Elaine and Matthew’s wedding was one of simple elegance and natural beauty, something you may have expected if you saw their country engagement photos. We met at Elaine’s family farm to prepare for the wedding then to her home church for the ceremony and celebrated at Elmira Country Club. Children were a key part of the day– what characters! Overall, the day was one of joy, peace and celebration.
You have probably heard the popular verse “Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue”
A little history here: The verse is said to have started in Victorian England “Something old” symbolizes continuity with the bride’s family and the past. “Something new” means optimism and hope for the bride’s new life ahead. “Something borrowed” is usually an item from a happily married friend or family member, whose good fortune in marriage is supposed to carry over to the new bride. The borrowed item also reminds the bride that she can depend on her friends and family.
In Elaine’s case, her grandmother’s handkerchief in her bouquet was old, the wedding rings were new, she borrowed her veil and her shoes were adorable and blue!
Their was rain in the forecast all day, but the window of time when we would be outdoors was completely clear, well almost!
Matthew’s brothers’ toast included a “top ten list” that was clever, thoughtful and thoroughly enjoyed by all.
(Feel free to paste the list in the comment section if you like, gentlemen 😉 )
Elaine and her friends found inspiration from the royal wedding and wore hats to the reception.
Matthew and Elaine love children and they were a key part of the wedding. Each child had their own style and were so much fun to watch.
It was a real pleasure working with this couple and with the Elmira Country Club. Thank you for sharing your day with me!