I loved having my wedding and reception at the home where I'd grown up. LOVED IT! I loved having the ceremony on the edge of the woods where I'd spent hours building forts with my siblings, carved my name in a large tree, and caught fireflies on warm summer evenings. I have so many wonderful memories of that place and I'm so thankful I could start a new chapter of my life at the place that I hold so dear.
I loved having the reception under the open sky as the sun was setting and then seeing the twinkling of white lights and candles. I wasn't sure how I'd be feeling having all eyes on me and having to say hello to everyone during the reception because I don't love being the center of attention. But I ended up loving every moment of it! I loved the relaxing atmosphere of the night, I loved our cheese and fruit table, I loved our simple menu of salad and lasagne, loved our band!