“We were engaged in June 2011. As farmers we religiously watch the weather, and we were experiencing a 16 day drought. The afternoon before we watched a storm system pass right by us without any rain, so that day when another storm was looming we paid it no mind and continued working in the field, assuming it would miss us again. It started to rain lightly but we continued to work, not wanting to get our hopes up. Then it started to pour. We were running around, so happy to finally have rain! I was walking around pulling row covers off of crops, and as I walked back over to Will he just proposed, right then and there Later that night we went back out into the field to release ladybugs (beneficial insects, a must in organic farming) which is he when he gave me my ring”
-Leah telling me about when they got engaged! I love the spontaneous moment of the proposal and seeing it my head, it’s so romantic. I keep thinking of The Notebook when I re-read this. Even if it wasn’t like that, it’s still very sweet and lovely and so them.
I loved so many things after meeting Leah and Will. Leah is very sweet and people oriented and Will is a good ole’ southern boy. They farm together and are growing a very successful organic farm. When I went to meet Will at their home, they offered me some lettuce and bell peppers and cherry tomatoes they had grown and when I ate them later that night, they were delicious. They made this pregnant girl (at the time, I was 8.5 months pregnant) very happy!
Their wedding was beautiful. The weather was gorgeous and the venue, The Carrol County Farm Museum was lovely. There were so many places within the property and the spot they chose for their ceremony was perfect. It was a warm fall day and you can tell how much fun they all had with each other and throughout the day. From the wildflowers, to the food (which was phenomenal), to the barn reception and little details…the day was nothing short of spectacular. Take a peek at Leah and Will!
Her flowers were my favorites, and their invitations were awesome. They are actually from Minted!
The flowers were from a local farm and it was so fitting. They were so unique and lovely the way they put them together!
The ceremony site was quaint and perfect.
Leah and Will chose to do a first look too….which I love. They were so excited to finally see each other. Will is naturally a little shy, but his expressions were perfect!
My favorite expression of Will’s!
Leah, you are so gorgeous!
Such a gorgeous woman, dress, flowers…everything!
Will, shy? Nah…he’s totally workin’ it! And Leah…..rar!
2 of my favorites, above and below. Gah, I love them.
Best bridal party picture ever. Look at Will!
This is Leah’s niece above, and her nephew and sister below. Are they not the cutest?!
The ceremony was short and sweet and the grounds were just lovely, not to mention, for an October wedding, the weather was gorgeous!
The best escort “card” setup I’ve seen! So personal and unique
Their rings were carried on little white pumpkins, and they were claddagh rings!
This father/daughter dance was so much fun! Her dad was totally lovin’ it.
These desserts were to die for. One Sweet Bite did an amazing job!
Photographer: Amanda McMahon Photography
Florist:Willow Oak Flower and Herb Farm
Desserts: One Sweet Bite
Caterer: The Carriage House Inn