Rhett and I ventured out there this past weekend and had a look around to refresh my memory on the space and give him a first look. He could not possibly care less about any aspect of the wedding. He cares about the food, I guess, but that's all. He's not a fan of weddings, but I'm just going to pretend he is. He's great about humoring me and letting me ramble about wedding stuff! Anyway, I'm getting off topic...so the venue. I took a few pictures of the barn where we'll have the reception. It's a working horse barn, so it's not reception-ready inside at the moment. I promise you it'll be cute though! The shot above is the side of the reception area, and if the weather is good we'll have those windows open.
This is the front of the barn. That huge door will be open and guests can wander in and out of there. There's plenty of space to have everyone indoors, but if it's a nice day, I'm planning to have some seating outside as well. There was a wedding there last year on the same weekend as my wedding will be this year, and lucky for me Heather was the photographer! I snagged a couple of her shots from that wedding to post here so you can see what it will sort of look like.
Some of their seating outside with the horse stall windows open
Bobbie and Nathan's ceremony was gorgeous! I think the hay bales are an incredibly cute idea, but I'm planning on just doing chairs. I'm not really going for rustic, so the hay would be out of place for me. Bobbie really pulled it off though! I love the curtain set up at the back of the ceremony, and I definitely want to do that. It would be nice since the walk from the barn to the lake is long, I could ride up in a car and pause a second behind the curtain before everyone can see me.
I've still got a lot of planning to do, but I feel like things are coming together in my head!