An amazing, miraculous transformation took place in our back yard. We had our church as a backup site, but our daughter really, really wanted to get married at Brown Wren Acres.
From Sunday night to the Friday morning before the wedding, we measured 14 inches of rain in our garden rain gauge. My hubs worked everyday, in the rain, to make sure the gardens looked good. We planted potted mums in the areas that had been beaten down by the rain, and put fresh pine straw (the preferred mulch here at The Wren) in all of the gardens.
Here is a photo of Ashley (the bride) and Kat (maid of honor) visiting Hubs in the backyard. He rented a sump pump to pump rainwater into the ditches that line the sides of our property.
Here is what it looked like 48 hours later for the wedding.
This is standing water just off of our deck. We wanted to put the food tables here as this area is right off of the kitchen.
And here is how it looked on the day of the wedding. We added some straw in the damp areas because it would have a lot of foot traffic.
This is the area where the cake table needed to go. I had worked so hard to keep the veggie garden looking nice.
And here it is on the day of the wedding, thanks to Hubs with the sump pump, a bale of straw that covered the ground and God's divine intervention.
(you can't see the dry ground as it was covered with a table, but trust me - it was dry )
Our good friend Amy baked the delicious cake and assembled it on site with the flowers Ashley had picked out. Sheri, another good friend, was head kitchen organizer for the day and official cake cutter. Like I said yesterday, we couldn't have done this without our talented and giving friends.
God was so good to dry up the ground in our yard. Most of our neighbors still have 6 inches of water standing in their yards. And just to remind us that He was in control of the weather that day, this is what the same yard looked like the next day when the rains moved back in.
God is good - all the time.