A new gothic baroque twist on the Vermont barn wedding theme – wedding inspiration

August 26, 2014

Weddings in the barns at Riverside farm are unique for their combination of the honest rustic buildings that hold them and the elegant chic events they contain.  We are always honored when a group of wedding professionals choose our barns for a styled wedding inspiration shoot.  Last winter photographer Christina Bernales brought a team to Riverside to create a Gothic Baroque spin on the Vermont wedding.  We hope you enjoy her photos and they inspire you to see new possibilities for traditional Vermont barn wedding venues.  Be sure to scroll down to read Christinas thoughts about the shoot and to see the names of all the artists and wedding professionals that worked together to create these beautiful images.


Bride and Groom barn wedding

A gothic / baroque twist on the classic Vermont barn wedding


Photographer and creative Christina Bernales’ thoughts on the shoot:

“Our main goal for the shoot was to put a new spin on the “Vermont Rustic Wedding Theme” by incorporating textures and bold dark colors reminiscent of Gothic or Baroque paintings while mixing in elements found naturally in Vermont. One thing people might not notice are the silk flowers we used in the arrangements. Since we planned our shoot in the winter, we decided to give silk flowers a try. Erin was able to mix live and faux florals to put together two stunning bouquets for our bride and bridesmaid.

On our main table we used driftwood and antlers for texture as well as pyrite and black tourmaline stones for a little bit of bling. One of my favorite details are the goblets, even though those particular ones could not be used to drink out of. The Red Barn at Riverside farm was the perfect location for our shoot bringing a balance of rustic and elegant. The dark patina of the wood inside and the beautiful light entering through the windows really brought the shoot and all the little pops of color to life.”



Barn wedding venue at Riverside Farm Vermont


Rustic inspiration for barn wedding table

Rustic textures

Rustic Vermont meets baroque wedding details

Rustic Vermont meets baroque wedding details


Baroque meets Gothic Table Scape

Baroque meets gothic table scape

Barn wedding gothic chic inspiration

Barn wedding gothic chic inspiration

Vermont Barn Wedding meets Gothic Baroque credits:

Florals & Styling – Erin Ostreicher
Photography & Styling – Christina Bernales
Lettering, stationary, design – Christa Alexandra
Calligraphy – inkyquills
Make-Up – Marieanne Souza
Venue – Riverside Farm‘s Red Barn
Cake – Caketopia Cakes
Catering – The Wooden Spoon
Talent – Lulu Lovering, Hannah Hoffman, Andy Churchill
Bridesmaid’s Gown – Fiori Bridal
Bride’s Gowns – Brooklyn designer Rebecca Schoneveld
Shoes – Valentino
Groom’s Attire – Miller Bros-Newton
Cutlery, Glasses, Plates – Vintage Inspired Marketplace
Driftwood – Save On Crafts

Interested in a wedding at Riverside or Amee Farm in Vermont?  Contact us.