Last spring our daughter’s friends came to our home and asked my husband and I if we would consider allowing them to host their wedding at Valley View. After careful consideration we all agreed it would be a lovely partnership. We talked about numbers and locations on the property where the various pieces of the wedding would occur.
It was decided that the exchanging of vows would be in the lower gardens by the labyrinth and the reception would center around the barn.
The ladies went off to plan their wedding and Daniel and I were left with the task of readying the barn and gardens for the celebration.
I had visions of flower gardens overflowing with annuals in colors of pink and orange. But alas, that was not to be. A hot dry summer took its toll on the gardens and all I could do was groom and remove dead growth.
A harsh summer thunderstorm took a major branch from the black walnut behind the labyrinth and placed it squarely in the middle of labyrinth. A bench was broken and needed to be repaired and tree limbs needed to be removed from the lower gardens.
So that brings us to today, four weeks before the October 1st wedding. I thought it would be fun to share the transformation of the gardens and the Pennsylvania German Bank barn into a magical space for two very beautiful people.
I hope you stop back frequently to see the progress. Outdoor vignettes will be added and in the final days decorations and tents will be going up! Let me know your thoughts and if there is anything else you’d like to see! Bonnie Michelle