Rustic + Romantic Wedding at Hopeland Farm • Matoli Keely Photography


We’re doing a happy dance this morning because this wedding from Matoli Keely Photography makes us insanely happy and we can’t. Stop. Staring…. Jennifer + Max’s June wedding at their family farm, Hopeland, is absolutely gorgeous in every way. Classic, romantic, rustic and oh-so pretty, every detail is absolute perfection. Jennifer’s stunning Pronovias gown, the lush greenery (THAT bouquet!!), the blush mismatched bridemaids gowns, the backdrop of the farm, and of course, the cutest couple you ever did see. We could get lost in these photos all day, and might do exactly that. Enjoy, friends!

From the Bride: Max and I were friends for 9 months before we started dating, and after a year and a half of dating, we made a move to San Diego, CA to pursue our love for Mexican food, and then back to D.C., where we launched a small catering company, JM Cottage Foods. We started catering intimate multi-course dinner parties, cocktail parties, holiday parties, and miraculously became caterers for Barack Obama. On a trip up to Max’s home town of Lancaster, PA, Max took me to his family’s farm. He gave me a tour of the 100 acres on the John Deere Gator, pretended to lose the keys, and proposed.

Hopeland Farm was a no brainer for our wedding. The farm has been in Max’s family for 50 years, Hopeland Farm is a rustic venue, but we wanted to dress it up a little to capture the feel of a more formal wedding. We kept our colors really neutral, only using copper to accent because we both love copper cook-ware. We loved the contrast of Max in a tuxedo, but with natural greenery and the barns as backdrop. We started with the ceremony in the field overlooking the heart-shaped pond, had cocktails in the corn-crib, dinner under a white tent, and danced in the tobacco barn.

Photographer: Matoli Keely
Wedding Planner: Planned Perfection
Venue: Hopeland Farm
Florist: Violet Gardens
Baker: Confection Witch
Band: Dance Candy
Hair: Bristle & Prim Salon Khara Williams
Dress: Pronovias from Love Couture in Potomac, MD
Rentals: DC Rentals
Tent/Lighting: Tents for Rent