It’s only fitting that this wedding was planned + flora’d by Reverie Events, because I’ve been sitting here daydreaming about the day from the moment I first laid eyes on this beautiful gallery from Vanessa Joy Photography. It’s absolutely the kind of day that can take hold of your most pleasant thoughts and run with them!
From the beautiful bride… To be honest, growing up I never really dreamed about my perfect wedding. I think somehow I knew, that whoever I did marry, that vision would be made by us together. And indeed was that vision made by myself and Jordan. Jordan and I share a deep love for nature and the beautiful creation God made this earth to be. We love raw, simple, rustic and vintage style and we wanted to showcase that somehow in our wedding. About a month after Jordan proposed we met with Kristin of Reverie Events and just by that first meeting alone we knew we had to bring her on our journey. Kristin helped us find Terrain at Styers in Glen Mills, PA. It was the third location we visited and the one that completely hit home to our hearts of what we were looking for. It had the perfect blend of vintage and rustic styles and of course nature. Every time we visited, we just felt so at peace and at home. When we would tell people we were getting married there and described it as a garden nursery, we always had to say “wait, it’s not what you think!” We couldn’t have found a more perfect venue that truly spoke about who we are.
The biggest detail that spoke words for all our decor was this: Story. Jordan is a writer, and I, Stasia, am a filmmaker and photographer. So storytelling is a big love on our hearts. So with that, we incorporated a lot of vintage books, cut out hearts from printed paper, vintage cameras, marquee letters of our initials (like at the cinemas), and even a photo booth for guests to take pictures; all were incorporated for storytelling. Another big part of that is in our ceremony. Instead of using traditional vows, we wrote our vows together with our officiant, which made it very unique and special for us. We also each (by members of our bridal party) shared our story of how we each came to know Jesus, showcasing that He is the ultimate reason of why we are together and the story He is building with both of us being together. We felt so honored to take something traditional and make it our own. Our guests were so impacted by our ceremony that it’s all we heard about the rest of the night and weeks after. Indeed there was not one dry eye during our ceremony and we cherish that truly. Besides that, one of our most memorable moments was our first look. Getting to see each other for the first time and having that quiet moment to be together and say the things you want to say without anyone around (well, besides your photographers and cinematographers), we both truly loved that time together.
Our first dance was to “Pistol” by Dustin Kensrue, one of Stasia’s favorite musicians. Our menu, created by us with Terrain’s chef Keith Rudolf, featured hanger steak, halibut, chicken, summer corn soup, summer salad, bread pot, venison tartare, cauliflower fritters and much more, including s’mores, cookies, and french macarons. All the chalkboard style signs were made by the bride and a friend. All the paper hearts were cut out by the bride. The escort tag sign was made by one of the bridesmaids. All the centerpiece boxes were made by the bride’s father, the frames for the photobooth were also put together by the brides father. The groom and groomsmen ties, the draping for the ceremony, and the cake were made by the groom’s mother. The ceremony programs, and marquee letters were made by the team of Reverie Events.
Photographer: Vanessa Joy Photography | Cinematographer: Rob Adams Films | Event Planning: ReverieMade | Floral Design: ReverieMade | Wedding Dress: Tara Keely Bridal | Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas | Make Up: Dylan Michael Cosmetics | Hair: Up Your Do | DJ: White Label DJs | Nursey: Terrain at Styers