We had so much fun with Shannon and James on Friday night! The couple held their rehearsal dinner (and party!) here on Friday evening before becoming Mr. and Mrs. Underwood on Saturday. With a yummy buffet catered by At Your Service and great music from The Michael Stacey Band, The Barn was rocking and rolling!
Here are some pictures we took of the decor at this event. Enjoy!
Congratulations, Shannon and James! We are tickled pink that you chose to share part of your special weekend with us here at The Barn at Crooked Pines Farm! We wish you a long and happy marriage!
We had a great time celebrating With Taryn and Jeff Pittman at their wedding on Saturday, June 15! We were so lucky with beautiful weather (sunny and not too hot!) before all of the rainy days started this week.
Here are a few photos we took of their day!
We are so happy for the two of you! Congratulations, Taryn & Jeff! We wish you nothing but the greatest happiness of a lifetime!
Many, many things define the feel of a wedding day. From the venue, to the formality of the wedding party clothes, to even the formality of the FLOWERS, it all works together to create a day that flows effortlessly from one thing to the next. I know it seems strange to think about, but flowers (and how they are arranged) certainly give off a degree of formality and have the ability to alter the feel of your wedding in a very noticeable way.
For example, a bouquet like this would look more formal...
...and one like this is more casual!
See the difference? The top bouquet looks more styled, and the combination of roses and anemones give it a more formal, dressy appearance. The bottom bouquet, while still appropriately styled for a wedding, leans more toward the freshly picked and gathered look with a more casual appearance.
Say you are going for a romantic, soft, whimsical feeling wedding day. In that case, neither of the two bouquets above convey quite what you are looking for...but something like this one does.
The peonies add a soft, romantic feel, and the sprigs of lavender give the whimsy that helps the arrangement feel less rigid.
A southern garden wedding might have a bouquet like the one below, with lots of leafy greenery and soft colors.
Maybe this post has given you a little insight on how flowers can really add a special element to your wedding day. We have worked with some great florists here at The Barn, and we would love to help you find the right fit for your big day! Give us a call or drop by and we can chat about how you want the atmosphere to feel at your wedding. We could have some ideas you hadn't c
Benjamin Franklin once said, "If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail." Winston Churchill also said something along those lines during World War II. Now, this might be a bit over the top for today's topic, but in some ways it rings true!
A very important part of wedding planning is the preparation of a timeline. A timeline is a tool that maps out how the structure of your wedding day should go. Likewise, many wedding professionals urge brides to follow a separate timeline for the planning period. I'll get into that later. First, the timeline for the wedding day.
All of the brides who decide to have their wedding here at The Barn work with us to create a timeline. This "wedding day timeline" helps to give everything a framework and provides an overview of what all needs to happen throughout the day and the intervals between each item. Now, that certainly doesn't mean we become timeline-crazed and stick to every single event down to the minute, but it gives everyone involved an idea of when each thing needs to happen.
For example, a timeline helps us stay on track with which vendors to expect at what time, when photography should begin, and when we need to line everyone up for a ceremony. That is all before our ceremony begins. Then there is the reception...how long should we wait between the first dances and the cake cutting? When should we cue the entertainment to initiate the bouquet and garter tosses? That is all included on a wedding day timeline! It really is a tool that is necessary for us to ensure that your day goes smoothly. You can find an awesome example of how to format a timeline here.
As far as a timeline for the whole wedding planning process goes, there are tons of examples online (Pinterest has plenty!) for you to view. Just like the wedding day timeline is important for us all to have in mind, a planning timeline is helpful for brides. It shows you what needs to be done by a specific time period before your wedding and can save a lot of headaches and stress coming from getting things done too late in the game! Here is a good example of a planning timeline.
I hope this post shows just how important a clear, clean, working timeline is for your wedding! We would love to talk with you more about this planning tool and assist you in preparing for your big day. Give us a call or drop us a line!
Every time we work with a new client they become family to us. However, sometimes we get the opportunity to work with someone who was already a member of our Crooked Pines Farm family! Elizabeth is our Farm Educator, and she plays a major role in our Spring Break camp as well as our Summer Camp. She has developed our curriculum for these weeks and is an awesome part of our staff. Needless to say, it was a great experience to get to work with her as a bride and share in her special day!
We worked with tons of great vendors for Elizabeth's wedding. All of the photography that you will see in this post was done by Pitter Gaughnour of Pitter Production Ink Photography and Brooklyn Claudia McDaniel of Brooklyn Claudia Photography. These ladies worked so hard all day, and the pictures are breathtaking!
The awesome cake (complete with flowers and a panda handmade from sugar) was done by Cynthia Cakes & Cookies. I watched her put the finishing touches on this cake...did I mention it was all done by hand? It was stunningly beautiful.
At Your Service catering provided the food and service. As always, it was a pleasure to work with Judy and her staff! Those barbecue sundaes are so yummy!
Entertainment was provided by Easytouch DJs, and they knew how to please a crowd! As you'll see, there were lots of people on their feet and enjoying the music.
The gorgeous flowers were arranged by Blossoms in Milledgeville, GA. The bouquets had a great mix of colors and hues, making each of the flowers really show their beauty.
Now then, enjoy these photos!
Congratulations, Mr. and Mrs. Hawkins! We wish you nothing less than a lifetime of happiness together!
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