This was a wedding true to eco-minded lovers of the outdoors, simple yet special, local and handmade (our kind of peeps)! Set amongst towering trees at an Indiana ranch with a bluegrass string band playing, the scene and decor was so pleasing and rustic. The couple and family contributed many efforts, and the bride sewed her own beautiful, olive-colored shawl. Indiana native plants and wildflowers made for beautiful bouquets and were placed in found, recycled vases as table decor. The arbor, constructed by the couple, was adorned with local flowers and bird feathers. Handmade floral patterned flags draped the interior of the cocktail tent and vintage keys held guest cards. The couple’s dogs, who are special members of the family, freely roamed the grounds before, during and after the ceremony, and one (Caesar) even made himself comfortable during the ceremony at the groom’s feet. The ring bearer carried the rings in a bowl felted by the bride. The bride and groom drank from the cup formed from the potter groom’s own hands! The reception was held in a striking red barn, where strands of lights lined the interior, paper cranes fluttered on fishing line, and burlap lined tables were spattered with lit candles, decks of cards and horseshoes. Local pies and cupcakes provided for a delectable dessert bar. Yes, a perfect day!
Socknotes (aka Footnotes):
Ceremony and Reception at Wilstem Guest Ranch:
Floral Design by Erin Rust:
Pies by Lost River Community Co-op:
Caterer: Sander’s Catering (Jasper, IN) (812) 634-1018
(the cornish hen was a delight!)
Bluegrass String Trio: Phil Anuto