We new we wanted to have our wedding at Alan’s family’s farm. There were so many beautiful backdrops outside. The barn started off as the backup plan if it rained. Everyone worked hard to help clean it out and when we saw the finished product, it didn’t make sense to have it be a maybe. Why have two plans that were dependent on last minute weather conditions, when we had this fabulous space waiting to be decorated.
One side of the barn still had some larger things that had to stay. A tractor, some coffins (eek!) and old wagons that were too big and fragile to move. We both come from a long line of quilters so we came up with the idea to divide the barn with family quilts. Mothers, Aunts, Grandmothers, Great Grandmothers, and even Great Great Grandmothers were represented. It added so much colour and our own family touch.
In order, quilts made by: Alan’s mother, my grandmother, my mother, and Alan’s great great grandmother
Alan’s grandmother’s quilt peeking out from behind a chair planter.
The quilt my mom made me as a High School graduation gift. It currently lives on our bed.
One especially bright quilt made by Alan’s mom titled “Twisted Knickers” became our alter at the front of the barn.