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Farm Wedding – The Goat Lady Dairy

Finally, I can share with you some of the beautiful pictures from my little farm wedding. Huge thanks to the talented Candice and Dan, who captured these special moments and details that made the day.

My friend Caitlyn made these fabric banners, which matched the barn’s existing aesthetic perfectly.

Grant’s sister did all of the flowers – these decorated the aisle and one of the tables…

Inside the barn … Caitlyn also cut out pages from an antique cookbook, on which she pasted special photos from my Pinterest board. The outside tables had plain white table cloths, burlap runners, glass votive candles, white milk glass vases and blue Mason jars holding the flowers. I love how all of the chairs are mis-matched.

Cocktail tables rimmed the little pond and our Ann Wood Handmade cake toppers looked so pretty perched on that buttercream icing.

I bought cheap Ikea gauzy fabric to hang from the porch – the breeze made it swing in front of the rocking chairs.

The bar/cocktail area.

Our signature cocktail…Elderflower Mule.

It was spring, so flowers were just beginning to bloom.

And so were the little goats (kids) – these were born weeks before the wedding.

I placed “Wishes” cards for people to write thoughts for the couple, which we hung on twisted weeping willow branches that I collected at the farm and then spray-painted gold.

One of the goat cheeses in our appetizer course.

And our menu – prepared in part from ingredients picked or plucked right from the farm.

And ever after…

Sparklers.

Enjoy, friends! xoxo
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Bridal Shower

So far, one of the best things about being engaged is the number of parties that get thrown in your honor. Showers, welcome-to-the-family gatherings, bachelorette parties … more excuses to wear pretty dresses! From casual to semi-formal, the celebrations have been keeping me busy in the last month of the nuptial countdown.

Even though my bridal party lives 3,000 miles away, I am fortunate enough to have a team of amazing friends in North Carolina who have taken it upon themselves to organize, plan and host all these bridal traditions.

The ladies threw me an amazing bridal shower last month, full of all my favorite Southerners, lots of food and LOTS of presents. Here is a picture of me when I walked in and saw all the gifts…

The following are some snapshots taken during the party, from my practically-professional photographer friend Ashlie. Check out her blog!

Sugar cookies for dipping in chocolate…

Deviled eggs…

Pesto, mozzarella and tomato bruschetta…

Fine china…

White tulips in white milk glass vases…


The cheese plate…

The spread…

One of my talented friends made this cool banner from pages of an old cookbook, which she covered with pictures I had pinned on my “Love” Pinterest page. So thoughtful!

My cheeks hurt from laughing…

To hold the dress

I couldn’t do ANYTHING without my women friends, so here’s to them! And another special thanks to Ashlie for taking so many photos. (Below: me and Seton)

To those who organized and those who came to celebrate, THANK YOU! Now, on to the 28th…

xoxo