What a gorgeous day May 21 turned out to be for Patrice & Aaron at Clay Hill Farm. I think everyone that was a part of their wedding day, said a lot of prayers for good weather – after over a week straight of rain. It was like a miracle, the sun finally came shining through the second Patrice and her Dad walked down the aisle.
It was sad and unfortunate that Patrice’s Uncle was unable to travel to Maine for their wedding… and to perform their ceremony, as originally planned, but I was honored they asked me to be their officiant at the last minute.
It was truly a day of so many emotions.. laughter, tears, joy & celebration. Clay Hill Farm was the perfect location for their wedding day – it was a favorite dining spot of theirs.
The grounds were perfectly manicured, the flowers were in bloom, the birds were singing with excitement. Rachel, Jen and all the staff were so accomodating – it was perfect and the food was amazing too! We really look forward to working a lot more at Clay Hill Farm.
From their “Love you Madly” by Cake intro music, to their Ben Harper “By My Side” first dance… to “Only You Can Love Me This Way”, by Keith Urban for their final slow song – every dance was special.
We’ve never seen such great props for the Chicken Dance – it’s a Wiles family tradition at every wedding, so they danced in honor of Patrice’s grandmother (who passed just a year or so ago).
We had the pleasure of working with Suzanne Simmons Photography for the first time & that was a treat. Her enthusiasm and passion were contagious.
Aaron & Patrice’s Dad did a simply unbelievable job with the bird house centerpieces.
It was exciting to hear Clay Hill will hang a birdhouse in the gardens, so Patrice & Aaron can come back to visit and see what beautiful family of birds has taken up residency in the very special home..