The setting was perfect as Dana, Tom and their families prepared for their wedding on the farm property that has been in Tom’s family since 1763.
But a potent spring storm had everyone scrambling as the rain poured down on the morning of the wedding. Plans called for the ceremony in a meadow not far from the farmhouse. Plan B called for the ceremony to be held under the tent that would also be used for the reception.
Fortunately the storm blew through early enough to move the ceremony back to its original setting. The sun even made an appearance, but remnants of the storm were persistent, gusty winds.
Dana and Tom live in New York City but they wanted to utilize the beautiful family property. It was a wonderful family affair with Dana’s brothers and Tom’s father and sister in the wedding party.
Following the beautiful outdoor ceremony, everyone moved to a cocktail hour outside the farmhouse before dinner in the tent.
Thanks to Janie Sellers, a friend of Tom’s family, who served as wedding director. I had the pleasure of working with Janie several times when she had a wedding planning business and it was great working with her again. The Place for Flowers had everything looking great and Haines Barksdale of For Goodness Cakes created another masterpiece.
I got a great assist from from David Malament, a talented young photographer who came along to help document the day.
The night got a bit chilly but Tom’s father built a huge bonfire that was good for keeping warm as well as for making smores.
Sparklers lit the way as the couple headed off for their new life together.