Why was their wedding unique? Because family and friends gave their time and love to create their very special day for them.
Laura and Cait were married at Hill Hollow Farm in front of a circa 1760 stone farm house overlooking gardens and meadows on 12 picturesque acres. What a treat to be there. It was wonderful to see family and friends helping out to make their day so special. Jon and Diane Downs not only offered their property for the occasion but Jon was their officiant and performed the marriage ceremony. Friends were there early to decorate the grounds with gorgeous floral arrangements and greenery, and to help out in any way they could.
Laura and Cait met when Laura was hired to teach Spanish at a small private school in Solebury, Pennsylvania. As Caitlin tells it; “In the weeks that followed, we ate dinner together most nights, initially under the pretense that, if I didn’t come over, her Blue Apron deliveries would surely go to waste. When we finally went out to dinner, I decided to shed my normal layer of plaid and denim and look presentable. She told me later that she knew something was going on when I appeared at her door in blazer and button down. Despite a lovely meal, our first night out didn’t quite end as planned—she quite uncharacteristically lost her keys, and I ended up hoisting her through her own living room window. We parted that evening flustered, and a little disappointed. I returned home and called a good friend (about dinner with Laura of course, as she was all I could talk about) who finally convinced me to go on and ask her out. I remember sheepishly sending Laura a text that read, “I wouldn’t mind if our dinners were dates.” I couldn’t feel my feet as I waited for a reply. After what seemed like an eternity, a message that read, “Yes, please!” popped up. And that was it, for me. Laura was it. I’ve been cooking her dinner ever since.”
While they were dating the Supreme Court ruled that the Constitution guarantees the right to Same-Sex marriage.
Natalie Hamill of Blossom Hill Flowers was on site very early to start the decorating for her friends.
Natalie’s husband Josh Perslweig of Blossom Hill Flowers hangs a huge wreath made of greenery and adorned with lights, along with white lanterns, from the tent ceiling
Some of the beautiful flowers Natalie and her husband Josh grow at Blossom Hill Farm in New Hope, PA
The wedding rings ing a play of shadows on an old wooden table. The peeling paint adds textures and contrast to the smoothness of the rings.
A close up of Laura’s bridal bouquet that Natalie created from her garden.
Laura’s dress hangs from the old barn door.
The cat seems to be keeping an eye on the wedding dress!
This is where the wedding ceremony will be. The antique door is hung with sheet music and greenery. How pretty!
Laura and Caitlin in the light of the barn door. They look so happy!
Laura and Caitlin stand together outside the old weathered barn.
A butterfly lands on Laura’s bridal bouquet, much to her surprise.
Laura’s bridemaids hold their beautiful bouquets created by Natalie Hamill of Blossom Hill Flowers.
Caitlin and her party walk the line, just for fun.
Laura and her bridesmaids walk down the hill at the beautiful Hill Hollow Farm in New Hope, PA
The entire bridal party walks together on the hillside. What a beautiful view!
Laura’s dad Nick waits to walk his daugther down the aisle. He commented, “Do you know how hard it is to meet someone that you want to spend the rest of your life with? I am so happy for her”.
The wedding ceremony in front of the farm’s manor house.
Laura places the ring on Caitlin
Married! Then the recessional with bubbles.
Laura’s grandmother congratulates her after the wedding ceremony.
How cute are these two little guests who want to go exploring on the farm.
A sprig of thyme adorns a menu on the farmtables set with flowers under the white tent.
Vintage glassward was also used to hold the flowers and add a pretty touch.
One of the long farm tables set beautifully with glassware and vases, each menu with a spring of either thyme or rosemary adorning it.
White lanterns and greenery hang from the ceiling, the farm tables are set with flowers and china.
The evening light shines through the glassware and flower vases. So pretty!
A green theme as green florals, queen anne’s lace, ferns and ribbons decorate the ceremony site.
Caitlin and Laura share a first dance under the huge wreath of greenery and lights.
Overall of the tented reception on a beautiful August evening. Love the lights!
Night falls and the lights add such a warm ambience to the reception.
Laura enjoys herself with her guests on her happy day.
A little girl runs under the little lights covering the huge tree.
The porch light of the estate house at Hill Hollow Farm casts a beautiful warm glow.