“Rose and Ned’s wedding”
My husband may be a little tired of hearing those words because he’s heard nothing else since Rose first told me she was engaged and asked me to photograph her wedding. First, I have a soft spot for redheads and I also knew that Rose has incredible taste and this wedding would be my dream.
I first met Rose when she came to dinner (lunch if you don’t live in the country) at our house. She works for one of the seed companies and another salesman had invited her to eat at our house with him and we were thrilled to have her… that’s just how we roll.
Their wedding took place on Ned’s family farm, Jeter Farm in Bonsack, Virginia.
Everywhere you looked there were sweet, down-home touches.
These cute chalkboards were scattered throughout the barnyard…
And no wedding on a farm is complete without mason jars.
I think this was the closest thing to an official best man.
As you might expect from a girl who works in agriculture, Rose wasn’t about to be cooped up for too long. So as soon as she was dressed, she headed outside – no waiting and worrying at the window for her!
In the most unplanned, drama-free moment I’ve ever witnessed at a wedding, Ned saw his bride for the first time as they met in the middle of the barnyard.
And he simply said, “Well don’t you look pretty.”
I loved it.
It was perfectly them.
This gave us plenty of time to get some great shots before the ceremony.
This house was moved up the hill from the highway many years ago in order to save it from demolition. I loved that we did portraits here.
The ceremony took place in this barn built in 1871.
While the wind and rained roared outside, Rose and Ned exchanged vows and were serenaded by her uncle.
I am so proud to have been a part of this happy day and here is to many, many more happy days for Rose and Ned Jeter…
*Jeter Farm is in its 5th generation of continuous operation in the little community of Bonsack, VA in Botetourt County. It is available for groups, private parties and weddings. You may email to firstname.lastname@example.org