The wedding reception itself was held at the Samary Plantation outside Nashville, Tennessee. There was so much wide open space with horses to feed and a barn decked out for food and dancing. There were so many beautiful touches that were so very Colleen and Danny. She crafted the cake topper herself and her very talented friends made the delicious desserts. Wooden splices, handmade beeswax candles, and mason jars with roses served as centerpieces over the vintage tablecloths. Guests sipped on mint julep and danced the night away. It was truly a wonderful night for everyone.
As one of my gifts for Colleen and Danny, along with the wood splices for the dessert display and smaller trunk cross sections for the centerpieces, I wrote them a poem. I've decided to post it, along with some pictures from the magical night (many of which were stolen from other guests--so, if you see this, thank you!).
An ethereal thread sewing two together
Hands link, lips touch; a flutter deep within
Thoughts drawn to the other; selflessly, lovingly
Taking root in her muscles Pulling him close
Joyful infection spreading through two
No longer one's own self; patient, kind
But a part of one another; a true home
Being is never so great As being is when two unite