Last June, Arancia Scura traveled to Iowa for a wedding weekend celebration at ZJ Farm outside of Iowa City. In 2005, Patricia actually spent her summer at this very farm, enjoying its magical weather and growing delicious vegetables with Kelsey, Farmer Susan, and goats, sheep, pigs, and lots and lots of kittens. Patricia's love for Iowa inspired Kristine to come along on this mid-west trip and while she was skeptical of Patricia's adoration of Eastern Iowa, Kristine quickly fell in love too! The gorgeous nature of the area, the crazy weather (tornado warnings! drenching down pour! lightening! thunder! straight winds!) and the deep love these two brides have for each other made it one of our most memorable and exciting weddings to date. The wedding was featured in Off beat Bride for its interesting ceremony, non-formal format (in a barn, no to cake cutting, yes to dancing and guest participation, yes to walking in wet fields and eating locally sourced delights from ZJ Farm and the Motley Cow, yes to fireflies--Kristine's first!)--see below for links to the Offbeat Bride feature, ZJ Farm and the Motley Cow!
ZJ Farm: http://www.zjfarms.com/ Motley Cow: http://www.motleycowcafe.com/
Offbeat Bride: http://offbeatbride.com/2012/12/iowa-lesbian-farm-wedding