Shimmering Candlelit Prairie Wedding At Pear Tree Estate
October 15, 2018
By: eddye
Midwest
RomanticRusticTented
If you're a romantic at heart (and who isn't, really...), if you love candlelight as far as the eye can see, and you're a sucker for father-of-the-bride speeches that will bring you to #happytears from the get-go... this one's for you! Imagine a wedding venue set in the middle of a prairie, aglow with the flames of hundreds of candles and lanterns. That, my friends, is Pear Tree Estate. As you'll see in the emotionally charged highlight film from PenWeddings, guests were beyond thrilled as the night sky blazed with a spectacular fireworks display perfectly timed to coincide with the end of the ceremony! The romantic images from Sweet Darling Weddings are sure to pique your curiosity about this "candlelit prairie wedding" ... and we're 100% sure you'll walk away almost feeling the love that surrounded Annie and Troy's wedding day!
Annie and her sister Lauren opened their catering business, L.A. Gourmet Catering, twelve years ago. Along with the help of their close-knit family, they created Pear Tree Estate  and four years ago began sharing their event planning expertise with couples interested in this rustic, prairie setting with a modern vibe.
From PenWeddings... We were thrilled when Annie and Troy asked us to film their wedding. She and her entire family are well known for their love and support of each other, so it came as no surprise to us that the entire wedding weekend centered around their guests' happiness. Capturing the emotions and the excitement of each experience throughout the day was a true honor... and incredibly fun! It is our pleasure to share their highlight wedding film with you. (Don't miss the ceremony fireworks!!)
Annie, the bride, says of her wedding... It felt as if we were floating in a fog of romance, but our theme was clear – love.  It was one of those days that couldn’t have been better, it was a dream. For the first time in my career, I was on the other side of the aisle. My sister and I worked for months to make sure that the wedding was molded around the very fibers of my soon-to-be husband's, and my, lives. If something didn’t make sense, we took a step back and re-evaluated, making sure that every decision had meaning.
We (naturally) chose Pear Tree Estate, the property where we work and spend the majority of our time. Troy and I wanted our guests to experience the whole Estate from the sunset on the West side to the star filled sky on the East. 

In lieu of a traditional processional, our best friends lit golden candelabras that flanked the aisle, lighting the path that we would walk for the first time together as husband and wife.
Our nieces and nephews, one toddler short of a dozen, showered the walkway with lanterns , candles and stems of sweet peas and ranunculus. Our flowers, designed by Flowers by Kristine, added to the romantic ambience we were hoping to achieve.
After our I Do's (AND our celebratory fireworks!), our guests were greeted with blood orange prosecco cocktails. Flickering candles and hanging lanterns led them to the clear-tent reception space... set in darkness on the prairie.
Beckoned by decadent caramel dipped pears, guests were greeted with personalized hand-written notes and the first taste of our family style feast that was served.
We love good music, great food and amazing people; our night embraced all three, the greatest, being our guests.
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During Annie and Troy's wedding ceremony, the officiant quotes Albert Schweitzer saying, "At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.... Be that light for one another. And when you can't be the light, be the mirror to reflect the others light so that together, you can overcome any darkness." 

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