Choosing a Wedding Venue – Ritzy Ranch!

Wedding VenueChoosing the wedding venue is one of the most important decisions to make as you start planning for a wedding.  It is also one of the first decisions that needs to be made as the most popular venues book up quickly.  The venue sets the tone for the entire wedding with its style, decor, and location.

My daughter’s wedding was in October at Ritzy Ranch in Bolivar, Missouri.  It was a wonderful venue that exceeded our expectations in every way!  It is a barn shaped building that is decorated with many shabby chic touches including chandeliers, chalkboards, and other rustic decor items.  The decor really set the tone for our formal-meets-barn wedding!  (This post main contain affiliate links.  This means that if you purchase a product through a link we have here in the post, we may be compensated at no cost to you.)

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Front Porch Friday

Front PorchHappy Friday!  Welcome back!  We made it through the wedding and it was amazing!  The bride was stunning, the venue was beautiful, and it was a great day celebrating with family and friends!  I will share more in the days to come…how we styled the barn doors and crates for the backdrop, the table centerpieces and decor, and how we put together the food table for the reception.  This post contains affiliate links.

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Front Porch Friday – Wedding, Walking, and Wonderful Music!

Apple Butter Makin DaysWelcome to Front Porch Friday!  We are in all-out wedding preparation mode!  For those of you who don’t know, my daughter’s wedding is Saturday, October 28th! We are getting really excited!  We have finished the wedding favor boxes (see the post about them here!), started packing the crates with all of the things we are taking to the wedding venue, and going over all of our lists for the hundredth time!

Lynn and I went to Mount Vernon, Missouri on Sunday for Apple Butter Makin’ Days, which is a great fall festival with crafts, food, and of course, apple butter!  She will be sharing more about our trip next week.  My favorite part was the church service in the town square on Sunday morning.  It was a brisk, cool morning and as we walked around the square, you could hear beautiful old hymns and wonderful praise and worship music.  It was awesome to be outside and enjoy!

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Wedding Favors/Gift Boxes

Wedding Favors/Gift BoxesWe made wedding favor gift boxes!  We are getting ready for the wedding!  It is Saturday, October 28th and we are in working on the final preparations.  We wanted to have favors that looked rustic yet simple.  So we chose these gift boxes that we found at Hobby Lobby:






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Barn Doors for a Barn Wedding



We “made” our own barn doors for the upcoming wedding!  Let me explain:  My daughter is getting married at a rustic, beautiful red barn wedding venue in October.  She wanted something special for the backdrop for the actual ceremony but also one that she could keep and use in their new home. 

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