Back to the Land

October 16, 2012 in
Etsy.com handmade and vintage goods

McKenzie Elizabeth
oliverandabrahams

Hi, I'm McKenzie! My husband Jamie and I raise sheep, chickens, ducks, and honeybees, and grow many of our own vegetables. I keep a blog called Oliver and Abraham's and an Etsy shop by the same name where I sell farmy photographs and whimsical illustrations. Eventually our handspun yarn will be available too, but first I have a whole winter ahead of me with the wheel!

Jamie and I started dating after we started living together. A little unconventional, yes, but we wouldn’t have it any other way. From day one we were dreaming about the coming growing season. Being together was the spark that ignited our shared dream of getting back to the land.

Within a year we were mama and papa to two alpacas that we named Oliver and Abraham, a Babydoll sheep we called Bill Murray, and a starter flock of chickens. Since then we’ve moved twice, first to an alpaca farm where we lived in a one-room log cabin, and finally to 25 acres shared by a kind family with dreams of bringing back the farm they remembered from childhood. We’re so happy to live in a place that’s supportive of our goals. We have so much potential ahead of us on this land, which is why we knew it was the perfect place to celebrate our marriage.

We make very little money, so we knew our wedding would have to be planned on a budget. Even more importantly, our lifestyle doesn’t support wastefulness. My stomach churned at the thought of spending thousands of dollars on intangible things when that money could go towards hay or fencing or irrigation hoses. Our family was incredibly generous in helping us buy the things we needed to make the day memorable.

When it came to decorations, I knew that we wanted to keep things simple and draw attention to the beautiful summer landscape. With so many fun wedding ideas on the internet, the only limiting factor was time. Spring on a new farm is incredibly busy. Since Jamie’s arm was broken, most of the work fell on my shoulders and I was a little overwhelmed with planting, shearing sheep, cutting grass, and mulching. My family is extremely creative though, so before I knew it, my grandma was sending me dream catchers to hang in the trees and my aunts were spending hours on the phone scheming about centerpieces, garlands and the dinner menu (which they generously cooked all by themselves!)

Jamie’s mom offered to take care of dessert. She made a variety of delicious cakes and recruited Jamie’s aunt to make us one shaped like Bill Murray the sheep. That was the funniest surprise of the night! The leftovers are still in our fridge, but I’ve considered breaking the one-year-anniversary tradition more than twice.

My grandma made mini-garlands for the sheep and alpacas. She’s not much of a sheep-lover (in fact, she shrieked when Mini ran towards her for food), so when she called to tell me about her garlands I was shocked. It was pretty cute how she was calling Butter (our new lamb) her grandbaby. She also took over the girly aspects of our day and mailed me a beautiful Edwardian garden dress that fit like a glove. (She has an antique shop and goes to auctions all the time.) It was exactly what I was hoping to find, and is so pretty that it really should be on display. I love that someone made it by hand. The lace alone must have taken months!

A month before our wedding, the parents at the school I work at got wind of our upcoming celebration and decided to help out. One of the moms is a local florist, and she offered to make our bouquets with flowers from the children’s gardens. Some of the families donated financially so she was able to buy sunflowers, hydrangeas, and snapdragons. She made my bouquet in lieu of a traditional Edwardian arrangement with a flower from every child. I loved it. On the day of the wedding we even realized there were flowers left for the tables!

Jamie didn’t know what he was going to wear until a few days before the wedding. At the last minute he decided to wear a shirt that I’d bought him ironically a couple years ago for his birthday. A few hours before the ceremony, our neighbor brought him over some old suede boots and his dad brought him a sweet brass-buckled belt. Looking at the pictures now, we both joke about what ridiculous hipsters we look like. We’re never so put together! Even my hair ended up looking all swoopy and nice without being washed in days!

Our wedding party wore all blues and greens. For my bridesmaids, I created a favorites list on Etsy with cute dresses for inspiration. I loved how everyone wore something that they could wear again and reflected a bit of their personality. These friends of ours are so awesome. Many of them came to the farm days in advance and helped make favors, trim branches, hang “hangy-things” in trees, and provide moral support in a chaotic environment.

