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This dark & moody farmhouse wedding inspo was a truly romantic affair

Modern vintage wedding inspo at New Jersey barn venue

This dark & moody editorial by Desiree Dean Designs was inspired by the theme of engagements - moody, yet soft and beautiful! A rich velvet table runner was the backdrop for a monochrome tablescape featuring romantic candlelight and pops of minimalist, vibrant florals.

Keep reading to see the soft and moody details that perfectly matched the The Farm on Main's modern design. All captured in gorgeous photos by Ann Coen.


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Elegant, western inspired Chantel Lauren

One of a kind "cowgirl" designer Chantel Lauren (born and raised in Texas) was the perfect fit for an upscale barn bride! The Shiloh dress was chosen for this styled shoot, featuring a light & airy fit and flare silhouette.


Shiloh western inspired wedding dress by Chantel Lauren

Designer: Chantel Lauren

Dress Style: Shiloh

Price: $4,589


The bride was carrying an all sweet pea bouquet in vibrant violet purple. The designer Desiree Dean Designs wanted to capitalize on a single variety flower being used in a bouquet.




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The latest New Jersey hidden gem venue

"The Farm On Main is an absolutely charming farm nestled in southern New Jersey, not far from the shore. It houses three wedding venues and has stables for horses. It’s brand new and has a modern yet farmhouse feel with lots of exposed beams and mixed metal finishes. It’s nestled back into the woods lending well to a private intimate event experience."



Dark & moody barn reception

A modern-vintage dark and moody reception tablescape perfectly complemented the monochrome farmhouse barn at The Farm On Main. Rich velvet linens were paired with timeless glassware from Accent Decor, who provided all the vessels and candle holders for the shoot!



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"We wanted to bring lots of candlelight to the table with a sultry velvet runner. Taking modern to new levels with minimal florals and elegant lighting in the form of lamps. It’s a vintage modern feel that we absolutely love. Moody and sultry. Textures are all the buzz for 2024 and we loved capturing that here." - Desiree Dean Designs



Cascading, satin wedding cake

Honey Bloom Bakery masterfully crafted a modern 3 tier wedding cake. Shimmering fabric cascaded down the side of the cake to give a romantic yet dramatic effect! The design featured flavors of lemon chiffon cake with crème brûlée custard filling and French vanilla buttercream frosting.



Empress gin lilac cocktails

A vibrant, lilac colored cocktail by Set The Bar Sue added a pop of color and a delicious twist to the reception setting! The recipe calls for Empress gin, fresh lemon juice, honey syrup topped with a floral garnish.





Thank you to Desiree Dean Designs for sharing this alternative and inspiring styled shoot! Be sure to check out the full gallery by Ann Coen below for even more inspo.

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