Intimate Wedding At The Sage Farmhouse With Free Spirit Sensibilities

THIS, this my friends is how you wear the heck out of an amazing {non-cookie cutter} couture embracing wedding gown!  Cleverly choosing a pin tuck style gown of lace & tulle from Watters , Samantha Pennington embodied the romantic essence of the design, pairing the statement dress with a simple yet sweet crown of baby’s breath done in a gibson tuck fashion.  Often people tend to regard dresses of this nature as something that need to be overly maid up, over styled, etc.  Samantha does a down right magical job of allowing the gown to instead mold to her persona of a laid back free spirited beauty and as such the dress transforms into something that much more ethereal!   With the perfect romantic tone set, enter The Sage Farmhouse , wonderfully cozy, every bit rustic with the nostalgic blend of vintage, Samantha & Roberto Vasques were able to design a wedding day that was uniquely personal while being terrifically perfect for their intimate wedding.  Favors & decor were crafted by Samantha along with her mother, in a style that fit their surroundings from tin can potted succulents, a mailbox card drop, hand made trail mix like seed treats and so much more.  The beauty is in the simplicity,  how Samantha & Roberto allowed their personal style to shine while embracing those closet to them all while selecting a venue just right to bring the most deliciously intimate of feelings!


Novella of the Bride…

We met in college while Roberto was just starting graduate school and I was finishing up my undergrad. I graduated and moved back home to Philadelphia a few months later and we dated long distance for the next year and a half until we reunited back in Charlotte, NC where we first met. Roberto is from Brazil, and since his family is so far away we decided to move again, back to the Philadelphia area to be close to my family. I think we both knew from the very beginning that we would get married one day, and that it was just a matter of time!

We fell in love with the farmhouse the very first time we saw it. It was just the perfect place for what we had envisioned for our wedding. It was small, intimate, and had the vintage/antique charm that we always knew we wanted. The old rustic wood floors were amazing, and the small stone patio outside was perfect for enjoying some of the unexpectantly warm fall weather.

We were going for an overall rustic, vintage theme for the wedding. We wanted to be a part of making it look and feel just the way we wanted, which is why we took the DIY route for most of the planning and decorating. We wanted the wedding to be as small, laid back and casual as possible so that we could spend our time enjoying the company of our guests.

A Little Help From Their Friends: “My mom helped with making all of the invitations and favors. She also helped the me in thrifting and collecting all of the linens, decorations, serving ware, dishes, etc. for months leading up to the wedding.

Favorite Moment: “I think we both would agree that standing next to each other outside on the patio while we read our vows that we had written ourselves, in front of our families and closest friends, with our friend officiating was probably the best moment of the day. But really just the whole day of being around so many of our favorite people and spending time enjoying each other was all we ever could’ve asked for.”

Vendor Love

Venue: The Sage Farmhouse  | Wedding Dress: Watters  | Bridesmaid Dresses: ASOS, Windsor Store Shoes: Vintage from Etsy  | Hair + Makeup: Profiles Salon 7  | Groom’s Attire: ASOS & Self  | Invitations: Bride & Mother  | Music: Playlist  | Rentals: All Event Party Rental | Florist: Family Friend  | Caterer: Carlino’s Specialty Foods  | Baker: Cupcakes Gourmet | Photographer: Peach Plum Pear Photo