Rachel and Duane’s rustic farm wedding is the perfect blog to help get things kicked off for the 2020 wedding season. Not only did the entire wedding seem like it was designed by us like a stylized shoot to show off our brand, but the bride and groom made it extremely easy for us to tell their story. Storytelling is a popular buzz word that gets tossed around in the wedding industry but it’s also something that we take a lot of pride in. The four of us had spent a couple of hours walking around Philly just a little less than a year earlier capturing photos to celebrate their engagement. It was just before Christmas and felt like the North Pole more so than Philly but Sandi and I had a great time getting to know the two of them, learning that we had a lot in common.
The more they told us about their wedding plans and how it was going to be held at Duane’s family farm which he grew up on, the more we realized just how good of a fit we were to tell their story. Not only did we have a lot in common with Rachel and Duane but as far as clients go, we really couldn’t have asked for anything better. They’re two of the nicest people whose love for each other is contagious, and we couldn’t have been happier to be the ones telling their story.
Rachel and Duane got married this past September and we’ve been looking forward to sharing their story with everyone. From the time we arrived until the last sparkler burned out, it was easy to see that there was something special about the love these two had for each other. The little hiccups that every wedding has were shrugged off and quickly forgotten about. Hiccups that might ruin some brides entire day, such as having makeup somehow accidentally getting on their beautiful Oscar De La Renta gown. We watched as Rachel very calmly grabbed a white Sharpie and did her best to cover it up. A moment that only makes her and Duane’s love story that much more special as the two of them laughed it off later that evening.
It was an all-around awesome day filled with laughter, tears of joy, and some of the best food trucks we’ve ever seen at a wedding. From brick oven pizza to fresh spring burritos and a camper converted into a large photo booth, Rachel and Duane put together the perfect family farm wedding. We had a lot of fun capturing their story and being part of their big day. We wish the two of them nothing but the best and hope to see them again soon!
Bride Prep, Groom Prep, Ceremony + Reception Location: Old Mill Farm Nursery
Bride’s Dress: Oscar De La Renta
Bride’s Shoes: Jimmy Choo
Groom’s Tux: Indochino
Groom & Groomsmen Socks: Happy Socks
Groom’s Shoes: Custom, Made in Italy
Florist: Allium Floral Design
Wedding Coordinator: Kristina Wittig
Hair & Makeup Artist: Alisha Nycole + Co.
Wedding Cake + Cupcakes: Nutmeg Cake Design
Band: Blaire Reinhard Band
Photobooth: Bluebird Hill Events
Signage + Hand Lettering: By the Bride, Rachel