Here are some of the highlights from Kevin & Andrea’s John P. Furber Farm wedding on September 16th.
Andrea is the daughter of our best man, Bob and his wife Laurie. All along, Andrea insisted that Joannie & I attend her wedding as guests and not as her wedding photographers as we were for her brother Buddy & his wife Diana‘s wedding about a year ago.
Well, life sometimes can throw you a curveball. The night before their wedding, I received a phone call from Andrea. Her photographer was in the hospital and not going to be able to photograph her wedding, could I please be their wedding photographer? Well, of course, I said yes! I’m just glad she didn’t ask me to be her florist! 🙂
Since we didn’t know about this for more than about 18 hours ahead of time, Joannie was at her day job on that Friday and not able to arrive until wedding time. No problem, I’m very capable of “flying solo” as a wedding photographer. I wanted Joannie to have fun like Andrea intended, so I took on all of the photography duties and let her enjoy being a wedding guest.
This was my first John P. Furber Farm wedding and I enjoyed walking around the grounds and checking out the cool barn on the property. It’s a very nice rustic wedding venue to be sure.
For me, Kevin & Andrea’s John P. Furber Farm wedding day began with the photos of all decor that they had in the barn and all around the ceremony site. Then I captured images of Andrea and the girls getting ready up in the loft and also images of the boys getting ready in the lower level.
Some of Andrea’s prepping images included several of the wedding veils that the grandmothers and moms had worn at their weddings in the past. They were set amongst their formal wedding portraits on the cute sofa right there in the loft.
The Wedding Ceremony
Kevin & Andrea’s John P. Furber Farm wedding ceremony was up next and it was presided over by Kevin’s dad. It was a very nice wedding ceremony with personal stories with a little bit of humor tossed in there on this bright, sunny Friday in Cottage Grove, MN.
After the wedding ceremony, Kevin and Andrea greeted their guests in a receiving line and shortly thereafter, I photographed the families and the wedding party on the shady hillside right by the ceremony site.
The wedding reception, dinner, and dance were a blast as we all helped the newlyweds celebrate the night away! I ended my photography coverage with some images of several generations of family wedding rings along with Andrea’s bouquet in the background.
The final image was “light painted” of the moonrise in the trees over the dirt road leading into John P. Furber Farm. We got that image done just before a rainstorm came through the area.
Kevin and Andrea, thank you for not hesitating to ask me to fill in for you on your wedding day. I didn’t mind working at your wedding and I’m very happy that I could help you out. Enjoy your wedding photographs!