By LAURA CRUZ, APThe summertime can be hot and dry.
But it’s also a time of celebration.
That’s what happened to Marygrove, Florida, on Sunday as it took a roll out apron and outfitted a trailer with awnings, an outhouse and a barbecue for its upcoming wedding.
It was one of the first weddings in the United States that didn’t use a tent.
But the company’s new “Awnings for Life” campaign is aimed at helping people like Melissa Mares, the 41-year-old owner of Marygroove Farm, a farm with a beautiful backyard, who has struggled to find enough affordable space.
For more than 20 years, she has lived in a tent on the farm.
Now, she’s getting her awners on and she’s looking forward to the sun shining in her yard.
“I think the best part is, we get to be in the sun and have it warm,” she said.
“I think it’s a great way to have fun and be creative.”
She said the awned trailer was the easiest way for her to be a part of the event.
She said the wedding will be a two-day event, with all the fun.
The wedding, which was also a way for Mares to celebrate her 60th birthday, will be held in a trailer on the grounds of the farm in Marygroves, Florida.
She and her husband, Scott, have two other kids.
Mares, who lives in Jacksonville, Florida with her husband and two dogs, said she doesn’t have much of a choice in the matter.
“If I have to pay $10,000, I don’t have to do it,” she told ABC News.
“The more money we have, the more we can afford.”
For Mares and her family, the event has come at a good time.
They have been making hay since the start of the year, and they’re planning a few more weeks of haylage.
And now that their kids are in school, they’re able to get away.
“It’s not a burden, but it’s fun,” Mares said.