By: Jessica Robinson
We traveled up to Vermont this past week to do a property tour with one of our clients at The West Monitor Barn. It's this wonderful raw space, with enormous wood beams and just a wonderful blank area. The beautifully restored barn is incredible!! It's by far, one of my personal favorite venues.
If you can visualize this:
There are three sections to the barn. Ryan designs will be draping organic fabric over the doorway and to the floor. That will set the entrance as the doors are opened after cocktail hour to a glorious reception reviled. They are going to hang a collection of rod iron chandeliers down the center of the barn, along with organic fabric draped. They'll be an exclectic mix of chandeliers clustered over the dance floor to break up the space a bit. Ryan Designs will be also designing fabulous lounge areas (both outside and inside) for guests to mingle and enjoy. Erik Ryan, of Ryan designs has a GORGEOUS custom built farmhouse style table that we'll be setting up outside to serve guests some sort of refreshment after their ceremony overlooking the hills of Vermont. (under a custom built reclaimed barn wood canopy that we'll be building, which will be draped with flowing organic fabric and a few touches of flowers)
The guests will be seated at long, family style reception tables. Down the two sides, we're going to suspend old wood barn boards/planks from the rafters of the barn. We'll be screwing in the lids to jelly jars and having an array of glass jars hanging from the bottom of those boards. In addition to that, with all of the glow of flickering candles we'll be tying on little bottles (all uniform) with natural twine and garden rose blooms of reds, raspberry and magenta. A huge pop of color suspended from the beams of the barn. The place is going to be incredibly dressed to impress!
The tables will be dressed with linens from BBJ Linens and lots of little touches of color with flowers. The main colors are raspberry, reds and magenta. Their menu is going to be built off the Farm to Table concept. With as much food being produced locally as possible. This same theme will go into their out of town guest boxes. Natural, brown kraft boxes will be filled with pure maple syrup, locally produced honey, Vermont made wooden spoons and so much more. Carrying the same sense of local home with every guest that comes from afar.
We'll also be lining the ledge of the barn with battery operated pillar candles for even more romantic glow. Ryan Designs has so many wonderful fabric treatments to choose from, throw pillows, custom designed chandeliers and so much more that they can add to your event.
I'm thankful that we have the opportunity to design so many fabulous events and that each of them are unique. We're looking forward to weddings in the city this year (both Boston and New York) and all over. Each wedding being as personal as the client we create them for!