The Farmstyle Wedding

 Because one of the biggest things in my life as mom occurred in the last month, I have to brag a wee bit...
Canvas by Serendipity Refined
photo by me

photo via my son, Noah
Rehearsal dinner on the farm - just one fence away from where the ceremony took place. 
We prayed "You've calmed the winds before..."  and the prairie winds that had us worried all day were gentle breezes by the start of rehearsal.

Farmstyle GPS

Anticipation from the bride's tent

 Mitch's bride and his mama (in the reflection)

The week before the wedding, one of the bridesmaid's dresses hadn't arrived but unbelievably we were able to find a very close match at the mall.  And I loved that Haley wanted all the moms and grandmas wedding dresses hanging in her tent.

 The bride and groom's sisters as flowergirls.

My guys - the groom and best man on the right.
I'm still not sure where this super cool old limestone building is.  The wedding party took off down the road in Mitch's pick-up truck for a few minutes after the ceremony.  It was an evening wedding so we had limited daylight to work with.  Our friends, Bob and Karmen and Kim, did all of the photography as a gift when our scheduled photographer had to back out at the last minute. How they got so many lovely photos in such a short time frame is a miracle.

My little guy, the vow bearer 

The amazing bouquets and boutonnieres were created by our hugely talented friend Kim!
Roses, pinecones, raw cotton and burlap - all freeze dried so they will last forever.

The wedding was held on the bride's grandparent's farm.   Karen did a great job of adding all the little touches!

Their prayer
In the midst of all the romantic decor, THIS is what it was all for!
Thank you, Father, for creating these two for each other.

 "The Plot Thickens"

Our menu was chili, cornbread and apple pie but the kids had a cutting cake and we added in some fresh things from the farm.  Friends & aunts pitched in with pasta and fruit salads.  There's no such thing as a "simple" wedding.  =)

Wash stand near the port-a-potty

Bing Crosby's "I'll Capture Your Heart" gave a vintage note to the DJ's table.

Our dance - My boy remembered the song from his childhood.
"...'Cause somewhere in the course of this life, my little boy will need a Godly wife - So hold on to Jesus baby wherever you are..."  
I held it together (sorta) all day until that moment.  If he hadn't been holding me up, I would've been reduced to a puddle right then.

Candlelight dinner - Good thing too because the generator was persnickety.

We hand dyed all the girls ruffle wraps.
It was c-o-l-d after the sun went down.

The bonfire was the perfect place to take a break from dancing.

I'm dying to show you all the decor and props that we poured ourselves into for the months leading up to the wedding!

But we had a couple special guests that are going to show you all that.
We are incredibly honored to be part of Fifi's new book Prairie Style Weddings!

Many, many friends gifted items for our big event.  I can't even begin to thank all of you for the help with food, photos, watching my kids, and the gorgeous handmade items!!!!  You are an immeasurable blessing to us.

For more photos and details... Keep an eye on Fifi's page for the release of Prairie Style Weddings so you can see all the beautiful handiwork of our friends in this vintage industry.

Wedding photography by:
Bob Bryer Photography
Serendipity Refined


  1. What an amazing The photography is awesome too. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Wow, everything is beautiful. What a wonderful wedding. Love all the props as well. Congratulations on your son's wedding. What a blessed event.

  3. Polly it really couldn't have been any lovelier... all the pictures are amazing. God has surely blessed you. Loved all your creative ideas... how fun.
    Blessings today

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  5. Oh my everything about sweet! Perfect in every way!

  6. Polly I am crying as I am reading this.What a beautiful wedding! The groom so handsome.....the bride absolutely beautiful....the setting breathtaking! Right out in Gods country.What could be more beautiful!

  7. Hellooooo Polly...
    How ExCitiNg!*!*!
    Wedding... The Book... Can't wait to *SEE-MORE*...
    Just LoVely ~ Jeanine Burkhardt

  8. Polly, I am now a puddle of tears. This takes me back to my own children's weddings and I felt all the emotion all over again.
    Everything is beautiful...including the mother of the groom and I can't wait to see the book.
    God's blessings on this lovely young couple as they set out to make two lives one.

  9. OH Polly
    what a fabulous occasion loved it all.. especially
    your son hugging you sweet..
    your hair was beautiful too (:)

  10. Absolutely beautiful! Congratulations to the happy couple!

  11. Polly, I can't explain how much I drooooooled looking at these photos! I want to remarry my man! Beautiful without being staged or gimmicky! Truly gorgeous and real and drool worthy!!!

    1. Aw, thank you! It was a wonderful wedding and we had lot of fun planning it.

  12. Absolutely beautiful. As a mother of two young adults, a son and a daughter, I couldn't help but fall in love with the picture of mother and son's dance.
    Blessings to all!

    1. It was hard to do a simple slow dance being so emotional. I felt like I was just hanging on to him the entire time. =)

  13. Oh! what a beautiful wedding ! Even through a few pictures we can feel the emotion and the beauty of that moment. I wasn't sure to buy Fifi's book, but I just realize that I would like to see more and more pics !

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  14. Wow, loved everything about this wedding!! So sweet and personal!!!

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