From the father
of the bride..."Thank you so much
for all that you and your family did
for my daughter's wedding. Your home
is beautiful, the gardens are
wonderful, the food was fantastic
and the hospitality super.
Everyone had a wonderful time and
continue to remark how fun it all
bride..."Thank you seems so little
to say as i look back at all you did
to help make our wedding so
gloriously perfect. From the
beginning I know I bombarded you
with questions, and you always
promptly and so kindly responded
with all the information i needed.
When the day actually finally
arrived, you made us all feel right
at home and that immediately set my
mind at ease. I needed that!
I can't believe all the support and
help you gave us all along the way,
and then helped us bring everything
together in the end. Your
vision and guidance was unbelievably
helpful. I have helped friends
at their weddings, and never have I
experienced such caring and
thoughtful individuals as you and
your family and staff. We feel
so blessed to have found you and
will always remember you and your
beautiful farm. We hope to
visit again in the future and watch
our tree grow!..."
From the couple..."Everything was so
fantastic! What a dream come
true for all of us. It was so
unbelievable as everything came
together. I will admit that my
parents were especially concerned
about a 'farm odor' when we told
them we were getting married at a
farm. They were so pleasantly
surprised that not only was there no
offensive odor whatsoever, the
wonderful fragrance of sweet
smelling flowers and herbs filled
the air and embraced us! I
know everyone at Khimaira Farm
worked so hard to help us, and we
will be forever grateful to all of
you. What an amazing start to
our new life together!"
the couple...We wanted to say thank
you for how wonderful you were to
work with throughout the planning of
our wedding. We both feel we
couldn't have picked a more
beautiful venue than Khimaira Farm
and really appreciate all the
advice, decorations, and
helpfulness. . . . it is just
perfect for the family-oriented,
relaxed evening we wanted to have.
We received so many compliments on
the venue from our guests. . . . You
were such wonderful, gracious people
to work with and helped make our
wedding such an enjoyable, memorable
evening for everyone.
From the parents of the groom...The
wedding pictures were awesome.
What a really nice surprise!
You folks are the best and I can't
tell you how much I liked working
with you and Leith. Many
thanks for realizing what an
important time this is in a family's
life and doing all you can to ease
tension, and make things relaxed and
fun. You are simply the best!
Our friends have continued to
mention how much they enjoyed the
venue of Khimaira Farms. I
like your way of doing business.
You do what you say you will do, but
you give a baker's dozen . . . more
than we bargained for. It is
just so special and so rare. Our
From the couple:
We realized today that almost 5
months ago to the day, we were
married on your farm. It was
one of the most wonderful,
memorable, beautiful days of our
lives! Everything was more
perfect than I ever could have
hoped for. Even the last
minute details (my bouquet of
sunflowers you shared - leftover
from the day before; the flower tops
floating in water, also from the day
before; Bobs boutonničre from a
previous wedding) were PERFECT!
There is no detail I would have
changed, nothing I would have done
Bob and I actually joked around
saying we'd happily get married
every year if we could marry at the
We received the lovely Khimaira
ornament and although we only had a
baby tree, we still hung our goat
proudly, grateful for the luck in
finding Khimaira and the opportunity
to celebrate our love in front of
the those gorgeous Blue Mountains.
Thank you, thank you, thank you for
creating such a warm, welcoming and
special place on your farm for
weddings like ours. We will
remember you and the goats always!
With gratitude, Naomi and Bob
the couple: It wasn't that long ago
when we were married at your
beautiful farm, but it feels like
time has just skimmed past us...We
are so happy with the way the
wedding went. It was such a
magnificent atmosphere; the weather
was perfect; the food was awesome;
and you were an awesome hostess!
We could not think of a better place
to have our ceremony! Everyone
had a marvelous time. Our
friend who was there told her sister
about your farm, and she she
booked her wedding for the weekend
after our one year anniversary!
From a guest...I absolutely LOVED
everything about your farm!! I
must admit to being a little
hesitant to support my best friend's
decision to get married at a 'goat
farm'...until I visited your farm
and met you and your family!
Everything was so absolutely
I hope (my friend) left you a very
generous tip! I couldn't
imagine how anything could have been
any better. You more than
exceeded our expectations and hopes
- you were awesome! I hope
people support your 'plant a tree'
program as that is so special and
such a super idea. I know (my
friend) asked for guests to donate
to some worthy causes instead of
giving them gifts. I wish they
would have asked folks to donate to
your operation! I can't
imagine a more worthy cause!
To see how you practice sustainable
and responsible farming as well as
operation of your venue for events.
'Act locally' is exactly what we
should do...and donating to someone
who practices what they preach
to help sustain the operation is the
best gift to a worthy cause that I
can imagine. Please find my
donation enclosed, and I will be
shopping at your online store!
If feels so good to know I am
helping a small farm and an
environmentally supportive business
(loved those recycling reminders
everywhere!) as well as the place
where my best friend pledged her
life and heart to the love of her
life. I wish you the best of
success...you deserve it! I
will be back when I find the 'right
From the couple:
Thank you for your help and support
for our wedding. The setting
was magical and absolutely perfect.
The decorations and fresh flowers
you allowed us to use were just what
we wanted! The day and night
was the fairytale wedding that I had
imagined, and I do not think that it
could have happened like that
anywhere else but on your farm! You
were a huge help for us as well!
