If you’ve ever considered tying the knot on a farm, I say go for it!
I just returned home from Howard County, Maryland where I spent the entire day, at the Salandra Family Farm, entertaining guests for Taylor & Steve’s wedding. Jennifer Stiebel , owner of SOCO Events
, pulled me into the mix to play my electric violin, for this rustic, chic, black-tie affair, and for that, I am so grateful! Jen is one of the most highly regarded event planners in the DC/Maryland area, and when she calls upon you for one of her events, you just know that you’re about to be a part of something special!
First of all, there is something so breathtaking about having a wedding on a farm. The rolling hills, the green pastures, the horses, the chickens, and let’s not forget the family dog, who roamed throughout the entire event, all day and night, lapping up scraps of what I imagine to be the best food he’s ever tasted!
Anyway, let’s talk about having a wedding on a farm. There are so many pros to having a wedding at a private space, such as a farm. No curfews, no multiple weddings happening at the same time, no random onlookers! It’s a private affair, which makes it feel more intimate and special. It does come with some logistical challenges, such as access to power and access to restrooms. Be prepared to order up the generators for events like this, as there are typically not power sources out in the middle of a field! And most likely, you’ll need to order those fancy trailer restrooms in order to accommodate your many guests. For your vendors, who are coming in to transform the space into something out of a fairytale, let’s just say that getting around on property and working within the often uneven terrain is usually not the easiest. But trust me, it’s worth the added logistical steps to enable you and your guests to experience the pure beauty and magnificence of such a setting. In my experience, the most epic event spaces, come with the most challenges, but if you hire true professionals, they will navigate it with ease and grace!
Now, let’s get to the ceremony. As guests entered the space, they were greeted with a glass of champagne and my signature “classical twist
” music. For those of you who aren’t familiar, these are my classical renditions of pop tunes. Light, airy, and elegant, this style of music is perfect for welcoming your guests to the ceremony.