Thursday, September 13, 2012

Wedding in the Pasture

The month of August was a whirlwind. First, my dear friend's daughter got married on their farm. I had the honor of being their agent when they purchased this Amish farm. All the guests climbed into the red wagon and the Amish neighbor drove the team way out into the pasture by the woods. You couldn't even see where the ceremony was to take place from the top of the hill (those white specks in the photo are portable chicken coops--past that). The reception was held in one of the barns and they had brought their antique bedroom furniture and living room furniture outside and decorated it with lace and the most beautiful roses and flowers. Huge hoops with chinese lanterns and streamers hung from the rafters. Table were set with linen, lace, crystal candle sticks and a hodgpodge of glass vases and mason jars full of fresh flowers. The bride's dad drove the small Amish buggy all the way back to the ceremony spot in the back pasture for the processional. All this was done in 101 degree Ohio temps. It didn't rain! I felt like I was in a music video. The family is in the music business, professional musicians, so the whole affair was rather spectacular. We drove home that night at 11 pm, only to pack up car at 4:00 am and head to Florida.