We're Lauren and Jem
We moved from the big city to live our our dream of farming the land . We grow organic food and fresh cut flowers on our historic Indiana homestead, which also will also serve as a beautiful & unique venue for weddings & events, starting in 2021. Our mission is to live intentionally while honoring the land and serving the local community.
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Ever since I first stepped foot on our farm when I was about 5 or 6 years old, I’ve felt a certain kind of magic. Maybe it’s because of all the history of the farm, or maybe it’s just the tucked away beauty. And I’ve always told people about it, even before I lived here, and wanted others to feel it too. As soon as Tabitha and Chris came to a showing of our place when considering a venue for their wedding, I could feel them fall in love with the space. And more than that, I could see how deeply in love they were with each other, and how genuine and caring they both were.
Tabitha and Chris also have the best group of family and friends. They had their rehearsal dinner out here the night before the big day, and Chris’s best man grilled kabobs and corn for everyone. Anytime a job needed to be done – chairs moved, something grabbed from a car, there would be a dozen kids volunteering to help out. Over the weekend, they really started to feel like our family and friends.
Tabitha was so laid back, and just wanted to have fun with some wildflower colors and textures. Her dress was lace and very bohemian, and their colors were pinks, blues, nudes and creams. She loved sunflowers, and we made sure she got sunflowers!
The arbor pieces for the corn crib ceremony space were my favorite. While Jamie and I were working on them, we both agreed that they were missing something. I had been snacking on the wild raspberry bushes growing along our old fence row, and I had been admiring how the branches arched and vines gracefully. “What if we added some raspberries?” I asked. They made the pieces complete, and added a nod to the season and time that will forever mark their anniversary.
We had been worried all week about rain on the day of the wedding. A tent had been rented at the last minute in case of the downpour that was being predicted. And while the whole day leading up to their nuptials was cloudy, and storms seemed to be blowing past all around us, not a drop of rain fell on their day out at the farm. It was the sign of answered prayers.
Dinner was catered by Steve Foht of Boondock’s, and after guests enjoyed delicious BBQ, the dancing began! It was a clear & perfect Indiana night for fun under the stars, a fire, and yard games.