Blog... what you need to know
You know when we book weddings we have no idea of what the weather will really be like. It was a cold day in December when Sarah and Tj came out and said yes to our venue. Many plans were made in hopes of a perfect spring day with the dogwoods in bloom. Well I think they had the entire church praying for a beautiful weather day for their ceremony. Here are the pictures and I think you will agree... It was a perfect spring day! Wonderful photos Melissa!
And here is a google photo of the barn!
Bride - Sarah Junco Petito
Groom - T.J. Petito
Wedding Date: April 1, 2017
Photographer - Melissa Pepin; https://melissapepinphotography.shootproof.com/
Wedding planner - Kristy Shorr and helped by Tammy Wachter (friends)
Florist - Design House of Flowers, Buford GA; http://designhouseofflowers.com/
Cake - I Do Cakes at THe Baking Grounds, Buford GA; http://www.thebakinggrounds.com/
Caterer - Taqueria El Antojito, Oakwood, GA; https://www.facebook.com/elantojitotacos/
Entertainment - Joe Walters DJ - friend
Officiant - Travis Deans
Dress Designer - Sarah Seven brand with a couple people adding their own touches; Asheville shop called Wildflower Boutique
Bridesmaids - mixture
Groom attire - mixture
Groomsmen - mixture
**Mixer and Maker on Etsy gave great gifts to guys (beard oil!) Check her out: https://www.etsy.com/shop/MixerandMaker?ref=search_shop_redirect
**Also, please shoutout to the girl who did my finger tree/programs: Fold and Stitch on Etsy; https://www.etsy.com/shop/FoldAndStitch?ref=shop_sugg
Hair and Makeup: Jade Jamrozy; http://www.jjroze.com/
Rentals: Lanier Tent Rentals
Invitations: Fast Printing and Signs in Rome GA
Well the photos from our brides are beginning to come in. They are wonderful. Here are the photos from our November bride Emily Hammond Olvera. Below please find the credits for her party including her photographer Ralston Cash.
Bride- Emily Hammond
Groom- Daniel Olvera
Wedding Date- November 12, 2016 at The Farmhouse at 30542
Photographer- Ralston Cash (main shooter) + River West Photography (second shooter)
-Ralston does not have a website yet, but is planning to start one (I was his first wedding)
-River’s website: http://www.riverwest.co
Wedding Planner – Megan Arnold, no company or website, just a friend who is awesome.
Florist – Kim King, Buds and Blossoms Florist
Cake Vendor – Calliope Sweets (downtown Flowery Branch)
Caterer – Lorettas Country Kitchen
Entertainment (Dj/Band) – Backwoodz Boyz Entertainment, no website.
Officiant – Scot Taylor
Dress Designer or Bridal Boutique – Affordable Bridal (Buford, GA)
Bridesmaid Dresses – Lulu’s and Charlotte Russe (I let the girls choose whatever dress they wanted, just gave them a color scheme to stay with)
Groomsmen Attire – Old Navy (shirts/pants), Zumies (Stance socks), Amazon (bow ties and suspenders)
Hair Stylist – Kelly Lingle, no personal website or company – just a friend who is awesome.
-Phone: 678 – 983 - 8560
Make-up Artist – Kelly Lingle, no personal website or company – just a friend who is awesome
-Phone: 678 – 983 - 8560
Invitations – DigArt Designs – https://www.etsy.com/shop/DigartDesigns
-She sent me the digital files and I got them printed off Vistaprint.com
Transportation – No transportation was needed for this!
White Doors we used for decoration beside the guestbook table – Bailey and Josh Taylor made those. They are really awesome at pallet/wood crafts. Can contact them for any inquiries!
-Bailey or Josh Taylor: 770 – 561 – 8328
What a whirlwind day! Last Sunday we hosted a beautiful wedding under the barn on a gray day in December. You would never have known that the sun was not shining for this glowing bride. What a beautiful bride! Everyone hustled and bustled around preparing the chairs and tables. There was a beautiful grapevine arbor made by the bride's father, roses, lace and rustic touches throughout. I cannot wait to see the photos. Here are a few snapshots ...
