In today’s Blog, I consider the subject of Barn Weddings.

When I ask Brides what it was that attracted them to consider having a Barn Wedding, they said they wanted to think outside of the box and provide their guests with an experience that was different than a traditional ballroom style wedding.  They were drawn to the natural elements and beautiful features of a barn; the open concept, the warmth of the wood, the rustic features, and the beautiful beams.

And I grin from ear to ear every time I hear this, because this wish list brings me back in time to why I chose La Piece – The Room as the perfect location for my first wedding venue!  I fell in love with The Room because of the warmth of the space and the rustic appeal of the beautiful refinished hardwood floors and beams.  I loved that the open concept aspect of the room could be customized with decorative drapes and panels to be as open or cozy as we wanted.

And then Brides tell me the challenges they faced when they tried to picture their wedding in a Barn.  Where would the aisle be?  Where would the guests be seated?  Where would the dance floor be?  How many guests can they invite?  Where are the restrooms?  Do you have air conditioning and plumbing?  Do I really want a truly rustic wedding?  These are all important things to consider in whatever Venue you choose for your wedding!

As a Designer and a Planner, I had to be sure to take all of these important elements into consideration.  On the dial of wedding styles, you have “rustic” on one extreme and “modern/elegant” on the other, with “industrial/chic” in the middle.  With Designs by Anna, me and my team can transform The Room to reflect your style and color palette, to be rustic or elegant or anything in-between.  La Piece – The Room was designed to be best of all worlds, where you can combine styles with modern conveniences and together we produce your vision of your perfect wedding.

Am I the only one who feels like life is just way too busy?  Do we take the time to Celebrate important events or achievements?  And when we do plan something special for someone, do we get so overwhelmed with the details that we forget what it is we are Celebrating to begin with?  Or do we have to cut the preparations or Celebration short because our lives are scheduled back to back?  Today, I reflect on my passion for Celebrations and why it is important for all of us to Celebrate.

When I opened La Piece, I had to think about who we wanted to be.  There are so many beautiful venues.  What do we want to offer?  What makes us different?  I really wanted to make sure (and I have to constantly remind myself) not to get so distracted with all the mundane things in life, that we loose the passion behind the true reason for the Celebration.  I love hosting events where I can help people “take a time out” from all the demands of life.  And help people focus on thinking and creating a special day where all of the work is done ahead of time so everyone can actually be present to enjoy the day and reflect on the love surrounding the special Celebration.

I hope that through our Blogs, you will be inspired and encouraged to find moments throughout your week, month, year and life to be content and to Celebrate!