We invited nearly everyone who had made an impact on shaping our lives independently and together, as children and adults. It was surreal to see people we hadn’t talked to in years. Looking back it feels like the perfect culmination of who we were, who we are, and who we will become together. Because of this, our most vivid memories are from the ceremony. There was an amazing energy in the atmosphere.

So much love and hope surrounded us, and that made it all the more wonderful to share our love with everyone who came to support our marriage.

All photographs by Lydia Jane.

  • aostudio9

    Adrienne from DabAndDabble says:

    The Beauty of this wedding is the way family, friends and neighbors all contributed to your wonderful celebration, you have captured the true spirit of cultivating!

    6 years ago

  • InfinityDesignsM633

    Occhi Blu from InfinityDesignsM633 says:

    Simply fantastic! The colouring and theme are beautiful! And it was all captured so wonderfully!

    6 years ago

  • importeyedea

    KatrinaJayKay from ImportEyedea says:

    Your day is inspirational! The simplicity keeps the focus right where it should be: on you & your loved ones. Kudos for planning a day that so beautifully tells the story of who you are and best of luck to you both!

    6 years ago

  • candycanemaker

    candycanemaker from candycanemaker says:

    Beautiful in every way! So many wonderful memories shared as you begin making even more. Wishing you a lifetime of love!

    6 years ago

  • phoenixbotanicals

    Irina from PhoenixBotanicals says:

    this is one gorgeous article and pics. thanks for sharing!

    6 years ago

  • Ridgevales

    Lindsay from SweetThreesBoutique says:

    Beautiful story, and it looks like it was a beautiful day for you and your family!

    6 years ago

  • tamilopez

    Tami Lopez from TamiLopezDesigns says:

    Such a lovely day! Congratulations and many happy years to you!

    6 years ago

  • sbanghart

    Sheena Lewis from BeautifulAgainBridal says:

    This is exactly what we want to do! Grow organic crops on a little farm with aplacas and babydoll sheep... and maybe a few milk goats in the mix. I am so happy for you two! :)

    6 years ago

  • Aristocrafts

    Aristocrafts from Aristocrafts says:

    Simply wonderful! What an amazing wedding and story, I love how everything came together by means of your love and the love of all your dear ones! Your Edwardian wedding dress is gorgeous!Thank you for sharing this unique wedding, and all the best to you both!

    6 years ago

  • Foxandharedesign

    Cassandra Lorien from Foxandharedesign says:

    Reading about weddings doesn't usually have much impact on me. But wow, i got a little teary at the fact that these guys are just so in love that it all came together for them to get married in the way that meant something to them. Also, omg the sheep garlands! Did they try to eat them?

    6 years ago

  • artsyEVE

    Evelyn and Lucy from artsyEVE says:

    Beeautiful story and what a wonderfully sweet wedding!

    6 years ago

  • gilliancorcoran

    Gillian from ResinRoad says:

    So sweet and love the cat with the bow tie! :D

    6 years ago

  • redvine58

    redvine58 from EmphaticallyYoursVTG says:

    so sweet, i love the bridesmaids favorites list idea. thank you for sharing

    6 years ago

  • cookiefive

    angi from The5handranch says:

    yours is my absolute fave etsy wedding yet. kudos for hosting such a memorable, beautiful and non-wasteful wedding event. best wishes!

    6 years ago

  • ElizabethAnne53

    Elizabeth Anne Hin says:

    Just beautiful. Wishing you blessings, grace and profound joy and meaning in your marriage, your farming, your path.

    6 years ago

  • RockabillyBeulah

    Wendy McMurray from RockabillyBeulahs says:

    You're wedding pictures are some of the most beautiful I have seen on Etsy. It reminds me of a wedding that I went to that was in a little ranching community in S.E. Colorado in 1978. The couple was starting out on their own place and it was a simple, warm and wonderful affair. I truly believe that the best weddings are. I wish you every happiness!

