A Farm Wedding

Rosegolden Flowers / Carlisle Photography Rosegolden Flowers / Carlisle Photography

Rosegolden Flowers / Carlisle Photography

Rosegolden Flowers / Carlisle Photography

Rosegolden Flowers / Carlisle Photography

Rosegolden Flowers / Carlisle Photography

Rosegolden Flowers / Carlisle Photography

Rosegolden Flowers / Carlisle Photography

Rosegolden Flowers / Carlisle Photography

I can't say I know a whole lot about farming. Some days, when I get 8,000 voicemails, texts and emails then spend ungodly amounts of time on my phone perusing Instagram and Pinterest, I think - I wish I worked on a farm. I could gather cool colored eggs and milk cows. Wake up at the crack of dawn, make biscuits, work with my hands all day then fall into bed and sleep until the rooster crowed in the morning. No email, no iPhone, nothing but the land. I guess I just feel like we city folk have become obsessed with technology and that we could learn a lot if we unplugged and spent a little time on a farm.

As much as I would have loved to learn to churn butter in a cool dairymaid outfit this particular farm visit was all about flowers for the lovely Jaci. We had such a connection right from the start. She has a fabulous eye for detail and a real appreciation of color and texture. I loved her vision and for months looked forward to bringing it to life on her wedding day. When she described how she imagined her bouquet I thought - I love this girl. I teared up when I made it and when I was done I knew it was my favorite I'd made yet. After the ceremony I found it sitting daintily on a white pew at dusk under the arms of pear trees strung with lights. Fortunately I had my cameral and one roll of film left in my apron. Lucky me.

Wedding Venue: J&D Farms