First Wedding of 2012 (Ashley B.) Was A Blooming Success

    Loved it!  Loved it!  Ashely & Clayton had a beautiful day for their Georgia country wedding and it couldn’t have been any better.  The air was crisp – the sky a deep blue – the wind had calmed to a gentle breeze – and our old Matriarchs of the Farm (our vintage Pear Trees) had come out in a full bloom just for the occasion. 
    Ashley and her crew of friends from places beyond like New York, Colorado, Michigan, and Augusta, Georgia had converged on High Point Farms with a creative eye and a sweet spirit as they turned our farm once again into a magical place – that was unique and so darn cute!  Once again – a new bride introduced a slightly different location for her ceremony. Pictures will have to follow from the photographer as I failed to nudge my way towards the ceremony but it was half under the grove and half back towards the sod. It was perfect. Pews in the front with rows of haybales – each topped with coordinating fabric sheets.  I can’t wait to get these photographs and post them. I do have a few to share with you – but I am confident that the photographer will have some amazing photos. You can almost just watch a photographer and see his creative mind fluttering with ideas as he aims his camera in to take a shot.
    (***As I am beginning to post this blog – I get an email from John Shim/Photographer. He has sent me a link to his blog for the wedding. Oh, I love these photographers who are Johnny on the Spot – pun, pun!  Anyway…..I obviously DID NOT misjudge this guy….he is very talented and now I will wait in serious anticipation for the full line up of photos.  So…here is a link to his blog  John Shim Photography
    Ashely is a beautiful woman and her wedding gown had a old-timey feel to it – I could just visualize her fittin’ perfectly into some neat old movie.  She was stunning.
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  Ashley had an array of flower girls and bridesmaids – all dressed up in the cutest little farm dresses with lace dangling from the hem.  They too fit the part and the yellow was the perfect color for this early spring wedding. I should have been aiming from the other direction for this photo shot – but I had to take it quick  as they were heading towards the ceremony line-up.

The inside of  the barn was decorated too – a bit of a twist to a centerpiece was that they used a clear glass pitcher with cut lemons in the water to imply lemonade but they added a floral bouquet to the pitcher so it was just this cute effect….something that we had not seen before…… but we did like it. The vintage tables were kept within the barn and set at an angle – one as a cake table and the other as the couple’s table.
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Simple….elegant……creative.
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    A bluegrass band (a name that I will dig out of my coat pocket later with contact info that I will place on the Vendor Suggestion Page) entertained into the night. They set up in front of the large red sliding doors and the couple danced away the evening. The food was delicious and was catered by Events with Taste. They had a “Minister For Hire” (another vendor to add to the list) who did a fine job officiating. The evening ended with a nice bonfire out in the horse ring. The chilly evening made for a perfect night to sit by the warm fire and watch the sky fill up with a bounty of stars. It was a night to remember for all – and  I will add that they were all very sweet and friendly. We are awed by the fact that somehow our farm will forever be etched into the memories of their special day – forever and ever.  It was a wonderful wedding to start off our 2012 season.  If any of her family/friends read this blog – let Ashley know that she left her cake topper in the frig…….for a limited time.
   Okay….who’s next?  I think it must be Miss Carlie!