Saturday, November 18, 2017

The Barn Wedding

So here it is...The Barn Wedding.

The barn wedding post has finally been completed.  What an adventure it has been.  I had so many troubles with accidentally multiplying photos, losing photos, actually losing the whole post at one point.  I won't go into too much detail but this one was a struggle.

So without further delay...

Let me introduce to you the newlyweds.  Brad and Char (Charlene), my hubby's nephew and his new bride.  These two are deeply in love and we wish them all the best for a wonderful future together.  

An interesting fact about these two is that they were born on the EXACT same day in the EXACT same hospital.  Who knows, their beds may have been side by side.  As they grew up in different towns, they didn't actually meet until about 3 years or so ago.  They were married on their birthday.

This photo was taken at the front of our home.

They had an uneven number of the ladies verses the gentlemen.  When the ceremony was over, they walked down the aisle in 3's and one set of 2.  It worked great.

These two were so lucky.  We had days and days and days of rain prior to the wedding, even the day before it poured.  On the day of the wedding, the sun was shining and it was a warm, beautiful day.  The following day?  Rain.

There were actually 3 more members of the wedding party.  Three females.  They also walked down the aisle.




I stole the photo of the barn from a previous post of mine.

Let's go inside...

Do you want to see the loft?  Then come along with me...

The left/balcony is a small area directly above the kitchen and washrooms.  The groom and his "boys" spent their time here while waiting for his bride to arrive.

The view from the loft.

The chairs weren't available for the photo as they had been placed outside for the ceremony.

I didn't like these lights at the beginning as they looked like tavern lights with colorful shades around them.  I decided to try replacing them with canning jars.  It worked.  Now I love these lights.

So let me take you outside to show you where the ceremony occurred.  Come this way...

Just outside the main entrance of the barn.

My hubby's sister, her husband, their granddaughter who was the flower girl on the left and Lily on the right.  As you can tell, Lily just loves spending time with them.

This planter is actually a milk strainer that I found at a farm yard sale.  Unfortunately due to many days of rain and no sunshine, my pentunias weren't exactly in full bloom.

I had this hanging on the front of my home.  I hope the hydrangeas hadn't wilted by the time the wedding party arrived for photos LOL.

It's now time to take you back into the barn...follow me...

I love the old beams.

Looking up to the other side of the loft.

This old piano came with the barn and we didn't have time to deal with it before the wedding.  The bride got creative and used it in her display behind the head table.  She also has mini lanterns strung up but they weren't lit up at the time of this photo.

You can see the display at the back of this next photo.

This photo is actually from the rehearsal dinner the night before.  This poor little girl was exchausted from having the countryside to run and play in.  Everyone was stepping around her and she slept through it all.  She still needs her puppy naps.

The kiddie table.  It looks like a lot of fun to me.

My granddaughter, Lily, was invited to the wedding.  She's having a great time playing with the Play-Doh.

Oh my...

In memory of grandparents that are no longer here.

The bride and groom are animal lovers.  They have 3 dogs, 2 cats and 2 rabbits.  The cake topper really reflects their lives.

Their engagement photo.

This wagon was used as a wedding card box.

I'm sure most of you know John Wayne, "The Duke".  He came with the barn.  He was not invited to the wedding but insisted on staying.  It resulted in a shootout between my hubby and The Duke.  My hubby won!  Sorry Johnny.

The sun was beginning to set.

And they lived happily ever after...the end.

I'm so glad you came for a visit to my barn, I hope you enjoyed the wedding.  There were so many photos that I didn't have - lighting at night, guests, etc. so these will have to do.

I am so thankful for the comments you leave, it's always a pleasure to read them.
 Thanks for stopping by.

~Kelly ~

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  1. Oh Kelly, magnificent!! Having seen your beautiful barn when you bought the place and now with this wedding, I'm astonished! Absolutely gorgeous!
    You all did an amazing job and your grounds looked lovely. I love the white picket fence with the white chairs by the pond.
    Congratulations to the happy couple!
    I love the last photo of the bride and groom standing at the doorway with the light coming in, very unique.
    Thank you for sharing their day with us.
    Sorry you had troubles with this post, it happens, well, at least with me any way. Ha!
    Take care~

  2. What a lovely wedding, in such an attractive setting. Your lights looked perfect, such a good idea to replace the coloured bulbs.

