On Friday evening, 120 Gatewood students arrived at The Barn to dine then dance the night away for their 2014 Prom. The prom committee set the tables earlier in the week to have a rustic yet elegant feel using burlap squares, wooden slices, colored mason jars, flowers, and jars with birdseed and candles. A unique aspect to their night was
the choice to use silverware, cloth napkins, glasses and plates from Oconee Event Rentals. This really brought the event a classy touch without inhibiting the fun that was to come.
Once students had enjoyed a delicious spread of food, including chicken, steak, rolls, carrots, rice and greens, from Sweet Kneads, the lights went off and the dancing started. Ricky Discenza, the disc jockey of choice from Beauty and the Beat, led the crowd through numerous songs that inspired group dances, a few lifts of dates into the air, and lots of smiles and laughs. From his set-up, students enjoyed dancing under neon lights, seeing colorful circles float
through the air and enjoying the billow of smoke from the fog machine. Roger Cannon Photography, Gatewood’s photographer of choice for the evening, used these elements to capture unique images that spoke wonders of the
evening the students were having.
One of our favorite, and previously unheard of pieces of décor, was the date wall. Students and their date’s name were written on pieces of distressed wood and hung on our barn doors. At the end of the night, the date would go and grab his piece from the wall and hand it to his date as a souvenir from the night. Other souvenirs were given as
guests left including a t-shirt and tumbler with the night’s theme abbreviated on the side: Southern Roots.
At the end of the night, the King and Queen got crowned (Congrats, Nash and Ellen!) and the students rode away
via limo, party bus or snazzy car with great memories of their 2014 Prom. Needless to say, the staff here at Crooked Pines Farm won’t forget this night either. Thank you for choosing us as your venue, Gatewood students!
On Saturday, March 15th, Grammy nominated Caroline Aiken and special guest artist Kyshona Armstrong filled our 4000+ square foot barn venue with their soulful stylings of rock, blues, country, and songs of honest emotion that took our audience on a journey like no other. Their infectious energy made people overjoyed that they came to this
unique listening room event.
Kyshona embraced the audience with her soulful blues and left the room feeling warm at heart. When Caroline hit the stage, she brought forth a few companions to add her twist to her famous Americana jams. No one was expecting to see a violinist so deeply involved in his music that the people around him seemingly disappeared.
The bongo player increased Caroline’s unique sound even more by adding a certain ambiance to the room. Caroline, the free bird that everyone loves and adores, then invited Live Music Veteran Scott Little to play the mandolin with her on our stage.
If you missed out on this intimate concert and are looking forward to the next, then join us on Friday, May 23rd for a concert benefitting the Oconee Regional Humane Society. Tickets will be $40 and the evening will include a concert featuring Mike Farris, heavy hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. If the Friday night show sells out, a second show will be scheduled for Thursday, May 22nd.
What a way to start off the 2014 Wedding Season! Claire and Zak, who live in Colorado, chose to wed at a church in Greensboro that had a lot of unique family history for Claire and then celebrate with their friends and family here at The Barn. From the photos below, you can clearly see what fun-spirited individuals these two are and that was reflected in elements throughout the event.
At Your Service Catering set up a beautiful buffet with bar-b-que, chicken, macaroni and cheese, delicious sides and more. The bride and groom also requested a pie table filled with delicious pies and coffee for their guests to enjoy.
Brooke Hanna, a friend of the bride and photographer with 5 Petal Productions, made their cakes and captured images of the dazzling couple throughout the event.
One of our favorite elements was the choice to use a six piece 70’s and 80’s cover band, Velvet Runway, to entertain guests and get them up and dancing. Needless to say, we saw many people singing into air microphones and
rocking out with some intense air guitar action. At the end of the night, everyone left with great memories of the couple’s special day here at The Barn and sent them off to the Caribbean full of love and laughter!
We are The Barn at Crooked Pines Farm. We believe in family & southern hospitality. We believe in hand written notes, sweet tea, and long porch chats. We want you to become a part of our family too.