My son is getting married on a farm....where did you get married or plan to?

Brooksby Farm - farm site
United States
March 9, 2008 1:31pm CST
My sons fiance just sent me pictures of the place they plan on getting married. It's a farm in a town about half an hour from where we live. They plan on getting married next Fall and she said there are apple orchards and pumpkin patches that will be all over the place and she already has where she wants pictures taken in mind. I checked out their web site and the place looks awesome but very expensive. Not only are they having their reception there but there's also a chapel where they can get married. When I got married our reception was in a hall in the middle of the city...nothing special. Where did you get married or where do you plan to get married? Was/is it anywhere special?
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@deebomb (15317)
• United States
9 Mar 08
I was married at the court house and my youngest son was married at a park. It was on my birthday. They kept it as a surprise. It was a double wedding with a friend of my daughter-in-laws. They had a small reception in the park too. They were dressed in blue jeans and cowboy boots. My son is a working cowboy. The place that your son has chosen sounds beautiful. I'm surprised that they don't have the wedding in the spring when all the trees are in full bloom.
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• United States
10 Mar 08
My son and his fiance love the Fall and that's why they picked that time for their wedding. I've talked to them about doing it in the Spring but they won't even listen to me...lol...
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@deebomb (15317)
• United States
10 Mar 08
I know what you mean kids just don't listen to parents. Why should they have a mind of their? LOL HaHa
@sedel1027 (17851)
• United States
9 Mar 08
We got married at The Foundry which is owned by a local resturant and is in an old ware house http://www.bellalunarestaurant.com/catering_foundry.html We were thinking about getting married in this old castle, but since it is so far away from where we live and we didn't know how bad the weather would be in December, we decided something closer would be better. http://www.louisianacastle.com/
• United States
10 Mar 08
The castle is gorgeous! I'm sure you would have felt like a queen getting married there...I know I would have.
• United States
10 Mar 08
I got married in a church that neither myself or my husband attended... my church was too far away ( a state away) and his church was too small.. so we got married at a church that wasn't even of our denomination! lol! it was close by and it was the perfect size and the preacher (of the church) that did the ceremony was such an awesome minister... even though He had no clue who we were until a month or two before... He went all out to make our day special.. and it was! I have to say, that my wedding day was one of the best memories that I have filed away inside my head. **sending my best wishes to your son and his wife to be! I hope that their union is filled with love and happiness that takes them through eternity plus! :)
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@writersedge (22577)
• United States
10 Mar 08
I got married in a church. The reception was in an Armory. Yup, you read it right, I and my husband's family and our friends all decorated a heavy equipment bay (they took the trucks and jeeps out) for dancing and celebrating. I think anywhere you get married is special because it's where you got married. A farm is expensive to get married at? hmm, interesting
@Ravenladyj (22920)
• United States
10 Mar 08
We got married in Jamaica which to some wouldnt seem like a "special" place but for me personally it held a lot of special meaning due to my biological father and him being from the Islands (long story).. I think one place I'd NEVER get married is in a church..religion has nothing to do with it though..I just feel the standard church type weddings lack personal touch ya know... LOL my brother use to say if he ever got married he'd do it on a volcano and his bride to be had to wear a coconut bra outfit...LOL he's just weird like that ;-)
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@swirlz (3136)
• Philippines
10 Mar 08
I've always dreamt of getting married by the beach at sunset. I find it really romantic. Of course, so as not to ruin the effect, I don't want too many guests. Then the reception would be in a tent by the beach too. That'll be years from now. I don't know if it'll happen since it seems very expensive. If not by the beach, I'll be happy in a garden, or a meadow. A farm is a great idea. Especially during autumn. The colors would be alive, very vivid. Wow, I can just imagine it. Congratulations to your son and daughter-in-law.
• United States
10 Mar 08
We got married at my father in-laws house up by his big pond. It was a great setting. He built an arbor for us to get married under and we covered it in flowers. Had hay bales with a piece of fabric over the top of them to keep from covering people in hay. LOL. Then we went to my dads house to have the reception I would not have changed a thing and did not end up costing an arm and a leg to have a great wedding in a beautiful place.
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@posham (1237)
• Philippines
10 Mar 08
i think it's a lovely idea... It'll be a fresh site and solemn in a way, i think... Right now, i don't have any idea or inkling on marriage but i think the best one will be at the beach.. but not in summer of course.. I want th setting to be mellow,, an hour before sunset so that when the ceremony ends, we can savor the beauty of the setting sun.. wow.. lol..
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@sacmom (14250)
• United States
10 Mar 08
My husband and I got married at the county clerks office downtown. It may have been a lot cheaper than the traditional wedding, but it still had that personal touch. Heck, even the county clerk that performed the ceremony had tears in her eyes. How sweet is that? :) It shouldn't matter where a couple gets married so long as they truly love each other. :)
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@Galena (9120)
10 Mar 08
we're going to get married in several places. unfortunately, in the UK, outdoor weddings, or Pagan weddings are not legally recognised. so we're having our spiritual ceremony, a handfasting, in a stone circle on the moors, followed by the legal ceremony beside an underground lake. it's in an old slate mine, and they got down to the water level,and there's a beautiful cave with an underground lake, that looks absolutely beautiful, all lit up with candles. this place is licensed for civil wedding ceremonies. then we're having the reception at home, where there is a field, trees, and a beautiful view out across the valley. these are the caves http://www.carnglaze.com/
@Galena (9120)
10 Mar 08
hehe. a bit of a long way from the rest of the event. we're getting handfasted at The Hurlers, on Bodmin Moor.
