Monday, June 30, 2014

A Wedding on the Farm!

 Saturday we hosted the wedding of two dear friends, Laurel and Darin, at Squash Blossom Farm. The past several weeks have been a whirlwind of planting, weeding, mulching, painting, sprucing up and getting the farm to be as beautiful as possible for this celebration.
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.

Beaming sisters.

Guests began to arrive,
delivering amazing gourmet  dishes for the potluck.

They signed the guest book.

Stephanie, mother of the bride (one of our favorite people on earth.)

Ella, daughter of the groom.

A hundred fifty guests  beneath the ceremony tent,
photo by Melissa Eggler

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.

photo by Ella Smith
The cake was served just before the  promised thunderstorm let loose,
photo by David Shane Smith

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!


lori feyen said...

What a lovely day. The farm looked fabulous and the people look like they had a lot of fun. Congrats

lori feyen said...

What a lovely day. The farm looked fabulous and the people look like they had a lot of fun. Congrats

Bethany Ringdal said...

Wow, so exciting to see it all! Camp is in full swing now and we're hardly thinking wedding at all... but let's talk soon anyways!