Where has the winter gone? Spring is almost here and it makes us want to be in the yard We have been taking advantage of the great weather. We are working on a new garden area that we are calling The Knight Garden - can’t wait for you to see.
With all of the winter projects we have been working on we need to apologize for not keeping our blog up to date. We have two weddings from last year we need to tell you about. This is the first one. Christina and Sam - October 30, 2010
Christina and Sam were marred at the farm on Oct 30 in the pecan orchard. We have said fall is our favorite time of year. The way all the elements of this wedding came together made it one of our favorites. Christine was a stunning bride and Sam was a handsome groom. Sam is proudly serving our country and was away a lot during the planning of the wedding but Christina made it happen.
It was obvious to us that Sam and Christina held the keys to each other’s hearts. We had been collecting some antique keys and thought this was the perfect time to use them - on his boutonniere, her bouquet and tucked here and there throughout the reception.
Our design team knocked this one out of the park, from the chandeliers, wheat, pumpkins, keys and quilts. Thanks to Sue and Samantha! You helped make Christina’s vision come to life. It was Halloween weekend and Christine made sure the kids were not left out. We loved her best wishes box and fall colored cards.
DJ Tiger Smith did a great job keeping everyone dancing. Jessica and Amy, two of Pineola’s coordinating and directing team made the day run so smooth, as always. Katerings by Kelly did a great job as always. Kelly’s food is great… and her presentation is superb. Kelly also baked the wedding cakes.
We love the way Jenny Evelyn Photography captured the love that Sam and Christina have for each other. Jenny always amazes us how how she captures the majic of the day.
We loved working with Sam and Christina and feel so grateful they chose us to be a part of their perfect day.
It was a sad Tuesday when we woke to find our old buff rooster dead in his coup. We loved that rooster and we are sure he loved us, and anybody else with a camera... One of our nieces named him Mr. Cluck - Whenever kids would come near the pen, he would do his funny little dance for them - He was sure that would get some cracked pecans for his girls. He would always let them eat first...He may have been one of the most photographed chickens in Georgia. We sometimes thought more pictures were taken of him than the bride and groom at some of our weddings. We always tried to feed him some cracked corn just before a wedding to prevent him from overpowering the "I Do's" with his famous crowing. He was a great protector of his flock - he once was badly injured while fighting off a wild dog who was attacking his hens. He was able to scare off many hawks over the years. He had a good life at Pineola and he brought a lot of happiness to us and everyone who knew him.
The weather was perfect for Heather and Josh's wedding. Heather chose Pineola's design team to create her perfect fall southern wedding theme. Heather's bridesmaids dresses were a rich persimmon - the color which we used as the basis for the color palate. Some of our favorite details were incorporated into the theme - Blue mason jars and cotton - we even incorporated cotton into the boutonnieres. Dusty miller, safflower, kangaroo paws and safari sunset were used in the arrangements and bouquets for great color and textures. The couple had M & M's custom printed with their names and wedding date which were given as favors. Their guest book was a matted engagement photo. As always, Lisa Mae Cakes delivered a great wedding cake which was displayed on an old farm table. Thanks to Two Chics Photography for capturing all of the great moments of the day and sharing some of the early views with us.
The guests were treated to a reception in the cotton barn - when the couple made their exit the guest sent them off to the glow of wedding sparklers. Heather was beautiful and really did look like a princess.
Thanks Heather and Josh for choosing Pineola for your wedding day!