Alexa and Chad, Our star – crossed wedding couple, had a confusing journey to their wedding day on 7-18-20.
They were first scheduled to get married in North Carolina. Covid-19 squashed those plans and a Pittsburgh, Pa wedding was then quickly arranged. On 7-3-20, Allegheny County imposed more new “rules”- and our wedding couple had had enough at that point. They quickly sought an out of state location for their wedding. In less then 2 weeks, the Brookside Farm Barn in Louisville, Ohio was secured, Vendors switched gears, a new caterer and baker was secured and we were having a wedding in Ohio!!
You first enter Brookside Farm thru a covered bridge (cool – right?), arriving at a fully renovated and air conditioned Barn. Across the parking lot is another building that serves as the chapel. Beautiful grounds all around the barn and farm will make for awesome pictures.
Alexa and her 8 bridesmaids all wore white dresses and carried all white roses bouquets. The gentlemen wore shirts, bow ties and leather suspenders! (Very cool).
Simple floating candles centerpieces decorated half of the guest tables while tall tropical centerpieces decorated the alternating tables. (The candles were battery operated, in compliance with the Farms rules). Mercury glass candleholders also adorned the guest tables, with seating approximately 6 people per table. Our Pittsburgh Cookie Table made its way to Ohio also. Cookies were pre-boxed & placed at each guest plate on the table.
On the way up and back we saw lots of fields of corn, beans and tomatoes…… and healthy looking horses. Social distancing was practiced and masks were worn. In spite of this these “rules” a great time was had by all!
Congratulations Alexa and Chad! May your ensuing years together be less stressful than these past 4 weeks have been. Thank you for allowing Parkway Florist to be part of your special day!