Sarah & Aaron’s Rustic Vintage Wedding

June 16, 2011

Sarah & Aaron were married at the bride’s Grandparent’s farm in Lake Ariel, PA. “Our wedding could not have been done as well as it was without the selfless help of our family and friends,” the bride told me. “People were always volunteering their time to help us out in any way they could. And in that way our wedding day was not just about me and Aaron, but a celebration of our friends and family as well. Our community not only came around us in support of our marriage the day of the wedding, but were also a big part in making it the beautiful day that it was!”

Their rustic vintage theme was set by the venue, but continued with the DIY elements the couple put into their day like the fabric garlands and tin can lanterns. “We didn’t want one of those cookie cutter weddings that you go to a store to pick out and purchase every little thing. No printed napkins, no machined decorations–we wanted a hand and a heart to create our wedding instead, ” Sarah continued.

“So naturally, as an artist, I decided to design our wedding! From the invitations to the fabric banners, there was love infused into every piece. I kept the decorations simple to compliment the natural beauty around us. The barn on the property has been there since my Grandmother can remember (this is where she grew up), and is beautiful with age. Once it was cleaned out by some willing friends and family, it’s beauty spoke for itself. All I did was add a few simple fabric banners and tin can lanterns (with led candles of course!).”

“The tent was adorned with more fabric banners, fabric flower garlands and beautiful flower arrangements that filled the antique bottles I found in my Grandparent’s attic.  I also found antique root beer and milk boxes, wheelbarrows, and other things to add to the rustic feel. So as you can see, our wedding was filled with things from the past that stood the test of time–mini testaments to the way things can last when they are cared for. Just like a marriage.”

The ceremony was a very special one, and during the reception the couple planted a tree on their Grandparent’s land. “I really loved the tree planting ceremony during the reception. Aaron gave a wonderful speech explaining its purpose (how like a tree a marriage needs nurturing and love to grow…) It also gave us a few moments “away” from everyone and I got to whisper to him how handsome I thought he looked.”

Thanks to Sarah & Aaron and their photographer Bradley for sharing this wonderful wedding with us today.

Photography Credit: Rhema Images Photography assisted by Bryan Shattuck
Venue: Bride’s Grandparent’s Farm
Bride’s Dress: David’s Bridal
Bride’s Shoes: Mix No. 6 from DSW
Bride’s Veil: DIY
Bridesmaid’s Dresses: David’s Bridal
Cake: The Gluten Free Baker
Cake Topper: DIY
Band: Coal Town Rounders