A sunny Saturday afternoon welcomed Lorrie and Bobby’s wedding guests to The Barn. A sweet ceremony starting at 2:00 made for a warm and sunny glow billowing into the windows and doors lighting the aisle for Lorrie’s grand entrance. Using the beloved white rustic chairs from Oconee Event Rentals, the family and bridal party walked by rows of this unique seating selection down an aisle lined with blue, yellow and white flower petals.
After the ceremony, the staff at Crooked Pines Farm flipped the venue into a reception site while guests enjoyed a sampling of cheeses, fruit and crackers from At Your Service Catering. When the couple arrived back inside
following outdoor shots with photographer Paul Gilmore, the guests circled around to watch Lorrie and Bobby share their first dance as a married couple. Shortly following, they joined their parents in the traditional wedding dances as everyone witnessed the love these parents had for their children.
When the dances were done, it was time to cut the cake and share a toast or two. The cake, created by Publix of Greensboro, was accompanied by decorations made by a family friend. Topped with two love birds in a nest, the cake brought forth more of the rustic country feel the décor displayed in the barn. Glasses filled with apple cider in hand, the couple stood aside while Lorrie’s father, Bobby’s mother and other family members toasted to this young couple’s future together. A unique toast included a story about a box in which the couple was given an empty box to fill with memories from their big day.
Sometimes the smallest ceremonies bring out the sweetest memories. An intimate day with family and friends close to the couple ended with a run through bubbles, well wishes and bags packed for a fun trip to Helen, Georgia. We wish Lorrie and Bobby the best and am so glad they chose to spend their day with us!
April showers definitely started off Megan and Adam’s wedding weekend with a bang! One month prior to their ceremony, the couple buried a bottle of bourbon upside down in our lawn, and unfortunately, this Southern
tradition did not hold off the rain. The tradition says if you bury the bourbon one month prior to your event,
all bad weather will go away. However, with such sweet spirits, the couple chose to host their event completely indoors and their outdoor ceremony turned into an intimate barn wedding with close family and friends.
Only one time prior to this event have we had to “flip” the venue due to weather, but being able to put up the arch their families had built was a lovely touch framed in our barn doors with the green lawn behind it. Gussie’s Flowers of Madison, Georgia added flowers cascading down the arch bringing in even more color to the pretty in pink room.
Even with the change of location, wedding photographers Ben and Colleen captured the essence of Megan and Adam’s big day by capturing the essence of Megan and Adam – pure, unconditional love.
Once the ceremony had ended and the tables were set, guests enjoyed a delicious spread from Georgia Bob’s BBQ out of Milledgeville, Georgia. Guests were then witness to many heartfelt toasts from friends of the bride and groom – further proof of how strong a love they have for one another and those around them. When it was time for cake, we were able to see just how strong their relationships were with their families by gazing at the heirloom topper resting on their cake from Baby Cakes Bakery out of Porterdale, Georgia or glancing at Megan’s mother’s wedding dress hanging as part of the decor. When the traditions were completed, guests enjoyed getting down on the
dance floor with music and entertainment led by DJ Dax Martin.
Our favorite part of the night was knowing no matter how many times we looked at Megan and Adam we would always catch them grinning ear to ear because this truly was the “best day ever.”
What we have dubbed as a wedding full of cowboy boots and southern roots kicked off our April line-up of weddings this year. Heather and Garrett chose to have their ceremony at the back of our barn and utilize the white cotton curtains to frame the doorway they stood in front of. Full of fun, the wedding party and groom danced their way down the aisle before taking their spots. When the bride arrived, escorted by her father, the music slowed down and faces turned to catch a glimpse of the main lady of the night. Their officiant, Jeremy Melton, led a ceremony tailored to the couple giving friendly advice from the heart. Within the service, the couple participated in a sand ceremony as an analogy of blending lives together and never being able to separate those grains.
Following their ceremony, guests enjoyed appetizers from At Your Service Catering as Pix by Gigi, the couple’s photographer, snapped shots of the newlyweds in our fenced-in field. Once the couple was announced, the wedding party and guests enjoyed a buffet from At Your Service Catering including pulled pork, fried chicken, green
beans, rolls and macaroni and cheese.
When the time came to dance, C&D Entertainment kicked off the night with the traditional dances and then led into group dances that got the crowd up and off their feet. A unique aspect of the night came when the DJ led the couple in a newlywed game involving shoes. The couple raised the shoe of who the question fit best and it provided many laughs from the audience to watch the couple participate in this.
After the cake was cut (and the cake war between the bride and groom was over) guests went outside to line the pathway with sparklers for the couple’s farewell photos. Following this fake farewell, guests went back inside to enjoy the rest of their evening. Once back inside, guests danced and we even spotted a little boy getting’
down while eating a cupcake!
We want to thank Heather and Garrett for choosing to spend their special day with us and wish them all the best!
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.