Real Wedding: Jen + Dan

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You guys, seriously, pay attention here. This wedding is really cute. And full of rustic barn-y loveliness that we are all totally in love with. And guess what? Jen is a reader! It is so amazing when one of our readers sends her wedding over. That’s why we’re here after all. And Jen’s wedding, on a farm in Maine (you’re speaking our language, girl!), makes us want to quit our day jobs and spend weeks collecting little pieces of ephemera and vintage jars and growing coastal wildflowers while our summer pies bubble away in the oven.

Plus she shared the video of her wedding too. NEAT!



Jen decorated the barn herself with the help of her super amazing friends. Mason jars! Weedy flowers! Rusty keys! Homemade jam! Globe lights! (We can’t stop).

Her escort cards were the antique keys with farm animal tags attached. And these matched up with little stamped river rocks at the place settings, which you can see in the invite shot.

Her invites were letterpressed by Pancake & Franks / Photography and video: Charlotte Jenks Lewis

You can catch up with Jen on her blog, the haystack needle.

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Bess on May 19, 2009

What a lovely wedding! I'm looking for a barn space for my own wedding and find this post sooooo inspiring! Definitely bookmark worthy :) Congrats!

Liv Lundelius on May 19, 2009

I love the wild flowers in the glas! Wild flowers look so cool and more beautiful!

KM on May 19, 2009

I love this! So pretty...does anyone know where her dress is from??

Rachel @ Design Lovely on May 19, 2009

So romantic and beautiful!

The Perfect Palette on May 19, 2009

we're loving all of these details!

thoughtful day on May 19, 2009

what a beautiful way to display place cards!

An Atlanta Bride on May 19, 2009

the keys...the favors...the cupcake table. so many gorgeous elements!! what a LOVELY wedding!!

vicki on May 19, 2009

What an amazing wedding! Thanks for sharing. I almost felt like I could step into those beautiful photos. :)

Jen@GreenWeddingShoes on May 19, 2009

Love this! So many perfect little details.

Lisa on May 19, 2009

what a beautiful post! i'm in love! lisa @ craftmybride.blogspot

LPC on May 19, 2009

Did they go to Cool Wedding School or something?

LIz B on May 19, 2009

Totally gorgeous. The pictures are beautiful.

Michelle on May 19, 2009

Absolutely stunning! What a picturesque setting, the barn, the fields, the dress, lovely photos.

Chris:: c is for charmed on May 20, 2009

Oooo this is a goood one! Super pretty bouquet. Love me a good barn wedding ; )

edyta szyszlo photo on May 20, 2009

i just fell in love this morning! incredible and charming wedding, superb photos!

Callie on May 20, 2009

Oh my heart! I am so thrilled!

kristy on May 20, 2009

From the individual details to the overall essence of the wedding I'm in love! As a recently engaged lady planning a barn wedding in Maine I proudly admit that this is going straight into my inspiration book! Perfection!

Amber on May 20, 2009

oh my. I am in LOVE with everything about this wedding - the keys?? perfection.

Meg, A Practical Wedding on May 20, 2009

Yay! And Yum. Congratulations guys. Sighhh. Lovely and still sort of low key, just my thing.

IrisFieldsCoordinator6 on May 20, 2009

Very beautiful wedding! My favs have to be the key place card wall, and the cupcake display. So orignal and sweet.

Whitney @ Whisker Graphics on May 20, 2009

Completely beautiful! Canning jars and old keys never looked so good! Looking forward to seeing the video.

alli michelle on May 20, 2009

I love, love, love this! Thanks for sharing.

wide open spaces on May 20, 2009

Love Jen and I just knew i was going to love her wedding. And shocker - I think it's perfection. Utter Perfection.

jen jafarzadeh l'italien on May 20, 2009

Wow, it's so sweet to read everyone's comments! Thanks for the kind words!. I loved planning our wedding and the wedding day itself was so sweet and filled with joy. I feel so lucky that I get to be married to my Dan. As for the dress, I gave myself a wee budget as I am a paper person and wanted to spend on letterpress invites. On a friend's recommendation, I went to Nicole Miller and found my dress. One fantastic thing about Nicole Miller is you order your dress size. No fittings for me. I just had the length shortened and straps got a nip/tuck by a local tailor. If you're in New York, I recommend Village Tailors on Sullivan Street. They did an amazing tailoring job and cleaned my dress after -- somehow managing to get all the stains out of a dress that had been through a grass ceremony and barn wedding! xo Jen

paula on May 21, 2009

Jen! This is amazing, so beautiful! You are gorgeous!

nina on May 21, 2009

The best lookin' cupcakes I've seen thus far :-)

trampoline on May 22, 2009

it's ALL perfect...but.... that cupcake display! someone steal that's gorgeous.

life according to celia on May 26, 2009

so, so beautiful!! our wedding is at a farmhouse this october... yay!

stephanie on Jun 30, 2009

where in maine is this barn? is it available for rent? sooo gorgeous!!

Emma on Aug 19, 2009

I would love to see the video! is there a link?