Well today if finished and published The Farmhouse's first wedding planner! "Your best wedding planner 2017-2018" is now available through blurb books. I hope to continue the tradition each year offering a new wedding planner with select photography from our previous year's weddings. I am including a link to where you may purchase a copy for yourself or a bride you know who is planning her wedding. I have also designed a sticker sheet available at The Farmhouse to accompany the planner. Blurb Books offers special %off discounts through out the year so be sure to like their Facebook page and get your coupon code! Right now they are having a 30% off coupon on all books!
My sketchbook planner will be revised for the 2017 year next week.
Rachael Goodman with Six hearts photography and Far out Galaxy, was at our our open house on November 19. She has sent us some beautiful photos and the fun we had at the photo booth. Here are the links to the photos faroutgalaxy.smugmug.com/Portraits/The-Farmhouse/i-rkJ9tqs and the photo booth pictures We had the best time! It really adds to your party!
I have added a calendar to the website with our booked dates. Yay! If you have paid your deposit and returned your contract, your date is confirmed and booked on the calendar. Now you can see what dates are available at just a glance before contacting me. Please share with your friends looking for a venue. There are spring, summer and a few fall dates available. We unexpectedly had a cancellation for the end of October so let's get that date filled.
November 19 from 12-3 pm we will have our second bridal showcase. Artful cakes by Julie is hosting a cake tasting at the Farmhouse. There will be other vendors like local floral designer Cindy Rose of CE Florals, two photographers on site.... Allison Little will be signing up engagement sessions and Rachael Goodman with Six Hearts Photography, will be discussing your wedding day photos and videos. TheRobot photobooth will be here to set up and show you just how much fun a professional photo booth can add to your event. So come ready to take a photograph (dress up!). Southeastern Events and Sound will be providing us some great background music. They are providing a coupon for $ off if you book at our event. So, take a minute to discuss your playlist with Chris and John. We will have Audrey Jones, a certified wedding planner and Travel Advisor with Georgia TLC Events. She has all the answers to your planning questions. Her husband Mike will be there offering tux rental too.
If you will click the link below to register for the event. We need to know how much cake to have on hand. I will be showing all you brides who don't have their venue yet around the Farmhouse and outdoor areas including our new barn pavilion. We hope to see you here.
The photos are beginning to come in from our October photographers. Jenn Lennox with Mystic Moments Photography has shared some wonderful photos of our October 8th bride, Kiersten Baltus Bruce. You can see the entire album here on her facebook https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.897833570318258&type=3
I have added a few of my favorites here. Thank you for sharing your precious moments with us!
And here is her vendor list:
Bride- Kiersten Bruce
Groom- Jordan Bruce
Photographer- Mystic Moment Photography, Jen Lennox
Wedding Planner- N/A (friend who is not a professional)
Cake Vendor-N/A (friend who is not a professional)
Caterer-N/A (friend who is not a professional)
Entertainment (Dj/Band) Coy Butler
Officiant- Lee Baker
Dress Designer or Bridal Boutique- Charm, than found it online.
Bridesmaid Dresses, Dillards
Grooms Attire, JCPenny
Groomsmen Attire JCPenny
Hair Stylist- Amy McGinnins
Make-up Artist- Amy McGinnins
Invitations- Etsy, printed at Staples
Transportation- My own car
Any other Vendor who made your day special!
Videographer- Derek Davis
Tables and Chairs- Lanier Rentals
Family friend and photographer from Iowa, Camie Treptau, sent me these wonderful shots of our October 1 bride Ali Avery and her Groom Walker Bengtson. I am looking forward to seeing all the wonderful photos from her photographer Carson Travers Photography's. So... more to come later.
September 24 from 12-4 pm we will have our first bridal showcase. Artful cakes by Julie is hosting a cake tasting at the Farmhouse. There will be other vendors like local florist Design House Weddings, several photographers, bridal alterations by Jill Peterson who is a master seamstress with the Gainesville Ballet, enjoy the fresh makeup design by Gracie Braselton ( she does gorgeous eyes and may just make yours over while you are there). She is bringing along a stylist for you to talk with about your favorite up do for your day too. We will have an event planner duo... Sisters Adventure. They will be providing us with some yummy treats. And that's not all they do, Reclaimed and Renewed is their Handmade and handcrafted items from pallets, and recovered lumber business. Maybe they will bring in some samples. If you will click the link above to register for the event. We need to know how much cake to have on hand. I will be showing all you brides who don't have their venue yet around the Farmhouse and outdoor areas. We hope to see you there.