    6 years ago

  • SoTotallySloane

    Sloane Facemyer from HelloGracyn says:

    So lovely! Best wishes to the beautiful couple (:.

    6 years ago

  • taylorgarlington

    Taylor Garlington from BlueBonnetRustics says:

    Beautiful! I love the country, but elegant look! The pictures are amazing! I am planning for my wedding in December, and I hope it turns out as well! Breathtaking!

    6 years ago

  • perebags

    Sarah from perebags says:

    Absolutely charming!

    6 years ago

  • HandiworkinGirls

    HandiworkinGirls from HandiworkinGirls says:

    Love the color palette - it is truly beautiful! And the vintage dress is priceless...imagining all the time someone lavished on all that lace. Congratulations!

    6 years ago

  • thevicagirl

    VaLon Frandsen from thevicagirl says:

    So amazing. As I think about the party I want to throw for my wedding I am thinking it needs to be outdoors to be so natural like yours is. Very inspirational.

    6 years ago

  • jessngriffin

    Jessica Griffin from jessngriffin says:

    A true love story...breathtaking and inspirational.

    6 years ago

  • Zunni

    Zunni says:

    One of the most inspirational weddings I've ever seen. Best of luck to you both.

    6 years ago

  • dlenn

    Susan Kay-Attwood says:

    Just lovely. Everyone looks lovely and so happy. Good Luck and congratulations to you both.

    6 years ago

  • rosebudshome

    rosebudshome from rosebudshome says:

    Truly different and unique, hats off to you!

    6 years ago

  • WinchesterLambourne

    WinchesterLambourne from WinchesterLambourne says:

    I absolutely love this. A wedding without wastefulness is the best kind of wedding. :D

    6 years ago

  • wrensroost

    Marsha from wrensroost says:

    Beautiful story and a wonderful wedding! Congratulations and best wishes!

    6 years ago

  • joojooland

    joojooland from joojooland says:

    Congratulations! What a sweet wedding! The bride has a beautiful smile :o)

    6 years ago

  • BeadSoupJewelry

    BeadSoupJewelry from BeadSoupJewelry says:

    WHAT A BEAUTIFUL WEDDING AND PLACE TO LIVE.

    6 years ago

  • grimmandgrete

    Lisa from REBELbyFATE says:

    Awesome, awesome, awesome, awesome!!! So lovely + romantic, it seems like you had an absolutely perfect day. Best wishes to the both of you + take great care of each other.

    6 years ago

  • sewartisan

    Ramona from MonaQs says:

    I love this story! It's sweet and heartwarming and the wedding was beautiful! The bride is gorgeous and and her dress beautiful. I'm truly impressed to see a young couple who is willing to work so hard and be satisfied to live within their means --- which brings people together and inspires imagination and creativity. Blessings on your marriage!

    6 years ago

  • TresMariposas

    Tres Mariposas Couture from TresMariposasCouture says:

    Loved everything about it~ exactly what a wedding should be a story of how you came about to saying I do!

    6 years ago

  • sheilasbiz

    Sheila Painter-McInerney from sheilasbiz says:

    The first wedding to actually bring tears! It is one to be so proud of from the green aspect to the love shown by everyone! My fav is the "scrape plates for the chickens"! I loved every aspect of it!! Just lovely! Congratulations and always remember how happy you were on this day!

    6 years ago

  • kadydesigns

    Denise Vining from kadydesigns says:

    Beautiful wedding!!! I love the simple details and how everyone chipped in to help. So sweet and meaningful! Congratulations!!

    6 years ago

  • kadydesigns

    Denise Vining from kadydesigns says:

    Beautiful wedding!! Congratulations to you both!!

    6 years ago

  • neomig

    Neomi Goldbaum from neomig says:

    not to wash your hair on your wedding day!?

    6 years ago

  • LoveFatimaJewels

    Jeniffer Inocente from LoveFatimaJewels says:

    I love your flower wreath and how you accessorized the animals. So cute!

    6 years ago

  • ZorroPlateado

    Carole from ZorroPlateado says:

    Beautiful wedding!

