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Anna Croll and Viktor Josefsson chose their bells area afore they alike got engaged. Farms were article the two instantly affiliated on back they aboriginal met—Viktor’s ancestors has run the aforementioned acreage in Sweden back the 1600s, and Anna grew up in Bucks County—so the brace knew they capital their bridal to booty abode on one. Back Anna collection accomplished the Inn at Barley Sheaf Acreage for the aboriginal time, she and her mom pulled over immediately. “And again I see: There’s a farm! An inn! There’s rolling land! It was perfect.”
So Anna was abashed back she alleged the acreage the day afterwards she and Viktor got affianced (he popped the catechism appropriate afore their 2014 New Year’s Eve party) and it was appointed for the year. Again fate kicked in: October 31st opened up, and as luck would accept it, Anna loves Halloween. So the area was booked, and Anna began acute out their dream day.Right away, she tackled how to abode the actuality that their black-tie bells was on Halloween. There was a costume-party idea—“That lasted a millisecond”—but the brace absitively to instead absorb affected autumn elements—like white and academician pumpkins—into their decor, and accept angel cider doughnuts and hot angel cider to accost guests back they accustomed and home-made caramel apples in the acceptable bags. (The bright autumn leaves that captivated on aloof continued abundant for their bells day were the finishing touches.)
It was important to Anna to acquisition means to absorb Viktor’s Swedish ancestry and ancestors into the day: A accessory and her bedmate apprehend a Swedish composition as allotment of the ceremony, a accumulation of cousins gave a acceptable Swedish toast, and Anna afraid Viktor by adage her vows in Swedish. “Real” alien Swedish angle and happy-hour cornhole amateur imprinted with the out- curve of the cities of Stockholm and Philadelphia were added fun details.
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The reception’s acreage tables were broadcast with baby pumpkins, melancholia annual arrange and candles, for Viktor. (“It’s a Swedish thing.”) In lieu of a cake, Anna’s mom, a pastry chef, created eight desserts in melancholia flavors, including cappuccino brownies with biscuit chrism cheese frosting. Mini bottles of Chandon sparkling rosé lined the access to the accession and served as escort cards. For their stationery, the brace chose a slate and rose gold palette—the “farm version” of archetypal atramentous and white. Anna’s leaf- aggressive adornment altogether complemented her one-shoulder cottony chiffon gown.
Pumpkin amber dent walnut cupcakes were one autumnal ambrosia advantage for guests to enjoy. Jenny Love of Love ‘n Fresh Flowers created Anna’s boutonniere of dahlias, garden roses and aged mums in the wedding’s acceptable and marsala blush scheme. “I capital my boutonniere to attending like I best the flowers from my mom’s garden,” Anna says, “and Jenny was actual attuned to my vision.” The bridesmaids anniversary chose their adopted cut of floor-length acceptable Joanna August dresses. The billowing balloons with acceptable and rose gold armament were a fun celebratory prop that Anna congenital to add a amusing aspect to their photos.
When Anna (scared into cerebration the day would y by and she’d absence it all) chock-full and surveyed the celebration—her ancestors and Viktor’s together, accepting a blast, dancing and authoritative memories at their absolute venue—she knew in that moment: “I’m never activity to balloon this.”
VENDORSPhotography and Videography: Asya Photography | Area & Catering: The Inn at Barley Sheaf Farm | Doughnuts: Solebury Orchards | Decor: Flowers, pumpkins, and candles by Love ‘n Fresh Flowers; acreage tables from Maggpie Rentals; balloons from Paperboy Affair | Bride’s Gown: Mira Zwillinger from Carine’s Bridal Atelier | Hair: Elizabeth Benke | Makeup: Beke Beau | Bridesmaid Dresses: Joanna August | Groom’s Formal Wear: Trunk Club | Stationery: Haute Papier | Music: The Heather Hayes Experience | Transportation: Sterling Limousine and Transportation Serves