Posts Tagged ‘The Celebration Barn’

Wildflowers, Wine Bottles, and the Monster Cookie Recipe

July 20, 2009

6/4/2011 Update: The Celebration Barn is now closed. For more information, click here.

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After Katie’s (our younger daughter) and Joe’s July 19th, 2008, wedding, a family friend said that the wedding and reception were simple yet elegant, and that, “That’s Katie.”  Katie and Joe have very similar tastes and therefore came up with the idea of having our own wildflowers as reception centerpieces.  They also chose to have a box of monster cookies as a small gift for each guest at the reception.

Where Katie was raised outside of Perry, Iowa, Bill (my husband) planted wildflowers so he could avoid the difficult-to-mow hills.  The kind of wildflower typically plentiful in July where we live is the Purple Coneflower.  They are gorgeous.  And…free.  A nice combination when planning a wedding reception. more


From Trevi Fountain to The Celebration Barn

July 18, 2009

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Two years ago on May 28, 2007, Bill’s and my now son-in-law, Joe Moon, asked our daughter, Katie, if she would marry him.  A week prior, Joe asked Bill and me for our permission to ask Katie to be his bride.  Because we (and Katie) enjoy and appreciate Joe so much, we were elated to be asked.  Also, because we then knew Joe planned to ask Katie the following week, we had much anticipation (but not as much as Joe!). more…