Bruce and Amy got married on the farm Amy grew up on. It was the most beautiful summer’s day, the sky was blue, the birds were chirping and the flowers were in full bloom.
On the morning of the wedding, as Amy was having her make-up done, Amy’s Mom was busy organizing the last minute touches. Caterers were furiously preparing the food in the kitchen and farm labourers were bustling around to get all the final touches ready for the big event, I decided to take a quick stroll down to the shed where the reception would be held to grab a few more photographs.. and there was Amy’s Dad, in true farm style, in his farm clothes and boots going about his work around the farm, ensuring things were ready. I had to chuckle to myself, a true farmer at heart doing what he does best!
Every detail about this wedding was carefully prepared for and thought out. There were so many details that were sentimental and unique to Bruce and Amy that I just loved and it made me so excited to be the one chosen to document such a special and personal wedding for a truly lovely and down to earth couple. Bruce, being a farmer, isn’t able to wear a ring so instead, he made himself a wedding band out of a copper pipe he welded himself! Amy, as a child, would sit on a little chair in the lounge and drink tea with her sisters, the same chair that held Amy’s wedding’s shoes in the photograph many years later.
Everything from the ox wagon Amy arrived in, to the bar and tables in the farm shed, turned reception venue, was handmade by Amy’s Dad. He even made her a beautiful wooden ring box which he presented to her the night before her wedding. Amy’s Mom had spent months preparing her beautiful garden for Bruce and Amy to say they vows in, while guests sat on hay bales surrounded by flowers of all kinds and colours.
The ceremony was ended off with a harvest table brimming with delicious food in the garden, followed by photographs amongst the hale bales and mealies and a reception that was complimented with stories, laughter and dancing well into the night.
It was a truly memorable wedding and Bruce and Amy wore smiles that were sure to make their cheeks hurt the entire day. It was clear by the looks in their eyes that they were made for one another, giving glory to God for all He had blessed them with.
You can view Bruce and Amy’s engagement shoot here!