Rainy and Romantic Wedding at the Barn at Cedar Grove
This rainy Barn at Cedar Grove wedding is everything we're lovinG!
Hannah and Elliott celebrated their beautiful wedding day with loved ones and incorporated personal details into their big day.
From the bride: When Elliott and I got engaged, I had the perfect vision of our perfect day and started the wedding planning right away! With a lot of help from my parents, family and friends - we did just that - planned our day just as we had imagined. Ever since I was in high school I had dreamed of getting married at The Barn at Cedar Grove; key word, dreamed. I never in a million years thought my dream would become a reality! As soon as we went and visited the venue for the first time, I had that gut feeling that this was the place we were meant to get married at.
When I envisioned our wedding, I wanted all of our family and friends with us celebrating in a romantic, yet fun, atmosphere. Our colors for the wedding where burgundy and blush with accents of gold. My mother and I found all of our decorations for the ceremony little by little, from the large floral arrangement containers to the table number holders. This was probably the most rewarding and stressful element of the wedding planning process. It’s difficult to envision what each table will look like or what needs to be paired with what, so that each table looks great. Once it was wedding week, I knew that this was something my mother and I would always cherish doing together and seeing everything together made it that much more rewarding. We also put a personal touch on the wedding by having my sister make any signage that we needed and my dad even helped my make our picture display for the reception. Crafting and making things for your wedding will make your day that much more personable and special to you!
One of my favorite parts of our wedding was the cake, I think that the cake is something that you can put your own personal touch on and make it “your own." The groom’s cake was one of my personal favorite things from our wedding day because it reflected what my husband loves to do, which is dirt racing. His cake was chocolate flavored and had his racing number on top with several of his corporate sponsors around the sides. This was a special touch to our reception to give our guests an insight on something that we both love to do!
Our wedding week was the week that hurricane Harvey was coming through the U.S. - so, rain was definitely a worry for us. It rained all day the day before our wedding and even up through the morning of the day of the wedding. Even though it was wet outside, I knew I still wanted to have the wedding outdoors, as long as there was no rain coming down. About two hours before the ceremony it finally stopped misting and it seemed as though the sun was finally going to come out from the clouds! I can’t help but think that this was my grandmother’s way of telling me that she was there in spirit with us, as she had passed about two months before our wedding.
My favorite wedding day moment was seeing Elliott for the first time. I hadn’t really been nervous that morning but right up to the moment of our “first look” it was like I was so excited to finally get to see what I had always dreamed of. I had found the perfect dress at The Steel Magnolia in Somerset, the first dress I tried on to be exact, and ever since then I had been dying to show Elliott. Once I was able to enjoy that moment with him all of my worries of the day went away!
Photography: Jan Pierce, Goodness Gracious Photography and Megan Newton of MC Newton Photography| Venue: The Barn at Cedar Grove - Greensburg | Videography: Joshua Williams Photography | Florist: Magnolia Alley Florist | Caterer: As You Wish Event Planning & Rentals - Greensburg | Cake: Cakes by Camille | Rentals: M&H Tent Rentals | Hair and Makeup: Sarah Underwood of SarahJ Studio | Paper Products: Shutterfly and Vistaprint| Bride's Attire: Stella York from The Steel Magnolia| Groom's Attire: Mitchell's Menswear | Bridesmaid Dresses: David's Bridal| Music: John Graves of Atmosphere Entertainment | Bartender, Bobby Abell