Can I just say what an honor it was to photograph the first wedding ever held at the Home Farm Barn?! Alexis and Sam were married in this beautifully restored 150+ year old barn, surrounded by so much love from friends and family. The love of those in attendance, as well as the love of those who helped to restore the barn. Alexis’s family and friends dedicated their time and talents to this special project. It was truly a labor of love and you can feel that love when you step foot on the grounds.
The Home Farm Barn was designed meticulously to meet the needs of small and large weddings (or special events!). The great hall is beautifully rustic and open to be arranged to suit your needs. The gallery and stables on the lower level are the perfect spots for cocktail hour, bridal party staging areas, or an optional indoor ceremony site in case the pesky western PA weather throws us a curve ball. Thanks to the absolutely beautiful weather, Alexis and Sam exchanged their vows on the veranda.
Just over the hill from the barn are my absolute favorite trees on planet earth: weeping willow trees. Alexis told me she and her dad planted the trees together when she was little. As if I needed convincing to use the trees as the site of their portraits, that little fact sealed the deal.
Another reason this venue is so special to me is my husband and father-in-law were two of the subcontractors who helped with the restoration. In fact, they are still at the Home Farm Barn every once in a while adding more stone details such as the entry gate and the gate house building. When my husband intially began work on the barn (the first step was to fix the foundation), he had mentioned it was being restored for a wedding…and that he would drop my name to Alexis as a possible photographer. As fate would have it, Alexis actually reached out to me before my husband had a chance to talk to her without knowing the connection. It was meant to be!:)
For such a special venue and such a special event, I wanted to make sure extra special pictures were taken, so I hired RS Aerial Photography to shoot aerial photographs with a drone during the evening. He got some amazingly gorgeous views of the barn.
Congratulations to Alexis and Sam! Thank you for allowing me to capture this amazing day!