An Elegant Folksy Wedding at The Inn at Mountain View Farm in East Burke, Vermont

Katie Urso (30, Designer) met John Biehn (31, Sales Professional) in Jackson Hole, Wyoming through a mutual friend. Both lovers of the outdoors, the n

Katie Urso (30, Designer) met John Biehn (31, Sales Professional) in Jackson Hole, Wyoming through a mutual friend. Both lovers of the outdoors, the newly set-up pair opted for a mountain bike adventure as their first date. The two amateurs bravely cycled on the top of Teton Pass together, not knowing the sport would eventually bond them together. After years of summer bike rides and winter ski dates, the adventurous duo set out for a routine morning ride in the woods near their now Connecticut home. Little did Katie know, John had a special surprise waiting at a sunny spot where they planned to take a break. On bended knee, John asked Katie for her hand, while a shocked Katie was too stunned to even dismount her set of wheels. The soon to be Mr. and Mrs. knew they wanted their big day to embrace the beauty of the outdoors they love so dearly, ultimately deciding on the Inn at Mountain View Farm in East Burke, Vermont. Here, the couple hosted a wedding weekend featuring not one but four musical ensembles and activites to keep guests entertained. “We were able to transform our wedding into a mini music festival with mountain biking, hiking, brewery tours and corn mazes to fill the days,” says bride Katie.

Katie, a designer by trade, created the invitation suite for the big day. A sketch of the classic red barn venue took center stage, while modern calligraphy accents offset the relaxed style.
Bride and Mother Getting Ready
Fall Bride with a Vibrant Red Bouquet
Katie's best friend Chloe Showell of Flowers by Chloe in Jackson Hole, Wyoming designed all the floral aspects of the couple's celebration. Katie clutched a bold arrangement of garden roses, dahlias, and greenery.
A white ribbon stitched with the couples’ names and wedding date finished Katie’s bridal bouquet, serving double duty as a wrap and Katie’s “something blue.” John held an identical ribbon in his suit pocket throughout the big day.
Red Ranunculus Boutonniere
Bride and 'maids in Poppy Hued J.Crew Dresses
Groom and Groomsmen in Gray J.Crew Suits
Classic Red Barn Venue
Outdoor Wooden Ceremony Arch
The bride and groom, lovers of folk and bluegrass music, processed to the nontraditional tune of a bluegrass duet-- featuring a banjo and acoustic guitar.
Traditional Bride and Father Processional
John was all smiles at the altar as he anxiously awaited Katie's arrival at the end of the aisle. Her offered an eager wave to his bride to be and her father as they processed.
Excited Bride and Groom Recessional
Outdoor Farm Venue Cocktail Hour
John proudly displayed his newly adorned left hand just after the ceremony concluded. While taking their portraits, the bride and groom were sure to get in on the cocktail hour fun.
Mixed Plate of Passed Cocktail Hour Appetizers
Clean White Escort Card Display
Strands of bulbs lit the barn space, providing a dreamy romantic mood. A long farm style table ran the length of the refurbished barn, with smaller round tables in what used to be horse stables on either side of the space.
A centrally located menu card informed guests of every course. The seated meal featured a selection comfort food favorites including pork spare ribs or beef brisket and autumn go-tos like roasted squash and red potatoes.
Guests easily found their assigned tables thanks to personalized numbers featuring photographs of the bride and groom from throughout their relationship.
A Fun Filled Group Shot
Katie and John sent guests home with a collection of their favorite tunes, including folk and bluegrass favorites played by the musical acts throughout the wedding weekend. The attached tag read "Thanks for Biehen here," a play on the couple's newly shared surname.
String Lights in Barn Reception Space