A Beautiful Wedding at The Blue Dress Barn

Earlier in September my niece had her wedding at a gorgeous, fairy tale setting-an old dairy farm. It's called The Blue Dress Barn and it's in Benton Harbor, Michigan off a winding country road.  I felt like I was in a scene out of Anne of Green Gables-so many little nooks and crannies, and turns and twists, and little rooms, and hidden places, all dripping with ivy and blooms and vines.  I kept thinking of what it would be to grow up here-it is a child's paradise and just a beautiful, peaceful place for a wedding celebration.

Perhaps, after all, romance did not come into one's life with pomp and blare, 
like a gay knight riding down; 
perhaps it crept to one's side like an old friend through quiet ways; 
perhaps it revealed itself in seeming prose, 
until some sudden shaft of illumination flung athwart its pages 
betrayed the rhythm and the music, 
love unfolded naturally out of a beautiful friendship, 
as a golden-hearted rose slipping from it's green sheath."
LM Montgomery

Here are some (probably too many!) photos I took during this beautiful evening-

The backdrop for the ceremony.

Bridal suite.

The bridesmaids all had different style dresses in this beautiful color.

 Inside was just as gorgeous as outside-

The beautiful couple.

Delicious food.

Her dress was all lace and just gorgeous.

Outside next to the fire pit was a smores station.  One of those bars of chocolate might have been missing a little earlier than the fire pit was started. :)  I'll blame it on a certain little sidekick that follows me everywhere.


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  2. So pretty! Like you said, a fairy tale wedding. I love places like that.

  3. Just gorgeous Sarah... And as you say, very Avonlea-esque!!

  4. Well that was lovely! :D Thank you for sharing. Many blessings to the beautiful bride and handsome groom.

  5. I have not attended a wedding like this yet, but they seem to be growing in popularity. So many beautiful moments captured by you!