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Betsy and Ed's Farm-tastic wedding!

July 14, 2011

On April 11th of this year, I received a call from Betsy telling me she and her fiance, Ed, would like to get married on June 11th at their farm and that they needed help with planning everything from start to finish. A quick calculation in my head told me that gave us two months to plan an entire wedding. One consultation later that day and we were off with a bang!

Something I’d like to mention that makes Betsy special (not that all our brides aren’t special!) is that Betsy is the founder of Petfinder.com.  Started in 1996, Petfinder.com houses and offers access to the largest database of homeless pets on the Web, and to this date has assisted in the adoption of 17 million pets!  So, needless to say, Betsy loves animals!

Something else that was important to Betsy was serving an entire vegetarian and gluten-free menu to all of her wedding guests.  Betsy told me that with all of the traveling she did for work, she had eaten too many terrible gluten-free and vegetarian meals in her day and that on her wedding day, she wanted to serve an awesome menu where she knew she could eat everything that was offered.  A big shout-out goes out to Irregardless Catering and Green Planet Catering for working tirelessly to create custom menus for Betsy and Ed’s wedding weekend.

Betsy and Ed told me that several of their friends and family would be traveling from all over the United States and they wanted to make a weekend out of their wedding. It started Saturday morning with a brunch and pool party and went into Saturday evening with the ceremony, dinner and dancing.  Sunday morning, everyone was invited back out to the farm for a farewell brunch.

I’m so proud of my team, Kailey and Melissa, for managing this event on the day of with such grace, dedication, and flexibility.  Due to a torrential downpour that occurred the evening of the wedding, all of the vendors worked together to move tables and seating onto the porch for the meal, move the photobooth, and re-arrange the timeline of the evening activities to create a seamless event for the guests.  A fun-filled, farm-tastic wedding was had by all and I’m excited to share these images below by Shane Snider!

Tables set for brunch.. beautiful flowers by Watered Garden!

Jake, Betsy and Ed's newly adopted dog, sniffing out the guests at the morning pool party

Betsy's stunning wedding bouquet by Watered Garden Florist!

Getting ready in Betsy's bedroom in between the brunch and ceremony

Super cute flower girls...love the shoes!

Betsy and Ed getting married!

Betsy and Ed had a bounce house at their wedding.. a first for us!

Beautiful (and completely gluten-free!) wedding cake and vegan, gluten-free cupcakes by Sugarland Bakery!

Love this photo! Betsy and Ed's take on American Gothic. 🙂

Beautiful table linens by CE Rental for the dinner event!

Guests enjoying the bluegrass band during the cocktail hour

Thanks to the amazing team with Irregardless Cafe for their quick thinking and flexibility when the rain came...Here are the guests enjoying the food inside the house while everyone waited for the rain to stop!

Betsy and Ed didn't let the rain affect their big day... this is them doing their First Dance with guests looking on in the background!

Congrats to Betsy and Ed and thank you for letting us be a part of your wedding day!  We wish you a lifetime of happiness.

A huge thanks goes out to the following vendors who worked very hard to make this wedding happen.  We appreciate all you did to work with us on such short notice and make the event super memorable for Betsy and Ed!

Photographer: Shane Snider Slideshow:

Florist: Watered Garden Florist

Saturday Caterer: Irregardless Cafe

Sunday Caterer:  Green Planet Catering

Cake and Cupcakes:  Sugarland Bakery

Linens and Rentals:  CE Rental

Hair and Makeup:  Makeupforyourday

Photobooth:  Celebration Photobooth

Bounce House:  Big Time Bouncies

Ceremony Officiant:  Carolyn Craft

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