A Rustic and Vintage Wedding on a Farm in Pennsylvania
Amy and Leo
Amy Eldon, along with her groom, Leo Voloshin, eschewed some of the more common elements of a modern wedding in favor of a decidedly intimate, quirkier affair. The creative duo, who own and manage Printfresh, a textile-design studio in Philadelphia, relied on original designs and vintage finds, including the bride's two gowns, to make sure their day was equal parts country-casual and big-city chic.
Amy and Leo tapped design duo Bird & Banner to create their whimsical blue, brown, and cream stationery suite, which featured custom typography and patterns.
A creamy dahlia dominates the bridal bouquet, which includes ranunculus and blue delphiniums. Amy found her gown at a small antique clothing shop, and then had a blue satin sash made to match the day's palette.
Bride and Parents
The bride and her parents stroll across the verdant farm before the Saturday evening ceremony; both Mom and Dad walked their daughter down the aisle.
The littlest attendants were the children of the bride's cousins; the flower girls completed their sweet look with floral wreaths.
The bridesmaids all wore old-fashioned slips under dresses that were screen-printed, dyed, and sewn by Amy and her friends; they each carried a single pink peony tied with a simple blue ribbon.
"I couldn't imagine having the wedding in any other location," says Amy of her parents' farm, which set the rustic tone for the whole day. Here, a friend of the couple's marries them under the huppa Amy's dad built with wood cleared from the property.
The newlyweds pose with their parents, Jim and Linda Eldon and Vera and Alexander Voloshin.
Sporting the same design found on the bridesmaids' dresses, sachets of lavender were hand-stamped and distributed to guests for tossing after the ceremony.
The Charlie Schaffer Quartet played jazz for the cocktail hour and dinner, and performed on the grass in lieu of a stage at the edge of a wooded area to maintain the day's casual vibe.
Small baskets of cherries serve as place cards for the 125 guests.
The table settings included an eclectic mix of mix-matched vases -- most were found at flea markets -- and blue-and-white-hand towels by Ikea were transformed into low-key place mats.
Jars of apple butter, a local favorite, were given as favors.
Amy and her father, Jim, take a twirl on the dance floor. Though it was not in her original plans, Amy decided to wear a second gown at the tented reception, one that she had found and "couldn't resist" at the same small New Jersey antiques shop where she'd purchased her ceremony dress.
The custom cake topper, by crafter Ann Wood, was made with quaintly retro fabrics that the bride designed.