A Cozy, Fall Barnyard Wedding at Bear Mill Estate in Denver, Pennsylvania

Inspired by a recent family reunion held in a lodge, Mindy (34 and an analyst) and Christopher (31 and an analyst) chose their wedding venue of Bear Mill Estate based off its warm and welcoming atmosphere, perfect for their fall ceremony. Highlighting the Thanksgiving season were orange, yellow, red and brown accents like fall foliage, pumpkins, tree trunks and branches. The affair took place indoors and outdoors, the ceremony itself was under the estate’s large tree. The estate also featured a fire pit, a pond, a creek and outdoor lighting for guests to enjoy. Inside, guests nestled on the indoor wraparound couch and by the fireplace. Cozy blankets were available to keep warm. A quick engagement of three months allowed the couple to trust their instincts when it came to planning. “We enjoyed having a short engagement because it forced us to be more decisive and not waffle or second-guess the little details,” Mindy says. —Allie Volpe