Jackson is college graduate who really had no desire to work on the family farm, but after a few years in the corporate world he realized the simple life had so much more to offer him. His parents gave him a plot of land to farm organically and he took over the milking. He met Melissa at college and she would make the drive from Indy every week to help pull weeds, and make pickles out of their many cucumbers! He asked her to marry him in the middle of the field. Jackson and Moe (Melissa) wanted to get married in the barn (and a working barn at that, its a dairy farm with cows on the ground level). So his parents and I made their wish come true.
They did the heard part of cleaning the barn, they actually blew out the barn for days before the set up, and brought in sweet smelling hay bales to sit on. I pulled out every farmish item I had. We also used antique milk pails, and buggy wheels that they had. With careful planning and the grace of God (perfect weather!) everything came together beautifully.
The ceremony was in the barn and was very small and intimate, but later in the day they had a big reception in a large white tent. Friends of his parents cooked the chicken out behind the barn.
They were seriously the easiest couple to work with, the only request she had was for peonies and as luck would have it they bloomed that week! She got to the farmers market very early, and Jacksons aunt supplied the rest. We really kept everything very simple.
|Our first meeting and the barn before|
|Late Spring 2014|
|The Barn after!|
|We covered the bales with soft quilts and shabby chic fabric|
|A ladder made the perfect curtain rod and a place for the old barn pullies|
to hang the pails from.
|Some fun props|
|The Bride and Morrison|
|The groom watching a how to video 5 minutes before the wedding!|
|Melissa and her father|
|vintage table cloths were used, and vintage milk bottles and canning|
jars served as vases for peonies
|Jackson, Moe and their son Morrison|
|I antiqued a bike for this occasion, and used my kumfy krib for the gifts|
|The props before hand|
|The lighted bells|
|They even did chores that day!|
|and invited guests to get in on the action. It was such a memorable day.|
|My son took most of the pictures, but not this one! He's the guy in the|
Aloha shirt, he came all the way from Hawaii for this wedding.