I never would have dreamed that our working horse ranch would one day become the most beautiful and cherished wedding venue imaginable.
After my daughter got engaged, she started looking for outdoor barn wedding venues. After touring several options, she came to me one evening with that look in her eye… You know, the look that says, “Mom, I’m about to ask for something big!”
She proceeded to announce that she wanted to have her wedding right here at our ranch! I wish I could have seen the perplexed look on my face as she said to me, “Mom, our barn is just as beautiful as the one I just visited. So why not just have my wedding here?”
I reluctantly agreed and secretly thought she had lost her mind. So then the transformation began… We cleaned and painted and then cleaned and painted some more. We planned and decorated and then suddenly voila!! Our beautiful horse barn was magically transformed into a wedding wonderland! I had no idea how this one life event in our family would change the course of the future for our ranch.
The honor of witnessing relationships move to the next level as they exchange their vows under the same old large oak tree that my daughter married under, is rewarding all in itself. But even years after our couples have ridden off into the sunset, I love to see the joy they experience when they have their first child together. The excitement and pride they experience when they purchase their first home, start a new career or get a promotion! And most of all, I love seeing them celebrate their anniversaries year after year as it gives me great pleasure to know that it all started right here!