A Rustic, Summer Wedding at Fiddle Lake Farm in Thompson, Pennsylvania

“We wanted a design that felt natural, wild, funky and romantic,” Sydney Neuschel (26 and an advertising account manager) says of marrying Matt Franco

“We wanted a design that felt natural, wild, funky and romantic,” Sydney Neuschel (26 and an advertising account manager) says of marrying Matt Francolino (27 and an elementary school teacher) in a wooded ceremony before celebrating their newlywed status with a rustic barn reception.

Matt created a birchwood arch to serve as their one-of-a-kind altar, which was adorned with mini test tubes that contained colorful wildflowers. “My mom woke up on the morning of the wedding to pick flowers from a field,” Sydney says of her bouquet, which was arranged by both her mother and her bridesmaids. “She jokes that it was her last motherly act before I got married.”

Invitations featured a photograph of the barn enhanced with acrylic paint.

Sydney wore an A-line tulle dress with an illusion neckline for her walk down the aisle, while her bridesmaids donned light gray gowns. As a nod to her Illinois upbringing, Sydney asked her florist to create overgrown centerpieces that looked freshly picked. “I’m from the Prairie State, so I wanted all of the blooms to look very wispy, like they were plucked from a backyard,” she says.

“We didn’t have to do much decorating,” Sydney says of highlighting the venue’s existing pastoral charm. “The barn was such a magical place on its own.” String lights, oversize lanterns and potted ferns hung from the barn’s rafters, lending a whimsical feel to the wood-lined space.

Pastel Watercolor Wedding Invitations
Custom Whiskey Barrels
Rustic Daisy and Wildflower Boutonniere
White V-Neck A-Line Bridesmaid Dresses
Rustic Blue and Purple Wildflower Bouquet
Colorful Wildflower Planter Box Arrangements
Bohemian Rug Aisle Runners
Intimate Forest Ceremony
Modern Black and White Animal Escort Cards
Black and White Animal Table Names
Colorful Garden-Inspired Planter Box Centerpiece
Whimsical Barn Reception
Rustic Antique and Animal Decor
Tiered Buttercream Cake with Eucalyptus
Lace and Organza Illusion Neckline Wedding Dress
Convertible Classic Getaway Car