Rachel and PJ’s Big Red Barn Wedding

Rachel from the Design Department here….What an exciting time at ForYourParty.com! We are growing like crazy and we have just started featuring Real Parties on our blog! It’s so great to see our beautiful customers and the way they use our product at their creative parties. As one of the first photographers/designers at ForYourParty, personalized accessories have made an appearance at almost every party I’ve hosted. The biggest and best party being my big red barn wedding in 2010. Since then, adorable babies have come our way, and we moved to Nashville for my husband’s music career. So it’s nice to reflect on where it all began, here is a glimpse of our wedding day, June 26, 2010.

We included Personalized Napkins, Cigar Matches and Programs featuring Studio R’s Floral Silhouette Design and of course beautifully foil stamped invitations. We were married at a Catholic Church in St. John, Indiana and loved including our families, friends and youth group in our upbeat mass. Our reception was in a big red barn at County Line Orchard in Hobart, IN. We shared family style dinners, went on a tractor pull and had a rocking band that kept the dance floor packed. One of the best moments was when PJ played James Taylor’s Carolina on my Mind for my daddy-daughter dance. When we envisioned our wedding day, we wanted to create a vibrant, kid-friendly atmosphere and make sure our guests felt relaxed and happy. We accomplished this by having a photobooth with funny costumes, cornhole for guests to play and even had a soda and popcorn bar. Everything went off without a hitch and we had the best day of our lives seriously…well the honeymoon was pretty great too! Rome, Santorini and Paris…ahh to be back there.

The details…I did my own flowers, a little crazy, but I wanted to keep it simple. I collected blue wine bottles and put a single gerber daisy in each bottle, and put a collection of these on each table as a centerpiece. Sari, President of FYP, and a great friend, helped decorate the barn the day before and having her expertise was a huge bonus! We had customized Cellophane Bags at our candy bar from local Albanese Candy Factory. Clare Britt, a friend and fellow shooter, from Rick Aguilar Photography photographed us and had us laughing all day. Jet Kaiser, our videographer, was the star of the day, please make sure to watch the video he created below. He is a very talented and sought-after artistic videographer out of Indianapolis.

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