“Rain on a wedding day is good luck!” doesn’t always help an anxious couple, but Tara and Len’s wedding at Harvest View Barn certainly proves that rain is NOT the end of the world! If anything, it’s a frenemy, and with a little planning ahead, it can add a dash of magic to your day that sunshine just can’t beat.
Tara and Len: Wedding Planning, and unplanning
Tara and Len were high school sweethearts. When they decided to tie the knot, decisions were made down to the very last flower petal to make sure their day was as perfect at their love story— they’d waited SO long! I met Tara for a bridal boudoir session she booked as a well thought out gift to her future husband. When she showed up to her session, she had every outfit nailed down, every accessory, and even a sparkly clean engagement ring. She’s the kind of person that is good at planning, likes plans, and likes everyone to follow the freakin’ plan. Long story very short, their wedding day did not go according to plan at all.
Tara and Len were originally supposed to have a gorgeous, sunny wedding day in Jersey along the shore. COVID caused them to have to uproot entirely. Graciously, this couple picked up their entire day and shifted it to the quaint city of Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania, where Harvest View Barn sits overlooking fields upon fields of green. A little (okay, COMPLETELY) different, but gosh those views! Tara’s mom and MIL spent countless hours helping plan, replan, and change plans over and over to make sure their babies’ day was the best it could possibly be.
Their Wedding Day at Harvest View Barn
On the day of their wedding, forecasts called for thunderstorms ALL day long. It never cleared up and we had looming gray skies from sunup until dusk.Harvest View set up an indoor seating chart inside their beautiful barn to keep guests dry, and Tara broke out the umbrellas.
All of what would have otherwise happened outdoors, from Tara and Len’s first touch and letter reading, to their ceremony and cocktail hour, happened inside and it was PERFECT. A little challenging? Yes. A little off the cuff? A bit. But totally gorgeous anyway? YES.
Harvest View provides an entire farmhouse for their couples to use, which includes separate groom and bridal suites, giving us the perfect backdrop for teary gift exchanges and getting ready. The farmhouse porch complete with vintage-y looking rocking chairs wasn’t bad either 😉
Your wedding day was always about your person, marrying them and starting the rest of your journey together— rain or shine. Things do not need to go according to plan for it to be perfect.
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Hair: Sam Curcio
MUA: Kat Winter
Gown: Irini’s Originals
DJ: Dave Shaffer
Film: Bob Hogan Productions
Florals: Floral Design of Mount Joy