Intimate Backyard Fall Equinox Wedding

In 2013 I was working on my farm when out of nowhere I heard someone say “Hey! What are doing over there?”. I looked up from my weeding and to my pleasant surprise, there was a handsome, bearded man! He offered to help for the day and after the work was done, he took me for a hike in the woods where he grew up. Jon grew up in Blackburn Hamlet and was out for a walk in the greenbelt, he had heard a CBC piece about the new farm there and was curious to check it out. After that first day, Jon returned as a regular volunteer (he was on the dole at the time), and the rest is history! We spent the next 3 years farming together in Ottawa and then Southern Ontario, at which time we found and purchased our dream farm, here in the Pontiac! To bring the story full circle, it was last July while weeding and feeling good about our decision to farm on our own that Jon turned to me and was just like “Hey, if this year isn’t too fucked up, wanna maybe get married next year?”.  And that was that. He pulled out a long Quackgrass rhizome (the bane of our existence), and fashioned it into a ring. He was obviously already down on one knee (two, actually). I said yes. – Randi

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We want the day to reflect and represent our life as small scale, organic farmers. The decoration and design will be simple but created with care using mostly natural elements grown on our farm, our friends farms and using second hand materials. Also, we are trying to avoid any excess consumption of throw-away and plastic products in the decoration process, and will be opting for natural materials such as glass, wood, living plants, and cloth napkins (we will also be making use of what we already have on hand, such as sap buckets for flower arranging, and barrels for high top tables). Almost everything (including the farm tables) will be made by hand. Our main focus of the day (other than the obvious), is to highlight the awesome work that so many of our friends are doing in local agriculture and other small business. – Randi

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Second Photographer Casey Snyder design, Venue Ferme Pleine Lune , Flowers Talk Tivoli , Floral crown Homebody Floral + Creative Co. , Invitation Art Robin Clugston Art & Illustration , Meat Press , Älska Farm , Patisserie La Toque , Le Bar a SavonDominion City Brewing Company , Konzelmann estates , Rings Amanda Brittin Rustic Hand-Foreged Jewelry

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Thank you Randi and John for sharing your special day with us other than the social aspect we felt like we were there from beginning to end Congratulations loads of love Uncle Al and Aunt Elaine ??

Uncle Lorne and Aunt Bonnie

It was a beautiful day from beginning to end—for a very beautiful Bride and her new Husband—thank you for letting us share it with you—We love you lots and lots—have an AMAZING LIFE TOGETHER——-

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