Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Kate's Wedding Venue

A while back, I made the decision to slow down on blogging.  It was getting to be stressful  and over time, I lost the FUN!  Now, as you can see if you've been a frequent visitor, the periods between posts can be somewhat long or not, depending on if I want to post..... or not!  No pressure "to keep up"!   It's been so much nicer and a lot more relaxing to just post when I feel like it and to not be worrying about the rest!  Just thought I'd let you know what's going on in case any of you were wondering.  I'm still here,  just on my terms and enjoying it a lot more!  I'm still visiting, enjoying your blogs and leaving comments.  Hope you all will continue to visit and keep in touch!
I promised you guys photos of my daughter, Kate's October wedding and am finally getting to it!  
Since there is so much to show you, they photos will be broken up into 2 or 3 separate  posts, ceremony site, reception decor, and, the wedding.  A lot of the photos were taken before everything was done, taking pics was not high on my list at the time!  We just had the morning before her 2:00 pm wedding to set everything up which was pretty stressful!  Fortunately, my 5 BFs were there to help!  I couldn't have pulled it together without them!  Kate didn't really have a clear vision of what she wanted so it was up to me to kind of put it all together.
 I decorated their little rental house when they moved in, (all with things I already had from flea markets, yard sales, etc.  All they had to add was his bedroom furniture and a couch, they were very happy with the results so I had a pretty good idea of their style.  They both like a lot of the same things I do, style wise, sort of  simple, rustic, and classic.  Luckily, I had most of the stuff that I used for the reception and had to buy only the small things.  I used a lot of 40% coupons at Hobby Lobby!  For doing a wedding on a very tight budget, we were all pleased with how it came together.
The venue was on a small horse farm about 10 minutes from our house that Kate found on the Internet.  We visited, fell in love with it, they had a date available in October that would work for us,  we picked a package that covered what we needed and went from there.
Before I show you the venue site and ceremony site photos, here's a wedding photo to give you a little taste of the wedding!

Kate and her "girls"

The venue

The path to the pool house where the Bridal party gets ready

Looking toward the secret garden from the reception pavilion

This is the arbor, entrance to the reception pavilion at one end
and the rotunda at the other end, both are covered in vines and twinkle lights.
(Shown is the antique wicker furniture I brought for the rotunda)

View of the reception pavilion

Looking into the secret garden area next to the pavilion

A view of the property

  The ceremony site, we used log stumps and pumpkins for the aisle decor

This rustic fence and garland defined the seating area

The weather was perfect, the setting was gorgeous,
we couldn't have asked for anything more!
Next, will show you photos of the wedding décor.
Till next time,
I'll be parting at these fun parties:


Sherri Cassara said...

Even though I have seen the photos before (thank you for sharing them with me!), seeing them like this on your blog makes me see them as if for the first time - WOW! Such a beautiful job you did! VERY impressive!
Your daughter is beautiful! I love the pumpkins on the stumps and the details, yet simplicity of the decor - it lets the beauty of the venue shine.

Katie Clooney said...

I did have a peak before thanks to you but I love seeing them. Katie is positively radiant and the venue is gorgeous - so fitting for such a beautiful bride. Can't wait to see the rest!!

Rubye Jack said...

The bride looks stunning!

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Your daughter (and her bridesmaids)looked stunning! And what a gorgeous setting for her special day! I can't wait to see more photos!

I can relate to stepping away from your blog from time to time. Between work and family, there aren't many hours left for leisure activities, so I've cut way down on my computer time, too. I'll be watching for your next post. :)

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

So much gorgeousness, Rebecca! Kate and her bridesmaids looked beyond beautiful. What a perfect day it must have been- good job, Mom!

Katherines Corner said...

stunning. Wishing them continued happiness. Thank you for joining the fun ans sharing your sweet blog at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop ♥

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

So glad you have returned and the wedding is the pumpkins on the aisles...thanks for sharing on the Thursday Blog Hop!

Jann Olson said...

Oh my Rebecca, the bride is gorgeous and I love the photo with her gal pals! The setting is perfect. Loved the pumpkins on the stumps! Thanks so much for sharing with SYC. Happy to see you back! Yes, blog on your terms. That's important.


What a wonderful place for a wedding, i love it! Your Kate is so beautiful. And the pumpkins, amazing.
Happy weekend

JunkStuffTreasures said...

What a lovely location for a beautiful bride! I especially like that the bride and bridesmaids had similar hairstyles.

Susanna Carter Cline said...

It was a beautiful wedding. Good to see you're posting again.

The Charm of Home said...

What a beautiful bride and venue.

Angela Smith said...

This is called a perfect venue in natural ambiance. Everything starting from bride,bridesmaid to floral decoration, is so dreamy and fabulous. Just love it!
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George Hayden said...

Thanks for sharing pictures of this spectacular wedding ceremony. Everything, from bride to outdoor wedding decoration, is completely stunning. Just love those watermelons.
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Mindie Hilton said...

Beautiful setting for a magical ceremony. Please come share at Bacon Time if you want another place to party!

the cape on the corner said...

log stumps and pumpkins. i mean, really. so simple and yet so, so perfect!

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

Looks like a lovely wedding, Rebecca! What a gorgeous daughter you have.
So many wonderful touches.
Their special day must have been just dreamy!

ronnie singh said...

That's really awesome wedding venue to make a remarkable day for bride and groom. I am really in love with this venue. Once i visited one of the wedding venues in brighton and i was really impressed by that venue. It was located at a perfect place and surrounding was awesome. i would love to visit that place once again. I am in love with this venue too and waiting for the time when i can visit this.