19 May

Real Wedding: Jen + Dan

categories Real Weddings

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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  1. 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!

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

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

  4. So romantic and beautiful!

  5. we’re loving all of these details!

  6. what a beautiful way to display place cards!

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

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

  9. Love this! So many perfect little details.

  10. what a beautiful post! i’m in love!

    lisa @ craftmybride.blogspot

  11. Did they go to Cool Wedding School or something?

  12. Totally gorgeous. The pictures are beautiful.

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

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

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

  16. Oh my heart! I am so thrilled!

  17. 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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

  24. 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

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

  26. The best lookin’ cupcakes I’ve seen thus far :-)

  27. it’s ALL perfect…but….

    that cupcake display! someone steal that idea…it’s gorgeous.

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

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

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

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

  32. 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 !

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

  34. 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.

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

    Enjoy your day

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

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

  38. 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!!!!!

  39. 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.

  40. 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.

  41. LOVE. everything. about. it.

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

  43. 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

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

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

  46. 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! :-)

  47. 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.

  48. 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.

  49. 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!

  50. 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!

  51. 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

  52. 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!

  53. 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!

  54. 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!

  55. 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!!!

  56. 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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  58. Here is a link to the barn: http://www.summermaine.com/saltwaterfarm/ Another great Maine barn is highlighted here: https://www.facebook.com/WhereToGetMarriedInMaine (be sure to scroll down to the description of the Causeway Club.) The second barn is in the Acadia area, near Bar Harbor.

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

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