Though Alanna and Craig live in New York City, the bride always dreamed of tying the knot in Bucks County where she grew up. The romantic-meets-rustic event the couple wanted was perfectly suited to the Pennsylvania countryside, and was an ideal local "destination" for their Big Apple-based pals. The couple fell in love with Silver Buttons Farm early in the planning process, but initially picked a nearby bed & breakfast with an on-staff wedding coordinator to simplify the wedding planning process. Alanna couldn't shake the feeling that she'd chosen the wrong venue, so with the support of her parents and soon-to-be-husband, they moved the celebration to the farm they'd adored with the help of Lynda Barness at I DO Wedding Consulting.
Alanna wore a sequined Monique Lhuillier and metallic Jimmy Choo sandals; a modern top knot showed off her beautiful shoulders and a white fur shrug kept her warm as the summer evening grew cool. Her ivory garden rose bouquet by Murphy & Klien Floral Studio complimented the blush peony and garden rose bouquets the bridesmaids carried, and matched their chiffon Jenny Yoo gowns perfectly. Craig looked handsome in a classic Brooks Brothers tuxedo (he selected a white dinner jacket for the evening's festivities), and his groomsmen all donned black tie for the elegant farmstead fête.
The event's soft palette of ivory, blush, gold and gray was set by a classic stationery suite by Cheree Berry Paper with calligraphy by Therese Swift- Hahn Of Bella Scrittura Calligraphy And Design. It invited guests to witness the couple's vows at St. John The Evangelist Catholic Church in Lambertville, NJ. The joyful newlyweds and their nearest and dearest crossed the Delaware River and Pennsylvania state lines for the reception in New Hope, where there were cocktails in the barn followed by dinner beneath a classic white sail tent. Clouds of baby's breath along with white roses and blush-tipped peonies were tucked into silver julep cups and compotes beside white pillar candles, and burlap runners complimented the rural setting. After a sumptuous late-summer supper catered by Max Hansen and a slice of wedding cake from The Caketeria, everyone took a twirl on the dance floor before wishing the newlyweds well beneath a shower of sparklers.
Many thanks to the talented KT Merry for sharing these beautiful images with me; I absolutely adore this celebration! Tell me, what's your favorite detail from this romantic fête?