With a beautiful farm setting and soft elegant details, this barn wedding from Lindsey LaRue Photography is a easy to fall in love with! I’m particularly in love with the ceremony decor, with the long sweeping fabric draped in the trees. The whole look is so serene and romantic!
We knew from the beginning that we wanted an outdoor wedding and a location beautiful enough that it would stand on its own with minimal decoration. We were so blessed to find Sweet Meadow which was a little piece of heaven outside of the city. We never really chose a theme or style we just knew what we liked and we made all our decisions on the idea of simple but elegant.
The necklace I wore on my wedding day was passed down from my parents. It was the necklace my father gave my mother after she gave birth to me, she had a particularly difficult pregnancy and I almost didn’t make it so as a thank you to my mother for braving such a hard nine months he gave her the necklace. On the night before my wedding my parents passed it on to me. Also in a pouch in my bouquet was full of heirlooms from all four of my grandparents my grandmother’s blue broach, my granny’s pearls, my grandfathers pendant and my other grandfathers ring, which was particularly special because he passed away only eight months before the wedding.
The ceremony was amazing, we created a ceremony along with our officiant Hannah Hill that was unique and personal to us complete with a community affirmation, multiple readings and vows written by us and crafted from Ruth 1:16.
There were two things that steered every single one of our decisions about the wedding, the first was we wanted our ceremony and reception to be centered around community because we only decided to have a wedding instead of eloping because we wanted to celebrate with the people we love. The second was that we wanted the wedding to be fun and a reflection of us.
It was so important to us that everyone have a good time and that nothing felt false. We only incorporated wedding traditions that were important to us, we skipped typical catering because we would much rather eat tacos than a steak dinner, we went without professional hair and make up because we wanted to look like ourselves, we crafted the playlist ourselves because we knew our crowd and the vibe we wanted the best. We wanted our wedding day to be a reflection of us.
Most of the details were done by us or by wonderful family and friends. All of the signs at the wedding were created by me or made in conjunction with Old Grey Mary’s, family friends who have a business allowing bride’s to come make custom pieces for their wedding. The invitations, place cards, and the photo booth were all made by us or our family.
The toasts were also truly magical, everyone gave heartfelt speeches that really touched us, it’s not every day you get to hear the people you love most pour out their heart to you it’s a memory we will always cherish. My absolute favorite moment of the wedding was dancing under the stars with my new husband and all those we hold dear, there was so much love in my heart and surrounding us, it’s a moment I will remember for the rest of my life.
Photography | Lindsey LaRue Photography | Venue | Sweet Meadow Farm at Beech Creek | Florals | Flowers of Rome | Catering | Tex’s Tacos | Cake | Delightful Bitez | Popsicles | King of Pops | Rentals | Unlimited Party Rentals | Decor | Old Grey Mary’s | Dress | Justin Alexander from Bel Fiore Bridal | Bridesmaid Dresses | Bill Levkoff