bride and groom posing under a pink sky and rainbow

“All our guests can talk about is how beautiful the venue was, how fun the games were and how AMAZING the food was!”

Petra and Jordan’s wedding was surrounded by family, friends and pink skies! The day was full of emotion, changing weather patterns and so much love.

Over the years I have never seen a display of skies quite like this. Amazing pink skies, rainbows and storm clouds adorned the horizon making their wedding day truly magical. It was truly spectacular. Read below as they share their experiences of having an outdoor wedding, and be sure to scroll to the end to see the amazing storm clouds and creamy pink skies in August.


outside of a little white cottage with a blue door, the wedding dress hanging off the door
white wedding dress hanging on a blush pink door with flowers sitting on a white chair
dark moody flower bouquet on a white chair sitting in front of a blush pink door
WHAT ARE SOME TIPS OR THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND WHILE PLANNING AN OUTDOOR WEDDING?

Make sure the venue has an alternate location indoors in case of rain!
Also, invest in some clear umbrellas for your wedding party in case it rains. – remember rain is good luck and overcast makes for amazing photos!

white cottage with a blush pink door where two girls are hugging
bride putting on her lipstick in a white mirror
four bridesmaids wearing burgundy dresses getting a first look at the bride
four bridesmaids wearing dark red dresses surrounding the bride
bride standing in a all white cottage
four bridesmaids wearing red dresses giving the bride a group hug

WAS THERE A VISION YOU WERE WORKING TOWARDS FOR THE BIG DAY?

We didn’t want a super cookie-cutter formal wedding. We wanted all of our friends and family to enjoy each other’s company and socialize. The games at our venue set the mood perfectly!

bride standing in front of a blush pink door holding her red and moody flowers
black and white photo of the bride with her hand over her heart
long rows of wood tables with dark wood cross back chairs
outside of clear tent with two wood pallets for seating charts and photos
long wood tables with a white lace runner, greenery and red napkins on the plates
clear tent with wood tables in long rows with lace runners

WHAT WERE SOME OF YOUR FAVOURITE MOMENTS OF THE DAY?

Watching all my guests arriving at our venue in awe of how beautiful it was. I was hiding in the bridal cottage so it was amazing to see their real reaction.  Our photographers had so much fun they decided to hang out and enjoy the party after photos and it was so fun! We actually did have rain on our wedding day, and I loved being able to get some intimate shots in the rain while the sun was setting and pink skies appeared. Finally, no one stopped dancing the entire night! Our DJ did such an amazing job the dance floor was full right to the end. 

back of groomsmen talking down a tree path
groom being walked down the aisle by his mom

DO YOU HAVE ONE SPECIFIC MEMORY THAT YOU WILL CHERISH AS A COUPLE?

My father passed away 3 weeks before my wedding. As soon as we finished our vows we saw a rainbow in the background, it really made us feel that my dad was still there with us. 

prairie ceremony space with cows in the background and bridesmaids walking down the aisle
bride walking down a flower path with her grandma
dark clouds loom over prairie ceremony space with cows in the background
groom at the ceremony looking fondly at his bride, two groomsmen stand behind him
dark storm clouds loom over field ceremony space, large wine barrels sit at the end of the aisle
bride and groom at their ceremony standing under a wood arbor
bride and groom kissing under a white linen arbor
bride and groom kissing under a arbor decorated with white linen while flowers petals float around them
outdoor ceremony space with a decorated arbor

WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO COUPLES IN THE PLANNING PROCESS?

Don’t sweat the small stuff. Leading up to the wedding I was focused on every little detail but when the big day came I was only focused on my husband. I completely forgot to do a bouquet toss, some of the candles burnt out during the rain and my dress was covered in leaves and dirt by the end of the night. No one cared by that point. They were all just having such a great time enjoying each other’s company and celebrating our day. 

burgundy bridesmaid dresses and bride standing in a sunflower field
four burgundy bridesmaid dresses and bride standing in a sunflower field
bridal party photos, bride and groom in the middle. girls in red dresses and boys in leather suspenders and gray pants
groomsmen and groom standing in a garden wearing white shirts, leather suspenders and grey pants pulling at the grooms clothes
bridal party, girls in red dresses and boys in leather suspenders and gray pants
groomsmen and groom standing in a garden wearing white shirts, leather suspenders and grey pants

IS THERE SOMETHING ABOUT YOUR WEDDING PEOPLE KEEP TALKING ABOUT?


They keep talking about our venue actually (nothing about my husband and I – ugh haha. All our guests can talk about is how beautiful the venue was, how fun the games were and how AMAZING the food was!

bride and groom standing in a flower field full of sunflowers, poppies and bachelor buttons
bride and groom standing in a field with big blue sky behind them
bride and groom standing in a flower field full of sunflowers, poppies and bachelor buttons
bride and groom standing in a field with big blue sky behind them
bride and groom kissing in a sunflower field with sunflowers on either side
bride and groom almost kissing standing in an open prairie field
bride and groom standing around a garden of flowers
bride and groom closeup standing cheek to cheek in a prairie field
bride sitting in a open prairie field while her veil blows in the wind
black and white photo of couple under the brides veil
bride and groom sitting in a open prairie field surrounded by lush green grass

IS THERE ANYTHING YOU WISH YOU WOULD HAVE THOUGHT OF?

I wish I had a bustle put on my dress. Especially with an outdoor wedding, it was difficult having my train drag on the ground.

four guys playing corn hole at an outdoor venue

I also wish we had done a first look BEFORE the ceremony. Seeing my husband’s reaction at the end of the aisle was amazing, but as soon as you say I do you are swept away for photos with your family and wedding party. A first look would before the ceremony would have allowed us time alone to enjoy before we were surrounded by friends and family. 

two guys playing corn toss at a wedding
place setting with a white plate, burgundy decor and little name tags
bride and groom walking into the reception space for their grand entrance
two men dressed up in womens costumes for a wedding surrounded by guests in a clear wedding tent
black and white photo of bridal party laughing during speeches
bride and groom cutting their cake in a clear tent

WHAT DID YOU LOVE ABOUT HAVING YOUR WEDDING AT THE GATHERED FARM?

EVERYTHING – they literally think of everything you could possibly need. The food options are absolutely amazing and they had something for every budget. The lawn games and decor options are amazing add-ons that most other venues would charge for, and the staff are absolutely amazing! I mean our bartender actually gave one of our guests a pair of his own dress pants when he ripped his while tearing up the dance floor. 😂I cannot say enough amazing things about The Gathered!

bride and grooms first dance, bride has a low back dress groom in a white shirt and grey pants
bride and grooms first dance in a clear tent with black globe lights and chandeliers
bride and grooms first dance, bride has a low back dress surrounded by their guests
bride and groom standing in a field with storm clouds
bride and groom kissing in a field with dark clouds
bride and groom dancing in a field with dark clouds and a low sunset
bride and groom kissing in a prairie field and dark clouds looming
bride and groom twirling in a field with dark cloudy skies
closeup of bride with dark hair blowing over her face with pink skies and globe lights in the background
bride and groom standing under a pink sky with a rainbow
bride and groom posing under a pink sky and rainbow
bride and groom kissing under globe lights with a pink sky and rainbow in the background

Photographer: Sophia Ritz Photography

Makeup: Emily Joy Beauty

Hair: Hair by Keltie


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girl with a basket bag of sunflowers on her back wearing a summer straw hat with the words hey there off to the side

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