Puppy Love: Cocktail Hour, Barn Style

You know how they say there is a silver lining to every cloud? Well, there were definitely plenty of rain clouds moving through on our wedding day, but one particularly awesome silver lining was that our cocktail hour was upgraded from the yard to the barn (without the fee that would have accompanied this upgrade if it were not due to weather). Once we finished up our couple pics, I could not wait to join our guests in the much-adored barn.

Gotta love a place that happens to have a tandem bike leaning against the wall!


Our escort card pennants hung along the open barn walls.



As the sun was setting, the barn stayed softly lit with string lights and candles.


As we joined our family and friends, there was much more hugging:


and laughing:


and picture-taking:


It was so wonderful to be with our family and friends. I was no longer thinking about whether it would rain during pictures, or if I would trip down the aisle. I was ready to kick back, relax, and party the night away with my new hubby!

Did the weather cooperate on your wedding day?

If not, were there any silver linings to the clouds?

*All photos by Lotus Blossom Photography


Girls Get Ready

Arriving at the Venue

The Dalmatians Rehearse

Dress Me Up

An Ode to My Bouquet (and the ‘Bee)

The Dalmatian First Look

Solo Shots

The Boys and Girls

Last Photos as Fiances

Prepping the Scene

The Dalmatians Say I Do

Newlywed Pics Take 1

Newlywed Pics Take 2


Mrs. Dalmatian

Nashville, TN
Wedding Date:
May 2012
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  1. Guest Icon Guest
    anon, Guest @ 7:42 am

    Your wedding is so pretty, I want to live in it.

  2. Member
    Red Poppy 31 posts, Newbee @ 8:07 am

    Your escort card pennants are so, so pretty! Love the candle lanterns too.

  3. genie Bee
    genie 723 posts, Busy bee @ 9:11 am

    That barn is just so gorgeous! What a great perk that came with the rain.

  4. graywolf Bee
    graywolf 725 posts, Busy bee @ 11:45 am

    these pics might be my fave so far. the chandelier!

  5. mspony Bee
    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 5:54 pm

    All the barn details are perfect, love it!

  6. Member
    jacofblues 1468 posts, Bumble bee @ 3:55 am

    Awww the barn looks so fun! The weather was glorious on our wedding day! The perfect temperature! Although the bridesmaids were shivering I couldn’t feel it! I love these pics!

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