Our Sweet Barn
Today is Oct 3. This time last year it was 8 days before the wedding. Hard to believe it's been a year since my son got married in our Barn. It feels like it was only yesterday when I was working around the clock with everyone to make the wedding a day to remember. So I thought I'd post about the barn and a add some photos from the wedding.
This is the barn today. We have left a few of the swags and curtains up and the flowers on the arbor still remain. A eucalyptus garland adorned with my own hydrangeas from the garden remain dried and crisp and still with some color. The pergola (made by the fathers of the bride and groom) will remain in my barn until the happy couple buy a home. They will place it in their own garden some day.
Below hanging behind the curtains is a hanging wreath with votives. My dear friend Mary Carol Garrity used them in her daughter's wedding and talked about it in her book Stylish Weddings. When I told her how much I loved the idea and asked her to send me a photo she sent me one of them and offered to let me use all them all. She is the kindest most generous and wonderful lady. She sent the bride and groom one as a gift and I created five more to hang. They made the barn magical.
Just moments before: My sons, waiting for the bride. Oldest son and groom in blue and youngest in wine. He is now a Sophomore at the University of Tennessee.
Right outside the Barn under the pergola in the patio - hors d'oeuvres were served.
Couple quickly sneaks away before the invited guests arrive so they can take photos.
First Trolley arrives.
This was the color.
Below: Mother of the Bride enjoys a moment and a cocktail with friends.
The Bride and Groom make memories.
Inside, the party continues.
Time to dance!
So blessed to have experienced this beautiful day only a year ago.
To read about the special day go to: http://leeshideaway.blogspot.com/2014/10/a-labor-of-love-making-of-wedding.html