    6 years ago

  • cicoree

    Joanna Margueritte from Cicoree says:

    I really love this story and the pictures that go with it. I think you accomplished something pretty amazing here. The bride looks so radiant and happy. I wish I was one of the guests to see it with my own eyes.

    6 years ago

  • inthegan

    Elsa Katana from inthegan says:

    wow beautifully done... congratulations!

    6 years ago

  • Parachute425

    Terry from Parachute425 says:

    So very sweet. Congrats and thanks for sharing.

    6 years ago

  • lovelyfeverboutique

    Jessica from LovelyFever says:

    I loved how this wedding "took a village" to create, how family and friends came together to make it happen, despite the fact the couple did not have a lot of money. I absolutely loved both the wedding dress and the bridesmaids dresses.

    6 years ago

  • VeraVague

    Vera and Victor Vague from VeraVague says:

    what a gorgeous gown! best wishes to you!

    6 years ago

  • baconsquarefarm

    baconsquarefarm from baconsquarefarm says:

    Beautiful wedding enjoyed my peruse of your photos, congrats and wish you years of happiness together on your farm.

    6 years ago

  • messinabella

    messinabella from BandBEstate says:

    such a wonderful wedding - congrats!!

    6 years ago

  • ArtByMCarlile

    Mary Carlile from ArtByMCarlile says:

    Love the photos from your wedding! You two are amazing and im so glad you are fulfilling your dreams! Good luck this winter!

    6 years ago

  • HomesteadingRoasters

    HomesteadingRoasters from HomesteadingRoasters says:

    This is just amazing! We could be friends.

    6 years ago

  • ErinAntiques

    Erin from ErinAntiques says:

    Its such a beautiful wedding :) all the best to both of you!

    6 years ago

  • ThePolkadotMagpie

    Polkadot Magpie from ThePolkadotMagpie says:

    So beautiful! Congrats on your wedding , and on living our dreams. My husband and I do the same every day. xo

    6 years ago

  • whistlingsparrow

    Libby Meehan from whistlingsparrow says:

    What a stunningly beautiful wedding! So much waste when it comes to weddings - I love that you stuck to what you believe in and that even your food scraps went right to the chickens. Truly beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

    6 years ago

  • HighPointFarm2010

    HighPointFarm2010 from HighPointFarm2010 says:

    To me this is the way all weddings should be. They should be about the simple things in life that make your day an show who you really are as people. LOVED this story!

    6 years ago

  • VintageMarketPlace

    VintageMarketPlace from VintageMarketPlace says:

    How wonderful is this!!! Congrats it looked so lovely.

    6 years ago

  • cherrylippedroses

    Kathryn from cherrylippedroses says:

    ...absolutely precious...and...I am thanking God for the farmer HE built inside of each of you...we desperately need you for the future!

    6 years ago

  • Erazistable

    Karen from Erazistable says:

    Very inspiring, congratulations. Individuality is what makes the world go round. Having such great family and friends must be very fulfilling! Beautiful day and love the colors too.

    6 years ago

  • solocosmo

    Jessica Grundy from solocosmo says:

    Your wedding photos really made me smile. I can totally feel the happiness of your day like I was there. SO BEAUTIFUL!

    6 years ago

  • MayaS

    MayaS says:

    Beautiful wedding, you both look gorgeous, and the support of your family, friends and neighbours brought tears to my eyes (I'm usually pretty much "wedding-resistant"). I wish you much happiness and success in farming.

    6 years ago

  • aiseirigh

    Cat Shanahan from aiseirigh says:

    *swoon*

    6 years ago

  • adamsbrooke

    Anastasiya Belyavskaya says:

    Wow! That is so inspiring! Now i have an idea of what to do for my wedding!

