Wilson Vineyards 125 year old (former) dairy barn was the perfect setting for Jennie & Ted’s elegant October wedding. I love the contrast and juxtaposition of rustic and beautiful elements. The happy couple married under a weather-beaten ladder (hand-painted and beaten by the bride!) which was decorated with rusted buckets of autumnal flowers of hanging amaranthus, pampas grass, and surrounded by pumpkins, gourds and squashes. Even the ceremony aisle was lined with leaves and more pumpkins. Inside the barn exquisite linens were on each guest table along with hammered copper chargers, and an incredible feast offered a first course of squash soup served from a giant pumpkin tureen and poured into individual hollowed out Sugar Baby pumpkins (the caterers really outdid themselves!) The thematic four tiered wedding cake (Red Velvet and Bailey’s Irish Crème) was spectacular, decorated with chocolate maple leaves, marzipan acorns, roses and champagne grapes – heaven! Jennie, a clever DIY girl, used torn rough-edged paper for table signs, the clothesline escort cards, and little notes attached to packets of autumn leaves to toss upon the couple as they walked back down the aisle. A perfect last dance on a clear October evening ended with encircled family and friends and sparklers.