New Wedding Venue, Durham Hill Farm

Durham Hill Farm is a gorgeous new wedding venue in historic and beautiful Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

Durham Hill, owned by Elizabeth and Kevin Roberts, just began hosting weddings this spring. They offer vintage rentals, such as this featured 1923 Ford Model TT Farm Truck, farm tables and distinctive and wonderfully eclectic plank bottom chairs.  The barn was built in 1812 as a dairy barn, and is one of Bucks County’s most historic stone bank barns. The farm and property date back to 1700.

This Styled Shoot features not only a new wedding venue but blends the historic with what is currently trending in weddings. Elegant meets rustic is the theme. A rich color palette of jewel tones featuring deep purples, reds and pinks. And gold! Gold mercury glass on one of the huge farm tables, gold dusted grapes, blueberries and blackberries on the cake. Red grapes mixed in with the lush floral centerpieces.

The models are Lindsay and Michael, and they are engaged and planning their wedding for March of 2018. This is their engagement shoot as well as a Styled Shoot featuring this new wedding venue and these wonderful vendors.

The bride wore a wedding gown featuring a lace detachable jacket and long veil. Lace has become popular, as have long veils. Strapless is still in style, though an off-the-shoulder strap or a cap sleeve is popular, as is illusion. The groom wore a navy blue tux with a black lapel. Navy, black and dark grey are trending fall colors for menswear.

Staging with vintage furniture is a huge trend. We incorporated a sage green settee, gold candelabra and end tables. Durham Hill provides the huge farm tables and the eclectic mix of cool vintage chairs.

Here are the fabulous professionals that contributed to this Styled Engagement Shoot; 

Durham Hill Farm, http://www.durhamhillfarm.com

Mark Bryan Designs, http://mbryandesigns.com/

Something Borrowed Philly, https://www.somethingborrowedphilly.com/

L&H Couture, http://lh-couture.com/

Ventresca LTD,  https://www.ventresca.com/

Daneene Jensen and Assoc,  http://www.daneenemakeup.com/

Dish Catering,  http://www.gottahavedish.com/

 

bridal bouquet; fall colors

A bridal bouquet using jewel tones of reds, purples and pinks sits on a vintage settee. Fall has arrived in Bucks County.

The outdoor ceremony site, featuring Durham Hill Farm’s 150 year old hand hewn arbor. Mark Bryan of Mark Bryan Designs created the floral arrangements and bridal bouquet as well as the garland of greenery. Something Borrowed Philly provided the sage green settee, golden candelabra and vintage end table.

Farm dogs Dew and Kinzer,  checking out the outdoor ceremony site, seem to want to get in on this Styled Shoot!

wedding gown and veil.

The wedding gown and long veil, contributed by L&H Couture in Doylestown.

wedding gown, settee

side view of wedding gown and bouquet.

Bridal bouquet by Mark Bryan Designs, sits on the sage green settee.

farm dog

Durham Hill Farm has some really interesting antique farm equipment on the property. This is farm poodle Kinzer.

The barn window of Durham Hill Farm which overlooks the outdoor ceremony space. A beautiful engraving in metal features the farm.

I love the mix of chairs in this photo. The farm table, set in a color palette of vibrant reds, purples and pinks, accents with red grapes. The barn features wonderful huge farm tables with an eclectic array of cool vintage plank chairs. The table is set with a mix of vintage china from Something Borrowed Philly, floral arrangements by Mark Bryan Designs, and desserts by Dish Catering.

The farm table, set in a color palette of vibrant reds, purples and pinks, accents with red grapes. The barn features wonderful huge farm tables with an eclectic array of cool vintage plank chairs. The table is set with a mix of vintage china from Something Borrowed Philly, floral arrangements by Mark Bryan Designs, and desserts by Dish Catering.

farm table set for a wedding

Cake and desserts privided by Dish Catering, Frenchtown, New Jersey.

Cake and desserts privided by Dish Catering, Frenchtown, New Jersey.

Cake and desserts privided by Dish Catering, Frenchtown, New Jersey.

Cake and desserts privided by Dish Catering, Frenchtown, New Jersey. Details of the cake featured gold flecked blueberries and blackberries.

The Groom’s Boutonniere, by Mark Bryan Designs.

Lindsay models the bridal gown which features a detachable lace jacket and long veil, while Michael is wearing a navy blue tux with black lapel, vest and bow tie from Ventresca LTD in Doylestown,

gown, veil, bride

The bridal gown features a detachable lace jacket and long veil; gown, veil and accessories contributed by L&H Couture in Doylestown.

farm, bride, groom

Antique farm machinery dots the property and make for great props.

bride, veil

The strapless gown featured without the lace jacket. The tux is navy blue with a black lapel, this time paired with a tie. L&H Couture; Ventresca LTD, both in Doylestown.

bride and groom

farm weddings

Enjoying a moment on the farmhouse porch.

bride groom hills

Lindsay and Michael walk out in the pasture at Durham Hill; the property also has a horse farm surrounded by the beautiful rolling hills of Bucks County.

bride and groom scenic hills

bride groom hands

Lindsay and Michael are actually getting married in March of 2018, and make the perfect couple for this Styled Engagement Shoot.

 

Durham Hill also has a few horses on the property; one in particular doesn’t mind a bride with a long veil.

Durham Hill Farm in the background as bride and groom walk together. The barn’s open window is where the reception takes place; just in front in the fenced area is the outdoor ceremony space.

antique truck, bride, groom

The 1923 Ford Model T farm truck.

antique truck, bride, groom

bride groom window

I love this photo! Lindsay and Michael stand in front of the main barn window. This is where the head table normally would be for weddings. Beyond them is the outdoor ceremony space outside.

Photographed from the ceremony space outside, the huge barn window is a wonderful setting for the bride and groom.

bride groom cake

The entrance to the reception barn, decked with wonderful ceiling lights.

There is even a cornfield.

bride groom cornfield

bride-groom-cornfield

I can’t seem to get enough of cornfields!

The moon over the Durham Hill barn.

The courtyard with the moon above.

A slow dance photographed from above inside the barn, looking out onto the courtyard.

The courtyard at dusk.

bride-groom-night-reflection

The Durham Hill Barn and silo, with the bride and groom reflected in the pool. Another favorite photo of mine!