The fall wedding gorgeousness continues! After guests minglinged for the cocktail hour, they made their way down the hill to the ceremony location under this enormous elegant tree.
The tree itself has an incredible story, being struck by lightening and damaged so that half of it was laying completely horizontal. By some nature miracle, it was able to recover and appears unscathed. A somewhat decent metaphor for marriage, eh?
After the ceremony, the children were handed a farm map with a clue to their next adventure. Who doesn't love a good scavenger hunt?!
Their hunt ends at the large wrap around porch, where guests are preparing to feast.
This porch had a "decent" view of the Mississippi river. No big deal. Also down by this view was a large bonfire and s'more bar.
The tables were covered with paper and we had written little love quotes scattered throughout at random.
While completely amazing up to this point, this wedding would not be complete without a pie buffet. A delicious one. All baked by friends and family.
What a day! I still have amazing memories of the fun we had, both with the small planning team that pulled everything together and celebrating the couple together. Sharing my creative skills with wonderful people that truly deserve celebration brings constant gratification to my life. Happy Anniversary Chris & Jen!
You can view part 1 of the wedding here.