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A Rustic Glam Barn Wedding in the Spring | Samantha and Ethan from Sandusky, Ohio

Saturday, May 6, 2023

Bride and groom in front of barn
Bride and groom in front of barn in the spring

Samantha and Ethan's love story is a testament to modern romance, beginning with a "Bumble" match, a heartwarming proposal and culminating in a spring wedding at Arlington Acres, a charming barn wedding venue in Tiffin, Ohio.

How They Met

Samantha and Ethan met on "Bumble".

The Proposal

Ethan's proposal was nothing short of magical. It happened at Twin Oast Brewery in Port Clinton, Ohio, a place that held a special significance to both Samantha and Ethan. It was where they had their very first date in June of 2019. On that particular evening, they rented an igloo for a romantic date night. Unbeknownst to Samantha, Ethan had been secretly planning the proposal for months. As they enjoyed drinks, pizza, and laughter, Ethan surprised Samantha by getting down on one knee inside the igloo, a moment of pure serendipity. The igloo was located next to the very Oast where they had their first date. The night was filled with tears of joy and phone calls to share their happiness with family and friends.

Planning for a Rustic Glam Barn Wedding

Arlington Acres was the very first venue they visited, and it left a lasting impression on them.

“Immediately upon seeing the venue we knew that it would be the place where we would say, "I do". We loved the gorgeous barn and the white pavilion was just an added bonus. Arlington Acres is so versatile that it can be decorated and transformed into your perfect wedding venue so easily. We loved that you had many options at Arlington Acres and it wasn't a "one size fits all" type of venue.” - Samantha, AA bride from Sandusky, Ohio

The charm of Arlington Acres, with its old barnwood and twinkling lights, created a romantic atmosphere that perfectly matched their vision for their wedding day. The modern farmhouse space offered so many opportunities for customization, making it the ideal venue for their unique love story.

The owners of the barn, Sarah and John are the sweetest couple and Sarah was the one to give us our first tour. Through talking with Sarah we learned of her and her husband's love for their venue. You could easily tell that Arlington Acres was not just a hobby for them. To them, Arlington Acres was so much more. It was a place that others could use to grow their love and to make memories at. It was a place that was driven by family and a place that they wanted to share with others.” - Samantha, AA bride from Sandusky, Ohio

A Spring Wedding in the Barn

Samantha and Ethan chose to add Friday onto their Saturday wedding with our Two Day Wedding Package. This allowed them to really take their time and just enjoy the wedding weekend!

“Our wedding weekend was incredibly stress-free thanks to Arlington Acres and the amazing vendors that they suggested. We decided to add on the additional hours to decorate on Friday which I would recommend to anyone who has lots to set up for their big day. We loved that this was offered and was well worth the extra money so that we did not have to decorate the morning of. Sarah was there the entire time to help us and to listen to our questions and ideas. She helped make sure that our ideas were transformed into what we wanted. The barn and white pavilion were both top notch clean and they already had the tables and chairs set up where we wanted them when we came to decorate on Friday.” - Samantha, AA bride from Sandusky, Ohio

“Saturday morning was an absolute dream. The ladies all got ready in the adorable bridal suite and the men all gathered in the groom's suite for the morning as well. These are such nice spaces and our hair stylist and makeup artists loved the amount of room and set up of the bridal suite. Throughout the morning, Sarah was available to help with any vendor questions as they arrived with flowers, food, and our cake.” - Samantha, AA bride from Sandusky, Ohio

The Rustic Barn Ceremony

Samantha and Ethan celebrated their wedding at Arlington Acres on a beautiful spring day. They didn’t want to take the chance of a spring rain shower, so they took advantage of our multiple indoor spaces and chose to celebrate their wedding ceremony in the old barn.

After their rustic barn ceremony they moved into the white pavilion for their wedding reception where they danced the night away!

Advice to Future Couples Planning a Glam Barn Wedding

Samantha and Ethan really took advantage of all the planning tools that we offer our couples. What makes the tools at Arlington Acres extra helpful is because they are personalized to the space, not generic ones made by vendors from all over the country.

“I love how hands on Sarah and John were throughout our wedding planning. Sarah had given us many opportunities to visit the farm throughout our wedding planning. She had open houses and offered opportunities to meet with vendors who we could book for our wedding. Sarah was constantly available to bounce ideas off of or to ask questions to. They have a wedding website and portal that you belong to once you book with them. This portal made it so easy to plan out and get organized for our day. There were even layouts for us to play around with for each of the spaces so that we could see where we wanted things set up for the day of.” - Samantha, AA bride from Sandusky, Ohio

Kind Words

“We are so thankful for Arlington Acres and the memories that we made there. I would recommend them again and again to any couple looking for a venue. When choosing venues and vendors for your big day it truly is all about the people who are going to make your day stress free and special for you. It is all about booking people who have a passion for what they do because you know that they will follow through and support you throughout wedding planning. We are so lucky to have found that in Arlington Acres and we will always be so grateful that they shared their farm with us.” - Samantha, AA bride from Sandusky, Ohio

The Rustic Wedding Details

Samantha and Ethan's rustic glam barn wedding at Arlington Acres was a true fairytale. Their love story, from a digital meeting on "Bumble" to a heartfelt proposal at Twin Oast Brewery, is a testament to the power of modern love. Arlington Acres, with its rustic charm, provided the perfect backdrop for their special day.

The Wedding Vendor Team

Guest Count: 150

Bar Service: Bartenders Elite


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