Where do we start to describe this wedding? I knew after photographing Diana and Adam’s engagement shoot that their wedding day was going to be something special. I knew that it was going to be full of personal touches, and that Diana had been working with her wedding party feverishly to get them all done in time, and to her liking. But, wow, their hard work paid off in spades. No detail was over-looked; the overall result was a stunning mix of down-home farm – think mason jars and hay bales (which unsurprisingly were quite easy to light on fire – more on that later) infused with a bit of glam (ie: candelabras adorned with crystals and pearls running the tables).
I spoke a little bit about Diana and Adam’s chemistry in their engagement shoot blog, and their ying/yang dynamic continued to shine through the wedding day with Diana in her 4 inch heels and Adam in his boots and jeans. It was evident that Diana, despite her penchant for 4 inch stilettos and everything bling loves the simplicity of farm life, and Adam… well, I can’t say that Adam has a thing for heels…but he definitely loves Diana. They banter and laugh together, and I think one of the funniest comments I’ve ever heard from a groom came during Adam’s speech when he said “Doesn’t my bride look beautiful all in white?… Now I finally have a dishwasher that matches my fridge and stove”. Thankfully Diana laughed, otherwise, the night may have ended badly… but this interaction was a tribute to the energy between them: fun and light, neither of them taking the other too seriously.
The dance got underway and the party was a blast, other than a few minor glitches. During the first dance, guests lit sparklers, and someone dropped a handful of lit sparklers into a hay bale. Ooops! Disaster was averted by the bridesmaids, who stopped out the fire with their cowboy boots. The maid of honour’s toe need emergency attention after she lost a toenail from having someone stomp on it (apparently, she should have kept her cowboy boots on) and finally, the wedding planner had to leave a little earlier than expected because the same sparklers burned her hand. Thankfully she was okay, and her work was already done, and everything else about the day went incredibly smoothly. Things happen, Diana and Adam rolled with it all, and guests continued to dance until the early hours of the morning. It was impossible not to get drawn into the festive party atmosphere. What a party it was!
Diana + Adam, I SO loved being part of your wedding day, and was sad to see it come to an end. I hope my enjoyment of your day comes through in the photos.
Venue: Noten Acres Family Farm
Makeup: Blush & Brush – Laura Ewart
Hair: Cindy Luke Hair
Cake/Desserts: A Slice Above (2 mini cakes and cupcakes)
Coordinator: Silverberry Occasions
DJ: Trevor the Entertainer
Dress Designer: Superior Bridal
Groom’s Attire: Calvin Klein
Stationery: Purple Martini Photography
Florist – Final Touches
Decorator (tent drapery and backdrop) – Rachel A. Clingen