Thursday, September 24, 2009

Congratulations Cory and Erika!

This wedding took place at the site of the Mayo Stone Barn, a historic rustic edifice that once belonged to one of the Mayo brothers.
We decided to try to navigate with our GPS module and found it very useful until we were notified that we had arrived at our destination surrounded as far as the eye could see by cornfields. We knew we were supposed to be out in the country; after all the building is called a stone barn. But a barn that weddings are held in must be somewhat elegant and conventional so we didn't turn at the nearest field entrance and start driving through the cornfields. :) A few hundred yards later we found our real "destination"... a lovely group of antiquated limestone buildings shaded by mature maple trees all surrounding a welcoming barn as elegant as it is rustic and tastefully decorated for the festive occasion!
Cory and Erika were married on the lawn and held a reception in the barn. Once again we played "Wedding Dance" for reccesional and some more celtic sounding tunes for prelude and postlude. As a side note, we do not specify outdoor weddings on a booking application but somehow that seems to be the most desirable location for wedding ceremonies this year! :)

During the ceremony, the bride and groom poured glasses of sand in a larger vase instead of lighting a unity candle. We played the traditional Irish hymn, "Be Thou My Vision" as background music.

The picture below is an example of the limestone buildings and walls...

Garrison uses these brief moments of solitude before the prelude begins to practice his operatic vocal abilities... No, not really. Actually I think he is...

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