Sunday, September 21, 2014

Fall Farm Wedding

Yesterday was one of our happiest events of the summer at Squash Blossom Farm - the wedding of our two former interns, Bethany and Brendan. We are tickled to have played a small role in this love story and to provide the setting for its culmination in marriage!

Bethany and Brendan lived with us for five months three years ago and were integrally involved in many aspects of the farm, from bread-making to gardening to cow-milking and coop-cleaning. So, it was delightful and appropriate that they took many farm photos in their fancy wedding garb.
Cleaning a cow shed is a good test of whether you can get through deep manure together!
Bethany and Brendan always volunteer for coop-cleaning duty when they visit --but we made sure the coop was impeccable this time before they arrived for the wedding.
Another good rule for marriage: when life gives you muck, wear muck boots!
Calf break.
The pampas grass makes a dramatic wedding portrait background.


Minutes away from becoming husband and wife.

In the meanwhile guests arrive,

sign the  guestbook and write messages on cloth for a prayer flag banner

Gifts are deposited in the Willys truck.

Brendan’s sister performed a gorgeous original composition for the wedding ceremony.

Brendan and his parents proceed toward the ceremony.

Bethany and her parents ready to proceed.

The farm stage makes a lovely  wedding venue. The ceremony...

the ring...

husband and wife...


the kiss!

Tears of joy...

laughs of joy!

Time to bustle up the dress and party!

The canoe bar -- perfect for a pair of wilderness camp staff.
Brendan had brewed delectable beers and mead for the wedding.

Bethany wore her grandmother's wedding dress, which her mother and aunt were also married in!

Lucky and happy groom!

Our talented daughters, Sara and Cadence, planned, prepared and presented the food, made from local, organic and farm ingredients. Special thanks to our WWOOFing intern Lynnette and friends Miriam and Betsy for their invaluable assistance.

The chefs.

Everyone seemed absolutely delighted by the food. Many people told me it was the best food they have ever eaten at a wedding.

We made 60 wood-fired pizzas.

Sara made 20 scrumptious pies in assorted flavors for dessert - inspired by the bee theme of the two B’s, Bethany and Brendan, served with organic vanilla ice cream.

FInally, a beehive pinata, filled with honey candies.

If a beautiful wedding, surrounded by loving family and friends in a wholesome, picturesque place can portend a happy future, Bethany and Brendan should have a wonderful life together indeed! Congratulations, dear Brendan and Bethany!


Marcia said...

How very special for all concerned! Thanks for sharing with us.

basebell6 said...

Amazzzzzzzzzzzzzzing! And all those pies?! Wowsers! Coolest wedding ever!

Marie said...

absolutely gorgeous!

Myra Arnold said...

I was at this wedding and it was the most funnest wedding I've ever been to. Thanks to all involved. What a beautiful everything!