JUST in time for all of our thoughts turning towards the holidays, I am so excited to share some highlights from Alana and Jonathan’s wedding at Harmon’s Tree Farm / Bridalhaven!
Alana and Jonathan opted against doing a “First Look” before the wedding, but still wanted a special moment of prayer before the ceremony. With some very strategic planning and last minute coordination between myself, Jonathan, Alana, and the best man (a big THANK YOU to Brigham for help with the logistics), Alana and Jonathan were able to meet on either side of one of the farm’s large Christmas trees, where they held hands yet never saw each other, while Jonathan prayed aloud. I was so moved by his eloquence as he prayed for their future, their love, their marriage, and the family and friends who had come together that day.
I just love that Alana couldn’t help herself from trying to sneak a peek! Don’t worry, though; those branches were thicker than they look, and bride and groom did NOT catch a glimpse of each other before the ceremony!
The ceremony was lovely, and even though the sun was bright and the breeze was strong, it was a gorgeous and comfortable day. I’m pretty sure everyone’s favorite part of the ceremony was the moment when it was time for the rings, and Jonathan turned to the ring bearer — their dog! That sweet lab went flying down the aisle before his leash even came off, then sat and watched the rest of the ceremony like the perfect
man’s best friend best man.
Harmon’s Tree Farm lends the perfect vibe to any rustic chic wedding with their adorable (and sometimes humorous) signs and features. Together with the bride’s DIY wedding decor, it was an absolutely perfect fall wedding in October in Lexington, SC!