Tuesday, February 26

The Perfect October Wedding

Here we go again, ready or not! We just hit that magical time period, the six months pre-wedding completely occupied with jittery excitement and chaotic commotion. The countdown has officially started ticking: 180 days until Kristi walks down the aisle.

Let me back up and say, I cannot be happier about this time. Though, the pre-wedding planning can be a lot of work and completely nuts, I would do it over and over for Kristi, (or any of my sisters at that.) I already know that Kristi & Cameron’s wedding day will be one of the happiest days of my life. I usually hate using cliché phrases, but I really couldn’t have asked the Lord to bless Kristi with a better man. I adore their wholesome relationship and already view Cameron as part of our family.

Additionally, I absolutely LOVE weddings. I mean… I love love LOVE weddings. The entire concept of family and good friends joining together to celebrate and support a new couple’s love & friendship is beautiful and SO happy. I think I would go to a wedding every day if I could without being considered a total weirdo.

But, back to the planning madness. Kristi has already chosen her venue to be at Millikan Farms. She’s getting married at our childhood church and then the guests will make a short drive out to the barn for the reception. I am PUMPED about having the reception at Milikan Farms. We have visited the venue a lot, and it is on an absolutely stunning piece of land. The barn has been renovated inside too, which makes a world of difference (still barn feel, less barn smell.) Kristi’s only concern is to make sure the reception feels much more southern classic, rather than western rodeo.

Millikan Farms:

Here are some pictures we are using as inspiration for barn décor. What do y’all think?


  1. Oh my goodness I can't wait for pictures of the big day! The venue looks beautiful! It's going to be gorgeous :)

  2. That barn is awesome! I'm sure it will look great! One of my friends was married in a similar venue last year, and had the same concerns about it being too "western". Everything turned out great, and so classic southern. I'm sure Kristi's will too!


  3. Hi there! I have ventured over from the GFC blog hop. I'm enjoying this little peak into your world! Just lovely! XOXO, Mandi @ All My Happy Endings

  4. Oh my word! I have never seen a barn venue this gorge! I love all the idea possibilities! I did the shutters for our wedding and displayed them at our reception! I have a tutorial on my blog, as well as my obsession with wedding planning :)

  5. I luv it! Just Beautiful!

    ~ Jill


  6. Ohhh I bet this will be a lovely wedding!
    Thanks for linking up for WW :)
    I'm your newest GFC follower!


  7. pretty blog! New follower, just found you through blog hop! Can't wait to read more. Zoe @ Turquoisebohemian.com

  8. That venue....oh my goodness. It's going to be gorgeous! I can't wait to see pictures!!!

  9. Just wanted to say "hi"! I found you through blog hop. I think the inspiration pictures fits perfectly with the barn background. Can't wait to see the wedding pictures.


  10. I love all of it! If my hubby and I renew, I'm doing an autumn barn themed party! I found you through the Thirsty Thursday Linky Party!


  11. Beautiful! I had a similar rustic country theme for my wedding. The joining of two people in a covenant with God is beautiful all in itself.


  12. I want to a rustic wedding like this so bad! It's all lovely!

  13. This is a great place! The first photo of the farm definitely caught my attention; I definitely like the lighting of the barn as it creates a dramatic effect that is perfect for a wedding reception. Anyway, I always envision parties inside a barn as a lively one – with dancing and bonding with friends and family. I'm sure all will have a great time during the reception. =)

    Hildred Congdon


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