A wedding ceremony has a few essentials; a bride and groom, a preacher or officiant to conduct the ceremony, vows of some sort stating their promises, sharing of rings, a kiss to seal the deal, and a pronouncement of the new union. Cut and dry – that is all that it has to be………and some actually want it as short and sweet as possible…..but some go to great lengths to make it more unique and more special. Let me share some of the interesting ceremony “rituals” that we saw this year.
Trends from 2017 that I saw are listed below. It certainly doesn’t mean that you can’t buck the trend or go full steam ahead with a 2015 trend. Your wedding should be you…..so very you. That said…..this might be an interesting list to read.
(1) Naked Cakes – These have been around for a while but a majority of our 2017 cakes were indeed naked.
Every year we review every photo that has been shared with us by our brides and talented photographers. It is always an enjoyable yet pain-staking project to narrow down our very best photos – looking for those that have that extra “it-factor” that makes it stand out amongst the rest. Sometimes it is the pose, the location, the lighting effect, but each photo looks like you could easily be flipping through a famous bride magazine and see it. Kudos to all of the photographers whose talent shined above the rest.
These four photos are our most favorites. We would actually have a hard time picking a best of best out of these…..they all are extra special in various ways. This first one is of Devin and Justin by Katie Britt Photography who ventured down to the creek and bravely found her way into the middle of it on a ledge of rocks. All things come together to make this special beyond the location – the leaves, the lighting, and the gentle pose that Devin is in.
Finally here, we are ready to showcase our top 20 picks from 2016 that we feel are “Magazine Worthy.” These are just stand out photos that have some uniqueness to them that make them have a wow factor…..where I could easily see these in a bridal magazine.
We were tickled pink last year when we were given the honor of “Top 24 Best Barn Venues” by Green Wedding Shoes.com which is a highly ranked online all-things-weddings website. Same year we made the “How Romantic: 10 Wedding Venues We’ve Fallen For” by Here Comes the Guide – another online wedding website. Well – drum roll – we were just notified that we have made the big league…..at least the online big league.
Country Living has included The Barn at High Point Farms on their “30 of the Most Beautiful Barns for Weddings” list. Yeah!….Country Living – we adore that magazine. As of right now – I know it is online. I don’t know yet if there is any hope that it will be published in print or not…but for now – we are still quite giddy at the recognition!
Here is a link to the online Country Living Online Magazine article. Please check it out. We are so appreciative of this prestigious honor. There is much competition in an every growing list of barn venues. We strive to be unique, to be authentic, to be personal, to be real. When these bits of credit come our way, it does help to affirm our efforts. These articles are not created to give exposure to their wedding venue advertisers like so many. When the local paper or even local magazines tout certain venues – it is because you pay to be on the list. This particular list was created through a collaboration between those at Country Living and The Venue Report (a prestigious online site that selectively provides information about quality venues through out the world).