Wood, copper, and neutral tones were the inspiring materials behind Ben and Natalie’s wedding design. Caboose Farm in Maryland presented an outdoor space filled with fallen leaves and a serene atmosphere, which was a perfect place to surround the couple as they said “I do.” Autumn Kern Photo documented the incredible moments at this sweet DIY wedding.
Ben and Natalie
Caboose Farm, Sabillasville, Maryland
Natalie: My Nonni (Dad’s Mom) gave me her garter from her wedding 60+ years ago to wear, and my Mom gave me David Yurman Starburst earrings for my something new. My bridesmaid and best friend, Kat, made me a necklace to match my vintage engagement ring!
From the couple: We are both very casual, so we wanted everything to reflect our personal style. Once we found the best venue ever, Caboose Farm, it all fell into place. Our flowers were from Richfield farm, which is local & we buy them all the time at the farmer’s market under 83, so we knew we wanted them for the wedding. We chose to not have a color scheme, just what we referred to as “wood, copper & neutral tones” to compliment the beautiful nature. We both wanted the bridal party to be comfortable and themselves as well, so the bridesmaid had “infinity dresses” to choose which style. My dress was Leanna Marshall and I fell in love with it at Lovely Bride in Philadelphia, only fitting to go back to the city I fell in love to look for a dress.
Ben: I loved the moment I got see Natalie for the first time that day as she walked down the aisle. It was so hard that day to not see each other, you spend months planning and dreaming of that day but you spend so many hours apart! When I saw her walk through our grassy isle it all became so real, a million emotions run over you and the smile just couldn’t be wiped off my face.
From the couple: For the wood slab centerpieces, we chopped down a dead tree on our friend Ryan’s property, all of the candles were hand poured by us, scented with vanilla & lavender. Most fun for me was flower arrangements, I got to put together my own bouquet and even more special was my Dad brought sunflowers (a tradition between us) for it too.
Photography – Autumn Kern Photo
Venue – Caboose Farm
Floral Design – Richfield Farms
Catering – Monica Kelso Catering
Cake – Flavor Cupcakery (macaroons)
DJ – Bachelor Boys Band
Live Music – Bachelor Boys Band
Invitations – Fireball Printing
Wedding Dress – Leanne Marshall
Bridal Accessories – Westerwisp (floral crown), Matisse Footwear
Bridesmaids’ Apparel – BHLDN
Groom’s Apparel – J.Crew, The Tie Bar
Rings – Ken and Dana Design, Staghead Designs
Favors – Totally Wedding Koozies