Happy Weekend! If you had been here yesterday, you could have gone with us to a beautiful wedding. Like my niece’s from two years ago, it was held at a barn. This one is owned by Southern Bridle Farms.
The ceremony was held outdoors in an area beside the barn at 5:00 (and it was rather chilly!)
Wedding gifts were cleverly displayed in a truck. (We would have both wanted that truck. Just make mine red please.)
The gorgeous barn doors were decorated with flowers.
If you had been with us, you might have recognized the frame of the chalkboard with the wedding party. It was my small contribution to the celebration.
The draped fabric on the newly constructed “arbor” was a wonderful touch.
I loved the detail of the magnolia leaves with the burlap ribbon bow holding the fabric in place.
The old wooden church pews were the perfect choice for seating for the ceremony.
This is where the bridal party stood with the pastor for the marriage vows.
One of my friends was the lovely mother of the bride (and I am not telling you how long ago I taught her now college-age son who was escorting her.)
This very cold bridesmaid was one of the bride’s cousins and a sweet teacher with whom I work.
This junior bridesmaid did not seem concerned with being the least bit cold. She was still playing full force outside when we left well after dark.
And then it was time for the bride and her father to make their way over to the ceremony. You would have loved her dress.
Then you would have teared up like so many of us did when the bride’s tenderhearted father could not hold back his tears as he escorted his daughter down the aisle.
They managed to make it through the ceremony, and then we moved inside the warm barn for the reception.
The lighting made the space look magical.
The newlyweds made their way into the party,
and we all watched their first dance…
and the father-daughter dance.
After one or two more dances, it was time for the food.
There were a number of food stations – salads, fruits, roast beef, potato, and several others. This was the shrimp and grits station.
This one had tiny pecan pies, assorted cookies, and some cheese straws that I could have eaten by the pound! If you had been there with us, you would have liked them too. They were very delicious.
The wedding cake had white cake layers, chocolate cake layers, and a red velvet layer.
Very creative table displays were everywhere.
After eating, you would have wanted to stand by that gorgeous stone fireplace outside the barn. It would have been a good way to stay toasty on such a cold November night.
And you and I would have left thinking how grateful we were to be able to have been a part of such a beautiful celebration of love. It was a wedding that many friends and family members poured creative efforts into, and no detail was overlooked. I hope your Sunday is full of blessings and time with friends and family – all things to be thankful for as well.
Until next time…