Sunday, September 22, 2013

Chukkar Farm Wedding - Part III

 
Here's the photos from this beautiful wedding that I have been posting about.  You can see the post about the venue here and one about the décor here.  Follow me and you'll have the experience of attending this very fun event. 

Follow the parking signs at Chukkar Farm Polo Club.  I hope you wore flats or wedges, as heels will not work on all of the grass and lanes you'll be walking on.
 
Don't park here! 

From the parking area, walk down this lane into the meadow. Did I tell you that it was a perfect summer evening?
 
Grab a program, made into a fan and backed with that cool arrow pattern in coral and turquoise.
 
You'll come to a small area that sits a bit lower than the rest of the field.  That's where this bride and groom chose to have the ceremony.  That gave the wedding guests the appearance of walking along a ridge as they approached the ceremony area.  I wish I had a photo of them as they walked from the club house down to the ceremony, but I thought it would be rude to stand up and shoot. 

I want you to see this arbor that the groom made for the bride.  It was such a charming labor of love.
 
Don't you just love it?
 
I got this shot of the metal cross earlier in the day. 

As the guests gathered, this trio played simple bluegrass music.  That's my friend John in the background getting into his robe.

Pastor John and his wife, Pastor Judy are dear, dear friends of ours and also of the bride and her family.  I know they were so very happy to be marrying these two special young people.  Their words to the couple were so personal and so loving.  It was everything you'd want for your wedding.

Here come the bridesmaids!  They had a long walk through the meadow, but they all arrived looking so beautiful and calm.

This little flower girl took her job so seriously and threw petals till her entire basket was empty.  I'm sorry I missed a picture of her sister, a fellow flower girl.

Here's the brides maids, flower girls and ring bearers.  All of the girls had dresses, custom made of the same greige fabric in the styles of their choice.  Doesn't it look great?

And at last the bride and her parents arrive.  Doesn't Bobby look so proud?  And doesn't Carol look beautiful.  And the bride????????  Stunning!

One of the ring bearers elected to ring bells instead of carry a pillow.  That's his mom giving him a "good job, buddy".

I loved that he didn't want his berries pinned onto his shirt, so they tucked them into his pocket.  I never got one photo of the groomsmen, but just imagine eight very handsome men in this same outfit in a grown up version.  I especially regret that I didn't get a shot of the bride's twin brother's face as his sister took this big step.  He's next, though.  He's engaged to be married in just a few months, and he and his bride-to-be are just as gorgeous.

Look at the joy on these people's faces!  This is what it's about, folks!!!!
 
And look at the love on hers!

The new Mr. and Mrs.!!!!!!!!!

Judy and John dismiss the guests to walk back up the meadow for the reception.

This is some recessional, isn't it?

So, then, down the lane you go, past the cattle gates decorated with French flower buckets filled with loose fresh flowers.
 
Keep walking.  Did you grab a water bottle at the gates?
 
Grab you escort card......

from this clever display......

and find your seat.

I didn't get photos of the first dance, or the blessing, but when your table's number was called, you went to get your dinner........at a food truck!!!!!  (Note that it even matches the bride's colors!) Oh, Mama!!! Was this food good!  I mean, it's a mac and cheese truck for goodness sakes!  We had a choice of entrée, but everyone licked their plate from the mac and cheese.  This was so perfect for this fun, casual wedding and we never had better food at a wedding.....ever!

And dessert?

The bride and groom did not want a wedding cake and opted, instead, for a S'mores bar!!!!  And boy, was it a hit!  I wish I had photos of the guests giggling with sticky, gooey fingers and going back again and again.  These pictures of the s'mores bar were taken early in the afternoon, and things were not unpackaged yet, but you get the idea.

There were several of these little baby hibachi's to roast your flavored marshmallows.

See the Reeses cups?  Well, you've never had a smore if you haven't made it with this.  Just saying.  I'm glad I snapped these early, even if it wasn't done, because after dinner, I couldn't have possibly gotten a shot with all of the people crushing around here.
 
And to remember the evening, we were all invited to have a photo taken with this variety of props.  Boas, swords, .....you pick. 

And this is what the little ring bearer picked!!!!!  Don't you love little boys?????
 
Here's your take home favor.......an individual s'more kit tagged with "S'more Love"!  A sweet friend of the mother of the bride's put these all together for them.  See the heart and arrow again?  There were so many, many wonderful details here.  My kind of event, for sure!
 
The bride and groom are still on their honeymoon, but I'm sure they will come back to a lifetime of happiness.  This wedding was certainly a celebration of love......love for each other, love of family, and love of good friends.  I couldn't wish them anything more. 
 

4 comments:

  1. Lovely!!! Thank you for sharing such a wonderful day with us! I love the venue, s'mores bar and favor, flowers...EVERYTHING!!! The couple is beautiful!!

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  2. Linda! We could not have done any of this without you. Thank you so incredibly much for everything you did. It absolutely would not have been the same without you! Thanks also for catching all these special details, it all went by so fast so it is wonderful to be able to relive it all! You are amazing!

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