This weekend I was honored to photograph the wedding of our friends, Britany and Josh. Ever since their engagement, I've been hearing about Britany's plans for this wedding in the weight room, on tailgates, and downtown. I knew it would be a gorgeous event, but I hadn't anticipated how much of their farm life they would include! This was The Ultimate Farm Wedding; and it was awesome, complete with rain, threats of hail, and a double rainbow. While mother nature and maybe some friends in heaven had their hand in the weather, Britany and Josh coordinated a day that incorporated the best of their farm.
Storms threatened in the afternoon, and rain pushed back the start of the ceremony; but most of the weather went around and left us with glorious storm clouds. (To my delight!) Local farmers showed up in droves as the shot of rain put them out of work for the evening, and they were ready for a cool beer in a quonset before harvest starts this year. After a short pre-wedding/wait-out-the-rain cocktail hour, guests were transported to the ceremony site by two John Deere tractors driven by top farm hands. The ceremony was cut out of a winter wheat field in an area specially picked by Josh. As the guests were delivered to the site trailer load by trailer load, the sun peeked out and the sky cleared. Britany entered by horse into the ceremony, and their only wish for the day was fulfilled. They were married in their standing wheat field surrounded by tons of friends and both of their expansive families. To top it off, at the conclusion of the ceremony, Josh's family surprised the newlyweds with the John Deere sprayer for their exit! They held their reception in the Haynie machinery quonset, now completely emptied of combines and tractors and decorated to make your Pinterest dreams come true.
Britany and Josh laughed and cuddled throughout the day, nervous but so excited to be married. I loved every minute of it, not to mention the storm clouds, lightning, and photo ops in wheat, corn and canola fields. It was epic, and I'm so glad I could document the day for the newest Mr. and Mrs. Haynie. Congrats you two!! You're married!!
Creatives, craftsmen, and vendors that made their day even more amazing:
Wedding Coordinator: Tandi Kassner
Bridesmaid's dresses: David's Bridal
Groom and Groomsmen Attire: Ariat
Wedding Band and Engagement Ring: Miles City Jewelry
Hair Stylist: Erin Loendorf
Florist: Friesen's Floral
Tractor Cake: Teresa Haynie (Mother of the Groom)
Pies: Bride's Family
DJ: DJ Pippin
Caterer: Road Runner Catering
Officiant: Nathan Haynie (Friend)