A Rustic Wedding at Rode's Barn in Swedesboro, New Jersey

Kristen Rodriguez (28 and in health care) and Will Rodriguez (26 and a loss-prevention manager) focused their rustic celebration on family and personalized details. “This wedding was not only about the love we share for each other, but the love for those who mean so much to us,” Kristen says. Fulfilling her dream of getting married in a barn, they chose Rode's Barn in Swedesboro, New Jersey, as the location and personalized its homey atmosphere with tons of photos. During their reception, 105 guests filled the wooden building and open-air patio. Family and friends snagged pictures in a DIY painted cutout of Kristen, Will and their dog, Jeter, before taking a few steps on the dance floor and chatting at their tables. Each table's centerpiece from Tracey Reynolds Floral Design played off the barn’s rustic vibe with lush peonies or gold candelabras covered in ivy. Of course, children were also a big part of the celebration. “Since I used to babysit, I have a few very special children who are a huge part of my life,” Kristen says. “They lit up the dance floor the entire night.” For the guests who were kids at heart, Kristen and Will gave out glass-jar wedding favors filled with their favorite candies. See every detail coordinated by Jewel Georgieff Wedding Design and shot by Jamie Bodo Photography, below.
-- Jaclyn Saumell