Organizing a wedding from a distance is no small feat, but with the help of friends and family Lesley and Brian pulled it off in style – a quintessential country wedding. Every detail was thoughtful and the day was very relaxed and enjoyable.
Wedding days are always exciting. When Shannon and I arrived at Terrytime Farm early in the afternoon we were met by horses in the pasture, an elegant ceremony setting, and an excited but relaxed bride. After the traditional getting ready shots, Lesley and Brian took a quiet moment before the day began. Brian waited with his back turned while Lesley; being the country girl she is, strolled across the lawn in her bare feet to meet him. They held hands and had a few words – without peeking around the corner at each other.
The bride and groom exchanged their vows across the road from the homestead. The ceremony aisle was lined with antique pews, and the pasture just beyond that held a horse and her foal – who trotted out behind the ceremony to witness the vows – to the delight of the guests! The wedding party was a lovely bunch to spend the afternoon with, always having a laugh and up for just about anything.
Lesley and Brian’s reception was catered by Certainly Cinnamon, with family style serving in which each table was served dishes for guests to pass around. It was a refreshingly interactive way to get to know the other guests sitting at your table, and enhanced the country feel of the day – the food was delicious! As the night progressed The Retrobeats led the evening with wonderful classic songs (made extra special by the fact that Brian’s dad is a member of the band). Guests could be seen singing along, while playing ring toss or croquet in the field.
And we couldn’t resist sneaking the couple down the field for a quick shot with the Supermoon of July 12th.
Congratulations Brian and Lesley! Shannon and I loved being a part of your special day.