Post # 1
We’re having the ceremony at my Fiance family farm in Northern Ontario. The garden is gorgeous but it is a functional farm. How much and where should I start decorating?
This is the farm seen from the road.
We’re getting married in July right during haying season, so either the grass will be very tall or there will be little bundles of hay dropped everywhere drying out.
We are getting married in the back garden over top of a koi pond.
This is going down to the bottom pond. My Future Father-In-Law is building a cedar bridge over the next pond. The cut trees are there to give an idea of where it will go, (that cute little lady pointing is my 79 year old Nana who is just so excited for a garden ceremony)
I am going to leave from the farm house and walk over to the pond. You can see the little porch and stair case. My question is with the farm right next to the vegtable garden (and its huge) is it still okay? What decorations should I do to seperate a vegtable garden from the wedding? The pond is about 10 feet to the right of the patio set.
This location is so important to the family and we will be getting married there but what should I decorate with? How do I put the chic in country chic?
Post # 3
You will find a MILLION ideas here! I love the country chic look.
Post # 4
Oh how BEAUTIFUL!
If you decide to go the shepherd’s hook route, go to Dollar Tree right now–they have the shorter ones for $1 each… you could hang a mason jar with flowers or candles to mark a path to the ceremony. I think they only have them for the summertime decor.
Since you’re getting married in the summer, you might want to plan on having a nice white tent and then decorating from there. Are you having a daytime or nighttime wedding?
Post # 5
The location is beautiful. I have just one suggestion (being from rural Ontario myself): be sure to check that none of your neighbours will be spreading manure/spraying crops the day, or the few days before, you wedding. I kid you not, this happened to someone I knew who was married on a farm.
As for decorations, any of the country chic look, like mason jar candles, would be beautiful. This blog has lots of that country charm/vintage look: http://www.100layercake.com/blog/
Post # 6
This is going to be SO PRETTY. I agree with previous posters — you could really get a lot of mileage out of shepherd’s hooks placed right along the perimeter of the garden — mason jars or vases with wildflowers to create a natural aisle for yourself. You could alternate with mason jar tea-light luminarias, which could be especially beautiful depending on what type of day it would be.
Another idea, depending on how amenable your folks would be to this, would be to see if you could plant something tallsh and colorful right along the perimeter of the garden where you’ll be walking. Something like sunflowers, zinnias or (late-planted) gladiolus.
Post # 7
Also, can I just say that the first picture of the farm from the road is just stunning! Wow.
Post # 8
I don’t have any ideas but I just had to comment on the stunning venue!
Post # 9
So jealous of your venue! I wish we had a family farm close to us we could use! I wouldn’t do too much, just some accessories here and there. I think something like lanterns or mason jars with tea lights would be gorgeous!
Here’s some ideas:
Lanterns hanging from the trees and shepherds hooks
Mason jars with candles or flowers
A chandelier hanging from one of the trees (may be a little far fetched but I’ve seen pics of this on stylemepretty and they are always gorgeous!)
Good luck, I can’t wait to see pics of your recap!
Post # 10
@bas0587: Thanks, the venue is not close to us at all. We live in Toronto so it will be a 7-8 hour drive for us. But his whole family is from northern ontario so its better that we go there. I do really love the farm. We will end up living there as his father plans to give my Fiance the farm at some date. I just love the fact we will be getting married in our own back yard.
Post # 11
@mile end: Thanks! I loved the photo too. Im actually using it for our Save-The-Date Cards. My Fiance friend from work took the photo before he even knew him. Very random.
Post # 12
@MrsLongcoatPeacoat: We thought about having the reception at the farm as well but the cost was just too high to bring everything in. We are having the service and cocktail hour here, with a small tent, and then off to a reception hall.
Post # 13
I would second the shepard hooks or possibly just a ribbon along the way to the ceremony?
If you have chairs and stuff set up, people will know to go to that area
Post # 14
I found summer church pews. They are long benches very simple design that a local church used for their summer services over 40 years ago. Ive desided to use those and make a donation to the church. Its a daytime ceremony, then a cocktail hour (or two) before we leave the farm. We also started working on the paths around the pond.
Next trip Im going to plant moss and thyme between the rocks. We dug all of the rocks out from a friends property, loaded them into a truck and then laid the path. It has been a lot of work, but the wedding will be perfect and it will be our backyard one day
Post # 15
@kimberleedawn:is there a fence around the garden?
We used family quilts draped over a fence to hide a pool pump! The quilt gave a pop of color, and everyone enjoyed seeing the various quilts from the family!
Post # 16
No fences, well not for a long way. The only fences are the ones that separate the estate from the farm and they are very simple. I love the look of the weathered fence posts. I bought some very cute hooks, not quite sheppards, but they only had four. Im not sure how Im going to use them yet. I`ll post pictures, let me know if you have any ideas.