  3. Such a beautiful wedding! I love barn weddings! You did an awesome job on the venue..and that kiddie table is a great idea. Congrats to the newlyweds. Janice

  4. It was worth the wait for the wedding photos Kelly. Your spacious farm property is gorgeous and the barn was decorated to the hilt! A lucky couple, congrats to them.

  5. What a beautiful setting Kelly :) your grounds looked just beautiful and so did the barn. What beautiful memories they are going to have :D

    1. Thank you so much. Do you have a personal e-mail? I have never seen one on your blog so can never respond to your comments directly.

  6. Wow! I echo Judith's comments that the wedding photos are well worth the wait. What a fantastic wedding! Your grounds and barn look spectacular. So are you going to go into the wedding (or events) business now? Hee!

  7. So beautiful! I love the loft in the barn -- that's so beautiful too. So much love and planning and how wonderful that in the midst of all that rain, their day was dry and sunny. That kids table before/after - how funny!!

  8. I am glad you didn't give up on this post, you all did such a fantastic job with decorating the barn for the wedding, and that is just fantastic with all the rain you had that the day of the wedding was just perfect! I love the lights, such a pretty touch and the chandelier looks fantastic with those mason jars! That is so cute that the kids had their own table, I haven't seen that before at a wedding and it is such a terrific idea!

  9. Oh, how wonderful! They make such a beautiful couple, and I loved reading their love story and how they were born in the same hospital on the very same day! That is just the neatest thing!!! God surely had a plan for this sweet couple, and oh, my, you did an amazing job on the decorations! It is just so pretty, and I am sure their special day was nothing short of magical. May God bless them with many, many happy years together! And, your little Lily is getting so big so fast! Thanks for sharing all of this, it was so much fun to read and look at the pictures!

  10. What a beautiful wedding - so many wonderful details - and the amazing story of being born on the same day, in the same place - wow! I think it was truly meant to be! Love the setting by the pond, the gorgeous barn, the cake topper, the beautiful bride and handsome groom and the sweet little pups. Lily looks so sweet with her curls and the kid's table looks so fun. Certainly a day of life-long memories. I know it was a lot of work.....truly a labor of love. May God bless the happy couple. xx Karen

  11. Such a handsome couple and beautiful wedding photos. I love all the little details; certainly a unique and memorable ceremony.
    I wish you and yours a blessed Thanksgiving.

  12. What a beautiful wedding and story. Your place was a perfect setting with the pond and your fabulous barn. So many gorgeous pics. I love old barns and have a series on them on my outdoor posts page. Great job!

  13. Wow! What an incredible post! I enjoyed each and every picture you shared! Just a perfect setting for such a gorgeous wedding! I loved the setting sun picture beyond the setting for the wedding! Both you and your husband did so much work, and it truly paid off! The loft is just such a unique little spot, and I loved the children's table, what fun! You can tell they had a great time, too much fun to eat much, ha! I pray the sweet couple has a life blessed abundantly together. Such a beautiful setting to start their new life together. You truly have an amazing venue for weddings! Absolutely stunning really! I pray you are doing well dear friend, and it is hard to believe we are now in the Christmas season! Many hugs to you today :)

  14. Oh, Aunt Kelly, what a beautiful wedding! First of all, I am very sorry this post was such a hassle, but thank you ever so much for sticking with it because seeing the pictures was a joy.

    The kids table was just too cute and I must say, a fabulous idea :) Loved the decorations and the white picket fence at the end of the aisle. I truly hope the couple has a blessed life together. And my, what a fantastic story about the two of them.

    Love you lots!

  15. What a wonderful place to have a wedding! I have a thing for old barns. My nephew held his reception in one and it was so fun! The bride and groom look like they enjoyed every minute of it! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  16. I have been a wedding vender (Photographer) in the area for twenty five years and I have never been treated so well by a wedding venue like I was at these New York wedding venues. I am usually taken care of as a "last on the list" at venues, which I understand where the bride, groom and guest come first but the entire staff from the minute I walked in the door treated me so well.

  17. Wow Kelly!!! You have so many gorgeous photos of this unique and beautiful wedding. There wasn't a detail overlooked...that cake topper made me so happy, it brought a tear to my eye. I just love those mason jar chandeliers, and I can't say enough about that gorgeous barn in the beautiful countryside. It looks like it was such a beautiful wedding. All the best to the very happy new couple!
    And wishing you a happy week ahead,

  18. Adorei a decoração da porta com as hortênsias e o passarinho. Feliz semana.