Annie Sharp Photography sent me one of the prettiest farm weddings filled with soft hues, country chic details and pretty blooms – that they perfectly captured I might add – and I’m super excited to share it with you all today! Karman & Clint’s swoon-worthy wedding took place on a sunny July 22nd in rural Pennsylvania. A family farm made for the ideal setting for their rustic country theme, lending a relaxed feel and a picture perfect view. From the “first look” in an old abandoned milk house… to all the beautiful rustic chic details sheltered under a beautifully draped tent, is a pretty farm wedding that will literally stop you in your tracks.
From the Bride, Karman:
How did you meet?
Clint and I met through this sister Megan. It all started one evening when I was over at there families house having a girls night with Megan. We were watching movies and hanging out and I happened to look over at a picture of the Rohrer family. And one man in particular looked very handsome. So I mentioned it to Meg all giggly and all and she got super excited. Telling me that he was single and at that moment out on he harvest crew ( where they go for months at a time to Idaho, Wyoming, Montana. Anywhere out west and do wheat harvest) which is why I had never met him before. And a little side note on Clint is that he loves crop farming of any kind. It is his full blown passion. But all this to say, Meg was convinced that I needed to meet him and possibly date. I’ve never really dated anyone so I really shrugged it off and nothing happened for months.
Meanwhile meg kept mentioning my name to him without me knowing. So finally one day I got a call from an unknown number and it was him. This was on Thanksgiving Day of 2015. So of course I ignored it cause I was celebrating Thanksgiving with my family. Then later when I realized they had left a message I listened and sure enough it was Clint. He was calling to see if he could take me out the next day. He was only gonna be home for three short days so he wanted to see if I’d go. So I figured what the world. He picked me up the very next day and we had the time of our lives. When I thought the date was over and he was gonna take me home he asked me if I wanted to go home and meet his family. Which I thought was huge especially cause it was only our first date but I hesitantly agreed. Then when we got there I realized that his family was celebrating there Thanksgiving that night. What a shock to be introduced on such a night. But I tell ya what. The Rohrer family is the sweetest, most loving, and comforting family there ever could be. Even Clint and I felt like we have been friends for years. It was so wonderful. We have had ups and downs that have made us stronger, but I can honestly say that going on that first date was the best thing I ever did. They are wonderful.
Who proposed marriage and how did that proposal happen?
As the proposal goes, I was definitely trying to encourage ring shopping and proposal suggestions and Clint was just too cool. He would listen but would never give hints. So I had no clue when he was gonna pop the question. But on Christmas Day of 2016 he finally did it. He had carved out the letters “will you marry me” out of slabs of plywood and and then he smoothed them out and put them in a box and wrapped them up. And next thing I knew it was Christmas morning and I was opening up my present from him. When I finally got the box open I turned to Clint who was down on one knee with a ring in his hand. Of course I squealed “YES YES YES” and then it was time for all the fun wedding planning to begin. I loved it!
How did you decide on your venue?
The venue was pretty easy for Clint and I to pick. Since Clint grew up on Line Valley Dairy Farms he loved, loved, the view and the atmosphere a farm gives. So we really wanted a comfortable, relaxed atmosphere. So we asked Joe (Clints dad) if we could use one of the corn fields, plant alfalfa, and then set up a tent. The view on the top of the field overlooks so much of the valley and homes around it. We knew the sky would be incredible as well, and it was. Everything was picture perfect up there, thanks to Joe and the boys preparing the fields so it would be nice. It was amazing. And the drive up to the tent was going up this long narrow lane past an old barn and a freshly white painted fence with little baby cows mooing. So perfect! We loved it and couldn’t have asked for anything more!
Where did you get the inspiration for your color palette and design?
We both love the rustic country feel and so we went with the peach in the girls dresses to have that flowing, summery feeling, along with boots for shoes. And the men wore navy jackets and pants with a white shirt and tie and boots. Everyone flowed together so nice. I didn’t have a giant preference on what they wore, I just wanted it to be flattering on everyone. And they all looked amazing.
Three things you’re glad you did.
I would have to say the three things I loved most about our wedding was…
1.) Everyone seemed to be happy the whole time. I’ve never seen so many smiling faces, weather it was over the amazing chicken BBQ we had from Dutch country catering, weather it was from the line dancing, or simply just because the view and the people were amazing. It just felt like a perfect, one of a kind day!
2.) How much love Clint and I felt. Since I am a twin I’ve never had a day where so many people knew me for me. I was always called of the twins or one of the Snader girls. But that day everyone was calling Karman. And was congratulating Clint and I. And supporting us. That love and support will never ever leave my mind.
3.) I have to say I just loved being up front, in front, of everyone declaring my love to Clint. I know we are gonna face challenges, but I know that Clint and I are both strong Christian individuals, and I know that with Gods help we can make it together forever.
And three things I loved that we did was…
We had a first look just the two of us and the photographers. But that was such a raw and unfiltered moment. One that I will treasure and remember forever.
We also did all of our pictures before the ceremony and I highly recommend that. The guests who come didn’t have to wait forever, since we had already done it all we could join them right after and finally have a chance to celebrate. Eat and dance the night away.
Also I loved that we had a family prayer in the middle of the ceremony right after the pastor married us. Having your parents and siblings pray over you in a small circle is one of the most powerful things ever. Clint and I felt love pouring over us and blessings like none other. We loved that!!
Do You have any advice for other brides?
My biggest advice for brides is to remember that it’s your day. Do it how you want, not how you think others would like it. Make it your own! And always remember that it is only one day. So don’t stress over all the little things that could go wrong but focus on all the things that are going right and enjoy the time. Look around and see all the family and friends who are by your side working hard to make your day as perfect as they can for you. And be sure to thank them. Cause I still can’t thank everyone enough.
Photographer: Annie Sharp Photography|Invitation Designer: Ann’s Bridal Bargains|Bridesmaid Dresses: Azazie|Caterer: Dutch Country Catering and BBQ |Dress Store: Joyce’s Bridal House|Beauty: Transformations|Cake Designer: Dutch Way Farm Market|Floral Designer: Ever After Floral Designs|Hair: Kara Martin from Trendz Studio with Emily Messner from Salon Intuitions LLC and Kendra Martin