An Elaborate Rustic Wedding at the Farm at Eagles Ridge in Lancaster, Pennsylvania
"Theatric" only begins to describe this over-the-top celebration. Combining memories from their 12-year relationship, bold textures and their city-meets-country personalities, David Everett (41 and a wedding and event producer at Weddings by JDK) and Lee Bastyr (41 and a farmer) went all-out for an elaborate, rustic wedding. "It was all about the combining the big-city feel with the the Farm at Eagles Ridge as the backdrop," David says. "I wanted the guests to feel the fast-paced energy and style of a big city had been brought into a beautiful barn in the midst of farmland in Lancaster, Pennsylvania." With some help from florists at Weddings by JDK—as well as planners from Planned Perfection and coordinators from both That's It Wedding Concepts and Bespoke Moments, they pulled it off. Guests were invited into the reception by an paperboy who gave out "Big Day News" newspaper-inspired programs. The theatrics continued with a live aerialist performer at the center of the cocktail hour and a six-tier industrial-style wedding cake fit for their love of sweets. If that wasn't enough, keys were used throughout the decor to acknowledge the "key to my heart" David gave Lee on their first Valentine’s Day. "Each weekend I have the opportunity to create a fairytale for my clients," David says. "On the night of our wedding, I wanted the ones I love the most to live in our fairytale and know how much we loved every one of them." Catch every detail of their extravagant affair, shot by Leslie Gilbert Photography, below.