This Minimalist Garden Wedding at Terrain at Styer’s is Exactly What Your Pinterest Has Been Waiting For
Corinne and Joseph’s wedding at Terrain at Styer’s was essentially a rustic and ethereal garden dream come to life! The couple embraced the natural feel of the venue and added only minimal, heartfelt details to make the space feel truly personalized. Florist Julie D’Agostino took their vision of stepping into an organic garden and created the prettiest floral arrangements in a soft palette of pinks, whites, and greens, which looked absolutely gorgeous against all the greenery within the grounds. This wedding was full of warmth, full of love, and full of beautifully curated details, all of which Patrick Robinson Photography captured with such ease and grace.
Corinne and Joseph
Terrain at Styer’s, Glenn Mills, Pennsylvania
The most important thing to us in planning our wedding was to have it feel more like an intimate gathering than a large formal wedding. We live quite far from our friends and family and wanted to be able to remember and spend as much time as we could on this special with our nearest and dearest.
Before we were ever engaged, my girlfriends and I spent hours planning our “dream weddings” by searching blogs and websites, and that’s when I stumbled upon Terrain at Styer’s. I instantly fell in love with the ethereal yet rustic aesthetic. The first time I visited, I knew it was the place. It felt intimate and magical and was exactly what we had been searching for!
We really wanted our wedding ceremony to reflect our shared spirituality and our zest for living in the moment, as that was what joined us together in the beginning. My cousin, who teaches mindfulness, officiated our wedding. She incorporated a meditation in her speech where she had everyone close their eyes and focus on feeling grounded and the love and energy surrounding the day. It was quite beautiful and extremely meaningful.
I also walked myself down the aisle, and I thought I would be quite nervous. But I actually felt really empowered. I’m not much of a traditionalist, so I never liked the idea of someone “giving me away.” It was my way of making a statement that this was my new beginning, my decision, and I was ready to start this new journey with Joey.
Joseph and I are both pretty laid back people so we knew we wanted to reflect this in our overall wedding vibe. We reflected on our favorite environment which is being in nature. We wanted everything to look and feel very organic as if we stumbled upon this magical wildflower scattered garden. This included everything from the florals to the way the wedding day flowed.
The best advice I can give to any bride planning a wedding is to trust your vendors and give them some creative freedom! I had planned this wedding from 1,000 miles away and didn’t really have time to stress over every little detail. I had a general idea of the aesthetic I wanted for my wedding, and once I established a relationship and trust with my vendors (florist, cake designer, videographer, makeup artist, beverage specialist, etc.), they were able to run wild with their creative magic, and it turned out more than I could’ve ever imagined. They are the experts, trust them!
In lieu of favors, we donated to one of our favorite animal rescues, Rescue Dogs Rock NYC. We are huge animal lovers (I grew up with 7 adopted dogs) and knew we wanted to pay forward all the love we received on our day. We donated to the rescue in honor of all of our amazing guests!