I’m dreaming of summertime on this cold February day, so there’s no better time than now to post part two of Rachael and Trevor’s balmy July wedding in Ithaca. If you’d like to see their prep, first look and ceremony, head over here. As a wedding photographer, of course I love weddings. I’m also extremely sentimental… so their plan to host their ceremony and reception on the grounds of the farm where Rachael grew up seriously tugged at my heartstrings. Orchestrating a wedding at home is not an easy mountain to climb- there are so many unknowns and potentials that can surprise and try to derail even the most carefully planned day. They pulled it off flawlessly, as though they had done it a million times before. It was unbearably warm, even for July, but it wasn’t even a speed bump. This day was destined to go off without a hitch.
Following dinner, they opened the huge doors to the barn to let the breeze blow around, which was the perfect invitation for the party to really begin. Guests mingled outside and played games on the lawn as the day stretched into evening. There was a feeling in the air, almost like the entire town had made their way down that little country road to get caught up with old friends. It was comfortable and familiar… I felt like I was a local, just hanging out on a Saturday night. 😉
They chose to have a live band play inside the barn, which only added to the laid-back vibe. With the barn doors open, everyone spilled into the yard and could still enjoy the awesomeness that was Jedi Mind Trip. It was a flashback to the 70’s and 80’s- so much fun! You can find them here.
If you couldn’t tell, backyard weddings are my favorite… I had a blast celebrating with Rachael and Trevor! For more fun and plenty of Lansing and Ithaca wedding photography, jump over here. See you soon!