@maddysmommy (16232)
• United States
9 Mar 08
A Kiss - On our wedding day :)
We got married in a small wooden Anglican church on a hill overlooking Porirua Bay/Harbor in a small town in Wellington, NZ. It was beautiful. There were old well kept tombstones on the left side of the church and lots of trees and beautiful flowers. The carpark was down below and you had to walk up to the church. It was just the right size for the amount of people we had there, around 80 in total.
@dragon54u (31628)
• United States
10 Mar 08
That must have been so beautiful, and so fitting! You begin your new life in proximity to those who have ended theirs and lived through love and happiness as well as heartache. I always wanted to be married in or near a cemetery.
• United States
7 Jul 08
We got married in the church I attend and we had the Wedding reception at the University of Notr Dame at one of there halls. It was really nice. We have a very nice day. We got married 11-13-99 and the weather was in the 70's at the start of the wedding.
@msedge (4012)
• United States
7 Jul 08
My hubby is a very simple man so we just have a very simple wedding held at our home.It was good ,we just have few relatives that witnessed the ceremony and we just went to the restaurant after to have dinner.Thats how simple it was but we are happy.I think that the most important.
@JJ4Ever (4696)
• United States
2 Jul 08
I'd love to get married at the beach, but here in Michigan, those are definitely very hard to come by. I'd have to go to one of the Great Lakes more than likely if I were to do that. I don't mind if it's an ocean beach or if it's just a body of water that happens to have a beach as long as it's pretty! I don't think that'll happen, though, because of how far away it would be and all the people that'd be attending. Of course, they always say just go for it when you get married because the bride should have it just the way she wants it! So...I guess I'm undecided right now. My fiance and I got engaged this past Valentine's Day, so we're planning on getting married next summer. He and I both like this really pretty park that's about ten miles from where I live. I always thought it'd be nice to get married there beneath the trees or something pretty like that. They even have a big tent that has windows in it like a mini chapel or something for a reception. It's very nice there, but would probably be expensive. My parents and grandparents both said they'd pay for it, so I guess I have no problems there. I know a girl who got married on a farm in front of a barn, and although I wasn't there for her wedding, it was beautiful by the pictures. I think it's a really nice idea if it fits the budget. Good discussion.
@chrislotz (8200)
• Canada
24 Mar 08
That is very nice, to get married in the nature with all the trees around her. I was married in a church and then we had a reception in a hall, but that was 25 years ago and I am now divorced. My son just got married last year at Christmas time and they got married in a restaurant with a minister present. They rented a room in the restaurant and after they got married we had the smorg from the restaurant and took our plates back the room they rented. Not a room as in a room in a hotel that you sleep in, but a little banquet room just off of the restaurant part. It was very nice and it was just for the immediate family so there were only about 50 of us, but that was big enough. It was very personal.
@kbkbooks (7028)
• Canada
24 Mar 08
My first wedding and several wedding since my own, have taken place on the family farm of my first husband, all outside, mine under maple trees and some out in the pasture under an archway they dubbed the HITCHING POST. The laws in my province supposedly change to disallow outdoor weddings, making only church and courthouse weddings legal, but I have since known couples who were married outdoors. I think a wedding is the couples' preference. If the couple chooses an outdoor or livingroom wedding, I am sure it is a cherished and beautiful memory. A friend of mine was married in another country, in the florist shop, where the florist happened to have a justice of the peace license. It was a really beautiful wedding, too. Talk about having all the flowers you could want.
@Hatley (164171)
• Garden Grove, California
24 Mar 08
we were married in a church but only us and the pastor and the pastor's wife and the organist were there. My parents refused to come as they did not approve of myhusbandwhich was too bad as I was thirty years old not a child and my husband to be was thirty six. but we had a church wedding and a big bouquet of flowers and organ music also we had thirty some years of marriage.I m now a widow for some twelve years.
@cortney09 (1346)
• United States
22 Mar 08
My husband and I got married in the courthouse, in the county that we live in. We went to my sister in laws house after we got married and she had decorated and made us a really nice cake. She had a few snacks there and it was just my niece and nephew, my in laws, and my sister in law. We didn't have any money to do anything more, but what we did was perfect.
@suspenseful (40312)
• Canada
16 Mar 08
We got married by the Marriage Commissioner in Vancouver British Columbia. I felt like I was in one of those Communist weddings in Russia, because all we did was sigh the papers and have witnesses. There is no " do you take this woman,etc'" and no "whom God has joined together let no man split asunder." and "you may kiss the bride." We had a good reception and the wedding supper, but not being married in a church (because the faith I belonged to then did not believe that pastors should perform marriage ceremonies and people should meet at the home instead of at a church building.) It was nothing special.
• Philippines
16 Mar 08
I'm planning to get married in the church inside our university campus.It's sort of a special place because that was where the good things happened during my school years.