Elegant Mint Farm Wedding
March 3, 2014
RusticRustic WeddingsOutdoor Weddings
A wedding on the family dairy farm might just take the cake for romance, but we'll get to that in a minute. This bride said she got a lot of the inspiration for her stunning day on SMP, and that's totally obvious. Everything from the minty color palette to the gorg blooms from Butterfly Petals are totally our favorite. But the sweetest part of the day? The sentiment behind the venue. Kimberly Jarman has filled our galleries with beauty!
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From the beautiful bride... Planning a wedding in the middle of a field nearly an hour away from any "major city" is hard work! But looking back through our photographs reminds me that the endeavor was more than worth it. When the two of us got engaged our top priority was to find a location that held sentimental value to us. I had always wanted to be married outdoors and when we discussed the idea of hosting our big day on my husband's family dairy farm we were more than ecstatic when his grandparents and family agreed to it. Little did we know what we had gotten ourselves into, but when it came to a meaningful ceremony and reception location we had everything we could have wanted. The dairy itself, Caballero Farms, has been in my husband's family years. It is also where my husband and I first started dating after he took me out there in college to show me around.

When it came to planning the details of our wedding my vision was to bring together both a sense of elegance and the rustic charm that was inherent of our location. We chose our color pallet specifically so that it would play off of our natural surroundings, and we made sure not to have any element distract from the beauty and simplicity of our setting. Much of my inspiration came from following Style Me Pretty, I even found my Kirsty Kelly dress when it was featured on SMP. Another important part of the planning process was tying in small, nostalgic touches throughout the day. For instance, our sweetheart table was the same picnic table where my husband had proposed to me.

Before the wedding began my husband and I got ready on location with our bridal party. The girls were in the farm house that sits on the dairy's property, while the guys were next door in the office. Getting ready with family and friends by my side was the perfect way to build the excitement for the day. Early in the planning process we had decided to do a first look. Although I was initially hesitant to go against tradition, having that time between the two of us was such a peaceful moment for us both. When it came to the ceremony we did want to exchange traditional vows, but to infuse our own personalities we had written love letters to one another to be read during that time. Openly sharing our hearts with one another in front of so many people was both terrifying and wonderful all at once!

When the ceremony was over and our guest were enjoying the cocktail hour I remember standing off to the side with my husband while the sun finished setting and taking in all we had accomplished together. It was such a beautiful sight and one that couldn't have been accomplished without the help of our family and friends. Afterwards guests entered the second half of the field that had previously been blocked off for the reception. We ate a casual yet stick-to-your-ribs BBQ dinner followed by peach cobbler. Our DJ had everyone on their feet in no time at all and our guests literally danced the night away! Part of the beauty of hosting our wedding where we did was being able to dine, dance, and party under the stars with no one to tell us to stop. I will never forget the beautiful memories created during that day.