I stopped by the family home in Pfafftown for a walk-through about a month before the wedding. Hanna and her parents put SOOO much work into totally renovating the backyard for Hanna’s wedding! And so when I arrived at the house, they were waiting for the grass to come in. I’m talking straw everywhere, all over the red clay that we Carolinians know so well. But Hanna and her mother both seemed perfectly at peace with the possibility of not having grass at the ceremony site. So ok. If they were fine, no need for me to worry. I kept that image in my head, the ceremony chairs and arbor all set out on a lawn of straw. So you can imagine my amazement when I arrived for the rehearsal and saw the backyard had been transformed into a thick green carpet of grass! My jaw was probably hanging open. I think they were all laughing at my surprise.
Anyway, down to the details now!