Delphine & Peter's French Country Inspired Wedding at The Inn at Barley Sheaf
Updated: Mar 23
Delphine + Peter’s wedding celebration at the Inn at Barley Sheaf Farm was French country inspired as a nod to the bride’s heritage. The historic bed and breakfast with its lush grounds, courtyards, and buildings that boast a range of early American architecture styles transport visitors to the Old World. Rooms are a history lesson, decorated with antiques ranging from the Colonial era to Art Nouveau. And there is no better stationery for an Old World wedding than letterpress!
Delphine loved thick, soft paper with deckled edges and nothing less than letterpress printing would do! Letterpress is an Old World printing method that gives you ALL the texture. Nothing compares to the tactile quality of a letterpress invitation. Letterpress makes a statement because of its thicker paper and hands on high quality printing. Guests will know that you valued your invitations (and know your stuff!) if you sent letterpress!
Your invitations are the one thing you keep from your wedding day and, if you are like Delphine, you have your suite framed as a keepsake to remind you of one of the best days of your life! Short of framing your invitation, you may find that running your fingers over you and your spouse's names, the details, and edges bring back a flood of sweet memories that time hasn't erased.
We asked Delphine to share the story of how she and Peter met and to take us through her wedding day. Beautiful photographs were shared from Susan Hennessey Photography.
How did you and Peter meet?
Peter and I met at Penn State through mutual friends. I was planning on staying in for a quiet night, but with convincing from my friends decided to go out to our friend's party. The song "Love Story" by Taylor Swift was playing and at that moment Peter and I locked eyes and since then we have been inseparable!
Tell us about the proposal.
It was a typical weekday and I was preparing to head to a presentation for school and Peter was off of work that day; he was acting a little funny saying he had "things to do," but I did not think much of it. After my presentation, I called Peter to let him know I was on my home.
When I entered our apartment, Peter was there down on one knee! I was so surprised and speechless. Afterwards we called our families to share the exciting news and celebrated at a local restaurant with some cocktails.
Best resource for wedding planning?
My best resource was definitely the venue owners themselves as they were pretty much our wedding planners and knew the ins and outs to planning a wedding at their location, but also my sister-in-law. She and I have very similar taste and I would always ask her for input/recommendations; she was always able to guide me perfectly.
What was your inspiration for your wedding day details?
We did not have any specific theme, but we knew we wanted to keep our wedding very classic and romantic with a 'hint of France' as my family is from France. 'Hint of France,' included a custom "Bienvenue" sign, custom made wine corks as escort cards, and naming tables based on different wine regions in France.
How did your stationery set the tone for your wedding day?
My vision for our invitations was something classy and romantic with some sort of old time vintage look. We also really wanted to keep the invitation wording as traditional as possible. I was very particular about the paper and having a deckle edge because this gave me that romantic and elegant look I was going for. Amy did such a beautiful job at putting together out vision. I am so in love with how our stationery set came out! It has even been framed in our home!
Take us back through your wedding day; share your wedding story.
Where to start!! It was a GORGEOUS September day, sun shining bright, crisp fall air. I had spent the night at my parents and Peter spent the night with his brother. We both spent the morning getting ready with our bridesmaids and groomsmen respectively. Around 2PM Peter and I did our first look which I am so happy we did. it gave Peter and I a moment alone and really take everything in before being amongst all our friends and family. It was truly a special moment, even though, little did we know, our families were creeping through windows watching us haha!
From there we took many photos together and then brought in the bridesmaids, groomsmen and family. At 4:30, amongst the shining sun, classical music playing from a strings duet, we officially became husband and wife! After a beautiful ceremony, we had an outdoor cocktail surrounded by the venue's gardens and ended the night with a tented reception.
What was your favorite thing about your wedding?
Oh man! That is tough! I would say, marrying the love of my life amongst our friends and family at a beautiful venue with gorgeous weather.
Tell us about your cake.
The cake had a few different lays: one layer was pound cake with a raspberry filling, another layer was lemon pound cake with a lemon buttercream and lemon curd. The entire cake was semi-naked with a dark chocolate drip and surrounding berries with some powdered sugar. It was so delicious!!
First dance song?
'Ho Hey' by the Lumineers
How did you end the night?
We ended the night dancing with our friends and family, and eating Penn State Creamery Ice Cream next to a bonfire!
What advice will you give your friends getting married?
Enjoy the process and try not to get caught up in the little details. Always remember that, no matter what, it will be a beautiful day and you are marrying your best friend!
Wedding Ceremony & Reception Location: The Inn at Barley Sheaf Farm | Photographer: Susan Hennessey Photography | Florist: Pod Shop Florist | DJ: Blue Root Entertainment | Hair: Bella Angel |Makeup: Makemeglam | Delphine's Wedding Dress: Keating by Wtoo from Lovely Bride Philadelphia | Transportation: Sterling Limousine
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