Connecticut farm wedding: Erin + James

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Connecticut sunflower farm

Like many of you (us included), Erin had a frustrating time finding the perfect venue. She didn’t just want a place that could hold up to a wild rager, a place with blank walls, or a place so noisy that it would drown out their vows. She had her heart set on an idea and feeling she wanted, and found it in Barberry Hill Farm. You can read all about it on her blog here. It’s the sweetest post that had us nodding our heads in agreement. The week before the wedding, they gussied up the joint by lashing together old cedar posts and stringing up antique bottles to make an outdoor altar and had one heck of a sweet celebration.

Nayantara Banerjee custom designed wedding dress

white, pink and buttercream-colored zinnias, pink cornflowers, white and pink gomphrena, and unripened blackberries bouquet

Like the food that we ate, James and I wanted all of the flowers for our wedding to come from nearby places. On the morning of the wedding, my sisters snipped bunches of Queen Anne’s lace for our place cards. My sister, Laura, helped me make my bouquet and James’s boutonniere. We used white, pink and buttercream-colored zinnias, pink cornflowers, white and pink gomphrena, and unripened blackberries, all grown at Barberry Hill Farm and harvested that morning. 

Marais USA bride shoes

Barberry Hill Farm in Madison, Connecticut wedding

Barberry Hill Farm in Madison, Connecticut

printed wedding programs

live band, wedding benches and doily covers

James and I didn’t have a true bridal party, but I processed into the ceremony with our families to Bob Dylan’s Forever Young, as played by our Brooklyn-based band, Roosevelt Dime. The song was played at my mom and dad’s wedding, too, and I’m a sucker for family history. When it came time to process out, Roosevelt Dime played a cover of M. Ward’s Here Comes the Song Again (the first song I ever played for James and one of our favorites). Our first dance was Bruce Springsteen’s Tomorrow Never Knows, mostly because it’s infinitely upbeat.

handing bottle flower vases

outdoor Connecticut farm wedding

wild flower and berry bouquet

hanging flower vases

painted wooden door sign

Nayantara Banerjee custom wedding dress design

Connecticut farm wedding

delicate flower hair accent

all-white tented reception venue

mason jar pastel flower arrangement

all white linens and table arrangement board

rustic farm wedding reception

romantic first dance

Congratulations Erin + James!

Photography: Alice Gao / Location: Barberry Hill Farm / Catering: Dinners at the Farm by Jonathan Rapp & The River Tavern / Music: Roosevelt Dime / Wedding stationery: Hello Ten Fold / Flowers: Barberry Hill Farm, the bride, and her sisters / Bride’s Dress: Designed and constructed for the bride by Nayantara Banerjee, The Williamsburg Seamster / Bride’s Shoes: Marais USA / Bride’s Hair: Joanne M. Porta, W-Salon / Groom’s Suit: The Ludlow Shop by J.Crew / Groom’s Shoes: Grenson / Groom’s Tie: The Hill-side / Wedding rings: Satomi KawakitaOdette New York

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@clubwedd on Oct 18, 2012

Like many of you (us included), Erin had a frustrating time finding the perfect venue. She didn’t just want a pl...

kristin a. on Oct 18, 2012

Such a beautiful & simple wedding!

@sashbuzz on Oct 18, 2012

Connecticut farm wedding: Erin + James

Nicole on Oct 18, 2012

Erin and all the pretty details look beautiful! Great photos! :)

Valerie (Pieceful Wedding) on Oct 18, 2012

I love the natural feel of this beautiful wedding!

@wasootch on Oct 18, 2012

100 Layer Cake Blog: Connecticut farm wedding: Erin + James #weddings

@andiw82 on Oct 18, 2012

Connecticut farm wedding: Erin + James - Like many of you (us included), Erin had a frustrating time finding the per...

Lynn on Oct 18, 2012 beautifully put together. Congratulations to you both.

Wedding venues on Oct 18, 2012

You have to choose the best wedding venues that are in your budget and provide best services to your guests.

wedding venues on Oct 19, 2012

I was searching for the good party venue and found wedding venues for the celebrations and functions. how it is? Have you some ideas regarding this??

The wedding painter artist of New York City William west on Oct 19, 2012

Simplicity at its best. In keeping with a good country farm theme. Well done.

@jenmarsdencom on Oct 21, 2012

Beautiful farm wedding photos from via @100layercake

Jen Marsden on Oct 21, 2012

This looks like a gorgeous wedding. The little details like the hanging bottles of plants are so simple yet sumptuous. A field of sunflowers is the perfect backdrop for some romantic and memorable photos. I love it!

Kristina Juarbe {Thirty Three and a Third} on Oct 21, 2012

Beautiful and romantic wedding! Love it!

marieesenbeaute on Nov 19, 2012

So so beautiful ....... i love it !

Kate on Mar 11, 2013

Wow!! It's a great wedding, i could never have thought of such a simple, unique style wedding, with so much fun and freshness.

Lucien Decaprio on Jun 4, 2013

charming inspiring collection.attractive created designs here!Thanks for sharing.

Micki Gaarsland on Jun 11, 2013

Tammy this a wonderful blog post! It is so nice when people today appreciate all that you do.

Courtney on Dec 26, 2013

I like your writing style on this particular message. More follow up articles will be greatly appreciated.

Caitlyn Steere on Jan 21, 2014

This is so cool! It looks so homely. And the photos are so crisp and clean. What wedding photographers in ct did they use?

Wholesale yacon on Feb 1, 2014

Whoa!! It’s an incredible marriage, i possibly could do not have regarded a really uncomplicated, one of a kind style marriage, along with a great deal enjoyable and also freshness.

Kris on Apr 2, 2015

What table/bench/chair rental company did you use? We are looking into the same venue and love the benches you had for the ceremony -- thanks in advance!!! :) BEAUTIFUL wedding photos + style. Just to die for :)

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