On a warm, Friday evening, in the hills of Kentucky, we were treated to a very special, wedding rehearsal dinner. Friends from the church the bride grew up in, offered the use of their old barn in the country. It was the perfect place to celebrate with the couple, family and friends.
Up the grassy hill we all walked together, eager to participate in a long awaited evening of celebrating.
My nephew's parents, my sister and brother-in-law hosted the wonderful event. Pictured here, the future bride and groom. Their warm, caring personalities made everyone happy to be a part of their wedding weekend. Many country touches added to the quaintness of the evening.
Name cards were attached to colorful hanging ribbons hung from the wooden rafters, inside the barn door. That was a great idea since most of the guests from the two families did not know each other.
My brother-in-law, sister and their family creatively decorated the old barn. The strings of lights added the perfect ambience to the event. The borrowed tables and chairs provided seating for all the guests.
The centerpieces were created from empty baked bean cans and bright colored, faux flowers.
My husband with the groom to be and his brother, nephews he remembers holding as babies.
My sister, her daughter and our daughter in the blue.
Old canning jars were wired onto wooden branches and held small votive candles. These homemade lanterns were hung throughout the property.
At the end of the evening, we all experienced an added blessing. The most brilliant, beautiful sunset filled the sky, creating interesting shadows from the remaining clouds.
Thanks to my neice for sharing some of these pictures.