We just love how our pews looked at this beautiful barn wedding! Held at the bride's family farm, they created their own wedding chapel in the barn by stacking hay bales for walls. How creative! We hope these newlyweds are enjoying their married life in Denver! Thank you Lauri Ann for all of the beautiful photos!
What was the convincing factor that made you realize you needed pews at your wedding?
My husband, Trey, and I both grew up in Montgomery, AL, with our church families being an important part of our lives; so when it came to choosing location, the church building was the obvious choice. But because I have lived on my family's farm my whole life and it was the site of several other family members' weddings, it was very important to me to have the ceremony somewhere on Greer Farm. Both locations in one was the challenge. I wanted the sacred sentiment of the church brought to the farm and pews were the perfect way to turn our hay barn into a wedding chapel!
What was your first reaction to seeing the pews at your ceremony?
The first time I saw the pews in place was when I stepped into the chapel to meet Trey for the first time that day. It was just Trey, me, and our photographer. I remember walking down the aisle between the pews to meet Trey at the front but, unlike in rehearsal, everything felt real. It was like the pews brought with them the finality that today was the day we were at last getting married. One glance into the chapel and you knew that a good and happy event was about to occur.
What would you say to brides who are considering having our church pews as a part of their ceremony?
I would say go with the pews and rid yourself of the stress that all the other decorations bring. The simple elegance of the pews is stunning and all the decoration you need.
Of all the compliments you received on your wedding, what was your favorite one about the pews?
Although I can't remember a specific quote, the general impression I received from our guests was that the pews fully transformed our barn into a wedding chapel . . . and I quite agree.