A little something different for you guys today! My favorite photography duo, Bernadette & Steve from An Endless Pursuit, submitted this beautiful MD wedding slideshow for feature and I was taken from the first note, and first image.
Libby & George, the couple in today’s Maryland wedding feature, are farmers and s couple months ago, An Endless Pursuit visited their farm and took some STUNNING pictures of the family living, loving, and interacting on the farm.
One of my favorites is next, but the whole set is here.
So then they decided to get married this past May, and I just love the way the slideshow tells their wedding day story … better than I could have laid it out for sure :) The slideshow gives it so much more movement than a scroll bar! I also get to share some of Libby & George’s beautiful love story and details on their literally “homegrown” wedding, to accompany the slide show.
From the bride (Libby):
“On May 25 2013, George and I were married at the Agricultural History Farm Park in Derwood Md. George is a fourth generation farmer and I have worked the business with him for six years now. We have four children between the two of us.
George and I had a few requests for our wedding day; one was that all of the food be local and if possible produced on our farm, and two that all of our guests and loved ones felt comfortable and relaxed. Our special day far exceeded our expectations!
This is the perfect example of a couple pouring themselves into their wedding – they made wedding styling decisions based on the people they truly are “The hardworking groomsmen, who would never be seen in a suit, wore kahkies and boots. The bridesmaids looked beautiful in short slate gray chiffon dresses with cowboy boots.” Libby explains the rest of it best:
The memories of that day will forever be etched in our hearts and minds. Watching all of our planning unfold before our eyes was so much fun! From the satirical wedding programs to the Groom’s cake with our favorite animals on it, every aspect spoke volumes about George and I.
We all gathered ourselves before walking down the isle in the historical green and white homestead. The ceremony was under an enormous oak tree with ball mason jars filled with pale shades of wild flowers hanging from the branches, swaying in the breeze in the back yard overlooking the corn field. The guests meandered over to the large red barn for cocktail hour while a six piece band played bluegrass and other rustic fare. No seating chart was implemented for dinner, we all sat were we saw fit and our dear friends from “The Clementine” served us produce and meats from our farm, on heaping platters, family style.
After our local and sustainable meal our guests headed back to the barn for dancing and desert composed of home made, country style pies and Zahradka Farm blend Zeke’s Coffee. As the sun started to set and the party came to an end, George and I said goodbye to our friends and family and watched as they drove down the winding, barn wood fence lined road, we posed for one of our last photographs shown as a silouette of a newly married husband and wife in a sweet embrace. We would like to thank everyone who participated in our memorable day.”
If there was ever a true farm to table wedding, this has GOT to be it! Thank you so much Libby, for sharing your beautiful love story and wedding day with us! And a special thanks again to An Endless Pursuit for sharing their beautiful wedding picture slideshow.