The tent for the dinner was set up on Friday. The forecast for Saturday was for very stormy weather, so they decided to rent a second large tent to cover the ceremony. That tent was set up Saturday morning.
The tables were adorned with colorful fabrics and ribbon-adorned burlap rand crocheted runners, made by Melissa.
Laurel and her sister Heather decorated the arbor with curly willow, ribbons and flowers for the ceremony.
An hour before the wedding, I helped Laurel pin up her hair and tucked in the flowers and Melissa sprayed it into place.
Guests began to arrive,
delivering amazing gourmet dishes for the potluck.
They signed the guest book.
Ella, daughter of the groom.
listening to a little Nodding Wild Onions music.
The bride and groom ready to become married!
A litte practice kiss.
On their way....
to becoming Mr. and Mrs.
Vows, (“I will always be on your side, except maybe when we are playing Scrabble.”)
Bar on the patio.
Hand washing area.
|Photo by Ella Smith|
Kids exploring the gardens, chicken coop, barn.
Setting up the fabulous potluck dinner. Rog, Jessica and I were preoccupied making wood-fired pizzas for the potluck, so from this point I was too busy to take many photos.
Ella made the delicious wedding cake ---her first cake-making effort ever(!), with white, lemon and red velvet layers.
The cake was served just before the promised thunderstorm let loose,
but the band played and the bride and groom and the wedding guests danced under the tent, sheltered from the rain, late into the night!
|photo by David Shane Smith|