250 guests were greeted by valets and driven 1 mile into the trees to an open field that was cut by the bride’s father 18 months before. Upon arrival, they found a perfectly manicured open field with tall fescue grass on one end, as a backdrop to their ceremony space, and a perfectly grown field of fresh sod to celebrate upon. An arbor constructed by the groom of wood found on the farm denoted the area for the ceremony with rows of white chairs and plants from the farm outlining the space.
Waiting for the guests, at their arrival of the bride and groom’s field of dreams, was a bar with mojitos being served and a beautiful display of stationary hors d’Oeuvres. After a little respite from their journey, the guests were escorted to the ceremony area and the formal part of the day began.
The bride’s vision of a wedding featuring black and white color motifs was expressed everywhere. White chairs for the ceremony were adorned with black bows and the arbor was decorated with white magnolias from trees on the farm. The reception space was set with crisp white linen and black chairs. Every detail speaking back to the motif including a black and white dance floor.
Back to the ceremony. The bride came in on a 1937 Model A John Deere Tractor (borrowed from it’s original owner) radiating beauty, her father in a black tuxedo and white tie and her black lab (the ring dog) wearing a white bow and walked down the aisle on this sunny September afternoon.
Following the ceremony, the guests were treated to butlered hors d’Oeuvres and cocktails and a seated meal to nourish them for a night of dance and celebration with the night sky visible thru the clear tent ceiling over the dance floor.