Wednesday, June 6, 2012

The Chapel - sweet, simple and sentimental

Hello friends - today we start another lil' wedding photo journey.  I had the honor of working with a beautiful couple on their wedding recently.  She wanted the reception in their family horse barn and she was absolutely certain she wanted to marry in this chapel.  Why?  because this chapel was built in memory of her late grandfather.  It is small and simple but holds great meaning to this family. 

It is nestled in amongst big shade trees...
 It simply has a ramp to the front door which I hung some tobacco canvas on as well as some springeri and burlap bows. 
 Above the door you will see a plague honoring her grandfather, Herbert Graybeal, which was also my grandmother's brother.  So personally, I don't think she could have picked a better more special place.
 The weather last Saturday was beyond perfect - mid 70's, a gently breeze and loads of sunshine.
 A light post lights the way by night.
 On the door, I placed a pocket wreath filled with roses, mums, springeri, tulips, gardenia leaves, and some daylillies and queen ann's lace that I picked off the side of the road.
 Since I will be sharing their wedding journey - I suppose I better introduce Danielle and Taylor...
 ...and their precious Braelyn.  She and her mother were absolutely beautiful that day.
 So next we will be going to the barn where lots of fun was had by all.  We were surrounded by horses, an owl stayed perched in the rafters watching our every move, I lived in a bucket loader on the front end of a tractor for a couple of nights hanging canvas but it was fun and I loved every minute of it.
See ya soon!


8 comments:

Our French Inspired Home said...

What a cute place! Love the sign at the bottom. Will have to remember that one.

Holly Hills Primitives said...

Can't wait to see more!

Country Dreaming said...

So cute! Can't wait for more!!!!

Melinda

NanaDiana said...

Cathy- What a beautiful post. The bride and groom are darling and that sweet little girl is just beautiful. xo Diana

Country Gal said...

Fantastic photos . What a sweet family . Love the church . Have a wonderful day !

Sandie said...

Hey Cathy! Can't wait for the rest! Love the chapel!

polkadotpeticoat said...

Just beautiful....

Tracy Marie said...

How beautiful :) I love the sign!