One thing I absolutely love about this wedding is that Heather and Wayne met while living in a firehouse together. Such a unique story, and I love that Heather is such a kick-butt woman. As a couple these two spent a lot of their relationship enjoying the outdoors, so it was important to them that this element be a part of their wedding. They were lucky enough to get an amazing fall day and had both their ceremony and reception outside. My favorite pics are the ones with the fire truck. They definitely made their special day all their own. A big thank you to Heather for sharing all the details of their day, and to their photographer Amy Melito for her lovely images.
Even more loveliness…
From the bride…
Wayne and I first met in October 2008 when he moved into the fire station. We had a great friendship that developed over the first 5 months while doing drive time in fire apparatus’ just getting to know one another. It was March 2009 that we officially started to date and our relationship slowly grew stronger. Over the next year and half we enjoyed going fishing, hunting and doing anything outdoors. Then on Christmas Eve in 2010 Wayne took the plunge and asked for my hand in marriage. Of course I said yes.
Once we had confirmed the engagement with our families, it was time to plan. We officially chose October 8, 2011 at Midway Farms in Fayette for everything. Our concept behind the wedding was rustic chic. We knew we wanted our wedding to comfortable and relaxing and also include all the things we love the most, like the great outdoors.
For wedding day attire the groomsmen wore their class “A” firefighter attire, with the exception of one who was Wayne’s friend from high school in a blue tux. The bridesmaids were dressed in strapless olive green dresses with tan cowboy boots. I wore my cowboy boots along with a firefighter garter with the dress. The garter was created by my grandmother who used old firefighter bunker gear.
For each guest we had a mason jar filled with red velvet and cream cheese icing or Italian crème cake and cream cheese icing, wrapped with raffia and attached were wooded thank you tags and small wooden spoons. We found it easier to have the cakes done this way, and I loved this option since for most weddings I never get around to eating the cake.
The event went off great, as we danced throughout the night under the stars and enjoyed the beautiful weather!