I’m so excited to share these photos!! Eeekkk!
Here is Elise & Mike’s backyard farm wedding. I adore weddings that have heartfelt personal details, the ones that took months to plans and a whole week to put together. I adore weddings that persevere through challenges (drenching rain, car accidents, unintended fireworks super explosions). Those are my favorites!! They make for better stories. They make for better pictures.
If you need a refresher on where things started back in the spring, check out their engagement session here.
The rain outside was undeniable. We were all but positive it was going to be “one of those days”…. We were wrong!!
Mom with the dress!!
The sun had it’s brief moments….
Three gorgeous ladies!!
Those are real deal succulents in Elise’s hair! Love!
Limo ride over to the farm….
While guests arrived in the shuttle the rain came down in buckets. On one of the shuttle runs the bus was hit by a texting driver. What?!?!! Yup, someone in Westfield, MA hit the wedding shuttle bus. A new shuttle had to be arranged and delayed the ceremony start by about 20 minutes. This little bit of bad luck was a very fortunate event. It was that 20 minute delay that we needed for the rain to pass.
This was that hallelujah moment when the rain still drizzled but the sun came out and in a few minutes the rain would stop all together. Elise and the bridesmaids made the brave call that the ceremony would happen outside as planned. The groomsmen got to work un-tarping the seats and getting the guests out of the barn.
If I could caption these next photos it’s be like….
“Hey you have the box with the rings right?”
(motions the shape of a box)
“It’s in the tent!!”
(runs to tent)
The guest threw safflower seeds during the exit.
They look a whole lot like rain or hail or something wicked, but nope just safflower seeds.
I believe they’re just transporting the Dos Equis…. for those of age.
Best Mother-Son dance ever?
Maybe! Imagine a lively number set to “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds”. In honor of Mike’s Mom Lucy. It was perfection!
The plan for the fireworks show was touch and go with the rain that went on through the evening, but when the skies cleared for a bit we all gathered outside for a show. What you’re seeing is the box of fireworks exploding on the ground. Priceless!
And no one was hurt!!
Lovely photos! Where in Western Mass did this wedding take place? A private farm or a venue that’s open to the public? Thanks! 🙂
Steph Stevens Photo says
Hi Beth! It did take place at a private venue. Bummer, because I’d love a reason to shoot there more often!!
I don’t blame you — what a beautiful place! Thanks for the quick reply!
Mary Ann Siron says
creative, make it work scenes, rainy days are fun , all of these pictures are great! xxo #1 fan.
Maria Lenore says
where was this wedding? it’s gorgeous
Winona Milano Witowski says
We wish the happy couple a wonderful life together.
Joanne Gendron says
Refreshingly unique, beautiful, artistic, creative, fabulous…can you tell I think they’re awesome !! Gorgeous!
Gisele Breton says
Very nicely done. Congratulations to the couple!
Ann Baeder Boyajian says
Beautiful! Made me smile