What a lovely 4th of July wedding! Christina and Timothy’s wedding is full of DIY details. I love how perfectly their farm setting matched with the vintage Americana feel…
From the bride, Christina:
The day started with the groom and groomsmen shooting clays at the groom’s great Aunt’s house. He then drove her 1939 Cadillac to his family farm where we had our “first look” photos taken. It was a great decision. The day flowed so well because of this. The guests were taken to the ceremony site (a tree with our initials carved in it in the middle of a grassfield) via vintage Farmall Tractors with wagons. I painted arrow signs with different words for “wedding” and put them on the path to the ceremony. Guests were given fan programs and signed a photo guest book. The ringbearer carried a ring dish that matched the groom’s cufflinks. We had 5 flowergirls, three of them handed bundles of baby’s breath to guests while the other 2 dropped petals. I arrived via a horse and carriage. The clydesdale is Tim’s Mom’s and is beautiful. During the ceremony we chose to do a Celtic knot tying ceremony in lieu of a unity candle. Our families and guests really enjoyed this. We also presented our Mother’s with flower arrangements during the sign of peace. Lemonade was served in mini jar-mugs after the ceremony from a lemonade stand made by my Stepdad. We also made notes to be hung from the guests’ rearview mirror thanking them for coming.
The reception was absolutely beautiful. Riverside receptions has a river running on two sides of it and 2 breathtaking waterfalls in the landscaping. The guests mingled while they waited for the wedding party to arrive. Our cakes were modeled after our attire! and were made by Laura, her website is www.cakesensationsbylaura.com . The table numbers were important years in US History, we explained what happened in each year on table tents. Our card box was actually a card stump that Tim hollowed out and we hung our new initials on the front. We also took dance lessons and performed a waltz for our first dance, it was definitely worth the time and effort. The favors, Strawberry – Rhubarb Jam, were made by Tim’s Great Aunt Helen.
I really hope our wedding can help or inspire other brides!
Photographer: JK Photography