Maureen + Julian: An Autumn Wedding at New Leaf Farm

Over a decade ago, I crossed paths with Julian while working full-time in EMS. For two people who were so opposite in so many ways, we hit it off and instantly became friends. When Julian first introduced me to Maureen it was crystal clear that she was the perfect match for him. Their connection was undeniable, and they brought out the best in each other. Two kindred spirits who were not just partners but each other’s greatest supporters, always seeking new adventures together.

After Julian’s heartfelt proposal I was deeply honored when they asked me not only to plan their wedding but also to host it at our wedding venue, New Leaf Farm. They gave me the creative freedom to assemble a dream team of wedding vendors, including the talented Kirsten Hartzell, The Epicurean Delight Catering Company, McCarthy Floral, Borrowed Somethings, and Neil Nicastro.

The day of the wedding began with both Maureen and Julian getting ready at the Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel in Scranton, PA. Maureen had prepared a collection of witty jokes, and everyone visiting Julian was instructed to give them to him, setting a joyful tone for the day. As Maureen made her way down the aisle, Julian’s face lit up with pure joy at the sight of his bride.

Following the heartwarming ceremony, we all headed over to New Leaf. Despite the ominous clouds, the rain held off, much to our relief. The barn was adorned in rustic elegance, creating a cozy and welcoming atmosphere. As Maureen and Julian entered, they were surprised by their groomsman, AJ, who introduced them to our beloved beer donkey, Romeo, from our friends at Safari Farm. Little Romeo couldn’t contain his excitement, knowing that pets and cuddles awaited him.

The guests were treated to an extraordinary feast prepared by The Epicurean Delight Catering Company and couldn’t wait to hit the dance floor. The energy was infectious, and guests appreciated all of the personal touches they had incorporated into their day. Their wedding day was a testament to the power of love and adventure, and it was a privilege to be part of their incredible journey.

Photo: Kirsten Hartzell Photography

Planner: Lovely Weddings and Events

Catering: The Epicurean Delight Catering

Entertainment: Neil Nicastro

Floral: McCarthy Flowers 

HMU: Lavish Scranton 

Transportation: The Limo Guy

Sign Rentals: Borrowed Somethings Sign Rentals