The Wedding Barn in All It’s Glory

LNW  aka “Lindsay & Natalie’s Wedding

Part ONE:  The Perfect Wedding Barn

Let’s talk about the wedding barn for a quick minute.
Remember the before picture?

This is it, short of all the Camp Winnarainbow equipment that is housed in the barn during off-season.

This is the picture Lindsay sent me, so excited, because it looked SO GOOD!!

This is how it looked on Wedding Day.

And this is how it looked during the reception, filled with love.

There was a bit of a flea infestation when the clean sand was brought in to even out the floor. Fortunately, the fleas were abolished and the only critter present (that we know of) was a potato bug crawling up
my friend Scott’s pant leg.

That’s Ok. He got over it.

They found that big rainbow while cleaning out the barn and used it at the bar.

The couple wanted drinks to be ready available, so it was a combination self-serve and tended situation. Had Lindsay not been my daughter, I would have rallied really hard for a fully tended bar. But it worked out!

Most of the guests were camping next to the barn, so over-consumption
was not a huge concern.

The barn, the ceremony, the reception; every part of the day was filled with Mendocino Magic. The fires, less than a hundred miles away were clouding the skies with heavy smoke. On wedding day, the sky cleared, all the while, the fires continue to rage, on the other side of our blue sky.

I’ll do a few more installments about this amazing celebration,
I have so much to report!

It truly was a perfect wedding for so many reasons. But for now, let’s just bask in  the glory of this old barn, brought back to life, because a ten-year-old girl said to her mom over twenty years ago, ” I want to get married in this barn”.

And so it was.

Next up… table settings.

First words: Lindsay & Natalie’s Wedding

Wow, what a weekend.

I am the proudest, happiest, most amazed and grateful mama bear on the west coast.

A magnificent and epic experience for everyone involved.

It was  everything… and the food was close to perfect.

And, I loved my outfit.

Wow, what a wedding.

The ceremony, the reception, the rehearsal dinner, the day after brunch. The camping, the pond, the teamwork and power of the Hog Farm.

So much to share.

But for now, I’m gonna let this picture do all the talking,

while I maintain my glow.

What a night!!