We come to 1997 and our wedding on June 14 – Flag Day. We got married in my church where I still play the piano today. After deciding on Flag Day, we rented scaffolding to clean the upper beams and supports and ceiling in the haymow so we could have our wedding reception in the barn.
American flags were hung at every cross support, some 50 stars and some 48 stars.
White lights were strung all the way around the huge room and the night of the reception was magical. White tablecloths, fresh flowers, family and friends – perfect! The catered dinner was served in the feed bunk.
Rick’s mom, Faye, is in the middle of the picture in a navy dress.
Drinks were served in the yard.
Mary Baker made the beautiful wedding cake.
Becky and Brenda sang and wrote new words to “When I’m 64!” Perfect!
Here are a few shots of guests.
The wedding party – Rick’s brother Mike, Rick, me and Connie.
June 14, 1997 at church.
And in front of the quilt “America For Me” designed by Brannock and Patek and made as a wedding gift to us by the Country Threads staff!!!
And that was our wedding 23 years ago this Sunday. Fun in the barn continued for many years and the next part of the story features the 20 Years In Business Quilt Show and many camps and classes and family reunions held in the barn. Great memories!