Ashley planned a 5:30 ceremony on the side lawn with dramatic lighting and colors for her wedding the third weekend in October. The wood arbor was decorated with burlap curtains, our white cross, and lots of sunflowers and fall foliage and flowers. The bride’s bouquet had fall flowers accented with peacock feathers. The bride’s processional song was “Arrival of Queen Sheba.” The couple’s children participated in the family sand ceremony and each son was presented with a personalized Bible to the song of “How Beautiful” by Twila Paris. The congregation of about 25 guests sung “Great is Thy Faithfulness” together.
The cake was butterscotch maple flavored with orange marmalade filling. Each table at the reception had a different overlay and centerpiece created by the 1812 Hitching Post. The colors used were burgundy, lime, chocolate, pumpkin, and yellow. The couple had a candy bar and hot cider bar with toppings.
Near the fire pit, the bride designed a “pumpkin patch” with hay bales and pumpkins for photos and fun for the kids. The bride sung a Barbara Streisand love song as a surprise to the groom at the reception. The couple spent two nights in the cottage for their wedding.
Photography by Taylor Gregory (with a few by Wendy Waldron).