Today, I'm sharing Emily + Seth's wedding day. Their wedding was this past October and I still cannot get over how beautiful the entire day was. Not only were Emily and Seth amazing to work with (and quite literally the cutest couple), but they chose a true hidden gem for their venue.
If you are looking for a venue in the triad of North Carolina, you are going to want to put The Farm on Groometown at the very top of your list after seeing the photos from Emily & Seth's fall wedding. The Farm on Groometown is a beautiful white barn. Plenty of land for your ceremony outside and a rustic open layout inside for your reception. On site, you'll find a groom's suite downstairs and upstairs... just wait for those photos! The bridal suite is seriously a dream. White walls, two stunning sofas, and THE best window light of just about any venue I've photographed. Outside, there are tons of spots for photos- the front of the barn for a clean, white backdrop, the silo which is perfect for texture in your photos, the gravel path for those walking shots, and of course the open fields with the sunset behind you.
Every wedding day starts the same for me, I greet the couple and then I grab their detail items. I ask couples to have a box ready for each person and the box includes things like perfume, jewelry, an invitation, cologne, a tie, and other personal items that are worn on the wedding day. These photos have all the details laid out so the couple can remember all the little things that made their wedding day special.
Look at those stunning barn doors that her dress was hanging on!
After detail photos, it was time for photos of the groom getting ready and his photos with his groomsmen. I knew that I wanted his getting ready photos to be in front of the silo. The contrast of the silver and his blue suit with the texture of the silo looked incredible in photos. We headed in front of the barn for photos of the groom and all of his groomsmen. What I REALLY love about The Farm on Groometown is that the front of the barn is always shaded. Photographers love sun, but not harsh sun, so having a shady spot that is large enough for group photos AND that has a beautiful backdrop can sometimes be hard to find. I love knowing that this perfect spot exists when I photograph at The Farm on Groometown.
After finishing photos with Seth and his guys, I went back upstairs to get some photos of Emily getting ready. The bridal suite has so many beautiful mirrors and you'll see the gorgeous pink couch in the picture with their cute pajamas! We did their group photos in front of the barn doors because they are just stunning.
Emily gifted her mom the sweetest illustration of the two of them in their wedding day attire, so we had to recreate that photo!
The couple decided to do a first look and you could absolutely see their pure love for one another during this time. Seth had to walk around Emily to get a full view of her beauty and it was the most adorable thing! After their first look, they shared their vows with one another.
Emily also decided to do a first look with her dad. Precious! If you don't want to do a first look with your partner, doing one with a parent, grandparent, or your bridal party can still give you those sweet reaction photos!
One of the best parts of doing a first look is you can do bridal party photos, some family formals, and a few portraits with the two of you before that ceremony. That saves you time during cocktail hour and potentially gives you the chance to enjoy part of your cocktail hour with guests!
The rest of the day was full of laughter, tears of joy, and just pure happiness for these two getting married. I'll let the photos speak for themselves!
Look at the open fields with cows and horses. Such a fun background. You might even see Louie the donkey! Another favorite part of this venue is this shaded sitting area. Emily & Seth rented furniture pieces and rugs and they wanted photos with these details that they chose. Super cute!
The last spot that I want to showcase is the reception area. Stunning wood and plenty of space for tables for your guests. Emily + Seth chose to do a sweetheart table and then of course, there is space for a dance floor. This group knew how to party! You'll also notice space for your caterer and your DJ to set up. I love how intimate the reception space is without being crowded. I feel like having a space where your guests are closer together encourages a better reception and dancing. This reception/ dance party seriously never stopped!
Emily & Seth's wedding day was truly a dream. They were the sweetest couple and they had a dream team of vendors. Everyone worked together to make the day go smoothly and I just wish I could relive this wedding day over and over again! If you are getting married near Greensboro, North Carolina and want a barn wedding, you have to tour The Farm on Groometown. It is picture perfect and the owner, Jenna, is amazing to work with! She is helpful and kind and seriously one in a million when it comes to a venue owner being so involved. I also would recommend every single vendor on this list... truly a joy to work with every single one of them!
Venue: The Farm on Groometown
Photography: Rachael Mitchell Photography
Coordinator: Macy Made Events
Catering: Ava's Cuisine & Catering
Florals: Flores del Soul
Dress: Southern Brides
Makeup: Morgan Joy MUA
Hair: Ashley Stegenga Artistry
DJ: Coach DJ Randy
Rentals: Party Reflections
Rentals: Rusted Root Rentals
Ceremony Music: Elegant Ensembles
Cake: Aunt Leeann