A Harvest Wedding Made Me Want to Get Married in a Barn

We’ve got foliage, tractors, pumpkins, coffee, flannel, dudes in henleys, a farmers’ market, beautiful string lights, and fall afternoon lighting. If that doesn’t make you cry, throw in the wedding and talks of everlasting love, and now everyone is crying.

It was the first day of fall, I had pumpkin bread in the oven, Hallmark’s newest movie, “A Harvest Wedding” was on the TV, And YES, I had a pumpkin and apple candle going. We are who we are and I have no shame. To be honest, though, A Harvest Wedding was serving enough ~fall vibes~ on its own that by the end, I was fully convinced I need to have a wedding in or near a barn in October at some point in my life (I should probably CC my boyfriend on that one).

This is Sarah’s childhood home and now I’m saving for a down payment.

It’s a CLASSIC story line – busy city girl who has to return home to the country for some reason. Our Leading Lady, Sarah Bloom, is a wedding planner in NYC and lands this great gig to plan a wedding for a well-to-do couple. Turns out, the groom in this scenario is the brother of Sarah’s ex-boyfriend David, and they want the wedding on David’s family farm. (Sidenote: the brother is played by the same actor who played the stalker in Lifetime’s Infidelity in Suburbia, so that was something I had a hard time looking beyond!) Having the wedding on the farm gives Hallmark ample room to say “harvest” as much as humanely possible, which I’m all for (Harvest is one of the top three autumnal words out there! The others are “gather” and “thankful”. You can confirm what I’m saying if you go to Target or HomeGoods and can easily find these words painted on rustic wooden signs.)

LOOK. AT. THOSE. LEAVES.

So through a variety of planning montages and mild misunderstandings (It’s harvest season! The house is a mess! Where will they say their vows! And a fire that ruins all the food?!) to give us some sort of drama in this plot, Sarah and David realize they still have feelings for each other and would like to get back together. I should mention that David, in addition to being a farmer, is also a semi-scientist and is creating tar that can support plant life, meaning that plants can grow anywhere. This is one of the more creative Hallmark story lines out there so I’m including it here to encourage STEM education and to note that SPOILER: when David and Sarah get back together (because duh), Sarah doesn’t necessarily move back to her hometown, which is a HUGE break from normal Hallmark movie plot lines!!

Farmers’ Market Flirting is my new favorite type of flirting.

So all this sounds pretty standard, right? Yes! But where A Harvest Wedding leaves (HAHA! Get it! Harvest! Autumn!) its mark is in the fall wedding aesthetic happening THE ENTIRE TIME. We’ve got foliage, tractors, pumpkins, coffee, flannel, dudes in henleys, a farmers’ market, beautiful string lights, and fall afternoon lighting. If that doesn’t make you cry, throw in the wedding and talks of everlasting love, and now everyone is crying.

So enjoy it! Get your autumn set-up in place (pumpkin bread and candle are my suggestion, but cinnamon tea and a blanket are another great option) and get ready for A Harvest Wedding to convince you that a barn wedding is what you need.

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