Monday, October 4, 2010

Wedding Day

It was definitely not an ordinary day around the farm today. Our friends Erica and Chris from Minnesota were married at the farm today. In addition to friends and family they also had several dogs and horses participate in the festivities (they invited themselves of course!).

Between the rehearsal dinner and then the wedding we're pretty sure the dogs wish we would get into the business of hosting weddings. The dogs were very polite and did not jump on people and try to steal food. Instead they just worked the crowd and made their rounds and as a result they were all well rewarded with several treats of steak and chicken throughout the weekend.

The horses were very curious about the goings on as well and spent a lot of time hanging out at the fences watching everything. Faune tried to eat one of the bridesmaid's flowers. I'm sure he thought it was a nice touch.

Erica and Chris are both wonderful people with an amazing life together ahead of them. We're thrilled we were able to be a part of their special day. Congratulations to Erica and Chris from ALL of your friends at the farm!

the bridesmaids hanging out before the ceremony

the bride and her father waiting to make their entrance
me getting Erica's train ready

the wedding party

the kiss; that is my Dad behind them, he was the wedding officiant (former county commissioner)

the horses were in the background of a lot of the pictures

the groomsmen and Chris hanging out between pictures

the horses had many admirers

the bride and two of her three attendants are all avid horse people

Faune serving as "background" for the bride and her maid of honor

the groomsmen leaning against the fence and having a relaxing moment

the horses were curious about the tent

Bush spent a lot of time hanging out with the caterers

Bush making another round of the guests

He made sure he spread the love around

the cake

Bear spent most of the last few days being passed around from person to person

he thought it was great

I'm sure he thought every one had come to see him

Trooper on the right sitting up politely waiting for someone to notice (and reward) him. Since he only has three legs (missing a front leg) he gets the sympathy factor going right away when he sits up - and he knows it!


Sylvia said...

Congrats to the happy couple! Beautiful pictures...what a perfect setting for such a special day :)
I *love* the dogs :)

cheyenne jones said...


EvenSong said...

What a lovely setting. Is that your home in the background?
I wondered about those shoulder-less dresses, having seen how bundled up some competitors were at the WEG this past week (that can't be too far away, right?). Post-ceremony photos show several of the ladies then covered up, so it must have been chilly. Looks like the skies were pretty clear though, that's nice. Outsoor wedings are so iffy, but if Mother Nature cooperates, they are SO neat!
Good luck to the happy couple!

Jason said...


It was about 68 during the afternoon; 10 degrees cooler than it ought to be in early October here.

That is my in-laws home in the background. We aspire to be in that tax bracket ! :)

Anonymous said...

That is sooo cool! I wish I'd gotten married at a horse farm!


lara said...

How beautiful! All gorgeous and wow, what a cake! I have to admit, I especially love the pictures of Bear. I love his grin! ;)

Anonymous said...

Looks like a great day for a wedding- and the dogs seem to be having the most fun!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful wedding! I would love to have gotten married at the farm! Congrats to the happy couple and everything looks like it was so wonderful!