A Rustic, DIY Wedding at Maple Shade Farm in Delhi, New York

Despite living in a city in Connecticut, Mary Pomerantz (28 and a social worker) and Sam Pomerantz (29 and in construction management) knew they wante

Despite living in a city in Connecticut, Mary Pomerantz (28 and a social worker) and Sam Pomerantz (29 and in construction management) knew they wanted to have a barn wedding in upstate New York, where Mary grew up. They immediately fell in love with Maple Shade Farm in Delhi, New York, where they could play off the venue's country style. "The inside of the barn took our breath away," Mary says, "and we started to visualize an amazing and epic venue, that was simple and so us." They also instantly connected with the venue's owners, Abby and Jay, who they say really helped make their vision come to life. The wedding-day photographer, Amber J Photography, captured the casual wedding from the outdoor ceremony filled with wooden accents and DIY projects to the barn reception with plenty of mason jars and pink and teal colors. When Mary began planning the wedding, she knew she wanted to create a space that was well thought-out and detailed. "I kept going through the day, thinking about the moment guests arrived to the moment everyone left and really stuck to doing many subtle details," she says. For example, as guests arrived at the ceremony, they found a popcorn machine with bags of popcorn hand-stamped with Mary and Sam's initials displayed on a rustic-style stand. The reception inside the barn continued the rustic look of the day and featured rectangular dining tables dressed in white tablecloths and decorated with mason jar centerpieces and burlap table runners. A few centerpieces contained pink and white flower arrangements created by Abby from Maple Shade Farms following a wildflower look suggested by Mary. "I really thought through every second of the wedding day, and asked myself what could that moment have that would make it special," Mary says. "Because of this, Sam and I were able to exhibit our personalities and style into the whole day."

Pink and White Rose and Garden Rose Bouquet
Mary allowed her bridesmaids to choose their own dresses asking only they they be off-white, lace, short and with a vintage-style. "The best part was that all the girls could feel so happy and comfortable in their dresses and be able to wear them again," Mary says.
Wooden Ceremony Arch With White Drapery
Maple Shade Farm in Delhi, New York
Sam and his groomsmen wore navy linen vests and ties opting not to wear the matching jackets to better match the casual atmosphere of the barn wedding at Maple Shade Farm.
As guests arrived at Mary and Sam's wedding ceremony, they found a popcorn machine and paper bags stamped with Mary and Sam's initials for filling with the popcorn.
DIY Wooden Ceremony Sign of Blue Paint
Rustic Watering Can Ceremony Accessory
Rustic, Outdoor Ceremony at Maple Shade Farm
Mary and Sam's outdoor ceremony aisle was lined with blue glass mason jars filled with baby's breath and hanging from shepherd's hooks. Hay bales lined the outer edges of the ceremony chairs continuing the rustic look.
Mary and Sam shared their first kiss as husband and wife under a rustic wooden arch made out of tree branches and decorated with white drapery and pink flowers.
Mary and Sam's cocktail hour took place outside on the field at the Maple Shade Farm where guests sat at mismatched, vintage-style tables.
White Pearl Updo Accessory
Keeping with the rustic style of the wedding, Mary and Sam's dining tables featured long, burlap table runners with mason jars filled with battery-powered candles.
Spindle Place Card
String lights and white drapery added romantic and elegant elements to Mary and Sam's barn reception at Maple Shade Farm.
Instead of a traditional guest book, Mary and Sam had their guests leave colorful fingerprints that looked like leaves on a tree on a painted canvas.
Mary and Sam's long, rectangular dinner tables were lined with burlap table runners and glass mason jars filled with either battery-powered candles or pink and white flowers.
Wedding Cake With Burlap and Pink Flowers
DIY, Rustic Guest Book and Cards Table