Prepare for a long post. This is Gayle and Ian’s gorgeous, totally DIY, eco-friendly (think solar power), barn wedding. In the shadow of Lake Erie sits the family home of Ian’s grandparents. To call this a backyard wedding doesn’t quite capture the scale. After the story-filled ceremony and tent reception, the entire party caravaned to Ian’s Dad’s barn, where he and his bluegrass band played a set before passing the entertainment reigns to a dj friend of the couple. Gayle told me at the end of the night, “This is all I wanted – a big dance party.” She got her wish and then some.
The dress is BHLDN and is totally TDF. Am I right?
Now, I want to share these next two photos, but I must disclaim I didn’t take them. Credit belongs to a wedding guest / photographer / random stranger I allowed to take my camera and CLIMB THE BARN structure to gain a bird’s eye view of the dance floor. I assisted holding the flash off-camera and trying not to second guess my questionable decision of trusting someone with my very expensive camera. Sometimes you take risks. And Gayle & Ian are risk worthy friends. All turned out well. No one fell and I love what he captured. Plus, I know Gayle & Ian will love that story.
I know you’re reading this thinking, pffft, why didn’t you climb the rafters? Excellent question. 1.) I’m terrified of heights. Heights and bears. Heights, bears and the return of the mid-drift top. 2.) I’m totes pregnant.
I know, right! More on all that later. Right now I’m busy processing the awesome wedding of Danny and Lynne or Lanny as they are affectionately referred. Stay tuned.