The couple wanted to create a cozy, rustic, relaxed atmosphere that would make all their guests feel like family. Pulling the event together was a group effort, the family helped with the flowers for the decor. They created dozens of loose, romantic arrangements in mason jars, pitchers, and vintage milk bottles to be scattered throughout the venue.
Patrick and Jennifer’s courtship was a whirlwind — just three weeks after meeting, they started hinting at marriage, and six weeks later, they stumbled upon The Barns at Hamilton Station Vineyards in Hamilton, VA, and knew it was perfect for their wedding, which was held just nine and a half months after they met.
In lieu of cake, the couple, who love cooking together and have many fellow food-loving friends, asked some of their guests to contribute to a homemade pie bar. The result was a decadent buffet including cheesecake, a chocolate pudding cream tart, cranberry chess pie, concord grape pie, pumpkin pie, and of course, apple pie, among others (accompanied by a gigantic bowl of whipped cream!)
We knew this wedding would be the perfect feature for the first day of Fall!
District Favorite: The arriving guests sipped of hot cider served from a vintage pottery dispenser. The kraft paper sleeves on the cups were stamped with the couples’ custom wedding day design!
Jennifer Brickman + Patrick Rasche
The Barns at Hamilton Station | Virginia
Photographer: Carrie Holbo Photography | Videographer: Michael Horn |Venue: The Barns at Hamilton Station Vineyards, Hamilton, VA |Event Coordinator: Laura Harrison, Evie Lou Events | Catering: Northwest Fresh | Invitations & Programs: Beth Elzer, graphic designer | Floral Design: Whitney Johnston | Band: Drew Nugent and the Midnight Society |