Having your wedding on a farm not only sends a message, it helps support the local area which is awesome. You obviously must love animals and nature and to have it as a backdrop of your special day is a pretty nice way to give thanks to Mother Earth.
My husband and I fell in love with our venue the minute we saw it. Being the oldest restoration farm in New York City, we knew it would be perfect for us. From the animals and farmland to the vineyards and restored antique buildings, every aspect of the Queens County Farm said Melissa and Danny. Since we are both vegetarian and support animal rights as well as love the outdoors, we felt comfortable and right at home. This is how you should feel at your wedding venue. I know a lot of people choose their place because they think its pretty but if you have a connection to it, the event experience is that much better.
Here is some inspiration for having a farm wedding. The possibilities are endless depending on where you choose but no matter the venue, the Earth is the main attraction.
Spring and summer are definitely popular seasons for weddings. However, sometimes the hot weather can put a damper on the festivities. No one likes to sweat when they are dressed up, especially the bride and groom!
Here are some ideas when having a summer wedding. If you are having a reception outside I can only say, keep it cool, fun and comfortable. Hope they inspire all the sun loving couples out there who plan to incorporate this season into their special day.
Keeping the decor light and airy is what you want to try to do. Stay within summer’s elements with blooms and lush natural beauty. Even when using dark colors, you should reflect off their heaviness with pastels or light neutrals. Just so it doesn’t feel stuffy.
Most brides choose to throw their bouquet at their wedding but since I created mine, I wanted to preserve it for years to come. So I dried the flowers by hanging the bouquet in my basement for 2 weeks. It’s the darkest and driest place in my house. It took me awhile to find a shadow box that was perfect but 2 months later, I found it and couldn’t be happier. It was on sale too!
I laid out my bouquet in the center and dressed it up as it was on my wedding day. Adorned with vintage lace and the key Danny gave me during our engagement. I showcased each of our vows under the bouquet, in their original state, and then added a few more dried flowers from our wedding in the corners along with another small vintage key.
I can’t say enough how much I love my wedding box. I feel every bride should have something like this. Now I can treasure the details of our ceremony forever and have a beautiful memory showcased for all to see.