Andrew and Amanda’s Wedding

Although the rest of the barn is not ready for the Winery to use yet, it has come along way in the last month. It was just enough space for a 45 person wedding. It’s amazing what you can do with fabric and twinkle lights! Eventually it will be a perfect size for private events at the Winery like bridal showers or painting events.


But for the Winery to use it we would need the proper inspections first.

Posted by Samantha Weyant Shaffer and Anja Weyant

What’s in the rest of the barn?

Zach and his friends have been working hard on the center section of the barn.  They are preparing for a small wedding this weekend.  Zach leveled and secured the floor with insulation and plywood.  They also drywalled and primed several sections of wall.

For the wedding twinkle lights and fabric will be hung to cover the unfinished areas.  This will be a great practice run for when the Winery holds events in the future.  It will also serve as extra space when the weather is too poor to use the deck.

There is still a lot of work to be done before it is ready to use by the Winery but the progress is exciting.

Posted by Anja Weyant and Samantha Weyant Shaffer

Another Barnwedding

We had another beautiful wedding for friends in our barn today.  It was an evening event and though it was quite warm, it was a wonderful afternoon and evening for an outside ceremony. 

The wedding was quite unique, in that the bride and her father rode to the ceremony on horseback and the flower-girl was leading another horse ahead of them.  The horses were decorated in the wedding colors, and the flower-girl’s horse even had sparkly flowers throughout her mane.  After the wedding, the bride and groom rode once around our pond – and a “just married” sign was pinned to the wrapping of the horse’s tail 🙂

We had offered the use of our barn and did not have to do much else – other than that Jeff had volunteered to make chicken corn soup.  He and Caleb, the bride’s brother, made over 10 gallons of very delicious soup the day before.  The other food was prepared by the bride’s family, including the wedding cake (which the bride had decorated herself).

The ceremony took place by the pond, the dinner afterwards was in the barn.  The bridesmaids, flower girl and “mini-bride” all got dressed in our dining room.  It was a lot of fun to watch the girls get ready.

Everything went off without any hitch – it was a lovely wedding and everyone seemed to have had a great time.

Hopefully we’ll have more pictures to post soon.

Rehearsing with horses

Barn Wedding Weekend Preview

We spent all week getting ready for the wedding – planting flowers, mulching, weeding, mowing, cleaning, decorating and setting up.  It is finally all coming together for our barn wedding:

Set-up for the wedding ceremony below the pond

Dinner setting inside the barn