We wanted our wedding to have a sense of community
Ideally it would have been a barn raising.
Everyone in our community would come help us build a barn for our new life together. And there would be potluck pie and dancing all night long!
In reality we planned a celebration with family style dinner, dancing to a live bluegrass band, and plenty of old-fashioned wedding symbols.
We were inspired by this idea: The ritual of guests sharing a meal together underscores the sense of community a wedding is meant to celebrate.
I would describe our wedding as having antique and old-fashioned aspects as well as woodland and family tree elements.
Some of my favorite details from our wedding are:
-The family history photos. From both Adam's and my family, going back four generations.
-Everyone pitching in their talents to make our wedding special. Many people donated services as wedding gifts to us!
-Antique wedding dress from late Edwardian Era (1905-1910) with silver locket, old-fashioned brown shoes, and handsome groom.
-Hyacinth flower wreaths as the corsages and boutonnières for our family. A wreath is the perfect wedding symbol. I love how they turned out!
Though Adam and I would actually LOVE to have a barn on a few acres of land...we will have to wait a few more years.
***Photos are from Rachel Thurston, rachelthurston.blogspot.com, our fantastic photographer***