    6 years ago

  • sherrywasala

    Sherry from RosesAndButterflies says:

    I am filled with such emotion, tears are filling my eyes...it is awesome you shared this and I read it too! Such authentic energy from both of your hearts and souls! May the energy of Love, Trust, Respect and Joy, along with Wellbeing surround both of you and fill you all your days and nights! God Bless and thank you so much for loving the land, the animals, family and Each Other. Many Blessings, Sherry RosesAndButterflies

    6 years ago

  • pascal4aqua

    Merle Pace from MerlePaceArts says:

    oh wow, i am just overwhelmed with everything! truly a celebration of all that is so important to both of you and how wonderful that your friends and family celebrated "YOU" too. just a perfect day in that you both let it come together naturally. wishing you both all the best!

    6 years ago

  • pascal4aqua

    Merle Pace from MerlePaceArts says:

    p.s. your Edwardian Gown is DIVINE! i have worked in the textile collections of museums and these types of dresses are just so amazing. yes, they can be displayed, but how happy i am to see someone wear one-perfect for your wedding! love your bridesmaids dresses as well-all the details. love your beautiful unwashed hair! what a happy day-reminds me of how i grew up way out in the country as a kids with my sisters and boy cousins-our creek was our "bath tub", gardens of all kinds, slept in the barn, our best friends were all our animals(mine was my Nubian Donkey Rosebud)made all our clothes-i am a city girl now, but i have been wanting to go back to the country-your wedding is really inspiring me! many thanks and many blesssings to you and yours! merle

    6 years ago

  • chica1846

    lisa bradford from NoheaLehuaDesigns says:

    Although the "things" that made your wedding beautiful were wonderful, the beauty of your wedding was that it was about "You" - the Hope, Love and Joy that was evident and which is what weddings should be about. Congratulations on reaching for your dreams!

    6 years ago

  • PomLove

    Kirsten Hadley from PomLove says:

    so sweet! i love all of the little details, and those lambs!!! congrats!

    6 years ago

  • luciademerich

    Lucia de Merich from luciademerich says:

    Congrats.You are really pretty.

    6 years ago

  • magicalneedleworks

    Erika Pollak from magicalneedleworks says:

    What a beautiful story, you two ;-) Congratulations and may your love help you recognise every opportunity and conquer any obstacle ahead!

    6 years ago

  • Sweetvintangelady

    Gladys from Sweetvintagelady says:

    An amazing story. Nature and love were the main characters (besides the bride and groom of course) on this perfect day. Your dress was just gorgeous. Many blessings to you and your family!

    6 years ago

  • BambuEarth

    Amber from BambuEarth says:

    Beautiful story of two lives joining. Many blessings to you and your marriage. ♥♥♥

    6 years ago

  • GracefullyGirly

    Kimberlee from GracefullyGirly says:

    How sweet and wonderful! How inspirational that you created such an intimate event with such limited funds and that so many people came together to help create your special day. That's the epitome of "taking a village!"

    6 years ago

  • aga3890456

    Anne Gamble says:

    Totally touched my heart.

    6 years ago

  • ParchmentPosies

    Melissa from ParchmentPosies says:

    I love this wedding! My favorite decoration is the "please scrape your plate here for the chickens" - love that. What a romantic and refreshingly unpretentious wedding day. I wish you a very happy life together.

    6 years ago

  • paramountvintage

    kristin from blackmoonsky says:

    so beautiful! congratulations :)

    6 years ago

  • sparrowsalvage

    Sparrow from sparrowsalvage says:

    Now this is a proper wedding! I don't usually get into wedding stories and mostly only come here for the pretty pictures, but wow. This is what weddings used to be like for people, before the cult of decor came along- simple ceremonies on their own land, with friends and neighbors and whatever was to hand and made with love. This is exactly how I envision my wedding. I have to admit I got teary when I saw the guitar pic- I don't know why, I never cry at weddings! Best of luck to you and your farm- you're the future of this world. x

    6 years ago

  • bedouin

    Nicole from Crackerjackarma says:

    PreTTy darn cute !! You are surrounded by pure happiness and wide smiles. Happy journey's ~ You guys are adorable !

    6 years ago

  • chrisbolesky

    chrisbolesky says:

    BEAUTIFUL! love every single detail!

    6 years ago

  • berrymorin

    Rona B says:

    I truly love your wedding. This is what it's all about.

