Darhl and Brenda had their mid October wedding ceremony, with about 60 guests attending, in the sheepshed.
It was a lovely day for a wedding. Along with the floral work Peter and Drew added to the ceremony site we added burlap bows tied to alternating chairs up the aisle
Cocktails between the barn and sheepshed followed - we served our own cider both hot and cold along with cheese trays prepared in advance by the wedding party. Inside the barn we were set to go with ivory on ivory linens.
Michael Hoy was the caterer for this full service meal. We set out one Astica Red and one Astica White per table and dinner was then under way with settings,simple -but elegant in their simplicity, as below
The gift/sign in table was set up as below
Some of Peter and Drews other work included the following
and the bar - ready to go with Pam and John at their service -
Late night included our popcorn and also cheese and crackers supplied by the wedding party. There were still lots of guests to enjy these items as Andy Forgie was the DJ kept eveyone in a celebratory mood - Andy is a perennial favourite because of his ability to mix well excecuted live guitar work with a very broad range of recorded material.
The bar closed at 1230 and the house lights went on at 1 AM leaving everyone with a good impression - as Darhl and Brenda kindly commented - 'everyone has commented on how magical the venue was!'
Thank you Darhl and Brenda - and best wishes from all of us here - John, Pam, Elizabeth, Noreen, Lynne, Kailey and Mark
We had one opporunity to be part of the County House Tour in December 2013. We are fairly certain over 300 people carefully walked through our Inn in sock feet - you would hardly know they were here. It remains a tribute to Lynne, and Drew from Blooms as they transformed virtually every room of Inn. Starting in the main sitting room:
The front hall
Our dining room
The Lilac Suite
The Beach Suite
Our front door
With every room having a touch of Christmas in it we are certainly ready for the holidays just 2 weeks from now - best wishes to you all,
Kailey, Lynne, Mark and our families
We have been here since June of 1980 and every year have welcomed the coming of winter. Yes I know officially it is still 24 days (give or take the exact day when the sun reaches its lowest altitude in the sky at noon)...but we have always celebrated this first snow. It means we are finally in the season of skiing, Christmas, planning more than doing, taking a bit more time to spend time with those people we can't see through our busy seasons (the other 3). The farm looks different. It looks tucked away for the season...which is exactly why I ran about today to share the following photos with whomever might care to look at them.
The Inn is open all winter. This time of year we specialize in small dinner functions with up to 12 people and an executive chef - perhaps a sommelier and jazz guitarist, in our formal dining room. You can contact us anytime about this option.
That first snow really stuck! The barn is open for tours at anytime but please call ahead. You will also find friendly faces at Blooms on West Lake. They are there virtually every day of the week. Right now they are preparing for Christmas with evergreen and ivys and ribbons and such all over their shop.
Its certainly quiet behind the barn today - hardly conducive to cocktails and appetizers!
and the sheepshed is looking festive but perhaps not for a wedding today...
as for the farm pond - which rarely freezes - because the flow of water is just too great - its rimmed with snow - hmm looking a bit like a Spanish Coffee rimmed with sugar...although a tad cooler...and hopefully not as brown...
the pondsite wedding site...brrr the windmill looked cold!
and how did it all look from the viewing stand we have in the pond?
and from Amongst the Pines - set for a few of our 2014 weddings starting in May...
and then walking back from the pond
so with the lights on and the Carriage House ready for visitors at anytime that sort of rounds out a snowy tour of the farm - bring on the snow...we ready for more!
As we head into our 34th winter on the farm - all the best from all of us here at Fields and if you are in the area on December 8th you may want to join the local Christmas House tour - we have been selected to be on the route with Christmas floral work done by Blooms on West Lake of course!