3 Reasons Why a Barn Wedding in Oregon May Be Perfect For You
If you’ve already got your heart set on a barn wedding in Oregon then you may not need any more convincing about what makes these occasions so special. And if that’s the case, then you can skip right on over to our weddings page here to get all the details about putting together your special event at our Miller Farm Retreat.
But if you’re just dipping your toes in the water or you’re perhaps unsure of what kind of wedding you want or where, then the rest of this entry is for you!
Reason #1: Barn Wedding Location are the perfect mix between Natural and Accessible!
Many Northwesterners love their nature. We love getting out in nature, exploring nature and appreciate nature. But all that nature doesn’t necessarily make things easy if you want to mix it in with an event full of 100s of friends and family–particularly with a white wedding gown, expensive shoes and the possibility of rain. So that’s where Barn locations come in to the rescue! Farms offer up natural amenities (buildings, lodging, bathrooms, etc) while being conveniently placed in a natural setting with trees, animals, orchards, flowers, pastures and their brethren.
It’s a beautiful blend between man and nature which makes for a gorgeous and convenient wedding!
Reason #2: A Barn Wedding Merges Creativity with a Classic Feel
Barn locations already provide a lot of their own background scenery for the wedding–but that doesn’t mean the wedding couple can’t add their own special spice to the arrangement by focusing on the finer details. Take a look at some of these fine examples from RusticWeddingChic.com. The dresses, the food, the flowers, the silverware, etc, all the smaller details speak to the wedding couples’ own unique spirit.
Yet for all the unique spirit of the barn wedding adventure, there is the classic feel of the old ways. Barns were most likely one of the original wedding locations of the world (at least in America), for if the event wasn’t held in the chapel where else could it have been?
Reason #3: A Barn Wedding Gives Your Guests an Experience!
With a barn wedding, you get to be that wedding on people’s calendar that says to them, “oh now this one will be interesting!” Church weddings can be a struggle for many guests. They love the couple and the moment they are having, but beyond that there isn’t much to look upon and take in. With an outdoor barn wedding, however, you get to be the focus of attention in a beautiful painting–so that guests can feel like the day isn’t just about you and your love, but also about the grand experience of everyone present!
As one barn-wedding enthusiast put it, “farms and barns represent the very sustenance of life, the very essence of it, day in and day out, refreshing vigor and full days. They remind us of a life we’ve perhaps taken for granted–life that has a beginning, fresh and wonderful, but life with a middle and end as well. This is what the farm and barn are to us: the essence of all things, man and nature, a time capsule frozen for us as an embodiment of all life. As a couple, moving forward, we feel this essence of life coming with us, and our guests feel it too, if only for a moment, as it is theirs to remember and keep.”
As you can tell, he really enjoys barn weddings.
For more information on having your Oregon Barn Wedding with us out at Miller Farm Retreat, please contact us here or visit our wedding page for more info here. We’d love to have you come out and visit us to see what we’re all about!