A beautiful Saturday afternoon was made even more beautiful when guests witnessed the marriage of Beth and Todd out on the lawn behind the barn. Nestled between two whiskey barrels, the couple standing along with Father Doyle, their officiant, traded words of love, shed a few tears and smiled so genuinely at one another that
everyone in their presence felt the love Beth and Todd have for one another. The wedding party then followed the couple off the lawn to a whimsical music choice while guests went to the side lawn where they enjoyed drinks which were served by At Your Service Catering, corn hole, and even got the chance to light up the night with glow
bracelets and rings.
When it was time for the announcing of the wedding party and family, everyone came inside to sit at the beyond gorgeous farm tables handpicked by Beth from Lake Oconee Rentals. At the center of the tables, guests
enjoyed looking at floral arrangements in mason jars from Wedding Designs – the same company who created the beautiful bouquets and boutonnieres for the ceremony. The DJ, Kurt Kesler of CG Sound & Lighting, then announced tables for the bar-b-que spread from Georgia Butts BBQ of Eatonton. Some of the tables even got into a celebratory mood when Kurt announced them as the next in line – this meant cheering and clapping ensued.
Once the bar-b-que had settled and the night began, guests watched Todd and Beth share their first dance, then watched Beth and her father dance sweetly under the glowing lights in the barn followed by Todd and his mom sharing one of the most touching mother-son moments we’ve seen (so touching that new wife Beth brought a hankie over to the dance floor). Guests then noticed that Beth had changed from her red high heels into her signature shoe - Nike Shox - that were bedazzled with her new initials.
The couple then walked over to the dessert table where they cut the traditional first slice of cake for Todd and then shared a cookie – a touch Beth wanted for her special day. The cake and cookies, created by Publix of Greensboro, went quickly as Mike and Carla, members of the wedding party, gave heartfelt toasts to the newlyweds. Once the toasts were done and hugs given, the attendees gathered to the dance floor to party it up the rest of the evening. Moments on the dance floor were captured by photographer Michelle Cottengain, owner of Little Butterflies Photography, as family members laughed, boogied, and cut a rug or two.
As the night came to a close, guests enjoyed a shuttle service to their hotel accommodations from Avalon Limousine Services, and then Beth and Todd took their turn to ride off into the night. This fun-loving couple brought a sense of family unity, overwhelming love and happiness to our barn that we adore. Congratulations, Beth and Todd! We wish you all the best in your life together and hope the memory of your wedding day with us was as special to you
as it was to the staff here at The Barn.
Every girl knows that the right pair of shoes can make her whole outfit just perfect. For all of you brides, this is especially true! In years past, virtually every bride wore a pair of conservative, white, closed-toe heels. Today, that is simply not the case! There are no limits to what you can wear on your wedding day. I have done a little research and found several different styles to present to you for a little inspiration.
First, and probably the most popular right now, are cowboy -- ahem -- cowGIRL boots. Especially with the popularity of southern, country, or rustic weddings in a barn like ours, this trend is everywhere. Boots have great qualities to take into account. The right pair of western boots can be super comfortable, they have ankle and arch support, and they can reflect your personality and wedding-feel if you are a boot-loving southerner.
Another option that is both good for your feet and somebody else's is to wear TOMS brand shoes. The company even makes a special line of "bridal" shoes with either lace or sparkly fabric. You can find their whole line here. The best feature of Toms is (in my opinion) the fact that for every pair of shoes they sell, they donate another pair to someone in need around the world! It is a great cause, and the shoes are super comfy.
Like I said at the beginning, brides used to always wear "typical" white shoes...pumps, flats, etc. While it isn't the ONLY type of shoes to wear on your wedding day now, traditions became traditional because they stand the test of time. For all you very classic brides, white shoes could be the perfect way to complete your bridal look. They can be spiced up with bling, peacock feathers, or just about anything else that you can imagine to make them personalized (and maybe a bit more modern) while still retaining that classic elegance.
The old saying goes: Something old, something new, something borrowed, something....BLUE! I have seen so many pictures of brides with blue shoes in every shade and hue all over Pinterest (which is where all of these fabulous footwear images came from). It seems that shoes are a quite popular item to use as a "Something Blue" to complete the adage of things a girl needs to have a complete wedding attire. Like I said, there are blue shoes in whatever shade and style suits your fancy.
My last piece of advice is certainly not least. Darling ladies, your wedding is exactly that...YOUR wedding! If you want to wear a pair of hot pink platform stilettos, while they might not be very comfortable, you should go right ahead and wear them! Whatever makes your heart sing is what you should wear. I personally love red heels. They have been my trademark shoes since I was in high school. So on my wedding day, I will most likely wear something like this:
I hope this post was informative and helpful! Happy shoe shopping, ladies!
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