I may not be the most outdoorsy girl—OK, fine, I’m not outdoorsy at all—but barn weddings warm my heart right up, particularly when they are as sweet as this Maryland wedding captured by Douglas Pettway Photography! From the moment guests opened Jessica and Michael’s invitations printed on plant-able paper (that will blossom into wild flowers this spring), everyone knew they were in for something special. Planned with eco-friendly details and rustic flair, this wedding at The Barn at Serra Valley Farms looks like a wildly good time!
From Jessica: More than anything else, I’d say we had a country wedding—as much of a country wedding as you can have in an event (not functional) barn and with all the cleaned-up niceties of weddings. We went for a bit of rustic and vintage, with burlap and John Deere, among some animal-themed areas. We have been working on starting a micro-farm at our house, and a lot of what we have been developing and have planned for that played into our themes, from chickens and bees on the cakes to even having a basket of homegrown tomatoes on one of the tables.
One of our splurges was in our invitations: the invitations and RSVPs were all printed on plant-able paper. Not too many of the recipients knew, but we now have a stack of RSVPs to plant and let blossom into wildflowers in the spring.
I think my favorite moment of that day was before we got married—once my makeup was all done, and my hair curled. We were doing the first look shots, and after being nervous for so many hours, I walked up to my (then) future-husband in a nice, shady forest area. All stress disappeared, and it simply became fun.
Thank you so much Jessica and Michael for sharing your wedding ceremony with us! Don’t forget to come back later this morning to see their reception. The following Washington DC area wedding professionals contributed to their wedding:
Venue: The Barn at Serra Valley Farms
Photographer: Douglas Pettway Photography
Stationery: Forever Fiancés
Veil: Amore Bride
Bridal Party Shoes: Carol’s Western Wear
Bridesmaids’ Accessories: Budget Wedding Bouquet
Groom and Groomsmen Attire: Carol’s Western Wear
Cake: Piece O’ Cake
Linens: Premier Burlap Boutique
Favors: Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds
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Photo Credit: Douglas Pettway Photography