    6 years ago

  • thaooaishathasati

    ThaooAishat HaSati from LotusSunrise says:

    I love this. Thank you for sharing your wonderful day. So simple and filled with all the right things.

    6 years ago

  • mysticglen

    Hanna Samuelseon from BlueMoonGarden says:

    Wow, your story brought tears to my eyes! Youth, Love and Optimism - hope it all will become even more beautiful with time!

    6 years ago

  • Attractive1

    Elena Fom from Attractive1 says:

    Great story! You the happiest couple i ever seen! Blessing!

    6 years ago

  • thesecrethermit

    Micki Wilde from thesecrethermit says:

    Wow your story made me a bit teary, how beautiful your day was!! Congrats to you both, I hope you get everything your hearts desire!!

    6 years ago

  • redheart2

    Tom and Jennifer Tyndall from RedHeartCreations says:

    What a beautiful wedding! You must be lovely people with a very special community of family and friends for everyone to jump in and help so freely. You even make me wish you weren't married yet so I could send you something! Best of luck!

    6 years ago

  • WaxJunkieCandles

    Debbie from WaxJunkieCandles says:

    Your wedding was beautiful and what weddings should really be about. Your bouquet being made from a "flower from every child" made me tear up. Congratulations and much love!

    6 years ago

  • jhm5172

    Jennifer from PurpleOwlDesigns says:

    Oh, you guys are AWESOME! May you have MANY, MANY years of happiness together!!

    6 years ago

  • maggiferous

    Marguerite Personius says:

    What a sweet wedding story! Jealous as heck though, I truly wish I'd been able to keep mine even close to that simple and sweet.

    6 years ago

  • BiltmoreGlassworks

    Jennifer Coates from BiltmoreStainedGlass says:

    I love seeing a wedding that is not over top and over done with poofy gowns and lots of makeup. Classy yet simple, very nice. I want to do the same for mine.

    6 years ago

  • jessamyjay

    Jessamy from jessamyjay says:

    This is an amazing story. The focus on who you are as people and as a couple as well as the love you share and lifestyle you believe in is just as it should be. This is what entering marriage is all about. Thank you for sharing your day! Wishing you a bright, happy future together and much success with your farming! As "aunt" to a flock of 35+, I just love the "scrape your plate for the chickens" sign! P.S. Kudos to your grandma on the amazing dress find. Truly beautiful.

    6 years ago

  • saraverdeWC

    Sara Green from saraverdeWC says:

    Congrats! It looks like what a wedding should be - pretty and fun and a true reflection of who y'all are as individuals and a couple. Be happy!

    6 years ago

  • OurDecay

    Amanda Joe from Osteal says:

    oh this is so dreamy! there is nothing more beautiful than the combination of family, nature and love. xo

    6 years ago

  • NakedRatDestash

    Julie from NakedRatDestash says:

    breathtaking, simple, beautiful and mostly importantly 'real.' loved it!

    6 years ago

  • SomsStudio

    Som from SomsStudio says:

    What a beautiful wedding you had! I love love love the flowers in your hair and your dress!! Congrats!

    6 years ago

  • LostInTheValley

    LostInTheValley from LostInTheValleyPhoto says:

    What a great wedding story! Looks like a great time was had by all who participated! Congratulations and I hope you have many blessings in your future!

    6 years ago

  • BeJeweledNH

    Lori Morse from RevivalJewelryStudio says:

    What a beautiful wedding! Your story made me teary - in a good way! The gift of having all the love, help, and support of your community, friends, and family is priceless. All the best to the both of you!

    6 years ago

  • handworkstudio

    Kathie Young from handworkstudio says:

    Sooooo Lovely! Congratulations

    6 years ago

  • Splendere

    Pearlie from Splendere says:

    Simplicity is beauty. All's so sweet for both of you; Bill Murray is lovely too! Congrats to the new couple!

    6 years ago

  • DoubleActionDesign

    Julie Farrell from OddLotEmporium says:

    So cute,I really love all the little details. My favorite was the sheep and the decorations/scarves around their necks.

