Posts tagged #barn weddings

Who's Who of 2014

Have I mentioned how blessed we have been since starting Le Rae Events?  2014 was filled with so much gorgeousness and it was not an easy task to pick our favorite moments.  For many of these categories, we enlisted the help of our awesome Facebook and Instagram fans to narrow down the list.  Enjoy our stroll down last year's memory lane in the gallery below and let us know in the comment section what you love best!

The Wedding Favor - Vendor Highlights

You've probably already guessed it but the venue for The Wedding Favor will be The Barn at Pisgah Hill.  This whole idea never seemed right until we had our own venue.  The chosen couple will have their ceremony and reception here and we couldn't be more thrilled.

Sorry car is not included!  Photo by Wes Roberts Photography

Sunday Soirée

Today's soirée is very special!  Happy Anniversary to Audrey and Ryan!  They were our very first couple to get married at The Barn at Pisgah Hill.  And y'all, I couldn't think of a better couple and family to have shared this moment with!  Could they be any more gorgeous?!

I will never forget Mrs. Jenny, Audrey's mom, calling me for the first time.  She was almost frantic!  Word on the street was that we were building a barn and that is what her daughter wanted.  I remember not being available to meet that day and she was afraid their date would get taken.  Inside I chuckled, because at the time there was dirt, but I calmly assured her I would "hold" her date until we met.  When we did, this is what they saw.  A model sitting on a flat bed trailer.  They fell in love.  Not just with the idea, but with surroundings.  I can't describe the calmness and serenity Pisgah Hill brings.  I am forever thankful for the trust this family put in us!

There were so many fun details in this wedding and many of them were done by the bride and her mom.  From hand sewn bow ties for the guys, to hand painted drinking jars for guests, these two added adorable personal touches to the day.

My favorite detail had to be the card catalogs.  Playing off of the fact that Ryan is a teacher, we used an old card catalog to house the salad bar and another for a floral focal arrangement.

But y'all it flooded that day and I mean flooded.  About an hour or so before the ceremony, I gave Audrey my rain boots and with tears in our eyes we walked down to the pond where the ceremony was set up.  It had rained so much that is was complete mud.  I remember telling her "this is your day and we will do exactly what you want but your dress will never be the same".  She decided to have it inside the barn.

In 30 minutes we moved the reception elements to the sides of the barn, turned the band's stage into a ceremony backdrop, and lined up chairs for guests in the center.  It turned out to be gorgeous!

After the ceremony, the rain had stopped and guests were able to enjoy the outdoor food truck where we served sliders, mini hot dogs, fries, and wings.

This is just an iPhone picture but I had to include it.

Despite the monsoon it was a fabulous soirée!  Not only were they the first couple at The Barn, but this was also the first wedding Le Rae had featured on Southern Weddings!  One year later, and I am still giddy about these images by the amazingly talented Leslie Hollingsworth.

Venue:  The Barn at Pisgah Hill

Photography:  Leslie Hollingsworth Photography

Catering:  Red's Little School House

Design, Florals, Styling:  Le Rae Events

Rentals:  Brendle Rentals

Bridal Gown:  Allure

Bridesmaids Dresses:  ModCloth

Band:  The Syndicate Band


WOW!  We heard it was coming but seeing is believing and it feels good y'all!  We are beside ourselves at the favor and blessings God is already showing us in 2014.  And we're only 2 weeks in!  Y'all hop on over to Southern Weddings blog and check out Audrey and Ryan's wedding we did at The Barn at Pisgah Hill.  WOOOHOOO!

I LOVE.....Jeremiah 29:11

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I'm sorry that I am sliding in tonight at THE last minute!  Almost, by the hair of my chinny chin chin.  Today has been crazy good and I am whooped.  I did a walk through, a little pickin' adventure, took care of linen selections for a few upcoming weddings (some at Pisgah Hill), and had a great chat with my friend Natalie from Brendle Rentals.  This twelve hour day, ended with painting 100 of 350 metal plates for the barn (which will start going "up" NEXT weekend).

I hate to take the easy way out, but a few months back I blogged about Hiccups and a Cure using this verse.  Jeremiah 29:11 is probably my all time favorite (although there are some that come real close).  I got such great response from y'all that I decided to link you back to the post I did just a short time back!  

The gift I am adding today is this scripture hand lettered and framed by me.  Hope you enjoy!  (Giveaway details below)


DAY 1 - I LOVE.....KC 





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