How to Plan the Most Sophisticated Farm Wedding | Lehigh Valley Wedding Photographer

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As a Bucks County and Lehigh Valley wedding photographer, I find myself spending a lot of time at some of the area’s most beautiful farm wedding venues. The sprawling countryside and rolling hills of Pennsylvania make a gorgeous backdrop for wedding celebrations. Tall grasses, golden sunsets, and wide open spaces make me swoon!

Couples who are planning farm weddings have so many options for how they can style their day. Gone are the days of simply designing your day around burlap, mason jars and lace! I just adore when couples take their farm weddings to the next level by adding an element of sophisticated romance through the selections they make through the fine details of their day.

Today, I’ve put together a list of five must haves for the most sophisticated farm wedding:

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Lush Florals

Nothing says upscale rustic wedding like hand-gathered bouquets tied with flowing silk ribbon or gorgeous trailing table garlands. Floral wrapped trees, fresh swags on ceremony arbors, and pops of greenery are elements that can soften and elevate the rustic charm of your farm venue.

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Refreshing Drinks

Farm weddings often mean warm-weather outdoor ceremonies and cocktail hour. Treat your guests to a refreshing signature cocktail that’s aimed to please the palate and provide a cooling pop of flavor! Think mint juleps, sweet tea and freckled lemonades.

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Live Music

Surprise your guests to the unexpected by providing them with live acoustic music during the ceremony & cocktail hour for sophisticated style with a rustic-vibe.

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Vintage Rentals

From gorgeous candelabras to china place settings to church pews and tufted settees—there are endless possibilities when it comes to renting pieces that speak to your style.

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Bespoke Stationery

Your invitation suite is the first thing your guests will receive to welcome them to your wedding day. Share with them a beautiful invitation that speaks to the theme and formality of your day. A fun new trend is to add a custom illustration of your wedding venue to the invitation suite.


Alyssa is a fine art wedding photographer serving Bucks County, the Lehigh Valley, Philadelphia & beyond. To inquire about your wedding, please fill out the pretty little contact form here.