A Bohemian, Vintage-Inspired Wedding at Vera Flora Farm in Gilsum, New Hampshire
Mary Bolton and Ali Killgren were inspired by "all things bohemian, vintage, romantic and ethereal" for their wedding at Vera Floral Farm. Ali repurposed her mother’s wedding gown for the day, along with a flower crown of lavender and small white petals. Mary wore a tiered lace halter gown and accessorized with a vintage ring and pearl bracelet that belonged to each of her grandmothers. A colorful comb of wildflowers completed her look. The ceremony took place in a wooded hilltop of the property. Ali built the natural wood arbor that was covered in textured blooms. The brides rode a friend's vintage Volkswagen bus to the site, then walked barefoot down the aisle and participated in a traditional Pagan handfasting ceremony. At the barn reception, simple florals added a subtle pop of color to the crisp white space. "On the long farm tables, single stems of greenery and flowers were placed in 150 antique apothecary bottles," the brides say. "The small textures, lots of greenery and seasonal wildflowers gave the bohemian feel we were after."
Our favorite #MakeTradition moment: "We incorporated a traditional Pagan handfasting into our ceremony, as we identify with this nature-based faith," the brides say. "This is done using a cord or ribbon and tying a knot over the hands of the wedded couple . It's where the term 'tying the knot' comes from."