Kelly & Dean's wedding could not have been more personal! Dean handmade every single farmhouse style table for their wedding reception and wedding arch! They were married at Dean's parent's ranch. They created a custom seating chart and hung it on the outside of the barn, they turned a silo into the bar and hung pallets of flowers above the head table at the reception. All of this created a one-of-a-kind farm style look.
Notes from the bride:
Our priority for the wedding was that it be glorifying to God. After that we wanted it to be a celebration of all the wonderful people in our lives. We were fortunate to be able to have the wedding at Dean's parent's ranch where we could be preparing throughout the summer and where we can always go back to the spot we said "I do". We also really enjoyed the process of building the farmhouse tables and the arch. I had said I wanted rustic farmhouse tables so Dean, who enjoys woodworking, suggested we build them ourselves. We found a sawmill not far from the ranch and bought two trailer loads of lumber, enough for for thirty two tables. Almost every weekend in June and July we could be found working in our temporary table factory in the barn. Since we were already feeling like carpenters, we figured you can't start a strong marriage under a flimsy arch so we built the biggest and sturdiest one we could. So far the marriage is going great!
Bride's advice to bride's planning now:
Plan the big things first and early. The right Caterer, Bartender and DJ will make the day go smoothly so you can enjoy it. A great photographer is critical to help you remember the day you worked so hard to plan. Make sure you find someone you enjoy working with. If you pick those vendors well you can be confident the day will go smoothly, then you can focus on all the little details that make it special.