West Overton in Scottdale, Pennsylvania

Melissa & William

Historic Homestead

William and Melissa got married on a warm September day at historic West Overton Distillery & Farms. Located in Scottdale, Pennsylvania this particular farm was the birthplace to Henry Clay Frick.

The couple wanted an event that was naturally beautiful, relaxing, and it had to be both enjoyed indoors and outdoors. The couple chose a fall theme using warm plum and peach hues as the color scheme. The space was adorned with pumpkins, mums, cornstalks, and hay bails to set the mood. Fall accents and perfect weather were at the top of the couple’s requests. The design began with the invite. The invitations were sent out to anticipating guests. The clever design included a detachable rsvp postcard which required zero envelopes. The end result was simply elegant, environmentally, friendly, efficient and reduced paper cost. 

    The entire wedding was hosted at West Overton. As guests arrived hand painted wooden arrows directed the guests to each location of the event. The outdoor ceremony was held in front of a charming house that featured a double porch with an iron staircase dripping with peach roses. A harpist played to set the mood for this beautiful outdoor ceremony. After the I dos were said, guests as exited as the couple, tossed birdseed their way.

    The reception began with cocktails, hor d’ouvers, and outdoor games. Guests enjoyed croquet, bocce, and corn hole on the grassy lawn. Hay bales draped in burlap added to the relaxing atmosphere of the outdoor lounge. Upon entering the four-story barn, guests passed through twenty foot long peach curtains framing the barn doors. Inside the venue wooden beams and stone make up this magnificent barns architecture. The décor and color scheme were created to highlight the structures natural beauty. Wooden beams were wrapped in warm white glistening lights.  Every window ledge and corner had a cluster of glowing mason jars and candles to add to the barns ambience.

  Satin plum overlays covered the tables to balance the rough structure. The centerpieces were a mix of shorter vases with peach roses and tall trumpet vases full of purple hydrangeas and curly willow. 

  Eight wooden posts all wrapped in lighting and cornstalks framed the dance floor. Orange and white pumpkins with flowers highlighted the bottom of the posts. After dinner guests satisfied their sweet tooth at the candy and cookie bar. The candy bar was decorated to mimic an old fashion candy shop. Clear jars with scoops were filled with old favorites like candy cigarettes and satellite wafers. Nostalgic candies, candy apples, apple pies, and trays of cookies arranged in the most beautiful display. The candy shop, which was the guest’s favor, had brown paper take-home bags with a custom thank you message from the bride and groom. A custom painted sign that read  “love sweet love” was the perfect backdrop to the couple’s four-tier wedding cake. The evening set in and the barn was glowing with light. Dancing and laughter carried on until  the late hours. The fall outdoor wedding was a sweet success.