Sure you just secured the cutest little farm wedding venue... but don't feel like you are locked into a burlap, boots and barn rustic wedding day. If anything transforming the space into something it is not is bound to surprise and thrill all of your guests.
Great thought, but how do you do that? Well, we teamed up with Daylynn Designs and they had some genius ideas that would surprise you with just how simple they are to recreate! Just keep scrolling to see what we mean, oh and be sure to check out the full gallery of photos from Lydia Leclair Photography to find more to fall in love with!
Creating A High-End Vibe
There’s something that happens, in a pervasive manner, when you let people know you’re getting married on a farm. “Oh that will be so easy and rustic,” people often chime in. Here’s the thing, just because you book a venue based upon the natural beauty doesn’t restrict you to rustic or farm style only.
It’s actually quite simple to achieve visual sophistication in a laid-back setting if you are just willing to incorporate a few elements that people do not typically think of pairing together - say:
gown + denim
farm tables + crystal
natural linen + velvet
galvanize metal + lush grasses
polished hemstitch + eclectic layered china, etc.
Through the use of distinct high-low pairings, the overall look remains connected to your farm venue while impressing guests through crystal, flatware, linens, and beyond.
With all these images to serve as proof, before someone makes you feel like your venue determines the type of wedding you are “supposed” to have - think again. We easily brought an elevated aesthetic right on down to the farm.
Bourne Farm, the setting for this particular editorial shoot, is located in Falmouth, MA. The Farm is a part of a conservation project that protects open spaces on Cape Cod. The main yard and barn are set just above a salt pond. The salt pond easily inspired many of the design elements we used as a creative group.
For the floral pieces, the concept was for them to feel as if they could have been foraged from the property. Many of the berries, vines, and grasses showcased were gathered from the farm the morning of and served as a grounding element when paired with other high-end blooms.
The Escort Cards
The concept for the escort card display also took a bit of a salty spin by using mini glass bottles filled with Cape Cod Sea Salt. Each bottle was placed around the table and the concept was that as guests find their seats they would place their corked escort card into their bottle of salt. This way, the escort cards serve a function and are easily displayed as the night continues. It also doesn’t hurt that by pouring the salt in individual glass containers it brings in the sophistication to a natural mineral.
The Whimsy And Fun
To insert a level of fun, as a way to balance out the overall sophistication, a few casual elements were a must. The first is the fun detailed denim jacket for the bride to wear as the day cools off. Having an extra layer in New England is a must, especially when you are at an outdoor venue. The second area where the creative team added an element of fun was with the pizza oven. This one is a no-brainer … everyone loves pizza and whether it is inserted as a late night snack or as part of the main menu it really satisfies guests - and in this case, the bride. One final element of fun was inserted by incorporating flowers into her braid. These subtle touches of whimsy bring that down-to-Earth sense right back where it’s needed.