Oh friends, Monday is going to be exponentially brighter after seeing this gorgeous summer wedding from Asya Photography. Erin and Dan's barn wedding at Fiddle Lake Farm in Thompson, PA is all kinds of perfect. From the vintage + eclectic decor of the venue to their vintage getaway car, every piece of their wedding was full of meaning, and a true representation of them as a couple. If you've ever felt that a barn wedding was what you dreamed of, but weren't sure how you could decorate it, today's wedding is for you!
From the bride:
How did you two meet?: We met online, and had our first date at World Cafe Life for a benefit concert.
Venue - what is unique about this venue, what is your favorite thing about the venue? Where was the reception, where was the ceremony? We loved that this venue was in the middle of nowhere! You can barely get cell reception, it's quiet and full of nature's beauty. One of our favorite things about the venue is the family that runs it! They are accommodating, genuine and full of love. The reception took place in the barn, and the tent we rented since we exceeded the 150 person maximum. The ceremony was luckily held in the field - something we thought might not happen due to the weather forecast.
What was the theme of the wedding, and how would you describe the day? (ei. Rustic wedding, beach wedding, was it intimate or formal? ) The theme of our wedding was rustic chic. Almost 2 months later, people are still telling us how fabulous the wedding was and how it was "so us!" The day was filled with laughter, love and lots of food! Our ceremony was so special to us. We planned it for over 6 months, and incorporated philosophy & tradition that illuminate who we are as individuals and as a pair. We would describe this day as one that we will surely never forget, and are so grateful to all of those came to witness our sacred joining as one.
What were the colors of choice for the wedding… why? What personal touches did you add and were there any DIY projects? We picked basic colors of nature - mostly shades of green and white. We spend a lot of time outside enjoying nature, and we felt this color palette was inviting, warm and representative of our lives. While the original plan was to do a lot DIY, we ended up working with Forget-Me-Not vintage rentals to provide beautiful vintage plates, goblets and napkins for wonderful place settings. They also provided vintage seating - a long (and heavy) green couch, and 2 velvet chairs. We did a lot of the signage ourselves, including signs for our chairs, and various places around the barn. But our favorite DIY project was inspired by a Pinterest find that my father helped implement. Our seating chart was an old barn door my father found at a salvage yard in Boston. Dan and my father then put square head nails in perfectly straight lines on the upper half of the door. From there, I used wooden tags, attached to vintage skeleton keys collected by my grandfather and great aunt over the past 40+ years, to provide seating assignments. Each guest was then asked to write a "key to a successful marriage" or any other life tips they might feel inclined to share. This door was then proudly displayed in our farm house in Pennsylvania.
What will you remember most about your wedding day? What is a story you'll be telling for years to come? Did anything funny or unexpected happen? The fact that is never rained! It was supposed to be torrential downpours, and big winds..AND NOTHING! One of the most memorable moments was reading our vows to one another - we worked so hard to incorporate everything that we felt embodied the essence of our relationship.
I am sure we will be talking about the weather for years to come. In addition, people are still talking about the food & the bar! Epicurean not only delivers food that tastes amazing, but their presentation is out of this world. And their old-school mentality (NO DEPOSIT) made us feel like old family friends. The bar was all DIY and the whiskey bar was a bit hit. As far as unexpected...nothing really. But we will definitely remember all the wonderful dancing that took place - from our non-traditional mother/son & father/daughter dances extending to the bride's mother/groom & groom's father/bride dances, to some relatives dancing on big cocktail tables to the venue's son dancing the night away with our 5 year niece.
Vendors: Photographer: Asya Photography | Wedding Dress Designer: Kenneth Winston | Shoes: Johnston & Murphy | Men's Attire: JCrew Jacket & Tie, Nordstrom Pants & Shirt | Jewelry (including rings): Elaine Reef Jewelry + Littman Jewelers | Florist: Fox Hill Farm | Cake/Dessert: Epicurean Delight Catering | Catering: Epicurean Delight Catering | Music: Night Shift Entertainment | Planner/Coordinator: Lisa Criscera | Stationery: Mindy Wogan from TextStyle Designs | Transportation : Propst Transportation | Rentals: Forget-Me-Not Vintage Rentals; Rent-E-Vent