Tuesday, July 23, 2013

June 8, 2013

On June 8th Adam and I were married at my home where I had spent my entire life. It had always been my dream to be married at home and have an old-fashioned wedding. Growing up I read of Meg March's homemade wedding in "Little Women" and how the morning sun glimmered on Green Gables as Anne and Gilbert made their vows. It seemed like a wonderful and fun idea, and it mostly was. : ) I will explain more later.

As you can see in this photo we rented a large tent for the wedding and reception. I sewed my wedding gown and my flower girl's dress, Hannah sewed her dress as well as Rachel's dress.

We found a pretty pink calico for their dresses as I wanted the wedding to have a fun, old-fashioned, rustic feel, less formal than most weddings.

A photo of both families. Doesn't Adam look handsome?! : )

Mom and I. We had soooo much fun planning this wedding together. Mom was such a blessing to me throughout this exciting season of my life.

Adam and I eating our dinner and laughing a little. Adam toasted our wedding with lemonade and I with peach Snapple, that is my favorite summertime beverage and we offered it to our wedding guests. Notice the crepe wedding bells behind us? When we came back from our honeymoon my sister had hung them front our chimney damper. I was very reluctant to place them in our wedding memory tote and did not do so until this past week!

Adam and I cutting our wedding cake, beautifully made by my sister Rachel! What an amazing labor of love. I will be sharing some additional photos of her artistry in a future blog post.

Our first dance! We danced to Elvis singing "When Fools Rush In". We had originally hoped that our first dance would be a Strauss waltz, but never could manage to learn how to waltz.

I thought the tent looked so lovely at night! I will share more photos in the near future. I think my next post will feature photos of the preparations. We had a rather difficult time preparing for the wedding as we experienced torrential downpours the two days leading up to the wedding. But nonetheless the LORD provided, and blessed us with an absolutely beautiful time.

 "I am my beloved's, and my beloved is mine" Song of Solomon 6:3


  1. Congratulations Sarah!! Your wedding looks beautiful! Such a fun idea to have it in your backyard.

    May the Lord bless and keep you in your new life together!

    1. Thank you Heide! It was fun and a real blessing to have my family work so hard to make everything come together.

  2. Oh congratulations Sarah!! These pictures are so beautiful. That is such a lovely idea to have your wedding at your family's home... I will probably do that as well, at least the reception. Outdoor receptions are definitely my cup of tea; very Anne-ish :)

    Blessings to you both!
    ~ Elizabeth