Let's set the stage, er field........ with this adorable photo....
A rustic country wedding with a bride and groom - surname Farmer - surrounded by loved ones, animals and joy - how does this get better? It's like it was written by Laura Ingalls Wilder.
On April 15, 2017 - just over a year ago, Kristin and Brandon were married at Meadow Creek Venue surrounded by their family, friends, men in suspenders, livestock, laughter and gorgeous spring weather.
"This sounds funny, but in the beginning of 2009, Brandon and I had a German class together, but he dropped it. Then he worked at a grocery store where my mother and I shopped. Every time we would check out he would make his way over to bag our groceries and try to speak German to me. Mom always said he was flirting. I was busy playing softball. Not paying any attention to boys. Until, we had a game at home and I saw my sister and her friend, which was of course Brandon’s cousin walking up the sidewalk. Wondering why the guy I met in German class and the grocery store was with them. At the end of the game Brandon had walked over to me telling me I played a good game. I could tell he was nervous, but it did not bother me, I was nervous to. After that day we were pretty much inseparable!"
The venue is an 85-year-old barn that was reconstructed to be a venue and Kristin knew it was perfect when she and Brandon toured it even before the venue was done.
When looking for my wedding dress, I wanted a dress that was elegant, simple, but also rustic for a barn wedding. Although I did not have a budget for a dress, I did not worry when going to Bridal Traditions, because Kelly keeps all the newest styles and trends at affordable prices! I kept my original vision for my dress, but my dress was better than what I had imagined.
"The girls at BT were awesome! I could tell them one small detail I liked about a dress and they would know exactly what to pull from the racks. To be honest I tried on only a few dresses before Kelly picked the right one! I cannot forget to mention Julie who altered my dress perfectly! My mother, sister, mother in law and Brandon’s grandmother helped me find the perfect gown. I had the perfect team all the way around!"
Today, I am a Dental Assistant at Drs. Mayhew and Scheffler and Brandon, my husband, works at Appalachian State University. We currently live in Boone, NC and enjoy our summers at Topsail Island and playing with our fur baby Nyla who is a Siberian Husky.
Want to know more about Kristin and Brandon's wedding vendors? Here you go!
Village Jewelers- Boone NC
Bouquets Florist- Boone NC
Megan Travis Photography- Winston Salem NC
Meadow Creek Venue- Deep Gap NC
Nancy Hardison (Aunt)- Wedding Cake
Chris and Enid Wells (Father of the bride, Mother of the bride)- Wedding tables and catering
Serendipity Hair Studio and Boutique- Carleen Greene- Hair Stylist- Boone NC
Serendipity Hair Studio and Boutique- Ceirra Murphy- Hair Colorist- Boone NC
Styles by Anna- Bridesmaids Hair Stylist- Boone NC
Store owner, Kelly has been in the bridal industry since 2000, when at the ripe old age of 20 she opened her first little store front on a wing and a prayer. She is a certified wedding planner (no, she does not plan weddings), and everything she knows about bridal and formal wear has come from, gut instinct, trial and error, and watching LOTS of What Not to Wear.