Saturday was a crisp Fall day at Valley View Farm. I drove up to see the horses in the pasture grazing on the grass, a green vintage truck parked outside, fire pits at the ready, and people inside the post and beam barn hustling to get all of the details in place. Everything looked like it was coming together for an incredible celebration for Hallie and Drew and this was all just the start!
As the day went on it was clear that this wedding was all about family. It was about these two families coming together for Hallie and Drew and it was about Hallie and Drew starting their own family.. being each others person in that ‘official sort of way’. Family made this wedding. Very literally actually.. as they were married by Hallie’s father’s cousin as another cousin played the music during the ceremony. Big Green Truck Pizza, Hallie’s father’s company, made delicious and unique pizzas for their reception. If you haven’t had mashed potato and bacon on pizza, you really need to! Both Hallie and Drew wore family heirlooms. The reception included numerous heartfelt toasts from both families, as well as some truly original traditions. There was a telephone skit that included shoes volunteered from another guest as the ‘telephones’ and a funny and highly creative song set to the music of ‘Hallelujah” and song by a whole group piled around the microphone. On top of all of that, there was so much love. Hugs, tears, smiles, dancing, and cheers. It was a really unforgettable day. It was exactly the kind of day these two deserved. And even when I left, I got the feeling that there was still so much fun left to be had!
Wedding Ceremony and Reception at Valley View Farm in Haydenville, MA
Photography by Michelle Girard
Floral Arrangements and Coordination by Tanya Costigan Events
Stationary by Minted
Catering by Big Green Truck Pizza and Hillside Catering
Hair and Makeup by Beauty Mark Salon
Wedding Gown by Carolina Herrera from L'Elite
Bridal Shoes by Angela Nuran
Bridal hair piece and Earrings by Camilla Christine Bridal
Bridesmaids Dresses from Azazie
Engagement Ring from Del Prisco