By Lisa: It was picture perfect country day for third generation farmer Jake Tynon and new bride Ashley Vogel to start their new life together. With over 200 friends and family gathered at Rosie’s Cabin outside of Fort Scott, Kansas, Jake and Ashley pledged their vows of love. The ceremony was officiated by Pastor Ryan Kaplin and Millie's Event Designs; www.millieseventdesigns.com was there to coordinate all the festivities.
|Ceremony at Rosie's Cabin|
The ceremonial pergola beside the pond was decorated with white hydrangeas and nosegay white roses accented with baby’s breath and surrounded with dark green foliage. These were designed by local florist; Savannah Flory; www.tlcgc.com. On this beautiful afternoon in October, Ashley and Jake shared their vows as guests gathered around on hay bales or on the wide porch of Rosie’s cabin to watch. The guests stood and applauded as Pastor Kaplin announced the couple for the first time as “Mr. and Mrs. Jake Tynon”
|Mr. and Mrs. Jake Tynon|
As the new couple and bridal party retreated to the pastures for pictures, the guests were treated to a country style cocktail hour with beer, wine and all kinds of homemade cookies. At exactly 5:20pm, after a blessing by Pastor Kaplin, the guests made their way into the reception hall for the buffet style dinner. The menu consisted of tender smoked BBQ brisket, al dente green beans and lots of home grown “sweet” corn with rolls and butter. Constantly updated pictures of the wedding streamed across a big screen in the corner to make sure no one missed a moment of the event.
After the guests had been served, it was time to introduce the couple and their wedding party to the reception hall. As the guests watched, the new couple cut their four-tiered wedding cake and made an intimate toast to one another. They then shared their first dance together as husband and wife.
After the couple and the wedding party had eaten, it was time to kick the festivities into high gear. Father of the bride, Edgar Vogel gave a sentimental speech and toasted the new couple with chilled champagne that had been served to all guest tables. This was followed by a dance with his daughter to “I Loved her First” by Heartland. Next, Jake took the floor with his mom to the song “A Mother’s Song” by T. Carter music.
|Cake and Champagne Toast|
Next, the guests were invited to the dance floor and to indulge themselves on wedding cake or a chocolate groom’s cake. The dancing was broken up only to allow for the single ladies in attendance to vie for the traditional bridal bouquet toss. The single gentlemen all vied for the bride’s garter tossed by the groom. All then danced into the starry country night in celebration of Jake and Ashley.
When you’ve found your sweetheart of a lifetime, be sure to contact Millie’s Event Designs; www.millieseventdesigns.com to coordinate all of Your wedding and reception related festivities. We strive to make your day picture perfect in every way!