A Fun & Quirky Farm Wedding: Nora & Brandon
I have to say I am just totally in love with todays bride! She looks so darn awesome and I love the fact that she wasn’t tempted into wearing contacts or not wearing glasses on her wedding day, She totally rocks glasses doesn’t she?
Today’s wedding was held on what can only be described as the most unusual farm I have ever seen, we are talking giant model elephants, hippos and dinosaurs – no joke!
Check it out for yourself…
We will let Nora fill you in on the details…
“My husband was set on an outdoor wedding, and after investigating the usual options (historic homes, vineyards, etc.) and finding them prohibitively expensive, my mom had a great idea – why not ask our friends to have it on their farm? They were happy to do it, and it was a sweet homecoming for me, since I worked at the farm when I was just 14 years old. The farm is also only a few miles from my family’s home, so it was easy to jet back and forth during the preparations. Having it on the farm also meant that we would have to do more of the coordination ourselves, since the farm is not normally a wedding venue.
My mom was our wedding planner, and she also engineered all our DIY projects. I am a graduate student living many states away from my family, so there’s no way I could have put on such a big day myself. Each table was covered in a white (rented) tablecloth, then topped with a tablecloth from my mom’s collection of vintage and eclectic linens. All the dishes belong to my mom and her friends, and I had fun helping her match up china patterns with tablecloths. We used cloth table napkins and cocktail napkins, some of which were from my mom’s collection and some of which she made with fabric to match our colors (peach and mint). We had planned to rent bistro lights from the rental company, but then my dad got a bee in his bonnet and bought up a bunch of little white Christmas lights to string up. My mom made our altar, and her friends decorated the pavilions with tulle and ribbons. I was in complete awe at how lovely it looked.
One of my favorite moments had to be the speeches. My sister, who was also my maid of honor, gave a beautiful, heartfelt speech about watching our relationship begin three years ago. I know she was nervous, so it thrilled me to hear her tell the story with such grace. Then my husband’s best friend, and best man, continued the story from his perspective, reflecting on first meeting me and seeing how well I fit with his best friend.
The next best moment had to be every moment on the dance floor. My family came to party, and they really got down on the dance floor. It was awesome to see all my favorite people gathered together, dancing their hearts out. And of course, getting to dance with my husband, to all our favorite songs, was just perfect.
I kind of wish I had captured our vows and the speeches on video. I didn’t really want a videographer for the whole thing, so I’d recommend having a responsible friend or two set up a tripod and DSLR for use during those moments. It would be an easy way to include all the people who offer their help at the wedding.”
Much Bespoke Love