It is no secret that this summer has been hot and DRY! With the extra heat and lack of moisture, farmers’ crops have been maturing more quickly than usual! On July 21 last year, the wheat fields were getting close to being ready, but not quite. This year on July 21, you were hard pressed to find a field that wasn’t ready and taken off!!
So was the case for Lindsey and Rob’s big day! Early on, Lindsey had expressed interest in having some of their wedding photos taken in a wheat field…the quintessential mid-summer farm wedding photo! However, the week of the wedding, the combines were roaring and the chaff was flying all across southwestern Ontario! Not good for the bride-to-be’s wedding photo plans!
But, as luck would have it, not ALL of the wheat was harvested on July 21 and she was able to have her standing wheat field…as well as a harvested field filled with big round bales!
Rob and Lindsey’s wedding was held on Rob’s family’s farm just north of Stratford. I grew up just down the road from Rob, so it was fun to be back in the neighbourhood and see so many familiar faces…even my sister and brother-in-law were in the wedding party! The love birds put a lot of thought into their day and it was definitely reflected in all of the awesome details…there were wheat sheaves, streamer canons, bubbles, Plinko, maple syrup, straw bales, hand-painted wooden signs, live cows, tractors, wagons, a cow cake, a pond, a windmill, cowboy boots and even a cow statue painted to look like “Rosie” their favourite red & white Holstein!
I had a ton of fun with Rob and Lindsey and all of their friends and family! Despite the scorching heat, it was a fantastic day and I was honoured to be a part of it!
Congratulations guys! Enjoy your sneak peek!