That's the term that my niece used to describe what her son's wedding would be, an outdoor wedding on the bride's grandparent's farm in New Hampshire. This was last weekend and the term was so appropriate. Weather-wise it was a spectacular, warm and sunny with no humidity. We were so lucky because the previous weekend was hot and oppressively humid and two days after the wedding it was miserable and rainy.
This was an antique door found in the barn on the property, where the seating list was posted.
Another treasure from the barn, this antique bird cage where guests could put their envelopes.
The theme for the wedding started with the invitations with the tan craft-paper envelopes that were lined with navy-blue and white stripes and addressed in navy blue calligraphy. That blue and white striped theme was throughout out the wedding. The round tables had navy floor length cloths, topped with burlap cloths with blue and white dishtowels at each place setting. The flowers in the center of each table were arranged in assorted antique bottles and jugs. The flowers were blue hydrangeas, coral roses, white baby's breath and coral zinnias. Each table arrangement was slightly different.
The tent was huge, with a wooden dance floor, a live band and a bar at either end. The music was great and we danced and danced.
The head table was made up of rustic wooden tables draped again with those dish towels and flowers marching down the middle.
Here is Courtney, the beautiful bride. She had that ear-to ear-smile all day and gave a new meaning to the word radiant. The gorgeous gown had a train that is tucked up here. She also had a lovely veil that she wore for the ceremony.
Ally, the groom's sister, was one of the bridesmaids. I loved the dresses, which the girls could certainly wear again, being polished cotton and so cute. They all wore tan wedgies, perfect for walking in the grass.
It was a Jewish wedding and the couple was married under a chuppah, It was made by the groom and his father out of birch trees found on the property. The mother of the groom made the lace topping and it was gathered in the corners with big bouquets of hydrangeas.
It was a wonderful wedding, one that will last in everyone's memory for a long, long time.