The first time I met together with Pam she described her vision for a simple eco-friendly, bohemian style wedding to be held outdoors at Darrell’s country home and also his place of business “Fairbury Fastener & Supply.” As she showed me the cotton and lace dresses she found for herself and the bridesmaids (their daughters), told me about the old church pews they discovered and how Darrell was building a pergola for them to be married under, I could see this wedding was going to be fun and unique!!
Pam had a large collection of vintage aprons, doilies, table cloths and other decor handed down from their families and from yard sales & antique stores that they wanted to incorporate into their wedding. The pergola which Darrell built holds grape vines that were planted by Darrell’s late father, Gilbert.
Darrell & Pam met with the help of EHarmony and were matched according to a very extensive questioning process. “Darrell was the first man I dated and…well…it was obviously a good match!” explained Pam. They had their first date at Famous Dave’s and so decided to have Famous Dave’s cater their wedding reception.
Rain Clouds Gather!
We really believed that the rain would miss us and so we carried on as usual the morning of the wedding. We had decided that we would get married under the pergola regardless of the weather and we did put up a few tents for guests to stand under even though we had beautiful old church pewsto sit on – which some hardy guests did sit on in the rain with their umbrellas!!
Work Together, Love Together, Play Together
Our motto as a blended family is that we will all work together, love together, play together and persevere no matter what is thrown our way! It was a great lesson for our children when the rain was pounding down and it was time to walk to the pergola for the ceremony – There were asking, “What should we do?” We said, “Just keep walking; we are getting married outside as planned!!” LOL!! They all loved it and had such a good time. A wedding nobody will forget!
Rolling With The Punches
Because of the rain, plan B was put to use and instead of a nearby meadow, the photos were taken in and around Darrell’s place of business ” Fairbury Fastener.” We think “Images By Whitney” did a wonderful job and the tool shed shop photos added a unique flavor as well as kept the guests dry as they enjoyed the reception!
For her wedding bouquet Pam chose a mix of sophisticated and simple flowers – using garden roses, stock, Queen Anne’s lace and feverfew. Feverfew and Queen Anne’s lace made up the bridesmaid’s bouquets and the boutonniere for the guys were made from baby’s breath wrapped in twine. They used mini green hydrangeas, stock, roses and baby’s breath to fill old bottles and containers to decorate their tables. The combination of the electic decor, the drenching during the ceremony, and all of their thoughtful touches make this a wedding their guests won’t soon forget!!
Fancy Florals By Nancy, a Fairbury wedding florist, was thrilled for the opportunity to create their wedding bouquets as Nancy grew up a mile down the road from where Darrell grew up and currently lives and is the location for Fairbury Fastener & Supply. Nancy met Pam when she was the winner of our gift card at the 2014 Prairie Central FFA Home Show. For more information please visit our website at www.fancyfloralsbynancy.com or visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/fancyfloralsbynancy