The Georgia Bridal Show was our first attempt at showing off our gorgeous barn for all to see. There is a ton of work that goes on behind the scenes in order to prepare for a show. A lot of emails go back and forth and a lot of time is invested. Here is a sneak peak into what it took to put on a successful show!
Owner, Duncan Criscoe brainstormed awhile back on what would be a unique way to display our barn in a 10x10 space. His friend Tom helped make his vision come to life, as well as, Spirit the turkey. They were able to build a very unique display, that might even become a potential rental item for ceremonies. :)
We worked hours upon hours trying to decide the material that we wanted to design that would help portray The Barn and the Lake Oconee area. We also took some Southern Weddings reading/brainstorming breaks in between all the Photoshop & Indesign time.
We finally decided on what we were going to do for our marketing material and proceeded to get 500 bazillion postcards made, all while revamping our website and designing our first trade show banner!
Owner Angela Criscoe brainstormed about what southern foods would be perfect to reflect our venue. You gotta admit, everyone loves free food. So she whipped up some sample pecan pies that were TO DIE FOR. We ended up not doing them, but they were still delicious to eat as a snack that day at work!
The Sew Zone is awesome. Toni and Christine are just beyond great and we are so excited for all the items that they will be having available for our brides to utilize. They sewed us a burlap table runner so that we could use it on our table that was going to be in the booth. It was beautiful, just beautiful!
We then hopped on over to Deer Run to chat with our preferred vendor Ken! He was beyond generous with the flowers he supplied for us and I about died when I saw this gorgeous arrangement! Let me tell you, it was definitely an eye catcher at the bridal show! His work is fantastic and we cannot wait to see all the gorgeous flower arrangements he will be creating for our 2013 brides!
We are small y'all. A lot of what we do, we do ourselves. We ordered 1,000 postcards to display our information and we wanted them to be memorable, so we hole punched 1000 holes and tied 500 twine knots in order for everyone to get a small glance of The Barn at Crooked Pines Farm.
At 9:00 Sunday morning we met at The Barn to load up existing items that Duncan and Tom had not taken to Atlanta the day before. In our matching black shirts with our Crooked Pines Farm logo we chatted and met so many great brides. It was quite an exhausting and exhilarating few hours. We were so thankful to everyone who stopped by who was just as excited about our venue as we were!
It was a fun day for The Barn at Crooked Pines Farm and we are just tickled to death that 2013 has started off on such a great note!
To see some of the brides who stopped by our booth, check our our Facebook page here!
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.