The Baxter Barn Blog
Winter may be the coldest time of the year, where all you want to do is snuggle up on the couch and watch a good movie, but last Saturday night this was all thrown out the window, because here at Baxter Barn, we hosted potential and current brides at our venue, for a pop up Reception! The guests swapped blankets for warm winter coats, take out for a cocktail experience, slippers for boots and a movie for live music.
We decided to put on the event, so that couples could try before they buy. They got the opportunity to come and see what having your wedding at Baxter Barn is like, and what better way to decide whether a venue is right for you, then to try it out first! Pauline and Wayne from Woops a daisy floristry decked the place out with flowers, lights and even had a mock up bridal bouquet and flower crowns for the girls (or boys!) to have a look at.
The night started with a casual walk around the property, before coming into the barn and feasting on the new antipasto grazing table (now available) filled with dried fruits, nuts, cheese, bread, meat, fresh fruit and grilled vegetables. Imagine having your guests walk into this at your wedding!
We followed this with the full cocktail experience, while Jimmy entertained the guests and performed live. The first 2 hours of roaming canapes were served by our amazing wait staff, which was then, followed by the BBQ hour, where the chef came out and cooked in front of the guests. Flame tricks warmed up the night, while food aromas filled the air.
Photos courtesy of Janis House Photography
It’s a rare occasion that we’re left speechless at Baxter Barn, but the captivating wedding between Louise and Belinda did just that! With Louise from Scotland and Belinda from Australia, they began their journey by flying over to Scotland to do their legal ceremony in front of Louise’s family, before flying back and having a big wedding with their friends and family here in Australia.
1. You're Going to Disagree with and Feel Guilty About, at Least Someone, or Something in The Lead up to Your Wedding
This one is unfortunate but unavoidable. Not everyone is going to have the same views and values as you and some people will make these known. It would be nice if it was always “Oh Karen I love this!” or “You two are so smart” or “You guys are awesome!” Because hey, who wouldn’t love hearing amazing feedback all the time! But unfortunately this is not always the case. Most likely it will be “Why are you doing this?” “You have to invite…” and “You can’t do that!” Trying to make everyone happy, will end up stressing you and your partner and by listening to one person, you will most likely offend someone else and you end up in a viscous, never ending, hair pulling cycle! At the end of the day, the most important people are the two of you. If you are both happy everyone will come around and will be happy for you. Make a list of what’s really important to you and stick to it. The day is a celebration of your love, so let it show! Which leads us into…
Photo courtesy of Jessica Prince Photography
Cathy and Warren had an epic 170 guests at their wedding on 11th March 2017. The couple began the day at the barn with a first look and no dry eyes were in sight when Warren saw Cathy for the first time. Then, with their bridal party in tow, they roamed the property for photos. Cathy and Warren wanted to enjoy every minute of their wedding with their family and friends, so decided to do the photos before the ceremony.
Photos courtesy of Christian Marc Photography
The wedding of Teegan and Mahatia was just beautiful. The same sex couple held their wedding at Baxter Barn on 2nd December 2016 and showed that if you’re in love, that’s all that matters.
Their wedding was the perfect balance of rustic and boho, turning the grounds into a flower wonderland (even more so then what it already is!) and pairing it perfectly with dresses from Grace loves Lace. They held their love filled ceremony in our gardens with an Aboriginal smoking ceremony to cleanse, ward off any bad spirits, acknowledge ancestors and pay respect to the land and sea of country. The girls bought a tear to everyone’s eye as they declared their love for each other.