'You were calming and insightful. We
will gladly recommend others to
the parents of the bride...Jim and I
wish to thank you so very much for
allowing us the privilege to have
Cassie and Danny's wedding at your
heavenly farm. You were
tremendous in your generosity, care,
attention to detail, and hosting.
The most beautiful and fun wedding
we have ever been to! You all
worked so hard and we can' t thank you
enough for all you did to bring such
happiness to all of us. You
have the most beautiful farm and
surroundings...I love the area, the
warmth of the people and the
From the groom..."You
made our day run so smoothly. It was
great to show up and know everything
was going to run smoothly.
You are great and your place is
perfect...we couldn’t have asked for
a better place to have our wedding."
couple..."We want to thank you both
so much for everything you did to
help make our wedding such a special
day. We could not have asked
for more wonderful hosts or a more
beautiful place to get married.
Both of our families commented on
how much they enjoyed meeting and
talking with you. You and your
farm will always hold a special
place in our hearts. Thank you
again for everything."
couple..."We wanted to send you and
your family a HUGE THANK YOU for
making our wedding so perfect!
It could not have been any better!
Thank you for all of your time,
energy, kindness and hard (sweaty!) work! I really don't think
we could have had the same wonderful
experience anywhere else in the
world. In fact, none of us
wanted to leave your beautiful place
at the end of the weekend! You made
our dreams come true...many many
couple..."We really appreciated
everything you did to make our
wedding so great! You guys are
great and I am in awe of everything
you do! Thank you so much!
From the couple..."Thank all of you
so much for everything you did for
our wedding! Everything was so
perfect, we couldn't have been
happier and more pleased. From
giving us your mint from the garden
to helping us with last minute needs
- you went above and beyond!
Thanks so much!"
From the Mother of the Groom: We had
the best wedding ever imagined
because of you & your farm. It was
lovely. Everyone loved it so much.
I can't thank you enough for all
your help. It felt like home.
From the Mother
of the Groom:
Thank you so much for all you do and
the joy we shared at our son's
wedding. I don't think I've ever
met someone as kind and thoughtful
as you and your family are. It is a
real pleasure to meet and deal with
"real wholesome people".
From the couple: We cannot
thank you enough for the beauty and
joy you have added to our wedding
and marriage. You all always seem to
go out of your way to make our lives
happier and we really do appreciate
it. Our wedding was like a
fairy tale, just perfect.
Everyone involved keeps reminding us
over and over. You all are the
nicest couple and have left us with
a lifetime of wonderful memories
from the start, that is the best
gift. Thank you so very much
for the wonderful ornament, we hung
it on our tree, our first Christmas,
and it was very special. You
both are amazing!
Aaron Spicer's blog:
weekend ... I ended up in Luray, VA
to celebrate with Martha and Daryl.
The above shot (see photo top of
here) is one that I
really like of Martha and Daryl.
Their wedding took place at the
Khimaira Farm in Luray. The farm
is just that, fifty seven acres of
pure rural goodness. Linda and Leith
converted one of their barns into an
event venue a couple years ago when
their daughter decided to get
married on the property. They’ve
done a wonderful job of making you
forget that you are actually down on
the farm, and could host anything
from a black tie affair to a hoe
down. The ceremony took place a few
yards from the barn in a cleared
pasture looking out at the mountains
in the distance. That mountain range
saved us quite a bit of trouble, as
it acted as a natural barrier
between us and the rain that was
trying pretty hard to make it to the
Photographer Lori Spiker-Swadley's
blog: We were so excited to do
this wedding, since it took place at
the same beautiful venue that we had
chosen to seal our vows just two
short weeks later!
Khimaira Farm is a beautiful
organic goat farm in Luray, VA. The
owners go out of their way to make
sure your wedding day is perfect!
We were also excited that we had
such an incredible couple to
photograph that day. Matt & Jessie
incorporated so many green ideas
into their wedding, and definitely
left a huge impression on us. Not
only that, but they are SO kind and
giving of themselves. They get that
from their parents, who were such a
big part of their ceremony. I
seriously could not stop crying… it
was so touching & emotional…
definitely THE hands-down best
ceremony I’ve ever photographed.
"I absolutely loved shooting at the farm
and felt like it was one of the best
reception sites I've ever photographed".
From the blog of
Reverend Elisheva C. Clegg
Tuesday February 26, 2008
Beautiful Locale for Weddings &
Ceremonies: It is not often that
we write a special entry to promote
a business or person, but sometimes,
something comes along that requires
mentioning. When a couple is
confronted with all the planning and
execution of the dream wedding, we
know this can take its toll.
So when something comes across my
path as a wedding minister, which is
exceptional, I like to pass it on to
my friends. I know most of you are
married already, but may there will
be a friend, family member or vow
renewal in your future in need of a
locale. The place I'm speaking
of is called "Khimaira Farm" located
in the beautiful rolling mountains
of Virginia near the town of Luray.
You may explore more information
about Khimaira Farm at their
website ...the contact person is
Linda Campbell who is a very
professional and delightful
coordinator. The feedback we
have had from couples, so far, has
warranted this information being
passed to you today. Blessings, Rev