The first and most important element of a wedding is, "where are we gonna have this thing?!", and then for us the food.
My mom and pop's farm was really the only place we considered as it was the most perfect back drop for a wedding. The rolling hills and lush fields were an ideal place for photos. I grew up in those fields, cursing at the sky for being held hostage in the country by my parents. Cursing at the sky, clutching many a broken heart. Cursing at the sky most recently for having to leave and come back to the city... go figure. It seemed fitting to bring this gleeful heart home for the celebration. Tyler was completely on board to have it there, if we couldn't run away with our nearest and dearest to the Italian country side that is.
We used Thompson Tents from Belleville and I have to say that I was absolutely blown away by the customer service Paul and his team provided, thanks BJ! They made us feel like they cared about us and wanted nothing more than to help make our day amazing. Truly, you guys went above and beyond, bringing the extra tent in case of the rain, unbelievable! Tyler and I cannot thank you enough.
Here's my love the day before the wedding, helping decorate the tent, and looking positively edible I might add. "Waiter, I'd like to have the salmon please and for dessert I'll have the Tyler."
What can I say about Bonnie Kubica of BE Catering. This woman is fabulous. The food was fresh and local, just what we had hoped for and more. No chafing dishes here! Bonnie worked with us to create a menu of things we loved, mini local bison burgers, organic beet salad with fresh chevre, and fresh baked rosemary and olive bread just to name a few. And, and, and she kept us laughing along the way, what could be better than that?!
All pictures except the one with Tyler by Joseph and Jaime Photography
And finally dessert, ahhhh dessert. Possibly my second favourite thing on the planet. Not long after we shared the news of our engagement with friends and fellow business owners Edward and Amy, did they come to us with a gift like no other. They offered to do our entire dessert table! These proud owners of the historic Merrill Inn in Picton Ontario(where we got engaged, well sort of, we got engaged in front of Arnie's muffler and general repair and stayed at the Inn), know how to put on a spread. The dessert table was a perfect blend of country bake sale meets fine dining. Home made pies, tarts, crumbles and cupcakes finished off our meal so beautifully. Thank you dear Edward and Amy for making our wedding day so special.
Final details to come, FLOWERS!?, what we wore and what we gave to our guests. Who sang and played instruments, who DJ'd and who drove that tractor?
Here's to walking in fields with your lobster.