The Farmstead Wedding
As many of you already know, Matthew and I had a formal wedding ceremony at our farm this Summer after our official wedding at VooDoo Doughnuts last winter. Getting ready for the wedding was a wee bit stressful (probably not our brightest idea ever to have a wedding during the infant stages of our son and our goat dairy). Thankfully, my entire family came up from Texas and Oregon the week prior and Matthew's family showed up just a few days later to help turn our bit of earth from a working farm (where there is the poop of free ranging animals everywhere) to a pop-up wedding venue. We absolutely could not have done it without any of them and I am continually reminded how lucky we are to both come from such hard working families. This is me, knowing just how lucky I am to have this man love me for exactly who I am.
My mom and I made my bouquet out of vintage brooches and her 1980s earring collection. It weighs about 100 pounds but it sure is fun.
Matthew is a bow hunter. This was his first buck. He wanted to get married under it as a way of honoring the animal.
Can you guess what we were doing while waiting for cheese to culture? We were practicing dancing of course!
My brother and his family.
Matthew and his dad and brother.
The original four.
Matthew's mom and all her kiddos. Plus Banzai.
You don't see much of them on the blog, but this little family is one of the life forces behind The Farmstead. In 1000 different ways they have been there for us, our children, and our animals.
Our farm. Always a work in progress. Next step. Cover crop.
Photo Credit: Aspin Photography. Seriously. I can't say it enough. Brandi is the most talented photographer I know. She doesn't normally do weddings but made an exception because she loves goats so much. She has a few mini sessions open for our Open Farm Weekend on October 23. You can still book!
Wedding Planner: Bright & Co Events
Decorations & Landscaping: This is all my mother. For months prior to the wedding my mom had the foresight to start planting and shaping things in a way that would give us some really sacred spaces on the day of the wedding and for the time afterwards. My amazing sister-in-law did the floral and peacock decorations on the wedding arbor.