This blog post might just be the longest one we’ve ever written. Why, you ask? Because this wedding was just packed full of personal touches and we can’t get enough of it! Jen and Tylan are the kind of couple that every wedding planner hopes for. They trusted us to bring their wedding to life from the very beginning, which led to, well, magic! Arielle Doneson Photography captured every moment so perfectly and we have being waiting to share all of the photos and details with you for a loooooong time. We are thrilled that this real wedding was just published on Boston Weddings!
Let me start by giving you a little context. Jen and Tylan bought an 1820’s farmhouse, Bascom Hill, in Western Massachusetts with the plan to renovate it and turn it into their forever home. The home itself has a ton of history – it was was originally built on the stagecoach road from Boston to Albany and is thought to have been a stop on the Underground Railroad. The property sits in a central location for Jen and Tylan to run their small business that they co-own, Walden Hill, which produces sustainable, acorn-fed pork in New England. This means that they spend a lot of time harvesting acorns! They also bottle their own maple syrup straight from the farm!
Now that you know a little bit more about the newlyweds, let me tell you what you’re dying to know about – their wedding! Jen and Tylan got married on their farm, Bascom Hill. That’s right, the farmhouse they bought and decided to renovate was also the location of the wedding. Did I mention they were renovating alongside wedding planning? I don’t mean they were just fixing a room or two. We’re talking a full scale renovation involving the construction of farm roads, landscape that included a pool, and pretty much completely gutting the interior of the home and building additions. When I went for the first site visit, there was an exterior structure of home with heavy machinery dropped here and there around the property. We had our initial meeting in an airstream, where they assured me that I had nothing to worry about – the home, aka venue, would definitely be done before the wedding. Fast forward to the early hours of the Friday morning of their wedding weekend. Furniture was being moved in and they were wedding ready – a three year project came to an end with just hours to spare!
We believe that stationery really sets the tone for a wedding and we love it when our couples want to design something that is uniquely theirs. Jen wanted something hand-illustrated, so of course we turned to Caitlin of Hark Creative Co. Caitlin designed a full stationery suite, including an elegant boxed wedding invitation, complete with dried flowers and raw silk ribbon. Little did we know that the designs Caitlin created would end up being incorporated not only across the wedding day, but into Jen and Tylan’s home, too! The pattern from the liner of the Save the Dates even made it onto the wallpaper in their powder room.