Peabody Wedding at Brooksby Farm from Katie Pietrowski Photography
March 13, 2013
New England
ModernRusticRustic Weddings
You know what I absolutely adore?  Barn weddings.  And you know what I adore more than that?  Barn weddings filled to the brim with perfectly imperfect florals, vibrant colors and rustic details aplenty.  So, you can imagine the pure joy I was feeling when I came across all of the lovely happening in this sweet Peabody soiree captured by Katie Pietrowski Photography, which just so happens to be boasting all of the above, plus some beyond fabulous DIY details, burlap touches and a too-cute-for-words bride and groom. See it all right here.
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From the Bride... Tanner and I are both laid back people, and wanted our wedding to feel fun and relaxed. I knew that I wanted a barn reception, and once I found Smith Barn, I knew immediately it was the place we were meant to get married. We wanted the wedding to be full of personal touches and really make it our own. We decided to write our own ceremony, and have a close family friend officiate. We chose an acoustic guitar player to perform the ceremony music, which really made everything come together, and gave it the intimate rustic feel we wanted.

I had a lot of fun planning the wedding, and couldn't have done it without my mom or my Maid of Honor. My mom, a former president of our local garden club, put together all of the centerpieces and the look of the tables. My Maid of Honor and I worked out all of the mason jars for table numbers, and I decided on the skeleton keys as a fun way to do seating cards.

While we were planning, dessert was one of the largest debates, since I'm not a big fan of frosting. We ended up meeting in the middle and having both a traditional wedding cake as well as apple pie for guests to choose from.  Smith Barn was a wonderful place for the reception, and we decided to hang lanterns over the dance floor, as well as both a Canadian and an American flag to represent our families coming together. From the outdoor ceremony, to photos in the orchard, to dancing in the barn under the twinkle lights, I couldn't have asked for a better way to celebrate our marriage.

Wedding Photography: Katie Pietrowski Photography | Wedding Venue: Smith Barn, Brooksby Farm in Peabody, Massachusetts | Floral Design: Nunans Florist + the Bride  | Caterer: Affairs Catering | Wedding Cake: Queen Bee Cakery | Ceremony Musician: Jon Francoise | DJ: Jeff Stone from Get Down Tonight Entertainment | Bridesmaids' Attire: Aria | Groomsmen Attire: JoS. A. Bank | Hair: Alisson McHale from Interlocks Salon