Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Whimsical Wedding

Thank you so much for all of the congrats and well wishes! It really means a lot to me. :)

Here's a little peek at the barn. We don't have too many pictures yet...but I can't wait to see what our amazingly talented photographer has in store for us in a few weeks. I'll post some sweet photos of Ben and I at the ceremony soon.
What a wedding day it was. Whimsical, with some real miracles of mother nature involved. It started raining as guests were arriving and I was feeling bummed and worried that we'd have to have the ceremony in the barn, instead of in the field. My dad had "called it" and was making preparations to arrange the ceremony inside. So many people had worked hard to prep for the outdoor ceremony and the weather gods must have been listening to our pleas because the rain let up as we were scheduled to start the ceremony. A cheer from the guests in the barn arose when my dad announced that "we're doing it!" I was giddy and so happy and none of the other details mattered. My crepe paper streamers had to be taken down after a bit of a soaking. The haybales on the wagons and in the field had to be flipped and the white fabric taken off, but with a little teamwork from the guests, it was no problem. My dad's head was still thinking of all the logistics while we were waiting for our music and was ready to walk down the aisle holding up the back of my dress until I grabbed his arm. The ceremony, performed by Ben's cousin was funny and heartfelt and two of Ben's groomsmen put on a musical performance that surprised me and all of the guests. People couldn't stop talking about it and I felt so touched. Ben and I were in the wagon on our way back to the barn when the rain started again and I felt lucky to have that small break so we could show our loved ones our love for eachother in the way we wanted to. The rest of the night it poured but everyone had a great time eating a delicious vegetarian feast, dancing to a live Blue Grass band and chatting away with new friends and old.

It was a day to remember and alas...it will take a little time before I get used to saying "my husband" and "Oh hi, I'm Crystal Sloane." Perhaps I'll practice during our honeymoon. :)

10 comments:

Lori said...

Amazing! When I first saw this photo on my reader, I thought it was from a magazine. It sounds like you had the perfect wedding day. I'm so happy for you. Can't wait to see more pictures!

lost property vintage said...

That looks magical - congratulations!

Petite Michelle Louise said...

it all looks so heavenly..sweet heaven! knowing you and your ever-so-creative mind....i am sure there were so many lovely and unique details. can't wait to see more pictures "Mrs.SLoane!" :)

BucksCountyFolkArt said...

Gorgeous! Congratulations! I'm celebrating my 15th anniversary today. Gotta love summer weddings!

A Rose Without A Thorn said...

Now I can see where you put all of the pretty stars that were glittered. Everything looked wonderful and I know that we will all love to see your wedding picture when they are ready. What a beautiful way to start your marriage, Maureen.

Cousin Cindy said...

I am Ben's cousin & now I can add Crystal to that list too :-). I was fortunate enough to be at their wedding. It was magical. The ceremony was beautiful & Crystal was a beautiful bride & her dress was was an Oh My moment in a good way.What she did to the barn was unbelievable, words can not describe how BEAUTIFUL & MAGICAL it looked. Loved the entire ceremony & partying afterwards. Love to both you Crystal & Ben. You hould be proud very proud of what you accomplished that day.

Cousin Cindy
XOXOXO

Lisa W. said...

You created the perfect setting ! I Love the way it looks ! I'll bet that the cloudy skies outside made that wonderful space sparkle even more. So glad that you and Ben had such a great day !

Mary said...

Happy Honeymoon!!! Enjoy!

vivian said...

what an adorable bride and groom! looking forward to the rest of the pictures. have a great honeymoon!

jone hallmark said...

RAIN is such good luck at a wedding!!!!
We had tornado alerts the night before ours and we have been married over 25 years!

All the best to you and Ben - the barn is completely magical in the photo....and you two look so very happy.

CONGRATULATIONS!
xoxo