Justin + Sarah | Ostertag Vistas Wedding

May 29, 2013 Justin + Sarah | Ostertag Vistas Wedding

This past Sunday Sarah and Justin got married at the gorgeous Ostertag Vistas Farm in Myersville, MD. It couldn’t have been a more beautiful day and the temperatures were perfect. It was so exciting for me to see this wedding come together as Sarah had talked with me a lot about her plans along the way. I knew it’d be awesome but it truly exceeded my expectations. Oh, and can I just say, best reception food ever? Seriously. They had P.I.G.S. cater the reception and it was the best meal I’ve had in months.

Justin and Sarah met three years ago at the bar where she was bartending. They hit it off immediately and he asked for her number. Over the next week she was freaking out wondering why the hell this guy hadn’t called her yet… when meanwhile his best friend (and best man at the wedding) told him that he had to wait at least a week to call. At the end of the one week he did call and the rest is history.

Thanks to Kate Ann Photography for helping me out for the day. A few of her images are featured throughout this post.

Sarah’s dress was perfect for her. I also love that her “something blue” was a pendant on her dress with her grandfather’s ashes.

Sarah made all of the flowers for the wedding except her bouquet, that was made by her sister’s girlfriend and was a surprise until the wedding day.

Their invitations and wedding monogram were designed by Sameeha from The Inked Leaf. I love how she put a cute and classy spin on a hunting theme.

How awesome is Justin’s wedding attire? Gotta love a laid-back, country wedding. I’m also loving his belt buckle.

Sarah’s sister did her hair and makeup for the wedding and she looked truly stunning.

The ceremony was truly lovely and caused the couple and guests to both laugh and cry. Happy tears of course!

Post ceremony, we grabbed the bridal party, got some photos with the kids, and then hopped a “people mover” which is a fancy term for a large golf cart and went to go hang out in the woods.

Sarah made the bridesmaids’ bouquets, flower girl dress and boutonnieres. It’s amazing how much she did and how awesome it all turned out.

The light in the woods was gorgeous and I love this whole set.

The bridesmaids and groomsmen split after a little while and much to Justin’s dismay, it was time for more pictures. I have to give it to him though, for not being a fan of having his photo taken, he was a trooper.

I am in love with all of these by the willow tree. I definitely want one as a canvas for my new office, I just don’t know which!

The reception details were all totally amazing. In lieu of a guestbook, Sarah is going to make a quilt of fabric squares signed by and drawn on by their wedding guests.

During the cocktail hour they had a popcorn bar!

All of the centerpieces were made by Sarah. She’s so amazingly crafty. I’ve been saying for months that she should start an etsy shop. This just confirms it. Her uncle made the table numbers and the chest for the quilt squares.

Isn’t Ostertag such a stunning venue?

Yep, the place cards are in shotgun shells. ;)

I absolutely loved the setup for the sweetheart table. So gorgeous.

The folks at Ostertag had a model railroad set up going throughout the venue.

Best cake topper ever? Most likely.

They played the shoe game, but instead of using shoes, they used cut outs of their heads. This was HYSTERICAL.

 Justin and Sarah, thank you so much for choosing me to photograph your wedding day. It’s been a pleasure getting to know you over the last several months and I love you both and wish you nothing but the best.

Venue: Ostertag Vistas
Photography: Photography by Brea
Officiant: Michelle Byron
Catering: P.I.G.S. (Pork Is Good Stuff)
Cake: Sweet & Savory
Invitations: The Inked Leaf
Popcorn Bar: Catocin Popcorn Company



  • caitlin elizabeth
    Posted at 09:00h, 29 May Reply

    their rings are so unique! and i love their popcorn bar :)

  • Emilia Jane
    Posted at 09:20h, 29 May Reply

    OMG A POPCORN BAR?!?!?!?! Amazing!!! <3

  • Lindsey
    Posted at 09:26h, 29 May Reply

    Everything about this wedding is awesome! But the decor seriously puts it over the top; it makes me want to cry in the best way possible. Beautiful, genuine, rustic, heartfelt wedding ambiance–megalove! Also, I want one of those belt buckles.

  • Carly
    Posted at 09:43h, 29 May Reply

    Brea these are beautiful! Love the rustic barn shot with the dip! Cowboy boots, hats, popcorn, bandana’s I bet you were in cowgirl boot heaven!!

  • Emily
    Posted at 09:47h, 29 May Reply

    Awww… love the picture of the father of the bride and groom shaking hands. And that last one! Fantastic!

  • Sameeha
    Posted at 09:51h, 29 May Reply

    I absolutely love everything about this wedding! Brea, you did an incredible job capturing how beautiful this day was. Sarah, and Justin – I am in love with all of the personal, cute details! So wonderful!

  • Dave Kerrigan
    Posted at 10:08h, 29 May Reply

    Justin and Sarah – Congrats – what a beautiful thing!! I love the outdoors theme too! My kind of wedding at a really cool place! I wish you guys a lifetime of love and “country moments”! Yee Haw!!

  • Dani
    Posted at 10:53h, 29 May Reply

    This venue is amazing – first off. Her details are incredible. I love love love the cake topper – was it a bobble head? Not to mention the cake – so cool! And a popcorn station??? Omg – you were in heaven!

  • Melissa
    Posted at 10:57h, 29 May Reply

    LOVE these rustic country details…the popcorn bar and shot gun shells… awesomeness!!!

  • Becca
    Posted at 11:00h, 29 May Reply

    LOVE this wedding and those cowboy boots! Great portraits of the two of them!

  • Janice
    Posted at 11:05h, 29 May Reply

    The shoe game!!

    Love all the details! And that second to last one is hilarious!

  • Joanne Sisk
    Posted at 13:04h, 29 May Reply

    I love it all! The dress, the rings, the something blue ♥, the guys outfits, the cowboy boots, the venue, the awesome decorations, the pictures under the willow tree ~ 1st one especially, all the pictures ~ they tell their story wonderfully! Love that Sarah laughed during the ceremony… the love and happiness captured beautifully!

  • Tyler
    Posted at 13:07h, 29 May Reply

    Among other things, love the lens flare.

  • Kathy Angel
    Posted at 13:18h, 29 May Reply

    Beautiful job Brea! I love the formals in the woods – too pretty! This wedding looks like so much fun!

  • Joy Sneiderman Wiles
    Posted at 14:02h, 29 May Reply

    Best outdoor wedding and Sarah should be a wedding planner. Perfection is what she is! You should always be the photographer. You captured it all and I was so happy to see all the things I missed!

  • Sarah Baker
    Posted at 08:48h, 31 May Reply

    Thank you everyone for the nice comments, I had so much fun planning this wedding and making everything but Brea certainly captured EVERY moment perfectly. I loved having her as my photog for this special day :)

  • Sarah
    Posted at 12:51h, 03 September Reply

    I am looking at this venue and have some questions. Possibly if there is a way to contact Sarah, if that is not too much to ask. I live in NJ and am willing to travel. It looks online to be the exact wedding I picture in my head. I hope to hear back from the venue. I emailed them last Friday..nothing yet.

  • Sarah B
    Posted at 16:18h, 09 September Reply

    Sarah, you can email me if you want. [email protected]

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