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.”
Here are some (probably too many!) photos I took during this beautiful evening-
The backdrop for the ceremony.
The bridesmaids all had different style dresses in this beautiful color.
Inside was just as gorgeous as outside-
The beautiful couple.
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.