities.

As an art director and graphic designer, I really wanted to be hands on with the design of our wedding. From the save the dates, to the invitations, to the menus and programs, I designed all of the pieces of our wedding. I wanted to give it a whimsical rustic look to tie into our theme. I created little tags that I tied with peach bakers twine to bubbles, and we placed them on each of the guests’ seats for the ceremony. The favors were little muslin bags with hot air balloons or Chinese lanterns imprinted on them, and filled with cow tails candy. We had the most fun creating our cake topper – the little flags that we arched over two kissing cows.

I was never that girl who already had her entire wedding planned before even being engaged. But the one thing that I did know was my photographer. John from Iris and Light is a very old friend, and I always knew that I wanted him to photograph my wedding. Iris and Light’s photography is absolutely stunning, and so we flew them out from Los Angeles for the big day. We couldn’t have been happier with how the photos turned out. They perfectly captured every emotion of every moment that day. Absolutely priceless.

Photography: Iris and LIght | Wedding Dress: White by Vera Wang | Floral Design: Flourish | Wedding Cake: Konditor Meister | Invitations: Designed by Bride | Shoes: Vera Wang Lavender | Bridesmaids' Dresses: J.Crew | DJ: Robert Guay | Groom's Attire: J.Crew | Bridesmaids' Earrings: Kate Spade | Earrings: J.Crew | Hair + Makeup: Atmosphere Salon | Wedding Venue: The Barn At Gibbet Hill

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