Gita and Rick’s Hay Shed Farm Wedding

by Monique on September 10, 2012 · 7 comments

Mother Nature didn’t get the memo about Gita and Rick’s open air farm wedding. Instead of blue skies, heavy grey clouds rolled in and looked set to stay! Gita’s dream of an outdoor wedding on her parents’ farm, the same location where Taryn Rahl photographed their gorgeous engagement shoot, had been crushed!

Pretty pastel bouquets

Fortunately Rick spotted a hay-shed and while it may not have been their ‘plan A, ‘ as far as ‘plan B’ venues go, it was a perfect venue for this dreamy farm wedding!

Farm wedding, Port Elizabeth photography by Taryn Rahl

Farm wedding, Port Elizabeth photography by Taryn Rahl

Raining day farm wedding, Port Elizabeth photography by Taryn Rahl

Beautiful bride - Farm wedding, Port Elizabeth photography by Taryn Rahl

Beautiful bride - Farm wedding, Port Elizabeth photography by Taryn Rahl

Beautiful bride and bridesmaids- Farm wedding, Port Elizabeth photography by Taryn Rahl

Beautiful bride - Farm wedding, Port Elizabeth. Photography by Taryn Rahl

Farm wedding in hay shed

Wedding ceremony in hay shed. Beautiful farm wedding

Rustic farm wedding in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Photography by Taryn Rahl

Rustic farm wedding in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Photography by Taryn Rahl

Rustic farm wedding in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Photography by Taryn Rahl

 

Rustic farm wedding in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Photography by Taryn Rahl

Rustic farm wedding in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Photography by Taryn Rahl

Rustic farm wedding in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Photography by Taryn Rahl

Rustic farm wedding in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Photography by Taryn Rahl

{The Wedding Decor}

We didn’t have one wedding colour. While I was planning the wedding I collected photos from blogs that I liked and created a mood board. It was basically a collection of colours that appealed to me and included grey, dusty pink, soft green, lavender, cream and nude. I knew we would have quite spectacular flower arrangements as Rick’s mom is a rose farmer, so I wanted all the colours to come out in the flowers.

{The Wedding}

I think the most memorable part of our wedding was during the lead up to the big day. We received so much support from family and friends who came in droves to help set up.

The weather had gotten progressively worse the week before our wedding. The weather forecast for the day of our wedding was not good! I was getting more and more upset about it because we planned to get married in the open air on my family’s farm just outside of Port Elizabeth.

As the day got closer and the weather worse, I realised that an open-air ceremony was just not going to be possible and I had no plan B! I woke up on the Thursday morning and was in an absolute state about the ceremony. Rick disappeared, which annoyed me as I had hoped he would stay and help me decide what to do. He came back 20 minutes later, after having done laps around the area near the farm house, and said we could get married in my dad’s hayshed. There was still hay in it! But he said it would really make it feel like a real farm wedding – and it did!

Even if the weather had been perfect, I still would have gotten married in hayshed (hay included) because it turned out to be so special. Another really memorable aspect to the days

{Advice for Brides-To-Be}

It is very clichéd advice, but really try not to get too upset about things that you can’t control (i.e. the weather). It will still be an amazing day regardless, but try and have a solid plan B :)

{Photographer} Taryn Rahl {Venue} Family Farm just outside of Port Elizabeth {Food} Aqua Foods aquafoodandcatering@gmail.com {Videographer} Bluke Photography {Make-up Artist} Iris Gomez: irisgomezlo@hotmail.com {Hair} Kace McCloed dylankace@gmail.com {Tent} Marquee Tent Events {Décor} Draping Creations & Ansie {Flowers} Family &  friends

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Liezel Kriel September 12, 2012 at 10:27 am

Wow, I love that ceremony shed photo. Yay for Plan B! Oh and gorgeous bride!

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2 amy September 20, 2012 at 6:42 pm

Beautiful!

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3 Prom Dress October 5, 2012 at 9:11 am

Awesome idea. It’s like that you are in the field. Beautiful wife and handsome husband too.

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4 Carla P September 5, 2013 at 10:07 am

Hi :) What a stunning wedding! The bride looked gorgeous! Do you know where she got her dress from?

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5 Monique September 5, 2013 at 9:50 pm

Hi Carla,

Thanks for popping in. Yes, this wedding is gorgeous – actually it’s one of my favourites because it’s proof that sometimes, when things don’t work according to plan (like rain on a wedding day), they end up being even better than you could have hoped for. Unfortunately Gita did’t share the name of the dress designer. Sorry, I can’t help you there but have a look at the gorgeous dresses by Janita Torien {www.janitatoerien.co.za} Love her work and have featured some of her designs here.

Have a darling weekend,

Monique

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6 Taryn October 19, 2013 at 1:38 am

I am pretty positive that her dress is by Enzoani (dress name Diana or this seasons Hanako) Gorgeous wedding by the way!

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7 Jennifer July 31, 2015 at 10:25 am

I love the venue do u guys hire it out? U can make good money I’m looking for a barn farm wedding but in pe there’s nothing like that

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