Ashley and Matt had a gorgeous Smith Barn at Brooksby Farm Wedding this past May. You may remember them from their engagement session. After getting ready at a hotel in Peabody, we all went over to Smith Barn. Ashley put on her dress from the Blushing Bride in Peabody, which she worked hard to keep a secret from her future husband of course, but also from her bridesmaids. She walked outside to show them her dress, and they were floored. Matt’s Reaction was just as wonderful. I love these moments on a wedding day, because the emotion from months or years of planning really comes through.
Their ceremony was in the Woodland Gardens, located directly across the street from the Smith Barn. The Barn is adjacent to Brooksby Farm in Peabody, and is surrounded by lovely rustic details in every direction. Weddings at Smith Barn are run by the Peabody Historical Society. Tammy was our contact for the day and she was super friendly and helpful. I love this venue because there are so many places for photos. There are orchards, a couple different barns, and woods by the Woodland Gardens with a huge tree you can sit on. We took advantage of all of it. I especially loved their party. Everyone danced as the sky turned blue at dusk and it was a gorgeous night. Congrats Ashley and Matt!
Smith Barn at Brooksby Farm Wedding
You have to be willing to go a bit into the woods, but photos this old gnarly tree is totally worth it.
We took a walk outside just before sunset while everyone was still eating. The light was really nice and it’s a perfect time for some quick photos before dancing.
This could not have been a more perfect evening for a wedding. I love the indoor/outdoor setting that the barn provides as well.