This wedding shot and filmed by Birke Photography captures the mood of a gorgeous Vermont destination wedding perfectly. Love how Joey and Kiki blended their roots at a completely different location while staying true to who they are — Joey is from Kentucky and Kiki is from New Hampshire, and I couldn’t think of a better place than Vermont for a chic New England barn wedding!

From the Bride: when Joey and I got engaged, I was so thrilled, but had no idea where or how to go about planning the wedding. As a designer, I of course had some pretty specific ideas of how I wanted it to look, but choosing a location was very difficult.
Joey was born and raised in Erlanger, KY. I am an army brat, and haven’t lived in any one place for more than three years. However, my extended family is in New Hampshire, where both my parents grew up. For a few months we could not decide, but then a trip to Vermont changed everything. I had researched barns in New England as possible venues, and came up with some great possibilities. Joey and I took a long weekend and visited several locations, but the Inn at Mountain View Farm took our breath away! Suddenly, it made perfect sense. This place had all the country charm of Joey’s native Kentucky, mixed with the casual elegance of my native New England. Also, it reminded me of the place my mother and her 9 siblings were born; on a dairy farm in Quebec that I visited as a child. I couldn’t imagine the wedding being anywhere else.

rustic chic Vermont wedding
rustic chic Vermont wedding

rustic chic Vermont wedding

From the start, I knew that I wanted our wedding to be personal, intimate, and speak to who we are as a couple. I don’t like things to be overcomplicated or thematic at all. I wanted everything to be as authentic as possible, and for the choices I made to unfold naturally. We are pretty laid back- so it didn’t make sense for us to fuss over every detail. The reception was in the large Morgan barn. The old horse stalls sectioned off tables on either side of the wedding party, which was seated in the center of the barn at a long table. Randi Nonni of Silver Toad Floral Designs decorated all the tables. She made my vision come to life by using long moss runners down the center of the tables, topped with flowers in vintage ball jars, glass bottles, and tin watering cans that I bought at antique stores. She was so liberated when I said there was no color palette!

rustic chic Vermont wedding

rustic chic Vermont wedding

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Vendors + Venue (East Burke, VT):

Venue: Inn at Mountain View Farm / Photography and Videography: Birke Photography / Caterer’s: Vermont Spice of Life / Florist: Silver Toad Floral Designs / DJ: Sound Rock Entertainment / Classical Guitarist: Buzz Hubbard / Wedding Dress: BHLDN / Hair accessory: Handmade by Bride / Wedding Cake: Made by Aunt


Comments (11):

  • Ruth on August 3, 2011

    This wedding seems so natural and perfect. The lacey flats with the gold flower, where did you get those from? they're so adorable!
  • Grammy on July 29, 2011

    This wedding was magical and whimsical!!! Kiki has always stood out as being different in an artistic way, as her wedding exemplifies.
  • Shannon on July 28, 2011

    beautiful! beautiful! i love vermont. what a beautiful wedding and a wonderful couple!
  • Danielle Beaudette on July 28, 2011

    Kiki and Joey, What an absolutely beautiful wedding! We are so sorry we couldn't make it. The love you feel for each other bursts through in every picture in your video! We wish you many years of wonderful experiences together!
  • Carole Phaneuf on July 26, 2011

    What a beautiful post! The bride and groom are gorgeous and so natural. Love how everything came together! Just perfect!!
  • Isabel DreamWeddingItaly on July 26, 2011

    falling in love with barn weddings! This one is astonishing, really beautiful. Great decorations inside and of course wonderful photos! thanks for posting
  • Paige on July 26, 2011

    what a lovely video! loved how fresh and natural everything felt. bride and groom adorable couple:)
  • Emily Heizer, Photography with Flair on July 25, 2011

    LOvely white balloons! I don't think I have ever seen white heart balloons before! They are wonderful! The barn is fantastic too! Really reminds me of the wedding I had featured on here (it was just published in a magazine actually, just blogged about it- although) in terms of set up and style. It's beautiful, I don't know how to describe it other than,,, maybe "classic barn?" lol Is that silly? But the twinkle lights and the charming decor, it really IS classic barn and is done well, so Bravo to Kiki and Joey! I'm jealous- I would have LOVED to have shot a wedding in Vermont when I was there a couple years ago! And this is why! Ha! Congratulations you two! :)
  • Jacqueline L. on July 25, 2011

    Her eyes look stunning in that portrait! Cute wedding
  • Serena {Love By Serena} on July 25, 2011

    Love this! Very cute! =)
  • Jasmine on July 25, 2011

    Love how there was no color palette! Congrats Kiki and Joey!


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