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This Woodsy Wedding is Like a Sophisticated Summer Camp For Grown-Ups

Complete with corn hole, whoopie pies, and a beautiful hodgepodge of rustic-chic decor.

What happens when two photographers fall in love? A beautiful, rustic wedding with shots to make you swoon. Check out all of the action from Mary Veterano and Roy Townsend’s sweet August wedding at Fiddle Lake Farm in Thompson, in the gorgeous shots from Danfredo Photos + Films below.

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Taking a friendship to the next level can be a risk, but it worked out perfectly for Mary and Roy. The pair first bonded over movies and similar senses of humor at Burlington County College, then settled comfortably into the friend zone.

Everything changed when they got snowed in at Mary’s parents’ house in Mount Laurel during the Snowmageddon storm of 2010. “Roy said, ‘You know I like you, right?’” Mary remembers. “He was adamant he like-liked me, and his saying that made me realize I had feelings for him, too.”

The pair fell easily into a romantic relationship, eventually launching a wedding photography company together. The travel it involved let Roy plan a surprise oceanfront proposal in California over the couple’s fifth anniversary. “We were driving around looking for sunset viewing points,” Mary says. After they found a spot by the water, Roy invited Mary to look toward the horizon. When she turned back around, he was on one knee.

A rustic farm in northeastern Pennsylvania proved to be the ideal place for the pair’s big day.When bad weather just days before the wedding prompted a ceremony location change, Fiddle Lake lent Mary and Roy two doors to hang their flower-hoop backdrop from. The vintage-rug aisle runner helped the site feel like “a home that had no walls or roof.” They transformed the venue with antique books and trays, framed chalkboards, macramé hangings, and other personal decor.

Guests dined at farmhouse tables and mismatched antique chairs during the barn reception. A “For You I’d Move Mountains” wood topper — purchased from Etsy vendor Light + Paper — adorned the red velvet wedding cake. Whoopie pies were a sweet ending, but for the newlyweds, the guests were the icing on the cake. “The most magical part for us,” Mary says, “was that we were able to have a really big party surrounded by our dearest friends.”

 

VENDORS

Venue: Fiddle Lake Farm| Photography and Videography: Danfredo Photos + Films | Florist: Marble + Pine | Catering and Cake: Peculiar Culinary Company | Bride’s Gown: WToo by Watters from Lovely Bride | Groom’s Tux: Indochino | Hair and Make up Artist: Bobbie Jo Bridal| Entertainment: DJ Sean Marquand of 74 Events | Calligraphy: Erin Ewasko | Lounge Furniture and Tableware: Forget-Me-Not Vintage Rentals | Cake Topper: Light + Paper

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