When Mia and Spencer told me they were having a barn wedding, I was hesitant. They said it would be on the property of an old family friend who had something like 100 acres. BUT, then they told me that they would have the backdrop of a lake, and they'd have a ceremony surrounded by oak trees. The barn was old, but was going to be completely overhauled. It would be a "chic" barn wedding - I honestly had no idea what that really meant, but it sounded amazing to me!
Mia got ready with her bridesmaids at the Tallman Hotel in downtown Lakeport. Holy wowzers. That hotel is AMAZING. I had no idea that a hotel like it even existed in Lakeport so I was pleasantly surprised when I saw it in person. Spencer and his guys got ready at Mia's parents house across the highway from where they were to be married. Once the ladies were ready, Mia's dad came and picked her up to take her to the ceremony; talk about an emotional "first look". We drove up the highway and hung out for 30 minutes before "go time" and then we all loaded up in a wagon pulled by horses (I'm not kidding) and headed out into the property for the ceremony. The rest of the evening was incredible. We had lawn games and beer pong. We had pies and wonderful toasts. Overall, it was a rockin' day finished off by our even more rockin' DJ Randy...seriously you guys, he can THROW A PARTY.