Thursday, January 12, 2012
Beautiful Country Wedding on the Family Farm
A 700 acre farm was the scene for our Southern Elegant wedding in late August. A sweet farm house built by the Father of the bride is our back drop while Bride Jessica's all white bridal bouquet rests on the farm fence.
Sunflowers, roses and greenery welcomed guests on to the J4 farm in Selma Alabama.
Bride Jessica had two bridal dresses designed just for her by top designer Heidi Elnora. This is the second dress Jessica will wear this evening.
Bride Jessica in her first bridal gown atop an antique John Deer Tractor.
With such a vast amount of space as the setting for this wedding, our floral designer Carol Riley at Lillie's created "scenes" throughout the beautiful J4 farm. Jessica poses in front of a plow adorned with flowers with an antique John Deer Tractor in the background.
The men all looking very handsome in their sand colored suits out in the field.
All the girls and our ring bearer are ready to walk to the ceremony site across the field. Bride Jessica will be driven to her ceremony site on the John Deer Tractor.
A special platform was built onto this tractor for Jessica to stand on for her ride to the ceremony site.
Since sunflowers are Jessica's favorite flowers, they served as the perfect theme for her Southern Elegant wedding. Each row of chairs was dressed with a single stem of sunflower.
Jessica's choice to marry on the family farm was sentimental for one very special reason. After the death of Jessica's Father, his ashes were spread over the ground at the family farm. Jessica's ceremony on the grounds of the farm was a loving tribute to her beloved father, and having her two brothers give her away made it an amazing family celebration, absolutely filled with miracles and her Daddy's presence.
Waiting for Jessica at the end of the aisle was her handsome groom Ryan and this beautiful wooden cross adorned with gorgeous, sunny flowers.
One of the many miracles and surprises for this couple was a butterfly release.
Jessica and her Daddy used to sing Butterfly Kisses
and butterflies have always reminded Jessica of her Daddy. Her Mother surprised her with the release of 20 butterflies at the alter; one butterly flew right to the cross, another flew right to the seat left empty where her Daddy would have been seated.
You can see one of them against Jessica's dress.
Another sweet moment was when Ryan and Jessica dedicated a flower bouquet at the foot of the cross in honor of Jessica's Daddy.
Everyone is ready for some fun! The girls changed into their cowboy boots for a rockin' reception.
Adorable bridesmaids in their J Crew Dresses and Cowboy boots
Sunset at the cross accented by the beautiful lighting from our lighting designer Andy Tolar with Design Productions.
The ceremony concluded and 600 guests made their way from the ceremony site to the reception site across the field.
Wonderful food displays throughout the reception tent by our fabulous caterer Kathy G & Co.
A fabulous full size canoe housed all the beer at one of the bars
A very happy bride and groom have their first dance
The girls had so much fun dancing on the stage with their band. We had Super T perform for us for Jessica and Ryan. This band also played for the wedding of First Daughter Jenna Bush at her Texas Wedding.
A beautiful bride's cake with the farm and the tractor in the backdrop
Jessica and Ryan leave their wedding reception with a full crowd still in attendance and showered with bio-degradable confetti.
Jessica and Ryan leave their wedding receptin on the "gator"
The cross where Jessica's Daddy lays with a wreath of flowers in his memory and illuminated from above and shining in the distance.
This fabulous farm wedding could not have been possible without a wonderful team of wedding professionals beginning with these most fabulous and beautiful images by Frank Carnaggio. Floral Design by Carol Riley of Lillies, Andy Tolar of Design Productions, Kathy G & Co. and Clay Carroll Productions.
Thank you to all of you!!
Anita C K