Monday, July 9, 2012

Farm Wedding Details

Yesterday I posted about the environmentally-friendly flowers from the wedding we attended on the weekend (which you can read about here).  Not only were the flowers gorgeous, but the wedding took place on a farm so it was such a pretty setting. We were under the trees for the ceremony which made it a little cooler and thankfully there wasn't any rain.

The chairs were set up near the edge of a field and coloured ribbon were wound around the edges of the chairs near the aisle.

Across the front of the area for the wedding ceremony there were garlands of hearts hung from the trees.  They also had made fans out of the programs which were glued onto painted stir sticks.

When it was time for the bride and bridesmaids to come up the aisle they were driven in a tractor-drawn wagon with a sign that said "Here Comes the Bride".  They each had a white umbrella that hid them until they arrived.

The tables were decorated with a carafe of candy and a huge lollipop in the middle with the table number on it.  We were encouraged to nibble snarf the candy during the speeches.  Each place-setting had a small pot of homemade strawberry jam for everyone to take home.  I love strawberry jam and have been enjoying mine on toast.

The shed where we ate dinner was hung with balloons in the wedding colours and strings of mini-lights.

After dinner we were taken on a wagon ride around the farm which had some lovely views from a cliff overlooking the city of Hamilton.

This is why you chose to have your wedding on a farm - what a gorgeous pastoral scene with the sunbeams peaking through the clouds!

I tell everyone this couple's "how we got together" story because I think it is so funny and so them.  I will call the couple Anne and Michael.  
Anne and Michael met and became friends at university. One summer when Anne went home to Thunder Bay to work for the summer, Michael thought he and some of their other friends should drive up and visit her so she wouldn't be lonely.  Micheal had the use of his grandmother's car for the long weekend so, despite his mother's warnings that it was a 16-hour trip EACH way, they made plans to drive up and visit her. On the Thursday before the long weekend Michael's mother came home from work to find their son and a bunch of his friend's around the kitchen table getting ready to go.  There was one person she didn't know and when she was introduced to the new friend named Anne, she said "Anne! The Anne they are going to visit?" To which Anne replied "Yep the road trip sounded like so much fun I flew down here to join them on it".  It was on the road trip that Anne and Michael took a little more notice of each other and soon became a couple - and the rest is history.

Isn't that crazy? You would have to know Anne and Michael to know how well suited they are for each other.  When Michael and Malcolm (our son) were in high school together, Michael said to Malcolm "hey do you want to go for a walk?"  It turns out that his idea of a walk was to walk from where we live in the suburbs to Toronto - a distance of 46 kilometers!  Since Malcolm was game for a "walk", they started planning their route.  I suggested that they should raise some money for a charity - so they did. Together they raised $1500 for AIDS orphans in Tanzania and were even interviewed for a local cable TV station and were in the newspaper.  See what I mean - Michael and Anne both love crazy schemes.  Life isn't going to be boring for them.

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  1. The wedding looks wonderful. It is so nice when people do something different. Their story is funny, and I think you are right, theirs will be an interesting life together.

  2. What a great story and a fun wedding! If I had it to do over again, I'd definitely do the farm/barn wedding thing. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Looks like such a lovely wedding! I adore those candy cute & unique! I haven't been to a wedding for a number of years, so it looks so fun! Angie xo

  4. This looks so lovely! I absolutely adore the idea of having a wedding in a barn, i think it totally captures the intimate and cozy feel. Looks like the wedding was a lot of fun! Glad you posted more photos of this wedding :) Great post!

  5. What a pretty wedding that must have been.
    You and I have our sons' name in common!