Well I feel silly. In my efforts to blog past portrait sessions and weddings as much as possible and get caught up before my busy spring season starts (I have eight days left!!), I unknowingly skipped blogging Mary and Tyler’s Heston Farm reception! I’m not sure exactly how I realized it, but when I did, I felt silly…and a little bad about it.
Mary and Tyler are such favorites. First, they were married in June at Dolly Sods in West Virginia. They got ready in a beautiful cabin in the mountains, were married on top of a mountain with a beautiful view and took portraits in the rain. Oh, and they were super cool. 🙂 It was an awesome adventure, and I didn’t want them to think I forgot about them!
A couple of months later in August, Mary and Tyler completed their wedding festivities with a reception. They weren’t sure how to involve 150 people in their mountaintop ceremony and they absolutely wanted to make sure that’s how they said I do. So they compromised and split things into two days. And I thought it was brilliant! Their reception was like a normal reception…decorations, dinner, toasts, dancing, and cake. The pavilions at Heston Farm were FULL of beautiful details and the atmosphere was casual and fun. It was such a wonderful wedding experience for me, both the wedding day and reception, and I can’t believe I almost missed out on sharing half of the celebration with you! Good thing I caught my mistake so you can see all this lovely…
I “saw” Mary in the reception details before I even got to the pavilions! She’s a humorous, fun lady and that was clearly expressed in their handmade sign below…
So many signs! And again, more humor! 🙂
The pavilions at Heston Farm make for a unique wedding venue. The space is almost completely covered by detailed and colorful wooden structures, and there’s two levels giving it some dimension. It’s really a great place to have a wedding that’s both indoors and outdoors!
So many beautiful flowers! Mary grew some of the sunflowers herself! She’s cool. 🙂
Haha YAY! I love “yay” 🙂
Mary wore the same dress she wore for her mountaintop ceremony a couple months prior. It was a beautiful dress and seemed so very fitting for her!
Look at all those sunflowers!!
Fun fact: I’m doing two of Mary’s bridesmaids’ weddings this summer! Angie in July…
And Julia in August! Thanks for bringing these lovely ladies to me, Mary. 🙂
Showing off Mary’s loveliness…and her tattoos. 🙂
I met Drymill Road, a bluegrass band, at a wedding in 2012. Mary asked me if I knew of any bluegrass bands and I remembered these guys! She was so happy I referred them to her and I’m pretty sure their guests were happy with the decision to have them. They were fun to talk with and played some awesome music!
Another fun fact: I went to Bridgewater College with the girl in the middle! Hillary is a friend of Mary’s and her wedding reception brought us back together!
The cake table was probably the most impressive of their details. Six cakes, each a different kind, made my friends and family of Mary and Tyler. One of my favorite parts of the wedding day is eating the cake at the end of the night. 🙂
Time for the band to finally get hoppin’!
Scott and Angie! Doing their wedding in July. 🙂
Thank you again, Mary and Tyler, for making me a part of your two-day spectacular! The mountaintop ceremony was awesome, the reception was awesome, and you guys are pretty great, too. 🙂 I’m so glad we were able to work together and I hope we can do it again in the future! I know I’ll at least see you in July and August this year for more weddings! 😉
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