A Rustic, Vintage Backyard Wedding at a Private Residence in Fresno, California

Anna Bowser (31 and a pediatrician) and Grant Medefind (38 and a family medicine doctor) were both working at the same hospital. Anna was a resident w

Anna Bowser (31 and a pediatrician) and Grant Medefind (38 and a family medicine doctor) were both working at the same hospital. Anna was a resident while Grant was an attending doctor, and they were both working on the same patient. Their updates on the patient’s health turned into emails, which turned into intimate letters that eventually led to Anna and Grant’s serious relationship. Anna’s sister brought her to a peach orchid one afternoon, where she was surprised to find Grant waiting with music, candles, fireworks and a romantic proposal with her grandmother’s ring. The wedding took place on Anna’s family’s farm and had their ceremony next to the pond close to their house. The first dress Anna tried on was the one she wore on her wedding day, which was an ivory dress with elegant lace sleeves. The romantic, elegant wedding was decorated in the color palette of whites and pinks. The couple had many children attending their wedding, and so they decided to include all 23 of them by walking down the aisle at the ceremony. Guests took home prescription bottle that read “Take one and DON’T call us in the morning,” filled with personalized M&Ms. The evening’s meal ended with homemade ice cream served in polka dot bowls, a sweet touch to a sweet wedding!

“My ring was my grandmother's who gave it to my mother. She gave it to my husband as a complete surprise to me,” says Anna. rn
Anna Under Ivory Tulle Veil
“My wedding dress was the first one I tried on. My niece of five years asked me to try on this "princess" dress and I ended up loving it,” says Anna. “We added little lace drop sleeves for added elegance. It was classy, but still felt woodsy and sexy.” rn
Anna stood with her bridesmaids, who wore differently styled blush dresses at the wedding.
“Our wedding took place in the country at my parent's farm. The ceremony took place next to a pond in front of the same home I was brought to on the day I was born,” says Anna. “I chose it because I love this land, and it is where I can sighrnand say "I am home.”,”rn
Couple at Wedding Ceremony, Wedding Party
Two flower girls smiled at the camera, who wore ivory dresses and flower crowns. “We had 23 barefoot children walk down the aisle, all of who were either nephews, nieces or very close family friends,” says Anna. “Those too young to walk on their own were carried by their fathers.”
“Instead of "you" it is now "us”,” says Anna. “Not only is it a day to celebrate this new unity, but truly a chance to express gratefulness to your family and friends who have been present throughout your life to support you,” says Anna. “It is a day to be grateful, let things go, take moments to simply look around at loved ones and hug your mama.”rn
Blush and Tan Wedding Party
Couple Shot, Anna and Grant
Guest Attendance Cards and Box
Lush arrangements or ivory roses and chrysanthemums mixed with bells of Ireland and white amaranths decorated dining tables at the reception.
Ivory and Green Flowers, Reserved Sign
At the reception, a photo collage was displayed in the shape of a wreath, displaying old family photos. On the same table, there was a lush ivory and green flower arrangement.
"We had homemade ice cream for dessert with several flavors, including coffee cookie crunch, all scooped into polka dot bowls,” says Anna.
Beige colored plastic utensils were organized inside gray buckets with pink and white polka dotted plates. Theres were used to eat ice cream from the dessert and coffee table.
Traditional Ivory Wedding Cake, Cake Flowers