When they first met, Nathan Carter and Shannon Goodson discovered they had something in common -- they'd both grown up on farms. One day, as they were taking a drive through upstate New York, they passed a dairy farm and noticed a sign advertising for a hired hand. Nathan took the job, and Shannon took the bus up to visit him every Friday. Their weekends together followed the slow-paced rhythm of country life. A summer passed, and Nathan started to think about proposing. One Sunday night in October, Nathan cooked Shannon dinner and tuned in to their favorite radio show, which played Big Band standards. When he knelt on the linoleum floor and took the ring out of his pocket, Shannon burst into tears.
Location and Catering: Graves' Mountain Lodge
Officiant: Dr. Tommy L. Palmer, P.O. Box 19, Hood, VA 22723.
Bride's Dress: Megan Pflug and Lily Raskind, 718-418-9658.
Flowers: Virginia Marshall of Branches Floral Design
Rings: Annette Ferdinandson, from TenThousandThings, 212-352-1333.
Invitation Calligraphy: Michael Sull, Lettering Design Group, 913-362-7864.
Invitation Design: Kerin Brooks of Em Space Editions