Philadelphia farm wedding: Jackie + Matt

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We have yet to meet a bride like Jackie. Believe it or not (we didn’t at first), the dress she wore for her ceremony was actually a dress she had stashed away in her “dress-up” box from childhood. Wild, right? And pretty stinkin’ adorable. If bits of Jackie + Matt’s wedding feel a little Wes Anderson inspired, that’s because it kind of is. Just take a look at their save the date. They’re a quirky bunch that made sure their 74 guests were taken care of in a casual & fun environment on a budget of $10k!

Maison Martin Margiela glitter boots

Since Jackie didn’t spend a penny on her ceremony dress…  we’re giving her major kudos for her brilliant idea to splurge on her dream Maison Martin Margiela sequin-splashed leather booties!

vintage wedding and reception dresses

vintage ivory lace wedding dress

simple gold band wedding rings

wedding preparations

Barney's blue blazer and Hudson boots

vintage ivory lace wedding dress

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blue blazer and red pants groom's wardrobe

wooden wedding sign

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outdoor farm ceremony

bubble celebration

short veil and lace ivory wedding dress

wedding guest paper crowns

fuschia rose crown

After the ceremony Jackie changed into a vintage Gunne Sax dress that she bought on Etsy for $15!

vintage Gunny Sax peach dress

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tissue paper-covered mason jars

strawberry and lemon infused water

succulent centerpieces and custom designed wedding logo

floral variety

Major money saver: for all the table arrangements, Jackie purchased flowers & succulents from Trader Joe’s.

custom designed mason jar lids

the first dance

Matt & I both have very eclectic taste in music so it was important to draw upon that in creating our playlists, especially since we used our computer as our DJ… We played everything from Otis Redding to General Public to France Gall. Matt walked down the aisle to Bob Dylan “You Belong to Me,” I walked down to Nico “These Days,” and the recessional was The Bobby Fuller Four “Let Her Dance” (all played by the amazing Christopher Bohn on the acoustic guitar).

baked goods sweets table

guests' paper crowns

photo booth masks and album

animal mask dance party

Got any more tips Jackie? Believe in your vision, even if others can’t necessarily see the end result immediately. Once everything comes together it’s certainly worth all the blood, sweat, & DIY tears, and if doesn’t – let go…in the end all that matters is that you’re marrying your best friend. Make it your own! Everyone has an opinion when it comes to how things should look & be, and although some input is nice we were glad we executed everything on our terms. Also, use Tin Sparrow! Matt & Anna were awesome not only as photographers, but they provided such a calming effect throughout the entire process…and their work speaks for itself!

Photography: Tin Sparrow / Catering: Carlino’s / Cupcakes & pies: Liz Marden / Ceremony & cocktail hour music: Christopher Bohn / Bouquet: The Air Plant Supply Co. via 100 Layer Cake Pop-Up Shop / Floral Headpiece: Wild Thyme / Veil: Twigs & Honey / Jewelry: 31 bits / Flowers: Trader Joe’s, Wilmington, DE / Invitations & web design: Victoria Vu of Paper and Type / Dress alterations: Jill Aiko Yee / Ceremony dress: owned by bride since childhood / Reception dress: vintage Gunne Sax / Shoes:  Maison Martin Margiela sequin-splashed leather booties / Groom’s blazer: Barney’s CO-OP, pants: Urban Outfitters, boots: Hudson

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(@WeddingReports) (@WeddingReports) on Aug 28, 2012

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(@clubwedd) (@clubwedd) on Aug 28, 2012

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(@100LayerCake) (@100LayerCake) on Aug 28, 2012

Bride wore two dresses. The 1st was actually a dress she had in her “dress-up box" as a kid! http://t.co/OXDs4VDu

Bodastory (@Bodastory) on Aug 28, 2012

Gorgeous! @100LayerCake #Bride wore two dresses. The 1st was actually a dress she had in her “dress-up box" as a kid! http://t.co/mevc3TcT

Lauryn on Aug 28, 2012

what a lovely wedding! love the bride dresses :X oohh ...her booties are gorgeous

victoria (@paperandtype) on Aug 28, 2012

my darlings Matt & Jackie, on @100LayerCake http://t.co/wcTVfoKM

Jessica on Aug 28, 2012

Such a lovely and fun wedding! I love the venue, as I am looking for a similar rustic location for my wedding. Could you please disclose the farm where the wedding took place? Many thanks, and best wishes to the couple!

