Nikki and Eric were a joy to work with. Their family and friends were fun and laid back…and ever detail was simple and stunning, including have photography taken down by our stream. All photography is by Todd Wilson, photographer extraordinaire.
We love the Mad River Barn…it’s true…but when we can host a wedding that truly is the essence of everything Vermont…than it becomes more than a place we live at and love… but a magical location where family and friends create memories that will last a lifetime.
And that’s what happened at Nikki and Eric’s wedding this summer here at the Inn. We can’t even begin to describe all the amazing details, so we will show you through the eyes of their incredible photographer, Todd Wilson Photography and the words of the lovely couple themselves (at the end of the pictures).
Thank you for sharing your special day with us and allowing us to share it with those who dream of their own Vermont wedding.
Ours, Heather and Andrew
We love the fact that Nikki and Eric incorporated lots of the Inn itself in their wedding preparations… including this gorgeous shot of the dress on our sign.
Getting ready in one of Inn’s rooms. We were so happy that most of their friends and family stayed with us for over four days, allowing them to really spend some quality time together.
Photo opportunities abound in the Mad River Valley, Waitsfield, Warren area…including a historic covered bridge…
Group shots down by the stream next to our inn… does it get any better?
Ohhh… We see that it does get better. Having fun in Sunglasses….
The creativity of this wedding astounded us…there were enough DIY Craft wedding projects to fill a book. And so tastefully done. Simple, Vermont, Country, Elegant…these are all the words that describe how Nikki, Eric and their family created their romantic gorgeous tent wedding in our backyard.
Birch Logs sliced for name cards for place setting…
Painted terra cottage pots as center pieces…
Family and friend pictures clipped onto a cloths line — okay this was our favorite!!! Clever you guys!!
Even a “leave your fingerprint” family and friend tree — that they will frame as artwork.
Put it all together and WOW!
Our backyard is so large that they even put out some lawn games for all to enjoy!
Of course, a Vermont wedding is not complete without some famous Vermont beers and ciders… Heady Topper… Citizen Cider… these guys really know how to throw a party! Since we already have a great bar and some amazing bartenders, we’re able to make life easier for the wedding party by serving the wine, beer and alcohol.
Vermont’s summers and falls are pretty amazing…and this day did not disappoint. Let the games begin.
We loved the fact that not only did Nikki and Eric have their wedding reception on our back lawn but they also had the ceremony there as well. No need to drive from place to place. Chairs were set up outside and it was lovely, no-stress, ceremony… Perfect for Vermont!
We’re so happy that our outdoor bar that we had made out of reclaimed wood got some fun use… It looks so pretty!
Look at that picture! Stunning…Love the streamers they hung from the trees… it gives an amazing backdrop to their outdoor wedding ceremony.
More great pictures in our very own backyard… They really took advantage of all the spaces we have. That made us so happy!
Wooden Spoon Catering did an amazing job with the food and their displays.
Happy Times had by all…
Okay… love the decoration this cake…wood circles with letters…you can’t help but say….Ahhhhh….
Time to turn on the lights…no one wanted to stop dancing, everyone was having so much fun.
We’re happy they took advantage of our fire pit and made some S’mores…This is such a great picture of Eric and Nikki — it really shows how fun they are and how in love they are.
The stars decided to come to the wedding as well. Todd Wilson captured the wedding at night beautifully.
It is hard to find words to describe this picture and this weekend filled with fun and laughter. All we can say is thank you Nikki and Eric for making Mad River Barn a part of the most special day (and days) of your lives. And for the kind words below…
Dear Heather and Andrew,
Eric and I just got back from 2 weeks of honeymooning and celebrating our wedding and I am still in awe of how amazing the entire weekend was. Thank you so much for all the help in coordinating 200 people over the course of the weekend. I have heard nothing but rave reviews of the entire event and how awesome the two of you were, and really we couldn’t agree more!
We wanted a wedding where our friends and family could spend a weekend together and share our love of Vermont and the mountains and just being outside as well as have a central location to meet up and the MRB was so perfect for everything.
The wedding itself was unbelievable, of course we are bias, but it was the best night of our lives for sure. Between the awesome dance party, standing in the river in our wedding outfits, late night fire pit, amazing food and beer, lawn games, star gazing and fresh air (dancing on the bar late at night?) the day was everything we ever imagined and more.
Many people wish they could do relive their wedding days, but we both agree that the whole 4 days we were up there could not have been any better and there is no way we could ever repeat that weekend. We are so very content and grateful for everyone who helped make our wedding unforgettable.
So thank you thank you thank you for everything!
We will be seeing you this winter for sure!
Nikki & Eric