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Intimate Farm Style DIY Wedding in Buffalo, New York | VILD Photography

"Van and Abigail’s wedding, from start to finish, was so extremely joyful, sincere, and just pure fun."

From Marie Louise at VILD Photography // "Laid back and down-to-earth, the entire day was a reflection of Van and Abigail’s personalities: Abigail works on her family’s biodiverse farm, Thorpe’s Organic Family Farm, in East Aurora, New York. Van owns a gourmet mushroom farm in Buffalo called Rusty Bucket Mushrooms. Being a true family affair, everyone pitched in from start to finish, the intimate guest list filling the home with pastries, puppies, and flowers. While others brought over hay bales for the evening’s bonfire.

Pizza and cake, provided by the local bakery Abigail and her sister work at, paired perfectly with the family style affair.

Every detail, from the string lights hung in the tent to the old sheets and linen fashioned as tablecloths, felt special.

The outdoor garden ceremony was both short and sweet, and incredibly genuine. Everyone in attendance, including ourselves, were touched by each and every word exchanged. Rather than walking down the aisle separately, Van and Abigail chose to walk down together, Van playing his guitar for musical accompaniment.The beautiful September weather allowed all of the day’s activities to take place outside, which included hula-hooping, boat rowing, dancing and an bonfire.

If there’s one thing we learned from Van and Abigail’s wedding it’s that a wedding should be one thing: a true celebration of love. Personal, fun and completely relaxed, Abigail summed up the day’s theme nicely when she said, “We are basically just entertaining ourselves.""


I never would have thought about using old sheets as table clothes. GENIUS DIY!

The Vendor from this gorgeous day!

Photographer / VILD Photography

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Besides photography, I have a few different hobbies. I really enjoy listening to audiobooks and occasionally lending my voice to some. My husband, Shawn, and I love playing D&D and discovering new interesting food spots! Oh and I'm obsessed with our dog, Pony.