Adam and Carissa
Their farm in Larkspur, Colorado
June 5, 2010
Carissa and Adam got married yesterday with a backyard celebration at the farm where they live and work. This farm raises greens that are sold to local restaurants, which was fascinating to me and the guests. The farm is also home to chickens, goats, dogs, and a very cuddly cat.It’s a ton of work to host your own wedding, and Carissa and Adam worked for months to prepare for it. They grew their own salad greens, made their own cupcakes, grew herbs as party favors, and even made several types of beer. The final result was a creative and fun wedding that perfectly reflected their personalities. I love a wedding with so many personal touches. Congratulations, Carissa and Adam!
Watering the greens in the hot house
The lilacs were in full bloom, making everything smell beautiful.
Potted flowers were the perfect choice for their centerpieces.
They grew dozens of potted herbs to give away as wedding favors.
Carissa wore a knee-length wedding dress — adorable!
I love it when brides get ready at home, and I can include their own decor in the photos, like this painting of Adam’s.
Getting her hair done
Carissa is a baker who made all the cupcakes for the wedding. After she was dressed for the wedding, she put on this floral apron and finished icing them. She looked like something out of a 1950s Good Housekeeping. Cute!
I’m glad she made so many cupcakes, because the vast quantity made me feel less guilty about eating four of them. They were seriously divine. If any of you are looking to hire someone to make cupcakes, Carissa is your woman.
A wave for Adam before walking down the aisle.
Just as they started to walk into the ceremony, Carissa’s dad needed to stop for a moment.
A hug after the first kiss
Sam adores her humans, and she followed us around during the portraits.
Inside the hot house with the greens that Adam raises
The reception took place in a tent on the farm.
They served all sorts of homemade food and drink, including home-grown lettuce and beer than Adam had made.
Of course Carissa’s cupcakes were a huge hit.
Dancing with her father
Making friends with the goats
This goat decided to eat this little girl’s dress. She didn’t seem to mind.
It wasn’t clear to me whether the chicken forgave her, even after she apologized.
A fierce thunderstorm moved right overhead.