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Say Hello to the Barn Wedding of Your Dreams

Planning your Big Day?  Take it from us, finding the right locale is key. It’s the one decision that can take your wedding from stunning to STUNNING, which is why we’re hosting a little meet ‘n’ greet with Updike Farmstead Weddings. Think one part 18th century farmhouse and one part rustic barn pretty. Get to know them, and their awesome wedding packages from Kristin Rockhill Design, below.

“As the Wedding Director and on-site coordinator, I will assist you in planning & designing a stunningly styled wedding at Updike Farmstead Weddings!
” – Kristin Rockhill

Nestled on six breathtaking acres mere minutes from downtown Princeton, Updike Farmstead Weddings’ restored farmhouse and renovated barn is seriously everything you’ve ever wanted in your Big Day venue… and so much more. From the expansive back porch overlooking the stunning landscape + serene farmland to the towering trees lining the property to the French country vibe bursting from every moment, Updike Farmstead Weddings is THE perfect locale for those laid-back romantics that want to say “I do” in the coolest way possible.  And don’t even get me started on their Signature Standard Package designed by Kristin Rockhill Design. Think beautifully styled farm tables, lush florals, a vintage trunk cake table display, a vintage writing desk, a tufted sofa and a welcome drink station + bar cart. It’s perfection, loves.

Whether you’re hosting a larger affair for 100 or a small, intimate get-together, Updike Farmstead Weddings will transport you and yours to that place you’ve always dreamed of. Contact them NOW to start planning your luxurious day chock-full of whimsy. Trust us… it’s going to be awesome.

Photography: Jackie Averill | Event Planning: Kristin Rockhill | Florist : Kristin Rockhill | Gown: Monique Lhuillier | Cake : Pink Cake Box | Stationery : April Lynn Designs | Makeup: Make Me Glam | Hair : Val Hairstyles | Barn : Updike Farmstead Weddings | Gowns: BHLDN | Lounge Furniture : Mazz Entertainment | Model : Brittany Druker | Rentals: Newtown Rental | Stylist : Kristin Rockhill

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A Fall Southern Wedding With Muted Pastels

When it came time for Christine, stationery designer behind Typo Boutique to plan her wedding day, a few things were certain. She envisioned a laid-back southern farm wedding with deeply meaningful details and a completely custom paper suite, of course. But one of the most unexpected moments came when Christine’s mom handmade a wedding dress bodice using lace and buttons from both her grandmothers’ gowns. This entire day is an absolute treasure and we’re so thankful for the captures by Sawyer Baird.


From the Bride… When we first started dating, Matt took me on a trip to New York City and we’ve always said that’s where we fell in love. There’s just something magical about New York and it’s always held a special place in my heart. On the same weekend, exactly two years later, he surprised me with another trip. He set up the most thoughtful weekend, recreating all of our memories – we stayed at the same hotel, visited our favorite shops, and ate dinner at the same table we had two years earlier. It was the sweetest gesture and just when I thought it couldn’t get any more perfect, he ended the first night of our trip by proposing!

As we started planning our wedding, we knew a farm venue would be our first choice. We set up a trip to Lexington to visit Big Spring Farm and immediately knew it was the perfect place for us. The property is the most charming, picturesque setting and the Blue Ridge Mountain backdrop is absolutely breathtaking. We fell in love with the small southern town and even though neither of us had any ties to Lexington we knew it was meant to be.

As a stationery designer, the most exciting part of wedding planning was the paper! I knew I wanted everything to be completely custom and pull in pieces of our personal story throughout the wedding. Our invitations were backed with a historical map of Lexington and our envelopes were lined with a painting of the Blue Ridge Mountains from the 1800s. I carried our custom brand through each piece of our day – from menus to drink coasters to thank you notes, everything was meaningful and completely “us”. We even included our three dogs with a custom logo design on our favors.

Another incredibly special part of our day was the top to my wedding dress. My mom made it by hand, using vintage lace from my grandmother’s gown. She made functional buttonholes down the back using buttons from both of my grandmothers’ gowns, one from my aunt and one from her own wedding dress. On the inside of the top, she sewed a heart shape that was cut from one of my father’s shirts. She also updated a dress that I had worn as a flower girl when I was three years old and reworked it for our flower girl! It was so special, both to have her make these one-of-a-kind pieces, and to incorporate so much history.

We wanted to create a laid-back, southern gathering for our guests and we couldn’t be happier with the result. I’m so thankful for our amazing team of vendors and we’ll be forever grateful for how seamlessly they brought our vision to life.

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Photography: Sawyer Baird | Floral Design: Mallory Joyce | Wedding Dress: Carol Hannah | Stationery: Typo Boutique | Rings: Tacori | Bridesmaids' Dresses: BHLDN | Catering: Southern Inn | Hair + Makeup: Avenue 42 | DJ: Jumpin Jack Chad | Groom's Attire: Hart Schaffner Marx | Venue: Big Spring Farm | Wedding Venue: Big Spring Farm | Graphic Design + Paper Goods: Typo Boutique | Rentals: MS Events | String Band: Plum Blossom String Quartet

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A Venue You Need to See to Believe (Hint: There’s a helicopter!)

Choosing a venue for your Big Day is one of the most exciting parts of planning your wedding… and also one of the hardest. We totally get that. Which is why we’re hosting a little meet and greet with The Westin Cape Coral at Marina Village, a little slice of wedding heaven that has everything you’ve ever wanted – from the talented staff to the crazy cool amenities. Your dream day? It’s right here and waiting.

With over 15,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space, three pools, a never-ending list of fun-filled marina activities and a breathtaking Presidential Suite just waiting to host you and your main squeeze (or your entire bridal party!), The Westin Cape Coral at Marina Village is taking “I do’s” to an entirely new level of amazing. Think picture perfect affairs from 20 to 200, all with those stunning views and crystal clear ocean waves. Oh, and if you really want to soak in the pretty, then check out their fabulous Heavenly Helicopter Nuptials package, a crazy cool way to amp up any wedding with the option to arrive or depart by helicopter, a ceremony for 100 guests, a one-hour cocktail reception and a dinner + champagne toast. And that’s just the beginning of the awesomeness, lovelies.

Whether you dream of making an amazing entrance on a helicopter (sooo, sooo cool) or walking down the aisle to a beautiful outdoor gazebo, The Westin Cape Coral Resort at Marina Village has something for everyone. Contact a Wedding Specialist today to start planning your fab day, and don’t forget to ask about rehearsal dinners, personalized menus, chartered boat cruises… and more. The wedding of the century? It’s yours.

Photography: Miranda Lawson