A Fall Indiana Wedding
I knew Bekah from my Purdue days. She was a student employee for us when I worked at the Indiana State Poultry Association.
Yep, trivia fact…I have undergraduate and a Master’s degree from Purdue in Agriculture. I love the agricultural world, think farmers don’t get nearly the credit they deserve, and still have some random agricultural ties. However, I’m quite happy spending my days with couples on their wedding days!
Anyway, back to Bekah…after she graduated Purdue, she moved to Nebraska for work. It was there that she met her farmer, Terry. So, how does a farmer from Nebraska get talked into an Indiana wedding right in the middle of harvest?
Both Terry and Bekah are strong fans of their respective teams, and it just so happened that Purdue and Nebraska were playing each other the next day in the tie braking game since their relationship started. So, it only made sense that they were married under the big tree on Bekah’s parents property, the spot where Terry proposed, on a sunny November Friday, just before the Purdue/Nebraska football game.
Their prayers were answered and the miserable snowy day before their wedding day turned into a gorgeous, late fall day for Bekah and Terry’s outdoor wedding. The day following the wedding, they took a bus with their friends and family to watch the football game in West Lafayette. I won’t rub it in how that game turned out…cough, cough…Boiler up!
We loved all of the details in their wedding day from heirloom pieces, like the necklace, that Bekah wore, which she used to play dress up with as a girl…to the nods to their agricultural ties, such as pouring corn from their respective land they grew up on as a symbol of their unity. It was such as wonderful wedding day for Bekah and Terry!
Here are a few samples from their wedding day on the property where Bekah grew up!
How special is the moment that Bekah saw her daddy for the first time on her wedding day in her wedding dress in the backyard of the home she grew up!
…and the moment that Bekah saw her groom for the first time and Terry saw his bride in her wedding dress!
Instead of a unity candle or unity sand, Bekah grew maroon corn in her garden for the jar and Terry poured corn from his multigenerational farm in Nebraska.