Barn at Gibbett Hill Wedding by Snap! Photography
April 9, 2012
New England
Rustic Weddings

We have Snap! Photography to thank for giving us our daily dose of lovely this morning, and it's coming by way of this gorgeous wedding at The Barn at Gibbett Hill. With a classic color palette we never tire of (love the pop of green) and beautiful birch details (how amazing is that birch cake by Konditor Meister?!), this winter wedding is the epitome of winter chic. See it all here!

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From the Bride... It's funny, the whole birch thing came from Dave — we're kind of outdoorsy (or I try to keep up with his outdoorsy side anyway) and being that it was winter and the reception is in a barn, we thought it fit! Strangely, one of the only things he had an opinion on was the flowers and he said "I don't know. I think, like, birch would be fun," so we took it and went with it! Dave's dad brews his own beer out of the basement of Dave's parents house, which was given out at the end of the night of everyone's way home. He was so psyched to be showcasing his special home brew for the wedding, and we were proud to showcase it. We also gave out Vermont maple syrup as a favor. Dave's sister Amy's boyfriend has acres and acres of land in Vermont that he does maple sugaring on, so we thought that it make that a perfect favor with our rustic theme.

As much as you'll laugh, I was never a beer drinker in college or even after, but Dave is QUITE the beer connoisseur, so naturally , when we started dating I had to up the ante. Now we together have more favorite beers than I would have ever dreamed, hence us naming all of our tables after our most favorite beers. Dave has been an insane Bruins fan since he was in diapers, so last year, the winning of the Stanley Cup was more than he ever could have dreamed. So a special appearance by Rene Rancourt as a surprise wedding gift from me to him was an obvious choice.

Like I said, we really tried to play the birch theme up. We had flower pots with our initials inside of a heart carved into them that we did ourselves (it was a theme with our save the dates and invitations) that also went on the tags on the maple syrup favors. And with the beer theme, each table card had a bottle cap of one of our favorite beers on them — we had this jar in our apartment that we would toss beer caps into every time we opened one, and one we day said, "What are we going to do with all of these?" After we got engaged, we came up with a way to use them!

Wedding Photography: Snap! Photography / Wedding Venue: The Barn at Gibbett Hill in Groton, Massachusetts / Floral Design: B&G Sawin Florist / Cinematography: Ready Set Film / Wedding Cake: Konditor Meister / Programs: DIY with Materials from Paper Source / Trolley: A Limo Affair / Photo Booth: The Original PhotoLounge by Snap! / Entertainment: Rene Rancourt from the Boston Bruins Singing the National Anthem / DJ: NuImage Entertainment / Wedding Dress: Vineyard Collection for Priscilla of Boston (Now Closed) / Bridesmaids' Dresses: Alfred Sung