    6 years ago

  • KiraFerrer

    Kira Ferrer from KiraFerrer says:

    Beautiful wedding. Your gown is absolutely gorgeous and it looks like it was made for you!

    6 years ago

  • teenytinytown

    Ann Rose from MysticalHollow says:

    Imagine If everyone had this attitude...wow what a great world this would be. Just goes to show that you do not need to waste money which will be gone in a day and leave you with nothing to show for it. They will cherish this day forever and the keepsakes are all around them in those who helped. I wish them every happiness and success, But the way that they looked at each other I am sure they already have this.

    6 years ago

  • mattyhandmadecrafts

    Matejka Max from NattyMatty says:

    Sweet, congrats!!!

    6 years ago

  • maidofstars

    Francisca Griffin from maidofstars says:

    That was/is a most beautiful read, brought a tear to my eye! Bless.......

    6 years ago

  • Tchua

    Tchua says:

    Such a beautiful wedding!

    6 years ago

  • anothertimeantiques

    Barbara Boyce from AnotherTimeAntiques says:

    Boy talk about getting emotional at weddings, I'm sitting here full of tears in my eyes and just bathing in the beauty of your story. Many successes to you both! Love your spirit and just know you are on an amazing path. Thank you for sharing this event with all the Etsy family too!

    6 years ago

  • alexandramarie2

    Alexandra Marie says:

    I just emailed this to a friend because I had to share the love! You both are a truly wonderful couple! Wishing you all the best for the future (& Billy Murray too)!

    6 years ago

  • oliverandabrahams

    McKenzie Elizabeth from OliverandAbrahams says:

    Thank you all so so so so SO much. I want to reply to each and every one of you. You're all so sweet and for those of you who are soon to get married, I hope you have a magical day too! :)

    6 years ago

  • connash1

    Connie Nash from OldStones says:

    One of my favorite weddings! I kept thinking I wish I could have been there. So meaningful to the bride and groom and so fun too. All the best.

    6 years ago

  • mlezcano

    Mary Lezcano from BellaBboutique says:

    simplicity makes wedding days more about what counts, and that's what i see here and I think that's the most beautiful kind of marriage. congrats!

    6 years ago

  • garrywest

    Garry West from GarryWestPortraits says:

    BellaBboutique took the words right out of my mouth...All the very best

    6 years ago

  • beepnsooty

    Amy Mort from beepnsooty says:

    Sounds like a sweet, sweet day. I wish more couples would focus on the parts that count and less on the bling of it all. Congratulations!

    6 years ago

  • BabyBlueDream

    RockRoll Refresh from RockRollRefresh says:

    so beautiful you're,sweet wedding,pretty sheeps,all the best wishes!

    6 years ago

  • amytee252

    Amy Tee from prettylittletitch says:

    I love the way you included the animals...

    6 years ago

  • SewSimplyFresh

    Kim Opoku-Ansah from StitchLightly says:

    So beautiful! I love your story. Our wedding was similar in that we also couldn't spend very much money, so all my friends and family helped out cooking, decorating, picking and arranging flowers, and doing makeup. It was tons of fun!

    6 years ago

  • maureen52

    maureen52 says:

    You know it's going to be a happy marriage when two llamas brought them together.

    6 years ago

  • Bettsi

    Bettsi McComb from TenderArtsStudio says:

    Wonderful! A dream wedding!

    6 years ago

  • StayArtisan

    J.K. Ramirez from HudsonBlueArtisans says:

    Congratulations... And if you ever need seed garlic let me know :-)

    6 years ago

  • VictoriaArtsnCrafts

    Victoria B from VictoriasArtsnCrafts says:

    I did not know that Etsy had a "weddings" section, so your was the first I have come across. As an old married lady for more than 20 years, I enjoyed reading your story and the memories it brought back of my simple wedding, where a friend baked the cake, another spread the word, and yet another took photos. And best of all, we asked a young flower garden owner if he'd mind us getting married in his gazebo. He did not mind. Your wedding was beautiful and you look like happy people, doing what you love. Best wishes to you both.

