Pretty neutrals, soft creams, and pops of pink set the stage for this rustic wedding at “the farm” nestled in the hills of West Virginia. Emilee and Trevor knew instantly that this was the only place they would want to be married. “The farm” is the groom’s family farm and the couple’s favorite place. It’s their getaway place where they have shared some of their fondest memories. Emilee had a vision in her head of the perfect Church pews to line the barn with that were brought to life by her husband to be and his father. Emilee also had a lot of help from her sister, Ashlee, who handmade the flower girl dresses and ring bearers’ bowties. Congrats to this beautiful couple!
Before the Ring:
Emilee and Trevor met their Junior year of High School. As Emilee sat at the lunch table with her girlfriends picking out which boy they wanted, Emilee “picked” Trevor. That reality came to fruition several months later at the Winter Formal dance, when a friend of Emilee’s pushed them together on the dance floor and made them dance. One dance became two and two became three. A week into their relationship they had developed “the plan” and seven years later that “plan” became a reality.
Every year Trevor’s family takes an annual beach trip. But during this trip to Santa Rosa Beach, Florida in 2011, Trevor had brought along something a little different. An engagement ring. Trevor snuck away and contacted a pilot to fly around an “Emilee, Will You Marry Me?” banner. With the help of his sister Alannah everyone had gathered on the beach awaiting the surprise that Trevor had planned. As the plane towing the banner approached, Trevor got down on one knee and popped the question to Emilee. A speechless Emilee was eventually able to say “Yes!”
Details of the day:
Emilee and Trevor were married on Trevor’s family farm, their special place that they refer to as simply “the farm.” Emilee’s niece Ellee Anna along with three other flower girls and two ring bearers escorted her down the aisle in handmade garments made by the bride’s sister Ashlee. Guests noshed on “southern comfort” food including chicken and waffles and mini crab cakes. The couple chose homemade sangria as their signature drink. The band, City Heat, had the barn rocking and guests danced all night long
Most memorable moment:
After Emilee and Trevor were pronounced Mr. and Mrs. The two of them exited the ceremony and ran off to the farmhouse to wait on the bridal party. Just the two of them, alone, together in that moment was the most memorable part of their day. These two unplanned minutes together were filled the greatest raw emotion of the entire day. They laughed and cried together and savored every moment of their time together.
Advice to future couples:
During wedding planning, Trevor often reminded Emilee that “even if the pinks don’t match, at the end of the day we’ll still be married.” It’s easy to get wrapped up in the planning of the wedding, but the actual wedding day is the quickest 24 hours of your life, and the marriage is forever. They want couples to remember to just take a step back and take it all in. Emilee believes that if you’ve found the person whom God has made for you, then the rest of the process is easy. They believe that the wedding will likely be the best night of your lives, but being married to your best friend is even better. Emilee found a quote in a Southern Weddings magazine which she absolutely loved and would like other couples to read, “Most of all, we believe that planning for a wedding means planning for more than just one day; that there is nothing on this earth more important than family; and that, while details are nice, true love always, always wins.”
Photographer: Ariel Views Photography / Ceremony Venue: The Stone Family Farm / Reception Venue: The Maylon House, Milton, WV / Florist: Perry & Jaymes Florist / Bride’s Dress: Pronovias / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Lauren Conrad / Cake: Liza Hoffman / Catering: Jeffery Frazier of Bon Appetit / Band: City Heat / Videographer: Laidley Media