Nell and Josh–CT Farm Wedding–Part I:The Setting

I think we can all use a dose of spring color right now, and Nell and Josh’s spring wedding on a gorgeous Connecticut farm is the perfect antidote to this never-ending winter! I could gush on and on about this wedding, but I’ll pare it down into three blog posts: the setting, the big day, and the details.

Part I: The Setting
The bride grew up on a hay farm, Holliecroft, in Northwest Connecticut. It’s everything you imagine when you close your eyes and picture a beautiful New England farm: a winding country road surrounded by verdant fields, undulating stone walls, vibrant red barns, a gorgeous 19th century octagonal farmhouse, and various outbuildings surrounded by antique farm equipment. In short, the perfect place to draw inspiration from for a meaningful and gorgeous wedding design. The wedding was held in early May and took advantage of the beauty of spring in New England. As a girl can dream, the bride always imagined marrying on the farm…right down to mowing an aisle into one of the fields for an outdoor ceremony, and incorporating seasonal farm blooms (in this case, lilac and andromeda) into the decor.

The bride, Nell, shared that she “wanted to celebrate all the natural beauty that the farm offered-found objects that we dusted off from our barns like the old crates, barn doors, wagons, and even the cover to an old gas pump. Each one offered my dad the opportunity to fill us in on farm history and added interest to our wedding tent.” (More on these amazing, to-die-for details in Part III, coming soon!)

The weekend kicked off with a Friday night welcome dinner of casual perfection, complete with a visit from a green wood-fired pizza truck, which served amazing vegetarian delights with intricate combinations of local ingredients including heirloom tomatoes, fresh rosemary and basil, wild mushrooms, gorgonzola, fresh mozzarella, arugula, garlic, pesto, zucchini, feta, and more. There were also kegs of craft beer, the sweet tunes of Brooklyn-based band Roosevelt Dime, hilarious toasts, and a roaring bonfire with s’mores. It was all a fabulous preview to the wedding day, which will be featured next week on the blog. Stay tuned! In the meantime, here are some photographs of the spectacular farm setting.