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Real Soirees: Sweet & Rustic Farm Wedding



This summer I witnessed the wedding of two good friends. Besides the happiness of the occasion, it was one of the best weddings I've ever attended due to the beautiful location and the bride's creative talents. Wait until you see the gorgeous details! There are quite a few photos, so settle in...

The farm belongs to the groom's extended family and is an actual working farm supplying small batches of milk to local dairy buyers.  It's a little slice of bucolic heaven, with cows spending their days in the acres of pastures surrounding the farm.  In one weekend, this quiet yet industrious little farm was transformed into a rustic chic party space.

As I mentioned, the bride is one creative gal! A graphic designer by trade and a photographer on the side, she has a great eye and understands that a memorable event is in the details.  She created all the paper goods (including the invitation above) plus orchestrated the overall "vision" for the day.  I'll let the rest of the photos speak for themselves...









In the spirit of the convivial weekend, another friend made the cake...so charming and very delicious!





Photos #1 and #8 courtesy Aynsley Floyd
Photos #2, #10, #18 courtesy Pamela Carriera

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Reader Comments (8)

oh my goodness, this is beautiful! looks like it should be in Martha Stewart magazine!
I love the photo garland hanging at the reception.
And seriously, a baby cow was born?

July 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSandi

how adorable! Love the photo banner and can't believe the calf was born during the reception! how memorable!

Kim @ http://frostmeblog.blogspot.com
party inspiration

July 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKim

Very Cool! I had a co-worker 15 plus years ago whose daughter got married on an apple orchard that was in the family. I love the idea of making a wedding as special as a formal event, but still casual. The bride did a lovely job. And seriously....a calf born? How did she arrange that one????!!!! They should name it "nuptials" or "promise" or something wedding-like. hahaha

July 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBeth

Luv the ceremony's backdrop with the bright red farmhouse! It sets the scene very nicely!

Just gorgeous!
Love this.
Makes me want to do it all over again.

July 23, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermeghan

Beth, if I remember correctly, the calf was named "P.J." for Pam and Jon, the bridal couple!

July 23, 2010 | Registered CommenterJen @ SecondCitySoiree

Actually, PJ was the cow that was born the day before the wedding, Jon's neices named that calf. I believe the farmer changed the name to John, although I'm not sure why.

The calf born on our wedding day was named Pogo. I wanted to name her, but we were in a hurry to leave for the honeymoon and I couldn't think of anything quickly. She is getting big and doing great despite her rough delivery!

July 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPam

Very cool!

July 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMJ Tam

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