Of all the years past, present and future to be a Bride, 2020 takes not only the cake, but the Wedding Cake, for royally messing with their plans and their hearts! The very day that many girls dream about for their entire lives, has been flipped, flopped, rearranged and in many cases, completely canceled!
Makenzi, a lifelong family friend had to postpone her dream wedding until next year but naturally, her and her fiance Ben didn’t want to wait until then to seal their commitment. Immediately upon learning that they needed a venue to host their ceremony, which included a small group of close family and friends, my excitement grew and I knew that was something we could provide! I mentioned it to my husband and within minutes, a message was sent and plans were underway!
The mission statement that was placed on my heart at the beginning of this year was, Healing Hearts Through Hospitality at Hope Hill Farm. Hope Hill Farm was made for moments and opportunities like this! 🙂
Makenzi and Ben’s original plans simply weren’t able to happen, therefore they were completely prepared to make it official at the courthouse, if Plan B didn’t work out. That right there, seemingly took away any unnecessary pressure that myself or my husband may have felt and we were able to solely focus on the mission at hand. There was no need to stress over should-haves, could-haves or speculated wedding day mishaps. This special couple was getting married and THAT was the ONLY thing that mattered!
I have to admit, standing next to the photographer as she captured this image, I felt tears welling up in my eyes. This picture signifies a dream, my dream, that became reality. I am so humbled and so grateful that God would trust our family with a property that has the potential to touch countless lives for years to come.
The front porch is one of my favorite features of our home. It is one of my favorite places to escape to and dream of days like this. It is a space that helped inspire me to create Hope Hill Hospitality and a place that I look forward to welcoming many guests in the future.
Wedding rings on old rusty barbed wire?! Come on?! That right there is the epitome of a traditional farmhouse wedding and is the creativity of the one and only Genny, of Gen of Eve Photography! http://www.genofevephotography.com
I love this image of the wedding rings on the American Flag! So Timeless and Beautiful! This custom wood American Flag was created by Mitch @ Latta Wood Creations. http://www.lattawoodcreations.com You can also follow his wife Stephanie’s blog for some amazing tips! 🙂 http://www.abuilderswife.com
The Classic Red Chevy, donated by family friends as a photo prop, was certainly the Cherry on Top that day! It sure looked pretty Sweet here on the Farm! 🙂