Some Office fans believe that Jim and Pam are literal relationship goals, but since Day One (and countless re-watches of the entire series since) I’ve rooted for Dwight and Angela. Through thick and thin, Valentine’s Day bobbleheads and mercy killing Sprinkles, they are simply perfectenschlag. I was watching one of my most favorite episodes, Season 5 Episode 6: “Customer Survey”, and was inspired by the scene where Angela tells Andy that he can have his tented wedding but only if it’s in a hand-plowed field. “There has to be a barn that’s old enough that you can see the stars through the roof slats when you lay on your back. And antique tools to look at when you roll over.” That’s when I knew I had to put together a Schrute Farms inspired wedding photo shoot.
Immediately I called one of my favorite wedding planners, Jessica Hennessey, to help bring this vision to life. Our goal was to create a shoot that would resonate with Office fans but also appeal to the modern bride, even if she hasn’t seen the show. Throughout the shoot we sprinkled various Office references – there are 20 in all!
Our shoot was held at Salt River Farm – this was especially important as we wanted the venue to be in Marshfield, MA. For those who don’t know, Steve Carrell actually owns the Marshfield Hill General Store and having the photo shoot take place in this town added a special element. We even took our bride and groom to the general store for a few quick images! They were da belle of da ball.
For wardrobe, we chose a beautiful Alyne by Rita Vinieris wedding gown that would be Angela-approved – we don’t want our bride looking like she took the slow train from Philly. This is a beautiful chantilly lace off the shoulder sheath gown with guipure appliqués. The groom wore a pink velvet suit jacket paired with black tuxedo plants – a departure from Dwight’s classic mustard button-ups but not to worry, his signature mustard hue was incorporated nicely in the tablecloth and paper products. The pink velvet jacket complemented the tablescape colors and served to modernize this barn wedding. For bridal hair, we wanted a nod to Angela’s signature headbands and we love the piece provided by Allegria Bridal.
For florals, Market Floral Studio created a lush bouquet of soft colors with pops of red, blue, and burgundy. Jen, the lovely owner behind Market Floral, added shades of yellow and peach with pops of blue to the dark wood arch provided by Boston Backdrops. The pastel shades brightened the arch and overall look of the photoshoot, proving a dark barn can be a stunning venue.
As mentioned above, we really wanted to work with tones of mustard as an ode to our favorite Northeastern Pennsylvania Salesman of the Year. These colors are reflected in the tablescape as well as the ribbon and text of the paper products. Atop the velvet tablecloth we have modern gold flatware paired with an acacia round wooden plate charger, bringing a touch of timeless beauty to the table. The white dinner plate served to break up the tones of brown between the wooden charger and the glazed stoneware salad plate. The glaze finish gives the tablescape an overall sophisticated look. We would of course be remiss if we didn’t include the “World’s Best Bride” and “World’s Best Groom” mugs – a must have for ANY Office fan about to tie the knot. Lastly, we included the *iconic* mint green teapots as a nod to Jim and Pam and a fun, whimsical vehicle for additional greenery.
Moving on to the cake – a true work of art! The cake is a gorgeous shade of mustard and beyond that, has a unique and beautiful texture in the various layers. It is adorned with fresh flowers and figs. As Michael Scott can attest, figs are classy and are a must for any celebration, whether it’s a 15th work anniversary party or a wedding!
We have to mention the Pretzel Wall – a spin on the classic donut wall because who doesn’t love Pretzel Day?! Here guests can get a delicious soft pretzel, but don’t cut in line, even if you are engaged to Bob Vance of Vance Refrigeration.
Some of our favorite details from this shoot have to be the signs and paper products. The delicate and romantic invitation suite created by Max and Maiden Ink has several Office references but can still be an inspiration to any bride striving for a soft, charming feel. The place cards can be used flat or tented and the adorable custom map is reminiscent of something out of a fairy-tale. My personal favorite piece is the custom map to the ceremony location (156 paces from the light red mailbox, make a left – walk until you hear the beehive).
This shoot was absolutely a labor of love with hours of preparation before the shoot and months – nay, YEARS – of preparation watching the Office! We are over the moon with the final result and hope all can enjoy. This was truly a team effort, for it is TOGETHER THAT WE PREVAIL.
Vendor Credits: Planning, Coordination + Design: @jessicahennesseyweddings + @ellafarrellweddings // Photography: @ellafarrellweddings // Floral Artist: @market_floral_studio // Backdrops: @bostonbackdrops // Hair + Makeup: @verdeweddings @hair.by.samantha.d @nefrisbeauty // Bridal Gown: @allegriaboston @the.dresswhisperer @ritavinieris // Stationery: @maxandmaidenink // Signage + Vow // Books: @allisonkthln // Cake: @b.wildbakingco // Chairs: @peakeventservices // Bride + Groom: @mindovermadeline @bobbyburns.jr // Groom’s Suit: @asos + @express // Paper Bouquet + Beets: @theprettypaperpetal // Venue: Salt River Farm in Marshfield, MA