On April 17, 2010, we had our very first home-town wedding in Middleburg, FL. Amanda and Shane were married at their family farm just up the road from our house. Amanda and Shane both ride horses. So having a carriage in their wedding was just perfect. It was a beautiful wedding with the ceremony set up on a hill overlooking Black Creek. There was a pretty wedding arch wrapped with Sunflowers. Each of their saddles were set to either side of the arch. There were chairs for guests and hay bales for extra guests to sit on in the back.
We picked up Amanda, her bridesmaids and the ring bearer bringing them to the ceremony. After a moving ceremony, the party began with a live band and lots of food. Big Ben, Mike and I offered carriage rides to their guests during the reception as a source of entertainment. It was a very relaxed atmosphere and a lot of fun. Congratulations to both Amanda and Shane on tying the knot. They'd been engaged for eight years.