Stefanie & Peter: A Casual Country Celebration in Concordia

by Allison Micarelli

Stefanie and Peter wanted to share with their guests the natural beauty and serenity that the family farm brings to their lives. The result was relaxed, rural, and romantic.

THE BRIDE Stefanie Furry, 28, social worker
THE GROOM Peter Nelson, 26, sales representative
THE SCENE Ceremony and reception at the bride’s family’s farm in Concordia, Missouri

THE ESCORT CARDS Squares of construction paper were pinned to clotheslines strung along a path from the pond where the cocktail hour was held to the dinner tent. Guests found their way to tables that were named for different parts of the farm, like “the barn,” “roosters,” “feed trough,” and “ponies.”

THE WEDDING CAKE To include family members in as many ways as they could, the couple asked the bride’s aunt to bake their wedding cake. The yellow cake with lemon curd filling was decorated with dozens of yellow daisies.

THE FLOWERS Angela’s Country Flowers created the bride’s hand-tied bouquet of yellow gerbera and regular daisies; and used the same flowers in the centerpieces along with the larkspur and lilies, in antique blue Ball jars. The mother of the bride hung small tins of blooms from the trees throughout the farm.

THE TRANSPORTATION After the ceremony, the bride and groom rode in a horse-and-buggy carriage to the pond where they became engaged. A tree planting ceremony was held to symbolize the couple’s growing love for one another-and for the farm.

-- Allison Micarelli
Photography © Tina Halturin Photography

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