    6 years ago

  • fte2012

    Terri Veach from TerriAnnsTreasures says:

    Congratulations to you. What a beautiful love story!

    6 years ago

  • madmoissele

    Vaida from SevernTides says:

    what a beautiful and sustainable wedding!and the photos are great

    6 years ago

  • MaryIndiana

    MaryIndiana says:

    Everything looked wonderful...what a great wedding! Congratulations to you both and I wish you a lifetime of happiness.

    6 years ago

  • cquis13

    Colleen Quisenberry from LavenderRoseAcc says:

    Your wedding turned out beautiful. I used to raise sheep growing up on my parent's farm. So I enjoyed seeing all your animals. :) Your dress is lovely. Congrats to you both.

    6 years ago

  • laurajohnjulio

    laura t says:

    I have to say that hands-down this is THE most beautiful wedding I have ever seen. I am sitting at my desk crying. Is that not saying something?

    6 years ago

  • oliverandabrahams

    McKenzie Elizabeth from OliverandAbrahams says:

    Thank you all so much. I've loved reading about your own farming experiences and weddings. And Laura T.- we made you cry? (I'm blushing. xoxo)

    6 years ago

  • MadkDesigns

    Kim Thomas from MadkDesigns says:

    wow great pics, now I just got to find an old farmhouse that I could have my future wedding at!

    6 years ago

  • strangestlestrange

    Kat Wright says:

    Such a beautiful wedding! Being raised on a farm myself, I absolutely appreciate such things! xo Congratulations!

    6 years ago

  • kdwbellea

    Kimberly Walsh says:

    perfectly perfect!

    6 years ago

  • alexespa1

    alexespa1 says:

    Such a gorgeous wedding! Love everything about your special day! Thank you for sharing!

    6 years ago

  • beachbabyblues

    Susan Wagner from beachbabyblues says:

    So Sweet !! Down to Earth . Pure Romance ! This story and the beautiful photos, brought back happy childhood memories of being barefoot in the grass feeding little chicks . The simplicity makes this so PERFECT ! And the community coming together to celebrate your LOVE, is so touching ! May God bless your union and CONGRATULATIONS !!

    6 years ago

  • blandeenka

    blandeenka says:

    Your approach and imagination is such an inspiration. You are a beautiful couple and I wish you the best!

    6 years ago

  • MomsantiquesNthings

    Janine from MomsantiquesNthings says:

    This is one of the sweetest weddings I've seen featured here! An adorable couple, love your love of nature, wishing you many years of happiness!

    6 years ago

  • xxyz

    BERRIN SARUHAN from xxyz says:

    Wonderful story and wonderful place... Yes i also wishing you many many years of happinees...

    6 years ago

  • MajoReyStore

    majo rey from MajoReyLingerie says:

    beautiful !!!!

    6 years ago

  • AlfredRedmond1

    Alfred Redmond from LogoWizard says:

    loved your wedding, i wish you the best in the world

    6 years ago

  • dtttb2

    dtb Bernal from dtttb2 says:

    This is lovely I'm so jealous.

    6 years ago

  • laffayette

    laffayette from laffayette says:

    Your blog made me cry. I can't imagine anything more perfect. Best wishes!

    6 years ago

  • TheEclecticHound

    Lara from TheEclecticHound says:

    The beauty of this wedding and the two of you nearly brought me to tears. It's the perfect wedding! My sincere best wishes to you and your future. You are all beautiful.

    6 years ago

  • mgrzetic

    martina grzetic says:

    beutiful!

    5 years ago

  • amymatos

    amy matos says:

    Beautiful. So good to see people appreciate simpler things.your animals even looked happy!!!! Kisses to the cat and bill Murray!

    5 years ago

  • harry21th

    Sasa from ASPHVELT says:

    wonderful pictures, kiss shot took my breath away ! wish you two happily ever after :)

    4 years ago

  • chrystalina528

    Chrystalina and Scott from ConsciousAwearness says:

    blessings my farmer friends!! mother earth will always provide! aloha!

    3 years ago