Michelle | Gold-hearted on Aug 28, 2012

Oh my, I'm OBSESSED. I love the naturalness of this wedding...and her dresses! Beautiful.

Tin Sparrow Studio (@TinSparrow) on Aug 28, 2012

Wow! Matt + Jackie's barn wedding got featured on @100LayerCake today! #Ecstatic http://t.co/BDpjdP2r

Matthew Novak (@themattnovak) on Aug 28, 2012

Wow! Matt + Jackie's barn wedding got featured on @100LayerCake today! #Ecstatic http://t.co/IQEeLc1I

Tiffany Colvert on Aug 28, 2012

glitter boots and succulents, tough combo to beat.

Valerie (Pieceful Wedding) on Aug 28, 2012

Wow, this is such a cool wedding! Every detail is so fun and unique...love it!

(@100LayerCake) (@100LayerCake) on Aug 28, 2012

If your wedding dress was free wouldn't you splurge on these sequin-splashed leather booties too? Um, yes. http://t.co/OXDs4VDu

Kristina Juarbe (Thirty Three and a Third) on Aug 28, 2012

Cool and Beautiful wedding! So many details to love and the pictures are amazing!

Hillary on Aug 28, 2012

Did they bartend? We were going to bartend before our ceremony but ran too late taking pictures. Oops.

(@100LayerCake) (@100LayerCake) on Aug 28, 2012

We're still talking about the bride's gold sequin boots in this Philly wedding by @TinSparrow. http://t.co/OXDs4VDu

TYPOLOGIE & CO (@typologieandco) on Aug 28, 2012

@100LayerCake @TinSparrow Love this post, amazing work! http://t.co/qfWmxaHw

mona mina on Aug 28, 2012

its so cool and the pictures are funny

Tin Sparrow Studio (@TinSparrow) on Aug 28, 2012

Yes! RT @100LayerCake: We're still talking about the bride's gold sequin boots in this Philly wedding by @TinSparrow. http://t.co/hZSeabTD

Matthew Novak (@themattnovak) on Aug 28, 2012

Yes! RT @100LayerCake: We're still talking about the bride's gold sequin boots in this Philly wedding by @TinSparrow. http://t.co/TdDCxa6J

Nikka on Aug 28, 2012

A truly magical wedding indeed :)

Jackie Dunbar (@highwaistazzz) on Aug 28, 2012

Shout out! @paperandtype & @jillaikoyee - couldn't have done it without you ladies! http://t.co/8bdgie5n

(@WeddingDates) (@WeddingDates) on Aug 29, 2012

Farm wedding. I just love the simpleness of this bride's wedding dress! http://t.co/N9xWNhDf

Elizabeth | Bridal Musings on Aug 29, 2012

Oh wow! This wedding is so eclectic and charming! Love those gold glitter boots and both of the bride's dresses + the awesome photography!

(@MagnetStreetWed) (@MagnetStreetWed) on Aug 30, 2012

Philadelphia Farm Wedding: Jackie + Matt http://t.co/Ba0ZAyYE on @100LayerCake

tille on Aug 31, 2012

What interesting people you are, Matt and Jackie. Your confidence in how you look and how that look represents your values is amazing, especially at this time in your life. You are old souls..... I believe.

Nicole on Dec 28, 2012

This is beautiful. What is the venue?

Susie on Apr 10, 2013

Love everything about this! Also wondering what the venue is! Having a hard time finding a simple rustic barn venue around Philly without a lot of frills. Thanks!!!

Bridelady on Jun 7, 2013

I will echo the last two comments... what is the venue?

Carly on Jun 12, 2013

Beautiful! Like the last few comments I'm looking for a similar venue...would you be able to share with us where it is?

100 Layer Cake on Aug 15, 2013

Hello all! The venue is a family farm (Jackie's aunts house.) Truly beautiful. Depending on where you are located, there are 2 farms that are somewhat similar in NJ. The Glenburn in Riverdale, NJ and Bayonette Farm in Holmdel, NJ. Hope that helps with your planning!

Sarah on Aug 15, 2013

Love it. I, too, would love to know the venue. Thank you.

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