Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Incorporating Agriculture in to our Wedding

Adam and I wanted to do something unique that would allow us to show off our agriculture backgrounds during our wedding. We were thinking about this a few months before the big day, and Adam had the idea for us to ride away from the church in the Case IH Quadtrac tractor. I thought about it for a little bit. I liked the idea, although I didn't know how I was going to hoist myself up a seven-foot ladder to climb into the cab of a giant tractor while wearing a huge wedding dress and heels.

The idea grew on me as we got closer to the wedding. I agreed to the proposition and decided it would be the perfect way to celebrate the union of our farm families. Then I thought, why do we get to be the only ones who ride away in a tractor? Why can't each bridesmaid and groomsman drive off in a tractor too? Adam thought this was an awesome idea and was all for it.

A few days before the wedding Adam, his dad, and Adam’s cousin, Shawn, washed and waxed all the tractors. This was quite a chore considering how big and how dirty some of the tractors were! The guys got all six of the red tractors looking their best for the big day. Adam’s sisters made a "Just Married" sign and attached it to the rear window of the Quadtrac.

On the day of the wedding, the tractors were parked near the church in a semi-circle. The wedding party, and the fathers of the bride and groom took pictures with the tractors before the ceremony. During the ceremony, Adam and I recited our vows, kissed, and the priest pronounced us Mr. and Mrs. Navinskey!

While all this was taking place, a few farmers from the community brought the tractors over to the church. The farmers left the tractors running for the wedding party to make their getaway. The church doors opened as the guests were leaving, and in the driveway sat six Case IH tractors. They were so surprised to see this display of farm equipment! The bridesmaids and groomsmen climbed into their respective tractors, and we made our way down the road. Now that’s what I call making an exit!

The girls showing off their boots.

The bride and groom.

The guys in the soybean field Adam planted.

The bride and groom with their dads.

The wedding party

The wedding party with all the tractors.
The church where we were married is in the background.

The tractor models are International Harvester 350.
Our neighbors had this on display for us in their yard.
It was so thoughtful and awesome!
Photos courtesy of Erica May Photography
If you'd like to see more photos of our wedding visit Erica's blog.


  1. Thanks Brandi! The FroBuzz wedding was amazing and beautiful too!

  2. Now that is what I call a wedding! =) Great ideas!
    Those are all AMAZING pictures! I love them all! The sky was sooo perfect looking too! What a beautiful day. The cowgirl boots idea is wonderful... I really like that! =) Sounds like a faboulous wedding! =)
    I'm a new follower... I look forward to reading your blog!

  3. Welcome to Born to Pharm!! It is always wonderful to have new followers!

    Thank you for all of the compliments about the post! It was a PERFECT day for July, and the sky was truly amazing.


  4. This is such a fun wedding story! I'm featuring you today at my Valentine Love Story linky party. Hugs,

  5. This was just wonderful! How much love and fun!

  6. Love, love, love. Love the setting, love the natural simplicity, love all the love you can see in every single picture. Thank you for sharing at BettyJean's link party.


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