Modern Pennsylvania Barn Wedding: Kristen + George

bride and groom

We’ve all seen our fair share of barn weddings, but somehow they just never seem to get old! Even so, we completely love it when a couple pushes those standard “barn boundaries” and crafts a day that is not only super unique, but super them! Since Kristen is a talented artist (her company Rexmake specializes in graphic + event design) we’re not all that surprised that she came up with some amazing art installations for her own wedding day. She + George designed a setting where modern centerpieces, sleek ghost chairs, and touches of polished gold would play against the rustic Gettysburg barn where they held their reception. Such a fun juxtaposition. We just adore this one!

Big thanks to With Love & Embers for the beautiful photography + congrats to the newlyweds on beautiful day!

dress

bridesmaids box

with love and embers bride

with love and embers bride

with love bouquet

with love and embers bride


Kristen made that gorgeous hairpiece herself!

with love hair piece

bridesmaids with love

flower girls with love

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groom

groom

groom

groom

groomsmen church

wedding party

bride seeing father

ceremony programs

Processional: Bridal Party: The Ludlows – James Horner; Bride: Will Ye No Come Back Again

Recessional: Smash the Windows

First Dance: Friday I’m in Love – The Cure

church ceremony

church ceremony

church ceremony

church ceremony

church ceremony

bride and groom

bride and groom

bride and groom

bride and groom

bride and groom

After the ceremony, we were able to sneak away to take a few photos in the most beautiful field with our dog. Having that time together was so special to us so that we could just laugh a take a second to slow down and enjoy the day. For that brief time, it was just us.

bride and groom with pup

bride and groom with pup

bride and groom

horse


Loving the cool paper leaf installation that Kristen made to hang from the barn’s rafters! Such a pretty, whimsical touch!

hanging paper leaves

ghost chairs

barn reception

wood block centerpieces

gold chargers

ghost chairs

wood block centerpieces

guest book table sign

love marquee letters

chocolate dessert bar

candy apples

reception


From Kristen + George, Music is what brought us together as a couple, so it was important to have great, live music playing throughout the day. From the beautiful strings that played during our ceremony to the most amazing band that set such a fun tone for our reception; we could not have asked for a better soundtrack to the day.

first dance

wedding band

first dance

photobooth

cocktail

coloring

first dance

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barn lights


Don’t miss K + G’s fun wedding film by Birdhouse Productions!

Stay true to yourselves. With countless opinions and endless wedding ideas being thrown your way, try to do what works for you as a couple even if it’s not on-trend or someone else’s idea of what a wedding should be. We spent the entire planning process reassuring people that what we were planning would work. When the day arrived, everything came together and all of the doubts people had about things like the barn and the band faded and everyone had a great time.

photography: With Love & Embers // ceremony: Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg // reception: Gettysburg Battlefield Bed & Breakfast Gettysburg, Pennsylvania // event design + paper goods: REXMAKE // day-of coordination: DPNAK Weddings // florals: Splints & Daisies // wedding dress: Watters // hairpieces: Made by the bride // shoes: cork flats from Kate Spade + gold heels from Madewell // bridesmaid dresses: Nordstrom, Dillard’s, Lulu’s // hair: Jess Good of Downstreet Salon // makeup: Kelly Smith of Texture Salon // groom suit: Black by Vera Wang // videography: Birdhouse Productions // catering: Frontier BBQ // cake + desserts: Wells Family Baking Co. // ceremony music: Vivace Strings // reception music: The Defibulators

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Comments

  1. I love your site so much and I can’t thank you enough for having my wedding on here!! <3

  2. Congratulations Kristen & George! The photos are aaaamazing (and those clear chairs are perfect!).

  3. This wedding is wonderful!! Congratulations Kristen & George! Amazing!!

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