We. Are. Crazy. Or so they say and we like it that way.
First and foremost, we are CRAZY about each other. Two peas, one pod. Ying and Yang. All the adages apply. I love him despite and because of his hardworking, dirty caveman ways. He loves me for my thoughtfulness and quick-witted humor. After four years of
marriage, I mean dating, Nick finally proposed on May 9, 2014 in the middle of a cattle pasture. Romantic, right?
I had always dreamt of a fall wedding and we didn’t want to wait until fall of 2015, so we left ourselves just five months to plan a fall wedding in 2014. We work best under pressure.
We live a CRAZY life.
With 800+ cattle, 11 chickens, 2 cats and a dog, hosting our own wedding wasn’t originally on the docket. But, three months into our five-month engagement, we changed our minds. What can I say? We like a challenge.
While we had to bring in a few professionals along the way, most of the projects and wedding details were done in a true DIY fashion with a lot of help from family and friends. In two months, we cleaned and decorated our historic home, landscaped, completely renovated the barn and created all the wedding décor. On top of wedding tasks, the farm was in peak work season so we baled hay, chopped silage and had a bunch of cute little calves. No big deal.
Here are a few of our projects:
We had a CRAZY awesome wedding.
One hundred and fifty of our friends and family gathered in the barn at Warrenwood Manor on the afternoon of October 11, 2014 to witness Nick and I exchange our vows. Everything was perfect as I walked down the aisle past rows of smiling faces. The aisle was lined with arrangements atop stumps cut by my Mr. Right himself. Lights hung from the wooden beams and sun shown through the slats in the barn. A magnolia garland arched above the ceremony table covered with moss, flowers and floating candles.
It was a simple ceremony with just Nick, the pastor and I at the front. I know Amazing Grace is a funeral song, but it was my great grandmother’s favorite and mine too, so the violin and cello played it softly as we tied our God’s Knot. This is us exiting the barn as husband and wife!
After the ceremony, we took family pictures and had a short reception. We wanted to keep things simple and low budget, so we bought and prepared all the food on our own. We got creative with the offerings. Beef Jerky, popcorn and sweet treats aren’t your normal reception choices, but it was perfect for us because we aren’t normal.
We concluded our special day fireside roasting hotdogs and s’mores with family and friends. We were exhausted, but genuinely happy to be Mr. and Mrs. Adams for forever and always, no matter what.