When Dorothy sang of that magical place over the rainbow, it is very possible she was referring to this very wedding. Every last detail of this Massachusetts wedding was magical, right down the to the actual rainbow that hung above the bride’s family’s farm at the end of the evening. Now THAT is some pretty serious wedding planning. Pineapple Productions, a team of some of our favorite wedding planners, completely outdid themselves with this sweet affair – it was perfect. So click your heels three times and meet me in the gallery for more!
From Pineapple Productions … Tara and Mike wanted their day to be a celebration of family, friends and life, so they chose the family farm for their wedding venue. It was beautiful, peaceful and it held meaning to the bride’s family. It was important to both Mike and Tara that the day not only be about a celebration, but also giving back.
They chose apples as the central theme for the wedding because it is fondly known as the “fruit of life.” The catering chef used the apples from the centerpieces the next day in his desserts. In lieu of favors, they decorated the fireplace with children’s books (one for each guest). Mike and Tara donated the books afterwards to a children’s shelter. They could not have asked for a more wonderful gathering of their loved ones!
Tara picked long stem lilies because white made the whole day seem pure and natural. The mini chalkboards that we created had the buffet station menu on them for each table. The escort cards were also handmade – real apples – with the guests names written on a green leaf.
The bridal party and guests were transported to the wedding via school bus, which made for a fun, nostalgic surprise. The day was beautiful and sunny right up until the end of the ceremony, when a quick rain storm rolled in. Everyone took it all in stride and as Tara and Mike were taking portraits outside, a full rainbow appeared above the farm. An array of homemade Italian cookies that Mike’s mom had spent months making were sent home with the guests. There were personal touches everywhere!
Planner: Arney Walker, Pineapple Productions / Venue: Harrington Farms / Caterer: Harrington Farms / Photography: Kristin Studio / Floral Design: Linda Mikkila Flowers / Transportation: Robert L. McCarthy & Son / Calligrapher: Arney Walker Calligraphy / Cinematography: Paul Platkin / Entertainment: DJ Dan McCarthy from DM Productions / Dress: Priscilla of Boston