This wedding was different from all the others I attended because—aside from the bride’s family ranch/farm location at Weiser Family Farms— it was my son’s wedding.
Here’s a few ranch wedding do’s.
- Wear flat shoes ( or cowboy boots) for walking in the uneven fields
- bring sunglasses
- bring wrap/shawl ( or man with jacket) for cooler evening temperature
- be prepared to dance to rock-a -billy
- toss unused or warm drinks into the field behind you
- appreciate the sunset
- gaze up the magnificent stars above
- don’t get so drunk your “short cut” through the fields ends in the next county
- have enough amps for the all the power you’ll need ( band, food, lighting, sound system)
- go for a ride around the farm on the bicycle bus
- if you’re mom to the groom, bring a hanky
- (advice from sibs) don’t look at mom when she’s crying or you will start to cry
- don’t do anything behind the barn you wouldn’t want the guests to know about
Thanks to impeccable planning, first class LA chefs, a live band, and all the little extras that went into the ceremony and reception, the wedding was both a visual, gastronomic, and emotional delight.