Beth on Sep 29, 2009

The decorations for this wedding were so personal and special! Really beautiful!

Groom Speeches on Oct 20, 2009

That looks amazing, reminds me of a friends wedding, she is also a wedding photgrapher and into making lots of things similar to those here. Congratulations !

The Favour Gallery on Oct 25, 2009

Am loving all the special details in this wedding, love the cupcakes,

bearsinbows on Oct 27, 2009

where is this amazing farm! i have been looking for good farm locations that are no more than 4 hours outside the city. its been tough. if anyone could help me out i would be so thankful.

Roxane on Nov 10, 2009

enjoyed reading about your beautiful wedding day. Where is the barn you got married at? Enjoy your day

Dreams Resorts Weddings on Feb 6, 2010

A great wedding!

jessica on Apr 8, 2010

I live and Maine and want a barn wedding but cannot find one like this to rent ... where did you find this place??!!

Lauren Johnson on May 19, 2010

Yes I agree...I loved everything about this wedding! And I'm dying to know where this was held... beautiful location!

Amy Lyn Fairchild on May 19, 2010

I am in the process of searching for a rustic barn for our wedding in the Seacoast area/southern Maine. Can I inquire as to where your wedding took place? Thanks so much!!!!!

Gina De Santis on May 28, 2010

I am looking for a barn in Maine to hold a wedding reception in May 2011, can you please tell me where this barn is and any contact info you have about this barn. Thanks, Gina

Yvette on Jun 7, 2010

I am looking to have my wedding in a barn like this next summer. Can you share the contact info with me on this location. Thanks, Yvette

a thousand mason jars on Jul 7, 2010

LOVE. everything. about. it.

Priscilla23b on Jul 17, 2010

I love the wedding venue. Where in Maine is this?

betty sprouse on Jul 26, 2010

what a beautiful wedding site and such lovely details. you thought of everything. I would love it if you could share the barn site info as I am helping my son and fiance try to find something just this perfect. thanks for your help,betty

amy on Aug 18, 2010

I love this spot! where in maine is this barn located? id love contact details :) thanks!

kristal on Oct 8, 2010

This is so pretty!! where in maine is this barn!?

Teddy on Nov 22, 2010

Absolutely stunning!!! This is inspiring. I'm hoping we can do a barn wedding in Maine next fall as well. I know everyone is asking, but where is this one located??? From a girl in need of a barn wedding venue to all, many thanks! :-)

Lindsay on Dec 9, 2010

I'd love to know where I'm Maine this was held. I'm a Portland girl living in NYC and planning a summer barn wedding. Thanks for any and all info.

Zack on Dec 27, 2010

I love the pictures of your wedding. My fiance and I are looking for a barn for a wedding in the fall of 2012. If possible I would love to know where this barn is and how/who contact. Thank you.

Kate on Jan 23, 2011

I love the location! I spend my summers in Maine, but where I live is too difficult for people to travel to. I am looking for a barn just like this one for a fall/summer wedding. Like everyone else, I would love to know where it is!

Sarah - future bride on Apr 5, 2011

I am from Maine and planning my wedding in the state - just today I visited 2 barns for potential ceremony/reception sites. This one is beautiful - would you be willing to spill where it is?? Loved your pictures!

meg on Apr 22, 2011

yes please where is the barn in ME trying to help my bff plan her wedding and would like to know where this is thank you m

Kelly Setzer on May 4, 2011

I'm planning a wedding for this October and am looking for a barn to rent. I would love any contact information you have about the barn! Thank you!

Casey on Jul 3, 2011

I’m planning a wedding for this October and am looking for a barn to rent. I would love any contact information you have about the barn! Thank you!

Alicia Letourneau on Jul 10, 2011

I just recently moved to ME and decided that I want to plan my wedding here instead of my hometown MA. I would love to rent a barn and this looks like an amazing place. Where is it located and how could I go about renting this space? Thanks!

Helene Cass on Jul 21, 2011

Hi we just received the wonderful news that our son is engaged! They might like to be married in the chapel inOcean Point Maine, (East Boothbay) where we have a home, but they want an elegant but quirky" reception and are very interested in a barn. If you could help us with any barns yo know in the midcoast region for a wedding reception, we would very much appreciate it!!!

Bri on Sep 16, 2011

Hi all, After finding this gem online and reading through the comments, I thought I would let you all know where this barn is. I'm 99 percent sure this is the Barn at Saltwater Farm in Martinsville, near St. George in mid-coast Maine. This is NOT the same place as the Saltwater Farm in Lincolnville. I hope this helps -- as long as you don't steal the venue on MY date if we settle on it! :)

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Michele Stapleton on Mar 11, 2012

Here is a link to the barn: Another great Maine barn is highlighted here: (be sure to scroll down to the description of the Causeway Club.) The second barn is in the Acadia area, near Bar Harbor.

Jen on Apr 4, 2012

FYI - This farmhouse, Saltwater Farm unfortunately no longer allows weddings. :( My dreams have been crushed!!

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