A simple, Appalachian wedding in early spring, taking advantage of Pennsylvania's Quaker-inspired self-uniting marriage license (see vianegativa.us/2018/04/self-uniting-marriage-vows/ )
Cinematography by Rachel Rawlins and Heidi Suydam with additional photographs by Heidi and Morgan Suydam. Music by Aaron Copland and Joseph Brackett, composer of the Shaker song that Copland included in the most famous portion of his ballet about a newly married couple in the wilds of western Pennsylvania. Since many people unfortunately know this tune only in its bastardized form (as the faux-Celtic "Lord of the Dance"), I want to quote the original lyrics:
'Tis the gift to be simple, 'tis the gift to be free
'Tis the gift to come down where we ought to be,
And when we find ourselves in the place just right,
'Twill be in the valley of love and delight.
When true simplicity is gained,
To bow and to bend we shan't be ashamed,
To turn, turn will be our delight,
Till by turning, turning we come 'round right.
A porcupine did indeed follow us part-way up the hill to the ceremony, and when we returned to the spot a few days later, it was clear why: s/he was feeding on one of the trees in the grove.