Harvest Weddings: The Barn
Whether restored to like-new condition, or majestically weathered by time and the elements, there is something about a barn that speaks to us. With their elegant post and beam architecture, ancient wood, and soaring ceilings, barns possess an undeniable poetry - they are truly the cathedrals of the countryside. No wonder so many couples marrying in Vermont choose a barn as the site for their celebration.
"Barns are history, and people feel that," says Belinda Norris of Belinda Norris Events. "If you make guests comfortable, they go home feeling embraced by that history." Even if we're not working the land, a barn somehow reestablishes a connection to the earth that many of us have lost, fulfilling a widespread yearning for a simpler time when the sun and the seasons - not cell phones and email - dictated the pace of daily life.