their big day by keeping everything in house
12 May, 2014 at 7:34 am in Business
We were so happy to get married there, and hope our children and grandchildren love home as much as we do. Both of my moms parents have passed away, but I know they would have been so proud and happy that we celebrated the start of our lives together at the home they worked so hard to create for their own family and generations to come.From the ceiling of the pavilion the couple hung lighting designed from hula hoops and Christmas lights. These provided a very intimate and ambient feel to the evening reception. Every table was lined with candles and beautiful floral arrangements. Now, about those arrangements This is perhaps mine and my wifes favorite detail for the day. Every floral arrangement at the reception site, including those that made up the girls bouquets and the guys boutonnieres, were grown by Rachel and her parents on their family farm. They were handpicked the morning of the wedding at 6:45am and were fashioned into the aforementioned items. They looked amazing and it was so cool to see this couple invest so much of themselves into their big day by keeping everything in house and close to home.What the bride would have done differently:While I cant say we would have done many things differently, we definitely learned a lot! The most challenging part of the planning the wedding was making time for normalcy. We spent the entire summer completely dedicated to transforming the farm and reception site from a well-worn and slightly neglected barnyard into something beautiful, and it was an all-consuming project. There wasnt much time for the everyday tasks and routines that keep you in check, so my advice to other brides would be to make time for yourself, your fiancé, AND your family! Its so important to stop what you are doing, have a peaceful moment, and tell others they are loved and appreciated.Below is Rachels Grandmother in the same dress that Rachel wore and her wedding.